Valentines Day by Anna Claudia

Valentines Day

This year you can enjoy a romantic stay at Watson Lake Inn Choose from one of our four suites for your Happy Valentine’s Day Getaway in the Granite Dells. Valentine’s Day customs Were developed in early modern England. Then spread throughout the English-speaking world in the 19th century and later to other countries. In the United States, the first mass-produced Valentines of …

January Special “Stay Local Eat Local”

Happy New Year 2019 Our January Special Offer “Stay Local – Eat Local” is a Thank You to our customers. Reserve your next stay at Watson Lake Inn by January 5. Book 2 nights and get a free lunch for two while you stay. Book 3 nights and get a free dinner for two while you stay. Valid for reservations …

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo

Auspicious Foods

On New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day Auspicious foods are eaten in many parts of the world, those have important symbolic meanings. They seem to fall into several major categories. The first class symbolizes financial prosperity. This type of food is round like coins. The second type of New Year’s food symbol represents the hope of having food on …

Merry Christmas

  Happy Holidays to all our customers and business partners from all of us here at Watson Lake Inn. We are closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day to celebrate with family and friends. Christmas is of these few days of the year when we cherish, celebrate and honor American, Mexican and German traditions and customs. We’ll be open the day …

cowboy beans

Frontier food staple cowboy beans

Beans were a staple on the frontier. Cowboy beans (also known as chuck wagon beans) is a bean dish popular in the southwestern United States. The dish consists of pinto beans and ground beef in a sweet and tangy sauce. Other types of meat can be used. The flavor is similar to baked beans but with a southwestern twist. They’re high in protein, and they stick to …

Marzipan and Stollen

This time of the year Marzipan and Stollen both are well associated with the holiday season. In both the old world and the new world children and adults enjoy these delicious treats. What is marzipan? Real marzipan is a confection consisting primarily of sugar or honey and ground almonds, sometimes augmented with almond oil or extract. Common uses are chocolate-covered marzipan; …

Thanksgiving – The Day After

Thanksgiving is the American Holiday. This year Thanksgiving falls on Thursday, Nov 22nd. (the fourth Thursday in November) – the day before Black Friday. Thanksgiving Day traditionally kicks off the ‘holiday season’ in the United States. The day was set in stone by President Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1939 and approved by Congress in 1941. FDR changed it from Abraham Lincoln’s designation …

Presidents Favorite Foods

All the Presidents Favorite Foods

There’s something about the President of the United States. It’s often hard to see office-holders as everyday people when they hold one of the most powerful titles in the world. However, if there’s one thing that brings people together, it’s food. Everyone’s got to eat. And it doesn’t take long for the nation to become enamored with a president’s pet …

Comfort Food

Soups are the ultimate comfort food

Bread and soup have had a love affair for as long as we have known how to cook. In fact, they effectively began as one and the same: The word “soup” is derived from the Latin verb “suppare,” which means to soak, because soup began as simply bread soaked in broth. Soup only developed into its own dish with bread …

Holiday Season

Tis’ the Season

Tis’ the Season to be Jolly Come celebrate the Holiday Season with an unforgettable Christmas party for family and friends or co-workers at Watson Lake Inn. Starting November 1st and running through December 25th, the Inn will be decked with holiday flare and we offer a special holiday menu served family style. Book your group now for best date selections. Call …