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Happy Thanksgiving from Park Avenue Properties

Park Avenue Properties - Tuesday, November 22, 2016
Property Management Blog

Happy Thanksgiving and welcome to Park Avenue Properties’ Thanksgiving Special!  We’re taking a break from our Winter Series to celebrate the harvest and talk Turkey Day.

Isn’t autumn exciting? Cool weather, the sunshine through the red and orange leaves, pumpkin spice everything, the hopeful excitement of the beginning of football season. And it all builds up to the grand finale--Thanksgiving! 

We at Park Avenue Properties love getting into the holiday spirit. Our annual Thanksgiving potluck is an event we all look forward to the week before Thanksgiving. This is our chance to share our favorite holiday recipes and celebrate the season as a team. This year, we had some delicious food come through our doors, and since you’re a part of the Park Avenue Properties family, we wanted to share some of our festive fall deliciousness with you! 

Check out these tasty recipes provided by members of our awesome team:
 Denise’s Roasted Potatoes 

 4 Lbs Russet potatoes, washed and cut into bite size pieces 
 Vegetable oil, enough to fully coat potatoes
 1- 1.5 packets Lipton Onion Soup mix
 Paprika, to taste
 Garlic powder, to taste
 Parsley flakes

 Preheat oven to 375ºF. Place cut potatoes in a roasting pan and coat fully with vegetable oil. Sprinkle with one packet of Lipton Onion Soup mix (if you like a lot of flavor you may use an extra half of a packet) and paprika, garlic powder and parsley flakes to taste. Cover and cook in preheated oven for one hour. After an hour, uncover and cook until brown and tender. 

 Anna’s Fall Carrot Cake Whoopie Pies  

 Carrot Cake Ingredients: 
 1 pkg. (2-layer size) spice cake mix or your favorite Spice/Carrot Cake Recipe
 4 eggs
 ½ cup applesauce
 1 cup milk
 2 cups shredded carrots

 Filling Ingredients:
 1 pkg. (8 oz.) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, softened
 1 cup confectioners sugar
 4 to 6 oz  milk
 1tsb orange extract (optional)

 Preheat oven to 350ºF. Prepare cake batter, mixing spice cake, eggs, applesauce and milk on low for 30 sec, then on mid for 2 mins. Mix in carrots. Spoon in batter to each cavity ⅔ of the way full. Bake for 10 minutes or until toothpick inserted in centers comes out almost clean. Cool on baking sheets 2 minutes. Remove to wire racks; cool completely. Repeat until all the batter is gone.

 Beat cream cheese, confectioners sugar and milk in medium bowl with mixer until blended. If mixture is too wet slowly add more sugar or if too dry add milk in small splashes. Spoon about 1 TBSP between two pies, press together firmly and serve.

Planning for the holidays can be really hectic! Creating the perfect holiday get together doesn’t have to be hard though. We’ve put together some amazing ideas and resources for you over on Pinterest. We’ve got three great boards going right now, just for Thanksgiving ideas that will take your celebration savvy up a notch! 

Need some general inspiration, decorating ideas, cooking tips or a fun new recipe? Check out our Thanksgiving Entertaining board. We’ve collected a number of unique ideas that will make you look like the host(ess) with the most! 

Have little ones coming for the festivities this year? Our Thanksgiving Fun For Kids board has cool printables and game ideas to entertain the kiddos. There are even a few games that the adults can join in on for the fun! Looking for kid friendly treats? We’ve got some fun ones featured on this board, too. Check out the chocolate covered Rice Krispy Treat turkeys!

Once the party’s over don’t let those leftovers go to waste! We have a whole board dedicated to delicious recipes to take that week of Thanksgiving leftovers from dry and tasteless to super tasty! Also, we’ve found some cute printables to help your guests tote their leftovers home. 

Check us out on Pinterest to find all the fun, festive ideas mentioned in this post! 

What do you have planned for Thanksgiving? Going to give one of our recipes a try? Leave us a comment and let us know! We’d love to hear how you’re warming your rental home with Turkey Day fun!

And don’t forget to follow us on all our social media! We always have exciting updates on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and YouTube.
Keep your eyes peeled for the next installment of the Winter Series coming next week! But for now, enjoy the rest of your autumn and happy Thanksgiving from all of us at Park Avenue Properties!