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Product Talk: Fresh Baked Yeasty Rolls

With cool weather hopefully on the way – we’ve introduced a new product for the fall season – Fresh Baked Yeasty Rolls!  These rolls are fresh-baked in our stores and taste and smell oh, so good!  Most would agree that there is nothing quite as tempting as the fresh-baked rolls that mom used to make.  We bake these rolls fresh in our ovens and offer them in two sizes:  nine count – or in an eighteen count value pack. 

Regardless of which package size you opt for, these rolls will be a welcome treat for school lunch boxes, evening meals and certainly for the upcoming holiday season.  The nine-count roll comes in a bakeable tray, which lends itself to being warmed up in the micro-wave just before serving them. 

As these rolls become more popular we will be adding some additional varieties to make it fun.  We would appreciate hearing from you as to what varieties you would like to see us offer.  Just select AskBrooke on our website and send her an email.  She will relay that to us here in the bakery department.

Let’s enjoy some fresh-baked yeasty rolls this fall!

Dine-In: Rice with Chicken and Black Beans

Rice with Chicken and Black Beans
Serve: 8
Prep Time: 35 minutes      
Cook Time: 20 minutes

4 boneless, skinless, chicken breast
1 Tbs cumin
2 Tbs olive oil
1 (10 oz) pkg. Saffron Rice
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 cup chopped onion
1/2 cup chopped green bell pepper
1 cup cooked black beans
1 tomato, diced
1 cups 2% Cheddar cheese, shredded
1/4 cup cilantro, chopped

Rub cumin over chicken breast. In a skillet, add olive oil and chicken breast; cook until chicken in no longer pink about 8 minutes. Slice chicken into strips and then cubes. Cook rice according to package directions. Preheat oven to 350°F. In a skillet, add 1 tablespoon olive oil, garlic, onion, and bell pepper; sauté until vegetables are tender. Combine chicken, rice, sautéed vegetables, and remaining ingredients in a baking dish and bake for 10 minutes. 

Nutritional Information: Calories per Serving: 454, Fat: 12 g (5 g Saturated Fat), Cholesterol: 88 mg, Sodium: 157 mg, Carbohydrates: 46 g, Fiber: 5 g, Protein: 39 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

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Family Matters: Family Home Evening

Now that the kids are back in school, schedules can become extremely busy.  This time of year family members can be pulled apart because of various after-school activities, sporting events and homework.  In fact, many families find that unless they schedule family together time, weeks can pass by without the family spending any meaningful time together.  

Many years ago when my kids were very young, my family designated every Monday night as our “Family Home Evening” time together.  On that night we made sure no other commitments spoiled our family time and everyone planned to be at home.  That meant everyone was home by 5:30 p.m. to eat dinner together, play some games, share stories, learn something new and serve up a special sweet treat for the whole family before bedtime. 

If your family is stressed and finding you have very little “together time” these days, consider picking one special night each week for your family designated only for yourselves.  I’m sure you will enjoy the results as much as we do.

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Shop the Sale: Lunchables

When I was in grade school, I loved it when my mother would pack “really cool stuff” in my lunchbox! Now as a mom, I am more concerned about packing a healthier lunch for my daughter, than giving her all the “cool stuff” she would like.

While I’m not a fan of Lunchables, every now and then, I’ll sneak one into her lunch box to brighten her day…especially when I’m running short on time! Check out September’s issue of Celebrate Cooking Magazine for a 50¢ Off Oscar Mayer Lunchables (Fun Pack or Complete – Selected Varieties).

Brookshire’s Best

Getting the family up to share breakfast in the mornings isn’t always easy. But, put on a pot of Brookshire’s Best Coffee and slice up some Brookshire’s Best Pastries and watch your family come running. 

Who can stay in bed with tempting flavors like Banana Walnut, Cranberry Orange, Blueberry and Peach Praline? You’d have to be a tough cookie indeed to pass up a slice—especially served warm with a little real butter. So moist and fresh, each mouthwatering variety is loaded with plump berries, rich spices and other gourmet ingredients for a seriously tasty treat that’s sure to tempt the sleepiest heads from their beds. 

No matter what flavor you choose, Brookshire’s Best Breakfast Breads are the perfect complement to our Brookshire’s Best Coffee. Nurtured high in the mountains of Central and South America, our coffee trees are nourished by rich soil, proper sun and the perfect amount of rain. Then, four times a year, we hand-pick our coffee cherries and present them to our Roastmaster who unlocks the delicious, fresh flavor of every harvest so you get a perfect cup, every time. The coffee lovers in your family are sure to agree, there’s just no better way to start the day. So, it’s no wonder when you serve Brookshire’s Best Coffee and sweet breads together you get a breakfast that isn’t just good. You get a breakfast that’s seriously good. 

Brewing the Ultimate Cup

1. Start with cold water.
2. Use two tablespoons per six ounces of water and adjust to taste.

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Quinoa Wonton Cups

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 7 minutes

Serves 8 

8 squares wonton wrapper
1 Tbs butter
3/4 cup quinoa, cooked
1/2 cup orange segments, chopped
1/4 cup cilantro, chopped
1/4 cup red bell pepper, diced
1/4 cup red onion, diced
1/2 cup avocado, diced
1 Tbs seasoned rice vinegar
Salt and pepper, to taste 

Preheat oven to 350° F. Spray a mini-muffin pan with cooking spray. Spread butter onto each wonton wrapper. Place wrappers into muffin pan and bake for 7 minutes or until crisp.

In a medium bowl, mix remaining ingredients. Place quinoa mixture into wontons. 

Nutritional Information: Calories Per Serving: 188, Fat: 4 g (1 g Saturated Fat), Cholesterol: 7 mg, Sodium: 203 mg, Carbohydrates: 32 g, Fiber: 3 g, Protein: 6 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.

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Healthy Living: Blue cheese contains gluten

Blue cheese is a surprising source of gluten. Most cheese is gluten free, but if it has the blue veins, it probably contains gluten.

Product Talk: Quinoa

When going through the grain section of the grocery store, you may see a seed like grain; that is quinoa. Quinoa comes in three different colors, light yellow, red and black.

Quinoa is a quick cooking grain and only takes 15 minutes to cook. One cup of cooked quinoa has 222 calories, 4 grams of fat, 39 grams of carbohydrates, 5 grams of fiber, and 8 grams of protein. One of quinoa’s benefits is that it has a higher amount of protein and fiber compared to most grains, which makes it excellent for vegetarians.

Dine In: Spicy Tilapia

Spicy Tilapia
Prep Time: 10 minutes        Cook Time: 5 minutes
Serves: 4

4 tilapia fillets
1 tsp Tony Chachere’s seasoning
1 tsp paprika
1 tsp cayenne pepper
1 Tbs canola oil
1 (15.25 oz) can pineapple tidbits
2 jalapeno, sliced
1/2 cup tomato, chopped
1/2 cup red onion, chopped
1/4 cup cilantro, chopped
1 Tbs rice vinegar

In a small bowl, combine Tony Chachere’s, paprika, and cayenne. Coat tilapia with seasoning mixture. In a skillet, combine oil and tilapia; cook for 5 minutes flipping fish after 2 minutes. In a medium bowl, mix together pineapple, sliced jalapeno, tomato, onion, cilantro, and rice vinegar.  Pour pineapple mixture over fish before serving.

Nutritional Information:  Calories per Serving: 171, Fat: 5 g (1 g Saturated Fat), Cholesterol: 42 mg, Sodium: 344 mg, Carbohydrates: 17 g, Fiber: 2 g, Protein: 17 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. 

Family Matters: Pacing Dogs

You look into the window while you’re unlocking the door and you notice that your dog is pacing the floor; back and forth, back and forth. Don’t worry your dog has not gone insane, he maybe just suffering from separation anxiety. You may have just gotten the dog this summer and it has not really been away from the kids or maybe the dog misses the kids while they are at school. As a family, come up with some ways the dog can be entertained while the children are at school. You could buy your dog a new toy or as a family make a new toy for your dog.

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