Leave Your Work at the Office
“Enjoy the little things in life, because one day you
will look back, and realize they were the big things.”
Friday night and Saturday are supposed to be beautiful, so why not gather your family and friends and enjoy Milwaukee – festival style?
- The Elegant Farmer: Autumn Harvest Festival, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 10/21&22. Enjoy on-the-farm experiences with tractor-pulled hayrides, family-friendly corn maze, pony rides and train rides. Prices vary for each activity. 1545 Main St., Mukwonago. (262) 363-6770; com
- Apple Holler Orchard: Apple, Pumpkin & Scarecrow Festival, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. daily (through October). Pick your own apples and pumpkins, enjoy the corn maze and fall decor displayed throughout the orchard. 5006 S. Sylvania Ave., Sturtevant. (262) 884-7100; com
- Elkhorn Oktoberfest: Handcrafted items and antiques, produce and plants, and a classic car show, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 21. Children’s activities include pumpkin decorating and games, with wine and beer tasting for adults. Downtown Elkhorn.com
Friday and Saturday will also be a great time to take care of fall yard work and leaf raking. Get the whole family involved and take time out for a little leaf pile diving before that final sweep into the street for pickup. Live in the country? It’s a perfect time for bonfires and s’mores.
For city residents: City of Milwaukee residents may continue to rake leaves into the street through November 15. City of Milwaukee Department of Public Works (DPW) Sanitation crews will continue to collect leaves until Wednesday, November 26 as it takes approximately two weeks to make a complete sweep of the entire city. Follow these tips for fall leaf collection.
- Keep leaf piles away from storm drains and sewer grates in the street
- Place garden debris on top of leaf piles
- Do not put leaves in plastic bags
- Do not put leaves in garbage carts
- Do not put brush in the street – call 286-CITY (2489) by November 30 for a pick-up
Of course, food is always a part of family, friends, and enjoying the little things in life.
Tasty Fall Vegetable Soup
- 2 cups chicken or beef broth
- 2 cups of ready-to-serve tomato soup (we prefer Trader Joe’s)
- 2 medium or 1 large potato, peeled and diced
- 2 med-large carrots, cleaned and sliced thin
- 2 stalks of celery, diced
- 1 bell pepper – any color – diced
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 1 cup chopped fresh green beans (it’s ok to substitute canned)
- 1 cup frozen corn
- 1 large tomato, diced
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Optional: 2 cups chopped cooked chicken or roast or browned hamburger
- 3 Tab olive oil
- 1 butter
In a stock pot: Saute fresh vegetables and garlic in olive oil and butter until tender. Add rest of ingredients. Bring to a boil – then reduce heat and simmer for 30 minutes. If too brothy for your taste, use additional vegetables. If too thick, add extra broth. There really are no goof-ups with this soup.
Have a wonderful fall weekend from your friends at AllianceStaff. And don’t forget to come in and see us – we are here to help your career move forward.