Monthly Archives: January 2018

Cheesy Chicken Quesadillas

A quick and delicious dinner for every night of the week.

  • rotisserie chicken, shredded
  • 1 cup mild salsa
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 4 oz. cream cheese
  • 8-10 flour tortillas
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 2 cups shredded cheese

Preheat oven to 375 F. Place shredded chicken, salsa, oregano, cumin and cream cheese in large skillet. Mix together over medium heat until cream cheese is melted. Brush one side of tortilla with butter. Place tortilla butter side down on baking sheet and spread 1/3 cup of chicken mixture on half of tortilla. Cover chicken mixture with cheese. Fold over and bake for 10 minutes until lightly brown. Serve with sour cream, guacamole or your favorite toppings.

 

Get a Team USA P&G Backpack and more!

Ready to cheer on Team USA for the upcoming 2018 Winter Olympics? Show your team spirit by getting a Team USA backpack when you spend $30 or more on P&G products in a single transaction today through March 31, 2018. For more detailed information click here.

To boost your team spirit we also have awesome savings on P&G products throughout our store. Right now we are running our Mix & Match Buy 6 Save $6 event on P&G products. Stock up on all your household essentials and save money doing it. Click here to check out the P&G savings.

To top off this Olympic sized saving event we also have additional savings on P&G with digital coupons. All rewards members can SAVE EVEN MORE when they download digital coupons to their rewards accounts. Click here, log in to your rewards account and start saving even more today!


Qualifying Brands for Team USA P&G backpack entry: Align®, Always®, Aussie®, Bounce®, Bounty®, Cascade®, Charmin®, Cheer®, Clearblue®, Comet®,  Crest®, Dawn®, Downy®, Downy Unstopables®, Febreze®, Fixodent®, Gain®, Gillette® (Razors, Disposables, Gels), Gillette Venus® (Razors, Disposables), Glide®, Head & Shoulders®, Herbal Essences®, Ivory®, Luvs®, Metamucil®, Mr. Clean®, Olay®, Old Spice®, Oral B®, Pampers®, Pantene®, Pepto Bismol®, Prilosec OTC®, Puffs®, Scope®, Secret®, Swiffer®, Tampax®, Tide®, Tide Pods® and Vicks®.

Get a Team USA P&G Backpack & more!

Ready to cheer on Team USA for the upcoming 2018 Winter Olympics? Show your team spirit by getting a Team USA backpack when you spend $30 or more on P&G products in a single transaction today through March 31, 2018. For more detailed information click here.

To boost your team spirit we also have some awesome savings on P&G products throughout our store. Right now we are running our Mix & Match Buy 6 Save $6 event on P&G products. Stock up on all your household essentials and save money doing it.

To top off this Olympic sized saving event we also have additional savings on P&G with digital coupons. All rewards members can SAVE EVEN MORE when they download digital coupons to their rewards accounts. Log in to your rewards account and start saving even more today!

Qualifying Brands for Team USA P&G backpack entry: Align®, Always®, Aussie®, Bounce®, Bounty®, Cascade®, Charmin®, Cheer®, Clearblue®, Comet®,  Crest®, Dawn®, Downy®, Downy Unstopables®, Febreze®, Fixodent®, Gain®, Gillette® (Razors, Disposables, Gels), Gillette Venus® (Razors, Disposables), Glide®, Head & Shoulders®, Herbal Essences®, Ivory®, Luvs®, Metamucil®, Mr. Clean®, Olay®, Old Spice®, Oral B®, Pampers®, Pantene®, Pepto Bismol®, Prilosec OTC®, Puffs®, Scope®, Secret®, Swiffer®, Tampax®, Tide®, Tide Pods® and Vicks®.

Applegate Farms

For 30 years, we have been producing high-quality natural and organic hot dogs, bacon, sausages, deli meats, cheese and frozen products. Our products are made without GMO ingredients and we source our meat from farms, where animals are treated with care and respect and are allowed to grow at their natural rate, all part of our mission – Changing The Meat We Eat®. Natural can mean many things, but to us natural means that the meat inside our products are:

  • From animals raised humanely without antibiotics, hormones or growth promotants
  • From animals fed a vegetarian or 100% grass diet
  • Free of added chemical nitrites, nitrates or phosphates
  • Free of artificial ingredients or preservatives

We truly believe that the way food is raised can change and transform lives…from the farmer who grows it to the person who eats it.

Organicgirl Broccoli Rabe and Ricotta Flatbread

This recipe from Organicgirl is a unique and easy appetizer or quick meal that you’re sure to love.

Ingredients

2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
1 small bunch broccoli rabe, trimmed
8 ounces ricotta
1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley
1 teaspoon minced fresh thyme Zest of 1 small lemon
¼ teaspoon fine sea salt ¼ teaspoon black pepper
2 large whole wheat naan 2 packed cups Organicgirl supergreens!
½ teaspoon red pepper flakes
flaky sea salt

Directions

Preheat oven to 450°F.

In a medium skillet heat 1 tablespoon oil over medium. add broccoli rabe and saute until just tender, 6-8 minutes.

In a medium bowl stir together ricotta, parsley, thyme, lemon zest, salt, and pepper.

Place naan on a large baking sheet. Top with greens and rabe and place spoonfuls of ricotta on top. drizzle with 1 tablespoon oil, sprinkle with pepper flakes and flaky salt, and bake until crisp and browned, about 10 minutes.

To learn more about Organicgirl products visit iloveorganicgirl.com

Augason Farms Sheperd’s Pie

  • 3 cups Augason Farms Potato Gems (prepared)
  • 2 cups Augason Farms Vegetarian Meat Substitute Taco
  • 4 cups water
  • 1/2 cup Augason Farms Dehydrated Chopped Onions
  • 1/2 cups Augason Farms Dehydrated Diced Red & Green Bell Peppers
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons Augason Farms Tomato Powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon beef bouillon
  • 1/2 cup Augason Farms Dehydrated Carrot Dices
  • 1/2 cup Augason Farms Freeze Dried Peas
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese

To 4 cups boiling water add 2 cups taco, onions, peppers, tomato powder, beef bouillon, carrots and peas. Cook until all vegetables are soft. Pour into 9×13 pan. Drop potatoes by spoonfuls on top of vegetable dish. Sprinkle with shredded cheese. Place in 325 F oven for about 20 minutes until hot and bubbly and cheese is melted.

Winter Preparedness with Augason Farms

January is the month we all plan to make changes…to our diet, our careers and our overall plans for the upcoming year. However, one thing we usually ignore is getting our food storage pantry ready for the winter months that still lie ahead. Winter storms and natural disasters are just a couple of the things that can happen to remind each of us how unprepared we are to handle an emergency situation. By taking the time to prepare for the unexpected now, we can be assured that we’ll have an adequate supply of nutritious, easy to prepare food to see us through the worst of the remaining winter storms.

January is the Time to Stock Up on Hearty Food Storage

Winter meals require nutritious ingredients that can provide the fuel our bodies need to keep the winter out. Augason Farms understands how important having the right food storage products on hand can be in giving you the selection and options you’ll need for nutritious winter meals.

Besides convenience and taste, buying Augason Farms products will save you money. To help make it easy to stock up now, we’re offering these great products for just $8.99 each through January!

  • Gluten Free Dehydrated Chopped Onions
  • Gluten Free Red & Green Peppers
  • Gluten Free Beef Flavored Vegetarian Meat Substitute
  • Hearty Vegetable Beef Flavored Soup Mix
  • Hearty Vegetable Chicken Flavored Soup Mix

All of these terrific products can be combined into heart-warming dishes like stews and chilies that will warm your body and soul. Here’s a great tasting recipe to fortify your body from the frosty January weather. It’s an easy and hassle-free way to make dinner!

Veggie Beef & Rice Recipe

  • ¼ Cup Augason Farms Beef Flavored Meat Substitute
  • 1 Tbsp. Augason Farms Dehydrated Chopped Onions
  • 1 Cup Augason Farms Hearty Vegetable Beef Flavored Soup Mix
  • 3 Cups water
  • ¼ cup Augason Farms Long Grain White Rice, prepared

To prepare, bring water to a boil. Add soup mix and onions. Cook for 10 minutes. Add beef substitute and cook additional 5 minutes. Salt and pepper to taste. Serve over rice and enjoy!

**To make a “meat-lovers” version simply substitute Augason Farms Beef Flavored Meat Substitute with Augason Farms Freeze Dried Beef. A chicken version of this recipe can also be made using Freeze Dried Chicken (or Chicken Flavored Meat Substitute) and Hearty Vegetable Chicken Flavored Soup. Whichever version you make, it’s guaranteed to take the chill off and provide you with a nourishing, great tasting one-pot dish.

(Remember that by taking advantage of these low prices now, you’ll avoid the necessity to have to go shopping when it is snowing outside.)

January is also the perfect time to keep your pantry winterized by filling it with all your family’s cold weather favorites like Augason Farms Chocolate Morning Moos chocolate milk mix to make the world’s best hot chocolate!

Macey’s has teamed with Augason Farms to offer emergency food supplies and long term food storage to our valued customers for good reason. They’ve been in the business since 1972 and guarantee their products for great taste and superior quality. Maintaining a supply of Augason Farms products in your home is ideal not only for your emergency food supply but for everyday use as well. With Macey’s and Augason Farms, preparedness is simple and affordable!

Macey’s Spotlight – CJ Linford

If you’ve shopped at our Spanish Fork location, you’ve probably seen CJ Linford greeting each guest with a smile. CJ is one of our front-end courtesy clerks and has been part of the Macey’s team for 13 years! He’s worked in almost every department throughout the store. He began his Macey’s career as a courtesy clerk, moved to the dairy, and joined the produce department for a bit before returning to the front-end team. Regardless of where he’s worked, CJ is always happy to help and loves talking to everyone.

Helping guests makes CJ’s day. He knows the store regulars by name and catching up with them during each visit brightens his day. He loves seeing them smile too. CJ also enjoys working with the entire Macey’s team.

“My team are my friends,” CJ said of his coworkers.

His team also considers him a good friend.

“CJ always has a positive attitude. It doesn’t matter what is happening in the store, CJ just keeps smiling,” said Bill Summers, store director at Macey’s in Spanish Fork. “He will do whatever we ask him to do. He doesn’t care if he is bagging or cleaning up a mess, he is always happy. I know that if I have a bad day, CJ will pick me up. We have CJ train our new baggers because we want his attitude to spread to all of our new team members.”

Favorite Macey’s product: Twist Kong Kones. “They taste really good!”

Tip for Shopping at Macey’s: Don’t be afraid to ask for help. The whole team wants to help you!

2018: A Year of Goals

Now that the holidays have come and gone, the kids are back in school and the house is somewhat back in order it is time to focus on the year ahead. January is a time for goal setting. What do you want to accomplish in 2018? Don’t start your new year by stressing yourself out with a long list of goals for the new year. Take your goals and divide them out by month. Make each month focused on a single goal or maybe even a few. We are here to help you get started with a few suggestions to make 2018 great.

January- Eat more fruits & vegetables– This is always on the top of everyone’s list, especially after enjoying the holiday treats. During the month of January make it a goal to fill half of your plate at every meal with fruits or vegetables.

February- Make someone happy: February is the month of love so what a perfect time to focus on spreading love, happiness and cheer. Plus there is an added bonus that when you cheer someone else up it is guaranteed to cheer you up as well 🙂

March- Unplug and unwind: Put the online connections away and focus on connecting with yourself and the people around you.

April- Move: The spring months are here so enjoy the weather, budding blooms and fresh air by getting out and moving. Enjoy a spring walk, challenge yourself on a jog or hop on the bike and ride off into the spring breeze.

May- Make breakfast important: Everyone knows that breakfast is the most important meal of the day so make it great! Start every day with a simple bowl of whole grain cereal, whole wheat toast, yogurt or fresh fruit.

June- Learn something new: What is something you have always wanted to do? Play the piano,  learn a second language, run a marathon or cook a four-course meal. Whatever it is do it!

July- Drink more water:  The importance of drinking water is crucial but even more so in the warm summer months. Make it a goal this month to drink more water. Your body will thank you for it.

August- Don’t snooze your alarm: That snooze button can sometimes be your greatest enemy. Don’t let the snooze win!

September-Make yourself a priority: Someone wise once said “You can’t pour from an empty cup. Take care of yourself first.” During September make yourself a priority by doing things that help you relax and slow down. Read a book, get a massage, go shopping or just enjoy some peace and quiet.

October- Sleep: A good nights rest is a recipe for success. Make sure you are getting the amount of sleep you need every night to ensure a productive day ahead.

November- Practice gratitude: November is the perfect month to focus on gratitude. As the holidays approach take the time to look around you and notice all the things you have to be grateful for. Write them down! It will be a great list to look at during rough times.

December- Spend time with loved ones: Make time to be with your family and friends. Make the people a priority who make you a priority. There is no better way to spend the closing month of the year than with the people you love.