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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.

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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!

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.

Five Tips For Your Happiest Year Yet

It’s a new year and you’re ready to make some improvements. Here is our top five items to consider as you make plans for the all new you.

  1. Eat healthy: A healthy eating plan can cost far less than fast food. (For example, swap out French fries or potato chips for baked potatoes and save big.) Spend plenty of time in our produce department and watch for wholesome natural and organic items throughout the store. Deals and fresh, nutritious food can be had every week and eating healthy may save you thousands in medical bills in the long run.
  1. Explore new flavors: It’s easy to get in a rut as the year goes by. Soon, you’re eating the same meals every week which can be boring and repetitive. (Your taste buds need variety too.) Keep your menu a menagerie of mouthwatering flavors.
  1. Make a budget and stick to it: Do the math. Spend a few minutes and review your regular expenses. Then, dig in and separate your needs from your wants. (This means you must be honest with yourself and really decide what necessities you really need.) Once you have your needs identified, decide how much you can save each month. Then you can budget the fun stuff. Vacations, dining out, recreational toys, etc. may all be part of your annual plan, but should come in the right priority.
  1. Exercise regularly: On average, Americans spend about $8,000 annually on health care. Experts say more than half the costs are the result of lifestyle choices. Exercising three times a week for 20 minutes a day can decrease prescription costs by as much as 70 percent and medical costs by up to 30 percent.
  1. Be happy and thankful: Having a positive mental attitude can make all the difference. Not one of us ever has a year without challenges. However, if we take the right approach, we will realize our lives are almost always more than half full.

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!

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!

Gift Idea: DIY No-Sew Baking Treat Bags

Things you will need:

  • Baking mix
  • Fabric scrap 13×26
  • Ribbon or string
  • Decorative tags, floral, etc.

1.  Place baking mix bag above center of fabric.

2. Fold sides in towards the baking mix bag.

3. Bring bottom up and fold over top of baking mixture. Use string or ribbon to tie around the top of fabric ends. Add decorative elements for an added holiday touch.

If you use a boxed baking mix, remove the bag from box, cut out instructions on box and place in the fabric with baking mix bag.

Ace Hardware in Murray

Welcome our newest Ace Hardware location to your neighborhood in Murray, located in the same shopping center as Macey’s. Visit the store from Thursday, November 30 – Saturday, December 2, 2017 for grand opening deals, including, a free bucket to the first 200 people and 20% off anything that fits inside. Enter to win a Traeger wood pellet grill, a Craftsman tool chest or a Yeti softside cooler. Comes see us for bulk propane. For more details, view our ad here.

Ace Hardware Murray

5564 S. 900 E, Murray, UT 84121

801-747-0639