There’s something about the season that brings out the best in us. Maybe it’s baking those special dishes that you don’t cook during the rest of the year. Maybe you take a vacation somewhere special. Building snowmen? Walking in the snow? Maybe you like how much happier and friendlier people seem. Let’s hear it for fruitcake? Looking at the decorated houses in your neighborhood? Pictures with Santa? Maybe you have a family tradition you look forward to or a favorite gift you’ve received. Do these strike a chord with you?
At Casey Accounting & Finance Resources, we wanted to share the things that make our spirits bright. But we also wanted to say that the holidays are when we look to help organizations in our community. Every year, we support Northwest Compass in Mt. Prospect and the Humanitarian Service Project in Carol Stream with donations. You can see a bit of synergy between the noble work we do helping people find a job or improve their careers and the honorable work these organizations do.
Northwest Compass assists people in meeting the challenges of having a safe environment for themselves and their families, from which they can create a path to a positive future. You can find out more about the organization at www.northwestcompass.org.
The Humanitarian Service Project alleviates the pain and suffering that poverty brings to seniors and children in DuPage and Kane Counties, Illinois, without discrimination or exclusion for any reason. The organization has four programs: 1. Senior Citizen Project 2. Children’s Project 3. Christmas Offering 4. School Supply Drive. You can find out more about the organization at www.hsp.agency
We are so thankful for all of you who have chosen to partner with us this year and in past years. We wish you and your loved ones a very, happy holiday season and look forward to the light a New Year always brings.
From all of us at Arlington Resources and Casey Accounting and Finance Resources, we hope you enjoy some of our favorite things about the holidays!
“I like going into downtown Chicago at Christmas to shop and check out the holiday lights.”
Pete McTague, Director, Casey Accounting & Finance Resources
“What keeps my spirit bright is family traditions during the holiday season! As a newlywed, I get to continue those traditions by picking out a real Christmas tree with my husband and decorating it with all the ornaments from our childhood. And can’t forget watching A Christmas Story over and over again on Christmas Eve!”
Nina Salgado, Administrative Assistant
“What keeps my spirits bright this holiday season is the anticipation of seeing the look on my great nephews’ eyes when they open their presents. Oh, the joy! Secondly, spending time with my family. Lastly are all the decorations in full view with twinkling lights.”
Eileen Renk, Director of Recruiting and Sales, Casey Accounting & Finance Resources
Eileen’s great nephews
“Our neighborhood purchases small lit Christmas trees that we line our streets with. The proceeds go to a foundation that is dear to my heart. It makes our homes even more beautiful to look at. Also, I love Christmas music and candles!”
Julie Jurek, Sourcing Specialist, Arlington Resources
“The holidays are my favorite time of the year. The joyful season and beautiful holiday displays and decorations everywhere keep my spirits bright!”
Erika Cobos, Payroll/Accounting Administrator
“I love the smell this time of year brings! You get the cold smell outside, the smell of fires burning in fireplaces, and the cinnamon smell that just seems to be everywhere! It really helps me slow down and enjoy these moments because they won’t be here for long!”
Elizabeth Lanaghan, Senior Recruiter, Arlington Resources
Elizabeth’s fur kids ready for the holidays!
“Christmas is my most favorite holiday of the year. From the day after Thanksgiving, I embrace the season and have so many things that I love about it. As my girls are older now, I do relish in the fact that there is not as much “stress” as there was when they were younger. I am a real tree lover and can’t wait to decorate my tree (which takes two days)! Every morning when I wake up, I spend at least 15 minutes sitting by my tree with my morning coffee. It is so peaceful, and I love looking at all the amazing ornaments that I have collected through the years. I love driving around the neighborhood to see all the decorations. I love listening to Christmas music all day long. I love picking out gifts. I love sending cards and receiving them. The best part is spending Christmas morning with just my husband and girls, having an amazing breakfast with sweets, of course, and hanging in our pjs as long as we can!”
Cheryl Reinwald, Director, Recruiting & Sales, Arlington Resources
“Most people that know me well, know, that I love to cook. Here’s my recipe for Air Fryer Cornish Hens which are beautiful for a smaller holiday gathering.”
Denise Young, Director, Arlington Resources
2 Cornish Hens (Thawed and Rinsed)
1 teaspoon of garlic powder
1 teaspoon of paprika
½ teaspoon of thyme
½ teaspoon of rosemary
1 teaspoon of poultry seasoning
Salt and Pepper to taste
1 teaspoon of melted butter or olive oil
Spray the air fryer basket with cooking oil
Dry Cornish hens and rub each bird with oil or melted butter
Rub seasonings mixed together on each bird
Air fry for 20 minutes breast side up at 375
Flip over and cook for an additional 10 minutes
PS – We are here over the holidays for any last-minute staffing needs. Reach out to us at https://www.caseyresources.com/contact/.