Bring your sweetheart, a group of friends, or fly solo!
Grayling will be bringing the full show to Winemakers Daughter for the Sweetheart Serenade this Valentines Eve! This is going to be a very special evening of music, fun, dancing and don’t forget…..WINE! Winemakers Daughter has really great wine and “nibblies” platters to eat. They also serve specialty beers and vintage soda pop! Mirrorless Productions will be there to film the event which is very exciting!! It’s going to be a night to remember!
I am so excited to be able to do a cooking demo at Winemaker’s Daughter right here in beautiful downtown Manawa this afternoon at 1 p.m. I will be making a version of a Kentucky Hot Brown, in honor of our Derby inspired brunch. Jamie will be featuring a mint julep inspired wine cocktail. My dish is called “Hot Buttercups” and has many of the classic Hot Brown elements and we are using a few ingredients carried at Winemaker’s Daughter to bring the dish together. I have included the recipe here and we should be posting the video of the cooking demo within the next few days. Happy Kentucky Derby day, and cheers to new ideas for brunch!
2 Tbsp. butter
2 Tbsp. flour
Salt and pepper
2 cups milk
¼ cup smoked Gouda cheese grated
In a saucepan, or deep frying pan, melt butter. Once butter is whisk in flour and cook several minutes. Whisk in milk and season with salt and pepper. Stir with a spatula continually until sauce begins to thicken, add grated cheese and continue stirring until the cheese is incorporated.
6 slices of white or wheat sandwich bread with crusts cut off
1 – 2 Tbsp. of butter, softened
½ cup diced roasted turkey breast
¼ cup diced cooked bacon
½ pound smoked Gouda cheese, grated (minus ¼ cup used in cheese sauce)
6 eggs, whisked
½ cup half and half
Bacon olive oil from Winemaker’s Daughter
Penzey’s Smoked paprika
Sliced or diced tomato’s for garnish
Butter the slices of bread and place butter side down into a muffin tin or small ramekin. Brush the inside of the bread with bacon olive oil or the oil of your choice. Add turkey and bacon and grated cheese to each muffin cup. Whisk eggs and half and half together and pour into muffin cups.
Bake at 350 degrees for 12 to 16 minutes just until the eggs are softly set, you do not want to over cook them.
Place on a plate and drizzle cheese sauce over the top and garnish with diced tomato’s.
Perhaps your looking for something new and different to do right here in Waupaca County. Here it is, announcing the Drunken’ Junkin’ tour right in the heart of Waupaca County. Ladies it is more fun to share this time with friends, so gather up the gals and grab your tickets for the Drunken’ Junkin’ tour, complete with stops in Weyauwega, New London, Manawa and Iola. Have fun seeing all the treasures at Gold n Country and seeking out the unique at Water Street Vintage, Back Again Furniture and a few sips at Winemaker’s Daughter and enjoying the quaint downtown shopping experience of The Flower Pot, Simply Inspired, Old Country Barn and a refueling at Oh My Goodness and complete with a tour and a takeaway of a beautiful Victorian Bed and Breakfast in the heart of Manawa, and so much more!
On Wednesday May 27, 2015 come and have a few “Sips and Giggles” at Winemaker’s Daughter in beautiful downtown Manawa, starting at 7 p.m. This event will be featuring Nick Wallander, Craig Knitt, Steve Sorenson and Sean Yahn! Come on out and enjoy a glass of wine and some nibbles and a laugh or two. All proceeds will go to fund Saharra Lane’s upcoming People to People Ambassador Program!
We are so excited to report on our blog that the Grand Opening for Winemaker’s Daughter is Saturday March 14, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. This has been a long time coming, and if I feel that way, you know Jamie and Allen definitely feel that way. It started as an idea on a rambling weekend getaway. An idea was sparked, and ignited into a dream that is coming to fruition. Jamie Lane is indeed the Winemaker’s Daughter; her Father owns Munson Bridge Winery located in Withee, Wisconsin. “Dad is currently bottling wines for us, and eventually we will be bottling our own wines right here at Winemaker’s Daughter. We are starting off with 10 varieties and building from there. Our goal is to offer a casual environment with our tasting room where we will host cooking demos and other fun events. A wine tasting will include 5 wines. You may also enjoy an artisan cheese and charcuterie platter along with your wine. Winemaker’s Daughter is also offering craft beer; flavored olive oils and balsamic vinegars as well as Wisconsin made jellies and dips. It definitely has been a lot of fun and hard work getting to this point and meeting a lot of great people along the way. We are so excited to continue this journey here in Manawa with our business. Jamie and Allen would like to thank everyone who has given them positive comments and for the outpouring of friendship and kindness from the Manawa community as well as the businesses. You can find Winemaker’s Daughter on Facebook, on their website winemakersdaughter.com or reach them by phone at 920-596-2992.. Their hours of operation will be Fridays 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., Saturdays 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sundays 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
There are some fun things happening around Waupaca County to help you and that special someone in your life celebrate Valentine’s Day. Perhaps the standard flowers and chocolates don’t hold any appeal for either of you. So here are some things happening in the Waupaca County area to help you celebrate that special day.
Wega Arts in downtown Weyauwega is celebrating Valentines Day 2015 with a Cajun Feast and a Mardi Gras bash featuring Copperbox, the accordion fueled rock band to get you up and out on the dance floor. This event is the Wega Arts Winter fundraiser and there will be games and auction items throughout the evening.Doors open at 5:30pm with appetizers and cash bar featuring Central Waters Beer and Hurricanes! Cajun Dinner will be served starting at 6:30 pm and Copper Box will start at about 7:30 pm.Tickets are $45 per person and are available online at wegaarts.org and at the Coffee Klatsch in Weyauwega and the Book Cellar in Waupaca.
Please purchase or reserve tickets by2/7/2015.
The New London Public Museum and Grand Cinema Theaters team up to bring a unique Valentines experience to town! Listed at number 3 on the American Film Institutes 100 Best American Movies ever,Casablanca is a classic movie from Hollywood’s heyday. Filmed in 1942, the movie is set in unoccupied Africa during the early days of World War II. An American expatriate meets his former lover, but nothing in this disputed city is ever easy, not even love.
Showtime is Saturday, February 14th at 7:00pm
Ticket Price: $2.00 – the first 40 tickets purchased receive a valentine’s flower!
Bring your ticket/ticket stub to Jolly Roger’s, and receive a free cheesy garlic bread with the purchase of a pizza!
Come to the movie dressed in your favorite vintage clothes, snap a shot in our photo booth, grab some popcorn and snuggle up with your honey.
Advance tickets Are on sale at the New London Public Museum and at Grand Cinema box office. So don’t wait, grab your tickets today!
At the Manawa Masonic Center there will be dinner and music on Saturday, February 14th. An all you care to eat buffet will be from 5 to 7 p.m. featuring Tenderloin tips, roasted chicken,potatoes, gravy, vegetables, coffee, milk, lemonade and dessert. Music will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Bobby Daren and Sheila Marie with newcomer Maggie Marie, they are regulars on RFD Midwest Country and have performed many times in Branson. They have put together a special show which you are sure to enjoy. There are a limited number of tickets and the cost is $25 each in advance. There will be a flower for each of the ladies in attendance. So come on out and enjoy a tasty dinner and fabulous entertainment in one of the most exquisite buildings in Manawa.
Fire on Ice Snowmobile Racing begins at 9 a.m. on Saturday February 14th at the Waupaca County Fairgrounds. Bundle up and enjoy the races and time spent with your honey. Admission at the Gate: Daily: $15.00 Weekend:$20.00 http://www.fireonicewega.com/
It is time to join in the mid-winter festivities in and around Manawa. One of those events is the Ladies Night Out, happening Wednesday evening, February 25, 2015 from 4 to 9 p.m. at the Manawa Masonic Center. This event is for the 21 and over crowd, or the 21 and way over crowd in which I find myself. It is a time to shop, sip and socialize with long time friends and friends we have yet to meet. There will be drinks and food for sale, raffles, auctions, music, fun learn how to demos. 32 companies will be represented and have offerings of all kinds. The evening will also be featuring Llysa Callsen (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6s4vHTjf_YM) will be the evenings comedy emcee. Tickets are available for just $20.oo at Eastling Insurance in Manawa, Butch’s Piggly Wiggly in New London and at www.brownpapertickets.com and at the door. Come on out and enjoy a fabulous evening with a lot of fun and friendship, and be sure to bring a non-perishable food item to share the love with the Manawa Community Food Pantry.
This Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. you can enjoy a crisp, fall day and tour some stunning historical homes in the Village of Rural, just outside of Waupaca, very near the Chain o’ Lakes and home to the Crystal River, which meanders through this picturesque, historic Village. Tour 6 Homes on the National Register of Historic Places .The village of Rural was settled in 1850 by settlers of British heritage that migrated here from the Eastern United States. Visit the homes of the first settlers in a “New England Village in the heart of Wisconsin”. There will be narrated tours of the following homes: The Radley House (1886, The Halfway House (1852), The Dake House (1860), The Ashmun House (1854), The Millinery Shop and The Potts Farm (1853). Food and Beverages will be available.
For those of you who may or may not know, The Wizard of Oz happens to be my favorite movie of all time. So I was really excited to learn of the Fall Fest theme this year. It will be up to you to decide if you see the Scarecrow, the Tin Man or the Lion, and if you see the Wicked Witch, keep it to yourself and any flying monkeys, your on your own. What a wonderful story, where a young girl can get a bump on the head and wind up in a totally different place, and still find people who look out and care for her, and ultimately she learns that she could take care of herself all along, however it was more of an adventure with friends and family along for the journey, a great movie I tell you. Come downtown with your friends and family, lots of things to see at this years Fall Fest. There will be vendors in Lindsay Triangle as well as on 2nd Street. There will be music sponsored by St. Paul Lutheran Church by The King’s Countrymen http://kingscountrymen.com/kc/about.html. There will be City Wide Rummage throughout Manawa as well. The chili cook off will be in front of the Food Pantry on 2nd street this year, just around the corner from where it was held in front of Eastling Insurance last year. The judging takes place at 11 a.m. and then after the winners are announced, the chili will be on sale for $1 per bowl, with the proceeds going to benefit the Manawa Food Pantry. You will also be able to learn more about the Manawa Food Pantry (donations of non perishable food items are always welcome) and tour the building as well. You will find all sorts of goodies at the Fall Fest for sale, as well as music and pumpkin bowling for the munchkins. Come out and see what the Fall Fest has to offer and support the events in your local area. Check out http://manawachamber.org/ for more local and County wide events!
The Chain O’ Lakes Blues Festival is coming up on Friday, September 28th and Saturday, September 29th at the famous (or infamous, depending on your viewpoint) Indian Crossing Casino set on the shores of the beautiful Waupaca Chain O’ Lakes.
The Indian Crossing Casino is in its eighty eighth year, having opened as a dancing and entertainment “hot spot” on July 4, 1925. Today, it is one of the most significant landmarks on Waupaca’s Chain O’ Lakes.Even with changes in popular musical over the decades, big band to rock & roll, the Casino’s interior has remained virtually the same. The large stage, the velvet stage curtains, and the original wooden dance floor still here as they were in 1925.
At that time, it was illegal to dance on Sundays in Waupaca County so folks quit dancing at midnight on Saturday night. During WWII, programs for soldiers were featured, with 10 cent dances, three for a quarter. In 1930, there was the Battle of the Bands which was broadcast on WLS Radio in Chicago.
Some of the popular musical bands and entertainers featured at the Casino over the years included Glenn Miller, Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong, Jimmy Dorsey, Les Brown, Lawrence Welk, Beach Boys, Everly Brothers, Woody Herman, Neil Young, Bobby Vinton, Herman’s Hermits and Ricky Nelson, who shortly after appearing at the Casino, was killed in a plane crash.
The legend of the Indian Crossing Casino is still alive today, become part of the history and join us at 2012 Chain O’ Lakes Blues Festival. Your chance to see a beautiful area right here in Central Wisconsin…and enjoy the last blast of summer on the Chain O’ Lakes, with bands with some great names, Reverend Raven and the Chain Smokin’ Altar Boys, Big Mouth and the Power Tool Horns, Shaker and the egg…love it! For other details check out http://www.waupacaareachamber.com/event/chain-o-lakes-blues-festival/