Saturday, December 22, 2012

Christmas Hours: Looks Like a White Christmas Ahead!

I hope everybody is having a jolly season so far!    The snow is so pretty!   Wishing everybody safe travel if you are visiting friends and relatives to celebrate the holidays!

Merry Christmas! 

If you still haven't decided what to have for dinner on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day, think about a nice leg of lamb roasting in the oven or lamb shanks in a casserole!  We have several whole boneless legs that weigh about 3 pounds and some half legs with bone the bone that way about 2.5 pounds.  Also we have some whole legs with bone and boneless shoulder roasts too.

Homer Village Market will expand its hours for the winter season beginning in January 2013 and will be open again on Mondays but will be closed on Sundays.   Hours will be Monday through Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.  If you are on your way and need me to stay open longer and wait for you, just call ahead and I can stay until closer to 7 p.m. if needed.


Christmas Hours:

Open Monday 12/24 10:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.

Closed Tuesday, 12/25

Open Wednesday, 12/26, Thursday 12/27 and closing early on Friday 12/28 by 2 p.m.

Closed Saturday, 12/29, Sunday 12/30, Monday, 12/31, and Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Reopening with new Winter Hours beginning Wednesday, January 2, 2013 at 10:30 a.m.

Friday, December 7, 2012

Smith's Eggnog-French-Toast Casserole Recipe

· 7 large eggs
· 2 cups of Smith’s Eggnog
· 1/3 cup sugar
· 1/4 tsp. nutmeg
· 1/4 tsp. cinnamon
· Salt
· 1-1/2 tsp. vanilla
· 1 French bread loaf, cut into 1-inch slices
· Powdered sugar
· Beat together: Eggs, Eggnog, Sugar, Salt, Nutmeg, Cinnamon, and Vanilla
· Dip slices of bread in the eggnog mixture, and place them side-by-side in a greased, ovenproof, glass dish. Pour any remaining mixture over the slices
· Cover and refrigerate overnight
· Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.
· Bake on bottom rack for 20 to 25 minutes (watch overbrowning bottom)
· Place hot dish on rack to cool slightly, and dust with powdered sugar
· Serve with maple syrup and melted butter
· Makes 6-8 servings
Note: tsp. = Teaspoon

Lamb for the Holidays

I was browsing the recipes on the website of the American Lamb Board.  There are links to other sites that also have some delicious sounding recipes for lamb.  Lamb shanks are featured in several recipes, since they make such a nice family-style dish with potatoes and carrots.  The long, slow cooking with wine and fragrant herbs and spices makes a wonderful aroma in the kitchen.

If you are interested in having lamb for your holiday meal, please stop by or call and let us know which cuts interest you.  We have whole, boneless leg roasts (rolled and tied), whole and half leg roasts with the bone, lamb shanks two per package, lamb chops two per package, and ground lamb in one-pound packages.   Lamb meatballs make a festive meal!

Here are some links to interesting lamb recipes:

Tis the Season!

Season's Greetings!   Welcome to December!   Where did November go?   

At the farm, our chickens just enjoyed eating the two pumpkins that provided nice, fall color outside the store from mid to late November prior to being wilted by several nights of frosty temperatures.   Now it's time to decorate for Christmas at the farm and the store.

If you are doing some holiday shopping and looking for stocking stuffers or other small gifts for your friends and family, stop by Homer Village Market and take a look around.   Here are a few ideas:

How about a hand-made cotton dishcloth - very pretty!  Only $2 each

Who wouldn't enjoy a fragrant and pretty bar of botanical herb soap made in a small batch?  We have lemongrass and also eucalyptus only $2 for small bar and $4 for medium size.  These make nice hostess gifts at holiday parties, and so does a pretty dish cloth.

We offer local maple syrup from Butcher Family Farms, which is located less than two miles from Homer.  Half-pints are $5, Pints cost $9, and quarts are $16.  We can also get half gallons or gallons if you order a few days in advance.

All greeting cards are on sale including boxed Christmas cards.   Gift mugs and small toys are also on sale.