New Mixer Recipes for the Holidays
Mackinaw Dining and Carryout!
We often have people that want to know where to eat in Mackinaw or
where to pick up good carryout to bring with them to the vineyard.
CALL AHEAD TO PLACE ORDERS FOR PICKUP
IGA- 309-359-5211, Our beautiful IGA store has a terrific deli with deli sandwiches and carryout chicken dinners. Everything is made fresh daily, hours- 6am-9pm daily.
The Tearoom at the Depot-309-359-4TEA, this beautiful tearoom setting in the historic Mackinaw Depot is not to be missed when visiting our town. The food is excellent as is the service, there is abundant shopping for gifts and fashion before and after dining.
J&J Drive-in 309-359-3588, This is a nice stop for burgers, fries, hot sandwiches and ice cream treats in town.
American Wine Society Group Bloomington/Normal area-
Join a group of folks interested in enjoying wines, wine tasting, gemutlichkeit, pot luck dinners and good conversation. There is a chapter forming of the American Wine Society in the Bloomington/Normal area. AWS is a national organization devoted to enjoying and learning about the wines of the world. For meeting schedules and information contact Jim Webb at email@example.com
B & B experience If you are visiting the Bloomington-Normal area and are looking for a great B & B experience please contact Pam at the Vrooman Mansion Pam Kowalewski
701 East Taylor Street
Bloomington, IL 61701
B & B experience
If you are visiting the Bloomington-Normal area and are looking for a great B & B experience please contact Pam at the Vrooman Mansion
Erics Red Wine Chili Recipe
One pound of Ground Beef
One Chili seasoning packet
One large can Mild Chili Beans
One large can stewed tomatoes
One cup of Ericï¿½s Red Wine
*Pour yourself a glass at this point too and also a glass for any kitchen
helpers that are underfoot.
One half chopped sweet onion.
One tablespoon brown sugar
Brown ground beef, add beans, tomatoes, onion, brown sugar, seasoning packet and cup of Ericï¿½s red wine. Mix all ingredients together and simmer for half hour or more until desired consistency. Add salt and pepper to taste.
*Sprinkle with your favorite cheese, One of ours is with chili is Ropp Jersey Sharp Cheddar.
Recipe for Grape Cobbler
This recipe is from one of our U-Pick customers who was kind enough to share it with everyone. From Dorie's neighbor
8 cups mashed grapes
1/2 cup flour ]
3 T. tapioca ] mix together and add to grapes
3/4 cup sugar ]
layer grape mixture in bottom of 9X13 pan (we sprayed pan first)
1 stick butter
1 cup oatmeal
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup flour
mix together and then put topping mixture over grape layer
bake @ 350 degrees - 40 minutes
Hope you enjoy this, as we always do. our neighbor Dorie had given us this recipe