Thanksgiving Feast Must Haves

We are t-minus six days from Thanksgiving! Today we have a round up of our favorite recipes for the big day. Check them out and be sure to let us know what you’re making or bringing!

Debi is all about contributing the “pickies” to her get together! “I’m a relish tray person. Black and green olives with sweet pickles and celery with cream cheese!”

Karen is team cranberry sauce (a divisive topic in our office!). “I don’t mean to stir up controversy but cranberry sauce must grace the table or it’s not Thanksgiving!” See one of her favorite recipes here.

Melissa is not afraid to go the semi-homemade route with her stuffing mashup. “I take a box of Stove Top stuffing prepared according to the box and add my own flare to it. I saute up onions, Granny Smith apples, and maple breakfast sausage. Once that has cooked about 5 minutes minutes I stir it into the stuffing mix and add in some craisins. Finish off in the oven for that crunchy top!”.

Megan likes to add one new recipe to the menu each year. “This year I stumbled across the most delicious Brussels sprouts dish I’ve ever tried! How can you go wrong with Brussel sprouts, onions, bacon, and avocado! Unconventional and delicious!”

Be sure to share what is going on your menu this year? Wishing you and yours a very happy Thanksgiving!

Rotary Winter Sports Sale

Looking to pick up or unload some winter gear? The Deerfield Valley Rotary Club is hosting a Winter Sports Sale this Friday November 11th from 9am-3pm at the Twin Valley Elementary School.

Every year the Rotary Club of the Deerfield Valley holds an impressive Winter Sports Sale. You will find new and used skis, boots, poles goggles, helmets and winter clothing for adults and kids. Ice skates and snow shoes also are available. With a large variety of items to choose from there is a price point for every budget and lots of bargains to be found. Come get your holiday shopping done early!

The Winter Sports Sale is a consignment sale and Rotary is encouraging everyone to gather up winter sports gear and clothing in good condition (straight skis are not needed). Equipment and clothing can be dropped off on Friday, November 10th from 4 to 7 pm at the Twin Valley Elementary School. Proceeds from the sale of consigned equipment will be split 70% with the owner and 30% with the Rotary Fund, which will use the money to help fund grants and scholarships.”

Insider tip: The Blue Dot sale runs from 1-3pm, items still available are marked down at this time.

 

Columbus Day Weekend Fun!

Planning a fall weekend trip to Vermont? Don’t miss Mount Snow’s Oktoberfest celebration October 7th and 8th!  Two days of fun for the entire family, Oktoberfest is both a celebration of autumn and of German tradition.  While children enjoy activities such as face painting, pumpkin carving and schnitzel tossing, adults can sample German beers and foods.  Over 40 New England artisans and vendors will be featured in the 44th Annual Harvest Arts & Crafts Fair. We highly recommend a scenic chairlift ride to check out the stunning views from the top of Mount Snow!

Fall in Vermont is marked by stunning foliage, and the Mount Snow area has some of the most gorgeous views in Vermont.  Here is a drive that we recommend as one of the most scenic in the area:
Take Dover Hill Road through the villages of East Dover, Williamsville and South Newfane. Keep going until you reach Route 30.  Take Route 30 South into Brattleboro, then take Route 9 out of West Brattleboro, over Hogback Mountain and into Wilmington.  Turn right onto Route 100 in Wilmington and follow that back to Dover.
On this drive, you will see some of the most beautiful historic villages in the area, as well as larger towns, rural areas, farmland, mountains and rivers.  Stop for lunch or a snack in Brattleboro or Wilmington on your way back up.