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On the Saturday of Mother’s Day weekend, Saturday, May 13 at 11:30 AM – 2:30 PM, the Blue Belle will be serving a special tea and luncheon. Our set menu will include mini Cottage Pies, tea sandwiches, and sweet treats galore for $16.95 (adults) and $10.95 (children ten and under). Reservations required. Please call 641-713-3113. (We will not be serving Mother’s Day Brunch on Sunday this year.)

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New Mystery Dinner Schedule!!! Save the Dates!

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February 24 and 25, 2017 at 6:30 pm – Romance with a Slice of Murder – a murder mystery by Sherrie Hansen – When famous pastry chefs from around the world converge to enter a culinary cook-off, one of them ends up baked in a pie, and it is soon apparent that there are bakers and there are fakers. Home Chef Bobbie Blackbird, Wolfgang Puke, Julia Adulteress, Sweet Talker Betty Cracker, Gregory Accordion, and Gordo Rambo are all under suspicion. One lucky guest who figures out who-done-it will receive their dinner free! $24.95 each.

March 24 and 25, 2017 at 6:30 pm – DNA Duel to the Death – a murder mystery by Sherrie Hansen When Ancestry.corn proves a poor hillbilly family from the hills of Tennessee are close relatives of a hoity toity family from Washington, DC, the feathers fly! When both families agree to appear on the Family Feud, with the winner taking all, their duel turns deadly. Suspects Moonshine, Clem, Jed, Throckmorton, Emerson, and Penelope all end up showing their true colors when the investigation begins. One lucky guest who figures out who-done-it will receive their dinner free! $24.95 each.

April 21 and 22, 2017 at 6:30 pm – A Midsummer Night’s Murder – a murder mystery by Sherrie Hansen. When a group of famous fictional characters magically come to life to act in Will Shakespeare’s latest play, the great playwright ends up breaking more than a leg. Suspects Laura Ingalls, Anne Shirley, Sherlock Holmes, King Lear, Robin Hood, and Cruella DeVil are in danger of walking the gangplank. One lucky guest who figures out who-done-it will receive their dinner free! $24.95 each.

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Menu (soup, salad, and choice of several delicious main courses) to be announced. A delectable selection of desserts will be offered for $5.00 each. Beverages $1.50. You may bring your own wine, beer, or champagne to enjoy with your meal. An uncorking fee of $1.00 for stem will be charged.

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Cold Outside? Cozy Inside! Visit the Blue Belle Inn B&B and Tea House. It’s a reat Way to Ring in the New Year!

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For reservations, please call 641-713-3113,  or email bluebelle@myomnitel.com.

You can also keep in touch with us by visiting our website atwww.BlueBelleInn.com or our Facebook page at
https://www.facebook.com/BlueBelleInn.

Remember us next time you need a cozy, winter retreat, a romantic interlude, a bit of excitement to perk you up, or a safe shelter from winter’s storms.

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Our guest rooms are the perfect place to cuddle up under a handmade quilt in front of a fireplace filled with glowing logs.

Or, come and join us for a delicious meal at a candlelit table for two (or ten) and enjoy hot-from-the-oven roast beef, melt-in-your-mouth pies, fondue pots filled with melted chocolate or cheese, and warm-hearted friends and family.

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Hope, Joy, Peace, Love
Gentle blessings from above.
A rainbow bright, a starry night
To warm our hearts – the gift of light.

Hope, Joy, Peace, Love
A star to follow from above.
Shining brightly in the night
To warm our hearts – the gift of light.

Hope, Joy, Peace, Love
The Son of God from heaven above
Came down to us on Christmas night
To warm our hearts – the gift of light.

by Sherrie Hansen in “Love Notes” ~ Merry Christmas!

Special Events – December 2015, and January, February and March 2016

NEW YEAR’S EVE!

Thursday, December 31 at 6:30 p.m.

Waltz your way into the New Year with music by Char’s Band, featuring old-time country and Christmas favorites with

Char and Jerry Meitner on accordion and drums, and Mark and Belinda Borchardt on vocals and guitar.  $26.95 each

Menu:

Corn Chowder with Golden Nuggets, Green Leaf Lettuce Salad, Roll. Your Choice of:

Herbes de Provence Roast Beef with Roquefort Cream Sauce and Mashed Potatoes OR

Seafood Stuffed Salmon with Wild Rice OR

Sausage and Apple Stuffed Pork Chops with Sage Gravy and Mashed Potatoes OR

Almond Chicken with Cream Sherry, Julienne Carrots and Toasted Almonds on Rice Pilaf OR

Roast Vegetables in Casserole with Wild Rice, and Spinach Artichoke Dip

A delicious selection of desserts will be offered for $5.00 each. Beverages $1.50. You may bring your own wine, beer, or champagne to enjoy with your meal. An uncorking fee of $1.00 for stem will be charged.

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Friday and Saturday, January 15 and 16 

Mama Mia, That’s a Smelly Cat! a Murder Mystery by Sherrie Hansen –

When Mama and Eunice (from the Carol Burnett Show) agree to trade places with Monica and Phoebe (from Friends) on Wife Swap, a reality TV series where two wives switch families for two weeks, something goes terribly wrong. Who’s written off the show for good and who’s guilty of turning out the lights? Was it Monica, Phoebe, Chandler, Mama, Eunice, Ed, Mr. Huh Wiggins, or producer Kyle Waggoner? One lucky sleuth will get their dinner free! $24.95 each.

Menu: Wonderful Wonton Soup, Lettuce Salad, Rolls, Your Choice of: Mama’s Chicken Pie with Baking Powder Biscuit Crust OR Chef Monica’s Tarragon Chicken with Cranberry Apple Stuffing and White Wine Sauce OR Eunice’s Roast Beef with Mixed Peppercorn Sauce and Mashed Potatoes OR Phoebe’s Seafood Stuffed Salmon on a Bed of Wild Rice OR Ed’s Peach Glazed Stuffed Pork Chops with Rice Pilaf A variety of desserts including our popular cheesecakes will be offered for $5.00 each. Soft drinks are available for $1.50. You may bring wine, beer or champagne to enjoy with your meal. We will provide stems and uncork as needed for $1.00 per stem.

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February 5 and 6, 2015

Somebody Hates Raymond – a murder mystery by Sherrie Hansen

When one of Raymond Barone’s friends dresses up to look like Raymond and then, ends up dead, it’s apparent that SOMEBODY HATES RAYMOND enough to try to kill him. Could it be an episode of The Family Feud come to life? Debra, Robert, Amy, Frank, Marie, and Ole Folkshome, the director of the assisted living center where Frank and Marie have moved, are all suspects. One lucky guest who figures out who-done-it will receive their dinner free! $24.95 each.

MENU: Italian Wedding Soup, Green Leaf Lettuce Salad, Bread Stick. Your choice of: Chicken Carbonara with Bacon, Mushrooms and Parmesan on Bow Tie Pasta OR Italian Roast Beef with Rosemary Garlic Potatoes OR Roast Pork Filled Cannelloni with Creamy Mornay Sauce and Garlic Tomato Basil Sauce OR Parmesan Crusted Tilapia with Garlic Mashed Potatoes OR Roast Vegetables with Wild Rice, Spinach Artichoke Dip and Italian Cheeses

A delicious selection of desserts will be offered for $5.00 each. Beverages $1.50. You may bring your own wine, beer, or champagne to enjoy with your meal. An uncorking fee of $1.00 for stem will be charged. (Note: We have very limited space on Saturday the 6th due to a private party.)

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Friday, Saturday, and Sunday evenings, February 12*, 13*, and 14** at 6:30 p.m. 

A Victorian Valentine Dinner

*$21.95 per person, serving from 5 – 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday 2/12 and 2/13,

**$26.95 per person, serving from 5 – 8 p.m. Sunday 2/14, with music by Violinist Jennifer Fischer Kittleson and an art display / sale by Artist Jon Kittleson. Live music starting at 6 p.m.

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Menu: Wonderful Wild Rice Soup with Applewood Bacon, Green Leaf Lettuce Salad, Roll. Your Choice of:  French Steak with Cheddar Chablis Sauce and Red Potatoes OR Seafood Mornay with Shrimp, Crab and Swiss Cheese on Puff Pastry Hearts OR Fruits of the Forest Chicken with Apples, Mushrooms and Blackberry Brandy on Wild Rice Pilaf OR Stuffed Pork Chops with Sausage Apple Cranberry Stuffing, Mashed Potatoes and Sage Gravy OR Roast Vegetables with Wild Rice, Spinach Artichoke Dip and Italian Cheeses

A Variety of Desserts will be offered for $5.00 each. Chocolate Fondue for Two may be preordered at the price of $12.00 per couple ~

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March 11 and 12, 2015

THE FRAIDY BUNCH – a murder mystery by Sherrie Hansen

When the overly paranoid Fraidy family goes to the video store and rents a copy of the Truman Show, they realize that they, too, are a television family that exists only for the viewing pleasure of millions of viewers. When they call in Truman Burbank to help them escape from the set of the Fraidy Bunch, chaos ensues and the producer of the show, who has been posing as Alice’s boyfriend, Sam the Butcher, ends up dead. Who cracked and committed the deed – was it Carol, Mike, Alice, Greg, Bobby, Cindy or… Truman?  One lucky guest who figures out who-done-it will receive their dinner free! $24.95 each.

 Menu:  Tomato Soup with Herbed Oyster Crackers, Lettuce Salad with Ranch Dressing, Rolls. Your Choice of:  Swedish Meatballs with Mashed Potatoes and Gravy OR Pineapple Orange Pork Chops with Rice Pilaf OR Chicken Crepes Cordon Bleu with Ham, Swiss, and Mushrooms OR Seafood Stuffed Salmon with Mashed Potatoes OR Gourmet Chicken a la King with Artichoke Hearts on Puff Pastry. 

A delicious selection of desserts will be offered for $5.00 each. Beverages $1.50. You may bring your own wine, beer, or champagne to enjoy with your meal. An uncorking fee of $1.00 for stem will be charged.

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Lunches, Cooking Seminars, Dinners & Special Events:  We are open for Lunch on Wednesday – Saturday from 11:30 – 2:30 p.m. (Call 641-713-3113). If you need to schedule a private party on Monday or Tuesday, give me a ring and I will do my best to accommodate your needs.  Our B&B will continue to be open 7 days a week.

Call anytime from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. to reserve a table for Wed – Sat or to find out what delicious, homemade specials are on our menu for the upcoming week. There are usually 5 – 7 main course options to choose from – all served with a green leaf lettuce salad and a roll. (Don’t forget to leave room for dessert!)

Some favorites of mine that you may find on the menu:

*Raspberry Peach Chicken on Wild Rice 

 *Spinach Artichoke Chicken with Wild Rice and Italian Cheeses 

*Cottage Pie with a Thatched Roof (a savory ground beef filling topped with homemade mashed potatoes and shredded cheddar)

 *Parmesan Crusted Tilapia on Wild Rice Pilaf 

 *Herbs de Provence Chicken with Roquefort Cream Sauce and Mashed Potatoes  

 *Quiche in a Cup

 *Very Berry Chicken Salad with our own Low-Fat Creamy Raspberry Dressing

*Grandma Hansen’s Chicken Pie with Baking Powder Biscuit Crust

COOKING SEMINARS!

Our cooking seminars are a wonderful way to meet Kindred Spirits in the kitchen. It’s great fun to make, sample, and taste your favorite Blue Belle Inn recipes so you can make them for friends and family at home. Please call or email with your name and phone number if you’re interested in attending our next event. If there are three or more of you who would like to do a cooking seminar,please contact me with a date that works well for you and to choose a theme, and I’ll contact others who have expressed interest.

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DINNER & OUR FONDUE FEAST
Overnight guests and private parties are welcome to dine at the Inn any evening, but ask that you make reservations 24 hours in advance, 48 hours for our Fondue Feast. 

Below is a sample menu that includes many of the entrees we may have on our dinner menu. Once you’ve made a reservation, we’ll email the menu directly to you so you can choose your main course selections.

Homemade Soups are optional – $3.00 per bowl. Feel free to bring your favorite wine, beer or champagne to enjoy with your meal. We charge $1.00 per glass for uncorking as needed. We offer a wonderful variety of beverages, salad dressings and desserts as well as our popular Fondue Feast.

For reservations, please call 641-713-3113

Sample Dinner Menu

Raspberry Cordial Chicken with Peach Schnapps with Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Chicken Carbonnara with Bacon, Mushrooms and Pease in a Parmesan Cream Sauce

French Steak Roasted with Cheddar Chablis Sauce and Red Potatoes

Stuffed Pork Tenderloin Roll

Seafood Puffs Mornay with Puff Pastry, Shrimp, Crab and Swiss Cheese

Roast Beef with Chardonnay Cream Sauce with Gorgonzola Cheese

Bavarian Hunter Schnitzel with Pork Medallions, Mushrooms and a Cream Gravy on Homemade Spaetzle Noodles

Pork and Parmesan Stuffed Cannelloni with Red and White Sauces

Fruits of the Forest Chicken with Mushrooms, Apples, Berries and a Splash of Brandy on Wild Rice

Seafood Stuffed Salmon with Wild Rice

$19.95 per person includes salad and rolls. $3.00 per cup of soup. $5.00 for dessert. $1.50 for beverages. $1.00 per wine stem for uncorking as needed.

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Fondue Feast

Our Fondue Feast includes:

…a delectable Cheese Fondue served with French bread for dipping

…a fresh Green Salad with the dressing of your choice

…savory, bite-sized bits of Chicken, Beef, Pork, and Vegetables grilled tableside on a heart-healthy Swiss Raclette Grill.

…new Potatoes topped with cheese, melted to perfection Swiss Raclette style.

…a sumptuous variety of homemade Dipping Sauces. 

…a mouth-watering Chocolate Fondue and served with fresh Fruit, Cheesecake, & a variety of home baked goodies for dipping.

…$34.95 per person includes all four courses ($39.95 on nights with entertainment).

You may bring your favorite wine, beer or champagne to enjoy with your meal. The charge is $1.00 per glass.

 As always, please call 641-713-3113 or reply to this e-mail for reservations for lunch, dinner or an overnight stay, or for more information about any of our meals or upcoming events.

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Live Time, Online Room Reservations!

You can now check availability and book rooms online, directly from our website, at www.BlueBelleInn.com. Check it out!

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Comfort Cookie Creations

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Our Comfort Cookie Creations can be ordered to go and include Chocolate Cherry Kisses, Melting Moments, Chocolate Almond Brownies, Caramel  Shortbread, Sugar Plum Cookies, and Cream Wafers. The prices are: 4Cookies for $2. 10 for $5, 25 for $12, 50 for $20. We charge $5.00 for delivery and regularly make trips to Austin, Cedar Falls, Waterloo, Hudson and all points in between. We can match any colors and incorporate many themes. If you want the cookies delivered on an antique glass tray, the price is $20 and includes 30 cookies.

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Sherrie Hansen’s Books

Innkeeper Sherrie Hansen is a published author and  available to speak at club meetings, special events, and women’s and business groups.

“Sherrie Hansen creates sprawling farm and comfortable home, American countryside… wobbling bicycles, squabbling siblings, lovers’ arguments… Her scenery and her characters are all equally real. Sherrie Hansen’s created a thinking woman’s romance, as full of depth and feeling and love as any other, but seasoned with history… real relationships, common sense and hope; a wonderful novel, highly recommended.”

…From a review by Sheila Deeth on “Night and Day”“Love Notes kept me glued to the page, never knowing how I wanted the tale to end, but always sure the author would end it well. After all, she’s very clearly listening to the author of our lives as she writes these lives—Christian fiction indeed, where honest humanity meets heavenly hope.”

…From a review by Sheila Deeth on “Love Notes”

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For more information, visit www.BlueBelleBooks.com, http://www.facebook.com/SherrieHansenAuthor orwww.Sherriehansen.wordpress.com

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Gift Certificates ~  The Perfect Present!

Give the gift of romance and relaxation. Call today to order a hand calligraphied gift certificate for that deserving person at work or for someone you love.

Call 641-713-3113. We accept MC, Visa, Discover or American Express.

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DO-IT-YOURSELF MURDER MYSTERIES 

All it takes is a slightly zany group of 6 to 10 people and a little help from the Blue Belle… call now to arrange your own who-dun-it murder mystery. We have dozens of games to choose from, and can provide you with scripts, sound tracks, props, a private room or area, and a delicious meal while you attempt to solve the mystery.

There is a $25.00 charge to facilitate your mystery plus the cost of whatever meals you choose.

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Parties with a Festive Flair

Remember the Blue Belle when planning your family gatherings, parties & business retreats. Our first floor seats 60 people. From dessert buffets to elegant hors d’oeuvres, luncheons, and light dinners, we’re happy to tailor our menus and prices to meet your special needs.

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For reservations, please call 641-713-3113

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For a night of repose…

“Never Neverland” ……………………………………..$85

Queen size bed, private bath immediately across the hall from the room with clawfoot tub and French shower

“Sherwood Forest” ……………………………………$120

Queen size bed, full-size futon, private bath with shower, shared access to third floor Jacuzzi for two

“The Secret Garden” ………………………………..$130

King size bed, private bath with shower, shared access to third floor Jacuzzi for two

“Plum Creek” ………………………………………………..$170

King size bed, fireplace, private bath with clawfoot tub and Jacuzzi

“Heaven to Betsy” ……………………………………$170

King size bed, fireplace, private bath with Jacuzzi for two, plush, full-size futon

“Sleeping Beauty” ……………………………………….$50

Twin size trundle bed, shared bath (May be rented in connection with another room only)

“A Wrinkle in Time” ………………………………..$150

Circa 1950 cottage with queen size bed, private bath with tub and shower, living/dining room. Available for overflow only.

“Anne’s House of Dreams” ………..$300 – $375

(Both floors) Circa 1891 house next to the Blue Belle. A perfect gathering place for kindred spirits, families and friends. See description below. Sharp discounts for extended stays. Sleeping for two – eight.

“Four Winds” (Anne’s House 1st floor)…………………$150

Double shower, handicap ramp, deck, kitchen, desk, laundry, queen size bed, full size futon with plush, memory foam mattresses, private entrance.

“Green Gables” (Anne’s House 2nd floor)…………..$150

King size bed, two twin beds in a 2nd bedroom, private whirlpool for two, balcony, private entrance. $200 for four.

Smoking is prohibited • Please inquire about special rates for Monday -Thursday nights and extended stays • All rates are for 1-2 people per night. Extra occupants (with permission ) are $20.00 each • A nonrefundable deposit of 1/2 the total charge is required to confirm a room reservation • Rates may change without notice.

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The Blue Belle Inn has high speed, fiber optic, wireless Internet access, free to all our guests!

Four of our rooms have king-sized beds (Heaven to Betsy, Plum Creek, Secret Garden, and Green Gables in Anne’s House of Dreams).  Many of our mattresses have plush, memory foam toppers.

NeverNeverland and Sherwood Forest have queen sized beds.

Four Winds, the first floor of Anne’s House of Dreams, now has a QUEEN-SIZED, solid cherry Murphy Bed and a full sized extra bed. Both have plush, memory foam mattresses. 

Anne’s House of Dreams can be rented as two separate units (one on the first floor, the second on the second floor), each with its own entrance, OR as one big house that sleeps from 2 – 8 people.

Sherwood Forest now has a queen size bed and a full size futon, making it an ideal room for two people who want separate beds. The rooms sits 4 in a nice conversational grouping as well.

Heaven to Betsy now has a king size bed and a full size futon with a plush, memory foam mattress!

  All of our rooms have TV/VCR or DVD units. We have a huge assortment of movies that you can watch while you’re visiting the Blue Belle Inn.

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The days are getting shorter. The nights are cooler. The maple trees that line our streets are turning a brilliant shade of orange and red. There are signs of fall all around. Guests at the Blue Belle Inn are enjoying our delicious Bumbleberry Pie with Apples, Blueberries and Raspberries, German Jaegerschnitzel, Homemade Spaetzle Noodles and our famous Seasoned Pork and Parmesan Stuffed Pumpkins. It’s time to update you on our autumn specials and events! 

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===> Important Announcement!

Mark and I are leaving for a short trip to attend a conference in Dallas this Friday afternoon. The Blue Belle Inn Tea House will be closed while we’re gone. We’ll reopen for lunch on Friday, October 9 and resume our regular Wednesday – Saturday schedule then. Because our schedule is sometimes a bit erratic, please give us a ring at 641-713-3113 to make sure we’re there before you drive over, down or up, although we will continue to accept drop-bys when we’re here. The Blue Belle Inn B&B will continue to be open while we’re gone. Please call my staff at 641-713-3113 if you need a place to stay or an autumn getaway. They’ll take good care of you and be happy to serve you a delicious breakfast in my absence. 

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To make reservations for upcoming events at the restaurant, we recommend you email bluebelle@myomnitel.com, or call and leave a message at 641-713-3113.

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To reserve a room for this fall, winter, or over the holidays, please book directly from our website at www.BlueBelleInn.com, or call so I can assist you.

You can also keep in touch with us at our new blog at https://bluebelleinn.wordpress.com/, or by visiting our website at www.BlueBelleInn.com or our Facebook page at
https://www.facebook.com/BlueBelleInn.
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Lunch Menus

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We are open for Lunch on Wednesday – Saturday from 11:30 – 2:30 p.m.

Please call for a reservation if possible! (641-713-3113)

If you need to schedule a private party on Monday or Tuesday, give me a ring and I will do my best to accommodate your needs.  Our B&B continues to be open 7 days a week.

There are usually 5 – 7 main course options to choose from – all served with a green leaf lettuce salad and a roll. (Don’t forget to leave room for dessert!)

 Some favorites of mine that you may find on the menu:

*Seasoned Pork and Parmesan Stuffed Pumpkin (Available now until they’re gone – November or December?) 

*Chicken Salad Croissant with Parmesan Shavings

*Herbes de Provence Chicken with Roquefort Cream Sauce and Garlic Mashed Potatoes

*Roast Pork Filled Cannelloni Pasta in a Rosy Pan with Swiss Cheese and Tomato Basil Sauces  

*Cottage Pie with a Thatched Roof (a savory ground beef filling topped with homemade mashed potatoes and shredded cheddar)

*Grandma Hansen’s Chicken Pie with Baking Powder Biscuit Crust

*Very Berry Chicken Salad with our own Low-Fat Creamy Raspberry Dressing

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Blue Belle Inn & St. Ansgar Celebrations

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Friday and or Saturday, October 9 and 10 – Writer’s Retreat and Author Meet and Greet / Book Signing at the Blue Belle Inn featuring multi-published, best-selling, award winning authors from Nebraska, Wisconsin, Iowa and Minnesota, Mary Connealy, Lyn Cote, Roxanne Rustand, and Erica Vetsch! The Book Sale / Signing will be held from about 12:30 – 1:00 p.m. You do not have to eat lunch at the Inn to come and meet the authors. If you would like lunch, please call for a reservation.

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Friday and Saturday, October 23 and 24Oktoberfest Cuisine at the Blue Belle Inn

Sherrie lived in Germany for 3 years, so our German Cuisine is authentic and delicious. We’ll have our homemade Hunter (Jaeger) Schnitzel with tender pork medallions in a cream gravy with mushrooms served on Spaetzle Noodles on the menu on Friday and Saturday, October 23 and 24 as well as our wonderful Black Forest Cheesecake and other delicious Bavarian specialties like German Potato Salad with Beer Brats and homemade Brown Gravy with Bacon and Onions!   

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Monday, October 26 from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.Entertaining with Ease Cooking Seminar with Guest Chef Becky Fister

Wednesday, October 28 – Sunday, November 1Holiday Open House at Home Sweet Home 

Friday and Saturday, October 30 and 31 – Blue Belle and the Vampire Slayer Murder Mystery at 6:30 p.m.

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Saturday, October 31 – St. Ansgar’s Quilt Extravaganza

Friday and Saturday, November 20 and 21Merry, Merry, Quite Contrary, How is Your Turkey Stuffed? 6:30 p.m.

Writers Retreat

A Writer’s Retreat

October 9 & 10 – Get Passionate About Writing!

Pointers on Plotting, Promoting, Personality Archetypes, Pinterest, and more – all from a Writers Perspective

Please join me for an intimate, hands-on retreat with multi-published, award winning authors Lyn Cote (Plotting), Roxanne Rustand (Promoting on a Budget), Erica Vetsch (Personality Archetypes), Sherrie Hansen (Pinterest for Authors), Mary Connealy (no prepared speech, but we’ll Pick Her Brain anyway), and more. Melinda Cote will present on Designing a Winning Cover.

On Friday night, we’ll enjoy an appetizer buffet, chocolate fondue and an informal critique session with Lyn Cote. On Saturday, we’ll have breakfast and introductions at 9 am, sessions at 9:30 and 10:30, lunch and a writing exercise mixer at 11:30, a book signing at 12:30 pm, sessions at 1, 2, and 3 pm, sweets and treats at 3:30 pm and farewells at 4 pm. Rooms at the B&B are available on a first come, first serve basis. Check availability at www.BlueBelleInn.com or call 641-713-3113. The cost of the Retreat is $85 for both Friday night and Saturday plus lodging. For Saturday only, the cost is $65. I hope you will consider joining us for this fun, inspirational event! As always, we will have a lot of good food and fellowship. Call 641-713-3113 with questions.

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COOKING SEMINARS

Our cooking seminars are a wonderful way to meet Kindred Spirits in the kitchen. It’s great fun to make, sample, and taste your favorite Blue Belle Inn recipes so you can make them for friends and family at home. Please call or email with your name and phone number if you’re interested in attending our next event.

It’s a date! Monday, October 26, 2015 from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Sherrie’s sister, Becky Fister, will be a guest chef at our Entertaining with Ease Cooking Seminar  We’ll feature Apps in a Snap, Main Courses in Minutes, and Done-in-a-Flash Desserts will all be on the menu as we make Steak and Boursin Belles, Buffalo Chicken Cheese Dip, Pork Chops with Creamy Marsala Sauce, French Onion Beef Steak,  Sausage Lasagna with Parmesan, Mozzarella and Fontina, Sour Cream Raisin Pie with Walnuts, Chocolate Fondue and Tipsy Trifles. Whether you’re entertaining the boss or your new mother-in-law, hosting girls night out, or having friends over for a football game, we’ll focus on foods that are do-ahead or easy to prepare at the last minute so you can relax and enjoy your company. We’ll also give participants the opportunity to request their favorite recipes from the Blue Belle Inn’s delicious repertoire. Call Sherrie for information and to save a spot. $45.00.

Murder Mysteries!

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Friday and Saturday, October 30 and 31, 2015 at 6:30 p.m.

Blue Belle and the Vampire Slayer – a Murder Mystery set at Dracula’s Castle by Sherrie Hansen

When wealthy Englishman Dread Lockhearse decides to acquire Dracula’s Castle in Bran, Romania and turn it into a theme park with a haunted house motif, all hell breaks loose – and Dread ends up dead. Help determine who gave Dread the evil eye – Count Dracula, Muffy the Vampire Slayer, Gypsy Rosalita, Igor, Father MacGarlic, Doctor Van Dahm, Blue Belle Fairy, or Shy Violet Wood. One lucky sleuth will get their dinner free!

Menu:

Black Bean Soup with Widow’s Web, Green Salad, and Roll

Your choice of:

Garlic Chicken with Herbes de Provence, Roquefort Cream Sauce and Mashed Potatoes OR

Hunter Schnitzel with Mushroom Cream Sauce and Homemade Spaetzle Noodles OR

Black Sea Salmon on Wild Rice Pilaf OR

Beef Stroganoff with Mashed Potatoes

OR Chicken, Wild Rice, and Colby Jack Stuffed Pumpkin

Vegetarian Entrees available on request. Featured Dessert: Romanian Chocolate Rum Cake

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Friday and Saturday, November 20 and 21, 2015 at 6:30 p.m.

Merry, Merry, Quite Contrary, How Is Your Turkey Stuffed?

a Murder Mystery by Sherrie Hansen

When uppity French Chef Bobby Filet flat out refuses to roast a turkey for the annual Thanksgiving Feast at Plymouth Rock Inn and puts Roast Partridge with Cognac Liver Pate and a Mushroom Pancetta Sauce on the menu instead, it looks like the holiday will be anything but merry. Then Lucille Bell, Elfonso Arnaz, Ethel Noll, May Flower, December Snow, and Innkeeper Tom Turnkey get cooking, and it seems the day is saved – until a turkey explodes, and the chef ends up toasted. Figure out who-dun-it and you could get your dinner free. $24.95 each.

Menu:
Tomato Basil Soup, Green Salad and Roll

Cranberry Maple Chicken on Wild Rice Pilaf with a Twist of Orange OR
Sausage Stuffed Pork Chops with Mashed Potatoes and Sage Gravy OR
Colby Jack and Chicken Stuffed Pumpkins with Rice Pilaf OR
Roast Eye of Round with Red Potatoes and Chardonnay Cream Sauce with Gorgonzola Cheese OR
Parmesan Crusted Tilapia with Wild Rice Pilaf

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What do these things have in common?

They’re all homemade at the Blue Belle Inn and they can all be ordered for your next party, birthday celebration, work gathering, or special event.

Comfort Cookie Creations ~ Shabby Chic Cakes ~ Sensational Soups, Salads and Suppers

Try our tasty new desserts and dinners at the Blue Belle Inn or take some home for a special treat for friends or family.

Take home a hot dish that’s ready to pop in the oven or let us prepare you a fresh, seasonal salad next time you visit the Blue Belle or pass through town.

Call 641-713-3113 for flavors and pricing. Discounts for large quantities.
For reservations, please call 641-713-3113,  email bluebelle@myomnitel.com, or visit http://www.BlueBelleInn.com.

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Fun Facts to Know when Planning an Overnight Stay!

The Blue Belle Inn has reliable, hard-wired, high speed, FIBER OPTIC WiFi access, free to all our guests.

Four Winds, the first floor of Anne’s House of Dreams, now has a QUEEN-SIZED, solid cherry Murphy Bed and a full sized extra bed. Both have plush, memory foam mattresses. Anne’s House has two bedrooms upstairs, one with a king-sized bed and one with two twins, for a total of comfortable accommodations for 6 to 8. Or, rent just the top or just the bottom – each has its own private entry and makes a quiet, romantic, very private place for a getaway. 

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For reservations, please call 641-713-3113 or visit www.BlueBelleInn.com

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 Celebrate the Release of Shy Violet!

If you’d like to purchase a copy of any of Sherrie’s books or have Sherrie visit your group to talk about Scotland and her newest book, Shy Violet, the 3rd of her Wildflowers of Scotland novels, please call the Blue Belle Inn. 

Thistle Down (a prequel novella), is still free at Smashwords.com. Sherrie’s other novels – Wild Rose, Blue Belle, Love Notes, Night and Day, and the Maple Valley Trilogy:  Stormy Weather, Water Lily, and Merry Go Round – are available in paperback or electronic formats from the Blue Belle Inn, www.SecondWindPublishing.com, or online at Amazon or Barnes and Noble.   

Follow Sherrie at http://www.facebook.com/SherrieHansenAuthor
or her blog at https://sherriehansen.wordpress.com

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DINNER & OUR FONDUE FEAST
Overnight guests and private parties are welcome to dine at the Inn any evening, but ask that you make reservations in advance. 

Below is a sample menu that includes many of the entrees we’ll have on our dinner menu this spring. Each week, we’ll be posting our menus on Facebook, or emailing them directly to you if you request that we do so. You can also call 641-713-3113 at any time to see what’s on tap.

Homemade Soups are optional – $3.00 per bowl. Feel free to bring your favorite wine, beer or champagne to enjoy with your meal. We charge $1.00 per glass for uncorking as needed. We offer a wonderful variety of beverages, salad dressings and desserts as well as our popular Fondue Feast.

For reservations, please call 641-713-3113

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Sample Dinner Menu

Seasoned Pork and Parmesan Stuffed Pumpkin (Available now until they’re gone – November or December?)

Raspberry Cordial Chicken with Peach Schnapps with Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Chicken Carbonnara with Bacon, Mushrooms and Pease in a Parmesan Cream Sauce

Potato Crusted Cod with Cheddar and Chives

French Steak Roasted with Cheddar Chablis Sauce and Red Potatoes

Stuffed Pork Tenderloin Roll

Seafood Puffs Mornay with Puff Pastry, Shrimp, Crab and Swiss Cheese

Roast Beef with Chardonnay Cream Sauce with Gorgonzola Cheese

Bavarian Hunter Schnitzel with Pork Medallions, Mushrooms and a Cream Gravy on Homemade Spaetzle Noodles

Pork and Parmesan Stuffed Cannelloni with Red and White Sauces

Fruits of the Forest Chicken with Mushrooms, Apples, Berries and a Splash of Brandy on Wild Rice

Seafood Stuffed Salmon with Wild Rice

$19.95 per person includes salad and rolls. $3.00 per cup of soup. $4.00 for dessert. $1.50 for beverages. $1.00 per wine stem for uncorking as needed.

Fondue Feast

Our Fondue Feast includes:

…a delectable Cheese Fondue served with French bread for dipping

…a fresh Green Salad with the dressing of your choice

…savory, bite-sized bits of Chicken, Beef, Pork, and Vegetables grilled tableside on a heart-healthy Swiss Raclette Grill.

…new Potatoes topped with cheese, melted to perfection Swiss Raclette style.

…a sumptuous variety of homemade Dipping Sauces. 

…a mouth-watering Chocolate Fondue and served with fresh Fruit, Cheesecake, & a variety of home baked goodies for dipping.

…$34.95 per person includes all four courses ($39.95 on nights with entertainment).

You may bring your own wine, beer or champagne to enjoy with your meal. We have three fondue tables (each with seating for 2 to 8). Call 1-641-713-3113 for reservations.

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Gift Certificates!

Give the Gift of Love with a beautiful Gift Certificate from the Blue Belle Inn!

Call 1-877-713-3113 toll free to order with your MC, Visa, Discover or American Express

Live Time, Online Reservations!

You can now check availability and book rooms online, directly from our website,

at www.BlueBelleInn.com. Check it out!

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 For a night of repose…

“Never Neverland” ……………………………………..$85

Queen size bed, private bath immediately across the hall from the room with clawfoot tub and French shower

“Sherwood Forest” ……………………………………$120

Queen size bed, full-size futon, private bath with shower, shared access to third floor Jacuzzi for two

“The Secret Garden” ………………………………..$130

King size bed, private bath with shower, shared access to third floor Jacuzzi for two

“Plum Creek” ………………………………………………..$170

King size bed, fireplace, private bath with clawfoot tub and Jacuzzi

“Heaven to Betsy” ……………………………………$170

King size bed, fireplace, private bath with Jacuzzi for two, plush, full-size futon

“Sleeping Beauty” ……………………………………….$40 – $50

Twin size trundle bed, shared bath (May be rented in connection with another room only)

“A Wrinkle in Time” ………………………………..$150

Circa 1950 cottage with queen size bed, private bath with tub and shower, living/dining room. Available for overflow only.

“Anne’s House of Dreams” ………..$300 – $375

(Both floors) Circa 1891 house next to the Blue Belle. A perfect gathering place for kindred spirits, families and friends. See description below. Sharp discounts for extended stays. Sleeping for two – eight.

“Four Winds” (Anne’s House 1st floor)…………………$150

Double shower, handicap ramp, deck, kitchen, desk, laundry, queen size bed, full size futon with plush, memory foam mattresses, private entrance.

“Green Gables” (Anne’s House 2nd floor)…………..$150

King size bed, two twin beds in a 2nd bedroom, private whirlpool for two, balcony, private entrance. $200 for four.

Smoking is prohibited • Please inquire about special rates for Monday -Thursday nights and extended stays • All rates are for 1-2 people per night. Extra occupants (with permission ) are $20.00 each • A nonrefundable deposit of 1/2 the total charge is required to confirm a room reservation • Rates may change without notice.

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Anniversary and Holiday Celebrations & Birthday Parties!

Remember the Blue Belle Inn when planning your holiday parties and special events —

We’re happy to tailor our menus and prices to meet your needs.

(We can seat up to 60 people).

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Keep in Touch!

We now have high speed fiber optic wireless internet access, and an onsite computer that can be used to check email while you’re at the Inn… Let us know if you’re willing to receive your quarterly fliers via email and we’d be happy to set you up! Although we’re no longer doing a mass mailing, we’re happy to mail menus to those who do not have e-mail — just give us a ring!

Live Time, Online Room Reservations!

You can now check availability and book rooms online, directly from our website,

at http://www.BlueBelleInn.com. Check it out!

Please feel free to forward this e-mail to your friends! If you would rather we use a different email address, please let me know and I will be happy to update our records. If you would rather not receive these updates from The Blue Belle Inn, please let me know so I can remove your name. Thank You!

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I am so ready for spring and summer! Since two of my favorite seasons at the Blue Belle Inn B&B and Tea House are just a hop, skip and a jump away…Bunny
I hope the special events I’ve planned for April, May, June and July will help you to enjoy all the wonderful things that go along with warm weather!

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Our magnolias, daffodils, bluebells, and lilacs will soon be blooming, and we’d love to share some delicious food and conversation with each of you.
Just give us a ring at 641-713-3113!

For reservations, please call 641-713-3113, email bluebelle@myomnitel.com, or visit http://www.BlueBelleInn.com
or our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/BlueBelleInn
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BBI - SG Room
Fun Facts to Know when Planning an Overnight Stay!

The Blue Belle Inn has reliable, hard-wired, high speed, FIBER OPTIC WiFi access, free to all our guests.

Four Winds, the first floor of Anne’s House of Dreams, now has a QUEEN-SIZED, solid cherry Murphy Bed and a full sized extra bed. Both have plush, memory foam mattresses. Anne’s House has two bedrooms upstairs, one with a king-sized bed and one with two twins, for a total of comfortable accommodations for 6 to 8. Or, rent just the top or just the bottom – each has its own private entry and makes a quiet, romantic, very private place for a getaway.

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Secret Garden (NEW!), Heaven to Betsy, Sherwood Forest and Green Gables in Anne’s House of Dreams have their own air conditioning units,

which you may adjust to your personal tastes. All of our other rooms are served by our central air conditioning systems.

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For reservations, please call 641-713-3113

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Special Events!

Follow the St. Ansgar Community Chamber page on Facebook to find out What’s Up in Northern Iowa!

https://www.facebook.com/stansgarcommunitychamber/events

If you are interested in hosting a Cooking Seminar, please contact Sherrie for information and options.

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Murder Mystery!

Friday, April 10, 2015 at 6:30 p.m.
Saturday, April 11, 2015 at 6:30 p.m.
e-Haney Matchmaking Services, Inc – A Match Made in Heaven or One Hell of a Predicament?

a “whodunit” murder mystery by Sherrie Hansen

When Green Acres’ Mr. Haney decides to put his savvy salesmanship skills to the ultimate test and pair up couples e-Harmony style, the matches that result are horrible! Mismatched couples Oliver Wendall Douglas and his wife, Leeza, Prince Erik and spouse, Sea Witch Ursala, and famous duo Sunny and Cher just want their money back, but when Mr. Haney refuses to cooperate, they decided to sue for restitution and compensatory damages for pain and suffering. When Mr. Haney ends up dead, suddenly, they’re all suspects. One lucky sleuth who solves the mystery will get their dinner free!

MAKE ME A MATCH CUISINE – $24.95
French Onion Soup with Cheese Croutons
Green Salad and Roll
Your Choice of:
Seafood Stuffed Salmon on Wild Rice OR
French Steak with Chardonnay Cream Sauce and Gorgonzola Cheese with Red Potatoes OR
Chicken Carbonnara with Bacon, Mushrooms and Parmesan Cheese on Bow Tie Pasta OR
Smothered Pork Chops with Mashed Potatoes OR
Fresh Roasted Vegetables on Wild Rice with Spinach Artichoke Dip and Italian Cheeses
A Variety of Homemade Desserts, Cheesecakes and Pies will be offered for $5.00 per serving.

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Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, April 22, 23, 24 11:30 – 2:30 PM

Secretary’s Day / Administrative Assistant Day Luncheons –

Call for a menu and preorder for super-fast service. Lunch – $10.95 each.

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April 25: St. Ansgar Community Chamber CITY WIDE GARAGE SALES
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Sunday, May 10 – 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.*
MOTHER’S DAY Brunch
(Adults $16.95, Children under ten $8.95)
Homemade Scones / Fresh Fruit / Sampler Plate featuring Blue Belle Inn Breakfast Favorites: Quiche in a Cup / Sausage Gravy on Homemade Biscuits / Seafood Puffs / Danish Aebleskivers (Round Pancakes) and Bacon. A Variety of Optional Desserts including Copenhagen Cream with Raspberries, Chocolate Fondue Cheesecake, The Best Bread Pudding with Caramel Whiskey Sauce, and Fresh Strawberry Pie will be offered for $5.00 each. Juice is included. Additional Beverages are $1.50 each.
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June 20: St. Ansgar Community Chamber OATMEAL DAYS
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Murder Mystery!

Friday, July 10, 2015 at 6:30 p.m.
Saturday, July 11, 2015 at 6:30 p.m.
The Bachelorette Bump-Off – a murder mystery by Sherrie Hansen.

The competition is stiff when Celebrity Edition Bachelorette Sue Sylvester (Glee) narrows down her choices to eligible bachelor contestants Felix Unger and Oscar Madison (The Odd Couple), Frasier (Cheers), Darth Vader (Star Wars), and George Costanza (Seinfeld). What a selection! She’s even kind enough to tell wannabe brides Elly May Clampett and Miss Jane (Beverly Hillbillies) that they can have her rejects. Matrimonial bliss seems imminent until frontrunner Darth Vader ends up dead, and suddenly, they’re all suspected of murder. One lucky sleuth who solves the mystery will get their dinner free!

LADIES’ CHOICE CUISINE – $24.95

Herb-Scented Tomato Soup with Toast Hearts de Provence, Green Salad and a Roll

*Raspberry Peach Chicken on Wild Rice OR
*Parmesan Crusted Tilapia on Wild Rice OR
*Beef Bourguignon Cobbler with Bacon Chive Biscuits OR
*Roast Pork-Filled Cannelloni with Swiss Cheese Sauce and Red Sauce OR

*Fresh Roasted Vegetables on Wild Rice with Spinach Artichoke Dip and Italian Cheeses

A Variety of Homemade Pies and our Best Bread Pudding will be offered for $5.00 per serving.

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July 18: St. Ansgar Community Chamber HERB FESTIVAL
~ Books by Sherrie Hansen ~

Shy Violet cover

Sherrie’s newest book, Shy Violet, the 3rd of her Wildflowers of Scotland novels,

will be available in May 2015.

Thistle Down (a prequel novella), is still free at Smashwords.com. Sherrie’s other novels – Blue Belle, Wild Rose, Love Notes, Night and Day, and the Maple Valley Trilogy: Stormy Weather, Water Lily, and Merry Go Round – are available in paperback or electronic formats from the Blue Belle Inn, http://www.SecondWindPublishing.com, or online at Amazon or Barnes and Noble.

Follow Sherrie at https://www.facebook.com/SherrieHansenAuthor

or her blog at http://www.Sherriehansen.wordpress.com

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Lunch Menus

We are open for Lunch Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 11:30 – 2:30 p.m.

We LOVE reservations (call 641-713-3113) but we do accept walk-ins. =====>There are some days this summer when Sherrie will be gone and the tea house will be closed – Please call for reservations to make sure we are here to avoid disappointment!

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Call any morning after 9 a.m. to reserve a spot or to find out what delicious, homemade specials we’re preparing. (Don’t forget to leave room for dessert!) There are usually 5 or 6 main course options to choose from – all served with a green leaf lettuce salad and a roll. Some favorites of mine that you may find on the menu:

*Chicken Salad Croissant with Parmesan Shavings

*Italian Meatball Sandwich Casserole with Italian Cheeses

*Cottage Pie with a Thatched Roof (a savory ground beef filling topped with homemade mashed potatoes and shredded cheddar)

*Grandma Hansen’s Chicken Pie with Baking Powder Biscuit Crust

*Very Berry Chicken Salad with our own Low-Fat Creamy Raspberry Dressing

*Salmon Burgers with Aurora Sauce on Croissants

* Alpine Chicken with Crab and Swiss Cheese on Rice Pilaf

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DINNER & OUR FONDUE FEAST
Overnight guests and private parties are welcome to dine at the Inn any evening, but ask that you make reservations in advance.

Below is a sample menu that includes many of the entrees we’ll have on our dinner menu this spring. Each week, we’ll be posting our menus on Facebook, or emailing them directly to you if you request that we do so. You can also call 641-713-3113 at any time to see what’s on tap. Our current price for dinner is $19.95 per person.

Homemade Soups are optional – $3.00 per bowl. Feel free to bring your favorite wine, beer or champagne to enjoy with your meal. We charge $1.00 per glass for uncorking as needed. We offer a wonderful variety of beverages, salad dressings and desserts as well as our popular Fondue Feast. Desserts are $5.00.

For reservations, please call 641-713-3113

Sample Dinner Menu

Raspberry Cordial Chicken with Peach Schnapps with Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Chicken Carbonnara with Bacon, Mushrooms and Pease in a Parmesan Cream Sauce

Irish Meat and Potato Pie with Chicken, Cheese, and Pork Sausage

Potato Crusted Cod with Cheddar and Chives

French Steak Roasted with Cheddar Chablis Sauce and Red Potatoes

Stuffed Pork Tenderloin Roll

Seafood Puffs Mornay with Puff Pastry, Shrimp, Crab and Swiss Cheese

Roast Beef with Chardonnay Cream Sauce with Gorgonzola Cheese

Bavarian Hunter Schnitzel with Pork Medallions, Mushrooms and a Cream Gravy on Homemade Speatzle Noodles Pork and Parmesan Stuffed Cannelloni with Red and White Sauces

Fruits of the Forest Chicken with Mushrooms, Apples, Berries and a Splash of Brandy on Wild Rice

Seafood Stuffed Salmon with Wild Rice

Fondue Feast

Our Fondue Feast includes:

…a delectable Cheese Fondue served with French bread for dipping

…a fresh Green Salad with the dressing of your choice

…savory, bite-sized bits of Chicken, Beef, Pork, and Vegetables grilled tableside on a heart-healthy Swiss Raclette Grill….new Potatoes topped with cheese, melted to perfection Swiss Raclette style.

…a sumptuous variety of homemade Dipping Sauces.

…a mouth-watering Chocolate Fondue and served with fresh Fruit, Cheesecake, & a variety of home baked goodies for dipping.

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…$29.95 per person includes all four courses ($35.95 on nights with entertainment).

You may bring your own wine, beer or champagne to enjoy with your meal. We have three fondue tables (each with seating for 2 to 8). Call 1-877-713-3113 for reservations.

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What do these things have in common?

Food - Shabby Chic Cake
They can all be ordered from The Blue Belle Inn to dazzle your guests
at your next party, birthday celebration, work gathering, or special event.
Jam Jar Jumbles ~ Comfort Cookie Creations ~ Shabby Chic Cakes ~ Sweet Cakes ~ Sensational Soups, Salads and Suppers
Try our tasty new desserts and dinners at the Blue Belle Inn or take some home for a special treat for friends or family.
Take home a hot dish that’s ready to pop in the oven or let us prepare you a fresh, seasonal salad next time you visit the Blue Belle or pass through town.
Call 641-713-3113 for flavors and pricing. Discounts for large quantities.

For reservations, please call 641-713-3113, email bluebelle@myomnitel.com, or visit http://www.BlueBelleInn.com.

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Gift Certificates!
Give the Gift of Love with a beautiful Gift Certificate from the Blue Belle Inn!

Call 1-877-713-3113 toll free to order with your MC, Visa, Discover or American Express

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Live Time, Online Reservations!
You can now check availability and book rooms online, directly from our website,
at http://www.BlueBelleInn.com. Check it out!

For a night of repose…
“Never Neverland” ……………………………………..$85

Queen size bed, private bath immediately across the hall from the room with clawfoot tub and French shower

“Sherwood Forest” ……………………………………$120

Queen size bed, full-size futon, private bath with shower, shared access to third floor Jacuzzi for two

“The Secret Garden” ………………………………..$130

King size bed, private bath with shower, shared access to third floor Jacuzzi for two

“Plum Creek” ………………………………………………..$170

King size bed, fireplace, private bath with clawfoot tub and Jacuzzi

“Heaven to Betsy” ……………………………………$170

King size bed, fireplace, private bath with Jacuzzi for two, plush, full-size futon

“Sleeping Beauty” ……………………………………….$30

Twin size trundle bed, shared bath (May be rented in connection with another room only)

“A Wrinkle in Time” ………………………………..$150

Circa 1950 cottage with queen size bed, private bath with tub and shower, living/dining room. Available for overflow only.

“Anne’s House of Dreams” ………..$300 – $375

(Both floors) Circa 1891 house next to the Blue Belle. A perfect gathering place for kindred spirits, families and friends. See description below. Sharp discounts for extended stays. Sleeping for two – eight.

“Four Winds” (Anne’s House 1st floor)…………………$150

Double shower, handicap ramp, deck, kitchen, desk, laundry, queen size bed, full size futon with plush, memory foam mattresses, private entrance.

“Green Gables” (Anne’s House 2nd floor)…………..$150

King size bed, two twin beds in a 2nd bedroom, private whirlpool for two, balcony, private entrance. $200 for four.

Smoking is prohibited • Please inquire about special rates for Monday -Thursday nights and extended stays • All rates are for 1-2 people per night. Extra occupants (with permission ) are $20.00 each • A nonrefundable deposit of 1/2 the total charge is required to confirm a room reservation • Rates may change without notice.

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Anniversary and Graduation Celebrations & Birthday Parties!
Remember the Blue Belle Inn when planning your parties —

We’re happy to tailor our menus and prices to meet your needs.

(We can seat up to 60 people).

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Every Day starting in May: Wine Tastings at Bel-Aire Winery from 12 noon until 6 p.m.
Every Saturday Night Throughout the Summer at Bel-Aire Winery:
Saturday Outdoor Movie Night

For a schedule of upcoming movies, check: http://www.facebook.com/belairewinery or http://www.belairewinery.com

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Keep in Touch!

We now have fiber optic wireless internet access, and an onsite computer that can be used to check email while you’re at the Inn… Let us know if you’re willing to receive your quarterly fliers via email and we’d be happy to set you up! Although we’re no longer doing a mass mailing, we’re happy to mail menus to those who do not have e-mail — just give us a ring!

Live Time, Online Room Reservations!

You can now check availability and book rooms online, directly from our website,
at http://www.BlueBelleInn.com. Check it out!

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Friday and Saturday, February 6 and 7, 2015 at 6:30 pm
Let the Newlywed Games Begin - A Tale of Romance and Intrigue by Sherrie Hansen

When star-struck couples Barbie and Ken, Romeo and Juliet, Homer and Marge
Simpson, and Fred and Wilma Flintstone team up on a special celebrity
edition of the Newlywed Game, nobody has a clue who wrote the Book of
Love. When fellow contestants Gomez and Morticia Addams end up dead, it
appears someone's been watching too many hit movies and not enough TV!
It's up to you to help game show host Bob Eeeuuuuw figure out which of the
contestants are winners and who is GUILTY. One lucky sleuth who solves the
mystery will get their dinner free!  $24.95 each. Menu to be announced.

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Friday and Saturday evenings, February 13* and 14*
A Victorian Valentine Dinner

$26.95 per person, serving from 5 - 7 p.m., with Live music starting at 6 p.m.

~ Shepherd's Bread Crab Fondue ~ Salad Greens ~

Raspberry Cordial Chicken with Garlic Mashed Potatoes OR

French Steak with Chardonnay Cream Sauce with Gorgonzola Cheese and Red
Potatoes OR

Seafood Mornay on Puff Pastry Hearts OR

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Bavarian Hunter Schnitzel with Tender Pork Medallions on Homemade Spaetzle
Noodles

~ A Variety of Desserts will be offered for $5.00 each. Chocolate Fondue for Two may be pre-ordered at the price of $12.00 per couple ~

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*Featuring Live Music - guest artists to be announced

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March 13 and 14, 2015
The Taste of Murder:  The Galloping Gourmet Gets the Trots

When famous chefs Betty Cracker, Wolfgang Jack, Julia Julia Grownup,
Rachel Rob Roy, Bobbie Flub, Martha DeStew, Remy Ratatouille, and Curtis
Kidney Stone agree to compete on an episode of The Taste, things heat up,
the competition turns cutthroat, and all hell breaks loose in the
kitchen. When the Galloping Gourmet gets the trots and ends up dead of
Pufferfish poisoning, the murderer has to be found before someone else
gets a taste of murder. One lucky sleuth who solves the mystery will
receive their dinner free. $24.95 each. Menu to be announced.

Blue Belle Spring 2011For reservations, call 641-713-3113.

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For those of you who missed our sold-out New Year’s Eve mystery, never fear! We have another mystery dinner coming up in only 10 short days! Give a jingle (641-713-3113) or message me if you’d like a table! It’s Saturday, January 10 at 6:30 pm and we’ll be performing another Sherrie Hansen original – “Will the Real Prince Charming Please Stand Up?” Menu and details below! When Canadian game show host Alec Quebec is found dead, everyone on the latest episode of “To Twist the Truth!” is a suspect. Who is guilty? Is it dental hygienist turned game show hostess Flossie White, or is it one of the esteemed panel of judges – Sleeping Beauty, Snow White, wicked stepmother Eville O’Gress, or Glimmer, the Good Fairy? Or is it one of the contestants – dashing Prince Charming, Hermie, the Outcast Elf wannabe dentist, or Dopey the Dwarf, who was last seen clutching a ruby red slipper and looking for Cinderella? Or is it mysterious Lil’ Lee Pad, a spirited frog that keeps hopping around the stage? One lucky sleuth will get their dinner free! $24.95 each. Menu below.

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Green Leaf Lettuce Salad and Roll

Your Choice of:

Cranberry Maple Roasted Chicken on Wild Rice OR

Tender Pork Medallions in a Cream Gravy with Mushrooms (Hunter Schnitzel) on Homemade Spaetzle Noodles OR

Beef Burgundy with Bacon, Mushrooms and Red Wine with New Potatoes OR

Seafood Stuffed Salmon with Wild Rice

Your Choice of a Dessert from our Dessert Menu (to include Snow White’s Apple Berry Pie)

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