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Shop the Sale: Ground Chuck


There are some sales that you really look forward to, because you know you can stock up, save some serious money and not be at a loss for what to do with the product. This is one of those sales: ground chuck. 

Ground chuck, as we’ve discussed before, is the perfect type of beef for burgers. It has just enough fat to retain the juiciness, but not so much fat that your burgers cook away into little nuggets. The fat-to-meat ratio means that you get more meat for your dollar, too. 

But besides burgers, ground chuck is great for tacos, for soups, for spaghetti and lasagna and a dozen other casseroles. I like to buy it in larger lots and take it home for dividing. Some of it will be browned and packaged in 1-pound freezer containers. Some of it will be put in 1-pound packs as uncooked meat. Then I have plenty of options, all waiting in the deep freeze. It makes you feel safe and secure on a cold winter’s day, that’s for sure!



Romantic Breakfast


Start Valentine’s Day off right with a romantic breakfast!

 

Frozen foods make it easy to  serve up breakfast sausages and turnovers… and surprise your loved one by tinting the frosting pink for a romantic touch!

 



Valentine fun for everyone


 

When you’re a family, it’s important to celebrate the things that matter—even if that means skipping the romantic restaurant dinner and instead fixing Valentine pizzas at home.

 

Let the kids serve you! They can prepare this pizza easily, by using English muffins, your favorite sauce and cheese…and topping it with hearts cut from pepperoni slices.

 

Just fold each slice in half and cut with scissors—just like you used to do when making paper hearts!

 

When the kids are in charge of pampering Mom and Dad for their romantic dinner, you can sit back and enjoy the 5-star service at the best place in town!

 



Healthy Living: Lunch


One of the best things you can do to eat a diabetes-friendly diet is to pack your lunch—to school, to work or to eat at home. You can control the ingredients and the preparation, so you’ll know without a doubt how these foods fit into your plan. Eating at a restaurant is guesswork at best.



Brookshire’s Makes Leadership Changes


Angela Ables has been promoted to store director at the Brookshire’s in Hillsboro, Texas. She joined the company in 2002.

Chris Bain, formerly store director in Troup, Texas, has been named store director in Whitehouse, Texas. He has been with the company for 18 years.

David Huff, a nine-year employee, was promoted to store director at the Brookshire’s located at 113 NNW Loop 323 in Tyler, Texas.

Zac Palmer has been named store director at the Brookshire’s on Line Avenue in Shreveport, La. He is a 12-year employee.

Jeremy Skaggs, a 12-year employee, has been promoted to store director at the Brookshire’s in Quinlan, Texas.

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Product Talk: Cosmetics


Does your baby use cosmetics? Of course not! Babies don’t wear perfume or makeup! But actually, cosmetics include shampoo, moisturizers and lotion. Baby cosmetics are extremely gentle to delicate, sensitive skin. They are often fragrance-free, hypo-allergenic and free of unnecessary chemicals. 

 And for those reasons, many adults choose to use baby shampoo, lotion, oil and cream. You’ll find a wide range of  baby cosmetics in Brookshire’s stores. In addition to the national brand names you know, you’ll also find our store brand, Top Care, on the shelves. Top Care products are guaranteed to be just as high-quality as the other brands, or your money back! This is a great way to stay on your budget, but still keep your baby’s skin—or your own skin—clean and baby soft!



Dine-In: Potato Chip Chicken


Come on, admit it: you’d love to eat a whole bag of potato chips for dinner. But because you’re a grownup, you know you shouldn’t. Well, here’s a way to fix a great, home-cooked dinner, take advantage of a sale, and enjoy potato chips to boot! 

Potato Chip Chicken Fingers will make everyone smile, from the smallest toddler to the biggest grownup. And since chips are on sale at Brookshire’s this week, you’ll save double: by not going out to eat, and by spending less at the grocery store! 

Potato Chip Chicken Fingers           

Prep time: 15 minutes; Cook time: 20 minutes

Serves 4 

Ingredients:

1 to 1 1/2 pounds whole boneless, skinless chicken breasts

2 cups potato chips

1 egg

2 tablespoons milk          

Directions:

Preheat oven to 400° F. Cut the chicken into finger-sized pieces.

Fill a large zipper-top plastic bag with the potato chips. Seal the bag and crush the chips with your hands or a rolling pin. In medium bowl, beat the egg and milk. Dip the chicken pieces into the egg mixture, then put them in the bag and shake gently to coat with chip crumbs. 

Bake the chicken pieces on an ungreased cookie sheet for 20 minutes, turning once. Serve with ranch, barbecue or honey mustard dipping sauce. Kids, of course, love these with ketchup!

 Nutritional Information:

Calories per serving: 268.  Fat: 12 grams (3 gr. Saturated fat), Cholesterol: 103 mg. Sodium: 220 mg., Carbohydrates: 13 gr., fiber: 1 gr.

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Family Matters: Swaddling a Baby: Why?


For thousands and thousands of years, babies have been swaddled—you’ll read references in the Bible. This is when a blanket is wrapped snugly around the baby, holding the arms by his side. 

Why swaddle? Many experts believe that swaddling helps a baby feel secure and warm—much like his pre-birth environment, which was a little tight and cramped. It may also mimic the feeling of being held in Mother’s arms, as well—that close warmth is comforting. 

Something about it must work, or otherwise, mothers for centuries wouldn’t have carried on this tradition. If your baby gets fussy, give swaddling a try!



Shop the Sale: Cereal


It’s amazing how the little things really make a difference. If you go to the pantry in the morning and there’s no cereal for breakfast, it just gets your day off to a lousy start.

You can prevent that, you know, and Brookshire’s can help. We have Kellogg’s and Kashi cereals on sale this week, so this is the perfect time to stock up and save!

It’s also another opportunity to put that healthy-breakfast New Year’s resolution into practice. You know what they say about breakfast being the most important meal of the day!



Team Spirit Treat


 

Prep Time: 20 minutes, plus chilling

 

 

Serves 4

 

Ingredients:

1 (4-serving size) pkg sugar-free or regular gelatin dessert mix, in your team’s favorite color
1 cup boiling water

1 cup cold water

2 (6 oz) ctns Food Club Lite Yogurt, in your team’s favorite color/flavor

1 cup reduced-fat nondairy whipped topping

Cake sprinkles, tiny cookies or other edible decorations in team colors

 

Directions:
Prepare the gelatin dessert according to package directions, using 1 cup boiling water and 1 cup cold water. Divide among 4 dessert bowls or wine glasses. Chill until firm, at least 90 minutes. Top with flavored yogurt and then a dollop of whipped topping. Garnish with decorations to complement your team’s colors.

 

Note: Dallas Cowboys are blue and silver; New Orleans Saints are black and yellow; Houston Texans are red, white and blue. 

 

Nutritional Information:

Calories Per Serving: 90, Fat: 2 g (0 g Saturated Fat), Cholesterol: 0 mg, Sodium: 92 mg, Carbohydrates: 13 g, Fiber: 0 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.



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