Souper Cheesy Sale

Thanks to all who joined us for our Snack Sale. We hope you thought they were delicious. Stop by this week to try out our new dips. We have both savory and sweet.

Let’s think about Soup

It’s easy to make, easy to eat and perfect for this type of weather. We have everything to help you out with soup. Make it yourself with noodles, chicken, beef or ham soup bases, beans, dried veggies and spices. Make it yourself with our dried soups mixes. You won’t wonder what to make with eleven different choices. Choose from these bean-based soups:  holiday, hearty, 13 bean or harvest soup. Don’t like MSG? These soups (chili, creamy broccoli, American cheeseburger and chipotle taco) are MSG free. Looking for comfort food? Chicken noodle, french onion, chuck potato and cheesy bacon potato soups fit right into that category. Want to make your own soup mix for yourself or a gift? Try these recipes below. All the ingredients are available at The Country Cupboard.

Cup of Veggie Soup Mix

1/3 cup vegetable flakes (choose from red & green pepper blend, dried vegetable blend or dried soup green blend)
1 tablespoon wheat germ
1 tablespoon pasta, broken up
1/4 teaspoon dried parsley
1/4 teaspoon dried basil
pinch garlic powder
pinch onion powder
salt and pepper to taste
Mix together and place in plastic bag or jar.
To Make: Place dried ingredients in a bowl. Pour 2 c. boiling vegetable, beef or chicken stock over dry ingredients. Enjoy. Makes 1 cup.

Creamy Wild Rice and Mushroom Soup Mix

4.5-ounce pkg. Country gravy mix
2 tablespoon chicken bouillon granules
4 teaspoons dried minced onion
4 teaspoons dried celery seed
2 teaspoon dried parsley flakes
2 1/2 cup uncooked wild rice blend
4 tablespoons coarsely chopped dried shiitake mushrooms
Blend gravy mix & seasonings and layer in jar or container with rice & mushrooms.
To Make: Empty contents into a large saucepan or Dutch oven. Add 14 cups water; heat to boiling. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 25 to 30 minutes or until rice is tender, stirring occasionally. Or, place in crockpot in the morning with 14 cups of water and let it simmer all day until you get home. Garnish with chopped fresh parsley, if desired.

I forgot to mention last week about our new sugar free wafers. We know you love the vanilla and caramel. Now choose from strawberry, chocolate and peanut butter. Strawberry and chocolate make me think of Valentine’s Day which is right around the corner. We have some fun heart-shaped marshmallows for Valentine’s day and we have some great sprinkles, too. Let’s mix them together for a great sweet treat. Cover the marshmallows with chocolate and dunk them in sprinkles. Use skewers or pretzels and make them into suckers. Tuck a marshmallow inside a cookie dough ball. Bake up some pink sweetness. Add the marshmallows to your coffee – a cute way to share I love yous. I think this idea is cute and delicious. Bake brownies in muffin tins for 13-15 minutes. Remove from the oven and press in a heart-shaped marshmallow. Melt either white chocolate chips or white chocolate discs and drizzle over the top. Sprinkle with heart-shaped sprinkles or colored sugar. YUM! Watch for more Valentine ideas next week.

Say Cheese!

Our supplier has some great savings on deli items and we’re really excited to pass these prices onto you. Starting 2/3, hard salami, tavern smoked turkey, muenster cheese and green onion cheese will be offered at special prices (see below). We know these are some of your favorites, so stop in and save. The Grand Finale will be on 2/15 when we have our Cheese Tasting Day. Sample over 20 cheeses, save on special items (in addition to current sale items), purchase specialty cheeses by the slice or pound and enjoy our $5 Meal Deal.

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