Your Health Matters
 Brookshire Brothers is here to help keep the communities we serve healthy.  Though the emerging coronavirus (COVID-19) has many unknowns, we want to assure you that we are doing our best to help you, your families and our employee owners remain well and prepared throughout.
Your Heath Matters
 
 

Here are a few things we are doing to help:

 

Caring for our Employee Owners
 
Staying informed and keeping our store teams up to date on current health advisements and resources is critical to containing the spread of any illness.  Encouraging them to take good care of themselves and their families is key so they can continue to serve you.   If they do not feel well, we suggest they stay home and limit their exposure to others. Their safety and yours is our highest priority.
 
Safeguarding your shopping experience
 
Our store teams are working with an increased sense of urgency to make your shopping experience as safe as possible. We are making sure our employee owners are equipped with the most current information and have a heightened sense of awareness on how best to limit the spread of the virus. Be assured that we have increased the frequency of disinfecting commonly shared areas and touchpoints throughout the store. Our regimen of best safety practices is even more enhanced for everyone’s well being.  We are all in this together and share the common goal of containing the threat of illness.
 
Supplying Your Needs
 
Due to increased demand, our customers may notice certain items are out of stock. We are working diligently with our supplier community to replenish those items on our shelves as quickly as possible.  We may put limits on some products to ensure enough supply for everyone.  For convenience sake, shopping in certain locations can be done online. Brookshire Brothers Anywhere lets you order from your table, phone or desktop then pick it up curbside of have it delivered to your home.   Free curbside pickup is available at all of our online locations through April 10th.  Go to brookshirebrothers.com to find out if curbside pickup or delivery is available in your community.
 
Protecting Our Community
 
We are a community grocer. You can trust Brookshire Brothers to have your community’s wellbeing at heart.  Together, we can work to slow the spread of COVID-19.  Staying healthy is a team effort. Here are a few preventative practices we can all use to prevent the further spread of the virus.
  • Maintain a healthy lifestyle through sleep, diet, exercise, and relaxation
  • Wash your hands frequently with soap and water scrubbing thoroughly for 20 seconds
  • Dry hands with paper towels then discard and avoid using shared kitchen or hand towels
  • Avoid touching your nose, mouth, and eyes - keep hands at waist level where you work
  • Say “hi, hey, or hello” instead of shaking hands
  • Cover your coughs and sneeze into the bend of your elbow or use a tissue
  • Dispose of your used tissues immediately
  • Keep high touch surfaces clean like cell phones, computer keyboards, card swipe pads, buttons, doorknobs, handles, the inside of your vehicle, bottom/sides of purses and backpacks and countertops.
  • Maintain a healthy social distance of 6 feet to prevent the spread of illness
For nearly 100 years, Brookshire Brothers has served communities throughout Texas and Louisiana with the highest regard for shopper safety.  We are walking through this time together and will be updating our practices and our customers as the Center for Disease Control recommends. 
For the latest information and updates, we encourage you to visit the CDC’s website at https://www.cdc.gov/ , the Texas Department of State Health Services at www.dshs.texas.gov or the Louisiana Department of Health at http://ldh.la.gov/.
 
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Extend the Life of Your Produce
From pickled vegetables to homemade sauce we've got four ways to Extend the Life of Your Produce for you!
Extend the Life of Your Produce
 

 

Pickled Vegetables

Ingredients
      • 2½ cups sliced carrots (about ¼-inch thick)
      • 2 cups sliced cucumbers (about ¼-inch thick)
      • 2 bay leaves
      • 2 garlic cloves, thinly sliced 
      • 3 cups distilled white vinegar 
      • 2 cups granulated sugar 
      • 1 cup water
      • 3 tablespoons salt
      • 2 teaspoons dried dill 
      • 1½ teaspoons whole black peppercorns 
      • 1½ teaspoons yellow mustard seed
      • 1 teaspoon coriander seed 
Directions
      • Fill 2 (1-quart) glass jars with carrots and cucumbers.
      • In medium saucepan, heat remaining ingredients to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring until sugar dissolves; cool. Pour vinegar mixture into jars over vegetables; seal jars with lids and refrigerate up to 1 week.
Chef Tip
      • Other vegetables to use in this recipe include asparagus, cauliflower, green beans and/or radishes.

Fruit Ice Cubes

Ingredients
      • 2 cups raspberries, blueberries strawberries or blackberries
      • 1½ teaspoons granulated sugar
      • 1½ teaspoons fresh lemon juice
      • 2 tablespoons water
Directions
      • In blender, purée all ingredients; pour into ice cube trays and freeze overnight. Makes 30 (1-inch) ice cubes.

Vegetable Soup

Ingredients
      • 2 cans (19-ounces each) vegetable soup
      • 3 cups greens such as baby arugula or chopped kale or spinach
      • ¼ cup shaved or grated Parmesan cheese
Directions
      • In large saucepot, heat soup as label directs; stir in greens and cook. Serve soup topped with cheese.

Homemade Tomato Soup

Ingredients
      • 5 garlic cloves, crushed with press
      • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
      • ½ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
      • 1 medium yellow onion, chopped 
      • 1½ teaspoons salt 
      • 5½ cups chopped tomatoes (about 7 medium)
      • 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning 
      • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper 
      • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar 
      • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar 
Directions
      • In large saucepot, cook garlic, oil and crushed red pepper flakes over medium-low heat 2 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add onion and 1 teaspoon salt; cook 7 minutes or until onion is tender, stirring occasionally. Add tomatoes, Italian seasoning, pepper and remaining ½ teaspoon salt; heat to a simmer over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to medium-low; simmer 2 hours or until thickened, stirring occasionally.
      • Stir in sugar and vinegar; transfer to blender and purée.
Visit your local Brookshire Brothers for all of your produce needs.
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Easy Slow Cooker Pinto Beans
A lot of people are a bit apprehensive about making pinto beans in a pot on the stove, well we've got this easy alternative for you that you literally just let sit in your slow cooker.
Easy Slow Cooker Pinto Beans

Easy Slow Cooker Pinto Beans

Ingredients
      • 1 pound dried pinto beans
      • 1 teaspoon cumin
      • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
      • 1 teaspoon onion powder
      • 1 teaspoon salt
Directions
      • Add pinto beans to slow cooker and cover with water to at least and inch above top of beans. Cover but do not turn on slow cooker.  
      • Soak for 8-12 hours
      • Drain water.
      • Add fresh water plus seasonings
      • Cover and cook on low for 8-10 hours until beans reach desired tenderness.
      • Drain and add additional seasonings to taste
      • Allow to cool completely before adding to containers or bags for storage 
For all of your pinto bean needs, visit your local Brookshire Brothers.
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Chia Yogurt Cantaloupe Boats
These delicious CantaGold Chia Yogurt Cataloupe Boats are sure to make your weekend brunch plans perfect.
Chia Yogurt Cantaloupe Boats
For all of your CantaGold Cantaloupe needs visit your local Brookshire Brothers!
Oven-Baked Nashville Hot Chicken Sliders Recipe
Grabbing a rotisserie chicken from your local Brookshire Brothers deli for these Oven-Baked Nashville Hot Chicken Sliders will make you the winner of the big game this weekend!
Nashville Hot Chicken Sliders Recipe

Nashville Hot Chicken Sliders

Ingredients
      • Food Club® Non-Stick Vegetable Oil Cooking Spray
      • 2½ cups shredded skinless rotisserie chicken breast meat
      • ½ cup Food Club® Ready To Serve Chicken Broth
      • 2 tablespoons Food Club® Light Brown Sugar
      • 1 tablespoon Food Club® Cayenne Pepper
      • 1 teaspoon Food Club® Garlic Powder
      • 1 teaspoon Food Club® Paprika
      • ½ teaspoon Food Club® Texas Style Chili Powder
      • 1 package (12 rolls) King’s Hawaiian Sweet Rolls, split lengthwise
      • 12 Food Club® Bread & Butter Chips plus additional for garnish (optional)
      • 1 cup pimento cheese spread
      • 1 tablespoon Food Club® Sweet Cream Unsalted Butter, melted
      • ½ teaspoon poppy seeds
Directions 
      • Preheat oven to 350°. Spray 11 x 7-inch baking dish with cooking spray.
      • In large skillet, cook chicken, broth, sugar, cayenne pepper, garlic powder, paprika and chili powder over medium-high heat 4 minutes or until heated through, stirring occasionally.
      • Place bottom rolls, cut side up, in prepared dish; top with chicken mixture, pickles, cheese and top rolls, cut side down. Brush tops of rolls with butter and sprinkle with poppy seeds; cover dish with aluminum foil.
      • Bake sliders 15 minutes or until heated through; uncover and bake 5 minutes or until tops of sliders are lightly browned. Let stand 5 minutes; cut into sliders and serve with additional pickles, if desired. Makes 12 sliders.  
Visit your local Brookshire Brothers for you watch party needs!
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Classic Chili Con Queso Recipe
Be the MVP of the Big Game when you serve this Classic Chili Con Queso recipe at your watchparty this weekend!
Classic Chili Con Queso Recipe

Classic Chili Con Queso

Ingredients
      • 1 tablespoon Food Club® Vegetable Oil
      • 2 poblano peppers, chopped
      • ½ small white onion, chopped
      • 1 garlic clove, minced
      • 1 pound ground chuck
      • 1 teaspoon Food Club® Texas Style Chili Powder
      • 1 teaspoon Food Club® Ground Cumin
      • 2 cups Fresh Harvest™ Vitamin D Whole Milk
      • ½ cup heavy cream
      • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
      • 2 cups Food Club® Shredded Mild Cheddar Cheese
      • 2 cups Food Club® Finely Shredded Monterey Jack Cheese
      • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
      • 1 can (14.5 ounces) Food Club® Diced Tomatoes in Juice, drained
      • 2 teaspoons chopped fresh chives
      • 1 bag (11.5 ounces) Food Club® Yellow Corn Tortilla Chips
Directions
      • In large skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add peppers and onion; cook 5 minutes or until tender, stirring occasionally.
      • Add garlic; cook 1 minute, stirring frequently.
      • Add ground chuck, chili powder and cumin; cook 8 minutes or until browned, breaking up meat with side of spoon.
      • In medium saucepot, heat milk and cream to a simmer over medium-high heat.
      • In small bowl, whisk cornstarch and ¼ cup cold water; whisk into milk mixture and cook 4 minutes or until thickened, whisking frequently. Remove saucepot from heat; gradually whisk in cheeses and salt, whisking until smooth.
      • Stir in tomatoes.
      • Makes about 9 cups.
      • Serve queso topped with ground chuck mixture and chives along with chips.

Visit your local Brookshire Brothers for you watch party needs!

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Chicken Burrito Bowls
Looking for a quick and easy meal that won't compromise the New Year's resolutions you've set? We've got this delicious and simple recipe for chicken burrito bowls just for you. And as a bonus they are perfect for meal prepping. Keep reading for savings on making your own chicken burrito bowls this week too. 
Chicken Burrito Bowl

Chicken Burrito Bowls

Ingredients
      • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts
      • 2 tablespoons taco seasoning
      • 3 tablespoons white flour
      • 2 tablespoons butter (or use olive oil)
      • 1 can Whole Kernel Corn
      • 1 can black beans
      • 1 cup white (or brown) rice
      • 1 large bunch fresh cilantro (separated)
      • 1 and 1/2 teaspoons minced garlic (separated)
      • 2 cups chicken stock or broth
      • 1 package Fresh Express Salad (11 oz)
      • 1 medium tomato diced
Directions
Chicken
      • Remove fat from the chicken breasts and then either pound the chicken to even, thin pieces or slice large breasts evenly in 2 halves.
      • Salt and pepper the chicken pieces.
      • In a bowl, mix together the taco seasoning and white flour.
      • Generously dredge each piece of the chicken breasts in this mixture.
      • Warm a large, non-stick skillet to medium high heat.
      • Melt the butter in the skillet, add the chicken to a single layer in the skillet.
      • Cook for 3 minutes on one side and then flip to the other side and cook for another 4-6 minutes or until chicken is cooked through (Registers 165 degrees F with a meat thermometer.)
      • Set aside to allow to cool.
Rice, Beans, & Corn
      • While the chicken is cooking, prep the rice: combine the rice, chicken stock or broth, and 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic in a pot over high heat.
      • As soon as the mixture begins to boil, reduce the heat, and cover with a lid until the rice is cooked through.
      • Once the rice is cooked through, tender, and no liquid remains, stir in 3 tablespoons (1 large) lime juice and 3 tablespoons packed & finely chopped cilantro.
      • Season to taste with salt and pepper.
Put together:
      • Slice the cooked and cooled chicken and place on one side of 4-5 meal prepping containers (or tupperware). Add a layer of lettuce.
      • Add a row of drained corn.
      • Add a row of drained and rinsed black beans.
      • Place the cilantro-lime rice next.
      • Cover these containers and place in the fridge for an easy meal prep solution. Or eat immediately.
*They can also be servied with your favorite salsa, and topped with sour cream and cheese.

But wait, there's MORE!!  

We've prepared a feast of savings perfect to pair with this delicious dish—don't miss out!
Chicken Burrito Bowl Fast Feast
 Don't forget to view your weekly ad for more great deals! 

Fast Feast: Buy 2 lbs or more of Sanderson Farms Chicken Products (Select Varieties), Get 4 Free!

January 15 through January 28, 2020
When you buy 2 lbs or more of Sanderson Farms Chicken Products (Select Varieties) Get 4 items FREE
 
1 - Food Club Salsa or Picante Sauce (15.5-16 oz)
1 - Bush's Best Canned Beans (15-16 oz)
1 - Food Club Dressing (16 oz)
1- Fresh Express (Select Varieties 5-12 oz)
 
Save fast and feast big TODAY—find a store near you.* Can't find one of these items? Talk to your local store director!
 
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Reset Your Life with Meal Planning Tips for the New Year
It's the New Year and that means it's the season of resolutions and becoming more organized. One such way to be more organized is to meal plan. Meal planning has many benefits that are numerous such as saving money, not wasting food, less stress, saving time and with proper planning adding more variety to your meal rotation. Keep reading below for our favorite meal planning tips.
Meal Planning sheet surrounded by food
  • Focus on core recipes. When you find recipes that your family enjoys, make them core recipes that get re-used every few weeks. This way when you get about 20 recipes in your recipe arsenal, the family will not get bored with them and you can work in 1-2 new recipes a week.
  • Add variety by traveling the world in your kitchen. With research and some adjustments you can create recipes from around the world to add variety to your meal planning.
  • Eat leftovers for lunch. This saves money and time. Lunch can be made with dinner the night before and stored for the next day and then of course saving by not having to buy lunch.
  • Keep your recipes organized. Either keep a recipe planner, or for simplicity sake Pinterest is great for this.
  • Do your shopping all at once. Make that list and shop by it. This saves time and money, by not having to stop at the store on the way home from work every other day.
  • Make extra food to freeze. This tip is great in case something is going on and the meal plan is thrown to the wayside for a night.
  • Prep, prep, prep. Spend some time on the weekend prepping ingredients for your weekly recipes. This saves time during the busy week.
  • Check what's on sale. Check sale ads as you plan your meals, this will save time and money. The Brookshire Brothers weekly ad is a great place to start.
  • Get the whole family involved. Ask the family what they would like to eat and involved them in prepping and shopping.

Visit your local Brookshire Brothers for all of your meal planning needs.

Lucky New Year's Soup

Smoked Sausage, Black-Eyed Pea & Cabbage Soup

Tired of the same old pork, black-eyed peas and cabbage on New Year’s Day? With all of the traditional ingredients for luck and good fortune, this hearty soup will be your new favorite way to kick off the new year! 
 Smoked Sausage, Black-Eyed Pea and Cabbage Soup
Ring in the New Year with savings on all of your celebration must-haves at your local store today! 
 
INGREDIENTS:
  • 1 package Eckrich smoked sausage 
  • Two handfuls white onion, chopped
  • One carrot, chopped 
  • Handful red pepper, chopped 
  • Half small green cabbage, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, chopped
  • Parsley, chopped (optional) 
  • Olive oil 
  • 15 oz. can black-eyed peas, drained and rinsed
  • 2 cups chicken stock
  • 1 tablespoon Cajun seasoning 
PREPARATION:
Heat the sausage (cut into ½-inch slices) in olive oil until lightly browned and set aside. In the same pan, sauté the onion, garlic, carrots and red pepper. Add the cabbage, and stir frequently for 3 minutes. Then toss in the black-eyed peas, chicken stock, Cajun seasoning, salt and pepper. Cook for 10 minutes on medium low heat. Add Browned smoked sausage and stir. We highly suggest pairing this soup with a side of cornbread! 
 *Recipe courtesy of our vendor partner Eckrich
 
 
 
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Spread Holiday Magic with Magic Reindeer Food
Oh deer! What a magical time of year! We've crafted this Magic Reindeer Food for the kids that is sure to keep Santa's reindeer happy while Santa delivers gifts this Christmas. Be sure to follow the recipe below and put some outside on Christmas Eve!
Magic Reindeer Food

Magic Reindeer Food

Magic Reindeer Food Supplies
Supplies
For a single bag:
      • 1/4 cup of Food Club Old Fashioned Oats
      • 1 tsp each of red and green Betty Crocker Decorating Decors
For a bulk amount:
      • Food Club Old Fashioned Oats (42 oz can)
      • 2 each bottles of each of red and greenBetty Crocker Decorating Decors (2.25 oz)
      • Small cellophane bags
      • Stickers to seal bags
      • Printed poem to staple to the front (we've got a handy printable poem sheet here!)
 Directions
Single bags:
  • Mix oats and red and green decorating decors in cellophane bag for Chrstmas eve.
Bulk amount:
  • In a large bowl mix the entire can of oats and all four bottles of Decorating Decors. The Decorating Decors like to settle so use hands to mix them well.
  • With a 1/4 cup distribute mixture into cellophane bags and seal with a sticker and staple the poem to the front for distribution.
These are super fun and the kids will love to sprinkle them in the yard for the reindeer to enjoy while Santa delivers their gifts!
 

And for some extra fun this Christmas holiday season, the Brookshire Brothers Charitable Foundation is proud to be the Presenting Sponsor of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer - The Musical at the Angelina Arts Alliance on Friday, December 13 at 7pm. Take the family and your favorite holiday special live on stage!
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer - The Musical

Get your tickets today!

 

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