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Lemon, orange, celery, pomegranate with holiday decor

December Produce

Lemon, orange, celery, pomegranate with holiday decor

Thanksgiving as just ended but that does not mean the end of delicious food! December has lots of family gatherings, festive parties, and lots of reasons to make yummy food. Yummy food can still be healthy especially when you include fresh produce in it! At our stores we want to provide you with lots of fresh options of fruits and vegetables! We compiled a list of our favorite winter produce along with some tips of how to choose the best one and few ideas on how to incorporate them into your everyday!

Celery stalk on a table

Celery –

When picking your celery at the store, you want to choose stalks that are firm, straight and have fresh leaves. For easy holiday finger foods stuff celery with cream cheese, add some seasoning and top with bacon bits or crushed walnuts. Looking for more of a dinner dish? Cook celery, butter, chicken broth and thyme on low in the oven. Or chop up some celery and make a flavorful soup. Chopped celery can be the perfect crunch to any type of salad, green or potato!

An orange on a table

Oranges –

Oranges are a must for the holiday season! One of the biggest tips when choosing your orange is to pick one that is heavy for its size! You also want your orange to be smooth and firm. Now that you have the perfect orange, we have lots of ideas of how to use it. A freshly peeled orange is always a good snack or breakfast item. Slice some oranges and add them to a pan with fennel and salmon for a quick fresh dinner! Orange rolls are a fresh fun recipe to make for breakfast or brunch. Or throw some oranges in a blender with milk, ice, honey and vanilla extract for a fresh Orange Julius smoothie!

Sliced lemon

Lemon –

Lemons add a fresh flavor. Similar to when choosing oranges, you want a lemon that is heavy for size, with taut thin skin that gives slightly when pressed. Surprise your family with lemon chicken for dinner one night and it will become a new favorite. Simply brown chicken on the stove and then transfer it to the oven and drizzle with lemon juice, chicken broth and salt and pepper. Adding some lemon zest and juice to your green beans is a fun variation. Use fresh squeezed lemon juice and zest in your lemon bars and lemon sugar cookies. If you’re looking for something different to try, lemon poppy seed pancakes would be a fun addition to any meal!

Pomegranate on a table

Pomegranates

Pomegranates are among one of our most favorite fruits. Conveniently, you can now purchase pre-shelled pomegranates. However, the storage of the whole fruit is longer than that of pre-shelled seeds.  If buying a whole pomegranate, you want to choose one that is between the size of an orange to grapefruit. The shape should be slightly square, and the skin should be a dark or bright red color. For a quick de-seeding process cut the fruit in half just deep enough to break the fruit in half.  Hold a half over a bowl and hit the back of the pomegranate with a heavy spoon while squeezing the fruit slightly to release the seeds. For a delicious salad throw some spinach, walnuts, red onions and feta cheese together and sprinkle with vinaigrette and pomegranate seeds. Add some color to your morning oatmeal or yogurt. Pomegranates are also a yummy addition to your rice or quinoa!

Grapefruit on a table

Grapefruit –

Grapefruit is a classic winter fruit. When picking your grapefruit from the store, you want to pick one that is heavy and not perfectly round. If you love your morning grapefruit cut in half and sprinkled with some sugar, try sprinkling it with brown sugar and broiling it for 3 to 5 minutes. A grapefruit pound cake is an easy way to bake using the fresh grapefruit flavors. Grapefruit also adds a fun flavor to grilled chicken.

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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!

Celebrate the Holidays with Augason Farms

family baking sugar cookies

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 Newsletter- December 2015

family baking sugar cookies

Lights . . . music . . . trees . . . gifts . . . family. It must be the Christmas season, perhaps the most joyful time of the year.

So, Macey’s and Augason Farms have a couple of suggestions to enhance the many happy occasions we enjoy with family and friends this time of year.

If you want to make a real splash this year, consider doing a little baking for your family and guests. Nothing is as enticing as the tantalizing aroma of bready delights baking in the oven. Everyone swoons just a little bit as they step into your home when they detect the delectable smell of baking.

But you know the considerable time and effort that usually go into making such tempting pleasures, and the results can sometimes be disappointing.

Well, we at Macey’s have just the thing for you: Augason Farms food storage products.

While you probably wouldn’t ordinarily turn to emergency food storage items for your baking needs, you should probably reconsider.

For instance, Augason Farms Honey White Bread mix makes delightful dinner rolls. Fill the house with the enchanting bouquet of baking, and they will fill their stomachs with these lovely pleasures. They’re a cinch to prepare, and the results are always rewarding.

Another great idea for holiday baking treats are the Augason Farms Blueberry Muffins. Who can resist the temptation of blueberry muffins? They never fail to please.

Our other suggestion is about gift giving.

Selecting just the right gift at Christmastime is sometimes a daunting task. So, we have a suggestion. Why not give the gift of security and peace of mind?

We’re talking about food storage, of course. But more specifically, the Augason Farms 12 Day Food Supply Pail or the 72 hour Food Supply. These pails full of emergency food supplies make ideal gifts since they are inexpensive and thoughtful. Everyone should have a grab-and-go resource, tucked away in case of a crisis situation.

Few gifts can be said to be life savers. Having one of these compact and easy-to-carry emergency pails for each member of the family can mean the difference between eating and going hungry in a crisis. That makes these very special gifts for Christmas . . . or anytime, really.

So, our suggestions for this Christmas season would be the emergency food storage products from Augason Farms—for everyday use, as well as emergencies—that are found in every Macey’s outlet. We know the value of emergency food supplies. That’s why we stock these excellent products. Nothing but the best for our customers.

Store well. Eat well. Augason Farms . . . at Macey’s.