Sunday, June 26, 2016

Egg and Cheese Casserole

What do you feed 21 hungry guests for breakfast on a sunny Sunday?  At the Miller Tree Inn, we fed them Egg and Cheese Casserole, of course!

This is one of our favorite dishes for a busy morning.  We mix it up the night before and then pop it in the oven in the morning.  Today we served it with sides of cornbread and bacon and a garnish of avocado and tomato.  It looks beautiful and tastes great.

If you would like to try it out, you will need:

1 dozen eggs, 2 cups shredded jack cheese, 1 pint cottage cheese, a pinch of salt, 2 four ounce cans of mild diced green chilis, 1/2 cup melted butter, 1 teaspoon baking powder and 1/2 cup flour (we omit the flour if we have gluten free guests and it holds together just fine.)

Beat the eggs and mix all ingredients together.  Pour into a greased 9 x 13 pan and bake at 350 degrees for 35 - 45 minutes until the eggs are set and the top is lightly browned.  Today we added a dollop of sour cream on top, a pinch of chili powder and some sliced green onions.  We put salsa on the side, for those that like to spice it up a bit.  Enjoy!


Thursday, June 2, 2016

Friends of Forks Animals

Moira our cat says to help support our June charitable organization of the month, the Friends of Forks Animals. This group helps place homeless animals in good homes or no-kill shelters. They also help with spay and neuter programs. Moira was born in a shelter and has brought much joy to our life. If you wish to help with this months fund raiser, please write your checks out to: Friends of Forks Animals and send them to Miller Tree Inn, P. O. Box 1565, Forks, WA 98331. ...We will enter your name in our quarterly drawing that will next be held on July 1. The prize is a $100 gift certificate toward a stay at the Miller Tree Inn or breakfast for 4 at the Inn. Winners choice! At the end of June we will tally up the donations and match them up to $100 with a check of our own. Thanks in advance for supporting this cause. Moira says, "meow."

Friday, May 27, 2016

Memorial Day 2016

All of us at the Miller Tree Inn are ready for the Memorial Day Weekend. We have a house full of guests and some special treats in store, including Red, White, and Blueberry French Toast on Memorial Day Monday. There will be a Memorial Day program on Monday at 11AM next door to the Miller Tree Inn at Forks City Hall. This program will honor all those that made the ultimate sacrifice for our country. Please join us in paying tribute.

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Armed Forces Day!

Yesterday was Armed Forces Day and we would like to take this opportunity to give a belated "Thank you!" to all retired and active duty military. We recognize that our lives are forever changed for the better by your service and sacrifice. Our red rhododendrons are blooming fantastically in the yard as a salute to you!

There is also still time to send donations for Sarge's Place our selected worthy cause of the month. Sarge's Place provides housing and other services for homeless veterans. Please make checks out to: Sarge's Place and send them to us at the Miller Tree Inn, P. O. Box 1565, Forks, WA 98331. We will then pass them on to Sarge's Place at the end of the month along with our matching donation check. We will enter your name in our quarterly drawing as a reward to you.

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

It is May!

Hope everyone enjoyed their May Day and Mother's Day celebrations.  We have had some beautiful days in May, so far and have really been enjoying the sunshine.

We don't know if this is good luck or not, but our shamrock plants are blooming. The shamrocks themselves are edible and make great plate garnish on our morning breakfast dishes. We think the leaves taste a bit like anise.

It could be good luck for you, if you send us a donation to Sarge's Place, which provides housing and other services for homeless vetereans. Every donation sent to use, made out to Sarge's place will earn you a ticket into our quarterly drawing for a $100 gift certificate toward a stay at the Miller Tree Inn OR breakfast for 4 at the Inn!

Monday, April 25, 2016

Spring Flowers

Now is the best time of year to see the spring flowers.  The bluebells are especially pretty along the fence line.  Lilies of the Valley are blooming in the front flower beds and the rhododendrons are starting to bloom.  It even smells like spring, outside!

We are still collecting for Habitat for Humanity until them end of April.  If you would like to donate to this worthy cause, please send your check made out to Clallam County Habitat for Humanity and mail it to us here at the Miller Tree Inn, P.O. Box 1565, Forks, WA 98331.  We will then mail your check along with our matching check of up to $100 to Habitat for Humanity and will enter your name in our next quarterly drawing for a $100 gift certificate towards a stay at the Miller Tree Inn or a gift certificate for a Breakfast for 4 at the Miller Tree Inn.  The next drawing will happen on July 1, 2016.

Thank you to all of you have donated so far.  We appreciate your support in making 2016 a very wonderful 100th anniversary for the Miller Tree Inn!

We will be announcing our May charitable organization on May 1.

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Fishing in Forks

We had some guests from France that have been visiting us the last few years to go fly fishing in our area.  This year they put a video together of their experiences fishing in Oregon and Washington and shared it with us.  Hope you enjoy it, too.


Saturday, April 2, 2016

Hello April!

We had a beautiful week here in Forks. On Wednesday evening, we went down to LaPush and saw the whales spouting and playing around a crab boat coming in. We watched while they unloaded the crab pots and crab from the boat and bought a couple of fresh crab to take home for a feast..
Today we held our first quarterly drawing and we have notified the winner! Don't worry, we will have other drawings in July, October and January 1. So if your name is in our bucket, you might b...e a winner, too!

We will be sending over $150 to the Quillayute Valley Scholarship Auction to add to their $70,000+ that they made a couple of weekends ago. This is from kind donations from our friends, and guests that gave us money for our March charity.

We have chosen Habitat for Humanity as our April Charity of the month. Habitat is currently building a home for a family here in Forks. It will be house #3 in our community. If you would like to donate to our cause this month, please make your checks out to Habitat for Humanity of Clallam County and mail them to us at the Miller Tree Inn, P. O. Box 1565, Forks, WA 98331. We will in turn match any donations up to $100 and turn all monies over to Habitat for Humanity at the end of April AND enter your name in our quarterly drawing. The prize again this quarter is Breakfast for 4 at the Miller Tree Inn OR $100 gift certificate to be used toward a stay at the Miller Tree Inn. Or better yet, come stay with us and get your name entered in the drawing for staying with us!

Saturday, March 26, 2016

Happy Easter 2016!

We have had a great and busy week at the Miller Tree Inn.  Lots of folks from around the world and the United States taking advantage of spring break travel.  It has been wonderful meeting so many friendly and happy travelers.

We are all set for Easter tomorrow.  The tables are decorated for Easter and spring and devilled Easter chicks will be the plate garnish for tomorrow's breakfast.

We are still collecting money this month for the Quillayute Valley Scholarship Auction.  Any donations can be sent to the Miller Tree Inn, P. O. Box 1565, Forks, WA 98331.  We would like to have those donations in by Thursday, March 31, so that we can make a deposit at the bank.  The Auction raised more than $70,000 for scholarships last weekend.  Anything else we can add to the total will make it that much better.  Please make checks out to:  Quillayute Valley Scholarship Auction.

On Friday, April 1, we will have our first quarterly drawing.  Can't wait to see who the lucky winner is!

Friday, March 18, 2016

2016 Quillayute Valley Scholarship Auction

It is Scholarship Auction weekend! Here at the Miller Tree Inn, we have been preparing Danish Puff Pastry and a gift certificate to take to the auction tomorrow. The auction starts at 9AM in the Forks High School Commons. The scholarship auction committee has given out more than 1 million dollars in scholarship money to gradutes of Forks High School since the committee was formed in the 1960s. Auction items will be accepted March 19 and 20 at Forks High School. Monetary donations made be made at any time. The Senior Parents will also be serving food throughout the auction. All proceeds from the sale of food will go toward the 2016 Senior Safe Night. Come on out and support Forks High School students!