Monthly Archives: December 2017

Last Minute Stocking Stuffers

It is two days before Christmas. The last gifts are being bought and the carolers are making their rounds. Everything is prepped and almost ready but there is still something missing from the stocking.

Does the above situation sound like you? If so, we are here to save the day! Come in today to grab these last minute stocking stuffers to make Christmas morning a success!

Candy-Whether it is an adult or a child, everyone loves candy. It is easy to come in and grab. You can choose king-size or bite-size and fill those stockings up.

Toothbrush-Many adults forget to replace their toothbrush and kids don’t even think about it. Christmas is the perfect time to give a new toothbrush for them to start the year of with

Bubble Gum-Even as an adult, there is something so fun about bubble gum especially when you get to have a bubble blowing contest Christmas morning. Bubble gum will spread Christmas cheer all Christmas morning.

Utah Truffles-A local favorite, and a Christmas morning tradition. These melt in your mouth and will be a hit Christmas morning.

Batteries-Don’t forget the batteries! Lots of toys require batteries so add these to the stockings to make sure they can play.

 

 

Co-Worker Gift Ideas

What to get co-workers? That is the question every Christmas. Something needs to be given but whether to make it big or small, lots or a little and other questions always come to mind. We are here to tell you though that we have compiled the perfect list of co-worker gifts that are sure to be a hit!

Bakery Treats-Who doesn’t love treats, especially from the bakery? Your co-workers will be singing your praises when you bring a bakery treat for them.

Stephen’s Hot Cocoa-A local favorite, Stephen’s Hot Cocoa is sure to warm anyone up this holiday season. Your co-workers can enjoy it at work or take it home. Either way, this gift keeps on giving.

Gift Cards-Gift cards are perfect for that co-worker that you don’t know super well but still need to get something for.  They show you care but leave it open for them to choose.

Candy-Who doesn’t love candy? Grab a couple of the popular candies, tie a bow around them and voila, the perfect gift!

Utah Truffles-A local hit, these are enjoyed by everyone. Co-workers will be asking where to get more when you bring these in.

Choose from the list above and come in and grab them today!

Stocking Stuffers

Stockings are such fun surprises Christmas morning but sometimes it is hard to decide what to put in them . Do you put candy, healthy snacks or toys? It is always such a dilemma. Don’t worry though, just come on in and we have everything you need!

Clementines or Oranges-The Christmas Orange story is such a classic which is one of the many reasons that clementines or oranges are a perfect stocking stuffer.

Sweets Orange Sticks-Delicious and local. With the melt-in-your-mouth chocolate and the yummy jelly center, these will be a big pleaser!

Stephen’s Hot Cocoa-A local favorite, Stephen’s Hot Cocoa is sure to warm anyone up this holiday season. With multiple flavors to choose from, there is now way you can go wrong!

Gift Cards-Gift cards are perfect. They fit right in the stocking but pack so much. A gift card allows so many choices and so much selection.

Candy Bars-Who doesn’t love a candy bar on Christmas? We have multiple flavors and sizes to choose from for the perfect topper on the stocking.

Batteries-Crucial but forgotten. So many times, a new toy is given that requires batteries. To avoid that panic on Christmas morning, come in and pick up some batteries to throw in the stockings so when they want to play with their new toy, you are the hero.

Hurry in today to get these and other amazing stocking stuffers!

Beef, Shiitake & Sweet Potato Pot Pies

Beef, Shiitake & Sweet Potato Pot Pies
Serves 6

Ingredients

  • 1 pound Certified Angus Beef® leftover roast, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • 2 1/2 cups beef stock
  • 1 ounce dried shiitake mushrooms (18-20), cut in 1/4-inch slices
  • 6 tablespoons butter
  • 1 onion, small dice
  • 1 sweet potato, small dice
  • 2/3 cup frozen peas
  • 1 sheet frozen puff pastry, thawed
  • 1/3 cup flour
  • 2 tablespoons sour cream
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons grated parmesan
  • 2 teaspoons coarsely cracked black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh sage
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh rosemary
  • 6 (8-ounce) ramekins

Instructions

  1. Bring beef broth and shiitake mushrooms to a boil in a small saucepan. Turn off heat, cover and set aside to steep.
  2. Preheat oven to 375°F. Unfold puff pastry and roll out to about 10×15-inches. Cut six 5-inch circles, lay on a cookie sheet and refrigerate
  3. Melt 3 tablespoons butter in a large saucepan and simmer onions and sweet potato for 3-4 minutes. Stir in beef and peas. Remove from heat and transfer mixture to a mixing bowl and set aside.
  4. Place saucepan back on stove over medium heat. Melt remaining butter, add flour and whisk for 2 minutes. In half cup increments, whisk in stock with mushrooms. Simmer for two minutes while continually whisking. Stir in sour cream, 1/4 cup parmesan, pepper, sage and rosemary.
  5. Combine reserved beef mixture with sauce and divide among ramekins. Top with pastry circles, pressing firmly on sides. Cut five vent slits on each and top with remaining parmesan. Place pot pies on cookie sheet and bake until golden, 20-25 minutes.

We’re Switching to Monthly!

We have some exciting changes coming to Peterson’s! Starting December 12, we are switching to monthly! To start the switch, you will earn points from December 12-January 31, then you will earn monthly after that. You will have the first 15 days of the month to spend your wallet credit earned the month prior. Starting at 300 points for a $3 wallet credit up to 2,000 points for a $20 wallet credit, the possibilities are endless! Hurry in today to start earning!

Simple Caramel Apples

The last thing you need this time of year is a complicated recipe 🙂 Try out this tasty and simple caramel apple recipe to take to any of your holiday gatherings.

  • Kraft Caramels or Caramel Bits
  • 3/4 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 Tablespoon water
  • 4 apples (we suggest granny smith)
  • wood sticks
  1. Rinse off your apples and pat them dry.
  2. Insert wood sticks into apples.
  3. Put wax paper onto a cookie sheet and spray with cooking spray.
  4. Mix caramels, vanilla and water in a medium saucepan over low heat until combined. Stir constantly.
  5. Dip apples into caramel mixture.
  6.  Place apples on wax paper.
  7. Refrigerate until caramel is set.

You can also try a spin on the traditional caramel apples and do a caramel apple bar. It is great for parties. Follow caramel recipe above but instead cut apples into slices right before party. Have sticks available for guests to spear the apples and dip into caramel sauce. Place an array of dipping toppings in small bowls. Some great topping ideas are sprinkles, crushed cookies, nuts, chocolate chips and graham cracker crumbs.

Celebrate the Holidays with Augason Farms

The holiday season is upon us again which also means gift giving and food will be in the spotlight all month long. While the holidays are practically synonymous with gift giving, they just wouldn’t be the same without all the scrumptious food that goes along with it! This year, Augason Farms is helping make your gift giving, baking, and food prep a bit easier with some exciting in-store savings.

Save on Emergency Pails: Do you ever struggle finding a gift for that person who seems to have everything already? Or maybe you’re the type that prefers to give gifts that are actually useful. Either way, our Augason Farms Emergency Pails make fantastic gift ideas for the holidays and this month you can save up to $10 on them. After all, what better gift can you give than peace of mind?

Save on Bacon: Throughout December, when you buy any two Augason Farms egg items, you’ll also get $2 off a package of Western Family bacon. If you’ll be hosting family or friends during the holidays, this is a great way to stock up on breakfast essentials. But our egg items aren’t just for breakfast. You can use them in your holiday baking, too!

Potato Shreds Casserole

  • 5 cups water
  • 2 cups Augason Farms Dehydrated Potato Shreds
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons Augason Farms Dehydrated Chopped Onions
  • 1/4 cup Augason Farms Dehydrated Diced Red & Green Bell Peppers
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 cup Augason Farms Whole Eggs
  • ¼ cup Bacon bits cooked and crumbled
  • 1 cup grated cheese
  • Ketchup

In a 2-quart saucepan, add 4 cups water, potato shreds, salt, onions, and peppers. Let simmer 10-15 minutes (until onions are rehydrated). Drain well. In frying pan, melt butter, and then add drained potato shreds mixture. Cook until browned and crisp (about 15 minutes). While potato shreds are cooking, mix egg powder with 1 cup water. Blend until smooth, add bacon bits. Pour over browned potatoes and cook until egg mixture is set. Melt cheese over mixture and serve with ketchup.

Holiday Baking Made Easy

Your oven probably gets more use in the month of December than it does during the rest of the year! Whether you’re baking for big family gatherings or making sweets and baked goods to take to friends and neighbors, you’ll be spending a lot of time in the kitchen. But with a lot of baking also means a lot of time spent at the store purchasing ingredients! If you’ve ever been frustrated with getting halfway through your recipe and realizing you’re short on a couple essential ingredients, Augason Farms is here to help. Stock up on a few of essential bakery items to make sure you always have them on-hand when you need them while baking during the holidays!

Dried Whole Eggs – With these in your pantry, you won’t have to frantically run to your neighbor’s house to borrow some eggs when you realize you’re short. These dried whole eggs work perfectly in cakes, cookies, gingerbread, and more. Use them anytime your recipe calls for fresh eggs and never have to worry about running short!

Buttermilk Pancakes – This baking mix is our most versatile. Treat yourself to not only pancakes from Augason Farm’s Buttermilk Pancake Mix, but also waffles, biscuits, cookies, cookie bars, and various other sweet and savory treats!

Honey White Bread- If your holiday specialty is making sumptuous bread and rolls for family gatherings and gifts, you won’t want to miss out on Augason Farms Honey White Bread. This product not only makes bread and rolls, but can also be used to bake delicious scones. Try smothering your baked goods with our sumptuous honey powder!

For more easy breakfast ideas during the holidays, check out our other products like our buttermilk pancake mix, blueberry pancake mix, and blueberry muffin mix. The taste, flavor, and texture of these delicious breakfast foods will have your family and guests thinking you make them from scratch when it really only took minutes!

The Gift of Local

There is nothing better during the holiday season than supporting local businesses. We carry lots of local products to allow you that opportunity. Below is a list of local items you can come in and get today!

  • Stephen’s Hot Cocoa
  • Utah Truffles
  • Sweets Orange Sticks

And so much more! Check out our weekly ad, and then hurry in and get the gift of local today!

The Gift of Baking

During the holidays there is so much going on. Everyone is running around to get presents, neighbor gifts and so much more. These delicious homemade, holiday treats will be a delightful change for you and yours.

Very Berry Muffins-These delicious muffins only take about 30 minutes to make and are so yummy!

Apple Cinnamon Cake-This dish is guaranteed to be a neighborhood favorite.

Spicy Glazed Pecans-These are easy to whip up in just a little bit of time but still have that delicious taste!

Enjoy these yummy recipes this holiday season!

Your Holiday One Stop Shop

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The holidays are here and the shopping lists are growing so let us make your celebrations a little easier. At Macey’s we have everything you need for everyone on your list–from the grandparents down to the little ones–we’ve got you covered. Get your holiday gift shopping done while you cross off your grocery list.

Here are just a  few of the great gift ideas we have at Macey’s!

  • Gift Cards: According to parade.com and the National Retail Federation, when asked what they would like for a gift this holiday, six in 10 people replied, “gift cards.”So stop by our store today and pick up a gift you know they will use.2
  • Scratch Made Sugar Cookies: We do all the baking, you and your family do all the decorating! Learn more about our sugar cookies here.maceys_sugarcookiesemail550x175
  • Oranges: Sweet citrus is a great gift idea for all.  Everyone loves oranges at Christmas time. Check out this deal and more on our weekly ad here.
  • Sweets Chocolates: The holidays wouldn’t be complete with Sweets–Orange Sticks, Raspberry Sticks or the grand selection of Sweets bulk candy. They are great for gift giving and make the perfect stocking stuffer. 
  • Stephen’s Hot Chocolate: Keep your family and friends warm this holiday season by giving the gift of warm hot chocolate. Stephen’s Hot Chocolate is a staple for every holiday home.

Happy gifting and happy shopping!