November 2011  

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With the harvest in full swing, the leaves falling and the year winding down, our thoughts are on the Thanksgiving holiday. We thank God for the many blessings we have been given: His love, grace and forgiveness, our families, our health, our employees and the wonderful, supportive customers we serve every day. The comments, suggestions, support, and acts of kindness we have received are so appreciated.

Happy Thanksgiving from Jay & Jeanne Hansen & Family
Farm and creamery employees
Sheila Wetherell and employees at Moo Roo
Eric Cornish and employees at the Outlet

Print this coupon!
Nov 2011 coupon

Spend $15.00 and get a free gallon of Hansen's skim milk!

Having trouble printing? Click here to print from our web site.

Heritage Area Harvest Giveaway in full swing
Harvest Getaway

Silos & Smokestacks is giving away eight getaways in the Heritage Area. All prize packages include a $50 gas card from Casey's General Store, gifts from Heritage Area partner sites (including Hansen's Dairy) and many include overnight lodging. Learn about how the agriculture practices of our past play a role in our lives today as well as how agriculture is shaping our future by registering to win before Nov. 13. To sign up, click here, or contact Aaron Steinmann, Silos Marketing and Communications Manager at (319) 234-4567 for more information.

BOO at Moo Roo!
MooRoo party

Thanks to the employees at Moo Roo for a fun Halloween party on Saturday, Oct. 29. Kids and adults came in costume, decorated scarecrows and jack-o-lanterns and participated in scavenger hunts. Everyone left with smiles and a goodie bag. Congrats to Isaac Roberts, who won the candy guessing contest with a guess of 275 - the actual was 264. Thanks to Heather Burgett for taking pictures for us during the party. We'll be sure to get some on Facebook.

Retail store notes

Drink in the holidays: Hansen's egg nog is back on the shelf!

Holiday ice cream flavors are back: Try Candy Cane, Pumpkin Pie, Apple Pie, or Egg Nog flavors in a hard-dip treat or take them home in half-gallons.

Thanksgiving hams: Spiral hams from Delaware Co. Pork will be available at both stores. Just sign up by Sunday, Nov. 13, and hams will be available for pick-up on Wednesday, Nov. 17.

Cheese baskets: We will be offering cheese baskets for holiday giving upon request in any price range.

Homemade buttermilk: Recipe sheets are available at both the Outlet and Moo Roo on how to make homemade buttermilk using products available at Hansen's.

Holiday hours: Both Moo Roo and Hansen's Outlet will be closed on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 24. Stores will be open until 9 p.m. (regular hours) the day before.

Baked goods: Thanks to Kristi Sienknecht of Clutier who has been bringing in baked goods to Moo Roo when Jean Moseley and Carolyn Adolphs are unable to do so. Rhonda Roberts will be bringing in gluten-free baked goods for those interested.

Amish candy: Candy Kitchen treats are back at Moo Roo. They will begin selling it at the Outlet very soon.

Grass-fed products: The grass-fed beef and pork have been selling very well at the Outlet. We need to know if customers would like to see that product line at Moo Roo as well.

Meet at Moo Roo: Moo Roo has space available for meetings, parties, playing cards or just getting together to enjoy an ice cream treat. Groups who make a reservation are welcome to bring in a pizza or sub sandwich and top it off with an ice cream dessert. Call Moo Roo at 234-3309 for more information on space availability.

Keep looking!

We had no big CA$H COW winners in October, so the large prize goes up! At the beginning of November, 3 jugs will have $333 written under the label (look inside the jug at your label when it's empty). Remember, there are still 5 jugs EVERY WEEK marked with a $5.00 prize, so keep your eyes open! View details here on our web site.

Cow of the Month

November's Cow of the Month is Nadine. She turns 5 years old this month and has had four calves: 2 bulls and 2 heifers (Nacho and Neon).

Nadine is a very tall, mostly black cow. Even her teats are black, which makes her very recognizable in the milking parlor.

What a treat Nadine is to work with - she is low-maintenance with a great work ethic. She is milking about 123 pounds a day - that is 14 gallons! In this lactation she has the potential to hit the mark of 100,000 pounds of milk produced in her lifetime.

A twist on a Thanksgiving classic
Courtesy of Disa Cornish
Pumpkin pie

This frozen pumpkin cream pie is a creamy, light alternative (or addition!) to the classic Thanksgiving pumpkin pie. The pumpkin flavor is lighter with the addition of Hansen's vanilla ice cream.

Frozen Pumpkin Cream Pie
1 graham cracker pie crust (store-bought or make your own - recipe follows)
1 cup pure pumpkin puree
1/3 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp ground ginger
1/4 tsp ground nutmeg (or substitute 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice instead of the cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg)
2 pints (4 cups) Hansen's vanilla ice cream, softened a bit
Hansen's heavy cream, for whipping as a topping

Mix together the pumpkin, brown sugar, and spices in a large bowl until well blended. Add ice cream and stir until the pumpkin and ice cream are smoothly mixed. Spread the ice cream filling into the graham cracker pie crust and use a rubber spatula to smooth out the top. Freeze the pie at least a couple of hours, until firm. Let the pie set at room temperature for 15 to 20 minutes before slicing and serving. Top each slice with freshly whipped Hansen's cream and dust with a bit of cinnamon.

Graham Cracker/Gingersnap Crust
1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs (about 24 crackers)
1 1/2 cups gingersnap cookie crumbs (about 30 small gingersnaps)
5 to 6 Tablespoons Hansen's butter, melted

Make crumbs by pulsing crackers in a food processor. Add the melted butter and pulse until combined. (Or, put crumbs in a bowl and blend in butter with a fork or your fingers until well-mixed.) Press into the bottom and sides of a pie plate and bake at 350 degrees for 8 to 10 minutes to set. Let it cool completely before adding pumpkin ice cream mixture.

A new Hansen family member

Congratulations to Jay and Jeanne Hansen on the birth of their newest granddaughter, Finley Iris Yungtum, daughter of Lynn (Hansen) and Jason Yungtum of Omaha, Neb. She was born Oct. 1 and was welcomed home by 4-year old twins, Mia and Izabella, and 2-year old Graham. The family now includes 14 grandchildren with the girls winning 10-4. What blessings they are.

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, suggestions, ideas, recipes or general input, e-mail us at [email protected].

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