Archive for the ‘Food’ Category

Old World Danish Meatball Recipe – Perfect For Any Occasion

July 31, 2009

Chef Tom Christensen, Executive Chef at Mid Pines Inn, wants to share this great recipe for Danish Meatballs that is perfect as an appetizer for a dinner party or as a side dish with any meal. 

Chef Tom is a European trained chef from Denmark and has been at Mid Pines for over 20 years.  He specializes in traditional French Cuisine.  Bon Appetite!

Ingredients – Serves 4 to 6

1 1/2 pounds ground pork
   shoulder or similar cut
1 cup all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons dehydrated onions
1/2 teaspoon granulated garlic
2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon ground pepper
2 eggs
1 cup 2% milk
Butter or margarine
Vegetable oil


If you purchase pork already ground at the market, be sure that it is not seasoned pork sausage. Danish Meatballs can be frozen and reheated in the oven or microwave.

1 – Combine the ground pork with the flour in a bowl and mix well. Add the dehydrated onion, granulated garlic, salt and pepper. Mix in the eggs and then the milk. Spoon the mixture into a deep plate and chill in the refrigerator for 1 to 2 hours for easier shaping.

2 – Add enough equal parts butter and oil to a skillet to measure 1/4 inch in depth. Heat over medium heat. Hold the dish with the meatball mixture in the left hand and spoon the pork mixture carefully into the pan with a soup spoon, shaping it into balls with the spoon. Cook the meatballs until brown on both sides, turning once.

3 – Remove the meatballs to a plate. Serve warm with Red Cabbage* and Caramel Potatoes* or serve as a light lunch with Potato Salad*.

*Recipe courtesy of


Cool Off with Chilled Watermelon Soup

June 24, 2009

With temperatures soaring over 100 degrees this summer, cool off with a Chilled Watermelon Soup recipe straight from the Pine Needles kitchen. 

Chilled Watermelon Soup

1 large Watermelon

1 cup Sugar

2 tbs Salt

1/2 tsp Cayenne Pepper

1 & 1/2 C Cream or Half and Half

 Hull out the large watermelon and run it through a food processor until it is smooth.  Pour the watermelon juice through a strainer into a pot in order to remove the seeds or pulp.  Bring watermelon juice to a boil and add Sugar, Salt, Pepper, and Cream.  Heat until sugar is dissolved.

 Cool soup at least 4 hrs before serving. Garnish with fresh pieces of watermelon.

Ladies May Golfari Starting Soon!

April 27, 2009
Pine Needles May 2009 Ladies Only Golfari

     The Ladies Golfaris’ are as expected, for ladies only.  Playing golf at Pine Needles and Mid Pines isn’t a game – it’s an experience.  You are surrounded by 36 stunning holes that meander lazily through the towering longleaf pine trees of southeast North Carolina.  It’s golf the way golf was meant to be – traditional, beautifully designed courses to challenge your skill and take your breath away with their simple beauty.
     Although challenging, our courses are remarkably women-friendly.  Our world-respected, ladies-only sessions promise a very personalized approach to learning and improving your game.

     Designed by the legendary Donald Ross, both Pine Needles and Mid Pines were built with his hallmark passion for strategy rather than brute force. Pine Needles is ranked number one as “Favorite Places to play for women in America” – Golf For Women Magazine.
     Whether you are a beginner or an experienced golfer, we will work to dramatically improve all areas of your game. Each day is a mix of instruction both on the lesson tee and on the golf course, then sit back and relax in the company of friends, new and old.

Click Here to request more information about our Golfaris or call us today at (800) 290-2334.
Dates and Rates:

May ’09 Ladies-Only Golfari
Monday, May 4 – Friday, May 8
Monday, May 11 – Friday, May 15
Monday, May 18 – Friday, May 22
Saturday, May 23 – Wednesday, May 27
Monday, June 1 – Friday, June 5
$2545 Standard / $2645 Deluxe / $2745 Master / $2845 Premier

Early Arrival and Late Departures:
$210 Standard / $220 Deluxe / $230 Master / $240 Premier Rooms 
Ladies Golfari Daily Schedule
7:00-9:00 AM Breakfast Buffet (Dress is Casual)
7:00-8:00 AM Optional Stretching Classes
9:00-9:30 AM Presentation of Day’s Instruction by Peggy Kirk Bell
9:30-12:15 AM Individual Instruction According to Skill Level
12:15-1:30 PM Luncheon Buffet (Dress is Casual)
2:00 PM Afternoon Golf (Participants will alternate golf instruction daily. Example: Monday AM, Tuesday PM; or Monday PM, Tuesday AM, etc.)
7:00-8:15 PM Dinner (Dress is Casual)
8:15-9:15 PM Evening Activities

Note: Upon arrival, you will receive a daily agenda. In the event of inclement weather, Pine Needles’ state of the art inside facilities provide for continued instruction.

Click Here to request more information about our Golfaris or call us today at (800) 290-2334.