Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Kansas City Bed and Breakfast Recipes -- Bacon Tomato and Feta Fritatta


Mornin'! Here's the chef at Southmoreland on the Plaza, with another scrumptious breakfast entree recipe. This fritatta smells so savory, so rich, that guests hustle down the stairs for their slice! The secret to preparing a satisfying fritatta? Cook the bacon and the vegetables first before adding your eggs. Keep this recipe in your tickler file and try it the next time you host family & friends for breakfast or brunch. It's a crowd pleaser. Come visit our Kansas City Bed and Breakfast for your own little slice of heaven!




INGREDIENTS
9 Eggs
1/2 Cup Heavy Cream
5 Dashes Red Pepper Sauce (we use Tobasco)
1/4 tsp. Salt
1/2 lb. Bacon
2 Tomatoes Diced
1 Cup Crumbled Feta
2 Tbs. Chopped Fresh Italian Parsley (for garnish)

INSTRUCTIONS
Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees. In a blender combine eggs, cream, Tobasco, salt and pepper. Set aside.

Cut bacon into small pieces and place in a 12" pan over medium heat. Cook bacon until browned. Drain off excess fat and return the skillet to the fire. Add tomatoes to the bacon and continue to cook until the liquid from the tomato has thickened. Pour egg mixture over the tomato and bacon. Cook until the edges barely begin to set. Using a spatula move the firm edges of the egg toward the center of the pan. Sprinkle the feta over the top and place in the oven. Cook in the oven for approximately 10 minutes or until eggs are set. Let rest before serving. Garnish with chopped parsley.

Serves 6 (entree) 8-10 (appetizer)














Mark Reichle and Nancy Miller Southmoreland on the Plaza

Friday, January 21, 2011

Country Club Plaza Winter Ice Fest


This Saturday, January 22nd is the 8th Annual Winter Ice Fest, held for the first time ever on the Country Club Plaza. Watch as 20 Teams compete to create the best ice sculpture LIVE on the streets of the Plaza.


Ice carving begins at 11 am, with prizes awarded to the winning sculptures at 2:30 pm. Starbucks will be on hand offering free coffee sampling.


The event takes place on Nichols Road between Broadway and Central.


Mark Reichle and Nancy Miller Southmoreland on the Plaza

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Kansas City Events -- Another American Asking and Telling


Nancy and I had the pleasure of attending the KC Rep's current production of "Another American Asking and Telling". The one man show written and performed by Marc Wolf was both heartwarming and troubling. Regardless of your political persuasion you can't help but feel deeply for the 10 - 15 characters that Mr. Wolf adeptly portrays. The show runs through February 6, 2011.
Mark Reichle and Nancy Miller Southmoreland on the Plaza

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Fireplace Rooms -- Kansas City Bed and Breakfast

It looks like cold weather has settled in for a while forcing our thoughts to ways in which we can warm our souls. Having grown up in Southern California, and considering myself a bona fide desert rat (I am probably a dessert rat too but that's a different story), I dread many winter rituals. Bulking up with a coat, hat and gloves -- CAN I LOSE ANOTHER PAIR -- the dryness of forced air, trying to jog on a sheet of ice are all met with dread and consternation and don't get me started on shovelling...its an art form at the Inn. However, one winter ritual I have embraced is a fire in the fireplace. Sitting by a crackling fire, reading a book or watching a movie and sipping a cup of cocoa or coffee is a welcomed treat.

Many of our guest rooms and common areas at Southmoreland on the Plaza feature fireplaces which are stocked with wood mid-October through mid-April. Four guest rooms (William Rockhill Nelson, Colonel Robert Van Horn, Satchel Paige and the George Kessler Carriage House) have wood burning fireplaces ready to be lit when guests return for the evening. Guests who have chosen rooms without a fireplace can enjoy the warmth of a fire in one of our common areas located throughout the first floor of the Inn.
Mark Reichle and Nancy Miller Southmoreland on the Plaza