Annual pecan sale guaranteed to make holidays more nutty

info@islandpacket.comOctober 5, 2012 

  • 4 cups Pepperidge Farm Herb-Seasoned Stuffing

    6 skinless, boneless chicken breasts

    1 can Campbell's Cream of Mushroom Soup

    1/3 cup milk

    1 and 1/4 cups boiling water

    4 tablespoons melted butter or margarine

    Mix stuffing with water and butter. Spoon stuffing into center of greased 9x13 baking pan. Put chicken along sides of stuffing. Mix soup and milk and pour over chicken. Bake covered at 400 degrees for 35 or 40 minutes. Sprinkle chopped parsley over top. Makes: 4-6

The BUMMS are at it again.

My favorite men at the Bluffton United Methodist Men club are once again announcing their yearly sale of pecans to benefit church programs and local charities.

The pecans are guaranteed to be from this year's crop, and they are always delicious. How many of us have a pecan tree in our yard? We used to have several but we could never count on it producing any nuts. Some years there was nothing at all.

Have no fear of not having your favorite nut spend the holidays with you wrapped in a delicious batter or cookie. These wonderful treats are a phone call away. I buy several bags and freeze them since they can stay frozen for up to a year. The pecans will be delivered to you in Bluffton when they arrive in November.

To order, call 843-757-3840 in Bluffton, 843-705-5201 in Sun City Hilton Head, or 843-837-2225 in Moss Creek. You can also call the Bluffton Methodist Church office on Calhoun Street at 843-757-3351.

  • Bluffton author Jeff Fulgham has a new title to add to his resume: historian and guide. Jeff is now giving guided kayak history tours on the beautiful May and New Rivers. The river trips mirror the account of the battle that was fought in Bluffton during the Civil War -- actually it should be called "the uncivil war."

  • Jeff is very knowledgeable about Bluffton and soon will be leading historical walks around Bluffton if you don't care to kayak.

    Contact Jeff at 843-338-6863 and see something in Bluffton not many people have.

  • Bobbi Fox stopped by my store the other day to tell me about a fun project she's working on. The Beautification Committee of Rose Hill is inviting the public to a party to celebrate all of the wonderful artists in their plantation.

  • They are planning a soiree so people can meet the artists who live there and celebrate their talent. The party will be held at the clubhouse from 2 to 4 p.m. Oct. 14.

    I think this is a great idea because many times one never knows that their neighbor might be the next Matisse. If you know a Rose Hill resident who should be in the show have him or her email Bobbi at boba5678@gmail. Another neat aside to the group's work are the homemade birdhouses that residents have built and put around the plantation. They are beautiful, and I know my feathered friends love them too.

  • From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily through Nov. 4, Palmetto Bluff and Coastal Living Magazine are presenting tours of the Coastal Living Style Home. Proceeds will benefit Bluffton Self Help and the Bluffton Boys and Girls Club.

  • The three-bedroom home brings the natural feel of our marshes and rivers to life thanks to J. Banks Design Group. The house features the latest in interior design trends.

    Tickets are $10 each.

    Sounds like a wonderful girls' day outing, lunch at Buffalo's and then a nice walk around the village. The house is in the River Road Neighborhood at Palmetto Bluff -- ask at the gate for directions.

    Babbie Guscio is the social columnist for The Bluffton Packet. She can be reached at The Store on Calhoun Street.

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