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March/April 2001 - Newsletter

Greetings!
March is that month for buds to decide to bloom or to get stunted by another freeze – our vote is for warmer weather!  It’s also the time to celebrate with our Irish friends for St. Patrick’s Day!  And April is not far behind- flowers, thoughts of Spring and time for gardening.  JD & I wish you a “blarney of a good time”  and are green with envy that you aren’t here spending time with us! We have some great specials coming soon, so be sure to read the monthly newsletter on line! 

Sunday Brunch
Our Sunday Brunches continue to be popular.  Come join us!   It’s worth a visit just to see what our “regulars”- the Wild & Wacky Brunch  Bunch are doing.  They bring table decorations, music(?) makers and have a fabulous time – sometimes they even enjoy the food! Reserve your space early.  The next dates are: March 18, April 15 (Easter Sunday), May 20, and  June 10.

The price is still $15 + tax per person. All brunches begin at 1:30 PM

More Food…This Irish recipe goes great with corned beef for your St. Patrick's Day menu!

Colcannon 

Makes 6 servings
6 servings of your favorite mashed potatoes
2 tablespoons butter
1 cup finely shredded cabbage
  • 1. Make mashed potatoes, using your favorite recipe (It takes a lot of mashed potatoes to feed Peggy’s brothers.)
  • 2. Sauté cabbage in butter until crisp tender and stir them into the hot mashed potatoes.  Add salt and pepper to taste.  Enjoy!
  • 3. Want to add a little more green--- add some chopped fresh parsley.

Overnight Stays! Be sure to check the web site for some great   summer specials – to celebrate the beginning of Merridun’s 10th year in business. Enchanted Evening Gift certificates for overnight stays make great birthday, wedding and anniversary gifts. Gift Certificates are also available for rooms, meals, teas, and gift shop.


Email: If at any time you wish to be removed from Inn mailings, please send an email with REMOVE FROM LIST in the subject line.  Thanks!

Mark Your Calendar !!
~~~March 8 & May 10 -  cooking class at Home & Garden Classics Shop in Spartanburg, SC.  Call 864-585-3228 for reservations and directions.

~~~April 6 – Taste of Home Cooking Show – Union National Guard Armory – 6:30 PM    $3  Call WBCU (427-2411) for reservations.

~~~April 7 – WBCU Home & Garden Show at Union Fairgrounds   9 AM – 2 PM

Miss Fannie’s
A Yesteryear Tea Room

We’re so excited !!  Southern Living has blessed us again with an article in the April issue on Merridun—this time our  tea room! 

The tea room is open most Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays; tea by reservation. Check website for out additional tea room info. 

Looking for a great way to celebrate your 
young lady’s birthday?  Why not host one of our Charming  Birthday teas?

Gift Shop News !!

We have some great new gift items!!

  • Our new Magnolia candles are selling faster than I can get them unboxed; come see for yourself!
  • March Special:  All gift shop items “wearin’ the green” are 20 % off.  This does not include Merridun cookbooks (limited supply available) and our new magnolia candles.
  • April Special:  All food items are 20% off; this includes nuts, candy and  gourmet food items.
Current faces around the Inn include:
Tracy –  housekeeping (and whatever else I need help doing)
Carla – helps evenings and weekends with food service and is trying to get my closets/storage spaces organized (She needs your prayers!)
Jim & Ariel Fron – Former guests who have retired to Union and help me with whatever needs done!  A true blessing from God!
Naida- also pitches in when needed, especially with large parties and weddings  (long-time helper and friend)
My family – Mike, Marty, Jodi & Jaren and Mark, Tisha & Zachary (& new baby Josie due in June) help with whatever, whenever!!!  Mom and Dad are even pressed into duty when visiting!

We hope to have the pleasure of your company soon!

Until next time… Peggy & JD

February 2001 - Newsletter
Greetings!
JD & I wish you a heart-filled February and Valentine's Day! We're busy getting ready for a Valentine's weekend, taxes, working on the tea cookbook AND maintenance, maintenance, maintenance! This old house is always begging for something! We'd love to have you visit soon!

Sunday Brunch
Our Sunday Brunches continue to be popular. Come join us! Reserve your space early. The next dates are: February 11, March 18, April 15 (Easter).

The price is still $15 + tax per person. All brunches begin at 1:30 PM

More Food…

This pie is easy to make and has a great taste and texture!

Chocolate Chess Pie
Makes 2 pies

2 Deep dish unbaked pie shells

3 1/4 cups sugar

5 Tablespoons cocoa

4 Tablespoons regular flour

5 Slightly beaten eggs

2 ½ teaspoons vanilla

2/3 cup evaporated milk

1 stick margarine/butter, slightly melted

1. Mix sugar, cocoa, flour, eggs, vanilla and milk in mixing bowl and beat until well blended. Add melted margarine/butter and
stir until just blended.

2. Pour into pie shells and bake in a preheated 350-degree oven for 40-50 minutes until center doesn't jiggle. If crust browns too quickly, cover edges with foil strips or lower oven temperature to 325 and continue baking. Top will appear crusty when done.


Overnight Stays! 
Watch for our website specials. Gift Certificates are available for rooms, meals, teas, and gift shop. Gift certificates for overnight stays purchased now through 15 March (for use in March, April and June 2001 ) are now 15% off. Be sure to mention this newsletter
special !


Mark Your Calendar !!
  • March 8 & May 10 - cooking class at Home & Garden Classics Shop in Spartanburg, SC. Call 864-585-3228 for reservations and directions.
  • April 6 – Taste of Home Cooking Show – Union National Guard Armory – 6:30 PM $3 Call WBCU (427-2411) for reservations.
  • April 7 – WBCU Home & Garden Show at Union Fairgrounds 9 AM – 2 PM

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Miss Fannie’s
A Yesteryear Tea Room

The tea room is open most Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays; tea by reservation. Please reserve early, as seating is limited. 

Check out additional tea room info at http://www.merridun.com

Theme Teas
Price: $20 (includes tax & gratuity). Door Prizes given at each tea!

  • 17 March – St. Patrick's Day Tea ("Getting Your Green Thumb Ready for Spring!")
  • 28 April - A Spring Tea ("Lets Talk Topiary")
Planning a birthday for that special young lady in your family? Why not host one of our Charming Birthday teas?
Call for details.

Gift Shop Specials !!
All cookbooks (except Merridun’s) are 15% off during February. Stop by and see our collection - Junior league, Sandlapper, Southern, tea, etc.

We are now selling the last case of Merridun’s cookbooks; we'll be reprinting soon and the price will increase.

Email 
If this is your first issue and you want to continue receiving Merridun’s email newsletter and specials, please email me with your name(s), address, city/zip, phone # and updated EMAIL ADDRESS.

info@merridun.com 

If at any time you wish to be removed from Inn mailings, please send an email with REMOVE FROM LIST in the subject line. Thanks!

We hope to have the pleasure of your company soon!

Until next time… Peggy & JD

January 2001 - Newsletter
Greetings!
JD & I wish you a successful 2001! We hope your holidays were enjoyable and that your family and friends made the difference in your lives, too.

This newsletter is many years late, but…I hope you'll glean some information about our upcoming events, refresh your memories of good times at Merridun and also hope you will forward it on to your friends. Check monthly (or so) for updates at the website.

Email 
If you want to continue receiving Merridun’s email newsletter and specials, please email me with your name(s), address, city/zip, phone # and
updated EMAIL ADDRESS. mailto:info@merridun.com 

If at any time you wish to be removed from Inn mailings, please send an email with REMOVE FROM LIST in the subject line. Thanks!

Sunday Brunch 
Our Sunday Brunches continue to be popular. Come join us! Reserve your space early. The next dates are: February 11,  March 18, and...
April 15 (Easter)

The price is still $15 + tax per person.
All brunches begin at 1:30 PM.

More Food…
Do you listen to Union’s WBCU radio? I still do the WBCU Cooking Show on at 10:35 on Wed- Thurs-Fri each week on 1460 AM on your dial.
Copies of recipes can be obtained form the radio station.

JD now "writes" the Cooking Inn-style column for the Union Daily Times (Saturday). He has promised not to include too many tuna & salmon
recipes. 

I occasionally teach a cooking class at Home & Garden Classics Shop in Spartanburg, SC. The next dates are March 8 and May 10. Call
864-585-3228 for reservations and directions.

Overnight Stays! Watch for our website specials. Gift Certificates are available for rooms, meals, teas, and gift shop. Valentine Specials – see website!

Mark Your Calendar !!
  • April 6 – Taste of Home Cooking Show – Union National Guard Armory – 6:30 PM $3 Call WBCU (427-2411) for reservations.
  • April 7 – WBCU Home & Garden Show at Union Fairgrounds 9 AM – 2 PM


Miss Fannie’s
A Yesteryear Tea Room

Have you had the pleasure of having tea at Merridun? In September 1999, we opened Miss Fannie’s. The tea room is open most Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays; tea by reservation. Please reserve early, as seating is limited.

Check out additional tea room info at http://www.merridun.com

January is National Hot Tea Month!

All loose tea (more than 25 types) and tea related items in the gift shop are 15% off. We have a great selection of cups/saucers, tea pots, napkin
rings, cookbooks and more!

Theme Teas

To complement our regular tea room activities, the following theme teas have been scheduled. Prior to a full tea being served, most teas will have
a topic with a guest speaker and/or demonstration.
Price: $20 (includes tax & gratuity).
Door Prizes given at each tea!
  • 10 February – Valentine's Tea (no speaker)
  • 17 March – St. Patrick's Day Tea

  • ("Getting Your Green Thumb Ready for Spring!")
  • 28 April - A Spring Tea ("Let's Talk Topiary")


Planning a birthday for that special young lady in your family? Why not host one of our Charming Birthday Teas? Call for details.

Coming soon! Merridun’s Online Gift Shop
http://www.merridun.com

Until next time… Peggy & JD



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