SEPTEMBER IS BOURBON MONTH

Bald eagles, apple pies, football-it can’t get any more American than that. Unless we’re talking liquor. Did you know the official national spirit of the US is bourbon whiskey? We can all thank Kentucky for not only producing around 97% of the world’s supply, but for making this spirit a national symbol. In 1964, Congress dictated that bourbon was “distinctive” to the US. People took that to mean it was our national liquor; however, in 2007, a Kentucky senator realized the shocking mistake and pushed for a resolution to be passed and luckily succeeded. Today, bourbon drinkers enjoy their whiskey in many ways and during any occasion. From Manhattans to barbecue glazes, night caps to tailgating, bourbon is as celebrated as America herself.

MANHATTAN: Bourbon Whiskey 2 1/2 oz. Sweet Vermouth 3/4 oz. Biters Splash. Ice. Cherry. Combine bourbon, vermouth, bitters and ice in a mixing glass. Stir gently, don’t bruise the spirits or cloud the drink. Place the cherry in a chilled glass and strain the bourbon mixture over the cherry.

Information and Recipe taken from the ABC Liquor Store news letter.

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Thanksgiving Recipe

Good Morning Readers. Today I want to share a Wonderful Recipe. Turkey Roast Dip with Melted Gruyere. The recipe came from Kelsey Nixon from Kelsey’s Essentials. The only thing I did different was she made it in a slow cooker. I do not own one, so I slow roasted it in the oven. OMG! It was Great! Here is the recipe.

In a small bowl mix: 1/2 stick softened butter, 1 Tbsp. fresh thyme. 1 Tbsp. fresh parsley and S/P.  I used a large rectangle baking dish. Lined with foil and sprayed for easy clean up.You will be using a Turkey Breast bone in skin on. Pat dry very well. Rub this butter mixture all over it and under the skin. To the baking dish add 1 chopped medium yellow onion, 1 cup chicken stock, 1/4 cup worchestershire sauce. On top of that place the turkey skin side up. Cover tightly with foil. I lined a cookie sheet with foil and placed under the baking dish to catch any drips that may happen while roasting. Didn’t want my oven to get dirty.IMG_5246 Bake 325 for 1 1/2-2 hours until 170 degrees. Let rest 10 minutes before slicing. French Bagette, slice long ways, brush both sides with softened butter. Add sliced Gruyere to one side. Broil until toasted and melted. Place sliced turkey on sandwich. Have the juices- sauce on the side. Kelsey Nixon said it was like a french onion soup on the side and she was right. It was Wonderful! Dip the sandwich in and Eat. I have made a lot of whole birds for Thanksgiving but never has the Beast meat turned out this moist and tender. This was sooo GOOD! Last year I made a whole bird and all the trimmings. But this year I think I am going this way. I am going to  make a couple breasts this way and maybe try a couple of turkey legs also, place them on the platter whole with all of the holiday sides to go along with. The Turkey breast before it’s sliced is beautiful enough to serve to guests on Thanksgiving. The butter melts into the meat but those fresh herbs stay on top and it looks lovely. And I can’t say enough about how tender and moist it was. No basting was required at all. With the foil over the top it did all of that on it’s own.Then the days after I can have the Roast Dip Sandwiches. The Gruyere Cheese is a must. It has a nice smokey flavor that goes very well with the turkey. Wednesday I will get it all ready. Thursday morning I can let it rest on the counter for about 30 minutes before the slow roast begins. And while the Parade is on in the morning, it can slow roast to a wonderful perfection! And fill the house with the Thanksgiving Aroma that I love. Thank you Kelsey for a Great recipe. I will be making this again and again.

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THE HOLIDAY’S ARE COMING!

Gifts for the Beer Crafter.

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Each set has 10. 10 individual gifts at $10.00 each. Makes for some fast and easy Christmas Shopping. Hand out to all of your friends this Holiday Season. Or maybe at your next Tail Gate Party. They make great Host / Hostess Gifts. And even nice for stocking stuffers.

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Or keep them all for yourself and decorate your Home Brew Craft Station or your Business Pub. They also look nice on your Christmas Tree. Head over to my shop on Etsy with this easy link. http://shopworndesigns.etsy.com. You can see more great photos and check out all of the gift sets I have available. Hope to see you there. Happy Shopping!

Live close by? Remember you can avoid ship costs. Pick up and delivery is available.

FOOTBALL READY YET?

Get your house decorated in your favorite team spirit with my sports accessories.

For your table scape

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And don’t forget your Christmas tree.

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Have a fun football season.

SEPTEMBER IS BOURBON MONTH

Bald eagles, apple pies, football-it can’t get any more American than that. Unless we’re talking liquor. Did you know the official national spirit of the US is bourbon whiskey? We can all thank Kentucky for not only producing around 97% of the world’s supply, but for making this spirit a national symbol. In 1964, Congress dictated that bourbon was “distinctive” to the US. People took that to mean it was our national liquor; however, in 2007, a Kentucky senator realized the shocking mistake and pushed for a resolution to be passed and luckily succeeded. Today, bourbon drinkers enjoy their whiskey in many ways and during any occasion. From Manhattans to barbecue glazes, night caps to tailgating, bourbon is as celebrated as America herself.

MANHATTAN: Bourbon Whiskey 2 1/2 oz. Sweet Vermouth 3/4 oz. Biters Splash. Ice. Cherry. Combine bourbon, vermouth, bitters and ice in a mixing glass. Stir gently, don’t bruise the spirits or cloud the drink. Place the cherry in a chilled glass and strain the bourbon mixture over the cherry.

Information and Recipe taken from the ABC news letter.

ARE YOU READY FOR SOME FOOTBALL?

This post is for all of the Jacksonville Jaguars fans out there. Is your table scape ready for your Foot ball party? Check out the decorations I have for sale in my Etsy shop.

This wine cork garland is hand crafted and made using those Great Jaguar colors. 

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Dress up any table with this very cool Alternative Floral Bouquet that is also done up in those Great team colors. 

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Head over to my shop on Etsy with this easy link http://shopworndesigns.etsy.com. And you can see more great photos and display ideas. And don’t forget your party favors!

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ENJOY YOUR FOOTBALL SEASON!

ARE YOU READY FOR SOME FOOTBALL?

Check out these great party favors that are for sale in my shop on Etsy.

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You can hand them out to all of your sports fan friends at the next tail gate party.

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They make great Host/Hostess gifts, stocking stuffers, or keep them all for yourself and hang them from your sports themed christmas tree. Set includes 10. They look nice any time of year to dress up your entertainment center. Check out all of my sports themed accessories in my Etsy shop. Go to: http://shopworndesigns.etsy.com. Hope to see you there!