Friday, May 27, 2016

4 Grilling Recipes To Try This Memorial Day Weekend

Summer is officially here and kicking off today with the start of a long weekend! Wherever and however you're celebrating, a Memorial Day Weekend celebration just wouldn't be the same without a BBQ! For your dining pleasure, your favorite Lake of the Ozarks resort has created a list of delicious recipes to test out on the grill this holiday weekend:

Photo From: Serious Eats
Appetizer: Pig Candy

Source: Serious Eats
Makes 12-14 Strips

  • 1/2 cup Dark Brown Sugar 
  • 1/8 tsp Cayenne Pepper 
  • 1/4 cup Maple Syrup 
  • 1 lb Thick Cut Bacon  
  1. In a small bowl, mix together the brown sugar and cayenne pepper. 
  2. Lay the bacon strips out on a wire rack over a foil lined baking sheet. 
  3. Brush the slices of bacon with the maple syrup and then sprinkle on the brown sugar mixture. 
  4. Place the entire baking sheet on the grill rack. 
  5. Once the bacon starts to crisp up (about 15 min), flip them over and add more sugar mixture to the other side and cook until fully crisp. 

Entree: Tex-Mex Burger with Cajun Mayo 

Source: All Recipes
Photo From: All Recipes
Makes 4 Burgers 

  • 1 1/3 lb Ground Beef 
  • 1 Jalapeno 
  • 1/2 cup diced White Onion 
  • 1 clove Garlic 
  • 1 tsp Worcestershire Sauce 
  • 2 tsp Cajun Seasoning 
  • 1/2 cup Mayo
  • 4 slices Pepper Jack Cheese 
  • 4 leaves Lettuce 
  • 4 slices Tomato
  • 4 Hamburger Buns 
  1. Pre-heat grill to medium-high heat. 
  2. In a small bowl, mix together the mayo and 1 tsp of the Cajun seasoning. 
  3. In a large bowl, mix together the beef, jalapeno, onion, garlic and Worcestershire sauce. Then divide into 4 balls and flatten into patties. 
  4. Place the patties on the grill and cook for about 5 min on each side, or to your desired doneness. 
  5. During the last 2 minutes, lay a slice of cheese over each burger so that it slightly melts. 
  6. Spread the mayo on the buns, add the burgers and top with the lettuce and tomato for a completed Tex-Mex Burger!

Photo From: Food and Wine
Side Dish: Grill-Baked Potatoes with Chive Butter

Source: Food and Wine
Makes 4 Servings

  • 1 stick Unsalted Butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup Finely Chopped Chives, plus a little extra for garnish
  • 1/2 cup Sour Cream, plus extra for serving
  • 1 1/2 tsp Kosher Salt
  • 1 tsp Freshly Ground Pepper
  • 4 large Baking Potatoes
  1. In a medium bowl, combine the butter, 3/4 cup Chives, 1/2 cup sour cream, salt and pepper. Mix until smooth. 
  2. Transfer the butter to a large sheet of plastic wrap and form into a log. Wrap and refrigerate until firm, about 1 hour. 
  3. Preheat your grill. 
  4. Using a sharp knife, slice each potato crosswise at 1/3 inch intervals, cutting down, but not all the way through the potato.
  5. Cut the chive butter into thing slices and carefully tuck the butter in between the potato slices. 
  6. Wrap each potato tightly in aluminum foil. 
  7. Set the potatoes on the grill and cook until tender, about 45-50 minutes. 
  8. Unwrap the potatoes, garnish with finely chopped chives and serve with sour cream. 

Photo From: Taste of Home
Dessert: Banana Boats

Source: Taste of Home
Makes 4 Servings

  • 4 medium Unpeeled Ripe Bananas
  • 4 tsp Miniature Chocolate Chips
  • 4 Tbsp Miniature Marshmallows
  1. Cut the banana lengthwise about 1/2 in. deep, leaving 1/2 in. at both ends. Open the peel wider to form a pocket. 
  2. Fill each banana pocket with 1 tsp chocolate chips and 1 Tbsp marshmallows. 
  3. Crimp and shape 4 pieces of heavy-duty foil around the bananas, forming boats. 
  4. Grill over medium heat for 5-10 minutes or until marshmallows melt and are golden brown.

When you stay at the most family-friendly resort at the Lake of the Ozarks, you're sure to enjoy some food on the grill. Our resort offers a great area for gathering with family and friends, complete with BBQ grills and picnic tables! Summerset Inn Resort hopes you enjoy your Memorial Day Weekend, but be sure to take a moment to remember those who made our freedom to celebrate possible.  

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1165 Jeffries Road Osage Beach, MO  65065

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Wednesday, May 18, 2016

5 Great Reasons to Come to Lake of the Ozarks for Memorial Day Weekend

The first big weekend of the season is less than two weeks away! How are you planning to celebrate Memorial Day Weekend this year? Kick off the summer season right by vacationing at the Lake of the Ozarks. Here are 5 reasons why Lake of the Ozarks is the best place to spend your Memorial Day Weekend this year:

1. Get Out on the Water.

Boating season is here and Memorial Day will be the kick-off for a great season out on the water! The Lake of the Ozarks was voted BEST recreation lake in the country, so why wouldn't you want to come here? Not only is the Lake great for boating, but you can also partake in a variety of watersports, fishing, swimming and more!

2. Enjoy Live Music Everywhere.

The Lake will be jamming out to a variety of local and regional talent this Memorial Day Weekend. All the waterfront bars will have different genres of music, so you'll be able to pick a place that fits your tastes. Plus, Dog Days Bar & Grill, one of the hottest waterfront bars, is within walking distance to our Lake of the Ozarks resort!

3. Indulge in Great Food. 

With over 200 restaurants and bars to choose from, the Lake of the Ozarks offers a diverse range of dining options. Whether you're looking for a juicy burger or a savory steak, you're sure to find it here. The waterfront bars offer a great atmosphere if you're looking for a casual dinner with friends, but you'll also find great fine dining too.

4. Partake in Family-Fun Activities. 

While the Lake of the Ozarks is known for it's water activities, there are plenty of land activities the whole family can enjoy as well. Why not play a round of miniature golf with the kids? Or take the family to Bridal Cave, America's most scenic cave tour! Head on out to Ha Ha Tonka State Park to check out the castle ruins and get some exercise by hiking down to the gorgeous spring. There's no shortage of family-fun activities here at the Lake! 

5. Stay in Great Accommodations. 

Why stay in a boring hotel when you could stay at one of the most family-friendly resorts at the Lakek of the Ozarks? Summerset Inn offers a variety of accommodations to meet your individual needs. From 1-bedroom units up to 5-bedroom condo-like spaces, we've got you and your family covered. We're the place to stay at the Lake for family-fun this Memorial Day Weekend!

Summerset Inn Resort is centrally located in the heart of Osage Beach, so you're just minutes from all the great activities going on for the holiday weekend. There's no better place to stay this Memorial Day Weekend than Summerset Inn. So what are you waiting for? Book your reservations with us today by calling 573-348-5073!

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1165 Jeffries Road Osage Beach, MO  65065

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Friday, May 13, 2016

The BEST Golf Destination in the Midwest!

Not only is the Lake of the Ozarks the #1 Recreational Lake in the country, but it's also the Midwest's premier golf destination! The Lake of the Ozarks area is home to more than a dozen golf courses, carved out of Missouri's Ozark Hills! No matter how long you've been playing, area courses challenge golfers at every skill level. Start planning your golf getaway at the Lake today with the help of Summerset Inn Resort!

Lake of the Ozarks Golf Courses

Elevation changes, water features, rock outcrops and other features have been built into our amazing courses designed by famed designers such as Arnold Palmer and Tom Weiskopf.
  1. Bear Creek Valley Golf Club 
  2. The Cove at The Lodge of Four Seasons
  3. Golf Club at Deer Chase 
  4. Eldon Golf Club 
  5. Hidden Lakes at Tan-Tar-A
  6. Indian Rock Golf Club 
  7. Lake Valley Golf Club 
  8. Old Kinderhook 
  9. Osage National Golf Resort 
  10. The Ridge at The Lodge of Four Seasons
  11. Rolling Hills Country Club 
  12. Sycamore Creek Golf Club 
  13. The Oaks at Tan-Tar-A

Golf Packages with Summerset Inn 

Summerset Inn's central location offers the perfect place to stay during your golf getaway. Many of the best courses are just a few minutes drive from our Lake of the Ozarks waterfront resort. Our accommodations include one, two, three and five bedroom units. Book your reservations with us and we will gladly assist you in making reservations at our nearby golf courses. Give us a call today at 573-348-5073 to start planning!

When you're done with the rounds, there's plenty more fun to be had at the Lake! With over 200 restaurants and bars, there's no shortage of delicious food and great drinks. The Lake also features many other amenities such as two beautiful state parks, four show caves to explore and much, much more! There's something for everyone in the family to do - make Lake of the Ozarks your vacation destination this summer!

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1165 Jeffries Road Osage Beach, MO  65065

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Friday, May 6, 2016

15 Mother's Day Fun Facts

Each year on the second Sunday of May, we celebrate moms. Whether it's a mother, a wife or a grandmother, the holiday was created to show your appreciation for what that woman has done for you over the years. In honor of Mother's Day, your favorite Lake of the Ozarks resort has come up with a list of Mother's Day fun facts for you to share with your mom this weekend!

Mother's Day Fun Facts

1. The first Mother's Day was observed on May 10, 1908. The holiday was founded by Anna Jarvis and made a national holiday in 1914 by President Wilson.

2. Due to the fact that 68% of people plan to call Mom on Mother's Day, it's the busiest phone day of the year. Around 122.5 million phone calls are made each Mother's Day.

3. Mrs. Vassilyev of Russia holds the record for the most kids, having given birth to 69 children between 1725 and 1765.

4. The record for the oldest mother to give birth belongs to Rosanna Dalla Corte, who gave birth to a baby boy in 1994 in Italy at the age of 63.

5. August is the most popular month for giving birth, and the most popular day of the week to give birth is on Tuesday.

6. Mother's Day is the third most popular holiday, after Christmas and then Easter. It is also the third biggest day of the year for sending cards.

7. Approximately one quarter of all the flowers purchased throughout the year are bought on Mother's Day.

8. Carnations are the most popular Mother's Day flowers. Red and pink ones are given to mother's that are still alive, while the white ones are for those who have passed away.

9. In the vast majority of languages around the world, the word for "mother" begins with the letter "M."

10. In what was formerly Yugoslavia, children would tie up their mother on Mother's Day and the only way she could get free would be to pay her children with treats.

11. According to moms, the one gift they love the most for Mother's Day is some alone time.

12. In the United States, the amount of money spent on Mother's Day is approximately $14 billion.

13. Mother's Day is celebrated in close to 50 different countries around the world. 

14. In it's early days, people observed Mother's Day by going to church and writing letters to their mothers. Eventually, sending cards and giving gifts and flowers were added to the tradition. 

15. More people purchase fresh flowers and plants for Mother's Day than for any other holiday, except Christmas/Hanukkah. 

Take some time out of your busy schedules to recognize your mom this weekend. Show her how much you care with a nice meal out and share these fun trivia facts you've learned with her. Happy Mother's Day from Summerset Inn Resort, where great friends make great memories!

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1165 Jeffries Road Osage Beach, MO  65065

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