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Newsletter #14

We Wish You a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!

Are you ready for Christmas? Have you done all your Christmas shopping and decorating? Those are most of everyone’s main focus for this month. Other homeowners are getting ready for next year and any new projects they are interested in starting. Remodeling is booming and homeowners are wanting to get that jump start. Inside the home is normally the focus around winter and early spring, but we are ready for all projects. So if you have a project you are looking at starting give us a call. Or if you are wanting to start the design process for those bigger projects giving us a call now would be smart as permitting is different for each city or county. Whatever your remodeling needs, we are one phone call away. We will build your dreams. Give us a call for your remodeling project 425-224-2004.

List of Work We Perform:

  • Whole House Remodel
  • Additions
  • Bathroom Remodel
  • Kitchen Remodel
  • Custom Home
  • Design & Build
  • New Construction
  • Decks
  • Outdoor Living
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When you refer a friend, family member or co-worker to our company and they sign a
construction contract with us, you will receive 1% of the total project cost on a future project with our company or cash. A $100,000 project=$1,000 credit.
The people who you refer to our company will also receive 1% off of their project costs to be used with their current project.

There is no limit on how many times you can use this program, so the more you use it, the more money you can earn.
We look forward to working with you, your friends and your family.

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Classic Remodeling NW Inc. is getting ready for 2020. We look forward to all the new projects that will be coming in. All the new ideas that homeowners have, we look forward to making those ideas come to life. Whether that be in your kitchen or in your bathroom, your family room or even garage. Maybe you want your own type of sunroom in your home to let in more of that natural light, watch the rain fall on the windows as you sit there enjoying your hot cup of tea. What about that master suite you have always wanted? When its colder outside homeowners are inside their homes more, why not remodel your space to make it feel like a new home without having to purchase a new home. We offer complimentary consultations, so give us a call at 425-224-2004. We would love to hear about your remodeling ideas. 

The Only 6 Things You Need to Throw a Holiday Party at Home

[realtor.com: Jennifer Geddes]

Pulling off a holiday party at home can seem stressful, but it’s made infinitely easier if you remove a few things from the equation. Namely, the dining table and chairs. Oh-and nix the forks and knives.

No, we’re not suggesting people sit on the floor and eat with their hands. Instead, skip the sit-down affair and host a cocktail party with a few key essentials, including the right glassware and serving pieces, so your soiree is headache-free.

Your first step in this party process is to clear some space in your coat closet or designate a spot for guests to put their things (a guest bedroom works here).

“There’s nothing worse than having people drape their jackets over the backs of your sofa and chairs, because it takes away from the beautiful event you’ve set up,” says Roxy Te, CEO and founder of Society Social. 

Next up, pull out (or pick up) the following items to outfit your bar and kitchen. Then, plan to serve your party bites on a buffet – a good use for your dining table. This option is more affordable, and it gives you the chance to style a pretty vignette or centerpiece, notes Te. 

Make serving guests at your fete easier with these choices – and you’ll have more fun at your own party.

All-Purpose Wine Glass

 
Nope, most of the time, you don’t need red and white wine stemware-and a simple glass like this one can even hold a mixed drink. “Unless you’re serving champagne, try using one round wine glass as your all-purpose go-to at a cocktail party,” says Andrea Correale of Elegant Affairs Caterers. And a stem-free option is less likely to break when you pop it in the dishwasher.
Paper Napkins
 
Cloth napkins are lovely-at Christmas and Easter-but paper is your pal at a casual drink party.

“I definitely recommend paper napkins for cocktails and small bites, and suggest five per person on average,” says Correale. Pick goofy sayings in bright and cheery colors, and your little stacks will become part of your party decor.

Pitcher
 
Martinis or Manhattans? Either will stir up nicely here.

Everyone wants a Negroni, but mixing them up individually is a pain. Don’t get stuck playing bartender, warns Te.

“Stock up with what you need, and serve the classic or a signature cocktail,” she says. 

Making a pitcher of spiked punch ahead saves time and makes pouring a breeze, especially in this gorgeous vessel with dragonflies.

Platters
 
This rustic platter is actually lightweight melamine.

Rather than put out a bunch of small bowls for snacks, choose larger serving pieces for your buffet.

Just be sure to skip heavy stoneware and go for a melamine platter like this one, which comes in four fun colors. And using platters for parties is on trend, says Te. 

“I’ve been pulling inspiration from grazing boards, because these bountiful spreads are visually striking, and they allow guests to mingle and encourage seconds and thirds.”

Cakestand
 
This minty green stand is well priced for a two-piece set.

Along with your platters, you’ll want to create height on your buffet-and that’s where cakestands come in. By interesting stands with plates below them, you’ll double your offerings and create visual interest too.

3-Tier Server
 
This space-saver is ideal on a cocktail party buffet.

A little tower like this tiered piece is a nice way to serve a tiny sweet at the end of your party. Arrange it ahead of time, and then place it in the middle of your buffet when the savory foods have disappeared. 

Tomato Soup in Grilled Cheese Bread Bowls
(4 Servings)

 

Prep time

(50 Minutes)

Ingredients

Tomato Soup

  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 sweet onion, diced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 28oz can plum tomatoes
  • 2 cups vegetable or chicken broth
  • 1/3 cup half-and-half or heavy cream
  • 1 bay leaf
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Parsley, as needed to garnish

Bread Bowls

  • 4 small round bread loaves (preferably sourdough)
  • 6 tablespoons room temperature unsalted butter, divided
  • 16 slices American Cheese

Directions:
 

  1. Make the Tomato Soup: In a medium pot, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the onion and saute until translucent, about 5 minutes. Add the garlic and saute until fragrant, 1 minute more.
  2. Stir in the tomatoes and use a wooden spoon to lightly crush them. Stir in the broth and half-and-half. Add the bay leaf; season with salt and pepper. Bring the soup to a simmer and cook until good flavor develops, 20 to 25 minutes. 
  3. Make the Bread Bowls: Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. 
  4. Slice the tops off the loaves of bread. Use a small knife to cut around the inside of each loaf in a neat circle; remove the circle in one piece and reserve. 
  5. Rub the inside of each bread bowl with 1/2 tablespoon butter; line each with 3 slices of American cheese. Transfer to the baking sheet. 
  6. Meanwhile, slice the reserved bread circles in half horizontally. butter one side of each piece with 1/2 tablespoon butter. Place 1 slice American cheese (torn up if needed to make it fit inside) in between the two slices (buttered sides facing outward).
  7. Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Cook the sandwiches to the pan. Cook, flipping once, until both sides are golden brown, about 4 minutes per side. Transfer to the prepared baking sheet with the bread bowls. 
  8. Transfer the baking sheet to the oven to keep the grilled cheese sandwiches warm and melt the cheese inside the bread bowls, about 4 minutes. 
  9. To serve, ladle the soup into the bread bowls and serve with the grilled cheese on the side. Garnish with parsley. 

ENJOY!!!