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Thanksgiving Parmesan Risotto Recipe

Category: Ideas and Inspiration

Ideas and inspiration for both the inside and outside of your Minnesota home.

Shane shared with us a Sage and Parmesan risotto recipe that’s perfect for your Thanksgiving dinner.

Thanksgiving Recipe

One Quart chicken stock hot in a saucepan, ladled into the risotto as needed.

One large onion and a medium onion.

2 and a half cups Arborrio rice.

2 Tablespoons olive oil

Parmesano Reggiano or a good Parmesan

Bunch of sage. Snip leaves off of stems with fingertips

Add oil oil to medium hot pan, saute large chopped onion. Add rice until translucent. Begin to add hot chicken stock while stirring, ladle by ladle full, (about 1 cup at a time until absorbed. Stirring constantly will give the risotto a creamy consistency. Half way through I like to add the medium onion for texture..Continue stirring for about 45 mins to and hour and a half until soft but Al dente. Add salt and Parmesan to taste.

While stirring, close to the end of the risotto absorbing a of the stock, in a separate pan, cook the sage leaves in butter until butter is browned and sage slightly toasted. Pour out on to paper towel and let sage cool, it will allow the sage to crisp and carmalize a bit, slightly sweetened. Break up into large bits and fold I to risotto.

Kiwi, Strawberries, and Lime Recipe

A delicious and refreshing water recipe for you to enjoy at home!

Ingredients:

Ice
Kiwi, peeled and cut into slices
Strawberries, hulled and cut into slices
Lime, cut into slices
Sparkling or regular water

Directions: Fill a glass, bottle, mason jar, or pitcher with all your ingredients. Enjoy immediately. Refill with more water and ice until the flavor is gone.

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Movie nights are the perfect way to get friends and family together in the backyard. There’s something about watching a movie outside that makes it even more fun than staying inside on a rainy day. These tips will help you create an unforgettable backyard movie night — no matter what time of year you host it! With all the different types of movies available, it can be hard to choose just one for your next backyard movie night. From scary to silly and everything in between, there’s something for everyone when it comes to movie night. These tips will help you find the right kind of movie for your event and create an unforgettable experience.

Backyard Movie Night To-Do’s

Plan Your Movie Night

The first step to hosting a backyard movie night is to plan it. You’ll want to make sure you have everything you need to make your movie night a success. Make sure you have enough seating for everyone attending and that you have enough food to serve a nice meal. You’ll also want to decide on a theme for your backyard movie night. A theme can help you narrow down which movie to watch. For example, if you have a Halloween party, you can watch scary movies. And if you have a Christmas party, you can watch funny Christmas movies. You can also decide to not have a theme at all, and just let everyone bring their favorite movies.

Decide on a Theme

If you want to narrow down the options you have for movies, you can decide on a theme for your backyard movie night. A theme can help you focus your search for movies that are appropriate for your guests. Themes can include anything from seasons to a specific type of movie. There are tons of themes that you can use for your backyard movie night. You can pick one based on what your guests are interested in or what time of year it is. Some popular themes for backyard movie nights include scary, silly, Christmas, Halloween, and even sport-themed.

Find the Right Screen and Sound Equipment

If you plan to host your backyard movie night during the warmer months, you’ll want to find a screen and sound equipment that is easy to set up and take down. This will make it easy to store your screen between events and make cleaning up a breeze. You’ll also want to make sure you have enough seating for everyone attending. If your guests are sitting on the ground, they might get a crick in their neck from trying to look up at the screen. You’ll want to find a screen that is easy to set up and take down. You can also consider renting a screen if you don’t want to purchase one. If you do plan to purchase a screen, make sure it’s the appropriate size for your space. You’ll also want to make sure it has a black border so it blends in with the night sky.

Select the Right Food

Another important factor when hosting a backyard movie night is selecting the right food. Make sure to serve something that can be eaten easily while watching a movie. Foods such as popcorn, nachos, and hotdogs are all great options. You can also consider having a snack bar where guests can help themselves to different types of food. You can also consider having themed food for your backyard movie night. For example, if you’re having a Christmas movie night, you can make Christmas cookies or a Christmas-themed cake. If you’re hosting a Halloween movie night, you can make themed chocolate bars or even a spooky cake.

A Minnesota backyard movie night isn’t complete without fluff!

If you want to add some fun fluff to your backyard movie night, there are a few extra things you can add that will make it even more memorable. You can have themed drinks, like Christmas-themed hot chocolate or a pumpkin spice latte.

You can also have themed snacks, like popcorn wrapped in Christmas paper or candy corn. You can even consider having themed party lights to set the mood. You can also consider having themed party games. You can make these as simple or elaborate as you’d like. You can also consider having a prize for the best costume at your backyard movie night. These are all great ways to add some fun fluff to your backyard movie night.

Don’t Forget the Games

Finally, don’t forget to have games at your backyard movie night. You can either make your own games or purchase some themed games online. Games are a great way to make the night even more entertaining. You can also consider hosting a movie trivia contest. Make sure to have prizes for the winners of each game and trivia contest. There are tons of different ways to host a backyard movie night. These tips will help you create an event your guests will remember for years to come. Whether you have a themed movie night or just let everyone bring their favorite movies, movie nights are a great way to get together with friends and family.

Movie nights are a great way to get together with friends and family. Hosting a backyard movie night is an easy way to do this, especially during the winter months when staying indoors may not be an option. There are a few things you’ll want to keep in mind when hosting a backyard movie night. First, you’ll want to decide on a theme. Next, you’ll want to find the right screen and sound equipment. You’ll also want to select the right food and add some fun fluff to your backyard movie night. Don’t forget the games at your backyard movie night, and you’ll have an event that your guests will never forget.

Minnesota Outdoor Living Trends

Trends and Ideas for updating backyards.

Let’s face it, no one wants to be stuck inside on a nice day. Everyone wants the option of spending time outdoors, even when the weather isn’t ideal. As Minnesotans, we spend enough time inside, and while many think the yard is for kids and the occasional gathering, it’s now seen as an additional outdoor living space.

With the rise in digital connectivity and the ability to access wifi almost anywhere, we are now seeing an increase in outdoor living spaces that allow people to enjoy their homes year-round.

From urban greenhouses to rooftop gardens and everything in between, people are developing new ways to bring the outdoors into their homes. If you are looking for inspiration for your own home, here are some awesome indoor-outdoor trends you need to know about. These ideas can help you transform your home from standard indoor living space into an awesome living space that doubles as an outdoor retreat whenever you want it.


Outdoor Lighting

One of the easiest ways to transform your outdoor space is by adding outdoor lighting. Lighting is a great way to enhance every area of your home, including your outdoor areas. If you want to add an outdoor bar, deck or patio, consider adding outdoor lighting alongside it. Outdoor lighting comes in many different styles, from classic bulbs to modern LED lights. There are lots of different types of lighting options available depending on where you want to put the lights. There are also various options when it comes to the type of light bulbs you can choose from. You can go with LED lights, halogen lights or incandescent lights. LED lights last longer and use less energy, but incandescent lights give off a warmer glow. Halogen lights are great if you are looking to create extra light, such

Outdoor Technology

Another trend changing how we use our outdoor spaces is the increase in technology. With the rise of the Internet of Things (IoT) and smart home technology, we are seeing more and more ways to make our outdoor living spaces better.

Technology Designers with Dean’s Home Automation & Entertainment have a number of great ideas to improve life outside your home. From smart lights, home audio, and sensors to smart kitchen appliances and even smart water faucets, the possibilities are endless.

With all of these new, connected devices, we can now control all of these devices from our smartphones from anywhere, even when we are away from our homes. Outdoor spaces are becoming more than just living spaces. They are spaces where we can work, connect with friends and family, and even learn and relax. You can have fun, entertaining spaces to host parties and events. You can transform your outdoor spaces into areas where you can enjoy time with your family or even host guests for business meetings. With outdoor technology, outdoor spaces are becoming more than just places to relax and enjoy the fresh air.

Outdoor Kitchens

Another trend we are seeing in outdoor living is outdoor kitchens. Outdoor kitchens are becoming increasingly popular as homeowners want more than just a grill in their backyard. Outdoor kitchens are not only stylish and convenient but provide homeowners with many different ways to enjoy their outdoor living spaces. Outdoor kitchens can include features like grills, sinks and countertops, refrigerators, and even indoor-like features like cabinets, storage and even a baking station. Outdoor kitchens are a great way to utilize your outdoor space and create a nice, social area for you and your friends and family to gather in. Outdoor kitchens are also a nice feature to have if you like to host get-togethers or parties in the backyard.

Another trend we are seeing in outdoor living is outdoor kitchens. Outdoor kitchens are becoming increasingly popular as homeowners want more than just a grill in their backyard. Outdoor kitchens are not only stylish and convenient but provide homeowners with many different ways to enjoy their outdoor living spaces. Outdoor kitchens can include features like grills, sinks and countertops, refrigerators, and even indoor-like features like cabinets, storage and even a baking station. Outdoor kitchens are a great way to utilize your outdoor space and create a nice, social area for you and your friends and family to gather in. Outdoor kitchens are also a nice feature to have if you like to host get-togethers or parties in the backyard.

Smart Outdoor Living

Another trend we are seeing in outdoor living spaces is the rise of smart devices and smart landscaping. From smart faucets and water sensors to smart sprinkler systems, sensors, and lights, we are seeing an increase in smart devices that can be integrated into the outdoors. Smart devices are designed to be connected to WiFi and work with other smart devices so they can be controlled from a smartphone app. Some examples of smart devices that can be added to your outdoor living space include sprinkler systems, faucets, lights, sensors, gates, and more. These devices are great for homeowners that want to automate and manage their outdoor spaces from their smart devices or smartphones. Some of these devices are even affordable and can be added to your home for a reasonable price.

Hot Tubs

Another trend we are seeing in outdoor living spaces is the rise of hot tubs. Hot tubs are becoming a popular addition to outdoor living spaces because they provide homeowners with a way to relax and enjoy the great outdoors year-round, even when the weather is cold outside. There are many different types of hot tubs available. You can even find outdoor hot tubs that have a nice design and can be placed near your outdoor living space. Hot tubs are great for entertaining, especially during the colder months when you can sit in the hot water while enjoying the outdoors. Having a hot tub in your backyard is a great way to relax, enjoy the outdoors and connect with friends and family while they are visiting your home. Hot tubs are a popular item that is increasing in demand as homeowners look to add extra functionality to their outdoor spaces.

Outdoor Theater

Another trend we are seeing in outdoor living spaces is outdoor theaters. Outdoor theaters can be added to any outdoor living space and provide homeowners with a unique way to enjoy the great outdoors even when it is raining. Outdoor theaters can be built as a standalone structure or even as a small structure that is built into your patio or deck. Outdoor theaters are great for entertaining guests, and you can even host movie nights for your family at the same time. Outdoor theaters can come in many different styles, and you can even find outdoor theaters that are designed to look like indoor theaters so you can enjoy the same experience in your backyard. There are many different ways you can design an outdoor theater, and it can be as simple or as elaborate as you want it to be.

Outdoor living spaces have become increasingly important in today’s society. As technology has advanced, so has our ability to design and create outdoor living spaces that are both beautiful and functional. With the rise of smart home technology, there are now even more ways to make your outdoor space better. Whether you’re looking to transform your backyard into a luxurious oasis or simply add some extra seating, there are countless options available. Whether you’re interested in traditional or modern designs, there are a wide variety of materials and styles to choose from.

Teaching how properly dye an egg isn’t something we at Dean’s Home Services are known for but you’re here so let’s get to it! This recipe is simple to follow, has minimum requirements, and is guaranteed to be a blast.

Ingredients:

Hard-boiled eggs

Food coloring

White vinegar (see notes for options if you don’t have vinegar)

Instructions:

Bring a large pot of water to a boil.

Measure ½ cup of boiling water into a canning jar or another heat-safe container. Then, add one teaspoon of vinegar and 10-20 drops of food coloring. Repeat to create additional colors. If you’re dying eggs with kids, allow the dye to cool before proceeding.

Soak the eggs in the dye for around five minutes. Flip the eggs halfway through, to ensure both sides are well coated.

Place the dyed eggs back in their carton and allow them to dry before handling.

Notes: 

If you don’t have vinegar, use lemon juice instead, or just leave it out. Eggs dyed without vinegar will be pastel colored.

Place stickers on the eggs before you dye them to create two-toned designs. Remove the sticker one the eggs have dried to reveal the designs

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