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Family Matters : What To Take On a Walk With Your Dog


When the weather is warm and the sun is shining, I enjoy spending as much time as possible outdoors. One outdoor activity that I enjoy is walking my dog.  If you’re taking your dog on a walk, ASPCA suggests bringing along water and treats.  It’s not only important to keep yourself hydrated while being outdoors, but also keeping your dog hydrated.

I always carry a jar of water and a plastic bowl with me when taking my dog on a walk. Periodically, my dog and I will stop for a brief water break to help hydrate ourselves. Another item to bring is your dog’s favorite treats. You never know when the perfect training opportunity will arise and it’s important to have treats to reward your dog for good behavior.

 



Corn and avocado salsa


Corn and avocado salsa
Prep Time: 20 minutes, plus marinating
Serves: 10

Ingredients:
1 (15 oz) can Food Club Whole Corn Kernels
3 avocados, ripe but firm, peeled, pitted & large diced
2 jalapeno peppers, chopped
1 red onion, diced
1 red bell pepper, stemmed and seeded, diced
1/3 cup Food Club Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1/4 cup red wine vinegar
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 Tbs ground cumin
1 tsp chili powder
4 limes, juiced
Food Club Salt, to taste
Food Club Ground Black Pepper, to taste

Directions:
In a medium bowl mix together all ingredients. Cover and refrigerate to blend flavors, at least 1 hour. Serve with tortilla chips.

Nutritional Information: Calories Per Serving: 215, Fat: 17 g (2 g Saturated Fat), Cholesterol: 0 mg, Sodium: 90 mg, Carbohydrates: 17 g, Fiber: 6 g, Protein: 3 g



Crunchy Onion Chicken


Crunchy Onion Chicken
Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 20 mins
Serves: 4

Take your oven outdoors and bake these crunchy chicken breasts on the grill.

Ingredients:
2 cups (2 oz) FRENCH’S®  Original or
Cheddar French Fried Onions
2 Tbs flour
4 (5 oz) boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1 egg, beaten

Directions:
Place French Fried Onions with flour into plastic bag. Lightly crush with hands or with rolling pin. Transfer to shallow dish. Dip chicken into egg; then coat with onion crumbs, pressing firmly to adhere.  Place chicken into disposable foil pan. Sprinkle with additional onion crumbs, if desired.

Prepare grill for indirect cooking over high heat (400° F). Cook chicken in pan on covered grill 20 minutes or until no longer pink in center.

Tip: To prepare grill for indirect cooking, arrange coals to one side of grill or turn gas on one side only. Place food on grill away from heat. Close grill.

Courtesy of French’s®



Shop the Sale: Chicken!


Brookshire’s ad this week features chicken!  For my family that means their favorite part of the bird is on sale: chicken tenders and chicken breasts.

There are so many great ways to fix chicken, so stop at the store and pick up some packages of chicken breasts and chicken tenders while they’re on sale this week. You can be assured you’ll be serving your family nutritious meals when the main ingredients start with healthy chicken from Brookshire’s.



Healthy Living: Vitamin D


Vitamin D is one vitamin that I can confidently say I am not deficient in. I spend so much time outside that I rarely worry if I’m lacking in it. A neat fact about vitamin D is you can get it from not only food, but also the sun!  This explains why vitamin D is often referred to as the sunshine vitamin.

Food sources are egg yolks, liver, tuna, salmon and fortified milk. Since more people, particularly kids, are spending more time indoors, it brings up the concern if we are getting enough vitamin D.

We have all heard to have healthy bones we must have calcium, but we must not forget the importance of vitamin D in bone health. Vitamin D aids in the absorption of calcium and phosphate, as well as maintains the levels of these two minerals in the blood. Drinking milk, fortified with vitamin D, and spending time outdoors are two ways to prevent vitamin D deficiencies.

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Dine-In: Grilled Asparagus


Grilled Asparagus
Prep Time: 15 minute, plus marinating
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Serves: 4

Ingredients:
1 lb asparagus, trimmed
2 Tbs Food Club Extra Virgin Olive Oil
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 lemon, juiced
1 tsp salt
1 tsp pepper

Directions:
Place trimmed asparagus in a large zip-top bag.

In a small bowl combine olive oil, minced garlic, lemon juice, salt and pepper. Pour oil mixture over asparagus and marinate as grill is warming-up. Place asparagus on grill and grill for 5 minutes; rolling after a minute. Remove asparagus from grill and serve immediately.  

Nutritional Information: Calories per Serving: 88 , Fat: 7 g (1 g Saturated Fat), Cholesterol: 0 mg, Sodium: 584 mg, Carbohydrates: 6  g, Fiber: 3 g, Protein: 3  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: Family Time!


Spring is a favorite season for many people, and it is certainly easy to understand why this is so. Spring is when the trees begin to bud, flowers start to bloom, and gardeners plant their first seedlings. There is no doubt that this is a beautiful time of the year.

Around my home, Spring means different things to each family member. My animal loving daughter is outside creating her own world with her many animal friends. My son is dressed in his army gear, building forts in the back yard, while my husband is planning his next big home makeover project. That leaves me keeping up with all of them, while trying to find time for a few of my own projects.

The Spring weather has allowed us to tackle some of these projects around the house while keeping the whole family involved in what I like to call “family time”. It really doesn’t matter what we are doing during “family time” it’s just about being together. My daughter enjoys doing things outdoors, so last weekend we decided to put in a small vegetable garden. She and I picked the perfect location… in our flowerbed. Not a lot of work required here. We hoed a section till the soil looked just right for planting. Then together we planted onions, yellow bell peppers and chives. She helps with watering and looks forward to seeing the garden’s progress every day. Hopefully the end results will be that she and I together can harvest our fresh vegetables and I can show her how to prepare them in a delicious meal for the family.

So, while the weather is right, get outdoors and enjoy Spring and some quality “family time”. Plant a small vegetable garden, rake leaves, wash the car, or simply have dinner outside on the patio. Whatever you choose for your “family time” you can rest assure your kids will remember the time you spent with them!



Grilled Cheese


Kraft American Singles on white bread, grilled until toasty: it’s a childhood tradition.

But, are you ready for something a bit more adventurous and adult?

Try these combinations:

1-Pumpernickel bread, smoked Virginia ham slice, a dab of
grainy brown mustard and gouda cheese.

2-Whole wheat bread, extra-sharp cheddar cheese and thinly sliced tomato.

3-English muffin, pepperoni slices and mozzarella cheese.

4-Rustic sourdough bread, thinly sliced onion and Swiss cheese.

5-Italian bread, shredded parmesan and Havarti cheese.

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Bratwursts & Sausages!


Six juicy, flavor-packed varieties:
Original, Beer, Hot Buffalo Style & Pepper Jack Bratwurst, Mild & Hot Italian Sausage 

no msg • gluten free*

0g trans fat  (per serving)

*excluding beer bratwurst



Shop the Sale: Buy One Get One For A Penny!


Oh yea! The Buy One Get One For A Penny Sale is back! This is by far my favorite sale. It feels like I get a cartload of free stuff…and, I guess I do! Besides, my husband and 13 year-old son love it when I come home with two of everything so they do not have to share!

So, join me and take advantage of this sale with Buy One Get One For A Penny products such as: Boneless Pork Chops, Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast, Sirloin Strip Steak, Strawberries, Carrots, Doritos, Mission Tortillas, Kellogg’s Cereal, Tombstone Pizza, Paper Towels and my favorite Brookshire’s Best Coffee!



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