Treats and Sweets for Moms, Grads, and Brides 

“Tis the season for weddings, showers & brunches. Whether for baby, bride, birthday or mom, love is sweet. Celebrate with a Candy Buffet. These days a buffet isn’t just a lot of hot food choices, it’s tons and tons of sweet little choices. Make a fun display full of runts, mints, gummi butterflies, fruit-flavored tootsie rolls, peach rings, jelly beans, chocolate covered raisins and licorice pieces. This is just a small example of what you could use.

Stop by to see more choices and take a peek at our catalog options. Order your candy by the case (usually 10-20 pounds), and save 10%. Please allow 2-4 weeks.

 

Celebrate Rad Grads!

I’m sure the grads are getting a tad anxious to be done with school. Help them celebrate the big event with a delicious Deli Tray. With over 30 cheese and 13 meat choices, you can make it very personal. Have it assembled for large or small sandwiches or even for serving with crackers. It’s your tray made your way. Cost is around $1.50 per person, but depends on your choices. Available from Small (4-6 people) to Extra Large (25-35 people), these trays are ready to go in 2 hours. Please call ahead to order. 815.692.3383
And now for the sweet part of the celebration, Colored M&Ms in Prairie Central Hawk colors. Don’t worry if your school colors aren’t blue, we have a lot of other color choices too.

ffc2ab3a-7be3-4fdb-92ec-6566c63b0df5Delicious Deli Savings

Habanero Jalapeño  – normally $8.69 – now $7.69
Braunschweiger – normally $4.69 – now $3.69

 

All items in the deli are not only available for sample, but also in whatever amount you need from 2 slices to 5+ pounds. Always free slicing.

“For Our Fourth” Anniversary Sale

It’s time to celebrate!! Our 4th Anniversary Sale & Cook-Out is Friday June 2nd and Saturday June 3rd. There will be grilled burgers, exciting deli sales, fun for the kids, free popcorn and great store sales. Stay tuned for more details coming soon.

Strawberry Scones

30 minutes – Serves 8

For moms, grads, or brides-to-be, scones are always yummy. And the strawberries top them off for amazing!

1½ to 2 cups strawberries, stemmed and cut into small pieces
2 cups all purpose flour
3 tbsp sugar
2 tsp baking powder
¼ tsp salt
1 egg
6 tbsp butter
⅔ cup milk
1 egg for egg wash
Turbinado sugar, optional

  1. Preheat oven to 400 F degrees.
  2. Cut up the strawberries into small pieces and add 1 tbsp of the sugar to them.
  3. In a large bowl, add the flour, salt, baking powder and remaining sugar. Add the butter and using 2 knives or a pastry blender start cutting into the butter. Use your hands if necessary but the mixture needs to resemble small peas.
  4. Add the strawberries to the bowl and coat them well with the flour mixture. In a small bowl mix the egg and milk together then add to the flour bowl. Using a spatula mix everything well. Add more flour as needed if dough is too wet and sticks to hands too much. Turn dough over onto a floured surface and shape into a round 8 inch ball.
  5. Cut the dough into 8 triangles, just like you would cut pizza and place the triangles over a cookie tray lined with parchment paper or a silpat. Brush with the egg wash. You may at this point, sprinkle the scones with additional sugar if you wish.
  6. Bake for 20 to 30 minutes or until golden brown.

A Peek in the Pantry

Classes at The Country Cupboard
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*Using Essential Oils for Natural Solutions
(Basic Class)
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Thursday, May 18th 6:30 – 8 pm
LAST CLASS UNTIL SEPTEMBER!
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