Marleis met the Cherry Creek Team a year ago when we were contracted to plan and decorate her wedding. She was so impressed with the results, she wanted to join the ranks. It's always a compliment to have one of our beloved brides become a member of our team!
She's is a born and raised Idaho Farm Girl who loves a good steak and potato dinner. She loves her newly wed husband Dale and their puppy Koda. She loves ice cream and Hallmark Movies.
Marleis is a fashion design major at BYU-Idaho specializing in wedding apparel and alterations. She loves to sew and utilizes this talent in the event industry.
She loves design and has an eye for detail. She's a hard-worker and has jumped in to cover staff shifts for the last couple of weeks. She has a passion for this industry and we are excited to have her on our team.
We are very excited to welcome Christopher King to the Cherry Creek Events Team. Christopher is our International Consultant for Ireland and Scotland. He meets with vendors and potential clients to ensure our destination accounts receive our best personal service.
Christopher lives in Dublin, Ireland. He's a student for social studies QQI level 5 at Inchicore College of Further Education. He's worked as a public relations consultant for Radio Maria, Ireland and Danny Boy Bar in Salou, Spain.
He was a Volunteer Garda Vetting Team Leader for the World Meeting of Families 2018 held in Ireland.
Christopher enjoys volunteering with the Irish Cancer Society, advocating for families and children, and being actively involved in finding political solutions to homelessness, unemployment, and increased crime in his home city.
Christopher says about his personal life, "I have a wonderful family. I live with my mother, father, and brothers. I have an amazing girlfriend and two beautiful daughters. When I'm at home, I enjoy reading, listening to Abba and cleaning the house."
He loves food, enjoys playing the piano and guitar. He loves children.
"I've known Kaloni for quite some time and look forward to working with her and the rest of the team." - Christopher King
Welcome Aboard Chris!
While waiting on inventory images to download on the website, I decided to warm up the office by cooking a treat fresh off the farm. Since Cherry Creek Events teaches Family Life Education and Life Skills Workshops, I thought it appropriate to share my Slow Cooker Sweet Pear Apple Crisp Recipe.
Slow Cooker Sweet Pear Apple Crisp Recipe:
Start by preparing your work space:
1 crock-pot (medium or large)
All-Purpose Cooking Spray
When cooking, always begin by thoroughly washing your hands with warm water; scrubbing at least 30 seconds with soap.
Begin by cutting your fruit (you may use canned pears if desired):
4 Cups Pears (diced into ½ inch chunks)
4 cups Apples (diced into ½ inch chunks)
Spray crock-pot with All Purpose Cooking Spray making a light coat. Pour pears and apples into the pot and mix.
*I’ve found it’s easier to mix the fruit by hand in the pot. Mix them for a well-balanced fruit blend. Wash hands.
In separate bowl, mix:
1/3 cup Light Brown Sugar
1 TBS White All-Purpose Flour
½ tsp Ground Cinnamon
¼ tsp Salt
Pinch Nutmeg- ground
Mix this mixture thoroughly so there are no clumps. You want a nice powdery look to the dried spices.
*Mixing with a fork usually helps break up any clumping.
Sprinkle dry mixture over the apples and pears in the pot. Then add:
1 TBS Lemon Juice
*stir with fork.
Make the Crumble:
In a large bowl, mix the following:
¾ cup Flour
¾ cup Oatmeal Oats
1/3 Cup Brown Sugar
½ tsp Ground Cinnamon
½ tsp Salt
1 cube Butter- sliced in chunks
Mix thoroughly. Again, mixing with your fingers is the best way to accomplish this task. Pour crumble on top of fruit mixture making a crust.
Turn slow-cooker to high and cover mixture with a clean kitchen towel. Allow to cook 1 hour with towel on. Remove towel and finish cooking with slow-cooker lid for the remaining hour or until apples become soft.
Best if served hot with Ice cream or whipped cream.
Have a good week and enjoy this fall weather.