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Shop the Sale: Celebrate Cooking!

Pick up the May issue of our CELEBRATE COOKING magazine, you’ll be berry surprised with all the money saving coupons and offers in this issue. Plus in this issue, we are topping off everything with sweet delicious strawberries! So…come by, pick up a magazine and start saving!

Fajita Quesadillas

Fajita Quesadillas
Prep Time: 30 minutes, plus marinating
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Serves: 6

1/4 cup Food Club Extra Virgin Olive Oil
2 limes, juiced
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 Tbs Food Club Ground Cumin
1 tsp chili powder
1 tsp ground turmeric
1 tsp Food Club Ground Black Pepper

1 lb flank steak, trimmed
1/2 tsp Food Club Salt
6 whole-wheat tortillas
1 roasted poblano pepper, stem and seeds removed, sliced
1 red bell pepper, stem and seeds removed, sliced

Optional toppings: cilantro, 2% Colby Jack cheese, avocado, tomato, onion, corn or black beans

In a small bowl whisk together marinade ingredients. Add steak and marinade to a zip-top bag and refrigerate for at least 3 hours. (For a quick quesadilla use pre-marinated meat).

Preheat grill to medium heat. Remove steak from bag, sprinkle with salt and add to grill. Cook steaks 8 to 10 minutes, or until internal temperature reaches 160° F (or place pre-marinated meat in skillet with oil and cook 12 to 15 minutes or until desired doneness).Cut thin slices across the grain. Place 6 tortillas on the grill for 3 minutes. Add steak, peppers and other toppings to tortillas. Fold tortillas in half and grill for an additional 2 minutes (or place quesadilla in skillet for 6 minutes, flipping once).

Nutritional Information: Calories Per Serving: 387, Fat: 19 g (4 g Saturated Fat), Cholesterol: 42 mg, Sodium: 414 mg, Carbohydrates: 26 g, Fiber: 3 g, Protein: 26 g

Product Talk: Nabisco

Attention all graham cracker lovers! I have some exciting news for you! Nabisco has reformulated their chocolate graham crackers resulting in more fiber! With the increase of fiber, the chocolate graham cracker¹s NuVal score went from an 11 to a 24!

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Dine-In: Strawberry and Spinach Salad

Make this salad for your mother on Mother’s Day! 

Strawberry and Spinach Salad
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Serves: 6

6 oz baby spinach
1 cup frisée, washed, dried, torn into 2-inch pieces
1 pint strawberries, washed, dried, stems removed, sliced
2 Tbs fresh basil, chiffonade
3 Tbs balsamic vinegar
1/4 cup Food Club Extra Virgin Olive Oil

1 tsp Food Club Sugar
1/4 tsp Food Club Salt
1/2 tsp Food Club Ground Black Pepper
1 tsp poppy seeds
1/4 cup sliced almonds, toasted

2 oz goat cheese, crumbled

In a large bowl combine spinach, frisee,1/2 pint strawberries and basil.

Add remaining strawberries, vinegar and oil to blender; process until you have strawberry puree. In small bowl combine strawberry puree, sugar, salt, pepper and poppy seeds.

Pour dressing over spinach mixture and toss to coat. Garnish with toasted
almonds and goat cheese. Serve immediately.

Nutritional Information: Calories per Serving: 179, Fat: 15 g (4 g Saturated Fat), Cholesterol: 10 mg, Sodium: 153 mg, Carbohydrates: 8 g, Fiber: 2 g, Protein: 5 g

© 2011, Brookshire Grocery Co.  Nutrient counts are rounded to the nearest whole number.  All dietary and lifestyle changes should be supervised by a physician.


Family Matters: Baby Wipes

Baby wipes can be used on more than just babies! They can be used as a wet napkin on a picnic or a wipe to clean up a mess. Baby wipes are a must have on any road trip regardless the age of your children.

Family Matters: Exercise

Kids need plenty of physical activity, but if they’re couch potatoes, that can be a challenge.

Take the lead and be a good example: play WITH your kids!

  •  Ride bikes, jump rope, climb stairs, skate and swim.
  •  Take a family walk or bike ride after dinner every night.
  •  Learn new sports.
  •  Build activity into special gatherings. Hold a scavenger hunt or play volleyball at family events.

Shop the Sale: Real Big Deal

Mother’s Day – it’s always a special day in our home where we all do our best to make mother feel special.  Don’t forget Mom this Sunday.

Starting today Brookshire’s is featuring an extremely popular “Real Big Deal” offer on the front page of the ad.  You can take home 4 free items when you buy one package of John Soules fully cooked beef or chicken fajitas.  That’s FREE Food Club Sour Cream, FREE Mission Flour Tortillas, FREE Hatch Jalapenos and FREE Food Club Picante Sauce.  Take advantage of this great offer now through May 17!

Southern Comfort Cornbread

Southern Comfort Cornbread
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Serves: 8

1 1/2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
1 cup yellow cornmeal
2 tsp Food Club Baking Powder
1/4 tsp Food Club Baking Soda
3/4 tsp Food Club Salt
1/4 cup Food Club Packed Light Brown Sugar
3/4 cup frozen corn, thawed
1 cup Food Club Buttermilk
2 large eggs
1 stick unsalted butter, melted and cooled slightly

Preheat oven to 400° F. Spray 8-inch square baking dish with nonstick cooking spray. Whisk flour, cornmeal, baking powder, baking soda and salt in medium bowl until combined; set aside.

In a food processor add brown sugar, thawed corn kernels and buttermilk; pulse until combined, about 5 seconds. Add eggs and process until well combined (corn lumps will remain), about 5 seconds longer.

Using rubber spatula make well in center of dry ingredients; pour wet ingredients into well. Begin folding dry ingredients into wet ingredients, giving mixture only a few turns to barely combine. Add melted butter and continue folding until dry ingredients are just moistened. Pour batter into prepared baking dish; smooth surface with rubber spatula. Bake until deep golden brown and toothpick inserted in center comes out clean, 25 to 35 minutes.

Cool on wire rack 10 minutes; invert cornbread onto wire rack, then turn right side up and continue to cool until warm, about 10 minutes longer. Cut into pieces and serve.

Nutritional Information: Calories Per Serving: 303, Fat: 14 g (8 g Saturated Fat), Cholesterol: 84 mg, Sodium: 397 mg, Carbohydrates: 39 g, Fiber: 2 g, Protein: 7 g

Just for Mom

Did you know that Mother’s Day was first declared a national holiday nearly 100 years ago?  

Since 1914, we’ve marked the second Sunday of every May as a day to honor those special women who brought us into the world—our mothers! 

Because they do so much for us, we’ve got some great ideas for recipes and gifts to show our love and appreciation. This May 8, show your mother how much you care and make Mother’s Day a special day just for her!

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Healthy Living: Craving Sweets?

If you’re craving something sweet, eat fewer reduced-fat cookies and eat more fruit! Fruit provides fiber, vitamins and minerals that cookies may not provide.  Some high NuVal scoring fruits are apricots, blueberries, strawberries, kiwi, oranges, cranberries and starfruit. All these fruits score a 100!

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