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Dine-In: Unbelievable Roast


Need something to feed a crowd that fills that comfort food craving? Try this amazing roast. It uses chuck roast—easy on the budget—and a few packaged ingredients.

Toss it in the slow cooker while you go about your daily activities and it’ll be ready when you get home. Serve it as a roast, or shred and serve over noodles, mashed potatoes or rice. Shredded beef on a bun? Amazing!!  

 Unbelievable Roast 

Ingredients:

3 lb chuck or arm beef roast

1 (2 oz) package dry ranch dressing mix

1 (3 oz) package brown gravy mix

1 (2 oz) package Italian salad dressing mix

1 cup water 

Directions:

Trim any visible fat from the beef and place it in the slow cooker. Combine all three packages of mixes and sprinkle over the roast. Add the water. Cook on low for 7 to 9 hours. 

Reduced-fat tip: after cooking, put the cooked meat and broth in the refrigerator. The fat will rise to the top of the container and you can easily skim it off.



Family Matters: No Laughing Matter!


Parents never stop trying to find a snack that their kids will love—that’s good for them. Here’s an idea that will probably fill the bill: Laughing Cow Cheese. You’ll find them in the dairy or deli areas, and they come packaged in a round container filled with 8 wedges of foil-wrapped soft cheese.

It’ll remind you of cream cheese, and you can get several flavor varieties. The big difference, though, is that one wedge (enough for several crackers’ worth) is only 35 calories! This makes it a healthy snack for kids, and a smart choice for adults.

Great idea! Laughing Cow is no laughing matter—it’s good food!

 



Shop the Sale: Clementines


Some things have very short seasons, and clementines are a perfect example. They’re like tangerines, only sweeter, seedless and easier to peel.

Clementines are only available in the winter months, though…once they’re gone, they’re gone. If you’ve never tried a Clementine, swing on by Brookshire’s and pick up a few. Jump on the bandwagon of Clementine lovers!

They’re perfect for snacks and lunch boxes, because they’re so easy to peel.



Queso Flameado!!!


Prep Time: 10 minutes

Serves 8

 

Ingredients:

1 lb beef skirt steak (fajita meat)

1 cup mozzarella or Asadero cheese cubes

1 bell pepper, minced
1/2 cup cilantro, chopped

2 jalapeño peppers, sliced

8 corn or flour tortillas

 

 

Directions:

Preheat oven to 300° F. Slice the skirt steak into thin strips or cubes and sauté in a large skillet until just pink. Remove from heat and cool slightly.Drain any extra fat.

In a 2-quart casserole, place half the cheese, then top with half the beef, all the peppers and then the rest of the cheese.

Add the remaining beef on top. Bake 15 – 20 minutes, until creamy and bubbly.

Sprinkle with cilantro and jalapeños. Spoon into tortillas to serve.

 

Nutritional Information:

Calories Per Serving: 258, Fat: 9 g (4 g  Saturated Fat), Cholesterol: 77 mg, Sodium: 284 mg, Carbohydrates: 13 g, Fiber: 2 g, Protein: 29 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.

 



Pasta e Fagiole


Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 19 minutes

Serves 8

 

Ingredients:

1 (14 oz) pkg Butterball Smoked Turkey Sausage, sliced

1 Tbs olive oil

1 small onion, chopped 

1 (32 oz) carton chicken broth

1 (15 oz) can red kidney beans, drained

1 (15 oz) can diced tomatoes

1 tsp each of oregano, rosemary
and thyme leaves

1 (6 oz) pkg fresh baby spinach

1/2 cup uncooked small pasta

 

Directions:

In a large saucepan, sauté sausage in olive oil for 3 minutes. Add onion and continue cooking another 3 minutes.

 

Stir in the chicken broth, beans and tomatoes. Add seasonings and bring to a boil. Simmer 10 minutes.

 

Add the spinach and pasta. Return to a boil and simmer 10 more minutes, or until pasta is done.

 

Nutritional Information:  Calories Per Serving: 250, Fat: 5 g (2 g Saturated Fat),Cholesterol: 29 mg, Sodium: 429 mg, Carbohydrates: 41 g, Fiber: 10 g, Protein:16g

© 2010, Brookshire Grocery Co.  Nutrient counts are rounded to the nearest whole number.  All dietary and lifestyle changes should be supervised by a physician.

 

 



Healthy Living: Fat Rise


Let soups and stews cool, allowing the fat to rise to the top and solidify, so that it can be easily skimmed off with a spoon. Then reheat gently.

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Product Talk: As Good As Fresh!


Wintertime isn’t the greatest time to find fresh fruit at its peak of ripeness. If you find yourself craving peaches and blueberries in January, take a look in the frozen foods department. There you’ll find just about any fruit that tickles your fancy!

You can choose from single fruits or bags of fruit blends—ready to thaw and serve, and if you have leftovers? Toss them in the blender with a cup of yogurt and make fruit smoothies! You can’t lose when it comes to fruit!



Dine-In: Chicken


When it’s cold outside, nothing beats a warm dinner inside! Pile on the tomato sauce and gooey cheese and you might not need to go out for dinner, ever again!Try this recipe for bistro chicken: it’s very Italian, but at the same time, very American. You can have it on the table in  a half hour, and everyone—family, visitors or just you—will enjoy a tasty and satisfying dinner—without ever stepping out of the house!

Easy Bistro Chicken

Serves 4

Prep time: 5 minutes; Cook time: 20 minutes

Ingredients:

2 tsp olive oil

3 cups sliced mushrooms

1 bell pepper, sliced

1 small onion, chopped

1 (15 oz) can stewed tomatoes, undrained

1/4 cup reduced-fat Italian salad dressing

1/4 cup tomato paste

4 small boneless, skinless chicken breast halves (about 1 pound)

1 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese

2 slices turkey bacon, cooked and crumbled

Directions:

In a large skillet, sauté the mushrooms, peppers and onion in olive oil for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add the tomatoes and their liquid, the salad dressing and tomato paste.

Place chicken on top of the sauce and cover with a lid. Reduce heat and simmer 12 minutes or until chicken is cooked through.

Sprinkle with cheese and bacon. Simmer, uncovered, 5 minutes or until cheese melts.

Serve over hot rice or pasta, if desired. 

Nutritional Information:

362 Calories Per Serving: Total Fat  15g ( 5 g Saturated Fat), Cholesterol: 114 mg, Sodium:  473 mg, Carbohydrates: 14.2 g, Fiber  4 g, Protein 42 g



Family Matters: Slowpokes, Rejoice!


Are you always the last family to take down holiday decorations?

If you still have piles of Christmas gift wrap sitting around, you’re in luck! 

This will provide the perfect family activity—and it’ll save you from having to find a place to store all that paper, as well.   

 

Here are several ideas for using leftover gift wrap:

  1. Wrap paper around an empty vegetable (clean) can and make a pencil holder!
  2. Make a bookmark from a gift wrap glued onto a rectangle of cardboard (maybe cut from a cereal box).
  3. Make book covers for school books or read-at-home material.
  4. Make greeting cards by folding paper in half or quarters. Hint: send some thank-you notes!
  5. Wrap cardboard boxes to make pretty storage totes.
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Smoothies


 

Super Flu-Fighter Fruit Smoothie

 

Prep Time: 3 minutes

 

In a blender, process 6 fresh or frozen strawberries, 1/2 cup frozen pineapple (in chunks), 1/2 cup frozen peaches (in chunks). Add in 1/2 cup pomegranate juice drink as needed to smooth the mixture. Finally, add 3 ice cubes and process till frosty. Sweeten with 1 TBS Food Club Honey—or to taste.

 

Body Builder Protein Smoothie

Prep Time: 6 minutes

 

In a blender, combine 2 Tbs peanut butter, 1 bananA, 1/3 cup whey protein and 1 cup Lactaid Chocolate Milk. When smooth, briefly process 1/2 cup no-sugar-added

vanilla Ice Cream with the rest of the ingredients.

 

Bright Morning Breakfast Shake

Prep Time: 5 minutes

 

In a blender, combine 1/2 cup Lactaid 100 Whole Milk and 1 Tbs honey. Add 2 bananas (fresh or frozen) and 3/4 cup blueberries (fresh or frozen) a bit at a time to incorporate into the shake. Add more milk if the mixture is too thick.

 

 

 

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