Archive for month: October, 2017

Thank you for visiting us at the Fredericksburg Fall Home & Craft Festival!

This past weekend, October 21st – 22nd, 2017, Anderson Propane Service and Anderson Leonarkis Construction had a blast at the Fredericksburg Fall Home & Craft Festival that took place at the Fredericksburg Expo and Conference Center!

All of us here at Anderson Propane and Anderson Leonarkis Construction are beyond happy with the turnout at the 2017 Fredericksburg Fall Home & Craft Festival! At the festival, we had a nice range of the products we sell including a Big Green Egg. We showcased products that work for natural gas, wood and pellets in addition to propane, as well as, vented and vent-free items. Our experts were on hand to discuss heating and hearth needs from product selection to installation and service.

 

Jorge Leonarkis and Chris Hardin from Anderson Leonarkis also had a great time this weekend. Both of them were ready to share their knowledge in everything construction! They also stayed busy by handing out lots of free giveaways like beach balls, Frisbees, and lunch bags full of goodies. Future home builders stopped by their booth to view pictures of their completed work and view potential plans. They also got to chat with them about their new home construction and residential remodeling plans. We take pride in providing exceptional customer service and quality workmanship.

Stay tuned for more information on the Fredericksburg Spring Home Show in March!

Saturday, October 21, 2017        Sunday, October 22, 2017

10am – 6pm                                    11am – 4pm

Fall is here! Get ready for the season, stop by the Fredericksburg Expo & Conference Center October 21 – 22, 2017 for the Fall Home & Craft Festival!

Anderson Propane Service will be at Booth #414.

Anderson Hearth & Home, a division of Anderson Propane has a wide range of fireplaces, inserts, stoves, gas logs, grills, fire pits, accessories and more.  We will have a great selection of floor models to view as well as catalogs.  Our experts will be on hand to discuss your heating and hearth needs from product selection to installation and service. We offer products for natural gas, wood and pellets in addition to propane, as well as, vented and vent-free items.

This Spring we became the newest local dealer to offer you the Big Green Egg! We will have several sizes on display and lots of information to share on our newest product.

Our sister company, Anderson Leonarkis Construction, will be next door at booth #315 to go over your new home construction or residential remodeling plans. Stop by, check out great photos of their completed work, view potential plans and chat with them about your construction needs. We take pride in providing exceptional customer service and quality workmanship.

Both companies will have lots of freebies to give away at the Festival including frisbees, Big Green Egg koozies, wristbands, keychains, cellphone pockets and much more.

Visit our websites for more information about our products and services:

Anderson Propane Service

Anderson Hearth and Home

Anderson Leonarkis Construction

Or better yet, stop by our showroom to see our live-burning gas logs, fireplaces and inserts up close to feel the warmth!  Anderson Hearth & Home is open Monday-Friday, 8am – 5pm.

We look forward to seeing you there!

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and the Anderson Companies have been proud sponsors for both the American Cancer Society and the Fredericksburg Making Strides Against Breast Cancer.  Donating money and joining in on raising awareness is important, but sometimes we wish to do more.  Sharing one’s story of survival or loss can bring perspective and comfort to others.  We are proud to have Laura, a survivor working here at Anderson.

As a school assignment, her daughter, Sarah, had written about their experience of living and  surviving a battle with breast cancer. It may have started as a school assignment, but for us, it turned into a story of hope.  In an open letter to others, here is Laura’s story of survival through the eyes of her now 17-year old daughter.

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When I was five my mom was diagnosed with breast cancer.  At the time, I thought it was good news; it meant that I could spend more time with her and she could stay home with me.  I didn’t realize how serious her diagnosis was.  I thought she was merely sick and getting better would be easy, but I was wrong.

At first there was no change, my mom was the same bubbly mom I was used to, looking back I realize she was trying to hide the symptoms so she wouldn’t worry us.  But some moments she couldn’t hide, like the numerous doctor’s appointments taking hours and her fatigue.  She seemed happy though she didn’t have to work and we were always used to her positivity and perseverance which helped us get through.  Some days were better than others and my mom reminded me and my siblings that the doctor said she was slowly getting better, but to me, it seemed like she was getting worse.  I remember someone telling me cancer could kill her, I didn’t believe it was possible.  I told her about my encounter and she told me I had nothing to worry about, she was in the process of beating cancer’s butt.

Hope.  People tell me today it’s getting harder and harder to find hope, I disagree.  At such a young age I understood the word in depth.  I have forgotten many things from my childhood, but having hope is not one of them.  One of the memories I have from my mother’s journey was when we were in a church prayer circle and everyone had their hands on my mom, they were crying and afterwards everyone gives my mom and me a hug, I guess at that moment I really experienced hope.  The odds were against us but somehow we knew my mom would be fine.

May 6, 2005.  My mom was cancer-free.  After a long year of fighting, my mom had finally won.  She was better!  I no longer had to worry about her dying, she was better and everyone in my family was overjoyed.  Her experience was also my experience.  We lived this nightmare together, but it ended up becoming a dream.  I got to spend an entire year with my mom and our battle had taught me a lot, such as that giving up was never an option, it taught me that finding hope is more than just an action, it’s a way of life. Most of all, it taught me that family will always be there no matter the circumstance.  Our experience helped shape me to become the person I am today; I always look at the bright side and I don’t look at doubt as an issue, I look at doubt as a challenge I can overcome.

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Laura believes that she has a message to bring others and we see her message as one of hope and compassion; it is never more present than in these words from her daughter.

We have no greater way to express the love and respect that we have for our employees, customers, friends and families than to show compassion and understanding for the struggles they face every day. We would like to thank Sarah for so eloquently expressing her admiration for her mother’s courage and for allowing us to share her message of hope.

We had a great time at the Cigar, Bourbon and Beer Festival!

We would like to thank all who came out to the Cigar, Bourbon and Beer Festival on Saturday, August 26, 2017. The weather was beautiful and there was a great turn out! Joe Haynes, author of Virginia Barbecue: A History, joined us. He grilled and barbecued up some delicious samples for all who stopped by our tent. MOINK balls, pulled pork, and peach cobbler – all made on the Big Green Egg!

Operations Coordinator, Stephanie Pruett and Sales & Service Manager, Brian Stanley, handed out samples and wowed the crowd with their Big Green Egg knowledge. Some freebies at our tent were koozies, wrist bands, and BGE recipe books.

 

 

Did you enjoy the samples? Try making them yourself with these simple recipes!

Virginia-style Barbecued Pork on the Big Green Egg

1 8-pound pork butt

2 tablespoons kosher salt

2 tablespoons coarse ground black pepper

1 tablespoon mild paprika

1 teaspoon red pepper flakes

¼ cup apple cider vinegar

1 tablespoon of unsalted butter

Bring your Big Green Egg to 275 – 290 degrees Fahrenheit with the place setter installed. Use hickory chunks for smoke.

Make the Virginia-style barbecue rub by thoroughly mixing the salt, pepper, paprika and red pepper flakes in a bowl. Apply a light coat of unsalted butter along with a few sprinkles of vinegar to the entire meat side surface of the pork butt. Follow that with a medium coat of rub.

Barbecue the pork uncovered in the Big Green Egg at 275 to 290 degrees Fahrenheit for 3 hours. After 3 hours, tightly wrap the pork butt in two layers of aluminum foil and return it to the smoker. When the pork is tender, after about 3 to 4 more hours, remove it from the smoker and let it rest for 30 minutes. The internal temperature of the pork butt should be at least 200 degrees Fahrenheit. However, don’t go by temperature alone; tenderness is the true guide. Use the barbecue to make sandwiches topped with coleslaw and a little Virginia-style barbecue sauce. Recipes for the sauces from the festival can be found in the book Virginia Barbecue: A History. Serves 12 to 15 people.

MOINK Balls

Moo (beef meatball) + Oink (bacon) = MOINK

1 package of pre-cooked beef meatballs

Bacon

Black Pepper & Cayenne Pepper

Barbecue sauce

Toothpicks

Big Green Egg with the place setter at 325 degrees F

Cut the bacon into lengths just long enough to make one wrap around a meatball with a little over hang that will be pierced by the toothpick to hold it in place. Wrap the meatballs with the bacon, stick a toothpick in to hold the bacon in place and season with the black pepper. The cayenne is optional. If you use it, use as little or as much as you like.

Put the MOINK balls on your Big Green Egg and close the lid. Let the MOINK balls cook until the bacon is done and is as crispy as you like. The internal temperature of the meats shouldn’t be less than 165F. Using a basting brush, apply a little barbecue sauce to the MOINK balls and let them cook for about another 5 minutes to allow the barbecue sauce to caramelize. Remove from the Big Green Egg and serve.

 

Big Green Egg Peach Cobbler

1/2 cup unsalted butter

1 cup self-rising flour

2 cups sugar (divided into 3/4 cup each)

1/4 tsp salt

1 cup milk or buttermilk

4 cups peaches, peeled and sliced (fresh, frozen or canned & drained)

1 tablespoon lemon juice

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/4 tsp cinnamon

1/8 tsp nutmeg

Bring the Big Green Egg to 350 degrees Fahrenheit with the place setter installed. Melt the butter in an 8-quart Dutch Oven or 11″ x 13″ disposable aluminum pan or a 12” cast iron skillet that’s been placed in the BGE.

Mix flour, 1 cup of the sugar and salt in a bowl. Add the milk or buttermilk and stir just until all ingredients are mixed. Pour the batter into the pan over the melted butter. DO NOT STIR.

In a saucepan, bring the peaches, the remaining cup of sugar, the lemon juice and the spices to a simmer over medium high-heat long enough to melt the sugar. Pour this mixture into the dutch over or aluminum pan or skillet (whichever one you are using) over the batter. DO NOT STIR.

Cook the cobbler in the BGE for 35 to 45 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from the BGE and let the cobbler cool until warm before serving.


If you missed us at the Cigar, Bourbon and Beer Festival, don’t forget to stop by Anderson Propane Service’s showroom and take a look at our great selection of Big Green Egg items and Eggcessories!

 

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I am very satisfied with the entire Anderson team. Everyone at Anderson went out of their way to make my wife and I feel like one of the Anderson Family. When they were completed doing our Gas Conversion job, Sherry and I were very confident that we couldn’t have found anyone that could’ve done a better job. Thank you very much Anderson Propane!

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My wife even made a nice comment about how well the technician performed his job! Your salesman Tony is the spoon that steers the pudding for me.

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I had a great experience with Anderson! Landscapers accidentally severed the feed line into my house, and they advised me of the immediate actions I needed to take, things to be aware of and had a manager and field tech out for the repair almost immediately. Very impressed with the service!

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When you work with Anderson Propane, you can depend on our turnkey process from start to finish. We partner with dependable, local electricians and plumbers to coordinate installation of generators and tankless water heaters. That means that we schedule each element of the project and provide one invoice upon completion. How easy is that!

Anderson Hearth & Home is pleased to offer customers an in-person shopping experience at our live burning showroom. Stop by to view our expansive display of fireplaces, inserts, stoves, gas logs, grills, and more.