January 2009  

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Happy New Year!
2009 is here . . .

We trust you had a healthy and thankful holiday season, and your new year has started off well. We hope that it continues to be an exciting and successful year.

Cheese Tasting Event
Winners Announced

At our cheese tasting in November at the Moo Roo, we had a drawing for some tickets to see the "Plaid Tidings" in Cedar Falls, plus 3 cheese certificates. Those winners were:
Erin McCullly - 2 tickets for "Plaid Tidings"
Elaine Amundson - $10.00 Cheese Certificate
Karol Erdman - $10.00 Cheese Certificate
Craig Billerbeck - $10.00 Cheese Certificate
Thanks to everyone for stopping by to sample our variety of cheeses.

Low-Fat Cheeses
A healthy choice

To those looking for low-fat cheeses, we carry the following that may just fit the bill:
Farmers' Cheese
Mild/Aged Wheel Swiss Cheese
String Cheese
Smoked String Cheese
Mozzarella Shredded Cheese
Give them a try!

Product Labels
What they mean for consumers

Red Label Cheeses and Products
The items in our dairy cases printed on a red label is our way of letting our customers know that these products come from milk produced without the use of added growth hormones (rBST). The cheeses we offer come from Edelweiss, Deppler, Chalet, Cedar Grove, Babcock, and Swiss Heritage.

White Label Cheeses and Products
The white label simply means the product comes from larger, commercial creameries, where the milk comes from thousands of cows, which may or may not be from treated cows.

If you have questions, please ask.

Super Bowl Sunday
February 1st

Super Bowl Sunday is scheduled for Sunday, February 1. Remember to pick up your cheeses and meats for your snacking enjoyment. We' also have ice cream, cakes and pies. Try some of the Lillie Mae chocolates, made locally in Marshalltown.

Milk and Cold Weather
Watch for freezing

Milk that is being transported in your trunks or pick-up boxes stands a chance of freezing. Milk that has been frozen will have a different taste, although is is safe to drink.
Refrigerators in cold garages will also freeze milk.

Cow of the Month

January's Cow of the Month is Laos. She is 5 years old and has had two females and one bull in her lifetime. She is due to have another calf July 30. Laos is a nice looking animal, possessing important cow traits: good feet and legs and a nice udder. That udder has produced 77,484 pounds of milk in her lifetime and 3,050 pounds of butterfat. Laos is a quiet individual and she minds her own business. One thing that's special about Laos is that she has the Black/Red carrier recessive gene. This means that 50% of her offspring will be born Red and White, but as they grow older they will become Black and White. It's very interesting to watch them change color!

Special Discounts in January and February
Papa Murphy's Pizza & Moo Roo

Moo Roo will be teaming up with Papa Murphy's Pizza for the month of January and February. Our receipts will enable customers to receive 20% off any purchase. Papa Murphy's Pizza receipts will entitle customers to receive 20% off any purchase at the Moo Roo. There will be no other discounts when this promotion is used.

Crunchy Carmel Corn

6-7 quarts of popped popcorn
1 cup of butter
2 cups brown sugar
1/2 cup white corn syrup
1 tsp cream of tarter
1 tsp baking soda
Boil the butter, brown sugar, corn syrup, and cream of tarter for 5 minutes. Remove from the heat and add the baking soda.
Put the popcorn in a large baking pan or 2 small pans. Pour mixture over popcorn and stir to coat. Put in oven that is preheated to 200 degrees for 1 hour. Stir every 15 minutes. Dump out of pan onto waxed paper and break apart as quickly as possible.
Cool and store in airtight continer.

Ice cream, birthdays, and shirts

Soft Serve
They are still serving soft serve at the outlet, so stop in to give it a taste. Flavors vary depending on the day. Possibilities are chocolate, vanilla, strawberry, strawberry/banana, and black raspberry. You can even try a twist. Moo Roo serves hard ice cream year around.

Birthday Parties
We are working on setting up birthday parties at the Moo Roo. If you are interested or have some ideas, please let Jeanne and someone at the Moo Roo know and we'll beginning the planning process.

We  have hooded Moo Roo and Hansen's Dairy sweatshirts as well as T-Shirts and regular sweatshirts.  These make great gifts anytime of year.  Kids sizes and adult sizes are available at both Moo Roo in Waterloo and the Outlet in Cedar Falls.

Our goal in creating this newsletter is to keep customers informed of new products, specials, helpful hints, interesting facts, and recipes using our products. If you have any comments, suggestion, ideas, recipes, or general input, email us at info@hansendairy.com

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