Monday, November 11, 2013

Adorable Baby Clothing Fall Newsletter

The season of Fall, is perhaps one of the loveliest.  It's filled with different and unique holidays -- cool, crisp air, and the anticipation of new things to come.  In this first edition of our newsletter, you'll find a little bit of everything, and hopefully something that inspires you to try something new!

  The 'Devil's In The Details'         ~ So they say......



The idiom "the devil is in the detail" expresses the idea that whatever one does should be done thoroughly -- i.e. details are important.  At Adorable Baby Clothing we couldn't agree more.  Our specialty is formal wear for your little ones.  Sure, there are thousands of choices on the internet to buy this type of clothing, but at Adorable Baby Clothing, we like to think, our details are what make the difference for each person who visits the website.  Read more…..


 Turkey Day Table Centerpiece

This centerpiece is so easy the kids can make it all by themselves!

What You'll Need

  • 16" to 18" sticks
  • Acrylic paint
  • Paper grocery bags
  • White paper
  • Glue
  • Colored pencils
  • Tall drinking glasses
  • Beans
  • Lentils or split peas
Make It
1. Paint sticks different colors and let dry.
2. Cut 5" circles from grocery bags and cut 3-1/2" circles from white paper. Mount white circles on top of brown ones with glue and let dry. Write letters on each of the white circles to write a Thanksgiving sentiment (we spelled out "Give Thanks").
3. Glue each circle to a painted stick and anchor in a glass full of beans, lentils, or split peas. Display down the center of your dining table or along a buffet.

For more great ideas, check out Parent's Magazine online!
       Fresh Cranberry Relish

This is my all time favorite, and one relish just about everyone loves.  No cooking involved....just a little prep and you have something that's divine!  

1-lb Fresh Cranberries
1C sugar
2 Large Apples
2 Oranges
1 Small Can Crushed Pineapple (reserve liquid)
2oz. Grand Marnier
Chop the cranberries in a food processor (just chop so they're chunky).  Chop the apples and oranges (leave the skin on both!) into small cubes.  Add all the ingredients together and allow the flavors to blend (best if made the night before).  Keep in the refrigerator until ready to serve.  Makes about 12-16 servings
Hint....if you don't want to buy an entire bottle of Grand Marnier, buy a couple of those little sample bottles! 

Stuffing or Dressing?
Everyone seems to have a preference for one of those favorite parts of the Thanksgiving meal....I call it stuffing.  Below is my mother's recipe, and it has been made every year since I was old enough to remember things!  I've carried the tradition on for my mother, and it's always a crowd pleaser!  If you've been looking for a new recipe for your "stuffing" give this a try--I'm betting you and your family will love it!
1-1/2 Loaves of white bread
2 Sticks Butter
1 Very Large Onion
1-2-lbs. Mushrooms
6-7 Large Stalks Celery
1C Chicken Broth
Salt, Pepper, Poultry Seasoning
Cube the bread (or just tear it into medium sized pieces--kids love doing this part!).  Melt the butter and add your vegetables, sauting till slightly tender.  Pour everything over the bread pieces and mix together.  Add the salt and pepper to taste.  The  Poultry Seasoning is one of those trial and error things...I can't tell you how much, but just add a little at a time until it tastes right for you.  You may need to add some chicken broth to the whole mixture once you're finished mixing.  I usually put the stuffing in a large pan and pour a cup of broth over it.  Cover and bake  1t 350 for about 45-minutes. 

 Most of us here in America, take it for granted that we'll have some sort of Christmas celebration with presents.  Shockingly, that's becoming more difficult here, and without outside help, for millions others in the world just not a reality.  That brings us to Samaritan's Purse, an international relief organization that has helped countless millions in so many ways. Read more…

What we're really talking about is a wonderful day set aside on the fourth Thursday of November when no one diets.  I mean, why else would they call it Thanksgiving? 
 ~Erma Bombeck~      
"No One Diets on Thanksgiving," 
26 November 1981