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Dine In: Dinner at home


Eating dinner together at home on Friday evenings is such a great way to reconnect with your family after a hectic week. With some planning and input from your family you can get everyone involved and prepare a nutritious homemade dinner together at home. When you regularly sit down for a meal with your children you can learn so much about what is happening in their lives and discuss other things that are going on in the world around us. I was lucky enough to grow up in a family that had dinner together almost every night.

We talked about our day, made lots of jokes, picked on each other and sometimes laughed so hard that one or more of us almost got choked. Oh, the memories! These and other memories like this from my childhood and the times we spent around the dinner table made a lasting impression on me as I am sure they will in your family as well as you share meals and share life together.

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Healthy Living: Having Support


Diabetes is a difficult disease to live with, therefore you need support.  Support is a crucial component in any challenge in life that you are dealing with. If you do not have a good support system the likelihood of you being successful is slim. Talk to your family member about your plans and eating habits to improve your health. If everyone joins on the bandwagon on a healthier lifestyle not only will it help you excel but it will also benefit your family. If you do not have support within your family, do some research on local diabetes group or mention it to a friend they may know someone dealing with diabetes that needs support as well.

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Mixin’ it up with hamburgers


 

Stuffed Hamburger

Combine 1 lb of your choice of ground meat (turkey or beef) and 1/2 Tbs Lawry’s 25% Less Sodium Seasoned Salt. Form four bowls from the ground meat; reserve some meat to make a top for the bowls. In each meat bowl, add 2 Tbs 2% cheddar cheese and 1 slice of turkey bacon crumbles. Divide 1/4 cup chopped onions into each bowl. Top each meat bowl with the reserved meat and pinch edges to seal the patty. Cook hamburgers until desired doneness. Serves 4.

 

Pizza Burger

Combine 1 lb of your choice of ground meat (turkey or beef), 1/4 cup pizza sauce, 1/4 cup turkey pepperoni, 1 Tbs oregano, 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese and 1 tsp Lawry’s Garlic Salt. Form ground meat into hamburger patties and cook until desire doneness. Serves 4.

 

Blue Cheese Burger

In a small bowl combine 1 tsp McCormick Black Pepper, 1/2 cup blue cheese crumbles, 1/4 cup chopped chives and 2 cloves of garlic. Take 1 lb of your choice of ground meat (turkey or beef) and form four bowls, reserve some meat to make a top for the bowl. Place the blue cheese mixture into each meat bowl. Top each meat bowl with the reserved meat and pinch edges to seal the patty. Cook hamburgers until desired doneness. Serves 4.

 

Teriyaki Burger

In a medium bowl, mix together 1/4 cup teriyaki sauce, 2 Tbs pineapple juice and 1 Tbs Grill Mates Hawaiian Luau Marinade. Add 1 lb of your choice of ground meat (turkey or beef) to teriyaki sauce mixture and marinate overnight. Cook hamburgers until desired doneness. Serves 4.

 



Shop the Sale: Russet Potatoes


Do you love eating fries with your hamburger or sandwich? We all know that fries are not the most nutritious food, but we love them so much. Have you thought about baking homemade fries instead of buying deep fried French fries? It’s very simple, preheat your oven to 350°F, cut up some russet potatoes, add a little seasoning and oil, and then toss them in the oven for 20 minutes.

Russet potatoes are on sale at Brookshire’s, so pick up a 5 lb bag and enjoy some fries!

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Healthy Living: Proper Meat Thawing


How do you thaw your meats? Do you place them in the refrigerator, in a sink with water or just lay it out on the counter?  The best way to thaw your frozen meat is to just place it in the refrigerator. When you leave your meat on the counter, it goes through the temperature danger zone, where bacteria rapidly multiply. Your other option, if you do not thaw in the refrigerator, is to keep the meat under cold running water. The important thing here is that the water is constantly running and that its cold.  When having meat in a meal that needs to be thawed, just plan ahead.



Product Talk: Glory Greens


Every Sunday after church, my family gets together for dinner.  We fix a variety of food, but my all time favorite meal is baked chicken, greens, sweet potatoes and cornbread.  Normally my mom fixes the meals, but I had the desire to cook a couple of weeks ago, so what did I cook?  My favorite meal…   When my mom cooks greens, she gets the fresh one from the produce department, where she has to clean them, cut them and cook them until they are tender.  I wasn’t about to do all of that, so I made a trip to my nearby Brookshire’s, where I found Glory Greens.  I poured the cans of preseasoned greens into a pot and let them cook for about 15-30 minutes and Viola, they were done and they were umm-umm good!!  We invited some friends over, and my Greens were a hit.  They could not believe how delicious they were…  I chuckled and said Glory greens don’t need any help…  



Dine-In: Refrigerated Pasta


I have never really been a big fan of pasta, when we would have spaghetti growing up I would always opt out for a sandwich. One day I was at an Italian restaurant and my friend wanted me to try her dish. When I would go to Italian food restaurants, I would always just get a salad because I really did not like pasta; well I thought I did not like it.  So I tried her dish, it was tortellini and oh it was so good. I had noticed in the grocery store that they had refrigerated tortellini and other pastas. After a month of eyeing this pasta, I finally tried it and loved it.  Now when I want some pasta, I just run to the store, grab some refrigerated pasta, like tortellini or ravioli, and either pesto or Alfredo sauce and enjoy.  It’s quick, economical, and delicious.

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Family Matters: Summertime and your kids


Summer time is here, the kids are at home all day and they seem to be always hungry!

I want to help my kids make healthier choices when snacking.

Here are a few things that I do at home that seem to work for my kiddos: 

  

  1. Keep a basket of fruit on the kitchen cabinet at all times filled with apples, oranges, bananas and fruit leathers
  2. Keep individual bottled water in the fridge
  3. Place yogurt tubes in the freezer for a healthier frozen treat
  4. Frozen grapes also make a cool summer snack 

You’ll be surprised at your kids’ choices! When we are heading out the door for the day, I tell my kids to grab a snack and something to drink…they usually come to the car with a piece of fruit and bottled water. Yeah, I’m a pretty good Mom!



Family Matters: Food, Family and Fun!


It is almost time to celebrate the Fourth of July!  With the holiday falling on Sunday this year, most Americans will enjoy a relaxing 3-day weekend away from work.  And that’s only more time to bring family and friends together for food and fun.

My wife, Karen, takes the responsibility of making our Fourth of July meal extra special.  I like her idea:  She always checks with each family member before she goes shopping to make sure we serve up their favorite summertime food on the Fourth.  No matter how unusual, she will serve it, which is exciting for our grandkids. 

But so far, we haven’t been too surprised by the menu.  The grandkids expect hot dogs.  For Karen, it is a thick juicy hamburger hot off the grill.  My daughter insists on potato salad – the kind that comes from Brookshire’s deli in the plastic tub.  (We’ve long since given up on making potato salad from scratch because the product from the deli is so delicious.)   My son wants grilled onions for his hamburger.  And my favorite taste is the blending of baked beans and Lay’s potato chips – the combination is heavenly. 

Holidays are so much fun for the family.  Make your family’s Fourth of July special this year by serving everyone’s favorite foods.



Patriotic Ice


 

You will need 2 pitchers for this drink. In the first pitcher, combine 1 envelope of red powdered drink mix, 3 cups of water, and 6 Tbs sugar. 

In the other pitcher, combine 1 envelope of blue powdered drink mix, 3 cups of water, and 2 Tbs sugar. 

The results of the drink depend on the amount of sugar in each color layer; therefore it is very important that you use the correct amount of sugar. 

Fill a clear glass with ice. Slowly pour in the red drink mix, then the blue drink mix, and then top with club soda. 

Patriotic Ice 

 

Ingredients:
Envelope of blue powdered drink mix
Envelope of red powdered drink mix
Ice cube tray
Club soda 

Directions:
Mix each envelope of powdered drink mix with water. Pour drink mix into ice cube trays. Freeze trays. When ice cubes are frozen, add them to a glass of club soda.

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