Well, now we find ourselves in November
. Gee, doesn't it just feel like we were hot and talking about Summer
? It does to me. I can't believe we will be celebrating Thanksgiving
so soon and charging on to Christmas
. But here we are.
We have some new news here at Graphic Central
. We have to say goodbye to our beloved MommaSarah
. She has stepped down as host on our Custom Signature
board. She was needed at home and decided that she needed to spend more time with her two young daughters. We will miss you Sarah. Good luck.
But we are also welcoming Haze, Tonya,
in her place as host of the Custom Signature
board. Welcome aboard Tonya. You have been a long time volunteer for us and everyone loves your work already so you just slipped right into the role of host and are already fulfilling the role very successfully. Thank you Tonya for stepping in and taking on the duties of host.
There has also been several volunteers that have shown up on the siggy board and we want to thank them as well. We couldn't get along without our volunteers. They are the heart of our operation here at Graphic Central
, along with our hosts.
Everyone makes it seem smooth and effortless even though you wouldn't believe the time and effort that goes into what comes out of the hands of these gifted women. Thank you so much ladies for your talent and time.
You do tremendous work here.
So why don't you stop on by for something new and different from one of our new host or volunteers for Thanksgiving
and check us out.
I thought since the theme was turkeys and since we have some members who live across the ocean and do not celebrate Thanksgiving
, that our get-to-know-you
question to our members and hosts would be what is your favorite part of a turkey
? All hosts, please leave your answer in the Community Leaders board, along with your P&P
name so that you can get your points this month. Thanks.
Nov. 1st - National Author's Day, All Saint's Day, National Family Literacy Day
Nov. 2nd - National Deviled Egg Day
Nov. 3rd - National Sandwich Day
Nov. 4th - National Candy Day
Nov. 5th - Guy Fawkes Day, National Donut Day, Young Reader's Day
Nov. 6th - Basketball Day
Nov. 7th - Hug-A-Bear Day, Magazine Day
Nov. 8th - X-Ray Day
Nov. 9th - Parade Day
Nov. 11th - Rememberance Day in Canada, Veteran's Day
Nov. 13th - Mom and Dad's Day
Nov. 14th - National Clean-Out-Your-Refridgerator Day
Nov. 15th - America Recycles Day, Pack Your Mom Lunch Day
Nov. 16th - Button Day
Nov. 17th - Homemade Bread Day, Take a Hike Day
Nov. 18th - William Tell Day, Mickey Mouse's Birthday
Nov. 20th - Mexican Revolution Day
Nov. 21st - World Hello Day
Nov. 22nd - Stop the Violence Day
Nov. 23rd - Thanksgiving Day, National Cashew Day
Nov. 26th - National Cake Day
Nov. 27th - Pins and Needles Day
Special Events this Month
National Fig Week (1st Week)
American Education Week (2nd Week)
National Children's Book Week (3rd Week)
National Geography Awareness Week
Child Safety & Protection Month
Good Nutrition Month
International Drum Month
Latin American Month
National Epilepsy Month
National Model Railroad Month
Peanut Butter Lover's Month
Our recipe of the month comes from the winning recipe on Cooking Smart's Recipe Contest
. Here it is.....
I made these just yesterday and the recipe for the most part is just by memory. My grandma makes them all the time, but adds raisins or apple pieces, which you could easily do(although I don't know how much you'd add, but i'm guessing it's at a preferrence). I know this looks complicated, but it isn't. Just make sure you give yourself some time since the dough needs to rise.
3 TBSP yeast
1cup of warm milk
Disolve the yeast in the milk and add...
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup melted butter
1 tsp salt
4 cups of flour
Mix it all up and then dump onto a lightly floured surface. Knead it a bit until it becomes a nice doughy ball. Put back in your bowl and cover with a towel and let rise for an hour. After an hour of rising, roll the dough out into a large rectangle..approx. 20" x 16"(yours could be smaller or larger in either direction).
1/3 cup of softened butter
1 cup brown sugar
Spread the butter all over your large rectangle(i use my hands). Then sprinkle brown sugar all over it...you can use more or less, depending on how much of a sweet tooth you have. Same with the cinnamon - sprinkle it all over. (This is the time you'd add your raisins or apple bits onto the dough)
Roll the dough along the longer side of the rectangle and slowly go across to the other side. Pinch the ends off. With a serated knife, cut the long log into 1" pieces(or as big or as small as you'd like them to be). Place the pieces onto a greased cookie sheet. Let them rise again for 30 minutes and then place into a 400 degree F oven. Mine take about 10-12 minutes but it all depends on your oven(MIL's takes 20 minutes), but they are usually done when the tops are just brown. Take them out and then spread your icing on top...
1/4 cup of melted butter
1/4 cup of cream cheese
1 1/2 cups of icing sugar
1/2 tsp of vanilla(or more depending on your taste)
Mix it all together and spread it on warm buns...enjoy!
Congratulations to Dawn Marie
for her winning recipe and yummy for us for getting to enjoy her great recipe on these cool fall evenings and mornings. Thank you Dawn Marie!
The contest is a monthly event found at the Cooking Smart Recipe Contest
. Dig out those winning recipes and win 1000 P&P
points just like Dawn Marie did this month.
We thought maybe you might have a question about something that goes on here at Graphic Central. We have lots of forums here...Photography, Signature Fun-which includes, Blinkies, Glitter Names and Custom Signatures and Graphics
. The hosts have added tutorials in each category if you would like to learn any of these graphics arts. Please read through the tutorials and have a go at it. And please show us what you make.
We'd love to see. We are also very open to having volunteers and/or Hosts in our requests forums. Please inquire within about becoming a volunteer if you know how to make blinkies, glitters, siggies or graphics of any kind.
If you have any other questions, something you would like to know about any of these fields, please let us know and we will give you the answer in the following newsletter next month. Just leave us a post below.