Archive for November, 2011

Baby, It’s Cold Outside

Wednesday, November 30th, 2011

Look who came to visit yesterday!

Yes, our friend, Winter decided to come and cover our world white yesterday. Now, it’s really cold this morning! I had to break out my new-to-me down coat which has kept me quite toasty this morning. So, how about you? How many inches where you live?

Today, We’re Thankful For:

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2011

 

We have been in the process of installing new phones (we were in need of an update), and a new phone service provider. Today was the day that the “switch” was made from our old provider to our new one and as those things can go our phone lines were down for about two hours. During those two hours I was reminded how thankful I am for the things in life that we take for granted. Things like phones, computers, music players, etc…I’m also thankful for great phone repairmen who were able to get our phones working in no time! Thank you, guys! We appreciate you!

Today, We’re Thankful For:

Monday, November 21st, 2011

Welcome to a new series on our blog! Since it is Thanksgiving week, we’re going to take each day, now through Friday, and list some things we’re thankful for. Please join us in the comments by listing what you’re thankful for as well!

Monday, November 21st, 2011

Today, we’re thankful for:

Good family and friends. We’ve been so blessed with many good friends that we count as family. We have also been blessed with a very loving family that we enjoy spending time with! So, what about you?  What are you thankful for today?

One Week ’til Thanksgiving!

Thursday, November 17th, 2011

Well, friends. It’s only one week until we celebrate Thanksgiving! I thought it would be nice to post a family favorite recipe for all to enjoy. This is one that is always on our dinner table, and it’s not a complete Thanksgiving meal without it! If you try it, I certainly hope you enjoy it…

Chestnut Dressing:

1 pound chestnuts
2 cups chopped celery
2 cups chopped onion
1/2 cup butter or margarine
1 pkg (16 ounces) bulk pork sausage, cooked and drained
1 package (16 ounces) crushed seasoned stuffing
1 can (14-1/2 ounces) chicken broth
1 cup water
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In a large saucepan or dutch oven, bring 2 qts. of water to boil. Cut an “X” in each chestnut; drop into boiling water. Return to a boil; cook for 5 minutes. Remove from the heat; peel outer shell and inner layer. Coarsely chop chestnuts; set aside. In a skillet, saute celery and onions in butter until tender. Transfer to a large bowl; add sausage, stuffing and chestnuts. Add broth and water; toss to mix. Place stuffing mixture in a 9×13 dish and bake at 350 for 20 minutes or until heated through.

Stay Tuned

Tuesday, November 15th, 2011

Hi, friends! Molly here, just checking in to say hello! I’m busy working on a new video that will be posted next week, so things may be a bit quiet around here…I’ll try and post something on Thursday. I just wanted to let you know why things might be quiet. Hope y’all are having a good week!

Thank You

Friday, November 11th, 2011

On this Veterans Day, let us remember the service of our veterans, and let us renew our national promise to fulfill our sacred obligations to our veterans and their families who have sacrificed so much so that we can live free.”
- Dan Lipinski

Thank  You.

~Mountaineer Heating and Cooling

Christmas Is Just Around the Corner…

Wednesday, November 9th, 2011

What? A thermostat that is using cutting edge technology and displays my pictures??? Yes, it’s real. Check it out here!

Trane Comfortlink II Thermostat (Click here, it will take you to the youtube channel.)

So cool…

Because it’s Monday…

Monday, November 7th, 2011

…I thought it would nice to have a little fun on the blog today! So, I’m going to post a recipe that I think might make a lovely addition to your Thanksgiving table. In fact, I’m thinking about making it myself :-)

So, without further adieu, I present: Mashed Potatoes with Cheddar and Bacon (YUM!)

Ingredients

  • 5 pounds russet or Yukon gold potatoes
  • 8 ounces bacon (about 10 slices)
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 small onion, grated on the large holes of a box grater, juice reserved
  • 1/2 bunch fresh chives, finely chopped (about 1/4 cup)
  • 2 1/2 cups grated cheddar cheese (about 6 ounces)
  • 2 teaspoons coarse salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Peel potatoes, and cut into 1-inch chunks. Place in a large saucepan, and add enough cold water to cover by about 2 inches. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, and reduce to a simmer. Cook until tender and easily pierced with a paring knife, about 20 minutes. Transfer to a colander to drain; return to pan, cover, and set aside.
  • Meanwhile, heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add bacon, and cook until crisp and browned, turning once. Transfer to paper towels to drain; let cool, and crumble into pieces.
  • Using a fork, mash the potatoes in pan until light and fluffy. Add the cream cheese, butter, and sour cream, and stir until combined and smooth. Add the onion and any onion juice, chives, 2 cups cheese, half the bacon, salt, and pepper. Stir until well combined.
  • Transfer to a buttered 3-quart baking dish. Top with remaining 1/2 cup cheese. Bake until top is slightly golden and potatoes are heated through, about 30 minutes. Remove from oven; garnish with remaining bacon. Serve immediately.
  • *This recipe taken from MarthaStewart.com

    November?!?

    Tuesday, November 1st, 2011

    My goodness, where did the time go? I honestly can’t believe it’s November. I mean, wasn’t it just the first of October? Well, I am excited that it is November because that means it’s the start of the holiday season! I’m always a big fan of this time of year as it’s just so festive! :-)

    I did want to remind you that our special on Precision Tune Ups will be ending on the 30th of this month. So make sure to call before November 30th to have $15.00 taken off!

    Happy November, friends!