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The Norbest Story

Utah proud Norbest, LLC has been raising turkeys in the pristine high mountain valleys of Moroni, Utah for over 85 years. Part of a larger turkey co-op, Norbest brings together ranching families who work hard to produce quality turkey products. Norbest turkeys are raised humanely, fed a balanced diet and receive close, daily contact with the ranchers. Learn more about Norbest here

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Classic Chicken Noodle

You will never get bored of this soup classic. Full of fresh vegetables, tender chicken and warm broth.

  • 2 TBSP oil
  • 1 1/2 large carrots, sliced
  • 2 stalks of celery, sliced
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 1-2 tsp. minced garlic, depending on taste preference
  • 8 cups chicken broth
  • 1/2 tsp. dried thyme
  • 1/2 tsp. dried oregano
  • 12 oz. pasta
  • 2 cups shredded chicken
  • 3-4 tsp. dried parsley
  • salt and pepper to taste
  1. Add oil to large pot and heat over medium heat.
  2. Add carrots, celery and onion and heat for about 7 minutes until vegetables soften.
  3. Add garlic and cook for another minute.
  4. Add chicken broth, thyme, oregano and salt and pepper. Bring to boil and cook for 5 minutes until vegetables are tender.
  5. Add pasta and boil for 10-15 minutes until noodles are cooked through.
  6. Add chicken and parsley and boil for a few minutes.
  7. Add more salt and pepper if needed.
  8. Serve

Simple Tomato Soup

Nothing warms the soul like soup, especially when it is simple and healthy fresh tomato soup. Ready in minutes for any fall or winter day.

  • 1 yellow onion, chopped
  • 2-3 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 6-7 cups fresh tomatoes, chopped
  • 6-7 basil leaves
  • salt and pepper to taste
  1. Place onion and garlic in pan over medium heat and cook for a few minutes until onions are slightly translucent.
  2. Add chopped tomatoes and cook for a few more minutes until tomatoes are soft.
  3. Remove pan from heat and add salt, pepper and basil.
  4. Place all ingredients in a blender or food processor and pulse until smooth.
  5. Serve

 

Simplify Holiday Cooking with Augason Farms

Whether you and your family like to eat them on their own or add to a favorite recipe, there’s no denying that vegetables are an essential part of any holiday cooking. Even the pickiest eaters can’t resist those traditional hearty dishes that are a staple at Thanksgiving dinner.

This month, Macey’s and Augason Farms are teaming up to offer you a great deal on freeze-dried and dehydrated vegetables that will be sure to simplify your holiday cooking. Because while everyone loves the food served at Thanksgiving dinner, no one likes to be stuck in the kitchen all day chopping, dicing and slicing when they really want to be spending time with family who traveled to be together just for the holiday. This Thanksgiving, Augason Farms can help you save time in the kitchen so you can really enjoy the holiday.

In-Store Savings for Your Thanksgiving Dinner

All Thanksgiving dinners have their indispensible seasoned stuffing mix, and Augason Farms is making it even better for you this year. During the month of November, when you purchase any two Augason Farms vegetable items, you’ll receive $2 off Stuffing Mix. Speaking of which, no stuffing mix is complete without Augason Farm’s dehydrated onions and celery, which saves you from the worry of cutting and chopping (or getting teary-eyed while doing it) and gives that stuffing a traditional flavor you all love!

Simplified Holiday Recipe Ideas

Stuffing isn’t the only dish you’ll need to go along with the turkey this year. Here are a few other ideas for simplifying your holiday cooking on Thanksgiving with Augason Farms veggies:

Melt-In-Your-Mouth Mashed Potatoes

You’ve washed, peeled, chopped, and boiled your potatoes only to realize you were so distracted checking on the turkey you boiled them too long! If this is a familiar story, cut out the time and the hassle of made-from-scratch mashed potatoes this year and instead let Augason Farms do the work for you, but still enjoy the same great taste. Augason Farms Potato Gems are complete mashed potatoes that just require water and heat! There’s practically no labor and no stress involved. If you want to add an extra twist to these, try add-ins like:

  • Cream cheese
  • Sour cream
  • Butter
  • Garlic
  • Fresh herbs like chives and parsley

With the delicious taste of these potato gems, you’ll have everyone fooled that you didn’t slave away in the kitchen all day just to make them!

Crockpot Cream Corn

Finding space in the oven is a struggle each year for all of those warm, hearty sides you want to serve along with your turkey. Free up some space with this delicious crockpot recipe for cream corn! Use Augason Farms Freeze Dried Sweet Corn in this recipe to get that just-picked flavor in this dish that many consider to be a true comfort food.

In a crockpot, just combine:

  • 20-30 oz. Augason Farms Freeze Dried Sweet Corn (rehydrated)
  • 8 oz. Augason Farms Cheese Blend Powder
  • ½ cup Augason Farms Butter Powder
  • ½ cup Morning Moo’s Low Fat Milk Alternative
  • 1 tsp. Augason Farms Iodized Salt
  • ½ tsp. pepper

Cook on high for 2-3 hours or until all ingredients are melted and combine easily when stirred. It’s really that simple!

Easy Spinach Artichoke Dip

Every Thanksgiving gathering needs some delicious appetizers to keep everyone’s hunger at bay while the turkey is finishing up. This recipe only requires a few ingredients and a couple minutes to put together. Plus, with Augason Farms Dehydrated Spinach Flakes, making this yummy appetizer is even easier!

In a pan over medium heat, combine the following until melted:

  • 8 oz. Augason Farms Cheese Blend Powder
  • ½ cup sour cream or Greek yogurt
  • 1 cup parmesan cheese, shredded
  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded

Then stir in:

  • 1 cup Augason Farms Dehydrated Spinach Flakes (rehydrated)
  • 14 oz. artichoke hearts (chopped)

Cook for 1-2 minutes over medium heat, stir in 4 minced garlic cloves, then season with salt and cayenne pepper.

Here’s to a delicious, easy (and stress-free) Thanksgiving!

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Purchase must be made by 11/18/2017 and must be submitted online or postmarked by 11/25/2017.

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Macey’s Holladay Daily Giveaways

Celebrate the Macey’s Holladay grand opening all week long! We want to thank you, our loyal shoppers, with daily giveaways starting Wednesday, November 1st. The first 200 customers  each day at Macey’s Holladay will receive a select free item.

  • November 1: 2-liter Bottle Coca-Cola
  • November 2: Doritos 10-11 oz.
  • November 3: White or Wheat 24 oz. Farm Bread
  • November 4: Western Family Gallon 1%, 2% or Skim Milk
  • November 5: Macey’s 2 lb. pkg. Tortilla Chips
  • November 6: Cosset Large Bath Bomb
  • November 7: Nabisco 10-13 oz. Chips Ahoy

Semi-Homemade Holiday Baking

The holiday season is in full swing. The family and friend gatherings have begun and the to-do lists are getting bigger every day. This time of year has a way of putting a smile on your face but also piling on the stress. One of those stressful to-do’s will find you in the kitchen: holiday baking.

Some of the best memories during the holidays are made mixing a bowl of cookie dough, frosting a sugar cookie or rolling cinnamon rolls perfect for any holiday morning. This year you can still make those great memories but without the stress. Celebrate your holidays with semi-homemade baking. Bake the season full of love with tasty semi-homemade treats.

These are just a few of our favorites and we think your stomach and to-do list will agree!

  • Orange Pull Aparts – These buttery sweet rolls topped with a fresh citrus glaze are perfect for any holiday morning.
  • Mini Pumpkin Pies – No holiday is complete without pumpkin pie! The kids will love making their own individual pie. Fun for kids and simple for you.
  • Cake Mix Cookie Bars – Simplify your holiday sugar cookies with cookie bars made from a yellow cake mix. Have fun decorating them with your favorite candy and colored frosting.
  • Chocolate Brownie & Mousse Trifle from Fab Fatale – Chocolate is a must have at any holiday gathering! Don’t let the word trifle scare you…it is as simple as it is delicious.
  • Chocolate Dipped Shortbread from Crazy for Crust – Shortbread cookies are a holiday classic. Try sprucing them up by dipping in chocolate and sprinkles. In a few minutes you’ll have a store bought favorite transformed into a holiday delectable dessert.
  • WE Make, YOU Decorate Cookies & Cupcakes – Stop in today and grab some of our bakery fresh sugar cookies and cupcakes, assorted color frosting and sprinkles. One stop and you are ready for a holiday cookie frosting party!

Witch Hat Ice Cream

Everyone know that ice cream is the spookiest when it’s topped with a witch hat–especially when it’s a tasty witch hat topping Red Button Vintage Creamery ice cream.

  1. Place a small amount of frosting on the edge of ice cream cone and press on top of cookie to secure in place.
  2. Add a line of frosting where the cone and cookie meet and spread sprinkles to create band for hat.
  3. Scoop ice cream into single serve containers.
  4. Top ice cream with cone and cookie witch hat.
  5. ENJOY!

 

Ice Cream Graveyard

An ice cream treat that is spooky and sweet.

  1. Use frosting, homemade in piping bag or frosting writer from store, to create tombstone headers on Milano cookies.
  2. Scoop ice cream into single serve containers.
  3. Place a tombstone in each.
  4. Put 6-8 Oreo cookies in a Ziploc bag and smash. Pour some on each surrounding tombstone.
  5. Place candy pumpkin on each.
  6. ENJOY!

Introducing Home Table

Dinner just got a whole lot easier with Home Table! Home Table meal kits get dinner for two on the table in 15 minutes or less.  Only the freshest and finest ingredients are used to ensure a delicious meal that is sure to satisfy your taste buds, wallet and busy schedule.

Each Home Table meal kit includes easy to follow instructions that will have you quickly plating tasty meals like:

  • Beef & Broccoli Stir Fry
  • Chicken Pad Thai
  • Chicken Pesto Speghettini
  • Fettucine Alfredo
  • Pork Yakisoba Stir Fry
  • Chicken Fajitas

Learn more about Home Table meal kits here.

*All recipes listed above may not be available at all store locations.