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Grilled Banana S’mores


 

Place BANANAS with peel on the grill for 5 minutes on each side or until peel gets dark. Peel BANANA and scoop pulp out in a bowl.

Arrange warm Grilled bananas on graham cracker squares. Place chocolate squares over grilled bananas. Top with another Graham Cracker Square to make a sandwich.

 



Are you ready for a road trip?


 

Is your family going on a road trip? It is hard to eat healthy when on the road; you always end up stopping at a convenient store to stock up on snacks. Try making homemade snacks to take on your trip; it will save you money, time and will be a little healthier snack.

Some great road trip snacks are homemade granola or trail mix, popcorn and cut up fruits and vegetables.

Trail Mix – If you have kids that have different taste, this is a good treat because you can let them pick out what they want in their personal trail mix. In different bowls place nuts, pretzels, raisins, craisins, dried fruits, cereals, gummy bears and chocolate candies. You can even add seasonings like cumin or dry ranch mix.

 

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California Chicken Sandwich


Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 7 minutes

 

Serves 4

 

Ingredients:

4 boneless, skinless chicken breast

1/4 cup fat-free sour cream

1/2 avocado

2 Tbs pitted black olives, chopped

1/4 tsp garlic salt

1/4 tsp ground cumin

4 whole-wheat hamburger buns

 

Directions:

Start the grill. In a medium bowl, combine sour cream, avocado, olives, garlic salt and cumin. Place chicken in foil and grill for 5 – 7 minutes or until the meat thermometer reads 170° F.  Place cooked chicken on bun and top with sour cream mixture.

 

Nutritional Information: Calories Per Serving: 440, Fat: 12 g (3 g Saturated Fat), Cholesterol: 148 mg, Sodium: 306 mg, Carbohydrates: 23 g, Fiber: 5 g, Protein: 58 g

© 2010, Brookshire Grocery Co. Nutrient counts are rounded to the nearest whole

 



Where’s the Meat?


Planning a cookout but don’t have a theme?

Try a BYOM party where invited guests bring their own meat and you supply everything else. This way, you can stay on budget and still have a great time with family and friends!

 

 

 

 

Pineapple Marinade
Prep Time: 6 minutes

Ingredients:
1 cup crushed pineapple
1/3 cup soy sauce
1/3 cup honey
1/4 cup cider vinegar
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tsp ginger powder
1/4 tsp powdered cloves

Directions:
Mix all ingredients together and use immediately or store in an airtight container for up to 7 days. 

 

 

Jamaican Jerk Seasoning Blend

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Ingredients:
1 tsp dried ground habanero chile or substitute other hot powder such as cayenne
2 Tbs onion powder
2 tsp ground thyme
2 tsp ground allspice
1 tsp black pepper
1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp ground cloves 

Directions:
Combine all the seasoning ingredients and mix well. Store in a container with a tight-fitting lid.

 

 

 

 



Shop the Sale: Memorial Day Weekend


Are you planning a picnic or spending the day out on the lake for Memorial Day? Brookshire’s is the place to stop by before your Memorial Day celebration. Off Insect repellent, Banana Boat sun care products and Hawaiian Tropic sun care products are on sale for your outdoor adventure. Also on sale, are juicy whole red ripe watermelons, which would be great for an outdoor dinner. So you don’t have to worry about dishes and glasses while grilling or on a picnic you can pick up some SoloGrips plastic plates and cups. With all these items on sale it is bound to be a great Memorial Day weekend!



Strawberry Spinach Salad with Vinaigrett


Prep Time: 10 minutes

 

Serves 8

 

Ingredients:

3 Tbs raspberry vinegar

1/4 tsp salt

1/4 tsp pepper

3 Tbs olive or canola oil

8 cups (5 oz) baby spinach leaves

1/2 lb (1 1/2 cups) strawberries, sliced

1/2 cup (3 oz) pecan halves, toasted

1/2 cup sliced mushrooms

1/4 cup blue cheese crumbles

 

2 Tbs sesame or poppy seeds, toasted

 

Directions:

Combine the vinegar, salt and pepper in a medium bowl. Add the oil in a slow stream and whisk to blend. Set aside.

 

Place the spinach, berries, nuts, mushrooms and cheese on a platter and toss with the vinaigrette to coat. Sprinkle with seeds.

 

Nutritional Information: Calories Per Serving: 159, Fat: 13 g (2 g Saturated Fat), Cholesterol: 4 mg, Sodium: 139 mg, Carbohydrates: 5 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.

 

 

 

 



Dine In: Movie Night Pizza


Pizza plus a movie equals a great Friday night. Sometime I just can not find the perfect pizza, either it has too much tomato sauce or it is too greasy, it is always something. If you have a group of people, someone always does not want something on their pizza that everyone else wants. Making your own pizza is great for a family. Everyone can get their corner of the pizza and make it how they like. This is also a great meal that your kids can help with. So pick out a movie and get started on this pizza!

Movie Night Pizza

Serves: 6
Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 10 minutes

Ingredients:
1 package of refrigerator pizza dough
1 Tbs butter, melted
1/2 Tbs garlic salt
1/2 Tbs Italian seasoning
1/2 cup pesto
1/2 cup 2% Colby Jack cheese, shredded
3/4 cup tomato, chopped
3/4 cup bell pepper, chopped
1/2 cup mushrooms
1/2 cup onion, chopped

Preheat oven at 425°F. Roll out your pizza dough. In a small bowl, combine melted butter, garlic salt, and Italian seasoning. Once mixed well, rub butter mixture into the dough.  Spread pesto over pizza crust. Sprinkle cheese over pizza. Roll up the sides of the pizza to make the crust. Top with vegetables. Cook for 10 minutes or until crust is golden brown.

Nutritional Information:
Calories per Serving: 333, Fat: 17g (Saturated Fat 6g), Cholesterol: 22mg, Sodium: 725mg, Carbohydrates: 36g, Fiber: 2g, Protein: 10g.

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



Bacon-Stuffed


Tomato Appetizers!
Prep Time: 30 minutes; plus chilling time
Serves 25

Ingredients:
2 pints (4 cups) cherry tomatoes
3/4 cup reduced-fat mayonnaise
1/2 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese
1/8 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp dried basil leaves
16 oz pkg bacon, crisply cooked, drained and crumbled

Directions:
Cut the top off each cherry tomato, and using a melon baller or a sharp knife,
carefully scoop out the seeds and pulp. Place each tomato upside down on a
paper towel to drain. Combine the rest of the ingredients in a small bowl. Stuff each cherry tomato with the bacon mixture. Chill in fridge for at least 2 hours to blend flavors.

To serve, line the serving tray with parsley to keep the little tomatoes from rolling around.

Nutritional Information:
 Calories Per Serving: 82, Fat: 5 g (2 g Saturated Fat), Cholesterol: 16 mg, Sodium: 240 mg, Carbohydrates: 2 g, Fiber: 0 g, Protein: 4 g

Spicy Pecan Nibblers

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes

Makes 3 Cups

Ingredients:
3 cups pecan halves
3 Tbs melted butter
2 Tbs Worcestershire sauce
2 tsp hot pepper sauce, or to taste
2 tsp chili powder
1 tsp curry powder
1/4 tsp salt

Directions:
Preheat oven to 300˚ F. In a mixing bowl, combine the melted butter, Worcestershire sauce, pepper sauce, chili powder, curry powder and salt. Add the pecans to the mixture and stir to coat well.

Spread the pecans on a baking sheet and bake 30 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes, until crisp and lightly toasted. Serve warm.

Nutritional Information:
 Calories Per 1 Tbs Serving: 108, Fat: 10 g (2 g Saturated Fat), Cholesterol: 3 mg, Sodium: 240 mg, Carbohydrates: 2 g, Fiber: 1 g, Protein:2g

© 2010, Brookshires Grocery Co. Nutrient counts are rounded to the nearest whole number. All dietary and lifestyle changes should be supervised by a physician. All recipe ingredients should be cooked to a safe internal temperature according to USDA guidelines. After preparing a recipe, please store any leftovers in the refrigerator.



Picnic Packing Power


Pack the potato salad and the Frisbees. Fire up  the grill and get ready for the best picnic season ever.

Now that the weather is great, give into the urge to dine alfresco with the family at a neighborhood park or lake. There’s no better way to bring the family together than great food and outdoor fun.
 


Theme It!
Whether it’s an impromptu romantic afternoon, or a full-fledged family outing, packing items according to a theme is a great way to inspire memories and keep the menu simple. Music and games are great additions to keep everyone busy and entertained.


To Pack Or Not To Pack
A little planning goes a long way to ensure everyone has fun—including the organizer. Start with a checklist and bring only the essentials.  Pack plenty of serving spoons and items to help you clean up after your adventure is over. And don’t forget your camera to capture all the fun.

On The Menu
Picnics are a snap to pull together when you choose ready-to-serve items like Red Diamond Lemonade, Sunnybrook Farms Fruit and Vegetable Trays, Red Diamond Tea and fresh-made brownie trays. Cold foods should be kept under 40˚ F, so always pack items like Food Club Sour Cream and Yogurt deeper into the cooler and cover with ice to maintain a proper safety temperature. A trick to keeping beverages cooler longer is to chill them in the refrigerator before packing them into the cooler. Keep foods from getting soggy by packing ice in large zip-close bags to keep everything fresh and delicious. If possible, don’t put your cooler in the trunk—the heat will reduce its cooling ability during transport.

Good Clean Fun
Pack hand sanitizer and plenty of paper towels to keep hands and surfaces clean. Make sure any frozen meats, poultry and seafood are thawed in the refrigerator before packing into the cooler, and keep them in separate containers to avoid cross-contamination. A food thermometer is a great item to have to ensure foods are cooked to proper temperature.

Follow these simple tips, and you’ll be on your way to picnic packed with fun and great memories.

Checklist
Umbrella
Camera
Bug Spray
Sunscreen
Trash Bags Or Plastic Grocery Bags
Blankets And/Or Pillows
Plasticware, Plates, Cups, Napkins
Condiments
Food Thermometer
Antibacterial Hand Sanitizer
Games

Try these easy-to-carry items in your picnic!

1. Red Diamond Lemonade
2. Food Club Sour Cream
3. Sunnybrook Farms Fruit Tray
4. Fudge Brownie Tray
5. Food Club Ice
6. Food Club Yogurt
7. Red Diamond Tea
8. Sunnybrook Farms Vegetable Tray

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Uno, Dos, Tres Leches Cake!


Tres Leches Cake
Prep Time: 10 minutes, plus standing time

Serves 12

Ingredients:
1 (32 oz) Tasty Bakery Vanilla Créme Cake
1/2 cup sweetened condensed milk
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup evaporated milk or heavy cream
1 cup nondairy topping or whipped cream
1 (6 oz) jar caramel ice cream topping

Directions:
Split the cake into two round layers.

Combine the three milks and drizzle slowly over the cut sides of the cake. Allow to stand 10 minutes to let milk soak in. Drizzle more milk on and let it stand again. Use all of the milk. Spoon the whipped topping on top of the bottom layer and spread evenly across. Top with the other cake layer. Drizzle with caramel topping and cut into slices.

Nutritional Information: 
Calories Per Serving: 186, Fat: 10 g (4 g Saturated Fat), Cholesterol: 39 mg, Sodium: 173 mg, Carbohydrates: 36 g, Fiber: 0 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. All recipe ingredients should be cooked to a safe internal temperature according to USDA guidelines. After preparing a recipe, please store any leftovers in the refrigerator.



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