Chia Seed? Tell me what it is – again!
You may wonder what chia seeds are and why they are so great. Chia seeds, native to Central and South America, look like poppy seeds. This superfood has great nutritional benefits with loads of protein, omega-3s, and promote healthy digestive tracks. They also contain calcium, iron and magnesium. Sprinkle them on top of of any meal, add to a smoothie, muffin or dessert. Need an egg replacement? Mix 1 T. of chia seeds with 3 T. of water. Allow it to sit 5 minutes and then use. We recently lowered our price on chia seed by more than 50% (think permanent half-off sale)!! The recipe below is one of my recent breakfast favorites and now that it costs less, I’ll have it even more. Mix it up quick, let it sit while getting ready and then devour or actually slowly digest.
Can you believe Graduation is right around the corner?
I’m sure the seniors know. They are busy planning for their parties. Let us help you with the work. We assemble meat and cheese trays. You pick the meat and cheese and tell us when you’d like it. We’ll do the hard part. Order your tray by Saturday May 16th and we’ll give you $5 off. For pricing or to order, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 815.692.3383. Cost varies based on meat and cheese but is usually around $1.25 per person.
Also, reintroducing our awesome Amish Macaroni Salad in the deli for the summer. Perfect for Mother’s day, perfect for Graduation. Would you like a large quantity? Great! Just call ahead to order.
Give Mom a Gift Basket
We’ve created some fun themed baskets: Do the Twist, Bake It Up, Mom . Purchase a gift basket for Mom and get a $5 gift certificate for yourself (or for mom). Would you rather choose your own items? We can do that too. We also have special savings for mom this week. Save $1 off any large frozen meal or breakfast casserole. Save 50¢ off any medium or small meal.
OUR awesome MEAT & CHEESE SPECIALS – save over $1.20 per pound!
Swiss Cut – originally – $6.99 – now $5.39
Green Onion – originally – $5.89 – now $4.19
Off the Bone Ham – originally – $5.99 – now $4.79
Tavern Smoked Turkey – originally – $6.09 – now $4.79
Also special savings on frozen meals, Mother’s Day baskets, meat/cheese trays and 50% off chia seeds!
Chocolate Chia Breakfast Pudding– all ingredients at The Country Cupboard
I like this warmed with a little bit of maple syrup. It says it serves 2, but I usually eat all of it!
1/2 cup unsweetened coconut milk or any milk
1/4 cup chia seeds
2 tbsp extra-virgin coconut oil, melted
3 tbsp unsweetened cacao powder or cocoa powder
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
1/8 tsp sea salt
sweetener to taste, if desired
1/4 cup fresh blueberries, for garnish
Combine the coconut milk, chia seeds and oil in a bowl and mix thoroughly. Let stand for 30 minutes on the counter. Add the cacao, vanilla, cayenne pepper and salt and mix well. If the pudding
is too thick, add a bit more coconut milk to thin it out. Add sweetener to taste. Garnish with the fresh berries