Proper Care to Make Them Last for Years CLEANING TIPS FOR YOUR FAVORITE WINTER COATS
Alongside hats and boots, winter coats are the most important clothing to have during these blistery January temperatures. Whether you’ve lived in Michigan for two years or 20 years, chances are you’ve learned the difference between the truly great and the undeniably mediocre outerwear. In many cases, the bang really is worth the buck. If you spend hundreds of dollars on a reliable coat, you’ll want to make sure the protective material lasts for several seasons. Here are some tips to help you preserve your winter coat and keep it looking its best. 1. Always hang your coat on a sturdy, good-quality hanger to help keep its shape. Many people choose to place their heavy coats on a hook, but try to avoid doing so whenever possible. The weight of the coat hanging off the hook will likely cause it to become distorted.
2. If your coat is wool, gently brush it after you’ve been outside to remove any surface dirt that has settled. 3. When possible, wear a scarf. It will help keep makeup and soil from collecting on your collar. 4. When storing your coat, make sure it is completely dry before hanging it up in the closet. Items holding moisture in dark places usually end up with mildew. Additionally, make sure the closet in which you store your coat is in a temperate climate. Avoid the attic and basement, both of which are prone to more extreme temperature fluctuations. 5. Lastly — but most importantly — make sure you get your coat professionally cleaned at the end of each winter season. Body oils, perspiration, and invisible stains on
the fibers can attract moths and others critters while the coat is stored away during the warmer seasons. If you have any other questions about keeping your favorite coat wearable for many winters to come, or if you want to make plans to have it professionally cleaned before you hang it up for the year, reach out to our knowledgeable and hard-working team here at Janet Davis Cleaners.
Peanut Butter AND BERRY FRENCH TOAST
• 8 slices brioche, 1/2-inch thick • 1/4 cup creamy peanut butter • 2 large eggs • 1/8 cup heavy cream • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
• 2 cups cornflakes • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter • 2 cups mixed berries • Powdered sugar, to sprinkle • Maple syrup, for serving
1. On a large baking sheet lined with wax paper, place 4 slices of brioche and spread 1 tablespoon of peanut butter on each. Cover with remaining slices, creating sandwiches. 2. In a pie plate, beat eggs with cream and vanilla. In another, coarsely crush the cornflakes. 3. Lightly soak sandwiches in the egg mixture, then dredge in cornflakes, pressing to adhere. Return to baking sheet. 4. In a large skillet over medium heat, melt 1 tablespoon butter. Once melted and up to temperature, add sandwiches, cooking on one side until golden and crisp, about 2–3 minutes. 5. Return sandwiches to baking sheet, add remaining butter, and repeat on other side. 6. Top sandwiches with berries, sprinkle with powdered sugar, and serve with maple syrup. 3 (248) 543-0340 Inspired by Delish
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