Hos. Pi. Tality.

January 15, 2011

If you want a homey feel and fantastic food, The Old Hotel is where to go. The owners are so very nice. And we slept SO well in our piles of comforters and flannel sheets. It’s only too bad that we had to be up early to get on the road!


But before we left, a gourmet breakfast!



Strong locally roasted coffee sure beats hotel pots!


The bread basket with apple butter and jam.


Notice that we both dove for the butter first! Matt has taught me how much butter enhances bread. Just a thin layer on mine – he slathers it on!



While waiting for our breakfast to arrive I taught Matt to do the smiling frown


The ultimate MOM face


I think he’s got it?


To eat we turned down smoked salmon eggs benedict and crepes for what we really wanted: oatmeal and yogurt. But fancified!


The oatmeal was served with hot buttery sweet apples and upon our request – a bowl of peanut butter!!

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The yogurt – perfectly plain – had maple, blackberries and a croissant


We took a big bite out of this bad boy but I was more into the yogurt – for real.


Matt and I shared both dishes because we couldn’t decide which was better. I am now stuffed with my two favorite breakfasts and dressed for some snowshoeing! We’re off to Bozeman for the rest of the weekend. Can’t wait to return!

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1 Maria @ The Fitted Apron January 15, 2011 at 10:22 am

Plain yogurt yum!


2 Alaina January 15, 2011 at 10:22 am

I love B&B’s! David and I went to one in North Conway that overlooked Mt. Washington in the middle of winter. The breakfast was the best. :-)


3 JenATX January 15, 2011 at 10:23 am

is that why bread & butter taste so good together? the butter enhances the bread? interesting!


4 Evan Thomas January 15, 2011 at 10:24 am

The breakfast spread looks delicious. I love it when a place goes the extra mile and answers individual requests. I always ask for a little bowl of peanut butter when we go to brunch and they never fail me.


5 Erin January 15, 2011 at 10:26 am

Bahaha! My little boy does the smile frown…He calls it the “old man” smile.


6 Jil @ Big City, Lil Kitchen January 15, 2011 at 10:28 am

That breakfast looks delicious – and love B&Bs!! Such amazing experiences in them.


7 Kara January 15, 2011 at 10:31 am

Matt’s smiling frown is hilarious! I think I make that face when the baby is squealing in public :)


8 Alicia @culinarybliss January 15, 2011 at 10:32 am

oh man that face over a mug gave me shivers!


9 Amanda (Eating Up) January 15, 2011 at 10:32 am

Those apples look like they would be a fantastic addition to oatmeal. Like grilled bananas!


10 Cathy B. @ Bright Bakes January 15, 2011 at 10:37 am

your “mom” face is absaloutely perfect! Made my morning … 😉
cathy b. @ brightbakes


11 Natalia - a side of simple January 15, 2011 at 10:38 am

I would absolutely devour that pb. Just look at those chunks!
Title = KERF in “Greek” 😉


12 megan January 15, 2011 at 10:40 am

we are going to be near a Great Harvest this weekend, in Austin, TX. Any reccommendations on what I should buy to bring home? I have never been to a GH but have wanted too for so long! I am super excited to finally be in close proximity to one.


13 Kath January 15, 2011 at 5:37 pm

Ask for a slice and taste them all! I love Dakota, High Five Fiber and Flax Oat Bran


14 Trish @I_am_Succeeding January 15, 2011 at 10:43 am

B7B’s are the best…they beat a hotel or motel any day!


15 katiebiss January 15, 2011 at 10:47 am

Congrats Kath and Matt!!! It sounds like you had an incredible time! PS, I giggled out loud at the smiling frown and MOM face. Too cute!


16 Emily @ One Sweet Vegan January 15, 2011 at 10:49 am

I wonder if I ever make the “MOM face”. :-)


17 Ann @ Day by Day January 15, 2011 at 10:54 am

Hahaha I love your smiling frown! Our old principal at my middle school used to do that, so whenever I see someone with a smiling frown, I think of her. I love that cool mug! Looks like a wonderful breakfast.


18 Simply Life January 15, 2011 at 10:57 am

oh what a great breakfast!


19 Felicity January 15, 2011 at 10:58 am

“The smiling frown” you’re so fun, you crack me up! : )


20 Mom January 15, 2011 at 11:00 am

I make that face? Since when? Yuck.


21 Kath January 15, 2011 at 5:38 pm

No you don’t – moms who wear mom jeans do!


22 Leslie January 15, 2011 at 11:04 am

I’m a mom and I can’t make the face but Matt looks just like my husband when he does it! We (my girls and I) always try to imitate that look. Glad to know it’s called the smiling frown!


23 Stacy @ Every Little Thing January 15, 2011 at 11:04 am

Looks like a fantastic breakfast! So much protein in there it’s ridic. Have a good day! :)


24 Camille January 15, 2011 at 11:07 am

I love B&Bs! Great owners make the experience so much better. I was at a B&B in Edinburgh, Scotland and the owners were two of the nicest people I have ever met. They made me a special breakfast every morning because I am a vegetarian and they told me to call them if I needed anything when I was in London and they would drive down and help me. How sweet is that!?


25 Michele @ Healthy Cultivations January 15, 2011 at 11:08 am

Sometimes, a little oatmeal and yogurt can seem to solve the problems of the world. And the photo of the flowers is beautiful.


26 Sarah @ goingongoals January 15, 2011 at 11:11 am

your ultimate MOM face is great!!


27 nicole January 15, 2011 at 11:11 am

My mom does that face too! Is that a universal mom face? That breakfast looks awesome. Have fun snowshoeing!


28 Heather January 15, 2011 at 11:14 am

Looks like a great breakfast – Happy Belated Birthday to Matt!

Enjoy snowshoeing – I have never done that before!


29 Allie (Live Laugh Eat) January 15, 2011 at 11:15 am

Bahahha smiley frown! I think you need another 30 years of practice, Kath. You have not a wrinkle of your face!


30 Tara January 15, 2011 at 11:22 am

O.k.the mom smile was killin’ me. I laughed out loud.


31 Haleigh January 15, 2011 at 11:24 am

What a fantastic breakfast spread! It looks like the breakfasts that the hotels in Europe serve. Yum!


32 Kate (What Kate is Cooking) January 15, 2011 at 11:30 am

I could get into a breakfast like that! Have fun in Bozeman.


33 Liz @ Tip Top Shape January 15, 2011 at 11:35 am

Haha, Matt’s mom face is spot on! lol

Those apples look delicious!!! Cinnamon Apples are one of my favorite foods and I dont’ eat them nearly enough!


34 Katy (The Singing Runner) January 15, 2011 at 11:37 am

Mmmmmmm looks delicious!!!

Haha… I love the faces!!! 😀


35 Maren January 15, 2011 at 11:45 am

The frown is so true. My mom made that face at me all the time growing up. Your’s is the best but Matt’s is the funnies. I actually laughed out loud when I saw that picture.


36 Lauren January 15, 2011 at 11:49 am



37 Allie January 15, 2011 at 11:55 am

What an awesome looking breakfast!!! Have fun snow shoeing, I have always wanted to try that! I love your smiling-frown/mom face… my mom makes that a lot 😉


38 Emily January 15, 2011 at 12:18 pm

That place looks so great and cozy :) I really am so much more of an oats/comfort breakfast person than eggs, although they’re nice sometimes, too. Sooo excited to hear about Bozeman, enjoy!


39 lynn (The Actors Diet) January 15, 2011 at 12:21 pm

oh that is a mom face for sure. happy birthday to matt – looks like a wonderful time. congrats on “graduating!”


40 Amanda @ Just Amanda J January 15, 2011 at 12:31 pm

Haha, mom face, you guys crack me up! That breakfast looks delish!


41 Christena January 15, 2011 at 12:32 pm

Gosh, you guys are hilarious with the MOM face. We do a variation called the pug face — Matt’s almost doing it, but has too much smile in the eyes….!


42 Susan January 15, 2011 at 12:32 pm

Haha! My mother has perfected the smile frown. It’s her go-to face when we are mid-conversation and her mind has wandered. It’s usually followed by, “Welllll…”


43 Erika @ FoodFitnessFun January 15, 2011 at 12:32 pm

I love Bed and Breakfasts. My family always trys to stay at them when we are travelling. They have the BEST breakfasts. :-)


44 J3nn (Jenn's Menu and Lifestyle Blog) January 15, 2011 at 12:52 pm

What a lovely breakfast! I love everything about it, especially the homemade appeal. It’s hard to find service and quality like that in the corporate world of lodging. :)


45 Maryann (The Balanced Bean) January 15, 2011 at 12:54 pm

That oatmeal looks good! I wonder how they made it…it doesn’t look creamy, but in a good way. If that makes sense?


46 Kath January 15, 2011 at 5:39 pm

It tasted like it was made the old fashioned water boiling way to me


47 Allison @ Happy Tales January 15, 2011 at 12:56 pm

Now that looks like a delicious breakfast… mmm apple butter! Flying Biscuit here in Charlotte has some of the best…


48 Julie January 15, 2011 at 12:59 pm

There is a lady at our church who does the “frown smile”. It freaks my teenage kids out. So once in a while hubby and I do it just to creep them out! Mean, huh?


49 Justeen @ Blissful Baking January 15, 2011 at 1:06 pm

Your breakfast looks scrumptious! Love your guys cute faces!!


50 Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) January 15, 2011 at 1:18 pm

that “mom face” will serve you well one day im sure. you have it down pat :)


51 chelsey @ clean eating chelsey January 15, 2011 at 1:19 pm

Okay, I totally cracked up at the MOM face – that is sooo true!!


52 Lauren January 15, 2011 at 1:20 pm

Now everytime I read this blog I just want to eat bread!! It all looks so god!


53 Katherine: Unemployed January 15, 2011 at 1:22 pm

oh the 3.14 that connects hos and tality. you do it so well


54 Quisha January 15, 2011 at 1:25 pm

Hahaha, love the smiling frown!


55 Jessica @ The Process of Healing January 15, 2011 at 1:44 pm

Haha love the faces! And wow those apples look INCREDIBLE!


56 Kate January 15, 2011 at 1:58 pm

Ahhhh hahahahaha…love the mom face!! Please call me out on it if I ever start to smile like that :) so happy for you both!! Can’t wait to go on a road trip to see you guys and the bakery!!!!! Enjoy the rest of your time in Montana and happy birthday to Matt!!!


57 Ellie @ The Mommyist January 15, 2011 at 2:01 pm

Looks like a very special way to celebrate both a birthday and graduation. Congrats to you both and happy birthday to Matt!


58 Namaste Gurl January 15, 2011 at 2:02 pm

Mmm, I love when I can find me some decent oatmeal at a hotel– they always seem to make it the best!


59 Tina January 15, 2011 at 2:03 pm

wow I’m officially hungry! That breakfast looks amazing! I especially want those apples.


60 Kate January 15, 2011 at 2:35 pm

MOM face- hilarious!


61 Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table January 15, 2011 at 3:05 pm

That place looks so cute and homey. (I would have gone for the oatmeal option too.)

Congrats on your “graduation” and safe travels back!


62 Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen) January 15, 2011 at 3:14 pm

Sounds like a perfect way to start the day! I never think to order peanut butter with my oats. I need to remember that! Enjoy your adventure today!


63 Jess January 15, 2011 at 3:19 pm

Snowshoeing?! Awesome! Have fun


64 Salah@myhealthiestlifestyle January 15, 2011 at 3:27 pm

Happy graduation!!!! Snowshoeing is something I’ve always wanted to do :-) Have a great time!


65 Lauren at KeepItSweet January 15, 2011 at 3:34 pm

Those cooked apples look like an amazing oatmeal topping! I went to a Great Harvest near my parents today and thought of you! We bought three loaves of bread:-)


66 Kath January 15, 2011 at 5:41 pm

Yay!! What’d you get?!


67 Melomeals: Vegan for $3.33 a Day January 15, 2011 at 4:06 pm

That is a great frown/smile! My son can do it perfectly..

Oatmeal with Apples and Peanut butter has to be one of the best ways ever to start your day.


68 Paige @Running Around Normal January 15, 2011 at 4:07 pm

LOL – your upsidedown smile is on key! Totally a mom face, bahah


69 Faith @ lovelyascharged January 15, 2011 at 4:13 pm

Wow I can’t believe you didn’t go for the benedict! Crazy.


70 Anne (butter and bear) January 15, 2011 at 4:16 pm

Love the faces! I give the smiling frown to my husband on a daily basis, and reserve it for my son when he is throwing a temper tantrum in public!


71 Mary @ Bites and Bliss January 15, 2011 at 4:24 pm

That does look like a very comfy place. And that oatmeal- dannng, it’s perfect!


72 Elizabeth@The Sweet Life January 15, 2011 at 4:42 pm

You look so much like your mom in those photos! So fun. Bozeman is fantastic-check out Moose Mart if you’re in need of groceries.


73 Tessa January 15, 2011 at 4:58 pm

Your overnight stay looks awesome! I need that in my life right now.


74 Tracy @ Commit To Fit January 15, 2011 at 5:08 pm

Looks fantastic! I am love with breakfast food and could pretty much eat it all day, everyday. Yum!


75 Hillary [Nutrition Nut on the Run] January 15, 2011 at 5:23 pm

ahaha… those faces are a crack up! =]


76 foodandfarm January 15, 2011 at 5:57 pm

I’ve heard bozeman is awesome! That breakfast looks amazing! Do you like the west?


77 Amanda January 15, 2011 at 8:19 pm

Cracking up at the smiling frown! hahah I am trying to do it right now.

That breakfast looks delicious. I’m with Matt, real butter really does enhance bread.


78 Jessica January 15, 2011 at 8:52 pm

Have you ever seen the ventriloquist comedian Jeff Dunham? Matt’s mom smile looks like the face of his old man dummy, Walter :)

That breakfast does look delicious… it’s been so long since I’ve had a croissant!



79 Caroline January 15, 2011 at 8:53 pm

HAHAHAHAHAH love the mom face. Too good. Also reminds me of like a conniving businessman or something…


80 Hannah January 15, 2011 at 9:08 pm

That’s the sign of a good B&B – being able to cater to your tastes in a quality way :) Also, that expression is HILARIOUS! Don’t think my mum ever did it, though…


81 Kiran January 15, 2011 at 9:09 pm

Haha! Mom face is super cute!


82 stacey-healthylife January 15, 2011 at 9:19 pm

I love b+b’s especially the breakfast part, yum.


83 Andy January 15, 2011 at 10:25 pm

The smiling frown? Hilarious! It IS the perfect mom face and honestly – Matt still needs some work… But, by the looks of things you’re the master, so he’s got the perfect teacher!


84 Kat January 15, 2011 at 10:26 pm

That is the best looking oatmeal ever!
You totally win at the mom face


85 Jenny January 15, 2011 at 11:05 pm

Wow a bowl of peanut butter is dangerous! 😉


86 Christin@purplebirdblog January 16, 2011 at 12:17 am

I have wanted to go snowshoeing my whole life!! :)


87 Krista (kristastes) January 16, 2011 at 4:14 pm

The ultimate mom face(s) are so hilarious! You gave me a big laugh :)


88 kelsey January 16, 2011 at 7:03 pm

I would like to know why you guys are practicing mom faces…. babies!?!?


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