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Family Matters: Family Movie Nights


If you have kids, you know how expensive it is to go out to the movies and get popcorn and drinks.  Our family has special “movie nights” at home with everyone taking turns picking out the movies.  We have a family dinner and then we lounge in the comfort of our own home and watch one or more movies and eat popcorn.  This makes for great quality time with your kids and normally brings lots of laughter and joy in the house. 

Below is an easy recipe for White Chocolate Covered Popcorn that our family enjoys during our “movie nights”. 

White Chocolate Covered Popcorn

Ingredients:
4  (3.3 oz) bags of Food Club Butter Popcorn
1 (24 oz) pkg of Food Club Quick ‘n Easy White Bark
Wax Paper

Directions:

Cut recipe down – 1 bag of popcorn and 3 squares of white bark.  

Cook popcorn as directed and pour in large bowl.  Place white bark in microwave and melt as directed.  Take the melted bark and drizzle over the bowl of popcorn.  Stir occasionally to make sure it is mixed up good.  Pour contents of bowl on wax paper and let it sit for a few minutes.  Put the popcorn in several small bowls for your family and begin enjoying the sweet taste of perfection!  Suggestions:  Add chopped pecans or colored sugar sprinkles for the kids to make it more fun.

Set aside time this week for your family and enjoy a family “movie night”.  Count your blessings daily and give thanks for the time you share with your family.



Family Matters: Modified Ice Cream Bar Pie


Some of you have been asking me how my son’s ice cream birthday cake turned out…let me tell you, my new teenager was thrilled with his ice cream bar pie!

I had to adjust the original recipe from the Celebrate Cooking magazine because my son does not eat chocolate. Yes, you read that right he does not like chocolate! Apparently he did not inherit my taste buds. 

The dessert was easy and took only minutes to make, leaving me with lots of time to enjoy his party!
Here are my modifications to the Ice Cream Bar Pie:
Ice Cream Bar Pie
Prep Time: 15 minutes, plus chill time
Serves 18
Ingredients:
1 (12 Ct) box Blue Bunny Birthday Party Ice Cream Sandwiches (it uses vanilla wafers)
1 (12 oz) tub fat-free frozen whipped topping
1 (16 oz) pkg frozen sweetened strawberries or fresh strawberries
Directions:
In a 13×9 dish, line the bottom of dish with ice cream sandwiches. Spread the thawed frozen strawberries over sandwiches. Spread whipped topping over frozen strawberries. Freeze pie for 30 minutes. Top with fresh strawberries before serving.


Dine In: Southwest Won Ton Cups


These make the perfect appetizer to eat before a meal or take to a party!

Southwest Won Ton Cups

Serves: 8
Prep Time: 15 minutes Cook Time: 7 minutes

Ingredients:
8 squares wonton wrapper
1 Tbs butter, melted
1/2 cup corn
1/2 cup avocado, small cubes
2 Tbs green onion, chopped
2 Tbs cilantro, finely chopped
1 Tbs lime juice

Directions:
Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray a mini muffin pan with cooking spray. Spread butter onto each wonton wrapper. Place wrappers into muffin pan and bake for 7 minutes or until crisp.

In a medium bowl, mix remaining ingredients. Place corn mixture into won tons.

Nutritional Information:Calories per Serving: 57, Fat: 3 g (1 g Saturated Fat), Cholesterol: 5 mg, Sodium: 59 mg, Carbohydrates: 33 g, Fiber: 1 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

 



Family Matters: Brookshire’s World of Wildlife Museum and Country Store


It’s HOT outside.  Summer vacation time is beginning to wind down as the kids are thinking about going back to school.  Before the good times run out this summer, take time to do at least one or two more fun activities with your children or grandchildren.   

The best FREE outing I could suggest is a trip to the Brookshire’s World of Wildlife Museum and Country Store in Tyler, TX.  You’ll find a link to the museum under the “Kids” section on the Brookshires.com website showing the days and hours of operation.  The museum is always a favorite destination for my two grandsons when they visit me in Tyler.  And you can’t beat the fact that it always offers free admission!



Banana Berry Smoothie


 

Made with Truvia!

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Serves: 4

Ingredients:

 

1 cup strawberries
1 cup blueberries
1 banana
1 cup fat-free plain yogurt
1 cup orange juice
1 cup ice
4 packets Truvia™ natural sweetener 

 

Directions:
Add all ingredients to blender and blend until smooth.

Nutritional Information:   Calories Per Serving: 110, Fat: 0 g (0 g Saturated Fat), Cholesterol: 0 mg, Sodium: 45 mg, Carbohydrates: 28 g, Fiber: 2 g, Protein: 4 g 



A summertime favorite!


 

Want s’more ideas to make different varieties of s’mores? 

 

• Add peanut butter to your graham cracker

• Use a chocolate graham cracker

• Add toasted coconut to your s’mores

• Use cookies in place of graham cracker

• Add different fruits to your s’mores: banana, strawberry, etc.

• Add pretzels to your s’mores

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Mixin’ it up with hamburgers


 

Stuffed Hamburger

Combine 1 lb of your choice of ground meat (turkey or beef) and 1/2 Tbs Lawry’s 25% Less Sodium Seasoned Salt. Form four bowls from the ground meat; reserve some meat to make a top for the bowls. In each meat bowl, add 2 Tbs 2% cheddar cheese and 1 slice of turkey bacon crumbles. Divide 1/4 cup chopped onions into each bowl. Top each meat bowl with the reserved meat and pinch edges to seal the patty. Cook hamburgers until desired doneness. Serves 4.

 

Pizza Burger

Combine 1 lb of your choice of ground meat (turkey or beef), 1/4 cup pizza sauce, 1/4 cup turkey pepperoni, 1 Tbs oregano, 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese and 1 tsp Lawry’s Garlic Salt. Form ground meat into hamburger patties and cook until desire doneness. Serves 4.

 

Blue Cheese Burger

In a small bowl combine 1 tsp McCormick Black Pepper, 1/2 cup blue cheese crumbles, 1/4 cup chopped chives and 2 cloves of garlic. Take 1 lb of your choice of ground meat (turkey or beef) and form four bowls, reserve some meat to make a top for the bowl. Place the blue cheese mixture into each meat bowl. Top each meat bowl with the reserved meat and pinch edges to seal the patty. Cook hamburgers until desired doneness. Serves 4.

 

Teriyaki Burger

In a medium bowl, mix together 1/4 cup teriyaki sauce, 2 Tbs pineapple juice and 1 Tbs Grill Mates Hawaiian Luau Marinade. Add 1 lb of your choice of ground meat (turkey or beef) to teriyaki sauce mixture and marinate overnight. Cook hamburgers until desired doneness. Serves 4.

 



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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The perfect deal for your grill


Grilled corn is an easy, fun way to brighten up your cookout. Start with Food Club Corn On The Cob and rub ears with Shedd’s Spread Country Crock Margarine. Add any seasonings that sound yummy. Wrap each ear in foil and place on the grill. Rotate each ear a few times to heat all sides. Be careful of steam when opening the foil. ENJOY!



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