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Easy Easter Crock-Pot Ham

If you’re looking for an easy dinner recipe for Easter Sunday, look no further! This easy Crock-Pot ham is simple to make, plus it’s full of juicy deliciousness. Place the ingredients in your Crock-Pot, kick your feet up and enjoy the rest of your Easter Sunday. 

Ingredients:

  • 1 precooked Spiral Cut Ham
  • 3 cups Western Family Brown Sugar
  • 1 Eight ounce can Western Family Crushed Pineapple 
  • 3 Cups Maple Syrup
  • 3 Cups Pineapple Juice

Directions:

  • Place the ham in the bottom of your Crock-Pot. Pour pineapple juice. Empty can of crushed pineapple over ham. Now, take brown sugar and rub on the sides of the ham. Pour maple syrup to make a glaze.  Sprinkle more brown sugar on top. Cover and place on low for 4-5 hours. Baste with juices  occasionally. 
We hope you have a wonderful Easter with the ones you love.  Let us know your favorite Easter side dish in the comments. 

Big Game Sunday

Super Bowl Sunday will be here before you know it! Did you know that 8 million pounds of guacamole and 14,500 tons of chips are consumed on Super Bowl Sunday?

If you’re hosting a big game party this year, we’ve created a checklist of things you don’t want to forget!

1.       Food

We don’t count calories on Thanksgiving, birthdays or Super Bowl Sunday! The importance of food at any big game party is one thing both men and women can agree on this Sunday. We don’t want to tell you exactly what to make this Sunday, but you can’t go wrong with burgers, wings, ribs, chips, salsa, guacamole, drinks, shakes and desserts.

2.       Environment

Grab festive banners, cutlery and napkins to help your visitors feel the excitement of the big game. Don’t be afraid to use plastic, you’ll thank us when it’s time for cleanup. Decorations, along with a big screen TV and plenty of couch space will secure your spot as the big game destination for years to come.

Remember – Many people watch the big game for the commercials in between the game, so don’t forget to keep it quiet during commercial breaks. Last year, it was estimated that more than 10 million people tuned into the game for the advertisements! If you need to talk, take it to the kitchen.

3.       Gamesmanship

When your guests arrive, have each individual fill out a game prediction sheet. Ask them who they think will win and what the final score will be. At the conclusion of the game, award the winner of the competition with a silly prize or trophy!

Macey’s Employee Spotlight-Shirlene Yamashiro

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The February 2016 employee spotlight is on Shirlene Yamashiro, Assistant Front End Manager at Sandy Macey’s.

Shirlene has worked at the Sandy Macey’s for 15 years in numerous positions. She has worked as a cashier, Front End Supervisor, Store Trainer and is now the Assistant Front End Manager. Shirlene loves her job and it is evident to all that see her. She is always found with a big smile and a great attitude.

Shirlene loves people and loves to interact with her coworkers and Macey’s guests. She loves the team spirit at Macey’s, works hard to keep that spirit alive. Shirlene always goes above and beyond to help Macey’s guests. A few years ago Shirlene helped an elderly guest out to her car and after the groceries were loaded in the trunk they realized the lady’s keys were locked in the front seat. Shirlene was nice enough to crawl through the passthrough from the trunk to the back seat to rescue the keys.

“Shirlene is the greatest! She has the best customer service in the world and is the most positive and energetic person I know. We love Shirlene.”

– Janel Grangroth, Store Director

Shirlene’s favorite Macey’s branded item is the Kong Kone. However, a mama size is plenty for her. She also loves the fresh salsa from produce and the Macey’s potato chips with their great resealable bag. They all come at great prices so pick them up on your next trip to Macey’s.

Shirlene’s tip to shopping Macey’s: be sure to look at the ad, there are always great prices and when you are in the store ask a Team Member for help. Team Members are always there and happy to offer any assistance they can.

 

Product Recall: Cheerios Products

We are voluntarily recalling several Honey Nut Cheerios and Cheerios cereal products due to an undisclosed wheat inclusion in the products that are labeled Gluten-Free.  Products involved in this recall include:

Honey Nut Cheerios Best if used by dates: July 12, 2016-July 18,2016

Cheerios Best if used by dates: July 14,2016-July 17,  2016

Honey Nut Cheerios Best if used by dates: July 20, 2016-July 25,2016

Cheerios Best if used by dates: July 14, 2016-July 17, 2016

Please contact the Cheerio recall hotline at 1 (800) 775-8370 to obtain a refund or return the product to the retailer you purchased them from with a receipt to exchange the recalled product.

Don’t miss out on your chance to earn money in your digital wallet!

Perks Points for this quarter will expire on September 13th, 2014. Don’t forget to give the cashier your phone number each time you shop to keep your Perks points adding up. Last quarter we gave away $156,432 in wallet credits! On September 16th you will receive an email letting you know what you have earned for this quarter. All guests will receive some great coupons and if you reach at least 600 points you’ll receive an in-store wallet credit too. To see how many points you currently have log on to your Perks account here. You can also see your point balance by looking at the bottom of your receipt the next time you shop.

For those of you who might be new to Perks, here is how the points program works: You earn one point for every dollar spent at our participating stores for 13 weeks. This excludes the purchase of prescriptions, fuel, money orders, stamps and gift cards, etc. After the 13 weeks, points will cash in and reset to zero. You will receive an email letting you know what reward you have earned for the quarter. Every Macey’s Perks guest who has accumulated 600 or more points will receive a wallet credit and all guests will receive coupons. Please note that all wallet credits and coupons will have an expiration date.

  •  1500 or more points earn a $15.00 wallet credit.
  •  1200-1499 points earn a $12.50 wallet credit.
  •  800-1199 points earn a $10.00 wallet credit.
  •  600-799 points earn a $5.00 wallet credit.

Points will start to accumulate for the next quarter on September 15th. So, plus up your Perks points!

Augason Farms® Sweet Strawberry Muffins

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Did you know there are lots of great ways to cook with your food storage? Try this delicious recipe using Augason Farms buttermilk pancake mix, whole egg powder and sliced strawberries. 

What You Will Need:

  • 2 ½ cups Augason Farms Buttermilk Pancake Mix
  • 1 ¼ cups water
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ¼ cup vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon Augason Farms Whole Egg Powder
  • ½ teaspoon nutmeg
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ cup Augason Farms Sliced Strawberries crushed

 

Muffin Topping:

  • 4 Tablespoons melted butter
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon

 

What You Will Do:

In a large bowl, mix all muffin ingredients together until well blended. In a separate bowl, mix sugar and cinnamon. Fill muffin liners 2/3 full. Bake for 12-15 minutes at 350 degrees. While still warm, roll muffin tops in melted butter. Sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar mixture.

Win an Augason Farms or National Geographic Live Prepared 72 Hour Kit

20225-72-hour-1-person-pail_1500xFor every $40 you spend on Augason Farms or National Geographic Live Prepared products from September 1, 2014 to September 15, 2014, you’ll automatically be entered to win a 72 hour kit. At checkout, just make sure to give the cashier your phone number so your Perks account will be entered to win. We have great deals on Augason Farms and National Geographic products in our weekly ad so entering is easy!

If you haven’t signed up for Perks, you can do so by asking any of our friendly employees.

No purchase necessary. To read promotion Terms and Conditions, click here.