Farmers' Guest House
January 25th, 2013

How to Have a Successful Progressive Dinner

#1 Serve great food
Here are some of the appetizers we had for the first course at Farmers Guest House.
Lettuce Wraps
Pear/Bacon/Honey Ricotta Wheels
Apples with Raspberry Creme
 #2 Add Amazing Guests
Progressive Dinner Toast
Since so many of our guests asked for the recipe, here is the secret sauce for the Bourbon Meatballs.
Bourbon Meatballs
60 cocktail meatballs
2 cups sweet barbecue sauce
1 1/2 cups honey bourbon (I used Jack Daniels Honey)
1 cup honey
Whisk the sauce in a crock pot and add the meatballs.  Cook on high for 3-4 hours or low for 5-6 hours just until [...]

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January 25th, 2013

It’s about the Breakfast

The bed and breakfast experience at Farmers Guest House is about many things, but nothing is more important than your bed and your breakfast. Let’s talk breakfast…At Farmers Guest House, each morning, guests awaken to the smells of a full-country breakfast being prepared from scratch in our kitchen. Now, the good people at About.com have discovered the wonders of breakfast at Farmers Guest House.
Read more about the country elegance and allure of Farmers Guest House below and experience the best bed and breakfast in Galena, Farmers Guest House.
Mocha Latte Pancakes
by Michael Franco, About.com Guide
Susan and Don Steffan have been welcoming guests to the Farmer’s Guest House in Galena, IL since they took ownership of the building in 2012 — literally.
The [...]

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January 24th, 2013

Snow in Galena

That lovely snow yesterday made for a beautiful sight over morning [...]

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January 21st, 2013

Galena Winter Getaway

When you’re looking for an escape from cabin fever, look no further than Farmers Guest House. We offer several winter escape packages that are perfect for a weekend of skiing in Galena, a romantic bed and breakfast escape, or a spa weekend in Galena. During the winter you can explore our historic attractions, enjoy the restaurants in Galena, ski at Chestnut, cross-country ski and even visit the Galena wineries, breweries and vineyards.
A winter escape at our Galena, Illinois bed and breakfast lets you recharge, rejuvenate and relax in country elegance. As part of your bed and breakfast package at Farmers Guest House, you will enjoy our sweet and savory country breakfasts in the morning and WineTime™ every evening at 5:30 [...]

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January 21st, 2013

The Galena Bed and Breakfast Experience

We recently hosted a couple who had never stayed at a bed and breakfast before. You can spot first-timers, or newbies, a mile away. They are a normally a bit apprehensive about diving in and appreciating the bed and breakfast lodging experience. Well, at Farmers Guest House we aim to make everyone relaxed and comfortable so that they have the best Galena bed and breakfast experience possible. Check out our guest’s review:
Our First Bed and Breakfast Experience! A+++
My husband and I had our first B&B experience at Farmer’s Guest House last weekend and we were very impressed. It was such a great experience, we’ll be coming back for sure! Our room was super clean and delightfully decorated, bed super comfy. [...]

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January 14th, 2013

It’s Time for a Winter Getaway to Galena

Now that we are deep into the heart of winter, there is a dramatic rise in high levels of stress and countless hours trapped indoors as workers look for new ways to escape for a relaxing getaway. Farmers Guest House, the best bed and breakfast in Galena, has created several midweek and weekend getaway opportunities for that quick getaway from Chicago, or anywhere in the Midwest. From in-room massages, to special attention for guests skiing in Galena, Farmers Guest House urges all people to take breaks and weekend getaways in Galena, IL.
Weekend getaways in Galena and time at Farmers Guest House help travelers feel recharged, refreshed and relaxed.  You can experience award-winning cuisine at a variety of restaurants in Galena, [...]

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January 3rd, 2013

Spinach Pinwheels

Spinach Pinwheels make a lucious accompaniment to baked eggs.
Spread a thin layer of herb seasoned cream cheese on a sheet of puff pastry.  Follow with a layer of spinach leaves.  Then, loosely roll up, slice and bake at 400 for about 12 [...]

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