November snuck up on us while we were busy in the shop.  Time to dress up the turkey!  Only one month left in the year - where does the time go?  November is time for fall, family, and food, and we're ready for all three.  Want to know what we've been up to last month?  Glad you asked.

Forecasting the Future at Make it Mid-Century

Last month we told you about our next product: mid-century shutters!  All of the research and development has been done, the product design is finished and all of the information is in the process of going live on the website as we speak.  But what about other product offerings?  We've got some predictions for you about what might be next, over at the blog on our website.
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More from Our Blog
Interview with a Mid-Century Realtor
Fresh off the press is the first installment of a new blog series interviewing realtors around the country who specialize in mid-century properties. 

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How to Hang a Replacement Door
In our September 1st newsletter, we talked about how we would be adding new easy, illustrated instruction guides for projects that coordinate with our products.  The first edition is ready and on our blog, and you can download a copy at the end of the post. 

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Make it a Mid-Century Thanksgiving
Thanksgiving is a time for terrible recipes brought to the table by your great Aunt Mabel.  At mid-century, you didn't have to look far to find terrible recipes to spring on unsuspecting relatives.  To whit, if you should want to do the same for your friends and family this holiday season, we bring you the recipe for Hellman's Cranberry Souffle Salad:
1 envelope Knox Unflavored Gelatine
2 tbsp sugar....1/4 tsp salt
1 cup very hot water
1/2 cup Hellmann's Real Mayonnaise
2 tbsp lemon juice
1 tsp grated lemon rind
1 (1-lb) can Ocean Spray Whole Cranberry Sauce
1 orange or apple, peeled and diced, or one 8 1/2 ounce can pineapple tidbits
1/4 cup chopped walnuts
Mix gelatine with sugar and salt.  Add hot water.  Stir until dissolved.  Add Real Mayonnaise, lemon juice, and lemon rind.  Blend with rotary beater.  Pour into refrigerator tray and quick-chill in freezing unit 10-15 minutes or until firm about 1 inch from edge but soft in the center.  Beat until fluffy.  Fold in cranberry sauce, fruit and walnuts.  Pour into molds and chill until firm.  Unmold on lettuce.  Top with Real Mayonnaise.  Makes 6 servings.
How about a GOOD recipe?  Since Halloween was only yesterday, and Thanksgiving is around the corner, how about Vincent Price's very own recipe for pumpkin pie?  This one, I promise, is a recipe so good that you'll debate whether to actually let anyone else have some.  This is from the Come Into the Kitchen Cook Book, by Mary and Vincent Price published in 1969.  "Come into the Kitchen" is a little creepy since it's Vincent Price and all, but (wait for it) the pie is SPOOKY good!  (I'm never one to let a pun go.)
1 9-inch unbaked pie shell
1 1/2 cups canned or mashed cooked pumpkin
3 eggs, well beaten
1 1/2 cups heavy cream
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1 tsp ground mace
1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
1/2 tsp ground ginger
  1. Make the pie shell with a high scalloped edge and refrigerate for several hours.
  2. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  3. In a large bowl (with a pouring lip if you have one) combine the pumpkin with the eggs, then the cream, sugar, salt, and spices. Blend well and pour into the chilled pie shell.
  4. Bake for 15 mins, then reduce heat to 350 degrees and bake for 50-65 minutes more, or until knife inserted in center of the pie comes out with only a few flecks clinging to it.
  5. Chill before serving. Makes about 8 servings.
Hats off to Retro Ruth of Mid-Century Menu for this wonderful recipe.
Product Spotlight
Looking to spruce up your interior?  Does your mid-century have bland, interior doors that aren't befitting of the style?  Look no further than our door kits.  A fun way to create a new, one-of-a-kind door for your home.  We have 22 different kits for you with the ability to customize any of them, or to create a completely different design that is all your own.
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That's all for this month.  Be sure to keep in touch.  We love hearing from you!  (We really want to know if you try either of the recipes.)  Drop us a line or connect with us on any of our social media locations below where we post daily mid-century inspiration.  Last, during this month of Thanksgiving, we want you to know how thankful we are for you, our customers and followers.  Have a wonderful November!
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