so I will bring that to you today instead....a grandbaby trumps Willow House ANYDAY, right??? Thanks for all your congratulations messages and for joining in and sharing my joy!!
I am praying today because they make the transition from hospital to home today. They have two large dogs, and bringing the baby home will be BIG news to them. Here's what Heather's mom did, which was a fabulous idea! She visited the hospital and brought home some clothing that baby Catherine had worn, and took it home to let the dogs sniff it, and then put it in the baby swing so they could get used to it before the baby comes home....isn't that a great idea???
Oh, well, on to Willow House Weekly (on Thursday ) this week! I wanted to let you know of a sale that we are having for October, which can be seen on my webpage....southerninspiration.willowhouse.com! It is October Bonus Days here at Willow House! We have a dozen or so products that are 25% off! Here's a sneak peek:
And remember that we now have an eOutlet to shop from as well.....your Christmas shopping can begin right now! If you decide to order, please put my name in the hostess field when checking out, if you don't mind.
Here's a picture of an idea for the Roxy Cheeseboard....put a vinyl message on the board and give it as a gift or hang it on the kitchen wall......
So I will leave you with a tip and a recipe for this edition of Willow House weekly!
The tip of the day: Have you heard about.....www.fancyflours.com-a vast emporium of cookie cutters (per Real Simple magazine), toppers and gift packaging will inspire even nonbakers to turn on the oven! Not a cook, how about wrapitup-enter your gift box's measurements and find out how much paper and ribbon you'll really per present! Even has step by step tutorials for non-wrappers...not rappers, wrappers!
and so I leave you with a recipe for that first nippy evening
S'mores Hot Chocolate (found in Southern Lady Holidays magazine)
2 c. heavy whipping cream
1 (4oz) bar semisweet chocolate, chopped
4 cups milk
1/4 c. sugar
1 T. vanilla extract
1 (8oz) container frozen nondairy whipped topping, thawed
1 (7oz) jar marshmallow creme
1 cup graham cracker crumbs
Garnish: crushed graham crackers, chocolate shavings
In a large saucepan, combine cream and chocolate over medium heat, whisking constantly, until chocolate is melted. Add milk, sugar and vanilla, whisking until smooth. Bring to a simmer, stirring frequently; do not boil.
In a medium bowl, combine whipped topping and marshmallow creme. Beat at medium speed with an electric mixer until creamy. Add graham cracker crumbs, beating until well combined. Spoon or pipe cream mixture on top of hot chocolate. Top with additional crushed graham crackers and chocolate shavings, if desired.
Doesn't this sound like a fun dessert???? Enjoy!