June 20, 2011

Lunch at Applebee's

Pam, Vero, and Fernanda met me for lunch at Applebee's. We missed Gaby, who was on vacation. I've found that Applebee's is a great place to meet the au pairs for lunch: there's plenty of variety on the menu for everyone to find something that appeals to them and there's just enough ambient noise yet not too much to enjoy conversation. Our meal was marred by errors and tardiness on the part of the wait and cook staff, but they did their best to correct the situation. Having lunch together is always on my standby list of great activities. We may try a different place next time just to mix things up a bit.

June 1, 2011

June 2011 Newsletter

Welcome to June!

Remember to discuss vacation plans with your host family well in advance of your trip. Vacation time must be mutually agreed upon! If you will be traveling out of the country make sure you have made copies of all your documents and checked to make sure everything is in order before you go. Please let me know what your vacation plans are when you have them finalized.

Growing AuPairCare in North Alabama

These local businesses have partnered with AuPairCare. If you find yourself in need of their services, please consider them first!

Dr. Katarina Allman, M.D.
Allman Family Medicine, 1878 Jeff Road Suite G, Huntsville, AL 35806; 256-428-0444

The Jacob's Wings Foundation, jacobswings.org

Do you know someone who is a small business owner? Would they be interested in partnering with AuPairCare? Contact me for more information!

June Au Pair Activity

Sunday 6/13 at 12pm: Lunch at Applebee's on South Parkway (3028 Memorial Parkway Southwest, Huntsville, AL 35801-5303)

Save These Dates

JULY - Sat. 7/9 at 3pm: Pottery painting at Pottery By You, 181 Hughes Rd. #9, Madison, AL 35758, (256) 325-2964. Studio fee is $6/person; items start at $9.

AUGUST - Sat. 8/13 at 6pm: Huntsville Ghost Walk. Meet at 5:30 in front of Harrison Brothers Hardware (124 Southside Square, Huntsville, AL 35801
(256) 536-3631). Admission is $8 (cash or check only!)

Note: dates are subject to change if there's something fun we'd like to do that doesn't correspond with the dates I've chosen. Just let me know what you want to do!

Au Pair Birthdays

There are no Au Pair birthdays this month.

Arrivals/Departures

There are no Au Pair arrivals or departures this month.

Just For Fun

Cool Cucumbers
A refreshing side dish on a hot day.

Cucumbers in Sour Cream Sauce

3 large cucumbers, sliced thin
1/2 Vidalia onion, sliced thin
8 oz. sour cream
3 Tablespoons cider vinegar
3 Tablespoons sugar
pinch baking soda
salt and pepper to taste

Place sliced cucs in a dish and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Place in refrigerator for 1 hour to draw out the water. Drain cucumbers

Mix together the sour cream, vinegar, sugar and baking soda. Add to the sliced & drained cucs and the onions.
Adjust seasonings if needed. Refrigerate until ready to eat.

Enjoy! These are best served cold.