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Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Holiday Preparations

I am buzzing around preparing for the upcoming holiday season. I must say I am delighted that fall has finally found Phoenix. I am finding myself drawn to various shades of cream, taupe and sage this year.

My preparations began with a thorough cleaning of D├ęcor To Adore manor. Every cupboard and closet was gone through. After I cleaned the oven, microwave, refrigerator and pantry I made a list of fun holiday foods I wanted to see on the shelves. Trips were made to Fresh and Easy, Trader Joe’s and A.J. Fine Foods. What a bounty!

Brie, Allouette and other various cheeses, nuts and sausages.
Peanut butter filled pretzels that when paired with Nutella are a bit of bliss in the mouth.
Cranberry and Pumpkin butter makes even the blandest bran muffin delicious.
Cider, tea and red wine that can be warmed with a few orange slices and mulling spice for a cup of hot heaven. 
A few prepackaged muffin and cake mixes for when time runs short.
Of course an entirely separate grocery store run is still needed for eggs, sugar, flour, chocolate, ham, turkey….

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To keep up strength someone might just stand inside the refrigerator armed with a spoon and dip into the Fleur de Sel caramel sauce. She claims that it is also divine on apple tarts, gingerbread and French vanilla ice cream too.

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Do you still need a bit of inspiration and motivation to organize and prepare? Take a look at Jermaine's  pantry. It is real life beautiful.


I want to go through this pantry like some women want into the Vogue accessory closet.

So, I am currently on the hunt for a marble cheese slab and a silver candlestick. Need it. Desperately.

Be blessed,

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