Monday, December 12, 2011

Happy Tea Party Tuesday ~ Gingerbread Waffles with Earl Grey Syrup

Happy Tea Party Tuesday!

photo credit

This week I am joining the 
Gingerbread Christmas Tea
hosted by the LOVELY, 
Wanda Lee!!
and Pam!! 

I had the most amazing experience a few weeks ago.
My husband and I joined our dear friends
and neighbors on a weekend retreat to
Stillwater, MN where we escaped for
a few days into Victorian bliss. 

We stayed the historic Ann Bean Mansion and were
treated like royalty by the amazing Innkeepers,
Erin and Jeremy. They were beyond wonderful. 

photo from their website - see link 

I can not say enough about our experience there, it was truly a magical time. The rooms were so beautiful & well appropriated and the food along with presentation was
*****5 GOLD STARS*****

To visit a link to their website click HERE.

The weekend was extra special because the
Bed & Breakfast's of Stillwater were hosting 
their annual Progressive Christmas Tea and Tour 
of each establishment. It was quite a feast for the senses!

It certainly got both my sweetie and I into the
Christmas spirit and we enjoyed the weekend very much. 
We both needed to escape the hustle and bustle!

One of the B&B's we toured was the 
Lady Goodwood, and while there, we were
treated to a wonderful Raspberry Punch that was 
delicious! My good friend Kim was able to 
score the recipe for us, THANKS KIM!!!

Good friends, Good memories!! Thanks Guys!!

Lady Goodwood's  
Raspberry Punch

1 10oz package of frozen raspberries
1 28 oz bottle of ginger ale
2 cups raspberry juice
2 cups apple juice
1 cup lemon juice
2 cups water
1 pint raspberry sherbet

Spoon sherbet into punch bowl. 
Combine apple juice, water, sugar and lemon juice, stir until 
sugar dissolves.  Add raspberries, still until raspberries separate. Slowly add carbonated beverage. 
(makes about 25 4oz servings)


How about a delicious Gingerbread Waffle
with Earl Grey Syrup to go with these yummy drinks?

I made these especially for our hostess, Wanda Lee!!

For a printable recipe for the waffles click HERE.
For a printable recipe for the Earl Grey Syrup click HERE.


Remember to check out the St Jude's Children's
Research Hospital Thanks and Giving Campaign
and Giveaway I am hosting - click HERE!!

 I love to see what everyone is bringing for 
the Tea Party this week, so make sure to link up below.

Thank you to Wanda Lee and Pam for a 
special party this week!

Sharing with:
Mouth Watering Mondays, Melt in Your Mouth Mondays, Mingle Monday, Made it on Monday Sumo's Sweet Stuff Made by You Mondays Making the World Cuter Mondays Motivate Me Monday Joy of Desserts Dittle Dattle Amaze Me Monday Jam Hands Recipe Share Monday Mangia MondaysTUESDAY Crazy for Crust Confessions of a SAHM Delicious Dishes Cupcake Tuesday Let's Do Brunch Tempt my Tummy Tuesday Mandi's Tasty Tuesday Topsy Turvy Tuesday Handmade Tuesday Tasty Tuesday Tip Me Tuesday Time Out Tuesday Get Your Craft On WEDNESDAY Cast Party Wednesday Lil' Luna Ginger Snap Crafts Wonka Wednesday Whatever Goes Wednesday Wow Us Wednesday Look What I Made Wednesday What I Whipped Up Wednesday Let's Do Brunch Whatever You Want Wednesday Wow Me Wednesday This Chick Cooks Gooseberry PatchTHURSDAYArtsy Girl Sweet Treats Thursday Sweets This Week Thursday Show Your Stuff House of Hepworths Brambleberry Cottage FRIDAY: Tidy Mom Inspiration Friday Feathered Nest Friday Bacon Time Friday Party Sweet Tooth Friday Show and Tell Friday It's a Hodgepodge Friday Weekend Wrap Up Flaunt it Friday Sassy Sites Friday Fun Fridays Unfolded Food on Fridays Friday Flair Foodie FridayWEEKEND Sweets for a Saturday So Sweet Sundays The Girl Creative Sundae Scoop



MsFoxsSweets said...

Thanks for hosting! All of the photos look beautiful. The punch sounds so refreshing too! The waffles and tea look delish! Have a great Tea Party Tuesday!

Susan-The Weekly Sweet Experiment said...

Wow - looks like a wonderful weekend. I am glad you enjoyed it :) I think I will be making that punch soon. Thanks for hosting!


How beautiful to go for a weekend to such a wonderful place like that! So glad you had a great time. Thanks for the holiday punch recipe and for hosting such a nice tea party.
Merry Christmas. FABBY

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Trisha, it sounds like you and your hubby had a splendid time at the B&B. It looks charming. The gingerbread waffles look good. Leave it to you to serve something delightfully interesting. Thanks for sharing and I hope you're having a wonderful week.

Christmas blessings,

The Charm of Home said...

Looks like a lovely visit! Thanks for hosting!

Barbara F. said...

What a beautiful trip that was, Trisha! I love gingerbread, I imagine these waffles are super delicious. xo

Anonymous said...

Trish - What wonders are coming from your kitchen!! I have enjoyed scrolling through your recent posts - Grinch Pills? Genius! And this B&B post is too scrumptious! Boy - could I use a getaway like that about now! Thanks so much for sharing some of the beauty with us - and all your sweets, too - so inspiring!

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

How wonderful for you & your sweetie to get away & to such a wonderful B & B!!! That was a treat for sure. Thanks for sharing the delightful pics & the fabulous recipes. xoxo

Ruth...Time Was Antiques said...

How wonderful that you were able to go for a Victorian holiday break. We have a Victorian seaport town nearby and have gone for their Victorian weekend. Such fun! The recipe looks delicious! Thanks for sharing your break with us.

Paula said...

The mansion is so enchanting and I can imagine how you must have felt like you were in another world. The waffles look delicious and I love your little cookies tucked inside the teacup.

P.S. You and your husband make a lovely couple ;)

Johanna Gehrlein said...

Hi Trisha,
that all looks like an Victorian heaven to me. I can imagine wbhat a special treat it was to stay in that beautiful house. Thank you so much for sharing this delight.
Best greetings, Johanna

Micupoftea said...

Hello Trisha~
Wow, your B&B trip sounds wonderful. I just sighed seeing the beautiful exterior and interior. What a treat to visit there. The punch sounds delicious...I may try that instead of our usual hot cider. Gorgeous cup~

♥ Miss Tea said...

awww you and hubby look lovely! and the B&B place is just beautiful! what a gorgeous place to stay and i love raspberry punch so i just got to print out the recipe as well as the gingerbread waffles, yumm! the christmas tree and the table setting in the photos look wonderful! glad you enjoyed your stay there!


highheeledlife said...

Sounds and looks like a fabulous time! That raspberry punch , is perfect for the holidays and we are hosting a boxing day pancake waffle brunch, this year... will be checking out the Earl Grey syrup... xo HHL

Snap said...

A progressive tea ... I bet that was loads of fun! Gingerbread waffles ... YUM!!!!! I know you enjoyed the B&B. Happy Tea Day!

Wanda Lee said...

Dearest Trisha,

Oh my!..,Your Ginger bread waffles with Earl Grey syrup look so yummy and simply divine! Thanks ever so much for joining me for our Gingerbread Christmas Tea party!

It has truly been a marathon of grace growing, patience producing, proportions for me in blogland these days Trisha. What I fear may well look like carelessness, indifference, and time mismanagement. Is in fact, (God being my witness), is actually quite the opposite.

..,In fact in truth, and also in my dear husbands heart and mind, I have actually been spending a shockingly untold series hours of labor on end, with a very slow at times completely unresponsive and ailing computer.

Thank God it is much improved after much TLC and extensive repairs, so better days ahead I hope!

~ When I fix Silken Purse's blog post, (because last night The computer just slowed to a crawl and refused to up load and kept freezing); so instead of risking another computer crash, I simply gave up and had to shut it down at 7:30 a.m.

(Yes, I was up all night and so disappointed I could 'almost cry', yet not quite)!..,

Oh well! I shall be back to link up my other blog later dear lady.

Hugs, Wanda Lee

Wanda Lee said...

Hello there once again Trish,

Back in spirits, 'much merrier and much brighter'.., Aaah!.., A sigh of relief; I have thank God prevailed,( and after well over twelve hours and counting), 'Silken Purse' blog post is in full Christmas party mode, despite my computer.


Hugs, Wanda Lee

My Little Home and Garden said...

Hello, Trish
Gingerbread waffles? Wouldn't those be a fine way to start a day! Très yummy!
-Karen ❄

Gypsy Heart said...

What a wonderful getaway! I so wish I had some of the punch right now...or the waffles and syrup. You can tell I'm hungry. :-)

Off to visit some of the contributors ~ everything looks so delish. I've been in the midst of cabinets being painted and everything is topsy turvy.

Enjoy your tea!

Lavender Cottage said...

Hello Tricia
Sounds like you two had a wonderful and romantic getaway.
Gingerbread waffles, Mmm, you make the best things for tea!

Unknown said...

Hello Trish,
it looks amazing there, sound like a wonderful trip and a perfect getaway.
I love gingerbread, it is perfect with the tea.
Thanks for sharing.♥

Millie said...

We have been to Stillwater in the summer, but I would love to take that tour. The raspberry punch looks delicious.

Carrie said...

How nice that you could get away to such a special b&b...the progressive holiday event sounds wonderful!
Seasons Greetings,

~CC Catherine said...

How Fun Trisha...your gingerbread waffles look divine! I'm a big fan of B&B's and your trip to the one in MN looks like a huge score... Merry CHRISTmas! ;)

Notes from the Homestead said...

We had a magical time too Trish! Thank you for sharing a special weekend away, you guys are so dear to us! Thanks for sharing these lovely photos!!

Lisa said...

What a wonderful treat. Nothing like a little getaway to recharge. I may make the punch for Xmas eve - I think the kiddos would really like it.

Unknown said...

Such a beautiful site, Trish! I love coming here and seeing all the beautiful "eye candy." I will be visiting often and posting your button to my site. Take care and Merry Christmas!

Tea in Texas said...

How terrific to have a great retreat in Stillwater. The photos are just lovely and very festive. They make me have the Christmas spirit, Too! Merry Christmas! Happy Tea Time! Pam

Trish said...

What a gorgeous Bed and Breakfast!
I'm glad you and your hubby had such a wonderful time relaxing and being spoiled there.
Your waffles look fantastic and I'm really intrigued to know what Earl Grey syrup would taste like!
Beautiful post, Trisha.
Thanks for linking to LACE today :-)
Have a very blessed week..Trish

Jessica @ Delicious Obsessions said...

Thank you for hosting! Lots of great stuff this week! :)

Barbara Neubeck said...

What a lovely place to unwind in!! I really enjoyed your post.Special memories for you and your hubby.Have a lovely Christmas.
God Bless
Barb from Australia

Terri said...

Oh Trisha, you are so lucky to go to such a fab B and B with your hubby! It looks divine. Your OCR tea cup and saucer are gorgeous too!
Thank you so much for sharing your holiday trip with us all.

Diana of Diana Rambles said...

This meme has been added to the list of Tuesday food linkies at Link Rink.

Blogging tips