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4 x November 16 — December 6, 2017 x www.SouthwestOrlandoBulletin.com TABLE OF CONTENTS FOODIE FOR THOUGHT .................................................................... 5 A Thanksgiving Day Game Plan BUSINESS PROFILE ............................................................................ 6 The Mighty Mouse of Private Schools / The Crenshaw School BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT ....................................................................... 8 Changing Lives, One Smile at a Time / Simmonds Dental Center TOURISM UPDATE ............................................................................. 9 2017 HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE ............................................................. 11 NEWS & BUSINESS BRIEFS .............................................................. 22 IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD ............................................................. 29 SCHOOL NEWS ............................................................................. 34 COMMUNITY BULLETIN BOARD ....................................................... 38 SOUTHWEST SERVICE DIRECTORY ................................................... 44 SOUTHWEST SEEN ......................................................................... 46 West Orange Chamber of Commerce Ribbon-Cuttings PRESIDENT & PUBLISHER Rick V. Martin November 16, 2017 Vol. XXXII, No. 2 VICE PRESIDENT Yvette Martin MANAGING EDITOR Lisa Sagers EDITORIAL ASSISTANT Lauren Salinero CIRCULATION Robert Barlow CONTRIBUTING WRITERS Leona Braun, Kirsten Harrington P.O. Box 851 Windermere, FL 34786 407-351-1573 www.southwestorlandobulletin.com MARKETING CONSULTANTS Madeline DeVito (407) 351-1573, option 1 mdevito@kearneypublishing.com 822-4 Saxon Blvd., Orange City, FL 32763 The Southwest Orlando Bulletin is published semimonthly by Cornerstone Publishing & Multi-Media LLC. No material may be reproduced without written permission. Subscriptions are available in the U.S. and Puerto Rico for $25.56 per year and in Canada for $31.80 per year. For foreign surface mailing, add $20 per year. Neither the publishers nor the advertisers are responsible or liable for typographical errors, misinformation, misprints, etc., unintentionally contained herein. All letters received become the property of Cornerstone Publishing & Multi-Media LLC and may be reproduced and edited without consent. ©2017/Cornerstone Publishing & Multi-Media LLC Michelle Oakes 321-277-3467 michelle@cornerstonepublishinggroup.com Lindsay Richardson (407) 351-1573, option 2 lindsay@kearneypublishing.com

If the thought of cooking a turkey and all of the trimmings for family and friends makes you break out in a cold sweat, don’t panic. With a little pre-planning, smart use of your kitchen, and a little help from your friends, this Thanksgiving could turn out to be one of the most enjoyable yet! Start Early It’s never too early to confirm your guest list and finalize the menu. Gathering serving platters and bowls www.SouthwestOrlandoBulletin.com x November 16 — December 6, 2017 x 5 1 6-ounce can of French-fried onions, divided FOODIE FOR and clean out your refrigerator and freezer, so there’s plenty of room for the big day. Sharpen carving knives, find (or buy) a roasting pan, and clean the oven. Declutter countertops and give your kitchen a good scrub. THOUGHT A Thanksgiving Day Game Plan Time-Saving Tips for a Stress-Free Holiday by Kirsten Harrington the kitchen, so why not say yes when friends and family offer to bring something? You can still keep control of the menu by asking others to pitch in with specific items like dinner rolls and beverages. Instructions: Mix green beans, soup, milk, salt, pepper and one-half of the fried onions in a slow cooker. Cook on low for 5-6 hours. Immediately prior to serving, add remaining onions. Ginger Orange Cranberry Relish Ginger adds a spicy twist to this holiday favorite. Relish can be made one week ahead and stored in the refrigerator. Slow-Cooker Green Bean Casserole Free up oven space by making this classic dish in a slow cooker. To keep the topping crunchy, add remaining fried onions just before serving. Ingredients: 2 16-ounce packages of cut, frozen green beans 2 10.75-ounce cans of cream of mushroom or cream of chicken soup 2/3 cup milk 1/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper Ingredients: 16 ounces fresh cranberries 2 cups sugar 1/2 cup water 1/2 cup fresh orange juice 1 tablespoon chopped fresh ginger Zest of one orange Instructions: Cook all ingredients in a saucepan over medium heat until cranberries start to pop — about 10 minutes. Skim off foam, cool and store in airtight container in the refrigerator. ª A Thanksgiving Day plan keeps stress at bay. and labeling them with sticky notes a few days in advance smooths the way at serving time. Count plates, utensils and glasses a week ahead, purchasing extra in neutral colors and patterns to mix in if necessary. Set the table two to three days ahead — it’ll cross one thing off your to-do list and add a festive air to your home. Savvy Shopping With recipes ready, prepare a master shopping list. Dividing the list into produce, dairy, nonperishables, etc., makes getting in and out of the store faster. If you are purchasing a frozen turkey, shop early so that the turkey has time to defrost (this could take four to five days for a 20-pound bird). Don’t forget to stock up on plastic wrap, tin foil and extra containers for leftovers. Prepare Your Kitchen A week ahead of time, make room on pantry shelves for nonperishables, A clean workspace makes everything easier. Consider using your slow cooker for side dishes like Brussels sprouts, sweet potatoes or green beans, saving both cooking time and oven space. Get Cooking! Make a master schedule that includes all the dishes you plan to serve with the time and day you need to prepare them. Prepare as many items in advance as possible. For example, make pie crusts and freeze the dough in the pan a week ahead, or bake the pie, freeze and warm before serving. The day before, wash and prep vegetables, make stuffing and sweet potato casserole. Need tips on how to cook that big bird? Visit www.butterball.com for easy-to-follow roasting instructions. Delegate There are no awards given for the person who spends the most time in