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Dine In: Great food and fun!


Dining at home on Friday nights is such an excellent opportunity to create family memories that will last a lifetime. Why not have two standing orders this Friday, one to gather around the T.V. with your family and friends for a great night of fun and pair it with some great food from Brookshire’s? When you combine food with fun the possibilities are endless. Conveniently located right inside our stores we have a Blockbuster DVD rental kiosk machine with all the new releases or some old time favorites and classic hits for just a $1.00 a day.

While picking up your movie do not forget to pick up dinner. We have a multitude of dinner options to choose from such as rotisserie or fried chicken in the deli, ready to heat frozen entrees in our frozen food department or some delicious ready to cook steaks cut fresh every day right in our market. Sit back, relax and enjoy and of course, don’t forget the popcorn.



Healthy Living: Yellowfin Tuna with Pepper Garlic Crust


When we think about eating tuna, most of us think about tuna in a can.  While I have eaten plenty of tuna, I had never eaten a tuna filet until recently.  Tuna is very nutritional as a serving contains 179 calories, 1 gram of fat, zero carbs and 39 grams of protein.  A tuna fish sandwich has always been a staple around our house. 

While dining out recently, I decided to be daring and try a seared tuna steak.  I’ve always eaten a lot of fish, but never had a tuna steak.  Wow!  It was light, healthy and delicious!  Since it was seared, it had the consistency of a tender steak rather than the flakiness of fish.  I liked it so much that I have prepared it at home several times over the past few weeks.  I found a great recipe at one of our recipe kiosks in our store.  These kiosks can be found in several of our stores and are a great resource for recipes.  Next time you want to cook a healthy meal try this easy and quick to prepare recipe:

Yellowfin Tuna with Pepper Garlic Crust

Servings:  4
Prep Time: 5 min.  Cook: 5 min.

Ingredients:

  •       Canola Oil
  •       4 (8oz.) Tuna Steaks, 1 ½ inch thick
  •       1/2  Tbs Salt
  •       1/2 Tbs Crushed Black Peppercorns
  •       1  Tbs Olive Oil
  •       1 Clove Garlic, Peeled and Chopped 

Directions:

  1. Brush steaks with olive oil.  Season with crushed black pepper and salt.
  2. Heat oil in skillet over high heat; add garlic and brown.
  3. Add tuna steaks and sear to desired doneness.  Cook 2 min. on each side for rare center; 3 to 5 min. on each side for medium center; 5 to 8 min. each side for well-done center. 

Nutritional Information:  Calories 278,Total Fat 6g, Saturated Fat 1g, Carbs 1g, Protein 53g



Healthy Living: Fish!


Growing up in East Texas, I thought fried fish was one of the major food groups.  At least once a week we ate fried catfish, bass, crappie, and any other fish that we caught!  While fried fish is not the healthiest thing you can eat, baked or grilled fish is.  Fish is low in fat and an excellent source of Omega-3 fatty acids, vitamins and minerals.  With the NuVal nutritional scoring system in place in our stores, it is easy to identify and make healthy food choices.  When comparing the different meat items in our stores, it is quickly apparent that fish and seafood is the most healthy protein choice.  The ratings average is as follows:

  • Fish and Seafood      71
  • Poultry                       30
  • Beef                           30
  • Pork                           28

We have many fresh fish choices in our stores such as Tilapia, Catfish, Cod, Halibut, Tuna, Sea Bass and my personal favorite Salmon.  Salmon is easy to cook and very versatile.  Try my favorite recipe:

Pecan Roasted Salmon

Ingredients:
4 Salmon Fillets
1 Tbs Dijon Mustard
1 Tbs Honey
2 Tbs Panko Bread Crumbs
2 Tbs Chopped Pecans
1 tsp  Parsley
Salt and Pepper to Taste (sea salt and coarse ground pepper)

Directions:
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Spray a baking sheet with nonstick spray.
Sprinkle salmon with salt and pepper. Place skin side down on baking sheet.
Combine mustard and honey, brush on top of salmon.
Mix breadcrumbs, nuts and parsley and sprinkle over salmon.
Bake 10-15 minutes or until flaky.

 



Healthy Living: Hot Dog vs. Hamburger


When you are at a picnic or cook-out, do you wonder if you should eat a hot dog or a hamburger? The burger wins by just a nudge. It has 304 calories, 12 grams fat and 21 grams carbohydrates. The hot dog has 308 calories, 19 grams fat and 24 grams of carbohydrates. These numbers include buns.

If you really want to come out ahead, though, go with a grilled chicken breast (no bun) for 142 calories, 3 grams fat and zero carbohydrates!



Shop the Sale: Ground Chuck


This week the front page of the Brookshire’s ad is covered up with more fresh items than normal, most of which are at their best prices of the season.  I’m glad to know Brookshire’s is featuring fresh produce and fresh meat items to feed my family. 

Ground chuck is prominently highlighted on the front page of the ad, so I’ve already asked Karen to add “ground chuck” to her shopping list.  I want to grill some burgers this weekend because for me, ground chuck is the best kind of ground meat to choose for juicy and flavorful burgers.  Ground chuck comes from the shoulder and neck area of the cow and usually has an immense amount of flavoring.   Ground chuck is also great for mouth watering meatloaf if you are planning to stay indoors on these hot summer days. 



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.

 



Healthy Living: Proper Meat Thawing


How do you thaw your meats? Do you place them in the refrigerator, in a sink with water or just lay it out on the counter?  The best way to thaw your frozen meat is to just place it in the refrigerator. When you leave your meat on the counter, it goes through the temperature danger zone, where bacteria rapidly multiply. Your other option, if you do not thaw in the refrigerator, is to keep the meat under cold running water. The important thing here is that the water is constantly running and that its cold.  When having meat in a meal that needs to be thawed, just plan ahead.



Family Matters: Food, Family and Fun!


It is almost time to celebrate the Fourth of July!  With the holiday falling on Sunday this year, most Americans will enjoy a relaxing 3-day weekend away from work.  And that’s only more time to bring family and friends together for food and fun.

My wife, Karen, takes the responsibility of making our Fourth of July meal extra special.  I like her idea:  She always checks with each family member before she goes shopping to make sure we serve up their favorite summertime food on the Fourth.  No matter how unusual, she will serve it, which is exciting for our grandkids. 

But so far, we haven’t been too surprised by the menu.  The grandkids expect hot dogs.  For Karen, it is a thick juicy hamburger hot off the grill.  My daughter insists on potato salad – the kind that comes from Brookshire’s deli in the plastic tub.  (We’ve long since given up on making potato salad from scratch because the product from the deli is so delicious.)   My son wants grilled onions for his hamburger.  And my favorite taste is the blending of baked beans and Lay’s potato chips – the combination is heavenly. 

Holidays are so much fun for the family.  Make your family’s Fourth of July special this year by serving everyone’s favorite foods.



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.

 



Shop the Sale: Hormel Pork Baby Back Ribs


As a father and a grandfather, I’m looking forward to Father’s Day coming up this Sunday.  My family makes sure I get lots of extra attention on my special day.  Typically our family enjoys a big Father’s Day dinner at home after church on Sunday afternoon. 

The menu is carefully chosen with my tastes in mind and everyone else is eager to make my meal special.  But when it comes to cooking the meat, the job of grilling outdoors is still Dad’s job no matter what day it is.  

So, for Father’s Day this year I’m glad to see Brookshire’s is featuring Hormel pork baby back ribs on the front page of the ad.  I love baby back ribs!!!  Unfortunately for years I settled on paying sky-high “restaurant prices” when I wanted to enjoy ribs because I was afraid to try my own hand at grilling them at home.  But all that has changed now that I found a great recipe our family really likes.  

Why not try cooking your own baby back ribs this year?  If you need a recipe, there are several to choose from on the brookshires.com website.  And this week’s ad special on ribs will make your Father’s Day even more special.



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