‘Tis the Season for Presents and Pie

Guess what? I’m going to tell you it’s time to think about Christmas. Now begins a battle in your mind.
NO! Not Christmas!
YES!
NO!
YES! YES! YES!
No matter what your mind says, it is time to think about Christmas if you’re an employer (or an anybody). Start now to get the best selection and have less stress.

 

Employer’s Gift Boxes – Boxes are $8 plus the cost of the items. Choose from jams, nuts, candy, cappuccinos, cheeses, soup mixes, or snacks. You pick the items or a price limit. We’ll do all the work. Stop in for more details. Order by 10/31 for the best selection. These work great for employees, but we made boxes for anyone.

 

Just a Few More Days to Save
10% off In Stock Furniture in October
This ready-to-go pre-assembled Poly Furniture is made from recycled plastic and will last practically forever. Made in Southeastern Iowa by an Amish man and his family, it is high quality and has a 10 year warranty.
Adirondack Chairs – $229 (regular price) – sink right on down into this one or two-toned comfy chair
Rocking Chair – $269 (regular price) – rock on with this one-or-two-colored chair
4′ Glider – $499 (regular price) – do some gentle moves with a friend or partner (1 or 2 colors)
2′ Glider – $359 (regular price) – glide along in life by yourself (1 or 2 colors)
Table – $49 (regular price) – just a little support to hold your books or drinks (1 or 2 colors)

Bi-Weekly Deli Specials

This sale runs for two weeks – until October 24th.
Corned Beef – normally $9.59 – now $7.59    while supplies last
Butter Cheese – normally $5.39 – now $4.39
Mild Cheddar – normally $5.39 – now $4.39

Pumpkin Pie Cobbler  (w/ GF, DF, and Sugar Free Options)

8 Servings  |  50 minutes
Have you ever had that fudgy gooey brownie cake? This is similar – only the pumpkin pie version with caramel. If you want to make it a little heathier or have allergies, check out the comments in parenthesis.
 
Pumpkin Layer:
1/2 cup + 3 tablespoons all purpose flour (use oat flour for this)
1/2 cup whole wheat pastry flour (use almond flour here)
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
2/3 cup granulated sugar (use date paste (soaked dates + a little water blended in the blender)
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
1/2 cup pumpkin puree
1/4 cup, plus 1 tablespoon milk
1/4 cup butter, melted and cooled (or coconut oil)
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
Topping:
1/2 cup granulated sugar (1/3 c. maple syrup + 2/3 c. water)
1/2 cup brown sugar (omitted if using maple syrup)
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/3 cup chopped pecans
1 1/2 cups very hot water (Use just 1 c. if using maple syrup)
Vanilla ice cream, heavy cream, whipped cream and/or whipped coconut milk for serving
*All ingredients except Pumpkin available at The Country Cupboard
 1.Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly coat a 2-quart casserole dish with cooking spray (a deep 8×8-inch or 9×9-inch pan will work also).
2.In a medium bowl, whisk together the all purpose flour, pastry flour, baking powder, salt, granulated sugar, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and cloves. Set aside.
3.In a smaller bowl or large measuring cup, stir together the pumpkin, milk, melted butter, and vanilla to combine. Pour the wet ingredients into dry ingredients and stir gently, just until combined. The batter will be very thick. Scrape the batter into the prepared pan, smooth into an even layer, then place the onto a large, rimmed baking sheet to catch any drips.
4.Prepare the topping: In a small bowl, stir together the granulated sugar, brown sugar, and cinnamon until well combined. Stir in the pecans, then scatter the topping mixture over the pumpkin batter. Pour the hot water evenly over the top. DO NOT STIR. Carefully lift the baking sheet with the pan on top and place in the oven. Bake for 40 minutes**, just until the middle is set. Remove from the oven and let cool 5 minutes. Serve warm, topped with vanilla ice cream, a splash of heavy cream, or whipped cream, as desired.
**The allergy free version may take up to 55 minutes to bake.

A Peek in the Pantry

Classes at The Country Cupboard

Digest good information and good food. You must preregister. Stop in, email or call to sign up. Space is limited.

              
*Using Essential Oils for Natural Solutions
(Basic Class)
A fun, free class to learn what oils are, how they work and experience them for yourself. You must register in advance for this class.
Tuesday, October 17th 6:30-8pm 
 
The Art of Blending: Creating Personal Blends – $15
This hands on class will teach you the science behind blending and how to create harmony with oils.  Every participant will receive a free personalized blending session to make a custom blend for hormones, sleep, emotional support, daily needs, pain or current health concern.
Cost is for supplies. Oils not included. Please pay when you register.
Tuesday, November 7th 6:30-7:30pm
*Using Essential Oils for Natural Solutions (Basic Class)
A fun, free class to learn what oils are, how they work and experience them for yourself. You must register in advance for this class.
Tuesday, November 14th 6:30-8pm 
Offers valid from 10.18 to 10.24
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