Holidays, Happenings, and Ham

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Happy Almost Thanksgiving!
 
We always say it – it’s hard to believe it’s already Thanksgiving! But it is! I’ve talked to several people who are going into the holiday season with a desire to eat differently. That’s tough because they are so many good, comfort foods coming.

 

But actually with a little thought, it’s not as hard as it looks. Instead of plain old white flour, substitute something called Soft White Wheat flour. It’s a whole-wheat flour. But I promise you, no one will tell the difference in your cookies, muffins, pies and pancakes. It’s not dense and heavy like you think wheat flour would be. Another option is our Organic Sprouted Whole Wheat Flour. Same deal – no one can tell the difference here either. Plus, it’s supposed to digest like a vegetable instead of a starch – so it’s better for you.

 

Switching gears…or food groups. Recently a couple from Virginia stopped in. Doing what most people do when they stop in, they were visiting family in the area. Their visit reminded me again of the thought – why is Virginia Ham called Virginia Ham?

 

To answer the question required some research. Guess what I found out? Virginia Ham is called Virginia Ham because….it originated in Virginia. Wow! Original! I also found out the dark color on the outside is from salt and some dry seasonings rubbed on before smoking.

Fabulous Favorites for Black Friday + 2 New Tasty Deals

Gummi Bears, 12 Flavor – 50¢ off/container 

(normally $2.00 – Friday only $1)
Cappuccino, Creamy Caramel or French Vanilla (reg. only) – $1 off/bag
(normally $3 – Friday only $2)
Pizza Cheese – normally – $4.29 – Friday only – $2.99
 
Brown Sugar Ham – normally – $5.49 – Friday only – $3.99
While Supplies Last

Delicious Deli Deals

This sale runs for two weeks – until November 22nd.
Oven Roasted Chicken – normally $6.99 – now $5.99    
Colby – normally $5.39 – now $4.39
Hot Pepper Cheese – normally $5.69 – now $4.69

Christmas Open House – Saturday Dec. 2nd

Enjoy live music and tastes of the Christmas season.
Here’s what’s happening:
*Enter to Win A Christmas Gift Basket
*Order your Meat & Cheese Tray (you name the pick up date) and wave the assembly fee
*Purchase Christmas Cookies
*Buy or Order Christmas Gift Baskets
*See all Christmas Candy and items (like these cherry and lime flavored JuJu Bells)
Sale:
*Deli Items
*Honey Butter
*Sesame Sticks
*Yogurt Covered Pretzels (all flavors)
*Snack Mixes
More details to come next week!

Amazin’ Grazin’ Tables

Have you heard of Grazing Tables? They are perfect for this time of year, especially Thanksgiving. Customize to fit your tastes and guests.
 
Choose several from each category:
Cheeses: Farmer’s, Green Onion, Swiss, Bacon
Dried Fruits: Pineapple, Apples, Strawberries, Dates
Nuts/Seeds: Cashews, Almonds, Pecans, Brazil Nuts, Pumpkin Seeds
Jams/Jellies: Traffic Jam (berries and peaches), Strawberry, Peach, Honey
Crackers/Bread: Grain First , Wheat Thins, Vegetable Thins, Nut-Thins
1 cup or more of dark chocolate 
*All ingredients available at The Country Cupboard
1. Mix It Up.
Choose a variety of cheeses, then add plenty of accompaniments. Seasonal and dried fruits, nuts, jarred condiments and preserves all work well.
2. Location, Location, Location.
Position your grazing table in a central place with enough space for guests to mingle.
3. Display + Serve.
Wooden boards are a great way to keep the look casual and rustic. But marble boards, porcelain bowls, cake stands, and even enamel baking trays all look great on a crisp white tablecloth.
4. Add Another Dimension.
Introduce foliage + florals of varying heights to bring dimension, life and color to your table. Just avoid any flowers that are too fragrant so they don’t compete with the food.
5.Let Loose!
Scatter nuts, crackers and sprigs of herbs. Dip a spoon into the preserves, leave a knife in the cheese.

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