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Family Matters: Cookie Monster Time…


What better way to enjoy the warm weather than with two favorites – cookies and ice cream!

If you ever try this at home it will be something that you do from now on with your family.

Cookie Monster Time…

Ingredients:
1 – pkg of Food Club Bake n’ Break Chocolate Chip Cookies
1 – Half Gallon of Goldenbrook Farms Vanilla Bean Ice Cream
1 – Bottle of Food Club Chocolate Syrup
Cool Whip (optional)
Chopped Nuts (optional)

Directions:
Bake cookies as directed.  As soon as the cookies come out of the oven place one or two on a plate and add a scoop(s) of ice cream on top.  Once you add the ice cream, drizzle the chocolate syrup on top.  If you like you can also add cool whip and nuts for a little extra fun.

This is a fun and delicious treat to make and enjoy with your family any time!  Stop by Brookshire’s and pick up the items you need and have a “cookie monster” time.

Don’t forget to set aside some quality time this week for your family.  Count your blessings daily and give thanks for the time you share with them.



Family Matters: Quirky Pet Behavior


Don’t you wish your pets could talk? Maybe then they could explain why they do such unusual things! Here are some common behaviors that folks ask about:

  •  Howling Cats: Cats yowl when they are after attention, but sometimes because they’re just plain bored! Try to find some new activities or toys to occupy their time.
  • Howling Dogs:  Dogs often howl in response to an unusual sound, such as a siren. Sometimes a simple distraction helps, such as offering a treat, a tummy rub or a walk.
  • Licking the Carpet: Dogs often do this as a calming technique when they’re stressed.
  • Body Licking: Licking their fur a lot may indicate a rash, allergy or even an infection. Take your pet to the vet for a checkup to rule out any problems.

Source: ASPCA



Fish Tacos


Fish Tacos

Ingredients:
1 tsp ground cumin
1/2 tsp smoked paprika
1/8 tsp salt
1/8 tsp garlic powder
1 1/2 lbs red snapper or white fish fillets
8 6-inch corn tortillas
2 cups shredded cabbage
8 Tbs Leigh Oliver’s Creamy Jalapeño Dip
Garnish: chopped cilantro and radishes

Directions:
Preheat oven to 425° F. To prepare tacos, combine cumin, smoked paprika, salt and garlic powder in a small bowl. Sprinkle spice mixture evenly over both sides of fish. Place fish on a baking sheet that has been sprayed with nonstick cooking spray. Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until fish flakes easily when tested with a fork and is opaque. Place fish in a bowl, and gently break into pieces with a fork. Cover tortillas with damp towel and heat in microwave on low until warmed through, about 30 seconds. Divide fish evenly among tortillas; top each with 1/4 cup cabbage and 1 tablespoon Leigh Oliver’s Creamy Jalapeño Dip.

Serve immediately with optional garnishes.



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

Marinade:
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

Ingredients:
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

Directions:
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

Ingredients:
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

Directions:
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!



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