Congratulations to the Lake of the Ozarks’ own Bridal Cave!
They were recently named, by Glamour Magazine, in their article, “Unique Wedding Venues: 10 Crazy, Awesome, and Unexpected Places to Say “I Do”.
Here’s what Glamour had to say about Bridal Cave:
Wedding Venue Idea: Get Married in a Cave:Brides who long for stalactites in their wedding decor can book Bridal Cave in the Ozarks of Missouri. Native American legend has it that a couple first married here in the early 1800s. More than 2,500 couples have done so since then. One pair even flew from St. Thomas in the Virgin Islands to be married in the Bridal Cave because beach weddings in their own paradise seemed too familiar and ordinary.
Photo Credit: VisitMo.com
If you didn’t get all of your shopping done during Black Friday or Cyber Monday, you’re not alone.
Even though Christmas is approaching quickly, you still have plenty of time to buy gifts for the ones you love. Here are some tips and tricks to make your holiday shopping more bearable.
(U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Steve Johnson/Released)
The time between Thanksgiving and Christmas can be a frantic one.
The hustle and bustle in stores, along with traffic, can make for a holiday headache that many of us want to avoid.
It’s always important to slow down and remember that this is, in fact, a special season of giving. It’s more than presents under the tree. It’s more than making cookies, cakes, and other delectable treats — although that’s certainly fun!
We wanted to share this story from LakeNewsOnline as a reminder of the importance of giving. And it’s just nice to read some good news for a change!
The School of Osage hosted a district-wide holiday food drive and ended up raising more than 4,000 items. These items will be able to feed 25 families during the Christmas break.
This is such a hopeful sign that the spirit of giving is alive and well. How can you help your neighbors, family, or even strangers this holiday season?
If you know of any local food (or other) drives going on in December, please share in the comments!
Above is the forecast for this weekend, in case you’re staying with us this weekend.
We know you’re all busy, so here are some articles about events and other local Lake of the Ozark news. Enjoy and have a safe, relaxing weekend!
If there’s one weakness I have, it’s giving in to my sweet tooth.
On April 25th, Community Christian Church hosted their 2013 ‘Chocolate for Charity’ event where over 25 vendors offered their sweets and went head to head in the amateur or professional division.
The money raised by the event will go to non-profit groups in the Lake of the Ozarks area.
To read more about the event, read LakeNewsOnline’s story.
And since it’s Friday, I wanted to ask — what is your favorite chocolate dessert?
I’m a sucker for brownies! :D
Enjoy your weekend! – Sherry
From the Kansas City Star:
A powerboat race is returning to the Lake of the Ozarks in June after a taking a hiatus for several years due in part to the economy.
The Missouri Highway Patrol will have a public information meeting later this month about the upcoming Lake Race 2013 powerboat race on the Lake of the Ozarks.
The race, part of the Offshore Super Series, will take place on Lake of the Ozarks between Bagnell Dam and about the 3.5 mile mark of the main channel.
For a listing of race week events, see the Lake Race’s website.
Don’t forget to plan ahead and book your stay with us!
The Offshore Supers Series will be held Thursday, June 6th – Sunday, June 9th.
Thanksgiving is a little over a week away!
If you don’t quite have your recipes laid out, here are some delicious side dish recipes.
Roasted Cipollini Onions With Sherry Caramel: Now, this recipe sounds fancy, but it’s not all that complicated. “This recipe for glazed onions uses a quirky sherry-vinegar caramel that has myriad applications,” says Leather Storrs, chef-owner of Noble Rot restaurant. “It holds well in a squirt bottle at room temperature and is excellent for basting meat while roasting, or to pretty up a plated composed salad.
Apple Almond Quinoa: The salad is the perfect side dish for a turkey, with the nutty flavor of the quinoa playing with the almonds and offset by the sweet tang of dried cranberries and apple. If you like, you can add browned sausage to this salad with the onions, craisins and apple to make more of a meal. When I do that, I always serve the quinoa with a spinach-garlic salad to green up the plate. This serves two as a light meal if you add roughly 3 ounces of diced sausage.
Double-Stuffed Potatoes: This is mashed potatoes taken to a whole new level. Your family and guests will be impressed and satisfied!