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Shop the Sale: The Big Game Plan


It’s about time for the big game that football fans have been waiting for all season. Your favorite team may not be in the game but it is always fun to get together with friends and enjoy a night of football. Planning a party to watch the game can be pretty stressful with the decorations, the menu, and the dreaded clean-up but Brookshire’s has items this week on-sale to help you with your menu and clean-up. Next to the actual game, the food is the most important part of the event.  Hillshire Smoked Sausage, John Soules Beef or Chicken Fajita Meat, Nabisco Snack Crackers, DiGiorno Pizza, and Julio’s Salsa are all on-sale at Brookshire’s. I know I will be eating some Julio’s Mild Salsa while I watch the game. For all the host and hostess that are going to be grilling for their party, Kingsford Charcoal and Reynolds Wrap Aluminum Foil are on sale.  The worst part of big game, if your team does not lose, is the clean up. Instead of using dishes that will have to be cleaned, pick up some Hefty Plates, Trays, Bowls, and Cups. This way instead of having a sink full of dishes your guest can throw their plates or bowls away when they are done eating. You can also pick up some Hefty Trashbags on sale because if your hosting a party there will be a lot of trash. So you are not tempted to snack on the leftover food the next week pick up some Hefty OneZip Storage Bags and send leftover food home with your guest. This year you don’t really have to worry too much about decorations because if you make everything yellow with accents of green and black you have both teams covered. I hope you enjoy the big game this year! 



Make your party super easy!


You’ll have plenty of tasty snacks—and time—on hand for the big game when you order one of Brookshire’s delicious and convenient fresh, custom-made party trays.  

Because they come ready-to-serve, all you’ll have to worry about is having enough dip to satisfy your hungry bunch! 

Don’t forget to order these ahead of time so that they’re ready to be picked up just before kick-off!

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Lime Sherbet Punch


This year, spice up the big game with our sweet and tasty Lime Sherbet Punch or Red Apple Martinis.

And when the hunger hits, serve up an explosion of south-of-the-border flavors and snacks. Just don’t be shocked if they’re gone before halftime!  

 

Lime Sherbet Punch
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Serves: 4 

Ingredients:
2 cups Food Club Apple Juice
4 cups Food Club Ginger Ale
1/3 cup Red Diamond Lemonade
1/3 cup Food Club Orange Juice
2 cups Goldenbrook Farms Lime Sherbet 

Directions:
In a punch bowl, combine all juices; mix well. Add  lime sherbet. 

Nutritional Information:  Calories Per Serving: 269, Fat: 1 g (1 g Saturated Fat), Cholesterol: 5 mg, Sodium: 37 mg, Carbohydrates: 65 g, Fiber: 0 g, Protein: 1 g 

Red Apple Martini

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Serves: 2 

Ingredients:
1/4 cup Food Club Apple Juice
1/4 cup Food Club Cranberry Juice
2 oz vodka 

Directions:
In a cocktail shaker with ice, combine apple juice, cranberry juice and vodka; cover and shake. Pour into martini glass. 

Nutritional Information: Calories Per Serving: 86, Fat: 0 g (0 g Saturated Fat), Cholesterol: 0 mg, Sodium: 1 mg, Carbohydrates: 5 g, Fiber: 1 g, Protein: 0 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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Get Courageous


 

Ever wish you could prepare a gourmet meal?

 

Well, now you can!  At Brookshire’s, we want you to let your inner chef loose and get courageous in the kitchen!

 

Your efforts and taste buds will be rewarded with chef-worthy cuisine that easily rates five stars!  

 

 

 

Jicama Melon Salsa

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Serves 4

 

Ingredients:

1 cup cantaloupe, diced

1 cup honeydew melon, diced

1/2 cup jicama, peeled and diced

2 Tbs red onions, sliced

1/2 green bell pepper, diced

1/2 red bell pepper, diced

2 Tbs cilantro, chopped

1 lime, juiced

1 jalapeño, minced

salt, to taste 

 

Directions:

Combine all ingredients; refrigerate until serving time. Place salsa on top of your favorite meat.

 

Nutritional Information:  Calories per Serving: 45, Fat: 0 g (0 g Saturated Fat), Cholesterol: 0 mg, Sodium: 56 mg, Carbohydrates: 10 g, Fiber: 2 g, Protein: 1 g

 

Almond Brittle

Serves: 8
Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

 

 

Ingredients:

2 cups Food Club Sugar

1/2 cup water

1/4 cup corn syrup

1 1/2 cup almonds, toasted and chopped

 

 

Directions:

Combine the sugar, water, and corn syrup in a heavy-bottomed pan. Stir together with a spoon, making sure there are no lumps of dry sugar left. Cover the pan and place it on medium heat for 4 minutes. Remove the lid, increase the heat to high, and bring it to a boil. Do not stir, but if sugar crystals appear on the side of the pan; use a wet pastry brush to clean the sides.

 

Cook the sugar until it starts to change color, 300° F. At this point lower the heat and cook the sugar until golden brown or 325° F. Remove from heat quickly and throw in the almonds and pour on a cookie sheet lined with wax paper, distributing it evenly. Let cool completely and break in chunks.

 

Nutritional Information:  Calories Per Serving: 323, Fat: 9 g (1 g Saturated Fat), Cholesterol: 0 mg, Sodium: 1 mg, Carbohydrates: 61 g, Fiber: 2 g, Protein: 4 g

 

 

Tabbouleh Salad

Serves: 4
Prep Time: 2 hours

 

 

Ingredients:

1/2 cup bulgur, fine or medium grain, rinsed under running water and drained

2 lemons, juiced

1/3 cup Food Club Extra Virgin Olive Oil

1 tsp salt

1/8 tsp cayenne pepper

2 cups minced fresh parsley leaves

2 medium tomatoes, halved, seeded and cut into very small dice

4 medium scallions, green and white parts, minced

2 Tbs minced fresh mint leaves (or 1 rounded tsp dried mint)

 

Directions:

Mix bulgur wheat with juice from one lemon in medium bowl; set aside until grains are tender and fluffy, 20 to 40 minutes, depending on age and type of bulgur.

 

Mix remaining lemon juice, olive oil, salt and cayenne pepper. Mix bulgur, parsley, tomatoes, scallions, and mint; add dressing and toss to combine. Cover and refrigerate to let flavors blend, 1 to 2 hours.

 

Nutritional Information:  Calories Per Serving: 251, Fat: 19 g (3 g Saturated Fat), Cholesterol: 0 mg, Sodium: 608 mg, Carbohydrates: 20 g, Fiber: 6 g, Protein: 4 g

 

Celery Salad with Dijon & Pecans

Serves: 6
Prep Time: 30 minutes + chilling

 

 

Ingredients:

Creamy Dijon Dressing:

1 lemon, juiced

1 1/2 Tbs Dijon mustard

1 tsp honey

1/2 tsp salt

3 Tbs Food Club Extra Virgin Olive Oil

3 Tbs Food Club Fat-Free Sour Cream

 

 

Salad:

1/4 cup Food Club Pecans

3 celery ribs, chopped

1/2 pear, ripe but firm, grated

2 Tbs chopped green onions

2 Tbs parsley leaves, fresh chopped

2 Tbs tarragon leaves, fresh chopped

 

Directions:

In medium bowl, whisk together lemon juice, mustard, honey and salt. In a steady stream, slowly whisk in oil. Add sour cream; whisk to combine. Set aside.

Toast the pecans in a small dry skillet over medium-high heat until fragrant, about 5 minutes and then rough chop.

 

Combine chopped celery, chopped pear and dressing. Stir in green onions, parsley, tarragon and pecans. Adjust seasonings with salt and pepper. Refrigerate until chilled, about 30 minutes. Serve. 

 

Nutritional Information:  Calories Per Serving: 175, Fat: 16 g (2 g Saturated Fat), Cholesterol: 1 mg, Sodium: 379 mg, Carbohydrates: 9 g, Fiber: 2 g, Protein: 2 g

 

Bulgur can be used as a main entree or side dish with seasonings, vegetables, nuts or small amounts of meats or fish. ~foodreference.com

 

© 2011, Brookshire Grocery Co. Nutrient counts are rounded to the nearest whole number. All dietary and lifestyle changes should be supervised by a physician.

 



Ready-Made Crowd Pleasers


Save time—then spend it with family and friends!

 

Choose fresh, zesty dips and vegetable trays, and yummy desserts like our creme cakes or fudge brownies!

 

Create a delicious snack table combination with Food Club Dips and Sunnybrook Farms Vegetable Trays!

 

Sunnybrook Farms, Pico De Gallo, Food Club Ranch Dip and Food Club Spinach Dip.

 

Don’t forget the ice! Premier Mountain Ice. Sold in two convenient sizes.



Snack Happy


Nothing kicks up the flavor and fun of  Cheese Steak Quesadillas like McCormick’s incredible Taco Seasoning.

Just sprinkle McCormick’s Taco Seasoning in with the cheese and steak before you grill and  watch the flavor of your quesadillas come to life like never before! 

 

Cheese Steak Quesadillas 

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes

Serves 6 

Ingredients:
1 lb boneless beef sirloin steak, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
1 medium onion, thinly sliced
1 1/2 tsp seasoned salt
1 tsp McCormick Taco Seasoning
3 jalapeño peppers, diced
1/4 cup chopped cilantro
1 cup 2% cheddar cheese, cubed
6 (8-inch) flour tortillas 

Directions:
Preheat oven to 350° F. In a large skillet over medium heat, add beef; stir until browned. Drain fat: if needed. Add onions, seasoned salt and taco seasoning; cook for 5 minutes stirring occasionally. Add jalapeño peppers, cilantro and cheese; stirring until cheese is melted. 

Fill tortillas half way full and fold. Place tortilla on an ungreased baking sheet. Bake for 5 minutes or until tortilla starts to brown. Cut quesadillas into sections. 

Nutritional Information:  Calories per Serving: 289, Fat: 12 g (6 g Saturated Fat), Cholesterol: 87 mg, Sodium: 838 mg, Carbohydrates: 15 g, Fiber: 2 g, Protein: 23 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.



Get Ready to Play!


Planning a party for the big game this January?

Kick it up a notch by heading “South of the Border” with hot n’ spicy recipes guaranteed to delight! Fans of all ages will love our yummy Touchdown Taco Empanadas. Plus, you’ll score some serious points with our tasty Tequila Wings, hearty White Chili and Grilled Pepper Poppers. 

And just for a little crunch, add nachos or fresh veggies for the perfect dippers! No matter which team you’re rooting for, you’ll make this year’s bash a hit with our super selection of snacks! 

Tequila Wings

Prep Time: 15 minutes + marinating
Cook Time: 50 minutes

Serves: 8 

Ingredients:
1 tsp salt
1 tsp black pepper
1 tsp ground cumin
1/2 tsp ground cayenne
1/2 cup fresh lime juice
1/2 cup tequila
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 Tbs chipotle sauce or Louisiana hot sauce
2 lbs chicken wings or drumsticks 

Directions:
In a medium bowl, combine all ingredients except wings. Place wings in baking dish. Pour tequila sauce over wings and marinate for 15 minutes. Flip and marinate another 15 minutes. After marinating pour tequila sauce into a saucepan. Preheat oven to 350° F. Place wings on a baking sheet and place into oven. Bake wings for 50 minutes. Heat tequila sauce until it begins to thicken. Increase the temperature on the oven to broil. Brush thickened tequila sauce onto wings and place in oven. Broil wings for 5 to 9 minutes or until crispy brown. 

Nutritional Information: Calories Per Serving: 259, Fat: 9 g (2 g Saturated Fat), Cholesterol: 101 mg, Sodium: 397 mg, Carbohydrates: 2 g, Fiber: 0 g, Protein: 33 g 

Grilled Pepper Poppers

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes

Serves: 16 

Ingredients:
2/3 cup shredded Mexican blend cheese
1/2 cup shredded 2% mozzarella cheese
4 oz. Food Club Fat-Free Cream Cheese, softened
2 Tbs green onions, chopped
1 red bell pepper, chopped
1 tsp ground cumin
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 tsp kosher salt
8 jalapeño peppers, halved lengthwise and seeds removed 

Directions:
Preheat oven to 300° F. Spray baking sheet with cooking spray. In a large bowl, mix together cheese, green onions, red bell pepper, cumin, garlic and salt. Place 2 teaspoons of cheese mixture into each halve of pepper. Place stuffed peppers on baking sheet. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes. 

Nutritional Information:  Calories Per Serving: 63, Fat: 5 g (3 g Saturated Fat), Cholesterol: 15 mg, Sodium: 360 mg, Carbohydrates: 2 g, Fiber: 0 g, Protein: 3 g 

White Chili

Prep Time: 3 hours + 30 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes

Serves: 10 

Ingredients:
1 lb white beans, soaked over night in water, drained or 3 (15.8 oz) cans white beans, drained
5 cups low-sodium chicken broth
1 Tbs Food Club Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 onion, chopped
1 lb boneless, skinless chicken breast, cubed
3 garlic cloves, minced
2 jalapeño peppers, chopped
2 (4 oz) cans chopped green chilies
1 Tbs ground cumin
1/2 Tbs oregano leaves
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
1 1/2 cups Monterey Jack cheese, shredded
Salt and pepper, to taste 

Directions:
Rinse beans. In a large pot, combine white beans and chicken broth; bring to a boil. Reduce heat and let beans simmer for 3 hours, In a skillet, add olive oil and chopped onion; cook until onion is tender. Add chicken; cook until chicken is no longer pink. In a large pot, add cooked chicken, chopped onions, chopped jalapeño, minced garlic, green chilies, spices and beans; stir to blend. Let chili simmer for 1/2 hour. Before serving sprinkle Monterey Jack cheese over chili. 

Nutritional Information:  Calories Per Serving: 392, Fat: 10 g (4 g Saturated Fat), Cholesterol: 54 mg, Sodium: 189 mg, Carbohydrates: 46 g, Fiber: 14 g, Protein: 33 g

Touchdown Taco Empanandas

Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 16 – 18 minutes

Serves: 12 

Ingredients:
1 Tbs Food Club Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 lb ground turkey
1 Tbs ground cumin
1 tsp salt
1 (15 oz) can Food Club Black Beans, rinsed
1 cup Food Club Shredded 2% Cheddar Cheese
1/2 cup chopped onions
1 (10 oz) can diced tomatoes and
green chilies
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 cup cilantro sprigs, chopped
3 (16.5 oz) pkgs refrigerated pizza dough
1 egg
1 Tbs water 

Directions:
In a skillet, add olive oil and turkey. Sprinkle cumin over turkey. Cook until ground turkey is no longer pink. Preheat oven 375° F. Pour black beans in a colander and rinse with water. In a large bowl, combine black beans, cheese, onion, tomatoes, garlic and cilantro.  Roll pizza dough out on a well floured surface. Using a circle cookie cutter, or a large cup, cut circles into pizza dough. Fill each circle with a spoonful of taco mixture and fold dough over the make a half circle. Press edges of dough with fork to seal. In a small bowl, combine egg and water. Brush egg wash over empanadas. Place empanadas on a cookie sheet and bake for 16 to 18 minutes or until golden brown. 

Nutritional Information:Calories Per Serving: 352, Fat: 11 g (4 g Saturated Fat), Cholesterol: 64 mg,  Sodium: 537 mg, Carbohydrates: 40 g, Fiber: 6 g, Protein: 24 g



Simply Christmas


Indulge in the ultimate holiday tradition with our rich and delicious Food Club Egg Nog. Made locally, friends and family will savor the fresh taste of this festive, spiced classic. 

Egg nog is traditionally a social drink, and was common at holiday parties, which helped form its reputation as a Christmas-time beverage.

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Sugar and Spice


Sweets to Entice! 

Zucchini Bread
Christmas Gingersnaps
Snicker-doodle Holiday Drink
Cinnamon-pecan Popcorn 

What better gift to give than the aroma of fresh-baked Zucchini Bread—especially when packaged in such cute containers? 

And at your holiday party, your guests will have more than sugar plums dancing in their heads after enjoying delicious Ginger Snap Cookies, Sweet and Spicy Popcorn and our warmed, chill-chasing snicker-doodle holiday drink. 

Zucchini Bread  

Prep Time: 30 minutes           
Cook Time: 35 minutes

Serves: 24 

Ingredients:
3 cups flour
1 tsp kosher salt
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder 
2 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tsp ground nutmeg
1 1/2 cups grated zucchini (about 1-2 zucchini)
1 apple, grated
1 cup chopped pecans
3 eggs
1 cup canola oil
1 1/2 cups sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
3 tsp vanilla extract
3 (10.5 or 11 oz) metal coffee cans (remove label and  cut away lip inside the can if present) 

Directions:
Preheat oven to 375° F. In a large bowl, mix together flour, salt, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, grated zucchini, grated apple and chopped pecans. In a medium bowl, beat together eggs, canola oil, sugars and vanilla. Pour into flour mixture. Butter and flour each can, to prevent the bread from sticking to the can; make sure crevices are covered. Divide batter into cans and place in the oven for 45 to 50 minutes or until golden brown. Allow cans to cool for 20 minutes before
removing bread and slicing.  

Nutritional Information: Calories Per Serving: 243, Fat: 13 g (1 g Saturated Fat), Cholesterol: 23 mg, Sodium: 159 mg, Carbohydrates: 30 g, Fiber: 1 g, Protein: 3 g 

Christmas Gingersnaps  

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes

Serves: 12 

Ingredients:
3/4 cup canola oil
1 cup light brown sugar
1/4 cup light molasses
1/2 tsp vanilla
1 egg
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp ground ginger
1 tsp ground cinnamon
2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt

Tubinado sugar, to garnish 

Directions:
Preheat oven to 350° F. Spray a cookie sheet with cooking spray. In a large bowl, combine oil, sugar, molasses, vanilla and egg. In a medium bowl, combine flour, spices, baking soda and salt. Slowly pour flour mixture into molasses mixture; mix well. Sprinkle Turbinado sugar on top of cookies. Place cookies on pan and bake for 10 to 12 minutes. 

Nutritional Information: Calories Per Serving: 269, Fat: 14 g (1 g Saturated Fat), Cholesterol: 16 mg, Sodium: 319 mg, Carbohydrates: 33 g, Fiber: 1 g, Protein: 3 g  

Snicker-doodle Holiday Drink 

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Serves: 4 

Ingredients:
1/4 cup Turbinado sugar
3 tsp ground cinnamon
3/4 cup whipping cream
1 oz Baileys Irish Cream
1 oz cinnamon liqueur
2 oz Smirnoff Vanilla Twist Vodka 

Directions:
In a small bowl, combine sugar and cinnamon. Place the rim of 4 glasses into the sugar/cinnamon mixture. Fill a cocktail shaker with some ice and the remaining ingredients and shake. Pour cocktail into the 4 glasses. 

Nutritional Information: Calories Per Serving: 181, Fat: 8 g (5 g Saturated Fat), Cholesterol: 51 mg,  Sodium: 17 mg, Carbohydrates: 15 g, Fiber: 1 g, Protein: 6 g 

Cinnamon-pecan Popcorn 

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Serves: 6 

Ingredients:
1 bag Food Club Natural Light Popcorn
2 Tbs unsalted butter, melted
1 Tbs sugar
1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup pecans, toasted
1/2 cup caramel bits
1 1/2 Tbs water 

Directions:
In a large bowl, combine the first 6 ingredients. In a microwavable bowl, combine caramel bits and water; microwave, stir and repeat until melted. Pour caramel over popcorn; mix well. 

Nutritional Information: Calories Per Serving: 103, Fat: 6 g (4 g Saturated Fat), Cholesterol: 15 mg, Sodium: 42 mg, Carbohydrates: 12 g, Fiber: 3 g, Protein: 1 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. 



Candy Cane Cheesecake


Prep Time: 40 minutes
Cook Time: 55 minutes

Serves 12 

Crust:
1 1/2 cups crushed chocolate graham crackers
1/4 cup butter, melted
3/4 cup + 2 Tbs Food Club Sugar, divided 

 

Cheesecake:
3 (8 oz) pkgs Food Club Fat-free Cream Cheese, softened
1 cup Greek yogurt
1 cup whipping cream
3 Tbs all-purpose flour
1 Tbs vanilla
3 eggs 

Ganache:
1/3 cup whipping cream
3/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 cup peppermint, crushed 

Directions:
Pre-heat oven to 325° F. In a medium bowl, combine crushed graham cracker, butter and 2 tablespoons sugar. Spray a 9-inch spring form pan with cooking spray. Press crumb mixture into pan and bake for 14 minutes. In a large bowl, with electric mixer cream the cream cheese and 3/4 cup sugar. Add eggs one at a time and then vanilla, Greek yogurt and 1 cup whipping cream; mix well. Pour into cooled crust and bake 50 to 55 minutes. 

In a sauce pan over medium heat, bring 1/3 cup whipping cream to a boil. Remove from heat and add chocolate stirring constantly. Pour ganache over cheesecake and smooth over with a spatula. Sprinkle crushed peppermint on top of ganache. Refrigerate for at least 4 hours or overnight before removing from pan. 

Nutritional Information: Calories per Serving: 471, Fat: 34 g (21 g Saturated Fat), Cholesterol: 137 mg, Sodium: 264 mg, Carbohydrates: 33 g, Fiber: 1 g, Protein: 10 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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