Smooooooooothies & More

Summer’s Here…Drink It Up

I saw someone pick up two bags of Iced Java Smoothie Mix lately. It reminded me how much I love that stuff. If you haven’t tried iced java yet and you like coffee, you are missing out. Don’t like coffee? We have plenty of other drink mixes – iced teas and fruity smoothie mixes – which are great for summer.

Little Scoops of News

Jelly Belly 49 Flavors 10lb Country Fresh Chocolate Peanut Butter Fudge 8/12oz Bulk Foods Inc. Mocha Whip Dip Mix 5lb  

New items this week – FUDGE:  peanut butter, chocolate peanut butter, turtle pecan, and sugar-free peanut butter, Mocha Whip Dip Mix (great with pretzels, fruit or graham crackers), Jelly Belly (49 Flavors) and Oven Roasted Chicken Breast (deli item).

Are you eying your large green tomatoes like I am? I’m hoping we have a good tomato season this year. Just in – Mrs. Wages mixes to help you making ketchup, pizza sauce, pasta sauce, salsa (hot and medium), and chili sauce. Just dump, stir, simmer and eat!

Island Rice

I haven’t had this in a while, but I think it’s fabulous. 

2 ½ c. water 1 c. uncooked long-grain rice

½ c. chopped, dried pineapple, no substitutes

2 tsp. butter

½ tsp. grated lime rind

¼ tsp. salt

¼ c. chopped fresh cilantro or 4 t. dried cilantro

1 Tbsp. chopped green onions2 ½ Tbsp. fresh lime juice

(most items available at The Country Cupboard)
Bring 2 ½ c. water to a boil in a medium saucepan, add rice and next 4 ingredients. Cover and reduce heat, simmer 20 minutes or until liquid is absorbed. Remove from heat; stir in cilantro, onions, and juice. Serves 6.

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