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Thanksgiving holds many great recipe traditions, but perhaps this is the year to move beyond the basic pumpkin pie into something that will thrill your family. Check out the list below for some new Thanksgiving dessert ideas. Your guests will thank you!
Can you believe that it's already NOVEMBER?
Thanksgiving is right around the corner, and we want to take the opportunity to tell you how grateful we are for your business. We will continue to give you reasons to be thankful for our excellent service, and we wish you and your family a wonderful holiday season.
Your Friends at Cascade Title Company
| Lindsey's Lasagna Soup
2 teaspoons olive oil
1 pound Italian turkey sausage
1 onion, chopped
1 green bell pepper, chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 (32-ounce) container chicken broth
1 (15-ounce) can tomato sauce
1 (14 1/2-ounce) can petite diced tomatoes
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
4 ounces broken whole-wheat lasagna noodles (about 4 noodles)
1/2 cup chopped fresh basil
3 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese
1/2 cup reduced-fat shredded mozzarella cheese
8 Whole-wheat breadsticks or grissini (optional)
Heat the oil over medium-high heat in a large nonstick saucepot or Dutch oven. Add the sausage, onion, bell pepper, and garlic. Cook over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, until the sausage is crumbled and browned, 8 - 10 minutes.
Add the broth, tomato sauce, diced tomatoes, salt, and crushed red pepper. Bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer, stirring occasionally, until the flavors are blended, about 20 minutes. Add the noodles; bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer, uncovered, stirring occasionally, until the soup thickens slightly and the noodles are tender, 10 - 12 minutes. Remove from the heat; stir in mozzarella, basil, and the Parmesan. Serve with the breadsticks, if using. (whole-wheat lasagna noodles take a little longer to cook.)
Cascade Title's Manager Message
It is hard to believe that November is here and the holidays are just around the corner. What a ride this year has been for our nation with so many changes taking place, the slow recovery of the economy and shutdown of the federal government.
We have been steady here at Cascade Title and I am cautiously optimistic for the upcoming fall and winter months. It has been a relief to see interest rates hit a four-month-low the last week of October, as this will help with sales and refinance transactions. My escrow department really has to use their "A" game to get deals closed now a days with all the changes and new requirements, but I can assure you we are all up for the task. I am the first one to admit that even with over 37 years or experience each week brings up something new or a change as to how we do our business.
Our companies just had our annual managers meeting and the overall feeling is pretty good for our industry. Yes, we were all busier in the early part of 2013 and everyone felt a slow down when interest rates bumped up, but things are looking better as of right now. I am definitely looking forward to 2014 and the promise of an improving economy.
Anyone who knows me, knows my glass is always half full. I see the good this community offers and the opportunity our location offers. I know that someday this area will burst open with growth along with new and better changes coming our way. The downtown project is a bit behind but still moving forward. Our economic development council led by Ted Sprague has many irons in the fire and it is just a matter of time. Mark my words, and as my father used to say, "The best is yet to be", and it will. My thought on when? I do not have a crystal ball, but I think by 2017 we will all be very busy and the market will be as it was back in 2006. Time will tell! Have a very Happy Thanksgiving to all and.... Go Seahawks!!!
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