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Inside the Store: Beat the heat and have fun in the sun!


We are now officially a week into the summer time. Hope everyone is enjoying their summer and vacation time with family and friends. We have great ways to beat the summer heat and enjoy your time with family and friends.

Watermelons are everyone’s favorite summer treat.  We carry different varieties of watermelons. We have watermelons that are locally home grown. We also have them by the slice, quartered and made into watermelon bowls. Watermelons are a good source of vitamin C. 

We have one of our favorite watermelon treats to share with you:

Watermelon salad

Ingredients:
1/2 cup chopped red onion
3 Tbs fresh lime juice (2 limes)
4 cups cubed seeded watermelon
1/4 cup pitted kalamata olives
1/4 cup finely chopped fresh parsley
1/4 cup finely chopped fresh mint
1/2 cup (2 ozs) Feta cheese (crumbled)

Directions:
Mix and serve chilled to make a cool relaxing treat.

Great ways to have fun in the sun:

We have summer pool toys, beach towels, sunscreen lotions. We have ice chest to keep your favorite drinks cold. Don’t forget the ice.

We encourage all customers to stop by the office in the stores to get great deals and season passes to local amusement parks. Season passes or one day passes are available. These also make great gifts…  

July 4th weekend is almost here. July 4th is celebration time for America. This day America was reborn, so it’s time to wish America ‘Happy Birthday’. America celebrates by having cookouts with family and friends. We have a recipe that we hope you can use to put the finishing touch on your July 4th cookout.

Red, White and Blue Fruit Salad

Ingredients:
1 pint of fresh blueberries
1 lb of fresh red seedless grapes
1 (8 oz) container of fat free sour cream

Directions:
Wash fruit, pat dry, mix together and fold in sour cream. Add Equal to taste (usually 3-4 packets) Chill, serve and enjoy!

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Dine In: Time With Our Family


Dining in on Fridays does not necessarily require a tremendous amount of time in the kitchen or time away from your family. What most of us want these days is some help in pulling together meals.

We all value our time with our family and especially at mealtime. Most of us will agree that dining-in is healthier than eating out and the best way to connect with family on a regular basis.

We have many meal solutions throughout our stores with ready-to-eat, ready-to-heat and ready-to-cook options. These items are not only easy but affordable so stop by your local Brookshire’s store, grab some dinner and enjoy a Friday night at home with the most important people in the world…your family.

 



Family Matters: Introducing New Foods


Is your baby starting to reach for your food and other adult foods? This may be a sign that your baby is ready to be introduced to new foods. At your next check-up talk to your baby’s doctor about introducing new foods.



Family Matters: Meat Loaf


These days spending quality time with your family seems almost impossible.  Sunday for our family is the day we set aside by first worshiping together at church and then going home and enjoying a sit down lunch as a family. 

We visit, laugh and catch up on the happenings of the prior week.  A home with four kids gets pretty hectic at times, but just sitting down together for a meal brings things back to what is most important – our family. One of our favorite meals is homemade meat loaf, garlic mashed potatoes and green beans. 

Below are two easy recipes you can enjoy with your family. 

Meat Loaf

Ingredients:
5 lbs Ground Meat
1 1/2 pkgs/sleeve of Food Club Saltine Crackers
3 Eggs
1 (16 oz) Jar of Food Club Medium Salsa
Add little bit of Worcestershire Sauce
Sprinkle in Morton’s Natural Seasonings

Directions:
Mix these ingredients all together and put in a 9 X 12 pan and bake at 350 for approximately 45 – 55 minutes.

While the meatloaf is cooking take two cans of Kentucky Wonder Green Beans, add 2 Tbs of Virgin Olive Oil, 2 tsp of margarine and a touch of Morton’s Natural Seasonings. Cook on the stove top on medium heat while the meat loaf is cooking.  When you sit down to eat, you will think you are eating fresh green beans out of the garden. 

Hope you set aside some extra time this week for your family and enjoy a meal together.  Count your blessings daily and give thanks for the time you share with your family.

 



Berries to the Max Fruit Sauce


Prep Time: 10 minutes

Serves 6

Ingredients:

 

 

3 cups mixed berries (blueberries, raspberries and/or strawberries), thawed if frozen

2 Tbs Food Club Orange Juice

1 tsp lemon juice

3 Tbs sugar

1 nectarine, pitted and sliced

6 slices Tasty Bakery Angel Food Cake

Directions:

In a large bowl, combine the berries, orange juice, lemon juice and sugar. Mix lightly. Place 1 cup of the fruit mixture in a blender or food processor and puree. Add nectarine slices to the un-pureed fruit mixture.

To assemble the dessert, place a slice of angel food cake on 6 plates. Spoon a portion of fruit on a corner of the cake slice, allowing some of the fruit to spill down the side. Drizzle the fruit sauce over and around the fruit salad. Top with whipped cream, if desired.

 

Nutritional Information: Calories per Serving: 134, Fat: 1 g (0 g Saturated Fat), Cholesterol: 0 mg, Sodium: 211 mg, Carbohydrates: 31 g, Fiber: 2 g, Protein: 3 g

 

© 2010, Brookshire Grocery Co. Nutrient counts are rounded to the nearest whole number. All dietary and lifestyle changes should be supervised by a physician.

 

 

 

 

 



Goldenbrook Farms Watermelon Sherbet


Watermelon Party Cups

 

Prep Time: 25 minutes, plus freezing

Serves 8

Directions:
Spoon a 1/2 inch thick layer of softened 1 pint (2 cups) Goldenbrook Farms Lime Sherbet in the bottom of 8 small clear plastic cups.

Freeze, uncovered, until firm. Spread a 1/2 inch thick layer of softened 1 pint (2 cups) Goldenbrook Farms Pineapple Sherbet, over the lime layers; freeze until firm.

Pack 1 1/2 pints (3 cups) Goldenbrook Farms Watermelon Sherbet, slightly softened in the center of the sherbet-filled cups. Smooth the tops to resemble a cut watermelon.

Cover and freeze until firm, about 8 hours.

Nutritional Information: Calories Per Serving: 192,Fat: 2 g (1 g  Saturated Fat), Cholesterol: 9 mg, Sodium: 26 mg,Carbohydrates: 43 g, Fiber: 0 g, Protein: 2 g 

© 2009, Brookshire Grocery Co. Nutrient counts are rounded to the nearest whole number. All dietary and lifestyle changes should be supervised by a physician.

 

 

 

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Shop the Sale: Cheerios


Most of the time I cook breakfast for my kids because I’m a fanatic about starting the day off with a good breakfast. However, there are mornings when I just cannot get it together…the back up plan…Cheerios with local honey on top. Good thing Cheerios is on sale, I foresee a busy week coming up!



Healthy Living: Portion Sizes


If you have trouble with portion sizes or can not stop yourself from eating the whole box of cookies, try a small snack size bag. Buying snack size products are ideal to have around the house. When buying a snack size product just grab that one snack size package, eat just that package, and do not go back for more.

Snack size items help you control yourself when eating food, so you do not overeat. When eating something out of a big box or a big bag, it is hard to just quit, you just continue to snack and before you know it the whole box or bag is gone. If you can not buy something that is premeasured in a package, do it yourself. Just measure out a serving size, put it in a bag, and enjoy just that serving size later.

 



Healthy Living: Safety and Fun in the sun


Summer is here!  There are several things to remember to make your day in the sun a safe and happy one.

  •         Stay in the shade during the hottest part of the day (10 am and 4 pm)
  •         ALWAYS wear sunscreen (15 SPF or higher)
  •         Wear sunglasses to protect eyes from the sun
  •         Wear a wide-brimmed hat to protect your head, face, and neck
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Healthy Living: NuVal


NuVal is finally here!  As you have seen in our stores, the nutritional scoring system that was developed by a scientific expert panel led by Dr. David Katz of Yale was officially launched in our stores on Wednesday, June 16th.  NuVal puts all of the nutritional information and ingredients of an item into a very complicated formula and produces a score between 1 and 100.  The higher the score, the more nutritional the item is for you.  The score is located on the shelf tag in front of the item.  In my last blog, I talked about blueberries.  As I said, blueberries are in season now and make a great snack…..and they are very healthy!  They are one of the few items that score 100!

One thing to remember – some categories may not seem to score very high.  For example, cheese scores between 3 and 35 with an average of 21.  You shouldn’t necessarily stop eating cheese; just choose one of the more healthy varieties.  The two highest rated categories are fruits and vegetables, with an average rating of 96.  I guess mom was right when she said I should eat all of my vegetables!

For more information about NuVal, please visit their website at www.nuval.com or ask one of your local Brookshire partners.  We would be happy to help you understand the program and answer any questions that you might have.



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