Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Breakfast! Our Favorite Meal At Our Waynesville North Carolina Bed and Breakfast

 Breakfast is a very important topic when we receive calls from potential guests. Of course we understand this, it is all part of the bed and breakfast experience. At Andon-Reid Inn Bed and Breakfast it is definitely a special occasion every morning. I would say that our breakfast has become renowned.

By now all of you know that I love to cook and bake. It gives me such a sense of accomplishment when, at the end of breakfast everyone has a huge smile and full bellies.

We start off the morning with a coffee and tea bar at 7am, for those early risers who like to read their book or daily newspaper on our wrap around porch or in the winter by fireside. Breakfast starts at 8:30 for our feast. Ron gathers everyone around so that you can  choose where you would like to sit. We have place settings in the dining room or Garden room. If you would like to have your significant other all to yourself just let us know and we will set a table just for you. If you have to leave for an early business appointment or your white water rafting trip is scheduled first thing, we offer you an earlier breakfast time or we can pack an amazing "grab and go" bag. Flexibility is the key.

We always start with your choice of juice. Ron serves a couple of juices that mix well together for the Andon-Reid Special, such as grapefruit and cranberry or orange pineapple. Next we serve our fruit course. We only serve the freshest fruit, therefore, what is in season. One of the most popular dishes is my Baked Pears that I demonstrated on WLOS Carolina Kitchen, the noon news program in Asheville. Most of the my fruit dishes are topped with my homemade granola which is out of this world.

Each day I prepare an entree in which I can acquire the freshest ingredients. One day savory the next day sweet. The Mexican Frittata is always a winner served with my homemade cornbread, honey butter and turkey kielbasa. When our guests see my Baked Pancakes come out, they flip. They always say "how do you do that?" The pancakes are filled with sauteed fruit and are usually served with scrambled eggs and thick sausage links. One of the things I learned as an Innkeeper was how to make chicken sausage. It is a real treat and I try to serve them often. There are several different mixtures, but my favorite is carmelized onion and apple. Mmmm

The last course is our dessert course. Yes,dessert for breakfast. We are known for this. It can be anything from frozen peanut butter pie with chocolate drizzle, Choco-Mania which is a dark chocolate souffle cake or strawberry cheesecake sliders. All I know is that I have fun making them and our guests have fun devouring them.They're like kids in a candy store.

Last but not least it's important for all of you to know that many of our guests do have special dietary needs and we cater to them all. Whether you are lactose intolerant, diabetic, vegan, gluten free or low carb, we've got you covered. My background is nutrition and it has come in quite handy these past 5 years.

Well, that's our breakfast experience and remember...
Good bread is the most fundamentally satisfying of all foods; good bread with fresh butter, the greatest of feasts!  ~James Beard

Rachel Reid, Very Happy Innkeeper at Andon-Reid Inn our Bed and Breakfast in Waynesville, North Carolina My Zimbio
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