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Nugget Markets “Fresh to Market” December 2, 2010

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Ad

Check out this week’s ad for great deals on all your holiday baking needs!

Candied Ginger Cocktail

Candied Ginger

Mix up this festive drink for your next holiday party —it’s great with our featured recipe for Candied Ginger and Saffron Beignets. You can find big savings on the ingredients to make this cocktail in our Wine Press.

Save $6*Stirrings ginger liqueur, $10.99, save $2, (750 ml. bottle) and Tito’s Vodka, $17.99, save $4, (750 ml. bottle)
*Save $6 if you buy both.

Pennsylvania Dutch Egg Nog

Egg NogSave $1Here is an Egg Nog that is truly ready to go: It already has the liquor in it! $8.99, save $1

Sweet Treats

Sweet Treats Brochure

Browse some of the most popular dessert selections from our bakery. Who can resist tarts, “cups” and cupcakes, chocolate-dipped strawberries, macaroons, mini cannoli, crème brûlée, pumpkin bars, brownies and so much more?

*Warning! Viewing this brochure has been known to bring on a serious sweet tooth!

Upcoming Events

Festival of Trees 2010 — Gibson House Museum
Woodland CA

Nugget Markets in Woodland is delighted to once again sponsor the Festival of Trees, hosted by the Yolo County Historical Museum and the Gibson House. The museum’s mission is to preserve and protect the historical heritage and culture of Yolo County. Each year, more than 600 students tour the house and grounds, learning about life in early Yolo. The Festival runs Dec. 2, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. (festival Gala) and Dec. 4, 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. (visits with Santa and crafts). For more info, call (530) 666-1045.

American Red Cross Heroes Luncheon 2010
Davis CA

Nugget Markets is a proud sponsor of this year’s Heroes Luncheon for the American Red Cross Yolo County Chapter, Friday, December 3 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Freeborn Hall at UC Davis. The event honors local heroes who have carried out selfless acts in someone else’s time of need. For more info, visit yc-arc.org.

Wine and Beer Tastings with Nugget Markets — December 3

Here’s what our wine stewards are tasting on Friday, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the following Nugget Markets locations:

  • Florin: Wines from our Wine Press publication
  • Roseville: Wines from our Wine Press publication
  • West Sacramento: Rombauer, Morgan, and Frog’s Leap wineries
  • El Dorado Hills: Wine Steward's Picks
  • Vacaville: Decoy wines by Duckhorn Vineyards
  • Woodland: Holiday Beers

Wine Press wine tasting - Les Deux Rives, December 11

Les Deux Rives from Southern France, one of our holiday Wine Press items at a great price, will be tasted at the following Nugget Markets locations:

  • Woodland - 5pm - 7pm
  • Florin - 4pm - 6pm
  • West Sacramento - 1pm - 3pm
  • Elk Grove - 1pm - 3pm
  • El Dorado Hills - 1pm - 4pm
  • Vacaville - 2pm - 4pm

Making Spirits Bright - Woodland Holiday Parade 2010
Woodland CA

Nugget Markets is proud to support this year’s 46th Annual Holiday Parade in Woodland, Saturday, Dec. 11at 10 a.m.on Main Street. For more info, visit woodlandchamber.org.

For more information on upcoming events in your community, please visit the events section of our Web site.

Fresh to Market
December 2, 2010
Volume 4, Issue 25

We hope you enjoyed reading this issue of Fresh to Market. Fresh to Market is a free, bi-weekly email publication of Nugget Market, Inc.

Prices valid 12/1/10 – 12/7/10.

Featured Recipes

Beignets, bread pudding and gingerbread treats — these are a few of our favorite eats!

Candied Ginger & Saffron Beignets

Candied Ginger Saffron Beignets

Save $2Hmmm, fried dough drizzled with honey and dusted with powdered sugar: what could be better? We’ve taken a classic recipe and added a little twist — saffron and candied ginger. Serve these tasty morsels piping hot and pair them with Fresh to Market Honey, on sale this week!

Fresh to Market Honey, 24 oz. bottle, $3.99 save $2

Kathy’s World-Famous Bread Pudding

Kathy Bread Pudding

Who can resist the delicious aromas of cinnamon and sugar that will waft from your oven while you bake this bread pudding? It’ll make the whole house smell like the holidays!

Gingerbread Cookies with Royal Icing

Gbread Cookie

Save $1There’s nothing to get you in the holiday spirit like decorating gingerbread cookies with the kids. Our recipe is simple and delicious: You can add food coloring to the royal icing to create bright colors, and don’t forget about the wide range of sprinkles and edible decorations in our baking aisle.

Morton and Basset Spices, save $1 on select varieties.

Magic & Mystic Bars

Magic Bars

Save $1Let Nugget do the baking for you! Mystic Bars — Graham cracker crust topped with a blend of shredded coconut, walnuts, chocolate chips and sweetened condensed milk.

Magic Brownie Bar — A chocolate fudge brownie crust with our classic Mystic Bar baked on top.

$2.99 each, save $1

Bogle Petite Syrah Port

Wine Grapes And Port

Save $3Our Wine Press is here for the holidays! Pick up a copy or download one today to find huge savings, like on this delicious port. Plus, find perfect pairings — we love this Bogle with Bissinger’s Chocolate-Covered Wine Grapes.

Bogle Petite Syrah Port, $15.99, save $3, 750 ml. bottle.

Health Notes with Dr. LizDr Liz

Simply Delicious Substitutions

We love baking and receiving cookies, cakes and candies this time of year. But sugar and fat calories can add up quickly as we nibble our way through the holidays. These easy substitutions help trim down those recipes without losing out on taste – enjoy!

  • Sugar: Surprisingly, you can reduce the amount of sugar in a recipe by a fourth to a third without noticing a loss in sweetness. Save even more calories with a Splenda Sugar Blend® that measures just like regular sugar (also comes in brown sugar version).
  • Heavy cream: For recipes that call for heavy cream, use a 50-50 mix of half-and-half and fat-free evaporated milk and cut fat significantly.
  • Sour cream: Substituting plain low-fat yogurt not only cuts fat calories but adds some extra protein to your recipe (try Greek-style yogurt for extra “creaminess” and even more protein.)
  • Butter or margarine: Cutting the fat in a recipe by a third saves on calories; just substitute an equal portion (1/3 of amount called for in recipe) with an equal amount of applesauce.
  • Egg: Use 2 egg whites or ½ cup egg substitute per egg as a way to reduce cholesterol, which helps those advised by their physician to control their intake.
  • Chocolate: Rather than using melted unsweetened or sweetened solid chocolate, substitute half the amount with cocoa powder (2 Tbs = 1 oz. solid) for all the health benefits but no fat.
  • Nuts: While nuts have heart-healthy benefits, cutting back on the quantity can spare some calories. Toast nuts in a non-stick skillet or in the oven, let cool and add to recipe. The roasting enhances their nutty flavor.

Liz Applegate, Ph.D.

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