We Give Thanks For…

Let’s take a break from Christmas, for a moment, and spend the next two weeks thinking about Thanksgiving. What comes to mind when you think of Thanksgiving? Most of us think of food, of course, and here at The Country Cupboard that is very true. But at Thanksgiving time, we think also about giving thanks to God. We know that God wants us to give thanks, no matter what the situation is. This year we are very thankful for His blessings upon our new endeavor. We are also very thankful for all of you – our customers! It is a good thing to give thanks unto the Lord, and to sing praises unto thy name, O Most High. Psalm 92:1

Our homemade Roll-Up meals make a quick and fast Thanksgiving dinner. Just pop them in the oven for 60-70 minutes and dinner is served! Try ham, turkey or reuben – the newest taste on the block.

We know Thanksgiving dinner is not a light affair, so try this version of stuffing this year. Not only is it delicious, it’s healthy and allergy free. Try making it ahead of time and save on stress. Also, save 50 cents a pound this week on quinoa.

Quinoa Stuffing – allergy free

2 cup quinoa*, rinsed well

3 large sweet potatoes, peeled and diced

1 med. onion, diced

3 garlic cloves, minced

2 tbsp olive oil

1/2 cup chopped pecans, toasted*

1/2 cup dried cranberries*

1 tbsp cumin*

1 tsp red pepper flakes

2 tbsp apple cider vinegar

Sea salt & pepper to taste*

* available at The Country Cupboard

Bring 4 cups of water to boil, adding your quinoa in and turning down to low. Let the pot simmer for 8 – 10 minutes, turning off the heat when the water is absorbed. Leave the pot covered and let it stand for while the rest of the meal cooks.

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
Toss your diced sweet potatoes, onion and garlic in a large bowl with olive oil and a bit of salt and pepper. Grease a baking sheet with cold pressed olive oil spray and spread the potato mixture out. Roast for 15 – 20 minutes, flipping the potatoes over half way through.
Add the roasted vegetables and quinoa together in a large bowl. Toss in your cranberries and toasted pecans and fluff to combine. Now add your seasonings: apple cider vinegar, cumin, red pepper flakes, salt and pepper. Give the bowl a few gentle tosses and you’re done!
Either serve immediately or refrigerate overnight and warm up in a 200 degree oven the next day!

Serves 8 – 10 as a side.

 

Little Scoops of News

Our seasonal items are here! We have whole bean or ground coffee in pumpkin spice, snowflake or Christmas cookie. Order 5 pounds of coffee and receive a special discount. Looking for shelf stable cheese or sausage? We have green onion cheese, smoked cheddar cheese, summer sausage and mild or spicy beef sticks! Love cappuccino? We have three new kinds which brings our total to 9. Try hazelnut (which smells delicious), swiss mocha and cinnamon vanilla nut.

There’s still no lemon drops/chips. We’re waiting for some news from our vendor. However, in the meantime, we’ve received some amazing mini mint chocolate chips. We know you love the Lemony Lemon Drop Cookies and we think you’ll love these cookies too. Stop by and sample them while they last. We hope to sample them until Saturday, the 23rd, but they are delicious and we’re “hungry”, so you better hurry!

Here’s the recipe:

Chocolate Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies 

1 ¼ c. white sugar

½ c. instant chocolate pudding

2 eggs

1 c. butter

2 ¼ c. flour

1 tsp. baking soda

1 ½ c. mini mint chocolate chips

Cream sugar and butter, add eggs and mix well. Add extract, pudding, soda, and then flour. Add chips last, stirring in by hand. Bake at 350 for 10-12 minutes.  Yield: 4 dozen

 

Holiday Open House
Saturday, November 30th

Christmas candy, mints, sprinkles, coffee, fudge and chocolates.

Free hot drinks, cookies and other samples.

See our Christmas gift baskets, order yours and receive a discount

Save 40% off select ham, turkey and cheeses from our deli.

Order your meat & cheese tray and save!

Check our our fresh bakery items:  caramel rolls, cinnamon rolls, Danish Twists (similar to Butterbraid), cookies, plain, Italian Parmesan or whole grain buns, and a few other delectable baked items.

 
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