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Apricot-Pistachio Rolled Pork
- To cut pork roast into a large rectangle that can be filled and rolled, cut lengthwise about 1/2 inch from top of pork to within 1/2 inch of opposite edge; open flat. Repeat with other side of pork, cutting from the inside edge to the outer edge; open flat to form rectangle.
- Sprinkle apricots, 1/2 cup nuts, the garlic, salt and pepper over pork to within 1 inch of edge. Tightly roll up pork, beginning with short side. Secure with toothpicks, or tie with string. Pierce pork all over with metal skewer. Brush brandy over entire surface. Let stand 15 minutes. Brush again with remaining brandy. Cover and refrigerate at least 2 hours but no longer than 24 hours.
- Heat oven to 325°F. Place pork, fat side up, on rack in shallow roasting pan. Insert meat thermometer so tip is in thickest part of pork. Roast uncovered 1 hour 30 minutes.
- Meanwhile, in 2-quart saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Stir in cracker crumbs, 2 tablespoons nuts and garlic salt; cook and stir 1 minute. Cool slightly.
- Brush preserves over pork. Sprinkle with crumb mixture. Roast uncovered 30 to 60 minutes longer or until thermometer reads 160°F. Cover and let stand 15 minutes before serving for easier carving.
- Heat oven to 350°F. Line cookie sheet with Reynolds Parchment Paper; set aside. In large bowl, stir together cookie mix, pudding mix and flour. Stir in melted butter and eggs until soft dough forms. Add pistachios and cranberries; mix well.
- Using small cookie scoop or teaspoon, drop dough 2 inches apart on lined cookie sheet. Press with fingers to slightly flatten.
- Bake 9 to 11 minutes or until edges are light golden brown. Cool 2 minutes; remove from cookie sheet to wire rack. Cool completely. Store tightly covered at room temperature.
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Need to unwind after a full day of summer fun? A movie night is a classic option that won’t break the bank and requires only a few crucial ingredients: the movie, the people, and—of course—the popcorn. We’ve pulled together a few ideas and recipes to make your evening really pop!
Some might say you can’t do better than regular popcorn, but have you considered what happens when you put TWO great things together? Case in point: Nacho Popcorn. It’s the best thing since the donut taco, and it only takes fifteen minutes to prepare. To go along with your salty and spicy popcorn, we recommend watching The LEGO Batman Movie or The Fate of the Furious.
The pairing of caramel and popcorn is as time-honored as Belle and the Beast. Furthermore, this sweet and salty happily-ever-after only gets better when it’s prepared in the oven. Most people agree that oven cooking creates a better texture and taste, plus the clean up is easy if you line your pan in foil. Allow yourself to have a little fun with this recipe and enjoy our recommended tale as old as time, Beauty and the Beast.
The wonderful thing about movies is that they can give you a glimpse of the world without ever leaving your couch potato position. Consider complementing your adventure with a spice that has its own exotic history—cinnamon. In other words, this snack bursts with flavor, and at only 150 calories per serving! Check out the recipe above while you’re movie surfing. We suggest Smurfs: The Lost Village and Kong: Skull Island.
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How would you like to visit Argentina without ever buying a plane ticket? You can immerse yourself in the wines, culture and food of this amazing country on Thursday, July 20th.
It’s called Pour & Explore: A Trip Around the World of Wine. This quarterly event is hosted by Brookshire Brothers alongside our partners from the Lufkin Convention and Visitors Bureau. This is the fourth installment in this fine wine and dinner series. Tickets for the five-course paired meal, featuring Finca Agostino wines and Chef Kate Rudasill’s Argentina-infused menu, are on sale through the Lufkin CVB. For more information, call 936-633-0359.
Independence Day is right around the corner and we couldn’t be more excited! The 4th of July is a time to gather your friends and family, spend time outdoors, and enjoy the sunshine. For a great way to celebrate America’s Independence, follow these fun steps –
1. Plan Ahead
The questions usually start arising about a week before... “What are your plans for July 4th?” Beat everyone to the question by inviting friends and family to a backyard barbecue! You may not have time for paper invitations, but send a group text, create a Facebook group or send e-vites so everyone can mark it on their calendar.
2. Create the Menu
Don’t stress about preparing each dish. Guests want to help out by bringing dishes. So, when you get RSVPs from friends and family, ask them if they could bring a side dish or dessert. We’ve got a great selection of recipes here. Once everyone contributes a dish or two, you’ll have a 4th of July spread that’s worthy of celebrating!
3. Take Grilling Tips
Our Market Experts are Expert Grillers! Ask them for their best grilling tips when you’re picking out your favorite cuts of meat. Search our wide variety of Market items in our Meat Department.
4. Think Outside the Box
Meat and veggies are NOT the only items that are grill-worthy. Try your hand at grilling some of your favorite fruits, too. Our Catering Coordinator, Kate Rudasill, suggests splurging for a grill basket or grill wok to place your favorite fruit and vegetable slices in. Find other tips from her on our Cooking with Kate blog!
5. Enjoy the Fireworks
Now that all the cooking, socializing, and eating has commenced, you can sit back and relax while watching the firework show!
Have a safe, fun, and tasty 4th of July!
What’s better than a golf themed Father’s Day? We couldn’t think of anything better either. Whether your Dad is just there for fun, or if he is a golf fanatic, every man enjoys some time out on the green. Forget the ties, monogrammed golf markers, and picture frames. This year, we’re suggesting a great food-filled day and party that will go straight to his heart – and stomach!
To start this Father’s Day out right, give him a hearty breakfast that will keep him fueled all the way to the 18th hole.
This Eggs Baked in Bread Bowls recipe will suit the tastes of bacon-lovers to French toast guys.
Keep him going at lunch by serving his favorite cut of meat. Every man loves a good steak, and our Certified Meat Cutters can offer advice on the best cuts! Find options, recipes, tips and more from our Chop Shop here.
Finally, end the afternoon by hosting a golf-themed party at his favorite course. Invite the entire family to celebrate your special guy. Purchase paper goods to match the theme, wrap silverware in a napkin and tie with yarn or ribbon, and have genuine hole-in-one service! After a large breakfast and lunch, Dad will welcome a sweet treat. Try out these cupcakes that are perfect for all cupcake lovers and enjoy spoiling day this year!
Go Hawaiian with us! National Hawaiian Foods Week is June 11-17 and we're celebrating with in-store samplings, Hawaiian recipes, contests and more!
Deli Lunch Specials
Our deli experts will be hula dancing while preparing these Hawaiian dishes!
(Available in select locations. See store for details.)
Sunday: Pulled Chicken Sliders
Monday: Teriyaki Chicken with Pineapple Salsa
Tuesday: Blackened Salmon
Wednesday: Teriyaki Hamburger Patties
Thursday: Macadamia Nut Crusted Tilapa with Mango Salsa
Friday: Teriyaki Chicken with Mango Salsa
Saturday: Pulled Pork Sliders
Demo & Samplings
Want to Hawaiianize your meal? We've got the recipes for you here! You can also find several of our stores with samplings and demonstrations presented by King's Hawaiian. See your local store for more details.
We saved the best for last! We want to reward our Brookshire Brothers and David's customers by giving away this exclusive vacation. YOU could win a 3-night stay in Honolulu for you and a guest and 2 tickets to the Hawaii Food & Wine Festival, plus $500 spending money for your vacation! Be sure to enter soon! The contest ends June 25, 2017. Find out more here: www.hawaiianfoodsweek.com/brookshirebros.
Check out more #HawaiianFoodsWeek fun here.
That gallon of milk you consider a staple in your refrigerator – including the essential nutrients it provides – is missing in food banks and in the refrigerators of families in your community.
The rate of food insecurity in Texas and Louisiana is startlingly higher than even the national average. More than five million of our neighbors – including more than one in every four children – do not have access to enough nutritious food to enjoy an active and healthy life.
According to Feeding America, the nation’s largest domestic hunger-relief organization, milk is one of the most requested items by food banks. While Americans are generous with canned and dry goods, many don’t think to donate milk because it is perishable…but you can!
In partnership with Feeding America and The Great American Milk Drive, Brookshire Brothers is helping to fight hunger in our communities by making it easy for shoppers to provide milk, including its high-quality protein, to families in need. Milk is more than just a drink – it is the top food source for three out of the four nutrients Americans, including children, are most likely to be missing– calcium, vitamin D and potassium.
Since its launch in 2014, The Great American Milk Drive has delivered more than 400,000 gallons – that’s more than 6.3 million servings – of highly desired milk to Feeding America food banks across the country, including more than 8,000 gallons for families in need right here in Texas and Louisiana. However, there’s so much more that we can do.
June is National Dairy Month. Now through June 30, 2017, you can help bring even more nutritious milk to families and children in need in your community with a donation of as little as $1, $3 or $5 when checking out at Brookshire Brothers and David’s locations across Texas and Louisiana.
All donations collected will help local families in Texas and Louisiana get milk that they may otherwise be missing out on. We hope to see you in a Brookshire Brothers or David’s store soon, and at check-out, please consider making a donation to The Great American get Milk Drive to ensure our local Feeding America food banks can provide nutrient-rich milk to our neighbors in need.