January 2012  

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Happy New Year! All the Hansens and their employees want to wish you a blessed, healthy and prosperous 2012. We thank you for your continued support and hope you'll introduce your friends and neighbors to our products at Moo Roo and the Outlet.

Your comments and suggestions are much appreciated as we work to provide the Cedar Valley and beyond with quality dairy products.

Print this coupon!
January 2012 coupon

Purchase $10 worth of Fresh-Air Pork, get a gallon of skim milk FREE! A great opportunity to try a new product at our stores.

To print from our web site, click here.

Closing early for employee appreciation dinner

Moo Roo in Waterloo and the Outlet in Cedar Falls will close early on Friday, Jan. 6, at 8 p.m. so our employees can attend our appreciation dinner. Plan ahead and thank you for understanding.

In-store specials

Be on the lookout for some in-store specials. These will be unadvertised and only for a certain time. It may be milk, cheese, yogurt, pork, beef, chicken, lamb, etc. Keep your eyes open.

Super Bowl snacks
Cheese tray

Be sure to pick up your snacks at one of our stores for enjoyment during the Super Bowl, Feb. 5. Make your own cheese/sausage tray - buy 3 lbs of Cedar Grove Cheese and get $1 off a summer sausage. Offer good Feb. 1-5.


There were no big winners in December. In January, 1 jug will have $433 written under the label (look inside the jug at your label when it's empty). We just labeled it on Monday in the creamery so your best chance to find it is in the next few days!

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.

December's $5 winners were: James Marcussen, Cedar Falls; Martha Wardell, Cedar Falls; Shannon Ingamells, Hudson; Lora Sink, Cedar Falls; Keith Paulus, Waverly; Gene Scheel, Cedar Falls; Joan Mattson, Waterloo; and Dawson & Landon Sturch.

Cow of the Month

January's Cow of the Month is Dia. She was born Feb. 20, 2009 and has had two calves in her life - one bull and one heifer.

Dia is special because she is a Red and White Holstein with a "polled" gene. That means her offspring have a 50% chance of being born without horns. (All cows, males and females, are usually born with horns, which are removed within the first month of life.) The polled trait is becoming quite popular in the Holstein breed. But the hardest part is getting a good pedigreed cow that carries this gene. So maybe Dia will begin a family tree with this desirable trait.

Cooking with Hansen products
Courtesy of Disa Cornish

This month's recipe is a traditional Swedish cheesecake from the South of Sweden. Swedish cheesecake is NOT what most Americans would think of when they hear that word. It is a light and fluffy custard dessert with almonds. It is traditionally made through a pretty long process of adding rennet to milk and letting it sit for a while, but this is a more modern version that uses cottage cheese.

Ostkaka (Swedish Cheesecake) with Fruit Sauce

Ingredients (Ostkaka):
4 eggs (from Hansen's)
2 Tbsp sugar
1 (16 oz) container cottage cheese (Westby's is sold at Hansen's)
1 cup Hansen's cream
1/4 cup Hansen's milk (preferably whole)
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 tsp almond extract
1/2 cup chopped almonds

Ingredients (Fruit Sauce):
1 cup fresh or frozen raspberries, mashed a bit with a fork
1/2 cup berry preserves (your choice - red currant is also delicious)
1/4 cup apricot (or other) jam

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Use a bit of Hansen's butter to grease an 8" round casserole dish with 3- to 4-inch sides. With an electric mixer, beat the eggs and sugar together for about 2 minutes. Add the cottage cheese and beat another 2 to 3 minutes. The cottage cheese should start to become a bit smoother. Add the cream and milk; beat another minute. Add the flour and almond extract; beat another minute. Stir in the chopped almonds. Pour the mixture into the casserole dish. Bake in the middle of the oven for 45 minutes to an hour, or until the custard is set. The baking time will vary depending on how deep the dish is. The top of the Ostkaka will be nicely browned and the whole thing will be puffy. It will fall as it cools - don't worry, it's normal!

To prepare the sauce, combine all ingredients in a bowl and mix well with a fork. Serve the Ostkaka with a few spoonfuls of the fruit sauce and a good-sized dollop of freshly whipped Hansen's cream.

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