Posts Tagged ‘Brenham Texas’

Why Choose Brenham House Bed and Breakfast

June 2nd, 2017 by Susan Lopez

Why choose Brenham House Bed and BreakfastWhy choose Brenham House Bed and Breakfast?  All bed and breakfasts are not the same. There are many different kinds to choose from.  While looking for a bed and breakfasts you will find them in different locations.  You will find them in big cities, small towns, as well as out of the way places.  You will find large ones with many rooms and smaller ones with 2-6 rooms.  All of the homes used for bed and breakfasts are different therefore it makes them much more interesting.  Less like a hotel.  It depends on what you are looking in a place to stay.  Ask yourself if you want to cook your own breakfast, eat at a restaurant or have a hot breakfast served to you?

You will find two types of bed and breakfasts.  Traditional and un hosted bed and breakfasts.  Traditional bed and breakfast the innkeepers will be around to help give you information about the area.  Innkeepers prepare delightful breakfasts for guests.  Innkeepers change out bath towels as needed, and will be available for anything you may need. An un hosted bed and breakfast the innkeeper will not be around.  You will need to prepare your own breakfast.  It just all depends on what you are looking for in a great stay.

Why choose Brenham House Bed and Breakfast

Brenham House Bed and Breakfast

The first course is a seasonal fruit course, the second course is an egg entree, meat, potato side or grits, a vegetable like asparagus, avocado, or tomato salad, and a biscuit or scone.  In additions there is a dessert third course.   Dessert may be pancakes with raspberry reduction, cobbler with Blue Bell sweet cream, bread pudding with a brandy cream, or French Toast with homemade praline sauce.  James and Susan will delight you with their 22 years of cooking breakfast for the public!

Brenham House Bed and Breakfast has three rooms and two spacious suites to choose from.  Bedrooms have either king, queen, or twin beds, all with private baths and are decorated with the guests’ comfort in mind.  There is a peacefulness about the house and throughout the cottage gardens that surround the historic home.  James and Susan Lopez are the innkeepers of Brenham House Bed and Breakfast.  They will work hard to give you a great stay!

 

Enjoy Brenham First Sunday Fun Day!

May 12th, 2017 by Susan Lopez

 Brenham First Sunday Fun Day!Enjoy Brenham First Sunday Fun Day!  It is something new in Brenham which is held on the first Sunday of each month.  There have been two of these events. The turn outs have been a big success because of our downtown owners and volunteers.  There is live music, family activities, and special menus at many of our restaurants.  Food trucks will also be at the Brazos Brewing Company.  The live music will kick off at 1:30.  Home Sweet Farm Market, Brazos Valley Brewing Company, Ninety Six West, BT Longhorn Saloon, and Roux Street are all participating with music and great food and drinks.  All of this will take place in the historic Brenham Texas.  There will be plenty of parking and easy walking to all of the locations.

The Barnhill Center at Historic Simon Theatre also will be open for tours on Brenham First Sunday Fun Day!  In addition you can watch a 25 minute movie of “The Dawn of Washington County”.  Come learn the history of Brenham.  The movie will be available for viewing from noon to 1:00 p.m.  The visitor Center will also be open on each first Sunday.   

Brenham First Sunday Fun Day! will continue each month and there will be more stores open for you to shop from on this day.  The additional stores that will be open are Bluebird off the Square, Branded Boutique, Brenham Book Nook, Brenham Grill, Canyon Chick, Dona Lynn’s Unique Gifts, Lolli and Dauts Boutique, Must Be Heaven, Hermann Furniture, Puppy Dawgs and Cat Tails, Ranch Interiors, Smitty’s Cafe and Bakery, Visitor Center, Today and Yesterday, The Woman’s Cave and Back Lot Gallery.  Fun for the kids will be face painting, a bouncy house, and caricatures. Finally we hope you will make your plans now for next month’s Brenham First Sunday Fun Day!  Stay with us at Brenham House Bed and Breakfast.  We are just a few blocks from downtown Brenham, Texas!

Summer Sip Historic Brenham

May 1st, 2017 by Susan Lopez

Summer Sip Historic Brenham

Summer Sip Historic Brenham

Summer Sip Historic Brenham is the first wine walk offered during the summer.  The Wine Swirl held each January has been so much fun the Downtown Brenham will be presenting the Summertime Sip this June 24, 2017!

Summer Sip Historic Brenham will be on Saturday, June 24, 2017.  It will be from 3:00-7:00 p.m.  Ticket price will be $25. in advance and $30. two weeks prior to the day of.  Each participating store downtown will have a wine sample for your to try.  There will also be a free concert after the wine walk.

Purchase your tickets at www.DowntownBrenham.com  Grab your friends and get ready to stroll through the beautiful town of Brenham while enjoying wine along the way.  If you order your tickets for your wine glasses online you will be able to pick your glasses up at the courthouse gazebo.  Shopping is allowed along the wine trail.  What could be better than friends, wine, shopping, and a free concert?

Summer Sip Historic Brenham 2017 will take place in downtown Brenham.  If you are looking for a great place to stay we would appreciate you considering Brenham House Bed and Breakfast.  We are located in Brenham’s old town and have five rooms available.  All of our rooms have private bathrooms.  Two are suites with a second room attached for a more spacious stay. A glorious full three course seated breakfast is served daily.  Check out our rooms and for your convenience you may book online.

 

26th Annual Fall Roses Festival

October 27th, 2016 by Susan Lopez

Who attends the 26th Annual Fall Roses Festival at the Antique Rose Emporium in Brenham, Texas?  Anyone who loves to garden!  It will be held on November 4,5,6, 2016.  What a fun way to learn about propagating roses, landscaping, designing gardens and working within your garden climates.  It is a great opportunity to ask the experts all of the questions you have about gardening!  This is a free event and is a come and go event.  Food trucks will be on the grounds on Friday and Saturday.  At Brenham House Bed and Breakfast we love our antique roses and really don’t have to do too much to them in order for them to thrive.  You will want to add them to your gardens too!

26th Annual Fall Roses Festival

Antique Roses at Brenham House

  • November 4, 2016
  • 11:00 am “Rooting Made Easy”- Glenn Schroeder will hold a workshop on propagating your own roses.
  • 1:30 pm  “Bang for Your Buck”-Robbi Davis Will will detail the perennials, bulbs, and roses that give maximum reward in the landscape.
  • November 5, 2016
  • 10:00 am Molly Glentzer, writer and editor covering fine arts, design and culture for the Houston Chronicle, where she has been on staff since 1998.  Molly is the author of “Pink Ladies and Crimson Gents:  Portraits and Legends of 50 Roses”.
  • 11:15 am “Texas Rose Rustlers”- Dr. William Welch, professor and landscape Horticulturist at Texas A&M University.  Dr. Welch writes about gardening in Texas and the South.
  • 1:30 am “The Water Saving Garden”- Pam Pennick, author “Digging-Cool Gardens in a Hot Climate”
  • 3:00 pm “Cutting Edge Roses”- Mike Shoup, author “The Empress of the Garden”
  • 3:30 pm “My Life as a Rustler”- Greg Gant, Horticulturist, naturalist garden writer and plant developer.
  • November 6, 2016
  • 11:00 am Growing Fields Tour with Mike Shoup

Come to the 26th Annual Fall Roses Festival to learn, see the gallery of roses and enjoy the day.  The Antique Rose Emporium is located at 10000 F.M. 50 in Brenham Texas.  For more information call 979 836-5548.

2016 Hot Nights Cool Tunes

May 8th, 2016 by Susan Lopez

2016 Hot Nights Cool Tunes

Brenham’s Concert Series for 2016

2016 Hot Nights Cool Tunes concert series will be a big hit.  Bring you lawn chairs to the Courthouse Square in Downtown Brenham, Texas for each of these great concerts.  Concerts are free and begin at 7:00 p.m.  The line up for this July’s concert series will be as follows.  Saturday July 9, 2016 will be The Newsboyz.  This is a premiere party dance band out of Austin, Texas.  The bad includes multiple vocalists and a 3-piece horn section.  Check them out at newsboyz.com

July 16, 2016 Hot Nights Cool Tunes will be Texas Unlimited Band.  They can play country, 80’s music, current hits, and old school rock’n roll.  Check this band out at texasunlimitedband.com   This will certainly be fun for the whole family.  There will be food and drinks for sale by vendors and clubs on the Brenham square.

July 23, 2016 Hot nights Cool Tunes will be The Grooves.  This band will sing and dance for your entertainment.  The Grooves know how to throw a party!  Everyone will be dancing in the streets of Brenham.  Check out The Grooves band thegrooves.net

July 30, 2016 Hot Nights Cool Tunes Concert Series will end the season with the great band Suede out of Austin, Texas!  The most explosive electrifying entergizing and outrageously fun band to play at our Hot Nights Cool Tunes Events.  You do not want to miss this concert because it is always a fun time.  Go online and check out Suede suedeaustin.com

For more information about 2016 Hot Nights Cool Tunes or other events happening in Downtown Brenham go to www.downtownbrenham.com or Facebook.com/DowntownBrenham  There is always something fun happening in the small town of Brenham, Texas!  Mark your calendars for these great concerts and make your reservations to stay in one of the many bed and breakfasts located in Brenham!

 

Valentine Plans Already Made

January 18th, 2016 by Susan Lopez

Valentine Plans Aready Made

Bluebird off the Square, Brenham, Texas

Valentine plans already made?  It is that time of year when you need some great Valentine’s activities or gifts for that special person.  Come to Brenham and surprise that special friend with a wonderful weekend.  We have great shopping in Brenham’s historic downtown.  Bluebird off the Square is always a winner.  Located on Alamo Street. There is also Hermann’s Furniture Store which also has beautiful items and fun Valentine gifts as well.  We have stores galore!

Valentine Plans already Made

Hermann Furniture Store located in Brenham, Texas

Valentine plans already made could also include a trip to Round Top, Texas to the Festival Institute to hear For the Love of Gershwin, a tribute starring Dick Smith and Friends as well as a special guest performance by James Dick, founder of Round Top Festival Institute.  Concert will be held on Saturday February 6, 2016 from 2pm -4 pm and tickets are $10..00 for students and $25.00 for adults.

Valentine Plans already Made

Festival Institute Library Benefit and Concert

R Place is having a Valentine’s Dinner and that is always a treat.  Located at Washington on the Brazos, he is so unique, make sure you check out his website, too.  Make sure you make reservations so you don’t get shut out.  Randy always prepares a special dinner for Valentine’s and It will be Saturday, February 13, 2016.  He will have live music and it is always a great place to be with friends!

Valentine already made might also include a show at our Unity Theatre, Brenham, Texas.  For the month of February Unity Theatre will present The Miss Firecracker Contest by Beth Henley.  Shows will be February 11-28, 2016.  Check Unity Theatre for more information.

Valentine plans already made

The Miss Firecracker Contest, Unity Theatre Brenham Texas

Valentine Plans already made also include your weekend stay in Brenham Texas and we hope it is with us at Brenham House Bed and Breakfast!  We are located close to the Brenham historic downtown.  Call us at 979 251-9947 or for your convenience you may book online at BrenhamHouse.com

 

Halloween Celebration

October 23rd, 2015 by Susan Lopez

Halloween Celebration

Home Sweet Farm Market and Biergarten

Join us at the Home Sweet Farm Market and Biergarten, located at 307 Park Street in Brenham, Texas. for a great Halloween Celebration.  Make sure you bring your Halloween costume when you come to stay with us at Brenham House Bed ad Breakfast and take advantage of this great fun in downtown Brenham!  Jack Carr and his Blues Country Band and The Blue Grooves will perform at Home Sweet Farm Market and Biergarten’s Halloween Celebration on October 31, 2015.  The fun begins at 7:00 P.M.  There will be street dancing, Costume Contest, Kids activities, Benefit Raffle and Silent Auction, and Food Trucks.

Always Patsy Cline

August 17th, 2015 by Susan Lopez

Always Patsy Cline

New season at Unity Theatre Unity Theatre, they will kick it off with Always Patsy Cline.

Unity Theatre Brenham Texas kicks off their 2015-2016 season with Always Patsy Cline.  Always Patsy Cline opens September 24 and run through October 11, 2015.  This play was created and originally directed by Ted Swindley.  The play is based on a true story of Patsy Cline’s life.  This season’s show will be directed by Jimmy F. Phillips and the musical director will be Steven Jones.

Always Patsy Cline is more than a tribute to the legendary country singer.  It is a show based on a true story about Patsy Cline’s friendship with a fan from Houston, named Louise Seger.  Louise Seger befriended Patsy Cline in a Texas honky-tonk in 1961.  Patsy and Louise continued a correspondence until Patsy Cline’s death, in 1963.  Her death was a tragic airplane crash.  Patsy was only 30 years old at the time of her death.  The show’s title was inspired by Patsy’s letters to Louise Seger which were always signed Love Always Patsy Cline.  The show will be one you won’t want to miss because it will also include many of Patsy Cline’s unforgettable hits such as Crazy, IFall to Pieces, Sweet Dreams and Walking after Midnight.

Unity Theatre brings the highest quality in comedy, drama, and musicals.  The actors and actresses are professional performers coming from all over the country.  We are so privileged to have such big entertainment in such a charming small town!  Come and celebrate music legend Patsy Cline with this charming true story combining humor and heartache and 27 of her unforgettable hits.  Don’t miss out on Always Patsy Cline.  You can get tickets at Unity Theatre.

Antique Carousel

July 3rd, 2015 by Susan Lopez

Antique Carousel

Brenham’s Antique Carousel


The city of Brenham, has a wonderful antique carousel at Firemans’ Park.  Fireman’s Park is located at 910 North Park Street, in Brenham.  This carousel is the oldest carousel in Texas, according to the National Carousel Association!  This antique carousel was found in a field next to a railroad track, in 1932.  The horses were designed in the “county fair” style of carousel.  It is a sleek style with the saddles built into the horses.  They were carved to look like they are flyng with their manes and tails blown back.  All of the horses bear the running martingale, which confirms they were carved by Charles Dare sometime between 1867 and 1901.  This type of portable traveling carousel was built by Dare’s New York carousel company between 1867-1875.  We are so proud to have it now a fixture in our Fireman’s Park in Brenham, Texas.  Since the relocation, the antique carousel has been a staple for birthday parties and celebrations of all kinds.  In 2005 the antique carousel was closed due to wear and tear to the hobby horses.  After extensive renovation, the antique carousel was reopened in May of 2008.  The carousel is housed in a 16 sided covered building built by the WPA.  It is thought to be one of the few remaining like it in Texas.  The building was constructed in 1935. The carousel operates March 1st through October 31st.  This beautiful antique carousel is now open to the public on weekends for everyone to enjoy.

  • Saturdays:  11 a.m-4 p.m.
  • Sundays:   1 p.m.-4 p.m.

Each rider can enjoy rides for $1.00.  Only small children are allowed to ride the hobby horses, but there are benches for the parents and grandparents to ride as the children ride the hobby horses!

For tours or reservations please call 979 337-7250 or learn more about the history of the carousel by visiting:  www.cityofbrenham.org/parks

 

Gluten Free Accommodations

June 10th, 2015 by Susan Lopez

 

We love operating the Brenham House Bed and Breakfast!  Both of us have over 20 years experience, in the food service industry.  As a result you learn to accommodate everyone.  We certainly don’t want to miss a booking because of a dietary restriction.  As a guest at the Brenham House Bed and Breakfast you are served a full gourmet breakfast each morning.  We have great gluten free accommodations, too.  We try to handle all food allergies as well.  Even if you are not celiac, but you are gluten sensitive we have you covered.  We can accommodate guests who are diabetic, low salt, lactose intolerant, allergic to nuts, or MSG, soy, cinnamon, ginger, grapefruit, and onion.  We have a large selection of recipes that we can use.  We only ask that you let us know, well in advance.  We plan our menus and do our grocery shopping before you arrive.  Some food preparation are also done before you arrive.  It is our practice to always ask, if you are booking by phone, if there are any dietary restrictions.  If you are booking online there is a space where you can type in anything you want to tell us.  Also, remember if you are booking for a group to please ask your friends if they have something they cannot eat, just in case you aren’t aware of any allergies.  Then let us know as soon as you find out.

 

This is just one sample menu of a gluten free accommodation.  We are very careful not to cross contaminate in our kitchen.  Gluten free accommodations are really very easy to handle, on our breakfasts.  We always use products that are MSG free, and always look for gluten that may be lurking in products.  All of the spices we use in our breakfasts are gluten free.  It is hard to find great places to dine when eating gluten free, but Brenham House has gluten free accommodations just for you!

Home Sweet Farm Market Biergarten

June 6th, 2015 by Susan Lopez

Home Sweet Farm Market BiergartenBrenham, Texas has a new hot spot! Located at 307 South Park Street in historic downtown is our very own Home Sweet Farm Market Biergarten!  Brad Stufflebeam and wife Jenny have worked very hard to give our little town a fun place to go.  There you will find beer on tap, you can listen to great music, take part in a wonderful meal prepared by great chefs on scheduled dates, and on Friday evenings watch spaghetti Western movies, in the biergarten.

Saturday, June 6, 2015 there will be a farm to market supper with Trish Eichelberger and Elizabeth McCologin.  Enjoy a seasonal farm fresh multi course meal served family style at a community table in their restored railroad warehouse in historic downtown Brenham.  The menus will be sourced within 50 miles and the story of the food will be given by Farmer Brad of Home Sweet Farm Market Biergarten.  Cost: $65.00 plus service and taxes  Then stick around after the dinner and enjoy some great music by Sam Murski, in the Biergarten with no cover charge.

Saturday, June 13, 2015 farm to market supper with Chef Brian Light.  Cost: $65.00 plus service and taxes  Chef Brian and Amanda Light hope to share a deeper understanding , appreciation and connection to the food we enjoy.Fresh ingredients are the utmost importance so they utilize produce from their garden, or local organic producers.

Every Friday come on out to the Home Sweet Farm Market Biergarten for a classic Spaghettii Western Film.  The movie begins at 8:30 p.m.  Bring your friends and come on out to enjoy the new Home Sweet Farm Market Biergarten.  Buy tickets and check current schedule of musicians at Home Sweet Farm Market Biergarten

The line up for music will be:

Saturday, June 6, 2015-Sam Murski at 8:00 p.m.

Sunday, June 7, 2015- The Kitowskis at 12:00 p.m.

Saturday June 13, 2015-Cody Ray Henry at 8:30 p.m.

Saturday June 20, 2015 Alyse Black at 8:00 p.m.

Sunday June 21, 2015 Jack Carr at 11:00 a.m.

Saturday June 27, 2015 Julia Hatfield at 7:30 p.m.

 

Things Unseen Art Show Joyce McCown

March 11th, 2015 by Susan Lopez

Things Unseen art Show Joyce McCown

Brenham presents Joyce McCown’s Things Unseen Art Show

We are so happy to have Things Unseen Art Show Joyce McCown here in Brenham, Texas.  Things Unseen Art Show Joyce McCown will be here in Brenham, Texas on April1-June1, 2015.  It will be at the Back Lot Gallery, behind the Ant Street Inn on South Park Street.  The show will be open on Fridays-Sundays and by appointments.  There will be an artist reception on April 4, 2015 from 5-8 P.M.  This will be a great time for all of the Round Top Antique shoppers to come and meet the artist while purchasing art.  What a bonus for guests staying in Brenham, Texas.

Joyce McCown is a graduate from Washington University, in St. Louis, Missouri.  She is known for her printmaking, photography, collages, and small sculptures.  You can see her passion in her art work.  Her pieces are so interesting and thoughtful of things as Joyce sees them in life.  She brings things forward that many of us don’t notice because of our fast paced lives.  “Beauty is powerful, simple pleasures are delightful and hope is always present.”-Joyce McCown.  Things Unseen Art Show Joyce McCown will have pieces for sale.  Come find what moves you and take it home to enjoy daily!

Find Joyce McCown on Facebook

Find Joyce McCown on Facebook

You can go to facebook and see her work at MoonShadow Press.  Find her work to purchase on Etsy, too!  Brenham don’t miss this great art show and the chance to meet Joyce McCown as she presents Things Unseen.

 

2015 Spring Round Top Tx Antique Fair

March 9th, 2015 by Susan Lopez

2015 Spring Round Top Tx Antique Fair

2015 Spring Round Top Tx Antique Fair

This 2015 Spring Round Top Tx Antique Fair is close upon us!  There is so much you should know ahead of time.  These big shows take place in the fall and spring each year.  2015 Spring Round Top Tx Antique Fair occurs March 20-April 4, 2015.  Rooms can be hard to come by.  It is important to know that most bed and breakfasts require at least a 2 night minimum.  Also because this is a very important time of year for small properties you need to read the policies carefully because almost have a no cancellation policy.  At Brenham House Bed and Breakfast we allow you to sell your room to someone else, provided you call us and let us know who will be coming in your place.  Things happen and sometimes you just can’t make it and this allows you to give it or sell it to a friend.  Many serious Round Toppers book 6 months or more in advance for the shows.  Don’t get shut out, book ahead.  The big shows like Big Red Barn and Marburger’s really advertise for their shows.  That is when everyone thinks they need to come, but there is great shopping weeks before these shows which take place the last weekend.  I am here to tell you that there is a lot of shopping with less traffic and crowds if you come before the last weekend.  Many of the antique dealers, who stay with us, come two weekends before the last weekend.  They are looking for good buys for their own antique shops.  It has to be something they can increase the price and still be able to sell it and make a profit.  They grab beautiful things before the large crowds arrive.

2015 Spring Round Top Tx Antique Fair

Blue Hills in Round Top, Texas

Bring comfortable clothes that you can layer, depending on the weather, and great walking shoes.  Sunglasses, hat, jacket, camera phone, bottle water, snacks, Toilet paper, cash for easy transactions.  Most big places now take credit cards, but it costs the vendor to run cards and a better deal may be made if cash is offered.  Toilet paper for port o potties can be a treasure!  Phone cameras are great to document an item and location, if you want to come back later for it.  There are miles and miles of shopping and you can get confused easily.  2015 Spring Round Top Tx Antique Fair is usually cool weather with the possibility of rain.  Don’t wear you precious clothes and shoes that will be ruined after stomping through the fields.  Dress to have a great time!

There are places to eat as you move along the Round Top trail, but we serve a full three course breakfast at Brenham House Bed and breakfast and it will hold you until you get ready for dinner.  Most of our guests come back to Brenham to eat.  We have great restaurants in downtown Brenham.  In downtown there is Brenham Grill, Volare Itailian Restaurant, Yumms for sandwiches and pizza, Kay’s Cuisine for the Soul, Smitty’s, BT Longhorn Saloon, Subway, and K-Bob’s.   Brenham also has Appleby’s, Chili’s, Los Cabos, Taco Bell, Mc Donald’s, Bush’s Chicken, on Highway 290 at Brenham.  Plan ahead and book in advance!

Piece of My Heart Play

February 9th, 2015 by Susan Lopez

Piece of My Heart Play, written by Shirley Lauro, is a powerful drama.  It will be performed at Brenham’s Unity Theatre February 19- March 8, 2015.  Curtain times:  Thursday 7:30 pm, Friday and Saturday 8:00 pm, and Sunday 4:00 pm.

Piece of My Heart Play

Unity Theatre presents A Piece of My Heart

Piece of My Heart Play is based on a book by Keith Walker.  This play is based on true accounts of women who served in the Vietnam War.  The story is told in their own words.  The story follows six courageous women who went to Vietnam.  Four of the women were nurses, one was a intelligence officer, and one was a country western singer who was booked by an unscrupulous agent to entertain the troops.   Piece of My Heart Play portrays each of the women before, during and after their tour in Vietnam.  They come home to a war torn nation and their struggles to make sense of a war that irrevocably changed them.

Piece of My Heart Play has been recently names “The most enduring play on Vietnam in the nation,” by The Vietnam Veterans Association.  Piece of My Heart Play will be directed by Unity’s Executive Artistic Director, Kate Revnell-Smith.  It will featuring Actor’s Equity performer Ryan Schabach, local actor Jamie Ward, and Unity Veterans Jen Lucy Estrada, Bethany McCade, Robin Van Zandt, and newcomers to Unity Christine Saenz and Monique Holmes from Houston.

Ticket price for Piece of My Heart play is $27.00.  Book with us at Brenham House Bed and Breakfast and we will be glad to secure your tickets for you!  As a preferred lodging partner with Unity Theatre our guests will be able to enjoy a glass of wine in the Player’s Club before the performance and meet the actors after the performance.

 

Brenham House Bread Pudding

January 8th, 2015 by Susan Lopez

Brenham House Bread Pudding has been made in so many variations over the last seven years!  There really is no right or wrong way to make a bread pudding.  In the olden days bread pudding was a sweet way to use up stale bread.  Throwing out food was just not done.  The funny thing is that the stale bread really does soak up the yummy milk and egg mixture well.  Creativity is where the fun begins!  You can add fruit, chocolate chips, or nuts to your bread pudding.  Brown sugar topping, or cream cheese are also great add on choices.  Then there are the wonderful toppings to add to your bread pudding after it comes out of the oven.  White chocolate cream sauce, brandy or bourbon cream sauce, strawberry syrup or maple syrup or just powdered sugar sprinkled on top! The sky is the limit on the many combinations you can make.  But the recipe I really like and seem to make over and over, as a morning dessert for our guests, is this very simple Brenham House Bread Pudding recipe.

  •  Brenham House Bread Pudding ingredients:  1 loaf French bread, 3 eggs, 3 cups half and half, 1 tablespoon vanilla, 2 cups of sugar, 1/2 stick of butter, and 1 cup pecan pieces.

Preheat oven to 325 degrees.  Spray a baking dish and set aside.  Cut the French bread into 10 cups of cubes and place in the baking dish.  In another bowl whisk together the eggs, cream, vanilla and sugar, cream.  Melt the butter and add to the egg mixture.  Then pour evenly over the bread.  Sprinkle the chopped pecan pieces across the top.  Place in the oven and bake for about one hour.

  • Brandy Cream Sauce ingredients:  one stick of butter, 1/2 cups sugar, 3/4 cup of half and half, and 1/4 cup of brandy.

In a pan, on the stove top, add butter and begin to melt.  Mix in the sugar well and then add the cream and brandy.  As the mixture starts to boil, whisk until the sugar is dissolved about 5 minutes.  Take off the heat and pour over the baked Brenham House Bread Pudding and enjoy!

“Stars over Brenham” Quilt Show

January 22nd, 2014 by Susan Lopez

“Stars over Brenham” Quilt Show will be hosted by The Friendship Quilt Guild of Brenham, Texas.  It will be their ninth biennial juried show on February 7-8, 2014.  They will feature both contemporary and traditional quilts.  The “Stars over Brenham” Quilt Show will be held at the Fireman’s Training Center, located at 1101 Highway 290 West, in Brenham, Texas.  “Stars over Brenham” Quilt Show hours are 10:00 am- 5:00 pm on Friday, February 7.  On Saturday, February 8th the hours will be 10:00am-4:00pm.

"Stars over Brenham" Quilt Show

Quilt to be Raffled

"Stars over Brenham" Quilt Show

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50 Miles to Harvest in Brenham, Texas

October 15th, 2013 by Susan Lopez

50 Miles to Harvest

Enjoy this Culinary Experience!

Make your plans now to join in an outstanding culinary experience!  Friday, November 1, 2013 is the date for this years’ 50 Miles to Harvest.  What a great way to support our local farmers and have a chance to meet them.  This event will provide you with a five course homestyle dinner prepared by celebrated chef Jesse Griffiths. The homestyle dinner will be held on the expansive grounds of the beautiful historic Citadel, of Washington County.  This is a chance for you to dine with the local farmers who grew the food for the 50 Mile Harvest.  There will be live music with local wine samplings and featured folk artists. Local folk artist Leon Collins will be among the artists that will be there.  The artsts’ work will be displayed throughout the grounds.  There will also be a cash bar available.

Gates will open at 5:30 p.m. for you to explore the Citadel which has previously been closed to the public for over 70 years.  Enjoy hors d’oeuvres while tasting local wines.  Dinner will be served at 7:00 p.m.  The lovely historic Citadel is located at 3401 Highway 290 West, Brenham, Texas.  Tickets for this delightful 50 Miles to Harvest is $200.00 per plate.  This will be an event you won’t want to miss!  Go online to secure your tickets at Home Sweet Farm.   For more information call at 979 530-7993 or 979 499-3557.

2013 Grand Art Trail and Sale

October 12th, 2013 by Susan Lopez

This years’ 2013 Grand Art Trail and Sale, in Central Texas, will take place 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, November 2, 2013.   It will also go on 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Sunday November 3, 2013.  Thee will be no show on sunday at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Brenham, Texas.  Arts at The Lakes is a non-profit art organization dedicated to exposing the art and artists of Central Texas and educating artists and art lovers alike.  The organization is sponsoring the 2013 Grand Art Trail and Sale which will cover three counties, including Burleson, Lee, and Washington Counties.  On the 2013 Grand Art Trail and Sale you will see well over 100 artists and their works.  You can pick and choose places or artist you wish to see, or take time to visit all stops along the trail!  Artworks include ceramics, stained glass, bronze, pastel, oil, watercolor, photography, jewelry and more.

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Fall Frolic 2013 Ladies Night Out

October 2nd, 2013 by Susan Lopez

Fall Frolic 2013 Ladies Night Out

Ladies Night Out in Brenham, Texas

Fall Frolic 2013 Ladies Night Out is being sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce. Again for another year this event will be held on Tuesday, October 29, 2013, at the Silver Wings Ballroom  The Silver Wings Ballroom is located at 4100 Texas Highway 105, Brenham, Texas.  It will be from 5:30-8:30 p.m.  Plan now to get your friends, sisters, moms, and ladies groups from the church together to enjoy this delightful event!  You will enjoy shopping, prizes, delicious food and drinks, music, fashion show, games and so much more.  If you have a favorite craft or sell products already you can get a booth and sell, for the evening.  For information about being an exhibitor for the evening call the Chamber at 979 836-3695.

There is always something going on in Brenham, Texas.  Put on your party clothes and get ready for a fun filled evening with all of your girlfriends.  Mark your calendars for October 29, 2013 and plan to attend this amazing event.  Tickets are $30.00 per person and are on sale now!  Call 979 836-3695 or stop by the Washington County Chamber office located at 314 S. Austin Street, Brenham, Texas.

 

 

 

Bluebonnet Garden Club’s Tea and Flower Show

September 24th, 2013 by Susan Lopez

You are cordially invited to attend this year’s Bluebonnet Garden Club’s Tea and Flower Show. It will be a Victorian Christmas Tea and Flower Show that will take place Friday, November 22, 2013, from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00p.m.  Here is a picture from one of the previous Bluebonnet Garden Club Shows where Brenham House Bed and Breakfast was one of the tour stops.  This just shows you how talented the members of Bluebonnet Garden Club are.  You will see delightful arrangements at the flower show.

Bluebonnet Garden Show

Bluebonnet Garden Show when held at Brenham House and other historic homes.

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Chappell Hill Lavender and Wine Festival

August 5th, 2013 by Susan Lopez

Chappell Hill Lavender and Wine Festival

Fun Festival at Chappell Hill Lavender Farm

Chappell Hill Lavender and Wine Festival is held every year, in August.  This year Chappell Hill Lavender and Wine Festival is on Saturday, August 10, 2013.  The festival begins at 9:00 a.m. and continues to 3:00 p.m.  Admissions are free.  What could be better than beautiful lavender in the fields and Windy Winery wine?  It is a fun festival with music, as you enjoy tastings, cutting of the lavender in the fields, crafts, vendors, as well as the demonstrations.

Chappell Hill Lavender and Wine Festival

Lavender ready to be cut!

Chappell Hill Lavender Farm is located at 2250 Dillard Road, Brenham, Texas.  During the festival you may walk among 3,000 varieties of lavender plants and enjoy the charm of a working lavender farm.  Cut your own lavender, then relax with a cold glass of lavender lemonade or lavender tea!  Of all of the herbs, lavender is on of the most fragrant and known for its soothing and relaxing qualities.  Make sure you go in to the gift shop.  You will find bath and body products, handmade pillows, culinary lavender, fine linens, pottery, lavender teas and coffees.

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Hot Nights Cool Tunes July 2013 Concert Series

July 13th, 2013 by Susan Lopez

Hot Nights Cool Tunes 2013 Concert Series in Brenham, Texas

Hot Nights Cool Tunes 2013 Concert Series in Brenham, Texas

Main Street Brenham, Texas presents its 2013 summer concert series!  Hot Nights Cool Tunes is a series of outdoor concerts performed every Saturday evening at 7:00 P.M., in July.  It is a Free concert!  Bring your friends and lawn chairs to the Courthouse Square in Downtown Brenham and enjoy the great music.  There is also a classic car show that will please all ages. You can walk around and admire the cars as you enjoy the wonderful music.  All of the food and drink sales go to support the community and help keep the concerts free.  Here is this season’s line up:

  • July 6-The Newsboyz  5 -piece Austin Band playing a hugh variety of music
  • July 13-Radiostar  A high energy trip through the 1980’s playing the biggest hits of the decade
  • July 20-Matchmaker Band  10 piece show band playing sounds of Motown, Soul, Funk, and Dance music
  • July 27-Suede  This explosive, electrifying band plays hits from the 70’s, 80’s, 90’s, up to today
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