Let’s Go on a Treasure Hunt for Something Yummy!

It's a Chocolate and Peanut Butter Recipe this Week!

Learn more about Essential Oils for Moms and Babies this Tues & Wed - 
right from your own computer. See class schedule below.

Have you been to our Blog lately? I’ve been doing some “behind-the-scenes” work on it. I continue to see an archive full of yummy recipes. My mouth keeps watering. I want to get off my chair and run to the kitchen. Not only is it full of recipes, there’s kitchen tips too. It’s a treasury for anyone who loves food.

Let’s head there right now (www.thecountrycupboard.fairbury.wordpress.com). Try searching for say, Sweet Potato recipes, (some of my favorites, by the way) and you’ll find:  Brownies, Fries, Taco Bowl, Creamy Soup and more. Or look up whatever sounds good (desserts, breakfast, snacks, one dish recipes, etc). You won’t lack for ideas.

Do you need ideas for Easter?  There’s lots of choices:  chocolate, jelly beans, gummis, sour candy. Don’t wait until the last minute! They are hopping away quickly.

 

Delicious Deli Deals

This sale runs for two weeks – until March 27th
Sweet Lebanon Bologna – normally $7.69 – now $5.69 ($2 off!)
Smoked Provolone – normally $5.69 – now $4.69 – I love this on sandwiches.
Butter Cheese2018 Favorite – normally $5.39 – now $4.39

No Bake Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Oatmeal Bars (Gluten-Free, Vegan, Dairy-Free)

Makes 16 bars    Ready in 50 minutes
I found this recipe recently and of course had to try it before serving it to guests. These were so good that sadly none of the trial run made it to the guests.
Ingredients
Peanut Butter Oat Bars
  • 2 cups natural, unsalted creamy peanut butter*
  • 3/4 cup pure maple syrup*
  • 2 1/2 cups gluten free (or regular) rolled oats*
Chocolate Topping
  • ½ cup chocolate chips (vegan, if desired)* OR make your own chocolate with 1/2 c. coconut oil, melted and 1/2 c. cocoa powder along with sweetener of your choice
  • ¼ cup + 1 tablespoon unsalted, natural creamy peanut butter
* Ingredients available at The Country Cupboard
    1. Line an 8-inch square baking pan with parchment paper or wax paper. Set aside.
    2. Make the peanut butter oat bars: Add peanut butter and maple syrup to a small pan. Whisk together until well mixed. Heat on medium low until tiny bubbles begin to form. Stir constantly.
    3. Add oats. Stir and fold until thoroughly combined. Pour this mixture into the prepared baking pan. Using a rubber spatula, smooth in an even, tightly-packed layer. Set aside.
    4. Make the chocolate layer: Use the double boiler method or the following. In a medium, microwave-safe bowl, add Chocolate Topping ingredients. Heat in 20-second increments until softened and melted. Stir until smooth.
    5. Pour this chocolate mixture over the bars. Using a clean rubber spatula, smooth into an even layer.
    6. Freeze for 30-40 minutes, or until firm. Remove from freezer and slice into 16 bars. Enjoy! Storing instructions below.

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, April 10th, 6:30-8pm
Thursday, May 3rd, 6:30-8pm 
Essential Oils for Moms and Babies – Make ‘N Take – $5
Your families might be generally healthy so why would you want to use essential oils? We have days where everything seems to go wrong, no one is getting a good night’s sleep and it’s overwhelming. We’ll share favorite oils for babies, pregnancy and birth, how to use and safety with using oils. Includes a make and take: Calm Mama, Calm Baby Blend. 
Tuesday, March 20th 6:30 pm 
 
Essential Oils for Moms and Babies – WEBINAR***
Your families might be generally healthy so why would you want to use essential oils? We have days where everything seems to go wrong, no one is getting a good night’s sleep and it’s overwhelming. We’ll share favorite oils for babies, pregnancy and birth, how to use and safety with using oils.
Tuesday, March 20th 6:30 pm

Wednesday, March 21st 10 AM, 3 pm central

 

 ***THIS IS A FREE 40 MINUTE WEBINAR CLASS. REGISTER VIA EMAIL AT LEAST ONE DAY IN ADVANCE AT BalmsAndManna@gmail.com

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