Tuesday, August 31, 2010
Ahhhh....being in the country. This past weekend I attended a scrapbooking retreat at Rockin' R Retreat Center in Temple, TX. The center sleeps 30 in lots of different bedrooms (twin beds) and was out in the quiet countryside. I loved waking up in the morning and going out on the porch with my coffee to nothing but sunshine, cows mooing, and the occasional truck going by on the gravel road.
It was a very relaxing weekend. All of the meals were provided for us, cooked by the owner in the house's gourmet kitchen. She also has a massage therapist who had her own spa set up room in the back. One of THE best hour long massages I've had in quite a while. I set up a vendor booth and embroidered when I wasn't working. Every time I saw Rena (the owner) cooking I thought, "this would be fun to do this once!" I'd love the challenge of planning menus and pampering the 30 women with good food. Is that crazy?? I've even had thoughts of what I'd serve....
Saturday breakfast - creme brulee' french toast, local smoked sausage, seasonal berries, Starbucks coffee. Saturday lunch - fresh artisan breads for different sandwiches; homemade roasted chicken salad with diced apples, fresh egg salad with dill, smoked ham with mozzarella and field greens. Saturday snack - fresh baked cookies. Saturday dinner - a variety of homemade enchiladas (green chile/chicken, beef, or cheese) with homemade guacamole, chips, salsas. Late night dessert - warm peach crisp with vanilla ice cream. (which can also be set out with the next morning's breakfast, ha) Sunday breakfast - Green chile egg casserole, maple bacon, fruit salad, Starbucks coffee.... Anyway....just daydreaming! I've always thought it would be fun to occasionally own a bed and breakfast, but not full time. ha :) I guess trying something like this sure would be a good test run.
Once all of the baby/fertility stuff is clear...I'll think about it more. I don't want to just wonder "what if.." I want to try it just once! In the meantime it never hurts to daydream. :)