Thursday, December 15, 2011

HRM e-Weekly: Founder's Inn Holiday Themed Dinner, Onancock Christmas Parade, Indian Spinach-and-Chickpea Fritters, Eggnog

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Founder's Inn
This Week's Top Pick
One aspect of the holidays that many enjoy is gathering with friends and family and sharing a memorable meal together. Bring your group to Founder's Inn this Friday or Saturday, December 16 or 17 for a Holiday Themed Dinner. Taste the flavors of the season as Swan Terrace's award-winning chefs prepare a themed holiday prix fixe menu. If you're more of an early riser, partake in Breakfast with Santa on Sunday, December 18 from 8-10 a.m., and bring the kids along for an opportunity to have their photo taken with Santa later in the day and enjoy a Teddy Bear Tea in the afternoon. Click here for more information and to make your reservations for all the exciting holiday happenings at Founder's.    
Onancock Christmas Parade This Weekend's
Top Getaway
Looking for a way to brighten your day? Head to Onancock this Saturday, December 17, for their 21st Annual Christmas Parade, complete with themed floats, light displays, marching bands, equestrian units, community groups, fire departments and more. After the parade, everyone is invited to Onancock Town Park for refreshments and a visit with Santa. Local merchants, restaurants and inns will be open for holiday shopping, dining and accommodations. Come early and stay late to experience all the warmth and charm the waterfront town of Onancock has to offer! Click here for more information.   
Spinach and Chickpea Fritters
This Week's Recipe
Like most families, you probably have some favorite traditional foods that you serve around the holidays and look forward to each year. Introduce something new to your bunch this year when you create these tasty Indian Spinach-and-Chickpea Fritters. Flavored with cumin and cayenne pepper and topped with a delectable mango chutney, these fritters will make a charming addition to your table of hors d'oeuvres or a yummy first course to the rest of your meal. Click here for the complete recipe. 
This Week's Drink
Eggnog is a favorite beverage this time of year and can be enjoyed as an alcoholic or non-alcoholic drink. Add a twist--and a bit of zest--to your recipe this year by trying this Eggnog recipe that calls for citrusy orange and lemon zest as well as vanilla bean and nutmeg for the classic flavor. Spike with rum and bourbon or enjoy as is for a tasty after-dinner beverage.  Click here for the complete recipe.

Beach Eco Tours
This Week's Giveaway
There's always that one person on your list that you don't know what to buy for them. One lucky winner will be relieved to receive a $50 gift certificate to Beach Eco Tours. The recipient of the gift certificate will have the option to master the technique of stand up paddleboarding, learn kitesurfing or wave riding or come face-to-face with Atlantic bottlenosed dolphins. Give as a gift, or give yourself something to look forward to next year. Click here to be automatically eligible to win! 
Giveaway Rules and Winner!
We want to treat those of you who subscribe to both the HRM e-Weekly and Hampton Roads Magazine, so each week we will be giving YOU first dibs on the week's giveaway item. If you subscribe to the magazine, check out your copy and look at the mailing label. Check your Account # with the winning numbers we announce HERE each week and email Web and Associate Editor Angela Blue at by Monday, December 19 by 5 p.m.  to claim your winnings! With that said, the winning number for this week is: HRMQ 021812. So check your mailing label and see if you won! 


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