Breakfast at the Inn: COFFEE CAKE MUFFINS

Breakfast at the Inn: COFFEE CAKE MUFFINS

Every breakfast at the Inn will feature a muffin as a side dish. Today we experimented with a recipe, Coffee Cake Muffins, from Damn Delicious. We followed the recipe as written because it is oh, so good but with one exception: we made our muffins Texas style -- BIG! These muffins are great as a side dish or entree and served with coffee, our many teas, milk, fresh orange juice, or water. 

We hope you are enjoying our blog. Keep following us as we build a great menu for our guests before we open on November 1, 2016.

Breakfast at the Inn: TRADITIONAL MIDWEST BREAKFAST

Breakfast at the Inn: TRADITIONAL MIDWEST BREAKFAST

Another option on the menu at Northfield Inn will be the more traditional breakfast items found in the Midwest. All the items are locally grown and organic. We start with baby round potatoes roasted in rosemary, sea salt, and coarse pepper. The eggs are from free-range hens and are prepared with salt and pepper. The bacon is from a sustainable farm down the road and is prepared with honey and coarse pepper. The toast is bread from a local bakery and topped with rosemary butter.

As with all of our breakfast entrees, you can also choose any of the following:

  • Greek yogurt cup with oats, nuts, fruit, and drizzled with honey
  • Cottage cheese
  • Muffin 
  • Coffee
  • Tea
  • Milk
  • Apple or orange juice
  • Water

Breakfast at the Inn: HOMEMADE BUTTERMILK BISCUITS

Breakfast at the Inn: HOMEMADE BUTTERMILK BISCUITS

For our house biscuits, we have chosen a southern-style biscuit recipe from Southern Living.  Our chosen jelly, Minnesota Cranapple from Jamazing, is a Minnesota State Fair blue ribbon winner. The slight taste of the sweetness in the biscuits is a perfect match for the slight tartness of the jelly.

Carleton College Packing Day

Carleton College Packing Day

Book your stay now, and we will provide complimentary breakfast for you and your family during your stay. 

Consider staying at Northfield Inn when you pick up your student for Winter Break.

We are across the street from Carleton, have free parking, and luxurious suites.

Offer good for stays between November 16 through November 22, 2016.

The St. Olaf Christmas Festival

The St. Olaf Christmas Festival

Going to the St. Olaf Christmas Festival?

Consider staying at Northfield Inn!

We currently have availability for the following days during the festival:

  • Thursday, December 1
  • Friday, December 2
  • Sunday, December 4

We have no availability for Saturday, December 3. 

We will have the Inn decorated in style and offering a special holiday breakfast menu.

Plants Continue to Arrive

Plants Continue to Arrive

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Our plants for the new landscaping at the Inn are arriving.

Hydrangea will line the wrap-around porch. Paper Birch tree clumps will add dimension to the south side of the property. In the front of the house, we will be planting Harry Lauder's Walking Stick, orange and red winterberry shrubs, brilliant red twig dogwoods, and creeping juniper to add to the existing landscape and winter color and texture. Dwarf lilacs, hostas, ferns, and prairie blooming flowers will be planted on the north side of the house and provide color and fragrance throughout the spring, summer, and fall. Evergreen trees will be planted on the west side of the Inn to provide a border from the driveway to the house and add winter texture.  

Our Breakfast Menu

Our Breakfast Menu

Items on the menu will be rotated in a given day, and some items will be taken off while others are added. This menu is our initial thoughts, however.