January News and Recipe

First of all, we have had to change to date of the Library Re(A)d Wine tasting due to a conflict.  So please remove January 24th from you calendars.  We are trying to reschedule for February.
We want to honor you on your birthday so shop at the Village store on your Birthday and get 10% taken off of your orderexcept fuel.  So bring something in showing it is YOUR special day and we will be delighted to give you a present of the discount.
One new item we are carrying is frozen chorizo.  It is bulk—not in a casing.  I think it would be fantastic as a quick pizza on our frozen corn meal pizzas.  So— a little tomato sauce, sautéed onions and mushrooms if wanted, browned chorizo, little cheese –sounds good to me.  Bake as directed.  Of course it could be used in a more traditional manner also. (10% off the pizza and chorizo if you buy both from the freezer section)
Today you get a second recipe (if you consider the pizza guidelines a recipe) This is another really fast dish—dump the couscous in boing water—cover while fixing other stuff… Rather like rice pilaf, but healthier and much faster/easier.
Whole Wheat Couscous with Green Onions and Parmesan
from Kalyn’s Kitchen

  • 1 1/2 cups whole wheat couscous
  •  2 cups chicken stock  (homemade or canned chicken broth)
  • 4-5 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup finely-grated Parmesan cheese
  • fresh ground black pepper to taste
Using a heavy pan with a tight-fitting lid, bring 2 cups of chicken stock to a boil. Stir in couscous, turn off heat, put the lid on the pan and let it sit for five minutes without lifting the lid.
While couscous cooks, thinly slice the green onions and measure 1/2 cup finely grated Parmesan cheese.After 5 minutes, remove lid and fluff the couscous with a fork. Let cool for 2-3 minutes.
Stir in green onions and finely-grated Parmesan. Season to taste with freshly-ground black pepper and serve hot.
The couscous is in the bulk section in the back—and on sale at 50% off…you get 10% of the other ingredients. Quick, fast, tasty and on sale.
Please look at our selection of locally made gift cards—selections from three talented Quilcene artists…something for every taste.  Most are blank so you can write your own personalized message.
Each day is getting a little longer—Enjoy
Cass
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