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Breakfast Bowl Made for a King

February 8, 2018 by braytonbb

Want to use up some leftovers? Want something quick and easy? This breakfast bowl is made for a king or queen and can be thrown together in no time.  Use whatever you have on hand and this recipe will always turn out great! If you don’t have all the ingredients, its okay. Use what you have or eliminate what you don’t like. Either way, it will be a hit.Breakfast Bowl – Serves 3 generously A hearty breakfast with little to no work1# yukon gold potatoes,chopped into 1″ cubes.( I have also used russet and baby reds which are just as good), half of a red pepper, seeded and chopped, 1 small onion, chopped, 6 eggs, 3oz. sharped cheddar shredded cheese, *Italian sausage crumbles olive oil, pepper and season salt.

Optional Toppings: chives, sour cream, salsa, avocado, bacon bits, tortilla chips, hot sauce, etc.

Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Add potatoes, peppers and onion to a large sheet pan and drizzle with olive oil, seasoned salt and pepper. Roast for 30-40 minutes until potatoes are golden in color and tender. Stir and rotate half way through. If you want to make leftovers, add extra ingredients. If you have leftover potatoes, drizzle with olive oil and season but saute your veggies and then incorporate.

While your potatoes are cooking, brown your Italian Sausage and set aside. If you want to make it vegetarian, you can leave this out.

Crack eggs and season with salt and pepper and whisk until smooth. Add eggs to heated skillet and soft scramble until barely cooked through. Set aside.

Mix potato mixture with sausage, if using and add to your serving bowl. Top with scrambled eggs. Sprinkle cheese over eggs and microwave for 20 seconds until cheese is melted. Top with whatever additional toppings you like and serve with yogurt and muffin.

A hearty breakfast with little to no work.

 

Holiday Celebrations in Oshkosh

October 19, 2017 by braytonbb

 

Decorative Lights

Holiday celebrations are kicking off in Oshkosh in November. I don’t think it matters that the temps have felt more like Fall. I have a feeling that will be changing quickly. Want to start planning for the girls getaway? I have a few suggestions that will make you want to dig in and then relax after a long day of shopping. Start your holiday shopping early by attending the admission FREE Holiday Wonders Shopping Expo & Craft Fair on Saturday, November 11th, 2017 from

Saturday, November 11th from 10-4 at Sunnyview Expo Center is the Holiday Wonders Shopping Expo and Craft Fair. There will be over 75 vendors selling a variety of unique items for those hard to buy for people in your life. FREE admission.

Start your weekend early by coming to the downtown Oshkosh Holiday parade and tree lighting at 6PM at Opera House Square. The parade will begin at 630. Join thousands of people as they line Main St. to watch the 2017 themed ” A Charlie Brown Christmas”. Bands, floats, Santa, food and drink will be available.

The annual Nutcracker in the Paine begins Friday, November 17th. Enjoy a 100 different themed Christmas trees and scenes from the beloved Nutcracker story within the historic estate. Guests may take a self-guided tour, candelight tour and guided tour. Reserve early though as these dates book up quickly. For info on the Paine and the Nutcracker experience, visit thepaine.org.

Saturday, November 18 The Grand Opera House is presenting Disenchanted. Forget once upon a time and Prince Charming. Disenchanted brings Snow White and her squad of sassy princesses to tell the “real” story behind the fable. This is a PG 13 showing so leave the kiddos with their Fairy God Mother. This will definitely be a weekend to enjoy with the girls.

Let’s not forget about the annual Celebration of Lights which begins on November 24th at 5:00 PM. There are over three quarters of a million lights spread over 102 miles of beautiful Menominee Park.

With so much to do in Oshkosh in November, spend a few nights and enjoy our downtown. Oshkosh is the Event City!

 

 

Oshkosh Landmark

August 11, 2016 by braytonbb

historic landmarkAfter several months of waiting, we have finally been presented and have proudly displayed our Oshkosh landmark plaque at the front entry of our inn and home. In January I had learned that our property may be eligible for this award due to the age and history of our home. I rushed home and dug up all the research that we had done, along with others along the way and shared that with Landmarks commissions. After further research, more information was found and we were ecstatic that we were to be included. Thank you to the Oshkosh Historical Society and the City of Oshkosh Planning Department for acknowledging our home and property. We couldnt’ be happier to be able to share it with others as so many did before us.

For those that do not know the history of our inn, it was built in 1867 as a private residence. A middle class lumberman by the name of John Rich purchased the land and built a three bedroom, two story, crème city brick Italianate home for his wife, two children and live in nanny for $5000.00, which would be about the equivalent of almost $81,0000 today. Just five short years later, John passed away. The home had been sold three times over the next 60 plus years when it was was finally turned into “Bachelors Hall” in 1930, which was a Mens boarding house until 1975 and then to a group home up until we purchased the home in 2004.

I tell many that I feel we have come full circle. What was once known as the address of 71 Church St. as a family home, turned into a boarding house, then group home and now to a bed and breakfast and our home, has always been a place for people to lay their heads and find comfort. I couldn’t be more please with this honor that we are able to present so vividly for all to see.

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