Have a Merry Christmas!
Newsletter 45 – Tuesday, December 23, 2014
America’s Best Flowers Holiday Hours
Our Cottage Grove hours for the month of December are
9am – 6pm
except for the following dates:
- Wednesday, December 24 Christmas Eve 9am – 4pm
- We will be closed from Thursday, December 25 through January 4.
For the month of January
Hours will be 10am – 4pm, Monday through Saturday. In January we will be closed on Sundays.
This will be our last 2014 newsletter. Youll receive our first 2015 newsletter on Thursday, January 15.
Our Edgerton hours for the month of December are
Mon-Fri 8:30am-5:30pm, Sat 8:30am-5pm, Sun 9am-4pm except for the following dates:
- Wednesday, December 24 Christmas Eve 9am – 1pm
- Thursday, December 25 Closed
- Wednesday, December 31 9am 1pm
- Thursday, January 1 Closed
Lucys Story – Chapter 80
From our house to yours my family wishes everyone a very Merry Christmas!
Holiday Gift Giving!
Americas Best Flowers gift cards are not only the perfect holiday gift for that favorite gardener in your life, but they make a great gift for your childs teacher or a fellow co-worker. Why not give an Americas Best Flowers gift card to your holiday host and hostess this season?
We would be glad to take your gift card order over the phone and have it ready for you to swing by the greenhouse to grab and go!
How about a Gorgeous Poinsettia?
Our Edgerton location has been busy growing beautiful poinsettias for the holiday season. Stop by our Cottage Grove or Edgerton location today or tomorrow and pick some up for your family, friends and, of course for yourself!
We have a nice selection of, 4", 6" and 8" size poinsettia pots.
If you are interested in a dyed poinsettia, such as lavender, orange, blue or a blended color please call us at 608-222-2269 or e-mail Marty at firstname.lastname@example.org to place an order.
Christmas: The time of year when everyone gets Santamental.
We still have available fresh Christmas centerpieces that will decorate that holiday meal in a spectacular fashion.
What did the reindeer say before launching into his comedy routine?
This will sleigh you.
Words of Appreciation from Marty!
As the Holiday Season is upon us, we find ourselves reflecting on the past year and on those who have helped to shape our business in a most significant way. We value our relationship with you and look forward to working with you in the year to come. We are busy planning for next year with new plant varieties, colorful pottery and everything needed to make your garden a success. We wish you a very happy Holiday Season and a New Year filled with peace, good health and prosperity. Thank you to each and every one of you that have helped make our year a success.
Happy Holidays to you and your family.
Saying a Prayer for the Christmas Meal
Lee, A seven-year-old boy, was asked to say thanks for the Christmas dinner. The family members bowed their heads in expectation. Lee began his prayer, thanking God for his Mommy, Daddy, brothers, sister, Grandma, and all his aunts and uncles. Then he began to thank God for the food.
He gave thanks for the turkey, the stuffing, the Christmas pudding, even the cranberry sauce. Then Lee paused, and everyone waited … and waited. After a long silence, the young fellow looked up at his mother and asked, "If I thank God for the Brussels sprouts, won’t he know that I’m lying?"
One of the most common frustrations when we cook big meals is lack of space in the oven. Years ago Martys sister started using this recipe for crock pot stuffing for their family holiday meals. It has become their favorite and makes space for other delicious things in the oven.
Martys Crockpot Stuffing
- 1 ½ # loaf of white bread
- 2-3 t salt
- 1 T poultry seasoning
- dash pepper
- 1 ½ c butter
- 1 c diced onion
- 1 c diced celery
- 1 ½ c boiling water
Saute diced onion & celery in 2 T butter until tender. Add rest of butter in same pan and melt. Do Not Burn
In large bowl, tear up the bread into bite size pieces. Add salt, seasoning and pepper. Pour butter, onion/celery mixture over top, add boiling water, mix well.
Put in crock pot for 2 hours on high.