Say Cheese & Christmas & Thanksgiving

It’s Beginning to Feel A Lot Like Christmas (Outside)

*And it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas on the inside of the store! We finished decorating last night and the warm fuzzies that have to do with Christmas have appeared. The gift baskets have also appeared. Come check out our Gluten Free and Super Soup Baskets, along with six other gift baskets which range from $18-$38.
*Don’t forget to join us at our Open House on Saturday November 29th. We’ll have great savings throughout the store including the deli, great samples and delicious cookies. The other shoppes in town also have great savings for Black Friday and Small Business Saturday (Nov 28 & 29). More details on that to follow.
While it’s starting to feel like Christmas, Thanksgiving is first. We don’t want to forget it or to be thankful. Thanksgiving ideas for you at The Country Cupboard: Turkey Roll-Up Frozen Meals, Deli Turkey, Gravy Mix, Instant Mashed Potato Flakes, Cheddar Biscuit Mix, Unbaked Apple Pie, Fruit Fillings for Pies (strawberry, red raspberry, apricot, lemon, and cherry). We even have Graham Cracker Crumbs (for pie crusts).

Tips & Tricks

We’ve had a number of people mention their Garlic Powder & Onion Powder turns into one hard clump after a while. In fact, I’ve had that happen to me many times. After chiseling away on for a while, I just throw it away and buy more. Does this happen to you? We’ll here’s why:  garlic powder, onion powder, chicken bouillon/base and other items clump together because they are retaining moisture. Here’s some solutions: don’t open the lid near moisture, put black beans in the powder to absorb the moisture or just throw it away and buy new. You can “recover” clumped powder by covering the opened container with a wet paper towel and put it into the microwave for a few seconds. This should remove the moisture. Spread warm powder out to cool and it’s ready to use.

Say Cheese, Say Save

Specials for this week include buy one, get one free on 4 oz. no-refrigeration-needed cheeses (smoked cheddar, green onion and cheddar). To continue our baking specials for the month white unbleached flour (Sir Galahad) will be 42¢ a pound this week. It is normally 66¢ a pound. With these savings, get a 5 pound bag of flour for only $2.10.

Scoops of News

Joining the Christmas line-up:  chocolate-covered snowflake pretzels and gold ball sprinkles. We have two new cheeses to share with you:  garlic & dill cheese curds and no-refrigeration-needed cheddar cheese.

Easy Coconut Macaroons – Dairy Free – Gluten Free Option

Perfect for Christmas cookies & for a Thanksgiving treat
All ingredients available at
The Country Cupboard
2 2/3 c. flaked coconut, firmly packed
2/3 c. sugar
1/4 c. bleached flour
4 egg whites, unbeaten
1 c. sliced almonds
1 t. vanilla
1 t. almond

Preheat oven to 325. Combine coconut, sugar and flour. Stir in egg whites, almonds, vanilla and almond extract. Form balls from rounded tablespoonfuls and place 2 inches apart on lightly greased cookie sheets. Bake 20-25 minutes until golden. Remove from pans while hot and allow to cool. Melt chocolate and dip if desired. These are easy to make gluten free by replace regular flour with Meister flour. Add additional coconut instead of almonds if desired. Yields 30.

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