Friday, August 23, 2019

Jalapeno Popper Dip

A funny thing happened with two new hires. Hope hired Jeanette Brunner to help out in her Deli. Btw, I have to say here, Jeanette is a great cook and fantastic mom. Meanwhile. Todd hired Vinnie Stalter in Grocery. Jeanette was here several days when to her surprise SON Vinnie clocked in for his first day. Neither Mom nor son knew the other worked here. As if that's not enough, they live in the same house! We're glad to have them both. AND a pretty good story. 

Anyway, one day Jeanette brought this INCREDIBLE dip to work and shared with everyone. IT. IS. DELISH. Warning ~ this is definitely for a cheat day :)

Jalapeno Poppers Dip
½lb  bacon, chopped
5 fresh jalapeƱo, diced
5 fresh garlic cloves, finely chopped
4 cups fresh bread crumbs
1 tbs kosher salt
2 tbs ground pepper
2 tbs granulated garlic
1 tbs granulated onion
½ cup cheddar cheese, grated
2-8oz cream cheese, softened
½ cup sour cream

Preheat oven to 400°

Fry bacon, adding the jalapeno and garlic at the end and letting simmer for a few minutes. With a spoon, remove from the pan along with a little bacon grease, set aside. Combine the dry ingredients as well as cheddar cheese then add the bacon mixture, mix well. In a large bowl, stir together the sour cream and cream cheese. Add ½ to ¾ of the bread crumbs to the cream cheese and mix thoroughly, scrape into a small casserole dish or pie pan, top with remaining bread crumbs.

Bake for approx 20 min.

Serve hot with IGA's fresh deli made tortilla chips!

If you have a Hometown Happening coming up THIS is the dip for you!

Thanks for all you do Jeanette~

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

My Super Family~

I can't imagine being here without Debbie Oschner. Debbie O, as we've always called her, joined the team just one week after Rick and I took over Susanville Super back in 1993. Deb was working at the store, managing Burger King and selling Avon while raising 3 kids, son Steve, daughters Carrie and Becky, this is one amazingly hard working woman. Those kids are all grown now and Deb is a grandmother of 6 and soon to be a GREAT grandma! How time flies. Not just any grandma either, Deb will tell you her family is her world. Debbie O and husband of 45 years, Jim, are just good people I always enjoy visiting with. 

Debbie O's career at the store began in the Deli. Hired on the recommendation of, then Deli Manager Joyce Reinertson. When Joyce retired Deb moved into the Manager position. She served there for 6 years before moving to our Grocery Department where, for about 20 years, she's been one of our Head Checkers. A face everyone recognizes. 3 years ago retirement beckoned, happy for Deb we sent her off...not my favorite part of the job. She lasted a month! Now you can find Debbie O in the check stand a couple of days a week. Tickled to death to be back. Deb says she loves visiting with customers and serving her community. It shows! 

Thanks so much for all you do Debbie O!

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Your Super Friendly, Super Fresh and now, Super FAST Super Market!

What if you could order your groceries online and then just pick them up? Wouldn't that make those CrAzY days just a little easier? That's the plan.  We have been beta testing a program called Rosie. She's my new best friend. 

You know how much I love camping, right? Imagine standing in your camper, van, RV or just in the midst of all your camp gear and tapping out your list. Our dedicated order person Justin, shops pulling together the best of the best. That's right, you want a tomato? Justin makes sure you get a tomato you yourself would choose. All while you're packing all the other camp essentials. Pull up, pick up and you're off! We call it Susanville SuPeR Fast! I just tried it and it is maybe the coolest thing ever. Even though I am in the store most days this makes my life easier. While traveling for work I wrote my camping list on Wednesday to pick up on Friday. I even got a sweet note from Marie written on my half cantaloupe :) Who says you can't still get that personal service with a click and collect? With my peeps you can!  
We have no intention of turning Patti (or any of our IGA family) into a Maytag repairman. PLEASE be sure and stop by as much as possible BUT were hoping this will make your hectic days a whole lot simpler. And fresher. Full Produce, Meat, Grocery, Deli and Bakery departments all at your fingertips. 
Miss Rosie will be coming to y'all soon and I'm sure she's gonna be your best friend too! 

Your Super Fresh, Super Friendly, and now, Super Fast Super Market ❤️

Thursday, August 1, 2019

LMUD Scholarship WiNNeR

LMUD has a scholarship program. How cool, right? Public Relations Officer Theresa Phillips was so enthusiastic about one of the winning essays reflecting on things we all love about our community she shared it with me.  This young person gets it~
Congratulations Emma Newton! Thank you for sharing your Hometown Proud!

AND here is Emma's incredibly impressive autobiography, I hope you'll take a moment to read it, this young woman is extremely deserving!

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