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Fall will be here before you know it.  The leaves are already starting to change colors, the weather is cooling down, and our appetites are changing from light and refreshing foods to warm and comforting foods.  One of my favorite recipes for fall (or winter, but I’m not ready for those cold temps yet) is Chicken Wild Rice Soup.  The recipe can be found here. This flavorful soup is hearty and delicious, and loaded with fresh vegetables, chicken, and wild rice.  It’s an incredibly satisfying meal on a cool fall day.  Here’s how you make it: Start by making the wild rice according to package instructions.  The rice can then be set aside until you are ready to use. Next, chop your veggies – onions, celery, leeks, mushrooms, carrots, parsley, and thyme.  This will help speed up the cooking process if all ingredients are ready to go.  I like to put each veggie in a bowl, so I … Continue reading

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The cool and crisp fall weather has arrived much too soon but it’s perfect weather to begin cooking hearty soups and stews with fragrant herbs for your family meals or prepping some chili for a crowd to watch football. This is a classic Minnesota soup made with wild rice made especially easy if you use Rotisserie chicken from our deli, moist and full of flavor our Rotisserie chickens are useful as an ingredient in many recipes (think chicken quesadillas) as well as a main course. We call our recipe Minnesota Wild Rice Soup it has lovely rich flavor and one of my favorite fall recipes. Another of our favorite soups is Hearty Italian Soup made with our very own fresh Italian Sausage – available either Hot or Mild, easy to make for a quick meal during the week, we like to serve with a fresh baked baguette. Taco Soup is all the … Continue reading

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Not a cloud in the sky and the temperature is cool and crisp fall weather has arrived albeit much too soon but it is perfect weather to begin cooking soups and stews with fragrant herbs and preparing food for a crowd to watch football. This is a classic Minnesota soup made with wild rice made especially easy if you use Rotisserie chicken from our delis, moist and full of flavor our Rotisserie chickens are useful as an ingredient in many recipes (think chicken quesadillas) as well as a main course. We call our recipe Minnesota Wild Rice Soup it has lovely rich flavor and one of my favorite fall recipes. If you’re planning on watching football on Sunday you’re going to need some bites along with that beer. Grab our boneless buffalo wings in the deli and whip up this easy blue cheese dressing to accompany the wings. This dressing is best … Continue reading

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Looking at our weather forecast this week, it seems like we need to serve up some comfort food. In our house that is usually soup or a hotdish! Our Hearty Italian Soup doesn’t take much time but it is rich in flavor, majority of the flavor comes from our fresh Italian sausage; made only at Festival Foods, we prefer the “hot” version of sausage for use in the soup, whatever you do don’t forget the mozzarella for the topping.  Serve the Hearty Italian soup by itself or with a small green salad and a baguette; either way it is an easy dinner to put on the table. If you are looking for a new family favorite Taco Soup may just be the one. Serving the Taco Soup with fresh cut Avocado and some fresh sliced Cilantro along with some crunchy chips makes this extra special. Here is a tasty meatless … Continue reading

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Something I have noticed since I began making up a weekly menu plan at home is that we are not having any food go to waste!  Since we know what we’re going to cook the next night, we are immediately freezing leftovers and not letting them sit in the frig until they must be tossed because we have no plan for them, instead freezing and using leftovers for lunches or as part of our meal plan. Our menu for this week is here, I hope you enjoy. One of our menu items this week is frozen pizza, not just any frozen pizza though. We now carry Heggies Pizza in our frozen foods department. For years we have enjoyed this delicious pizza in small bars around town, now you can stock up your freezer for busy nights with family activities and no time to cook. Speaking of family activities; how about … Continue reading

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While we are having a mild winter, it is still plenty chilly outside to make us hungry for something warm and tasty. If you are looking for something warm yet “lighter” try our fresh stir fry packages that we call Samurai Stir Fry.  Use the veggies on their own or pair them with chicken, beef, or pork for a delicious & quick one-pot meal. This week in our menu we share one of our favorite recipes for Fajita Steak Salad, here is a link to our video on YouTube for the recipe as well, we hope you enjoy the videos. We welcome you to post photos of the recipes you prepare on our Facebook page, be sure to “like” us to find out about new products and promotions.  We are always on the watch for new products and work diligently to have them on our shelves as soon as possible. If … Continue reading

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As our weather turns a bit chilly we begin thinking of warming comfort food. When I think of comfort food and cold weather, the first thing that always comes to my mind is soup. A recipe that we have shared at Festival Foods for many years is our Hearty Italian Soup recipe featuring our fresh homemade Italian sausage.  Our Italian sausage has become a tradition in many recipes of our customers, truly a customer favorite.  We start with fresh pork and mix with the perfect blend of seasonings, whether it is hot or mild they are both seasoned perfectly.  Our sausage delivers a special flavor in every bite of your dish. Chef Melanie shows you how easy it is to make our soup recipe in this video.  Serve the soup with a warm baguette or better yet a warm Ciabatta bread from our Bakery. Another great recipe with our Italian … Continue reading

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