Monthly Newsletter October 1, 2021

Potatoes or Grenades?

HAPPY THANKSGIVING! And Happy November! November is a time to remember and reflect on all that we have to be thankful for, and to kick off the Holiday Season. As we move into the holiday months, the Prescott area is hopping with festivities again this year. We are pleased to announce that the Veterans Day Parade will take place this year in downtown Prescott.  One of the things that I love about the Prescott area is that we have events downtown all year long! Don’t forget to thank our Vets for the sacrifices they have made to keep this great nation free! This is just the beginning of the many awesome opportunities to enjoy the season. Please check out our Community Connection for other festive happenings at for local events and information. If you are from out of town, come on out to Prescott, “Everybody’s Hometown” and enjoy all that this amazing town has to offer during the Season. If are already here, we are glad you came, thinking about staying? We can help you find your dream home, sell your current home, or both! We are The deSoto Team, your friendly hometown Realtors and we are making dreams come true . . . One home at a time!

Our twilight month November is,
The evening of the year.
The brilliant summer noontide left
A pallor soft and clear.

Dame Winter brings with quiet grace
And pins them deftly into place
With boughs of mistletoe.

– Ruby Archer

The Month of November is . . .

  • International Drum/Percussion Month
  • National Adopt a Senior Pet Month
  • Sweet Potato Awareness Month
  • National Model Railroad Month
  • National Candle Month
  • U.S. Beard Month (also known as No-Shave November)


  • Nov. 1 – 7: World Communication Week
  • Nov. 7 – 13: Polar Bear Week
  • Nov. 14 – 20: National Split Pea Soup Week
  • Nov. 21 – 27: National Bible Week


  • 2nd- Fill Our Staplers Day
  • 5th- Men Make Dinner Day (I LOVE this one!)
  • 15th- Clean Out Your Refrigerator Day
  • 18th- Married to a Scorpio Support Day
  • 19th- Rocky and Bullwinkle Day
  • 27th- Buy Nothing Day
  • 28th- Small Business Saturday
  • 30th- Mason Jar Day


Sheet Pan Olive Bar Chicken



  • 8-10 New potatoes, (or other waxy potato) cut into quarters
  • 2 tbsp. Olive oil
  • 1 tsp Kosher salt, divided
  • 2 lbs. Boneless, skinless chicken thighs
  • 1 Small red onion, cut lengthwise into 8 wedges
  • 2 cups Olive bar offerings (peppers, olives, roasted garlic, marinated artichoke hearts etc.)
  • ½ tsp Pepper
  • 1 tsp Onion powder
  • 1 Lemon


  • Heat oven to 375° F.
  • Spread the potatoes onto a large rimmed baking sheet.
  • Drizzle with1 tablespoon olive oil and ½ teaspoon salt. Toss to coat.
  • Cook on center rack for 15 minutes.
  • Remove potatoes from oven. Nestle in chicken thighs, onions and olive bar offerings.
  • Drizzle with remaining olive oil and sprinkle with pepper, onion powder and remaining salt.
  • Set on center rack and bake for 35 minutes or longer until the chicken is cooked through.
  • Squeeze lemon juice over finished sheet pan and serve.

Andy’s Actually Factual Facts:

Back when dinosaurs existed, there used to be volcanoes that were erupting on the moon.

In 2006, a Coca-Cola employee offered to sell Coca-Cola secrets to Pepsi. Pepsi responded by notifying Coca-Cola.

  • The color red doesn’t really make bulls angry; they are color-blind.
  • Small as they may be, ladybugs have a unique smell that humans are incredibly sensitive to.
  • During WWII, a U.S. naval destroyer won a battle against a Japanese submarine by throwing potatoes at them. The Japanese thought they were grenades.
  • By the time they have been retired for 2 years, 78% of former NFL players have gone bankrupt or are under financial stress because of joblessness or divorce.
  • It’s not just humans who are right or left-handed. Most female cats prefer using their right paw and males are more likely to be left-pawed.
  • Non-violent attempts to escape Mexican prisons are not punished because “it’s human nature to want freedom.”
  • Mount Rushmore cost less than one million dollars to construct. It took 14 years to build – from 1927 to 1941 and took 400 workers.
  • Adult cats only meow at humans, not other cats. Kittens meow to their mother but once they get a little older, cats no longer meow to other cats.