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All things vegetables with Augason Farms

This month’s newsletter is dedicated to all things vegetables! With winter finally behind us and spring in full swing, it’s a good time to start thinking about incorporating more fruits and vegetables into our diets. Eating a diet rich in vegetables and fruits offers many benefits:

  • Having a diet rich in vegetables and fruit may reduce the risk for heart disease, including heart attack and stroke and protect against certain types of cancer
  • Vegetables and fruits high in fiber may reduce the risk of obesity, type 2 diabetes and heart disease
  • Vegetables and fruits rich in potassium may lower blood pressure and reduce the risk of developing kidney stones and decrease bone loss
  • Switch out vegetables that are lower in calories per cup, instead of some higher-calorie food may be helpful to lower calorie intake

In this newsletter, you’ll find some of Augason Farm’s most popular vegetable products, tips and tricks to get your kids to eat more veggies and helpful information on starting your own spring garden.

Augason Farms Vegetables

When people think about emergency food storage, most tend to think about flour, sugar, potato gems and dehydrated meat, or lots of carbohydrate and protein products. But when you are building your food storage for a stockpile or your pantry, it’s important that you have fruits and vegetables for vital nutrients, vitamins and minerals to stay healthy. However, storing fruits and vegetables can be difficult, and this is why Augason Farms offers freeze-dried and dehydrated vegetables, along with vegetable seeds, to ensure you can have healthy foods on hand at all times!

Our dehydrated and freeze dried vegetables function as a great snack, can be a cheaper option for using veggies when they’re out of season and serve as an excellent source of nutrition following a major emergency. Plus, it’s a quick alternative to canning and freezing. Our team works to ensure that every vegetable we provide offers the highest nutritional benefit, with top-of-the-line flavor and quality. Here are some popular veggies products our customers love to have on hand:

Augason Farms Dehydrated Diced Carrots – With all the same vitamins as fresh carrots, these are peeled and diced and ready to add to your favorite soups, salads or side dishes.

Augason Farms Dehydrated Cut Onions – A simple no-prep, no-tears way to add full-bodied flavor to soups, gravies and sauces. Just add water to make a rich, flavorful chicken broth.

Augason Farms Dehydrated Potato Slices– Skip the prep work and add these hassle-free sliced potatoes to casseroles, soups, or potato salads.

Kids and Vegetables

Tips and tricks to get them to eat their greens

The biggest battle around the family dinner table usually centers on getting kids to eat—especially their vegetables. While the thought of getting children to try peas, Brussels sprouts or red bell peppers can seem daunting and nearly impossible, there are a few things that you can do to help your kids cultivate a positive experience with their food.

  • Be a good role model. Research shows that many kids tend to model their eating habits after their parents.
  • Enforce the one bite rule. Encourage your children to at least try any vegetables that are on their plate. They don’t have to like it, but they do have to try it.
  • Sneak the vegetables in. Children are more willing to eat their veggies if they’re found in a cheesy casserole or blended in a smoothie (fruit will always dominate the veggie flavors).
  • Feed them what they will eat. If your kids like tomatoes and baby carrots, always have some on hand. Serve them new vegetables with more familiar ones, so that even if they don’t like the new ones, you know that they will still eat something.

Spring Garden Tips and Tricks

The cold weather behind us, and summer is knocking on our door. Now is a great time to plant your spring garden with Augason Farms’ Vegetable Garden Seeds. These 13 hardy seed varieties are specially selected for their storage capability, first-rate flavor, and high yields and proven adaptable to almost any region. As you get prepped to plant your garden this year, here are a few suggestions to help you maximize your harvest:

  • Clear your garden and remove any debris from winter
  • Revitalize the soil by adding organic material like compost
  • Trim old plants so they’ll grow anew

As a special offer in May, our customers can buy 3 Augason Farms Vegetables and get $3 off! Be sure to check out all of the delicious vegetable products that Augason Farms has to offer. We only offer high-quality products, so you never have to be concerned over nutritional benefits. It’s our top priority to our customers.

New products from Augason Farms

At Augason Farms we are grateful for all of our customers and the support you’ve shown. This month, we’re offering a special discount for a tasty breakfast: buy a bag or a pail of oatmeal, get $1 off dried cranberries!

New Super Cans

While Augason Farms is known for emergency food storage products and kits, we also create delicious and nutritious food storage that is perfect for your pantry and everyday use. To make our most popular meals more readily available to your families, we’re excited to introduce you to our new Super Cans!

Augason Farms Super Cans offer the ultimate food-storage versatility. With individual pouches contained inside a large (#10) can, you can prepare only what you need when you need it, without compromising the 25-year shelf life of unopened pouches. Enjoy meals today or store for an emergency – either way, you’re covered!

Below are the tasty meals now offered in our new Super Cans.

  • Maple Brown Sugar Oatmeal—Our Maple Brown Sugar Oatmeal gives you a delicious and sweet breakfast with all the nutrition your body needs in a hearty breakfast.
  • Creamy Stroganoff—This Cream Stroganoff contains a perennial favorite for a sumptuous entrée, featuring a unique blend of sauce and seasonings for that classic Stroganoff tang. A treat to eat, it’s a wholesome and taste-tempting meal anytime.
  • Creamy Chicken Rice—Our Creamy Chicken Rice is loaded with goodness and nutrition. You will enjoy this wholesome, thick, rich and flavorful dish of savory chicken flavor and velvety rice in a delightful white sauce.
  • Fettuccine Alfredo—The hearty entrée offers a wholesome and a genuinely satisfying meal, with delicious chicken flavor and pasta in an ideal Alfredo sauce.
  • Lasagna— A comfort food classic that’s now available in your pantry. This delicious and familiar pasta dish will have everyone thinking you spent all day in the kitchen.
  • Corn Chowder—This is a scrumptious comfort food that offers a creamy, flavorful experience you can typically only get with its made-from-scratch counterpart!
  • Hearty Vegetable Chicken—A delicious blend of vegetables, rich chicken broth and spices. This soup is satisfying by itself, or makes a perfect base to add chicken, sausage or cheese.
  • Chicken Noodle Soup—The ultimate comfort food, this soup is loaded with noodles, vegetables and spices in a chicken soup base that’s satisfying and delicious.

Springtime is a time for fresh starts and new beginnings, and Augason Farms is here to help you create emergency food and pantry storage that your family will love. Stop by your Macey’s today to pick up your family favorites.

New Augason Farm Products!

This month, Augason Farms is so excited to introduce a lot of new and delicious products. Like all of our items, all of the raw ingredients and foods that we are introducing are carefully selected, blended and packaged into unique recipes that are “Family Approved,” delicious and nutritious, and will stand the test of time.

As a way to celebrate our new product releases, Augason Farms is offering a special deal to all of our customers—buy $25 in new products, and get $5 off. Here is a list of our new items.

New #10 Cans

We are bringing you some new items that are staples in most kitchens, which means you’ll be able to always have these staples in your pantry. When 5 o’clock rolls around and you feel like you don’t have anything in your fridge, you can go to your Augason Farms arsenal and whip up an amazing and delicious dinner.

  • Peanut Butter- This timeless favorite is always good for a sandwich, but you can also throw it in smoothies, cookie dough or sprinkle it on ice cream.
  • Nacho Cheese Blend- This Mexican blend of cheese is great to have on hand anytime your family is craving nachos or to sprinkle on enchiladas.
  • Colby Jack Shredded Cheese- This sharp cheese is perfect for a hot, bubbling dish of macaroni and cheese.
  • Black Bean Burger- This is tasty meatless twist on a classic hamburger. 

#10 Fruit Cans

Augason Farms is bringing you four new freeze-dried fruits. They’ll be perfect for quick snacks, cobblers, breakfast or anything you can think to put fruit in! Freeze dried fruit is a fantastic option because it helps retain more nutrients and flavor. Here are our new fruit cans:

  • Freeze-Dried Diced Pears
  • Freeze-Dried Blackberries
  • Freeze-Dried Red Grapes
  • Freeze-Dried Mangoes

Super #10 Cans

Our new Super #10 Cans are the ideal pantry item. These cans are filled with 4-6 serving size pouches, so it’s easy to portion out just what you need. Our new maple brown sugar oatmeal is a great and easy on-the-go breakfast item. We also have delicious soups and meals for quick lunches and dinners that will also fill you up.

  • Maple Brown Sugar Oatmeal
  • Creamy Stroganoff
  • Creamy Chicken Rice
  • Fettuccine Alfredo
  • Lasagna
  • Corn Chowder
  • Chicken Noodle Soup

Organic Soups Special

In addition to our special offer on our new products, Augason Farms is also offering a special offer on our Organic Soups- buy 2 of our Organic Soups and get $1 off. Our organic dry mix soups are a tasty and easy dinner option. Simply add water and simmer for 15 minutes. With delicious flavors like Chicken Noodle, Butternut Squash, Roasted Red Pepper, Corn Chowder, Cheddar Broccoli and Tomato Basil, it’s easy to find a soup that your family will love.

Here at Augason Farms, we aim to be constantly evolving to be a better company for our customers and take special attention to ensure that every item we put on your shelf is top quality. We plan on continuing to bring the best items to you in the future.

Celebrate the Big Game with Augason Farms

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Big Game Prep is Easy with Augason Farms

In a month that usually has lull of post-holiday festivities and cold weather, thank goodness for the NFL big game! It doesn’t matter if your team is playing for the championship or not, everyone loves the final game of the season, the clever commercials and—most importantly—the food! With Augason Farms, all of the food prep will be easy and delicious, so you can spend more time enjoying your favorite part of the day.

Yummy Meals to Feed The Crowd

The only thing that may be more exciting than the big game is all of the game day food that goes with it! The entrees and soups from Augason Farms will make a delicious spread that everyone will love. Plus, when you buy two soup or entrée items from Augason Farms, you’ll save $1 on shredded cheese! We all know that cheese is a key ingredient to any big game meal. Here are a few ways you can incorporate our soup and entrée products into your party:

Have a Soup-er Bowl Bar

Our yummy dry soup mixes will make everyone think you spent hours in the kitchen cooking, when all you had to do was add water and simmer for a few minutes. Your guests won’t know what to choose! Our Chicken Noodle Soup is a lighter option of noodles, vegetables and spices. All you need to do is set out yummy bread bowls and cheese for topping.

Our popular Cheesy Broccoli Soup is also a versatile classic! It is an amazing topping as a cheese sauce—just add less water and let it stand until thickened. Once ready, drizzle it over baked potatoes, add onion, spinach and cream cheese to top on toasted bread or add on chicken wings. Everyone loves some cheesy goodness.

Super Sloppy Joes

The Southwest Chili Mix has a classic sweet and spicy flavor and is the perfect base for delicious Sloppy Joes. Add water to the chili mix and stir to combine. Throw in some cooked ground beef or turkey and then simmer it all together. Pile the delicious mixture high on a hamburger bun and enjoy. The messier, the better!

Don’t Forget the Snacks!

If you’re more of a snacks-throughout-the-game type of person, our entrees and soups are perfect for a lot of big game favorites.

Sweet and Spicy Potato Skins

If you’re looking for a twist on a classic comfort food, Augason Farm’s Potato Gems Complete Mashed Potatoes are a great starting point for loaded mashed potatoes. After you’ve cooked the mashed potatoes, fold in bacon bits, our Southwest Chili and some green onions. You have a hearty and delicious meal that will give you plenty of energy to cheer your team to victory

Loaded Nachos

Nachos are synonymous with football food! After you’ve melted all your cheese on those chips, sprinkle tomatoes, green onions, and our Bacon Flavored Bits of top for a more filling and satisfying dish. Or, add our Southwest Chili Mix to your queso and drizzle it over our favorite chips. Ooey gooey nachos have never tasted so good.

Prepping for your big game party doesn’t mean you have to play benchwarmer in the kitchen while everyone else is enjoying the game. Augason Farm products can help you save time while creating delicious dishes that will leave you with the MVP award when the game is over.

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Celebrate the Holidays with Augason Farms

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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.

$5 Off 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, Augason Farms 72 Hour Emergency Pails make fantastic gift ideas for the holidays and this month you can save $5 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 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!

Shortening Powder – Will you be making pies this holiday season? What about sugar cookies? With Augason Farms shortening powder in your pantry, you’ll always have this essential ingredient on-hand. Better yet, you don’t even have to reconstitute it for your recipes, which means measuring and cleanup is easy with no mess.

Dough Enhancer – 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 Dough Enhancer. This product improves the texture and strength of your dough so you can smother baked goods with lots of jam, jelly, or honey without it crumbling.

 

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!

Food Storage Club November 2016 Newsletter

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Simplify Holiday Cooking with Augason Farms Vegetables

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

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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

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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!

Food Storage Newsletter- August 2016

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SURVIVAL RULES OF 3

Are you familiar with the Survival Rules of 3?  The emergency preparedness and food-storage experts explain it like this:

In an extreme situation you cannot survive for more than:

  • 3 minutes without air
  • 3 hours without shelter
  • 3 days without water
  • 3 weeks without food

Our Newsletter this month focuses on the third and fourth Survival Rules—Food and Water.

 READY TIP:  Be Prepared with Plenty of Food and Water  

 Water: 

To be adequately prepared for any emergency or disaster, health agencies recommend you store 1 gallon of water per person per day. For a 72-hour emergency kit, you need 3 gallons of water per person.  For each gallon of water, plan on drinking 2 quarts and using 2 quarts for personal hygiene each day. It might be difficult to store a year’s supply of water, but it is such a necessity, it would be a good idea to try and store 14 gallons of water per person, to last about 2 weeks.

When storing water in clear plastic containers, it is important to store them in areas with low light and heat and keep the containers off the floor. Pallets, bricks or shelving should be used to store your water supply. Commercially packaged water comes with a best-by date and should be rotated or replaced about every 4 years. If you must use older stored water, the taste can be improved by pouring the water back and forth between two containers.

 Food: 

Adults typically need 2200 to 2800 calories per day in an emergency situation; children typically need less–about 1400 calories per day. When planning your emergency food storage, consider how much each person in your family typically eats in a day and match the caloric value of long-term food storage products. Most people start their emergency food storage by preparing a 72-hour kit for each family member. Over time, it is good to increase your amount of long-term food and supplies. Long-term food storage buckets and bulk food storage should typically include enough supplies for three months. Purchasing pre-packaged emergency food kits are helpful, because they take up less space and take out a lot of the guesswork.

 A Note About “Shelter”:  Don’t forget that Maceys and Augason Farms can definitely assist on the “Shelter” front with our National Geographic product line. From emergency tarps and blankets, to fire starters, to flashlight radios, we’ve got you covered.

BIG SAVINGS:  Free Water with Purchase 

Maceys and Augason Farms has come together to offer a FREE CASE of Western Family Water with the purchase of any 3 AUGASON FARMS Entrées and Soups. Mix and match these favorites any way you like!

  • Beef Stroganoff
  • Pasta Alfredo
  • Chili Mac
  • Creamy Potato Soup
  • Cheesy Broccoli Soup
  • Hearty Vegetable Chicken
  • Hearty Vegetable Beef

Tailor your Flavor with Augason Farms

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Maceys and Augason Farms introduce the new Tailor Your Flavor & Tote It For Free program. Visit your local Maceys to choose 10 of your favorite Pantry Pack meals and drinks and receive the durable, 4-gallon storage tote for free!

Emergency Food Storage AND Everyday Meals

It is easier to preempt unforeseen circumstances than being caught in them. Don’t we all agree to that? But emergencies can arise from a variety circumstances, whether stormy weather prevents a trip to the grocery store or a natural disaster requires an evacuation from your outdoor adventure sites. What matters most is how well prepared you are in such times.

You might come to believe that this is not a matter of worry since you have all the gear and grains that can ride you through a few rough days. It takes more than just to have your everyday food to help you stay ahead.

As much as you think you might be prepared for the best and worst, have you thought about the time when things don’t go as planned? Do you have the knowledge and resources for surviving during emergency situations like floods, extended power outages, earthquakes and hurricanes? The first concern that comes to your mind is how to stay fed and nourished when help might be miles away?

The Tailor your Flavor program is designed to take worry out of the equation. These meals are designed for dual use: daily, as a quick and easy meal when needed, or for long term food storage in case of a sudden emergency. With their extended shelf life, they are a tasty and nutritional solution whether enjoyed today or a few years from now.

The following 11 Augason Farms meals and drinks are easy to prepare (just add water!) and easily stored in a pantry or under the bed: 

  • Granola with Blueberries and Milk

It is an all-time favorite for a breakfast cereal. The unique blueberry flavor, added to the chewy crunchiness and yummy sweetness of granola, make it a delight and a nutritional dynamo.

  • Oatmeal with Strawberries

This gives you the taste you want and the nutrition your body needs in a hearty breakfast. The rich maple flavoring and the tartness of sweet strawberries complement the robust taste of oatmeal in this palate pleasing favorite.

  • Creamy Chicken and Rice

Loaded with goodness and nutrition, you will enjoy this wholesome, thick, rich and flavorful dish of savory chicken flavor and velvety rice in a delightful white sauce.

  • Cheesy Broccoli and Rice

Our all-time favorite dish with a thick, creamy and rich taste everyone enjoys. Wonderfully nourishing, with wholesome broccoli and tender rice morsels, it has a delightful cheddar flavor that will please any palate.

  • Creamy Stroganoff

Here is a perennial favorite for a sumptuous entrée, featuring a unique blend of sauce and seasonings for that classic Stroganoff tang. A treat to eat, it’s a wholesome and taste-tempting meal anytime.

  • Black Beans and Rice

This classic pantry dish features a delightful blend of herbs, spices and onion in a robust, beef-flavored base, for a naturally healthy and enchanting meal.

  • Pasta Alfredo

A wholesome and a genuinely satisfying meal, with delicious chicken flavor and pasta in an ideal Alfredo sauce, makes this superb entrée perfect for an elegant meal.

  • Non Fat Milk

Made from whole cow’s milk, this is as close as it gets to the real thing. It is an economical alternative to whole milk, high in calcium and fortified with vitamins A and D.

  • Enchilada Soup

Chili Cheesy Enchilada Soup is a savory, south-of-the-border taste that is both nutritious and filling. It’s the perfect combination of spicy and sweet.

  • Tomato Basil Soup

An excellent source of iron, Tomato Basil with Pasta Soup combines the savory flavor of tomato sauce and pasta with the perfect blend of herbs and spices.

  • Chicken Noodle Soup

It’s a filling, rich and satisfying blend of noodles, vegetables and spices in a chicken soup base that’s delicious and healthful, like mom used to make.

Pantry Pouches are delicious and nutritious, and are packaged for long-term storage which can outlast emergencies. Keeping a stock of these on hand will not only ensure that you stay well fed under testing situations, but they’ll also provide a great meal when you are away enjoying outdoor adventures. There’s no need to worry about being under-nourished when you can whip up a yummy healthy meal in minutes. And, who says emergencies only knock on the door in the form of an earthquake? It could be an unplanned get together with friends or last-minute guests at your doorstep when a quick-meal is needed. In any case, make sure you are prepared for the best and worst of unforeseen circumstances and keep your home well-stocked with Augason Farms Pantry Packs

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Say “Hello” to Summer with Live Prepared Products

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Summer is upon us. It’s time to enjoy all those fun, out-of-doors activities. So, Macey’s wants to help you make the most of your leisure, outdoor time.

Of course, you’re going to need food and gear for those outside adventures. We at Macey’s suggest you take along the great products from Live Prepared. They’re created by the same people who manufacture those great Augason Farms food storage products you use and love. You’ll find them in the same aisle in all our great Macey’s stores.

Last month we looked at ways to make outdoor adventures more fun and less hassle. Well, there’s still more to tell about Live Prepared and how this product line, offered by Macey’s, can make it so.

For example, Live Prepared, in partnership with National Geographic (yes, the magazine people famous for exploring exciting and unusual venues and activities, worldwide) offer a useful line of tools for outdoor camping and meal preparation. These include things like a mini kit with a stove, pot, knife and matches for cooking those great Live Prepared quick and tasty meals, as well as a 6-in-1 utensil kit to eat them with.

Along with their great meal kits, Live Prepared offers a variety of handy tools and supplies—gear designed specifically for out-of-doors use: emergency ponchos, blankets, sleeping bags, tents, tri-fold shovels, matches, Hexamine fuel tablets for cooking and magnesium fire starters for quickly building a fire. They also offer unique and handy 8-in-1 whistle flashlights that every camper should have at hand.

To carry all that gear, Live Prepared also offers a practical and handy backpack. So, what are you waiting for?

As you make plans to enjoy the out-of-doors, remember that we’ve got you covered. The emergency supplies from Live Prepared, featured at Macey’s, double as food and gear for camping, hiking and other outdoor activities.

Dual use—having one set of supplies for both outdoor activities and emergency storage—makes great budgeting sense, too. There’s no need to have separate supplies, one for emergency food storage and another for camping, hiking or any outdoor activity. Live Prepared has specifically designed products that are ideal for both. Because Macey’s recognizes this distinct advantage, we offer these fine dual-use products.

Plus, using meals and gear from your food storage for out-of-doors activities is a practical way to keep your emergency supplies in tip-top shape. Using a little here and there, that you can then replace with new stock, will let you refresh your emergency stores periodically, keeping it up to date.

Another advantage to dual use is the skill you gain with preparation. Nothing teaches like experience. So using these vital food and gear items out on the trail or out in the wild will come in handy if you ever find yourself in a crisis situation where you’re forced to use them just to survive.

As we pointed out last month, there is no better way to make those outdoor fun times even better than with those great food storage products and gear from Live Prepared. They were also designed to go along with summer activities by making meal time a snap, as well as a treat.

Naturally, you can find them at Macey’s, where our customers’ needs are our foremost consideration.

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South of the Border Scrambled Eggs

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South of the Border Scrambled Eggs

1 tablespoon olive oil

1 tablespoon + 1 teaspoon Augason Farms™ Dehydrated Chopped Onions- rehydrated and drained

¼ pound lean Mexican chorizo sausage (removed from sausage casing)

3 tablespoons raisins- soaked in hot water for 15 minutes and drained

1 cup Augason Farms™ Dried Scrambled Egg Mix- rehydrated in 1 ½ cups warm water- mix well

Salt to taste

On medium high heat, heat olive oil in skillet. Add chopped onions and cook until softened. Set onion aside in a bowl. Break up sausage in pan. Add drained raisins. Stir until sausage is cooked through. Add onions and rehydrated eggs. Stir together until eggs are cooked, yet moist, salt to taste. Serve. Garnish with cilantro and serve with corn chips or corn bread if desired.