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Shop the Sale: Spring Cleaning Supplies!


With the first day of spring coming up in just a couple of weeks, I’m already looking forward to more of these nice mild days we’ve been blessed with lately.  There’s nothing quite like a few days of spring-like weather to make the task of “Spring Cleaning” become a reality at our house.

Brookshire’s ad this week features an entire section of popular items to help make my cleaning chores easier.  Whether it’s a new broom or mop – or a wide variety of cleaning supplies to make the job easier – I can find almost anything I need on sale this week at Brookshire’s.

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Healthy Living: Light Sandwich


When you think of sandwiches and salads you tend to think they are the healthier choice on a menu, but sandwiches and salads can quickly turn into a nutrition nightmare.

When making a sandwich at home, pick bread with a high NuVal score, such as whole wheat breads and thin bread. Then pick up either lite mayonnaise, mustard or both. Spread about a teaspoon of mayonnaise or mustard over a slice of bread. Place one slice of cheese and meat onto your bread, the cheese and meat should be about an ounce each.

Last, but not least load your sandwich with vegetables, like onions, tomatoes, lettuce and pickles. Avoid stuffing your sandwich with meat and cheese; stuff it with fresh vegetables with a little lite spread of your choice.



Product Talk: Grapefruit


Grapefruits have a punch of sour and sweet flavors that are perfect to start the morning off with or end the day. When I was younger, I always enjoyed splitting a grapefruit with my dad. We would cut the grapefruit in half, sprinkle sugar on top, grab a spoon and dig in.

Grapefruits are a good source of fiber, with having 2 grams of fiber for half of a grapefruit. Grapefruits are also a good source of vitamin A and vitamin C. Find out more about grapefruit by picking up a February issue of Celebrate Cooking, available on-line and in all Brookshire’ stores. The grapefruit sorbet on page 7 is absolutely delicious!



Dine-In: Loaded Mashed Potatoes


Mash potatoes are my favorite comfort food! Here is a recipe for loaded mashed potatoes:

Loaded Mashed Potatoes
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Serves: 10

Ingredients:
4 lbs Yukon potatoes
1/2 tsp Food Club Salt
2 tsp Food Club Black Pepper
1/4 cup light butter
6 cloves garlic, minced
1 (5.3 oz) container plain Greek yogurt
1/4 cup shredded 2% cheddar cheese
4 slices turkey bacon, cooked, crumbled
1/4 cup chopped green onion

Directions:
Bring a pot of water to a boil and add potatoes. Cook potatoes until tender.

Once potatoes are cool enough to handle, cut potatoes into cubes. In a large bowl, add potatoes, salt, pepper, garlic and yogurt. Mash potatoes and top with cheese, bacon crumbles and green onions.

Nutritional Information: Calories per Serving: 209, Fat: 7 g (4 g Saturated Fat), Cholesterol: 23 mg, Sodium: 257 mg, Carbohydrates: 30 g, Fiber: 5 g, Protein: 7 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.



Dine-In: Loaded Mashed Potatoes


Mash potatoes are my favorite comfort food! Here is a recipe for loaded mashed potatoes:

Loaded Mashed Potatoes
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Serves: 10

Ingredients:
4 lbs Yukon potatoes
1/2 tsp Food Club Salt
2 tsp Food Club Black Pepper
1/4 cup light butter
6 cloves garlic, minced
1 (5.3 oz) container plain Greek yogurt
1/4 cup shredded 2% cheddar cheese
4 slices turkey bacon, cooked, crumbled
1/4 cup chopped green onion

Directions:
Bring a pot of water to a boil and add potatoes. Cook potatoes until tender.

Once potatoes are cool enough to handle, cut potatoes into cubes. In a large bowl, add potatoes, salt, pepper, garlic and yogurt. Mash potatoes and top with cheese, bacon crumbles and green onions.

Nutritional Information: Calories per Serving: 209, Fat: 7 g (4 g Saturated Fat), Cholesterol: 23 mg, Sodium: 257 mg, Carbohydrates: 30 g, Fiber: 5 g, Protein: 7 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.

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Family Matters: Dry Food vs. Wet Food


Dry food versus wet food is a great debate when wondering which kind of food to feed your cat. Before changing your cat’s diet always check with their vet.  One question to ask yourself is, when will I be feeding my cat? If you are going to be gone all day and are concerned about your cat getting hungry you may want to try dry food. With dry food, you can leave it out all day for your cat to snack on without the food going bad.

If you know that you will have time to feed your cat during the day, you may want to try wet food, so you can feed your cat fresh food when they get hungry. Another benefit to dry food is it helps your cat’s teeth stay clean, so you do not have to brush their teeth as often. You may want to talk to your cat’s vet to see if there are any recommendation on a specific kind of cat food that your cat may need.

 



Family Matters: Choking Hazards


If you are worried about your baby choking on different foods, partening.com provides a list of foods that could be a choking hazard for your baby.

These foods are nuts, seeds, large chucks of fruit, meat, cheese and vegetables, popcorn and hard candies. Also, remember never leave your baby unattended while they eat!

Source:Parenting.com



Chinese New Year Stir Fry


Chinese New Year Stir Fry
Prep Time: 25 minutes, plus marinating
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Serves: 12

Ingredients:
4 (4 oz) beef sirloin steaks, trimmed
3 Tbs cornstarch
2 Tbs reduced sodium soy sauce
1 tsp ginger
2 garlic cloves, minced
3 Tbs canola oil
2 cups broccoli florets
1/2 cup sliced green onion
1 cup sliced carrots
1 cup snow peas, trimmed
1 cup Kikkoman Stir-Fry Sauce
1 (11 oz) can Food Club Mandarin Oranges, drained
5 cups cooked brown rice

Directions:
Slice steaks into thin strips. In a small bowl, combine cornstarch, soy sauce, ginger, and minced garlic. Place steak into a zip-top bag and pour cornstarch mixture over steaks. Refrigerate steaks for 30 minutes.

In a skillet, add 2 tablespoons canola oil and cook steaks for 5 to 6 minutes or until desired doneness. Add remaining oil, broccoli, green onion, carrots and snow peas; cook for 4 to 5 minutes or until tender. Add stir-fry sauce, cook for 3 to 4 minutes stirring occasionally. Place stir-fry on a bed of rice and add mandarin oranges.



Fresh picked citrus in season!


Grapefruit and Orange Salad
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Serves: 4

Dressing Ingredients:
2 Tbs red wine vinegar
1/3 cup Food Club Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
1/4 cup shredded parmesan cheese

Salad Ingredients:
1 large orange
1 Texas Rio Star Grapefruit
4 cups spinach leaves, rinsed
1/2 small red onion, thinly sliced
2 Tbs fresh parsley leaves, rough chopped

Directions:
Whisk together vinegar, oil, salt, pepper and cheese.

Cut the top and bottom off of the orange. Then cut the sides of the orange off to remove the peel. Make sure that all skin is removed. With a knife cut into the sections of the orange. Loosen and remove each section from the orange. Repeat with grapefruit.

In a medium bowl, add spinach leaves. Add grapefruit, onion, orange, parsley and dressing; toss to coat. Divide among four salad plates.

Nutritional Information: Calories Per Serving: 231, Fat: 20 g (4 g Saturated Fat), Cholesterol: 6 mg, Sodium: 269 mg, Carbohydrates: 10 g, Fiber: 2 g, Protein: 4 g

Grapefruit Sorbet
Prep Time: 45 minutes, plus chilling
Serves: 4

Ingredients:
2 tsp grapefruit zest
2 large pink grapefruits, juiced
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup water, cold
1 Tbs vodka or Campari

Directions:
Combine grapefruit zest, juice, sugar and water;
mix well.

Pour mixture into small container. Seal and refrigerate until mixture is no more than 40 degrees. (If mixture has been stirred over a bowl of ice water, it may already be cold enough, and this step may be omitted.) Add vodka to mixture and pour into container of an ice cream machine and churn until frozen.

Scoop frozen sorbet into a container. Seal and transfer container to freezer for several hours to allow sorbet to firm up. (Sorbet can be kept frozen for up to 3 days.) Place sorbet in grapefruit peel.

Nutritional Information: Calories Per Serving: 255, Fat: 0 g (0 g Saturated Fat), Cholesterol: 0 mg, Sodium: 1 mg, Carbohydrates: 62 g, Fiber: 2 g, Protein: 1 g

Grapefruit  Chicken
Prep Time: 10 minutes, plus marinating
Cook Time: 25 – 30 minutes
Serves: 4

Ingredients:
2 cups grapefruit juice
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 Tbs sugar
1/2 tsp cornstarch
1 tsp salt
1 tsp black pepper
4 (3 oz) chicken breasts, boneless and skinless
2 grapefruits, peeled, segmented
1/4 cup chopped green onions

Directions:
In a saucepan, combine grapefruit juice, garlic cloves, sugar and cornstarch; bring to a boil and reduce heat. Spray a skillet with cooking spray. Place chicken breasts into skillet and brush grapefruit juice mixture over chicken. Cook chicken 6 to 8 minutes on each side or until chicken is no longer pink. Garnish chicken with grapefruit segments and green onions.

Nutritional Information: Calories Per Serving: 229, Fat: 3 g (1 g Saturated Fat), Cholesterol: 72 mg, Sodium: 646 mg, Carbohydrates: 22 g, Fiber: 2 g, Protein: 28 g



Shop the Sale: 10 Items for $10 Sale


We’ve been trying hard lately to stretch our food shopping budget.  So, I’m really happy this week to send Karen to Brookshire’s to take advantage of the “10 Items for $10 Sale” going on starting today, Feb. 23 thru March 1.

This week’s ad is loaded with 10/$10 items throughout the store – canned goods, frozen foods, dairy products, fresh items, paper goods and much, much more!  There’s a huge number of items in the ad all advertised at 10/$10 just this week so I can stock up!  I know when you look over the Brookshire’s ad you will also find many enticing 10/$10 bargains to feed your family.



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