Chatter & Calico Kitten Designs
are excited to present
Recipes and Crafts
Welcome to Country Chatter
Halloween is coming, Halloween is coming and it is still in
the 90's out here. But the mornings are so nice.
I want to welcome all the new
people to my little newsletter. The newsletter is just my way
of sharing my part of the world with everyone, and helping
people with their businesses and hoping to make the world just
a little bit better for a couple minutes, to bring a laugh or
a smile to your face and just a way of saying thanks.
This is the fifth
issue of the Recipes and Crafts, if there are any recipes that you would
like, please email the kittens and they will look for them and feature
It's Halloween! It's Halloween!
The moon is full and bright
And we shall see what can't be seen
On any other night.
Skeletons and ghosts and ghouls,
Grinning goblins fighting duels,
Werewolves rising from their tombs,
Witches on their magic brooms.
In masks and gowns
we haunt the street
And knock on doors
for trick or treat.
Tonight we are
the king and queen,
For oh tonight
& Sage Stuffing
Tbsp. unsalted butter, softened
10 C. unseasoned dry breadcrumbs
1 Tbsp. olive oil
3/4 lb. mild Italian sausages
1 lb. mushrooms, washed with stems
trimmed and quartered
1 large yellow onion
2 large carrots, peeled and chopped
2 large stalks of celery, chopped
1/2 C minced fresh parsley
1 Tbsp. fresh thyme leaves
1 Tbsp. fresh sage
1 tsp. salt
3 large eggs, lightly beaten
4 C chicken stock (or chicken broth)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat a deep 9 x 12 baking
pan with 1 tablespoon of butter. Place the breadcrumbs
in a very large mixing bowl. In a sauté pan, heat the
medium-high heat, and swirl to coat the pan. Cook the
sausages until nicely browned. Drain all but 3
tablespoon of fat and let cool. Add the mushrooms to the
pan and sauté, stirring frequently, until lightly browned.
Add to the bread in the bowl. Add the remaining 4
tablespoons of butter to the sauté pan. Melt and swirl
to coat the pan. Add the onion, carrots, and celery.
Sauté, stirring frequently, until soft and lightly browned.
Add the parsley, thyme, sage, salt and pepper, and sauté one
minute longer. Add this mixture to the breadcrumbs and
stir. Cut the sausages into 1/4-inch rounds and add to
the stuffing. Add the beaten eggs and the stock to the
bowl, and mix well. Place the stuffing in the greased
pan and bake, uncovered, until the top is lightly browned and
crusty, about 1 hour. Serves 12.
Creamy Lemon Cheese Pie
with Meringue Topping
1-14 oz. can sweetened condensed milk
1/2 C lemon juice
1-8 oz cream cheese, softened
1-9" graham cracker pie crust
1/4 tsp. vanilla
1/4 tsp. cream of tartar
5 T. sugar
Beat egg yokes;
stir in milk, lemon juice and cream cheese. Mix until
you get the lumps out. Then pour into a graham cracker crust.
Meringue Topping - Beat egg whites, vanilla, cream of tartar and sugar.
Add the sugar 1 tablespoon at a time so it gets fluffy. Bake for
10-12 minutes at 350 degrees F.
are always looking for new recipes, and if you would like to have
the newsletter, you can email them to
If you have a website, we will be
more than happy to include that, too. Bandit says
if you want to
send him some samples, he will not say no !!!!!
All of these recipes will be on the website, so if you want to print them
they are set up in the newsletter that all you have to do is copy and
Fall Barnwood Box
A worn barnwood box corrals flowers
and candles for this self-contained display.
Set a couple of kitchen glasses
loaded with flowers into the box, and place pillar candles between the
glasses. Arrange the flowers so they are away from candle flames, not over
Finish the box with a length of
grapevine wrapped around the outside. Tack it into place with tiny
finishing nails, if necessary.
Replace flowers as they wilt and
you'll have a long-lasting arrangement for your table.
Fall Scented Potpourri
- 3- or
4-inch plastic foam craft spheres
gun and hot-glue sticks
potpourri mix or other dried materials such as bay leaves, preserved
fall leaves, dried fruit rinds, miniature pinecones, dried berries, and
potpourri balls will add texture, color, and wafting fragrance to the
entry or any other room. You can assemble balls with only one element or
use your favorite potpourri mix to create balls that combine varying
scents and colors.
3- or 4-inch plastic foam craft spheres. Use hot glue to attach the
potpourri elements all around the balls. Overlap the decorative pieces to
completely cover the foam.
balls in individual glass vases, on decorative plates, or together in a
refresh scents from time to time using drops of aromatic oils. Tiny
bottles of various fragrances are readily available from craft stores
Calico Kitten Designs wants to be your place to find everything that you
need to make your life just a little bit
more easy for you. The kittens want to make it the place that you
look for recipes (check out all the wonderful new recipes that have been
added), patterns for crafts, a newsletter to bring you a laugh or too,
links to your favorite websites, and if you would like to look at some of my crafts and order, thank you.
Bear is in
charge of link exchanges and was wondering if anyone would like to
exchange links with Calico Kitten Designs.
You can get in touch with him at
firstname.lastname@example.org and he will be more than happy to sent
favorite time of the year and can not wait to decorate my house for
Halloween, lights, pumpkins, black cats, witches and of course white
Well, I hope
that you have made it down to this little part, I love talking about
sharing this state with everyone.
I want to share a part of my
with everyone and doing this newsletter
is my way of thanking
everyone for being a friend.
Say a prayer for our Armed Forces and pray
they will be home soon.
Count your blessings, hug your family and friends,
thanks for being a part of Country Chatter and have
a Happy Halloween
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knew you were here
(after 4 pm - pacific time)
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