Red Barn Friends
Getting to know our customers
Calling All Friends!
Red Barn would like to invite you to our Holiday Open House this weekend - Dec 3-5. We will have refreshments and product sampling for your enjoyment and our shop is all decked out for the holidays! Hope to see you soon.
If you can't come to Waynesville, be sure to check out our online store. We have a limited number of items listed online now but if you've seen it in the shop, contact us and if we still have it in stock, we will try to ship it for you. (We do not ship gazing balls but most other products can be shipped)
You are invited!
Mark your calendars and plan to come to our Anniversary Celebration the weekend of May 8-9th. We'll have refreshments and some special sale items - hope you will be here to share the fun!
Another important date to mark on your calendars is June 26-27th. After 24 1/2 years of Corporate Living, we are finally starting our retirement (Red Barn is our retirement venture which we opened in anticipation of running it after retirement) No more 4am wake up calls for us! To celebrate, we are having a Luau Weekend at the Barn! You are invited to stop by the Barn during business hours (10am-5pm) We'll have light refreshement with a Luau flair and some other surprises in the works! Hope you'll plan to come!
Happy New Year!
Happy New Year to all our friend! We look forward to another successful year with lots of new opportunities in 2010! We will be adding online shopping to our website and we just started using twitter coupons for those of you who are on Twitter. Follow us on twitter at http://twitter.com/redbarngs
We will be adding some new product lines in 2010 - hope you'll stop in or visit our website often to see our new products! See ya soon!
Recipes for our Friends - Easy Turkey Divan
Easy Turkey Divan
6 slices cooked turkey or 2 c. cut-up turkey; 2 pkg (10 oz each) frozen broccoli spears; 6 slices process American or Cheddar cheese (about 6 oz); 1 can (13 1/2 oz) evaporated milk; 1 can (10 1/2 oz) condensed cream of mushroom soup; 1 can (3 1/2 oz) French fried onion rings.
Heat oven to 350 degrees. Arrange turkey in ungreased baking dish, 11 1/2 x 7 1/2 x 1 1/2 inches. Top with hot broccoli, cover with cheese. Stir together milk and soup; pour over cheese. Bake uncovered 25 minutes. Sprinkle with onion rings and bake 5 minutes longer. 4 to 6 servings
Source: The Betty Crocker Recip Card Library
Recipes for our Friends - Brown Sugar Icing
Brown Sugar Icing
1 C. Brown sugar (packed)
1 Stick Butter
Heat & stir. Boil 2 minutes stirring constantly
Add 1/4 C. Evaporated Milk and bring back to boil while stirring constantly
Put in fridge till lukewarm.
Add 1 T. Vanilla and then add 2 1/2- 3 C. Powdered sugar - beating with mixer until right consistency to spread.
Delicious on chocolate cake - recipe given to me by Polly Garner
Recipe for our Friends - Grandma's Pumpkin Pie
Grandma's Pumpkin Pie
2 C. Pumpkin
1 1/2 C. Sugar
3 1/2 C. Milk
6 T. Cornstarch
Nutmeg, Cinnamon & Cloves to taste
Stir constantly and slowly in a regular pan or double boiler until very thick. Pour into already baked pie shells (makes 2 or 3 pies - depending on how deep you make the filling)
It probably appears that we are friendless but that's not the case! We've been meeting lots and lots of terrific folks but failed to update this blog! Haven't given up on the concept though - want to keep making friends every day! Come be our friend!
Meet some of our special customers
Each day at "The Barn" (aka Red Barn General Store), we meet so many wonderful people. We've made friends from across the country while tending shop in Waynesville. We look forward to seeing our 'regular' customers and enjoy them so much. I recently heard a show on NPR where the speaker tried to make a new friend each day and wrote an article about each new friend. It made me realize how many wonderful people we have met through the shop. So I decided we should try to share a little about our special friends. We'll start updating new friends as they arrive but I can think of 3 special sets of customers to share now.