Kellogg’s cereals are on sale when you buy 4 boxes. If you have kids, that won’t be a challenge at all!
Oreos are on sale!! Need we say more?! If you can resist scarfing down the entire bag, put half a bag in a zipper-top plastic bag and crush them with a skillet. Then use some of that as a crumb crust. Add in a thick layer of the ready-to-use cheesecake filling you can get in the dairy case and top with more cookie crumbles.
What an awesome Valentine’s Day cake to make! And you can say in all honesty, “I made it myself.”
There are some sales that you really look forward to, because you know you can stock up, save some serious money and not be at a loss for what to do with the product. This is one of those sales: ground chuck.
Ground chuck, as we’ve discussed before, is the perfect type of beef for burgers. It has just enough fat to retain the juiciness, but not so much fat that your burgers cook away into little nuggets. The fat-to-meat ratio means that you get more meat for your dollar, too.
But besides burgers, ground chuck is great for tacos, for soups, for spaghetti and lasagna and a dozen other casseroles. I like to buy it in larger lots and take it home for dividing. Some of it will be browned and packaged in 1-pound freezer containers. Some of it will be put in 1-pound packs as uncooked meat. Then I have plenty of options, all waiting in the deep freeze. It makes you feel safe and secure on a cold winter’s day, that’s for sure!
It’s amazing how the little things really make a difference. If you go to the pantry in the morning and there’s no cereal for breakfast, it just gets your day off to a lousy start.
You can prevent that, you know, and Brookshire’s can help. We have Kellogg’s and Kashi cereals on sale this week, so this is the perfect time to stock up and save!
It’s also another opportunity to put that healthy-breakfast New Year’s resolution into practice. You know what they say about breakfast being the most important meal of the day!
Some things have very short seasons, and clementines are a perfect example. They’re like tangerines, only sweeter, seedless and easier to peel.
Clementines are only available in the winter months, though…once they’re gone, they’re gone. If you’ve never tried a Clementine, swing on by Brookshire’s and pick up a few. Jump on the bandwagon of Clementine lovers!
They’re perfect for snacks and lunch boxes, because they’re so easy to peel.
The poor potato. Low-carb diets have given it a bad reputation, when actually; it’s a healthy, tasty, good vegetable. If you are carb-watching, a medium potato has 37 grams of carbohydrate—and that’s a high number—but it’s not sky high like some other foods.
And if carb-watching isn’t your priority, keep in mind that a medium potato is only 150 calories and fat free. As long as you don’t go crazy with the toppings, potatoes are just fine—and they’re on sale this week at Brookshire’s.
You can check off one very important New Year’s Resolution from your list. No doubt you’ve resolved to be healthier and eat better. And what’s one of the biggest ways to achieve that? It’s simple: drink more water. And the sale at Brookshire’s this week makes it easy to do so.
Pick up a 24-pack of bottled water—perfect for day-to-day hydration, or for special after-workout refreshment. And at such a great price, why not stock up? It’s a great way to live smarter and save some money!
You know it’s the holidays when the big meats are on sale. Brookshire’s has whole and sliced hams and standing rib roast advertised this week. This is the perfect time for some investment cooking: that’s where you cook up something big like this, and end up with enough meals to last a week! Stock your freezer or feed the family!
Ham? Day One is the sliced ham. The next day is ham sandwiches. On the weekend you cook up the ham bone for some split pea soup. And if there’s still some left, how about a mac-n-cheese casserole with ham chunks?
Standing rib roast is the diamond cut of beef. It’s an over-sized prime rib, so the meat is fork-tender and juicy enough to skip the gravy. Fix an elegant roast, and then cook up the bones and scraps to make the best tasting beef broth you’ve ever had. That’s the start of awesome soup, casserole sauce or an amazing beef, gravy and noodles.
Yup, this is investment cooking. Cook now, enjoy several times down the road!
A burger’s a burger, right? Actually, no. The type of beef that makes up your burger has a big impact on how it’s going to taste. Extra-lean, ground sirloin, ground beef, ground chuck….which to choose?
It might surprise you, but the really-really lean beef isn’t the best for a basic burger. You see, burgers need a little bit of fat to maintain juiciness. If you get 97% lean beef, you’ll end up with a lean but tough sandwich. Ground chuck is the way to go. There’s a bit of fat, but not so much that you have burger shrinkage to deal with.
And you know what else is great about chuck? Factoring in the fat that cooks out, chuck is a better deal than cheaper ground beef! If you take a pound of ground beef and a pound of ground chuck, cook and drain, you’ll have more usable meat left at the end if you use the chuck. Pretty nifty!
Brookshire’s has ground chuck on sale this week, so take advantage of the great price and stock the freezer. You can brown up several pounds of it, divide among freezer bags, and be ready for last-minute casseroles. And this time of year, that’s always a smart move!
Don’t you love it when you find a great sale, stock up, and can eat cheaply for weeks and weeks? Well, here’s your chance!
This week Brookshire’s has chicken split breasts on sale. A split breast is the kind of chicken that has the bone still in. And it’s split because what we call chicken breasts are really breast halves—a full breast has two big meaty sections.
Being big pieces of chicken, with bones still in, split breasts take longer to cook. If you freeze them as they are, they’ll also take a while to thaw. So to best use this sale, you might want to think ahead and do a little prep work. Here are a couple ideas:
Cook in advance. Place split breasts in a single layer on a baking sheet—as many as you can fit in the pan. Bake about 45 minutes at 375° F.—until the chicken is done. Now you can shred or chop this cooked meat, put in individual-sized freezer bags and fill your freezer with ready-to-use chicken meat. That’s more convenient than a rotisserie chicken! Enchiladas, soup, stir fries, you name it: just add the other ingredients and you’re good to go!
Season in advance. Take several split breasts (however many you need for one meal) and season them—sprinkle on fajita seasoning, or a roasting blend of thyme, basil and rosemary. Slide these pieces in a freezer bag, add a few chopped onions and peppers and stash in the deep freeze. Now, when you’re ready to cook, you’ve got the prep work all taken care of! Just bake and serve.
Use them now. Sounds like a no-brainer, but it really works out to your advantage. Make soup: place several split breasts in a pot of water with onions, carrots and celery; simmer until the chicken is cooked. Remove the chicken and cut the meat up. Add more veggies, some noodles…….and you have soup!
And the same goes for roasted breasts. Fix some for dinner, but fix twice as much as you need. Freeze the rest, or save a day or two to use as a second dinner.
When you get a great price on chicken, you’re smart to take advantage of it. What’s your secret for getting maximum mileage out of split breasts?
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