1.Measure the length of your toilet paper tubes and cut a strip of scrapbook or cardstock paper to wrap around it. Use adhesive to secure.
2. Cut a piece of tissue paper that will fit inside the toilet paper tube–the circumference. Line the bottom inside edge of the tube with adhesive. Press the tissue paper on adhesive all around the inside circumference. This will the be the tail of your popper.
3. Gather the tissue paper together once adhered to tube and tie with ribbon or string. Cut off excess tissue paper. You only need a few inches of tissue paper below where the ribbon/string is tied.
4. Cut a large half circle out of scrapbook/cardstock paper and roll into a cone. Trim to desired length.
5. Fill tubes with candy and confetti. Line the top edge of toilet paper tube with adhesive and secure cone top onto the tube.
6. When you are ready to celebrate hold the toilet paper tube and pull the tied tissue paper section and POP to get your sweet surprise!
Happy July! It’s time for firecrackers and fireworks, gatherings with family and friends and delicious pancake breakfasts parties. To help you with all of your fun functions this month, Augason Farms is here to help you with all the food you’ll need to prepare.
For Your Breakfast Events
Pancake breakfasts are a popular event in Utah for both the Fourth of July and Pioneer Day. These are commonly bigger community gatherings, which means a lot of food is needed! Augason Farms has a number of delicious bakery mixes that can make your prep much easier. Here are a few of our most popular items and variations on how to prepare them.
Buttermilk Pancake Mix- Augason Farms Buttermilk Pancake Mix is made from high quality flours that are blended to perfection. All you need to do is add water to prepare them. Full of wholesome goodness and irresistible flavor, a plate of steaming hot buttermilk pancakes with your favorite fruit or syrup generously poured over the top makes a perfect breakfast.
Variations: Substitute water for sour cream to make a thick, tangy variation. Keep bowls of cut up fruit, like bananas, strawberries and blueberries, next to your griddles so anyone can easily customize their pancakes. Mix to easily and quickly make waffles, biscuits, muffins and scones. The possibilities are abundant!
Honey White Bread, Scone & Roll Mix- Augason Farms Honey White Bread, Scone and Roll Mix is a delicious, nourishing mix that can be used in a variety of ways. It is simple to make—just add water, oil and yeast. Their satisfying flavor and texture is filling and nourishing.
Variations: Scones are a favorite breakfast dish! Simply deep-fry the dough in vegetable or canola oil and top with honey butter and powdered sugar. Follow the instructions for honey white bread, and add cinnamon chips to the dough for a spicy twist to your favorite French toast.
Blueberry Muffin Mix- Augason Farms Blueberry Muffin Mix is simple to make and full of flavorful blueberry bits. A baking classic with a touch of homemade goodness, these muffins are a welcome treat with the sweet taste of just picked blueberries.
Variations: For a zesty and tasty breakfast treat, bake the muffin mix in a doughnut pan. Mix up a glaze of powdered sugar, lemon zest and juice and a splash of milk and top with the doughnuts once they’re out of the oven.
Augason Farms is offering a special promotion this month only: Buy peanut butter and eggs and get buttermilk pancakes for free!
Keep Grains in Your Diet
Wheat and gluten have been getting a bad reputation lately, but unless you have celiac disease or gluten sensitivity, you don’t want to miss out on the benefits of whole grains. Here are a few benefits to including oats, wheat products and granola in your daily diet.
Whole grains contain a lot of fiber, particularly oats. Because fiber digests slowly, fiber helps you feel fuller for longer. It can also help control blood sugar, lower cholesterol levels and reduce the risk of colon cancer.
Whole grains promote heart health and lower the risk of heart disease. Not only can whole grains like wheat, oats and brown rice lower your “bad” cholesterol, it can also help lower triglycerides—both of which are major contributors to heart disease. It can also help lower your blood pressure.
Whole grains can help you control your weight. One study revealed that women who consumed whole grains, versus refined grains, had a 49% lower risk of weight gain over a period of time.
It doesn’t have to be hard to find grains and oats to use in your meal planning. Augason Farms has a variety of delicious grain products that you can keep stocked in your pantry and food storage for your everyday and emergency needs, including:
Augason Farms Regular Rolled Oats– these make for a good hot or cold cereal that gives long lasting energy and can be added to many recipes, including protein bites, granola and smoothies.
Augason Farms Long Grain Brown Rice- Brown rice bran and germ layers contain more nutrients than white rice, making it a naturally healthy choice for your food storage supply and everyday use. And because it stays fluffy after cooking, it’s ideal for use in salads, casseroles and stir-fry dishes.
Augason Farms Hard White Wheat- When ground, hard white wheat produces light colored flour, while retaining its whole grain goodness and nutrition. It’s perfect for bread making, especially French bread and pizza crusts.
The best part is, when you buy Augason Farms’ products, you are choosing to purchase high quality products that you can feel good about. We are proud to provide our customers with solutions for long-term storage and short-term emergency preparedness.
Emergency Readiness: We all know the virtues of storing food for emergencies. And since everyone is going to have a time in his or her life when stored food will be helpful to one degree or another, it only makes sense to build that storage when the savings are the greatest.
Well, this is one of those times.
Everyday & On-the-Go Meals: The primary virtue of long term food storage items is their easy-to-prepare feature, making them the preferred items for emergencies where the ability to cook meals may be impossible. To make a delicious entrée, for example, simply add hot water and allow it to simmer.
This feature also makes these meals perfect for outdoor activities and camping trips. It includes breakfasts, entrées, vegetables, fruits, sauces, protein, milk and snacks.
BIG IN-STORE SAVINGS: Live Prepared and Augason Farms Savings
To enable our valued customers to benefit from these features, Maceys is going two ways this month on food storage by teaming up with Augason Farms and Live Prepared. On one hand, they are offering a special on Live Prepared products, and the other, a separate special on Augason Farms products.
Check out this month’s in-store specials:
Live Prepared Savings
For those who prefer their food storage in convenient pouches and an easy-to-prepare method that takes all the work and hassle out of meal preparation, we suggest our sumptuous line of Live Prepared products.
With the purchase of $50 worth of any of your preferred Live Prepared Products, we offer this free Live Prepared backpack that can be used for “bugout” emergencies or for camping and hiking. You can get one for each family member. Fill it with needful food and other supplies to see you through a temporary evacuation, away from your home or for fun in the out-of-doors. You just “grab it and go.”
In addition, Live Prepared offers useful emergency and camping tools, items for shelter, water storage and treatment implements, first aid articles and energy items for heating and cooking. All these hard goods are thoughtfully provided for you by Live Prepared.
Delicious Live Prepared Meals Now Available at Maceys: Pasta Marinara with Beef | Cheesy Broccoli & Rice | Stroganoff with Pasta & Beef | Pasta Alfredo with Chicken
Augason Farms Savings
This month, we’re highlighting fruit products, which as you know, provide essential nutrients in an emergency situation. Also when it comes to versatility, freeze-dried fruits double as a delicious everyday snack and a fabulous addition to granola for the perfect trail mix. Augason Farms offers a great deal for the fruit products from Maceys (strawberries, bananas, blueberries, apples, raspberries or pineapple). Buy any of the two fruit products, mixing and matching as you prefer, and we’ll toss in a free can of Granola!
Delicious Fruits Now Available at Maceys: Strawberries | Bananas | Blueberries | Apples | Raspberries | Pineapple
Welcome to Macey’s Employee Spotlight. The Employee Spotlight is a great opportunity to recognize the amazing employees that help make Macey’s a great place to shop and work.
This month’s Employee Spotlight is on Camilla Larson, Baker Clerk at Macey’s Logan.
Camilla exemplifies teamwork and guest service. She continuously goes above and beyond for guests and creates an environment that guests want to keep coming back to. Congratulations to Camilla Larson, the Macey’s Spotlight of the month!
Camilla grew up shopping at Macey’s. When she found her love of cake decorating, she decided to pursue a position at the Macey’s bakery. She started with Macey’s at the Provo location. Five years later, she is the Bakery Clerk at Macey’s Logan. Macey’s runs in her family, her husband currently also works at the Providence location.
Camilla exemplifies what guest service should be. She is always smiling and anytime she asks me a question it is in regards to how she can solve a guest request or else a suggestion on how to make the store or Bakery Department better. If I could clone her I would. I never have to worry about how the bakery is running while she is on shift; she is willing to do anything that we ask.
Roger Anderson, Store Director
Camilla is very passionate about her work and is very detail-oriented. Ensuring that the bakery order is right is very important to her; she does not want to let any of the guests down. She helps out all over the bakery and is currently learning doughnut frying. However, her favorite part of the job is decorating cakes. She frequently goes above and beyond during her closing shift and decorates the next day cake orders. The normal decorators leave at 12 so her initiative to get the cakes decorated is truly an asset to guests.
“Camilla is an awesome employee! She offered to make us a last minute birthday cake in fall/Halloween style and it was amazing!”
“Camilla in the bakery department is amazing! Her work is creative and beautiful! Wonderful experiences with her. “