Cayucos Beach Concerts are here!

Have you heard about the concerts on the beach here in Cayucos?! We have two more shows left, and if you haven’t been to one yet, you’re truly missing out! It is family fun with food, drinks, and of course music. This year we have had incredible talents such as Matt Costa and One Drop Redemption, and coming up in October, we will be having the likes of The Brothers Comatose and The Show Ponies.

If you love good music, good food, Indian Summers and offshore winds, the Central Coast is the place to be!

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Welcome Henley Sunday!

If you haven’t heard by now… our fourth grandchild is here! Boldly blazing her own trail already… Henley Sunday was born July 20, weighing 6 pounds 2 ounces, 20 inches long. Rusty, Renée and Rooney are settling in wonderfully as a family of four. She is adorable and we are already spoiling her rotten!

Henley Sunday Roquet

Roquet, party of four!

Henley’s first time meeting Party

She’s her daddy’s mini-me!

This little piggy…

First bath

Welcome to the world, little angel

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Recipes from the patio

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SALSA CHICKEN CASSEROLE
Serves 6
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes

You’ll Need
– 1 cup uncooked basmati rice, rinsed
– 1 cup frozen corn kernels, thawed
– 1-15-ounce can black beans, drained and rinsed
– 1-16-ounce jar salsa
– 1 cup chicken broth
– 1-½ teaspoons ground cayenne pepper
– 1 teaspoon oregano
– ½ teaspoon salt
– ¼ teaspoon black pepper
– 2 large chicken breasts (about 1-1/2 pounds), thawed
– 1 cup shredded cheese blend
– 2 green onions, sliced

How To

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. In an 8-inch-by-8-inch baking dish, add the rice, black beans, corn, salsa, chicken broth, chili powder and oregano. Stir to combine.
  3. Cut the chicken breasts into 3 pieces and submerge into the liquid in the baking dish as far as possible.
  4. Cover the casserole dish tightly with foil and bake for 1 hour, until the rice is tender and the liquid has been absorbed.
  5. Remove from the oven and sprinkle with cheese. Return to the oven and bake just until the cheese has melted.
  6. Top with green onions and serve.
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Recipes From The Patio

My daughter-in-law and I are always swapping recipes and I thought I’d share a recipe she shared with me. This is a great, fresh side dish that would compliment anything on the BBQ. Hope you enjoy!

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Adapted from: Pinch of Yum
For the Dressing:

  • juice of one lemon
  • juice of one orange
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove
  • ½ cup fresh parsley
  • ¼ teaspoon salt (more to taste)
  • 1-2 teaspoons honey

For the Salad:

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil (garlic infused is yummy)
  • 1 bunch kale (chopped, without stems, to yield about 4 cups
  • 2 cups cooked brown rice
  • dried cranberries for topping

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Pulse all the dressing ingredients in a food processor until smooth.
  2. Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Add the kale and sauté until wilted to about half of the original volume. Add the brown rice and stir-fry for a few minutes together with the kale until everything is heated through. Add the dressing into the pan (start with about half of it) and toss to combine. Top with dried cranberries.

NOTE: This is delicious with a fried egg on top (leave off the cranberries unless you like eggs + cranberries). The perfect easy dinner!

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Spring Garden in Bloom

Our spring garden is in full bloom! There’s never a dull moment as I tend the garden, especially with all our grand babies visiting and exploring the flowers! Looking forward to what April has in store for us… should be beautiful! And yes… I’m still mowing my lawn with scissors!

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Come see what’s been going on in our garden!

This January we were blessed with a few rain showers and my garden is just bursting with color and new blooms! It’s another spring weather winter, as the rest of the month is shaping up to be in the 70’s all week.

El Nino has come and gone, folks! Take a peek and what’s been popping up in our award winning garden…

2015 Beautification award from the Cayucos Garden Club

2015 Beautification award from the Cayucos Garden Club

Rosemary in bloom

Rosemary in bloom

Flowers in bed

Flowers in bed

I just adore fall colors. Anytime. Anywhere.

I just adore fall colors. Anytime. Anywhere.

These daisies are opening up in the most beautiful way! Good morning ladies!

These daisies are opening up in the most beautiful way! Good morning ladies!

Succulents. Have you EVER seen such beautiful succulents?

Succulents. Have you EVER seen such beautiful succulents?

Birdhouse made by a dear customer

Birdhouse made by a dear customer

Star Flower

Star Flower

Golden Hour + this guy... love love love

Golden Hour + this guy… love love love

Oh that red, white and blue!

Oh that red, white and blue!

Hello SPRING!

Hello SPRING!

Can you smell this Jasmine from where you are?!

Can you smell this Jasmine from where you are?!

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Hello, Baby Ryan!

Rick and I had such a wonderful time visiting our brand new grandson, Ryan Jett, in Sacramento this week! Rocky, Ali, Reese and Ryan are all settling nicely and Reese just adores her baby brother! So sweet to see the two of them together. We just couldn’t get enough cuddle time with this little guy!

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Rick “Papa”, Reese, Rebecca “Party”, and Ryan

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Papa telling Ryan all about our team, the USC Trojans

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Reese already playing dress-up with her baby brother!

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Kisses from Big Sister

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Sweet dreams of milk and Trojans

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Story time!

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Lost in this babys eyes…

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Party and Ryan

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Baby Ryan Jett Has Arrived!

We are so happy to announce new baby boy Ryan Jett Roquet arrived this past Friday, January 15! Weighing 9 lb. 11 oz., and 21.5 inches long! Both Ali and Ryan are doing well and already settled in at home. Two-year-old big sister Reese, affectionately calls him “Santa!” We are over the moon about his arrival and looking forward to a quick visit up north to meet him this week.

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Ali, Rocky, Reese and Ryan

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Ryan Jett Roquet

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Big sister Reese with baby brother Ryan Jett

 

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We’re in the Hall of Fame!

Screen Shot 2015-05-19 at 1.33.04 PMLadies and gentlemen, we are so pleased to announce that Seaside Motel is in Trip Advisor’s Certificate of Excellence Hall of Fame! We are so delighted and honored to be a unique part of this unique accolade, granted only to those businesses that have won the Certificate of Excellence for five years in a row. We would like to express our deepest gratitude to those of you that have written such lovely reviews. They truly keep us Cayucos’ number one motel!

IMG_0403Lots of new things going on here at the Seaside! This month we had some brand new beds delivered! We know how a good night’s rest is so important on your vacation and we’re excited for you to try them out. Feel free to ask us for details next time you book!

Beautiful new bedspreads are in place for many of our rooms, a new BBQ grill is on the back patio and we’ve done so much work in the garden! Lots of pruning, planting, clipping… our spring garden has so many new flowers in bloom, we can’t wait to see what summer brings. IMG_9708

The Central Coast has so much to offer this summer, have you read the wonderful article in The New York Times? 36 Hours in San Luis Obispo, California (and surrounding areas). A beautiful short film and insightful read!

Many thanks again to you, our loyal guests. We are delighted that you take the time to share our Seaside Motel and the wonderful memories you create here!

 

 

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