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North Star Corporate Housing's
April 2012 Newsletter
Spring is here and those of you who've stayed with us already know how much we love to decorate and keep our accommodations up to date. That's why outside of our normal cleaning schedule, we "Spring Clean" several times a year and take that opportunity to refresh our accommodations.
Last year we provided several Spring cleaning tips that were so popular that you've asked for more. So, back by popular demand are some of the remedies we use when getting into the Spring of things...
Dirty grout? Combine baking soda and water until it resembles the consistency of toothpaste. Apply to grout for approximately 15 minutes. When dry, rinse with water.
·Dirty shower head? Fill a Ziplock bag with enough vinegar to cover the problem area. Leave overnight and the next morning it will be as good as new.
Red wine stains on your new carpet? No problem! Just dab a little bit of foaming shaving cream on the stain and voila! Good as new!
Pet hair attacked your sofa? In a crunch, tape will pick up the hair or a wet dishwashing glove.
Dusty lamp shades? Tape or lint brushes work wonders!
Stubborn price tags? Not anymore! Rubbing alcohol is great and won't mess up your manicure!
Wax on fabric or carpet? Place a paper towel over the spill and press it with your iron on low heat. The paper towel will absorb the wax and keep your iron clean.
Cleaning glass and out of paper towels? Think green and try newspaper instead. It works great and you're recycling!
Quick fixes: Vacuum drapes with the appropriate attachments on the lowest setting and/or toss curtains in the dryer for a quick air-fluff. Also, don't forget to vacuum heating vents, light bulbs, door frames, windowsills and exposed light bulbs.
Happy Spring Cleaning!!
Chicken with Amazing Blue Cheese and Mushroom Sauce
Submitted By: Stephanie Velez
Rich and delicious blue cheese and mushroom sauce that can double as a dip. If you like blue cheese, you will absolutely LOVE this recipe!!
Original Recipe Yield 4 Servings
4 chicken breasts
1 small container of fresh sliced portabella mushrooms
1 7.6 oz can of Nestle Crema de leche (or) 1 7.6 oz can of Nestle table cream - premium quality
1 container Castello - Rosenborg crumbled Danish Blue Cheese
1 red onion (will use two chopped slices)
½ green bell pepper
½ red bell pepper
½ tsp white vinegar
2 Garlic cloves
Salt and pepper to taste
1 tsp of milk
Directions for sauce/dip
Set stovetop to low and add 3 tbsp. of olive oil, ¼ stick of butter, ½ tsp vinegar
Sautee (2) chopped garlic cloves and approximately 2 slices of chopped red onion to the olive oil and butter for approximately 3-5 minutes
Add crumbled blue cheese and 7.6 oz can of Nestle Crema de leche (or) 7.6 oz can of Nestle table cream - premium quality to sauce and stir continuously until thickened (15-20 minutes). If using Nestle table cream - premium quality, add one tsp of milk. If using Nestle Crema de leche, milk is not required
Directions for chicken, bell pepper and mushrooms
Set stovetop to medium and add 3 tbsp. of olive oil, salt and pepper to taste
Place chicken on pan and cook for approximately 15-20 minutes or until it becomes lightly browned on each side
Place chopped red bell pepper, green bell pepper and chopped portabella mushrooms around the chicken during the last 5-7 minutes of cooking
Place chicken on plate, top with chopped bell peppers and chopped portabella mushrooms, add sauce and serve
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Temporary Housing 101:
Can my pets stay with me in temporary housing? Absolutely, North Star loves pets! The only caveat would be that they don't exceed the number of pets and/or weight allowed in the accommodations and that they aren't on the accommodation's breed restricted list.