This past week has been a little crazy here at the Inn. Meghan and I must have baked over 500 cookies and other assorted baked goods. We made sugar cookie cutouts, gingerbread, oatmeal raisin, chocolate snowballs, chocolate chocolate chip, magic bars, peppermint biscotti, coffee cake and chocolate chip banana nut bread. I think we did all of this in less than three days. We really didn’t leave the kitchen and yet somehow, even though I did end one of the days with a severe sugar rush, we didn’t manage to eat that many – until my sister brought home Nutella No Bakes and then I went to town. Doesn’t our colorful icing remind you of the imaginary food from the movie Hook? We were pretty much yelling “Bangarang” all day!
Thankfully, we were able to enjoy some down time with the holidays. We had a full house at the Inn, but our guests were such lovely people and were nice enough to tell us to relax on Christmas and don’t worry about coming in to clean the rooms and make breakfast. They all said they were full of food anyway. So, my family enjoyed a festive Christmas Eve with my Dad’s very loud and very stereotypical Italian family. I’ve been having this Christmas Eve dinner for as long as I can remember and every year, it gets crazier and crazier. If you’ve been lucky enough to meet my dad’s side of the family or have an Italian family of your own, you know exactly what I mean.
Finally, this week ended with our company holiday lunch and my mom’s birthday. She turned the ripe old age of 46 and she might kill me for telling you that. :) I say she’s still so young and the fact that people think she’s my sister just proves my point. We had some great home cooking and Meghan and I made my mom a homemade “Everything But The” cake. That’s my mom’s favorite ice cream from Ben & Jerry’s.
Ultimately, things are starting to slow down a little bit here at the Inn. January and February are usually our slow months. Mostly because not much business is coming into town with college being on break and not many people want to travel to Kutztown when its this cold outside. If you do want to come see us, we lowered our rates for January and February to $115/night during the week and $135/night during the weekend for all rooms. Hopefully you all got our Holiday Greetings via email. If you didn’t hear from us and you want to, you can sign up for our newsletter by clicking here. We’re going to start sending out a monthly newsletter because we have some new things set for 2012. Can’t wait to get the ball rolling.
Hope everyone has a wonderful and safe New Years and I hope I get to meet many of you in 2012 or see some familiar faces again.
Until next year,