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Family Matters: Meat Loaf


These days spending quality time with your family seems almost impossible.  Sunday for our family is the day we set aside by first worshiping together at church and then going home and enjoying a sit down lunch as a family. 

We visit, laugh and catch up on the happenings of the prior week.  A home with four kids gets pretty hectic at times, but just sitting down together for a meal brings things back to what is most important – our family. One of our favorite meals is homemade meat loaf, garlic mashed potatoes and green beans. 

Below are two easy recipes you can enjoy with your family. 

Meat Loaf

Ingredients:
5 lbs Ground Meat
1 1/2 pkgs/sleeve of Food Club Saltine Crackers
3 Eggs
1 (16 oz) Jar of Food Club Medium Salsa
Add little bit of Worcestershire Sauce
Sprinkle in Morton’s Natural Seasonings

Directions:
Mix these ingredients all together and put in a 9 X 12 pan and bake at 350 for approximately 45 – 55 minutes.

While the meatloaf is cooking take two cans of Kentucky Wonder Green Beans, add 2 Tbs of Virgin Olive Oil, 2 tsp of margarine and a touch of Morton’s Natural Seasonings. Cook on the stove top on medium heat while the meat loaf is cooking.  When you sit down to eat, you will think you are eating fresh green beans out of the garden. 

Hope you set aside some extra time this week for your family and enjoy a meal together.  Count your blessings daily and give thanks for the time you share with your family.

 



Berries to the Max Fruit Sauce


Prep Time: 10 minutes

Serves 6

Ingredients:

 

 

3 cups mixed berries (blueberries, raspberries and/or strawberries), thawed if frozen

2 Tbs Food Club Orange Juice

1 tsp lemon juice

3 Tbs sugar

1 nectarine, pitted and sliced

6 slices Tasty Bakery Angel Food Cake

Directions:

In a large bowl, combine the berries, orange juice, lemon juice and sugar. Mix lightly. Place 1 cup of the fruit mixture in a blender or food processor and puree. Add nectarine slices to the un-pureed fruit mixture.

To assemble the dessert, place a slice of angel food cake on 6 plates. Spoon a portion of fruit on a corner of the cake slice, allowing some of the fruit to spill down the side. Drizzle the fruit sauce over and around the fruit salad. Top with whipped cream, if desired.

 

Nutritional Information: Calories per Serving: 134, Fat: 1 g (0 g Saturated Fat), Cholesterol: 0 mg, Sodium: 211 mg, Carbohydrates: 31 g, Fiber: 2 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.

 

 

 

 

 



Goldenbrook Farms Watermelon Sherbet


Watermelon Party Cups

 

Prep Time: 25 minutes, plus freezing

Serves 8

Directions:
Spoon a 1/2 inch thick layer of softened 1 pint (2 cups) Goldenbrook Farms Lime Sherbet in the bottom of 8 small clear plastic cups.

Freeze, uncovered, until firm. Spread a 1/2 inch thick layer of softened 1 pint (2 cups) Goldenbrook Farms Pineapple Sherbet, over the lime layers; freeze until firm.

Pack 1 1/2 pints (3 cups) Goldenbrook Farms Watermelon Sherbet, slightly softened in the center of the sherbet-filled cups. Smooth the tops to resemble a cut watermelon.

Cover and freeze until firm, about 8 hours.

Nutritional Information: Calories Per Serving: 192,Fat: 2 g (1 g  Saturated Fat), Cholesterol: 9 mg, Sodium: 26 mg,Carbohydrates: 43 g, Fiber: 0 g, Protein: 2 g 

© 2009, 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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Shop the Sale: Cheerios


Most of the time I cook breakfast for my kids because I’m a fanatic about starting the day off with a good breakfast. However, there are mornings when I just cannot get it together…the back up plan…Cheerios with local honey on top. Good thing Cheerios is on sale, I foresee a busy week coming up!



Healthy Living: Portion Sizes


If you have trouble with portion sizes or can not stop yourself from eating the whole box of cookies, try a small snack size bag. Buying snack size products are ideal to have around the house. When buying a snack size product just grab that one snack size package, eat just that package, and do not go back for more.

Snack size items help you control yourself when eating food, so you do not overeat. When eating something out of a big box or a big bag, it is hard to just quit, you just continue to snack and before you know it the whole box or bag is gone. If you can not buy something that is premeasured in a package, do it yourself. Just measure out a serving size, put it in a bag, and enjoy just that serving size later.

 



Healthy Living: Safety and Fun in the sun


Summer is here!  There are several things to remember to make your day in the sun a safe and happy one.

  •         Stay in the shade during the hottest part of the day (10 am and 4 pm)
  •         ALWAYS wear sunscreen (15 SPF or higher)
  •         Wear sunglasses to protect eyes from the sun
  •         Wear a wide-brimmed hat to protect your head, face, and neck
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Healthy Living: NuVal


NuVal is finally here!  As you have seen in our stores, the nutritional scoring system that was developed by a scientific expert panel led by Dr. David Katz of Yale was officially launched in our stores on Wednesday, June 16th.  NuVal puts all of the nutritional information and ingredients of an item into a very complicated formula and produces a score between 1 and 100.  The higher the score, the more nutritional the item is for you.  The score is located on the shelf tag in front of the item.  In my last blog, I talked about blueberries.  As I said, blueberries are in season now and make a great snack…..and they are very healthy!  They are one of the few items that score 100!

One thing to remember – some categories may not seem to score very high.  For example, cheese scores between 3 and 35 with an average of 21.  You shouldn’t necessarily stop eating cheese; just choose one of the more healthy varieties.  The two highest rated categories are fruits and vegetables, with an average rating of 96.  I guess mom was right when she said I should eat all of my vegetables!

For more information about NuVal, please visit their website at www.nuval.com or ask one of your local Brookshire partners.  We would be happy to help you understand the program and answer any questions that you might have.



Product Talk: McCormick Perfect Pinches


Have you seen McCormick Perfect Pinches in the store? There are 18 different seasonings; from Caribbean Jerk Seasoning to a Vegetable Seasoning. Whatever cuisine you are cooking there is a seasoning for you. If you are worried about your sodium intake, McCormick is also offering 5 salt free varieties of the seasonings. You can add these seasoning to a meal and avoid extra salting at the table. There is a Parmesan Herb Seasoning that would be great on chicken or on toasted bread.



Dine In: Vegetable Topped Sandwich


When summer comes around, you always just want a light lunch. You want a lunch that is nothing heavy, just something light and refreshing. Sandwiches are always great in the summer but bread, meat, and cheese can get really old really quick. Making different kinds of sandwiches will help with this, like adding different vegetables to your sandwich. You can grill or sauté vegetables to add to your sandwich.

Vegetable Topped Sandwich
Serves: 2
Prep time: 15 minutes

Ingredients
4 slices pumpernickel bread
1 red bell pepper, sliced
1/2 cup onion, sliced
1 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 Tbs olive oil
1 avocado, sliced
1 cup shredded lettuce
1 cucumber, sliced
4 slices turkey breast

Directions:
Toast bread.  In a foil packet, add bell pepper, onion, garlic and olive oil. Add foil packet to the grill for 5 minutes. Once vegetables are tender, take bread and add grilled vegetables, meat and other vegetables.

Nutritional Information:  Calories per Serving: 328, Fat: 20g (Saturated Fat 3g), Cholesterol: 18mg, Sodium: 537mg, Carbohydrates: 30g, Fiber: 11g, Protein: 13g.

© 2010, 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: Homemade Ice Cream


So I took the family to my parents this weekend for a family cookout. My Dad and brothers took care of the grilling, my Mom made the side dishes and I was in charge of bringing the desert. I wanted to make something fun…homemade ice cream would be perfect!

I mixed up all the ingredients at home the night before and poured into a jug. So, all I had to bring with me was the jug with the mixture, rock salt, ice and the electric ice cream maker. The ice cream was a hit and so simple to make!

Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream:

Ingredients:
2 cups half & half
2 cups whole milk
3/4 cup sugar
2 tsp vanilla extract
pinch of salt

Directions:
Wisk together all ingredients until well blended. Pour into ice cream maker and process according till it is soft frozen.

Enjoy!



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