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Figgy Pudding at the Stillman Inn

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Yes, it's true...we made Figgy Pudding and so much more here at the Inn for our family Christmas. Wish we had a picture but we had so many people and so much food it just didn't happen.

Basically we went to "You Tube" to see how it was done. Then we went to http://www.allrecipes.com/ to select a Figgy Pudding recipe of which there are many and they are highly varied in what goes in and how to cook it. This is the first time, and we just love first times, we have "steam cooked" something and it was very interesting. You can use the oven or steam the pan in a pot on the stove.


We got lucky. Our bundt pan fit into one of our old cast iron pots. The lid was tight and perfect. We did have to check it regularly and add water to the cast iron pot to keep it steaming. We were brave and used a bundt pan that we put lots of cooking spray and butter on. We had heard it was hard to get the pudding to release once cooked. But that wasn't the case. The only disappointment was when we went twice in the recipe to set a flame to it. It was a very small flame that lasted only seconds. We expected something bigger. Oh well.


It was actually quite good. It didn't take long for us to make an educated guess that "Figgy Pudding" is simply bread pudding. We had fun and it was interesting. Would only do it again for traditions sake...if we decide to make this a tradition!


So come and stay with us next Christmas and sing out "We won't go until we get some, we won't go until we get some, we won't go until we get some so bring it right here"!

Mission "Figgy Pudding" Discount: To celebrate our great success we are offering 20% off your midweek two night stay in either of the Fireplace rooms, now through January 2011. (Does not include New Years - Sorry!)

Merry Christmas and Happy 2011

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This has been a great year for meeting even more new people! We have thoroughly enjoyed being innkeepers and look forward to new relationships. We especially love our return guests! Always good to see a familiar face.

Thank you for your business and may you be blessed with a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. We sure will be...we're expecting our Second Grandchild. How special are Grandkids! Love it!

God Bless you and yours

-Dave & Bernadine

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Tuckpoint 2010

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**Tuck Pointing Special**

What a wonderful fall we are having...except the past two days have been very windy! Which may take care of the last of the colored leaves. But our pumpkins are out and the marigolds are still blooming. Marigolds, who would of thought they were such a great flower garden plant. They are under rated indeed!

Dave is finishing up his outdoor projects to include the excellent job he and Christian did tuck pointing the brick.

Hey, take advantage of our "Tuck Pointing" special! Stay two midweek nights, "ooh and aah" about the great job they did and receive a complimentary bottle of wine! 815.777.0557

Offer applies now, October 27th, 2010, through March 2011! Yes 2011, can you believe it???

Winner: Talk of the Town

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This just in! We have received the following award!

2010 CMUS Talk of the Town Award for Excellence in Customer Satisfaction

This award was created to showcase companies that excel in serving their customers and getting their high marks.

Congratulations to Bernadine's Stillman Inn and Staff

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Fall is one of the most beautiful times in Galena and we are just waiting for the leaves to change and for things to cool down! Perfect time to fall in love with that significant other all over again! Or come by yourself and fall in love with Fall and Galena.

It was a busy summer here at the Stillman Inn. With all the heavy rains we had to re-design some of our garden walls. Sorry to guests who had to witness this mess! But the gardens are back up and running. Can't wait to see how the new plantings look next summer! We're shooting for bigger and better.

Holidays - just around the corner. The only thing better than Fall in Galena is winter. To see the hills covered in white is just breathtaking. The downtown sparkles with excitement when it is draped in snow. Don't worry about driving, they keep Route 20 nice and clean! So sneak away and come join us and receive our lowest rates of the year!

Don't forget to plan for the Spring Daffodil festival. Lats year, the first year, was one weekend oo late as most of the daffodils were already spent. But the City keeps adding more and more daffodils and the event will keep growing and turn into a real car stopper!

Blog Special: November 2010 through February 2011 (not including New Years and Holidays). Stay 3 nights and get the third night at 20% off and a compimentary bottle of house Chardonnay or Merlot! Just mention you saw this Blog!

Make your reservation now by calling 815 777.0557

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