Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Twilight Decor

April 28, 2009

We met with an interior designer yesterday that is going to help us bring more "Twilight" touches into the Miller Tree Inn. We would like to reproduce the piece using graduation caps (We think the original was lost in the move to Forks). So...we would like to ask for your help. We need approximately 125 graduation caps in ALL colors. If you would like to donate your graduation cap to a replacement piece of art that will be on display at the Miller Tree Inn, please send it to: Miller Tree Inn, P. O. Box 1565, Forks, WA 98331. When it is complete, we will post a picture of it on the blog.

Monday, April 27, 2009

The Twilight Breakfast Special

April 27, 2009

We get rave reviews for our Apple Pancakes and Cinnamon Apple Syrup, so here is the recipe:

2 cups pancake mix (we use Krusteaze)
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1 egg
1 1/3 cups milk
3/4 cup grated apple (we use Granny Smith apples and usually one is plenty)

Beat pancake mix, cinnamon, egg, and milk with a rotary beater until smooth. Stir in the apple. Grease griddle, if necessary. Pour batter by 1/4 cup measuring cupfuls onto hot griddle. Bake until bubbles appear. Turn, bake other side until golden brown. Serve with warm Cinnamon Apple Syrup.

Cinnamon Apple Syrup

1 cup sugar
2 Tablespoons cornstarch
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
2 cups apple cider
2 Tablespoons lemon juice
1/4 cup butter or margarine

In a saucepan, mix sugar, cornstarch, cinnamon and nutmeg; stir in apple cider and lemon juice. Cook stirring constantly until mixture thickens and boils. Boil and stir 1 minute. Remove from heat; stir in butter. Makes about 2 1/2 cups

Garnish the pancakes with little sour cream thinned out with cream and a pinch of nutmeg.


Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Twilight Guests at the Cullen House (Miller Tree Inn)

April 22, 2009

Some of the Twilight fans that came to stay at the Cullen House (aka, Miller Tree Inn) sent us this photo.

We have enjoyed all of our Twilight fans and expect more to come!

Sunday, April 19, 2009

The Cullen House Innkeepers Have Returned

April 19, 2009

The Cullen House Innkeepers have finally returned from Florida. We missed seeing Bella's mother. She must have been on the road with the baseball team.

We had a wonderful time on our trip and our innsitters, Michelle, Cheryl and Mary did an outstanding job of taking care of the Cullen family's guests in our absence. We are sorry that we missed meeting so many of you, but know you were in good hands.

We just missed seeing the Cullen's, except for Alice. She spent most of yesterday on the front porch interacting with our many visitors. Though not raining, it was overcast, so she did not have to worry about sparkling! Alice left to join the rest of the family in South America this morning. They are all helping Carlisle with some medical research.

We have enjoyed reading all the comments sent while we were away and will be posting some pictures that some guests sent within the next few days.

One of the comments mentioned that this house does not match the one from the movie. Good observation. Our Cullen House, does more closely resemble the one described in the book, however. Many of the people that have visited Forks and fallen in love with this house were disappointed in the house used in the movie. We think that the house used in the Twilight movie was a very beautiful house with outstanding architecture. However, we are rather partial to our house and think it is more like the book.