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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!

All Things Fruit with Augason Farms

This month, Augason Farms is excited to dedicate this newsletter to all things fruit! Our fruit products are preserved at their prime with high-tech processes to retain flavor and important vitamins and nutrients. Fruit is a vital part of a healthy diet and is an important component to any emergency food supply.

This month only, buy 2 Augason Farms fruit products and save $1 on Ziploc bags.

How Can I Use Dried Fruit?

Here’s the great thing about Augason Farm’s freeze-dried fruit—it can be used for almost anything you’d use fresh fruit for. Our fruit can be blended into delicious smoothies, thrown into trail mixes, added to muffin or bread batters or simply snacked on directly out of the can. Additionally, you can just go to your pantry and pull out fruit that may be out of season, instead of worrying about paying outrageous prices for the fresh version.

Here are just a few of our most popular fruit products and ways to incorporate them into your diet:

Dehydrated Apple Slices

Our dehydrated apple slices are delicious right out of the can or add water to use in your favorite recipes. Ready to use—no washing, peeling or slicing needed. Apples are also known to have anti-inflammatory, anti-allergenic and anti-carcinogenic properties. Throw into your morning granola or oatmeal for some sweetness, or chop up and sprinkle over your favorite cinnamon rolls for the ultimate apple pie cinnamon rolls.

Freeze Dried Whole Blueberries

Often considered a “super food” because they’re high in antioxidants, blueberries are a delicious and nutritious snack right out of the can. The freshly picked blueberry taste means that they mix beautifully in pancakes, granola, muffins and cheesecake, when reconstituted.

Freeze Dried Sliced Strawberries

Naturally sweet, these freeze-dried strawberries can be reconstituted and used in any recipe that calls for fresh strawberries—they’re that good! Perfect straight from the can as a delicious way to get your daily Vitamin C and antioxidants, or sprinkle over a bowl of ice cream for a fruity crunch.

Freeze Dried Whole Raspberries

Whole, freeze-dried raspberries are deliciously tart and rich in antioxidants and Vitamin C. They are tasty on their own as a snack, or rehydrate with some water and sugar or honey for a topping on breakfast cereal, desserts and fruit dishes.

Banana Chips

A family favorite, these banana chips are a sweet and delicious snack that add nutritious energy to trail mixes, baked goods or peanut butter sandwiches.

Back to School Snacks are Easy with Augason Farms

August means it’s time to start gearing up for school schedules and extracurricular activities. It also means that moms everywhere are bracing themselves for the daily complaints that there’s nothing to eat after school. But it doesn’t have to be difficult with Augason Farms! Here are a few tips and tricks for incorporating more fruit into your kids’ diets, as well as some simple and balanced recipes that will give your kids a healthy balance of carbs and protein for a filling snack that they’ll love.

  • On the weekends, help your kids create their own trail mix full of the ingredients that they love, using a variety of nuts and Augason Farm’s freeze-dried fruits. Let them divide up their trail mix into Ziploc bags and keep them in the pantry for a quick, grab-and-go snack.
  • Leave freeze-dried fruit in a container on the counter for them to sprinkle over their cereal or oatmeal, as a sweet and healthier substitute to sugar.

After School Toast

Toast is making a comeback in a big way as a quick and simple meal. It’s versatile and the perfect canvas for any flavors! It’s easy to customize this recipe for even the pickiest palate.

  • 1 piece of honey whole wheat bread
  • 1 Tbsp. cream cheese
  • Augason Farms Freeze Dried Sliced Strawberries
  • Honey, for drizzling
  • Slivered almonds

Toast bread to desired crispness. Spread with cream cheese and layer on freeze dried sliced strawberries. Drizzle the top with desired amount of honey and sprinkle with slivered almonds. Cut toast into two triangles and watch it disappear!

Variations: For a sweeter, classic favorite, top toast with peanut butter, Augason Farms Banana Chips (crushed) and a sprinkling of mini chocolate chips. Substitute your bread for a wheat English muffin and top with peanut butter, dehydrated apple slices and sprinkle the top with cinnamon sugar. Place under an over broil until cinnamon sugar caramelizes and the English muffin gets a little toasted. So tasty!

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!