Friday November 30, 2018
Whoever said seasonal spirit doesn’t make its way down to central and southwest Florida never lived in a Medallion home... From decorating your living space to cooking delicious meals, to spreading cheer just outside of your community, there are so many ways to embrace the fun and festivities of wintertime (even if it’s warm and sunny!)
Soak up the magic of the season and get ready for the happiest time of all! Below are a few of our favorite past times and traditions to make the next few months as special as can be:
Taste of the Holidays:
There’s something about the festive flavors of our favorite holiday meals that never fail to warm our hearts. Whether this is the first holiday meal you’ve hosted in your Medallion home, or you’ve hosted this special meal before, try out a few new recipes that you and your family will fall in love with!
If you’re whipping up a classic side of roasted brussels sprouts, add pomegranate and hazelnuts for a sweet and flavorful kick. This recipe can be made in 25 minutes and tastes just like Christmastime! With savory staples like succulent sausage stuffing, and wild and fun appetizers like a bacon and pecan cheese log, your pre-meal get-together will delight any guest!
For the main meal, you can always stick to traditional winners, like tasty turkey with an irresistible red chile and orange glaze, rosemary citrus glazed ham, or juicy filet mignon with shallot butter — but there’s nothing wrong with trying something completely unique! Recipes like roasted tomato and garlic tart and chicken and ham stuffed shells are sure to make this holiday one of the most memorable yet.
And of course, no meal is complete without a sweet ending... From sugar cookie bars, to chocolate peppermint fudge, to gingerbread cupcakes, these tasty (and easy!) recipes wrap up dinner the right way. Share a meal that tastes just like home, and make the holidays more special than ever!
Decorate Until You Drop:
If you’re a sucker for a beautiful Christmas tree, you probably love dressing it up, from its bright lights to its ornaments and everything in between. This season, a brand new design will add a beautiful and one-of-a-kind touch to your living room! From a black-and-white themed tree to colorful florals, take a look at a few ways that you can turn your Christmas tree into your most creative and unique piece of decor.
Although we all know it’s what’s on the inside that counts, there’s nothing quite like a gorgeous piece of decor outside of your home… Florida may not be the winter wonderland that we associate the holidays with, but getting creative with beautiful lights, wreaths, and even mailbox decor prove that the Sunshine State knows how to join in on the fun. Check out these festive ideas for making the outside of your home as merry and bright as the inside!
If this is your first holiday season in your Medallion home, you’ll have so much fun decorating and spreading cheer. Before you sit down for the big meal, make sure to adorn your table with something magnificent. Whether you love simple elegance like silver bells and candles, or something bold and colorful like a red truck centerpiece, the right pieces (and a little DIY) goes a long way!
Festive Fun Downtown:
Spending time in town is the perfect way to embrace your community and celebrate all that makes it so remarkable. When you live in a Medallion home, you understand just how special community events are! Around the beautiful Lakes of Mount Dora, for example, you can take part in a lighted boat parade, Christmas walks, tree lightings, and so much more. The holiday cheer is endless… and it’s right outside of your door!
Of course, no community is complete without the ability to lend a helping hand. With an abundance of volunteer opportunities, you have the chance to bring a little bit of the holiday magic to those who need it most. From serving meals at soup kitchens, to performing construction work, to donating clothing and household items, you and your family are sure to find a cause that’s close to your heart.
Snowflakes and white frost may not make their way to Florida, but the holiday spirit certainly does. In your cozy and spacious Medallion home, it’s never been easier to spread cheer, and feel the magic and warmth of the season. From our Medallion Home family to yours, we hope you have a wonderful holiday!