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Featured Product-Water Cooler Cone Cup

Posted on August 22nd, 2011 | Posted in Business Tips, Featured Product

Even though fewer and fewer work places have Water Coolers I’d like to spotlight their importance. They are not only necessary for the consumption of water, but water cooler chats also play an integral part to the satisfaction of your employees. Yeah I’m going all HR on you. First off the product!

4oz Cone Cup

 

Description                                    Pack                     Item#
Cup-Cone 4oz Genpak**              25/200CT           BD1360

Now the second reason why you should have a water cooler and buy some cone cups! Water cooler talk will help to keep your company’s work culture real and hopefully add to the satisfaction of your employees. The time that employees are allowed to chit chat around the water cooler will allow them to connect with each other on a relational level. No need to be the task master demanding them to constantly be working.

Hometown’s Water Cooler


Here is the bottom line:

  • People are social animals and want to feel a sense of belonging with other people. How they feel about their employer is largely dependent on how they feel about their tribe — their boss and immediate coworkers — rather than the organization’s larger culture and objectives as dictated by upper management.
  • Small groups of employees function better if their members feel like they truly know one another. Therefore, it is in the best interest of the organization to encourage employees to develop personal rapport.
  • If an organization recognizes the importance of its smallest local groups, or tribes, it places a burden on lower-level managers to make those groups meaningful to their members and to connect the groups to the wider organization.
  • When workgroups do not have the opportunity to socialize they can feel disconnected from their own tribe and thus the larger organization.
  • An organization’s chances of achieving its big goals and initiatives depends on how these goals are perceived through the lens of the tribe, and how that tribe interprets and acts on them.

Take away:

  • Drink water in cone cups
  • Let employees chit chat around the water cooler

Source: knowledge.wpcarey.asu.edu

 

New Products

Posted on August 19th, 2011 | Posted in New Products

New Products for the week of August 15th!

8.19 New Products

Closed on Labor Day

Posted on August 19th, 2011 | Posted in Announcements

Please note that we will be closed on Monday, September 5th for Labor Day. Please make sure to have your special order items in the week prior. Also, feel free to leave your orders on the answering machine over the long weekend 717-464-4165 or fax them in 717-464-4871.

First Labor Day Parade, Union Square, NYC, 1882.

Seasonal Products-Holiday Butter Sculptures

Posted on August 18th, 2011 | Posted in Seasonal Products

It’s that time of year again to place your Thanksgiving Turkey and Christmas Tree Butter Sculpture orders! The order deadline is August 25th. They are packed 12 4-ounce sculptures to a case and cost $30.84. The Turkeys will be delivered after October 10th and the Trees will be delivered after November 7th. Place your order today orders@hometownprovisions.net!

Thanksgiving Turkey Sculpture

Christmas Tree Sculpture

Recipe Thursday-Bratwurst in Beer

Posted on August 18th, 2011 | Posted in Main Course, Recipes

This past week I had the pleasure of having a friend cook for me! I informed her that she would have to cook a Hometown Provisions’ product so that I could use it as my feature recipe. Great criteria for a dinner party right? Well she did not disappoint! She chose to cook up Bratwurst in Beer. She then proceeded to go above and beyond with her multitude of sides, which in the photo the sides are spicy eggplant with cherry tomatoes and buttered noodles.

Bratwurst are a delicious German sausage that can be served with or without a hoagie roll, however you prefer. When making bratwurst do make sure that they are fresh! The brand that we sell is Illg’s Meats. They specialize in Homemade German style meat delicacies. If you wish for a full product list, just email info@hometownprovisions.net.

Bratwurst in Beer

Yield 4-8 Servings

Ingredients

1/4 cup butter (880024)
2 medium onions, sliced into thin rings
4 garlic cloves, finely chopped (991057)
1 (12-ounce) can cheap beer
8 bratwurst links (ILG108)
Whole-grain mustard (CWMU310)

Method

Heat your stove top to medium. Place the butter in a large saucepan and melt over medium heat. Add the onions and garlic; cook until soft, three to five minutes.

Meanwhile in another saucepan bring the beer and brats to a boil. Once the beer is gone transfer the brats to the butter and onion saucepan and saute over medium low heat until they are browned, let stand until ready to serve.

Serve with onions, whole grain mustard and beer, preferably German.

 

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