So Many Raisins to Save

Did you know Tuesday, March 24 is National Covered Raisin Day?

Yes, I know, who thinks up these things anyway? Maybe it’s those people looking for some “spice” in their life. I like spice in my life, but I love chocolate. If you give me the choice between dark chocolate raisins, milk chocolate raisins or yogurt covered, I’d hands down choose the dark chocolate.
But if you are my nephew, Jesse, you’d pick yogurt covered. Obviously he likes them A LOT because it was one of the two snacks he picked to take to Washington DC with him. Every morning before we headed downtown for the day, he got to pick two snacks from the “snack stash”. Every day, he chose the raisins and happily munched on them as he walked to and from the Metro stops. Clearly there’s no Metro stops near Fairbury, but you can still munch on covered raisins as you go about your day.
In honor of National Covered Raisin day, save $1 off a bag of covered raisins this whole week! Choose from dark chocolate, milk chocolate or yogurt and add a little fiber, potassium, iron, calcium, and certain B vitamins to your diet! There’s more stories about Washington DC and Jesse, but you have to stop by The Country Cupboard to hear them.


Scoops of News

It’s been a long time since this happened, but there aren’t any new items this week at The Country Cupboard. That doesn’t mean you can’t stop in for news and other tips, though. Also when you stop in, check out the items above the Employee Favorites and the Customer Favorites signs. If you haven’t tried them, it’s a great way to find yourself a new favorite snack!

Meat & Cheese Specials  
Swiss Cut (think big holes) – originally – $6.99 – now $4.99
Green Onion – originally – $5.89 – now $4.39
Virginia Ham- originally – $5.69 – now $3.99

Corned Beef – originally – $7.49 – now $5.99

Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Dough Dip

Yes, this is a little different, however, I think you will like it. The covered raisins make it a special treat.

1 can chickpeas or white beans, drained and rinsed very well
level 1/4 tsp plus 1/8 tsp salt
1/4 cup rolled oats
2/3 cup brown sugar or coconut sugar
2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp baking soda
3 tbsp oil or 1/4 cup nut butter of choice
2 tbsp applesauce
1 tbsp pure vanilla extract
1/2 cup chocolate covered or yogurt covered raisins
1/2 cup more rolled oats

Combine first 10 ingredients in a food processor and process very well, until it is completely smooth like cookie dough. Stir in the last two ingredients. Serve with apple slices, graham crackers, pretzels, fruit skewers, bananas, cookies, use to top pancakes, or whatever else you wish.

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