Valentine Chocolate Covered Strawberries

You may have heard about, or even tasted, our famous Chocolate Covered Strawberries! 

These delicious berries will be the highlight of your Valentine's Day. Take the worry out of gift ideas and treat your sweetheart! Pick from 6 or 12 ct, and choose your choice of chocolate, white chocolate or mixed chocolate. You can pre-order yours today by printing the form below and returning to your local Bakery Department or Store Management. 

Click here to download your order form!

*Some varieties may not be available in all locations. See store for exclusions.

CForce Premium Artesian Water Announces Availability in Brookshire Brothers

Gena and Chuck Norris' premium artesian water to be sold in new stores across Texas and Louisiana.

CForce Bottling Company, owned by Gena and Chuck Norris, announced that its premium artesian water, “CForce” is now available for purchase at over 110 Brookshire Brothers locations throughout Texas and Louisiana. CForce premium artesian water is already available in 300 Maverik Convenient Stores in the west, and a number of other C-Stores in Texas. With the addition of these new grocery stores, CForce will now be available in over 12 states throughout the country.

CForce premium artesian water is bottled at the source, on the Norris family ranch in Navasota, TX. Dated back more than 23,000 years, the water emerges naturally through ancient volcanic rock and is then deposited into a deep, sustainable aquifer, making it pure, smooth and naturally high in pH. Through an engineered delivery system, the water flows directly to the bottling facility, so that it remains untouched by man until opened.

“We are thrilled that CForce premium artesian water will be available in Brookshire Brothers, to more customers throughout Texas and Louisiana,” says Gena Norris, owner and CEO of CForce Bottling Company. “We are proud of our product and excited to offer a premium water at an affordable price point.”

In addition to brick and mortar availability throughout grocery and convenience stores, CForce is also available for purchase on Amazon.com.

About CFORCE Artesian Water

CForce Bottling Company, a certified woman-owned business, was founded in 2015 by Gena and Chuck Norris. While looking for a new well site, the Norris family discovered the pristine water source on their Lone Wolf Ranch in Navasota, TX. CForce Bottling Company prides itself on being a different kind of company, and appreciates all of its partners.  For more information, visit www.cforce.com.

About Brookshire Brothers

Brookshire Brothers is employee-owned and community driven. Its assets include 115 retail outlets incorporating grocery stores, convenience stores, as well as free standing tobacco, pharmacy and petro locations.  The Lufkin, Texas based company's footprint stretches east to Lake Charles, Louisiana, west to Dublin, Texas, north to Whitesboro and south to Ganado.  For more information about Brookshire Brothers and its family of brands please visit www.brookshirebrothers.com

Texas-Sized Big Game Snacks

Your team is set, but is your menu game day ready? Lucky for you, we’ve got the perfect snacks for your loud and loaded potato skins-loving uncle and delightful sweets for that reminiscing running back. 

  Party Wings and Boneless Wings are the go-to
  protein-packed hors d’oeuvre that will satisfy
  everyone. You can find this and other great party
  trays from your local Brookshire Brothers Deli.

 

 

 

 

For a lighter snack that the Football Wives will appreciate, go for our Fruit Tray with sweet fruit dip. Complement Trays like this can be found when you order from your Deli.

 

 

 


Looking for a personal touch this year? Score big with this tried and true Sweet & Salty Chex Mix Recipe from our Catering Coordinator, Kate Rudasill. With a craft beer favorite from The Beverage Depot, Robert Earl Keen Honey Pilsner, this recipe gives the best of both worlds when it comes to salty and sweet. 

We’ve got everything you need, whether you’re looking for a deli solution or ingredients to make your own creation, at your local Brookshire Brothers. Find a store near you today!

The Concession Stand
The best way to keep crowds happy is to buy big and save big! Our Concession Stand offers your booster clubs, school carnivals, and sporting events with the best quality from your local Brookshire Brothers. Our competitive prices and convenient order process helps you stay focused on your event. We're here to bring you convenience when it's needed most!
 
A high school basketball game in process with a graphic callout explaining The Concession Stand
 

Ordering is as easy as 1 - 2 - 3!

2. Return the Concession Stand order form to your local store
3. Pick up your order when it's ready!
 
A shot of different concessions foods (popcorn, peanuts, corn dogs) with a graphic callout for what we carry with the Concession Stand
 
Read how our employees have helped these customers' events run smoothly with The Concession Stand:
 
"Phyllis Newby from our store in Smithville helped us so much! A lot of my friends told me about how great everything turned out and she was the main person we talked to. I'm so glad we chose to order from Brookshire Brothers."
 
A baseball game with a graphic callout featuring a customer testimonial
 
"The Dublin, TX Broookshire Brothers and Kathleen made our event go from good to great! I was able to focus on other details and know that the concession items would be taken care of."
 
A high school women's volleyball game with a graphic callout featuring a customer's testimony
 
"Mr. Baker made everything easy for us. I know everyone here in Hamilton was pleased to hear I ordered everything from The Concession Stand at Brookshire Brothers. It's so nice to have someone here in town to take care of our needs!"
 
A young football player in uniform carrying the ball down the field, plus a graphic call out with Jason's review.
 
"I couldn't have been more excited when I ran across the Concessions program at Brookshire Brothers. From the first moment we discussed our event with David Hailey, he was there to help with every item."
 
A downtown street in a classic small town with a graphic callout for the best part about using the Concession Stand.
 

Read more about how to order here.

 

Holiday Centerpieces You'll Love

The sounds and smells of the season have you feeling festive, but is something missing? Maybe your decorations are a little light this year, or you want to change them up. Let us help you bring the cheer indoors with our ideas of the best holiday centerpieces!

For the DIY Diva

If you’re the type who is crafty, artsy, and likes using your creative flair, this is for you! Head to your local Brookshire Brothers Floral Department and grab your favorite single stem flowers. As a DIY Diva, we’re sure you have a vase around your craft closet somewhere that you can use. Fluff up your centerpiece by adding some ornaments, candles, paper snowflakes, doilies or draped fabric to create a fun and simple table-scape.

For the Holiday Hostess

Yes, you love the holidays and parties. But, do you find yourself wanting to change decorations for each party you host? You may be a DIY Diva at heart, but sometimes, even the best run out of ideas. We’re here to give your next celebration the boost it needs! Our florists are pros at Seasonal Arrangements and have exactly what you need. Go by your Floral Department and speak to the florist to brainstorm. We know that between the two, the centerpiece will transform into the center of the party.

For the Maxed-Out-Mama

Between making your list for perfect presents, shopping for those hard-to-find presents, wrapping said perfect presents, you’re likely to be wiped out come Christmas Day. Although you’ve thought long and hard on each gift, we don’t want you to miss out on the best part of the entire Christmas Season: giving gifts and watching your loved ones’ reactions. Swing in and browse the broad selection of Gifts and Gift Baskets we have! You’re only limited by your imagination when selecting the perfect gift at your local Brookshire Brothers Floral Department.

Happy Holi-Trays

The Christmas season is here, full of parties galore! We’re here to serve your party-planning needs. What makes a celebration go from “fine” to “amazing”? Ordering party trays from your local Brookshire Brothers Bakery & Deli! With cookies, sliders, wings, fruit, vegetables, and more, we can bring the party. Call your store for more today!

Still are unsure of what to order? Take our advice and try one of these menus at your next Holiday Party! 

Office Christmas Brunch

Start your party off with a Breakfast Tray filled with bite-sized pastries and scones. You can also grab a Bread Tray to pair with our Gourmet Meat & Cheese Tray from the deli. To finish off your brunch, grab a Mini Meatball Tray to satisfy your cravings.

No "Pot" Potluck

That's right. Throw a potluck party, but don't make yourself or your friends and family worry about what to cook. Forget the pots and pans and order trays! You can easily coordinate who can bring what tray to plan a beautiful dinner. Assign an  appetizer, such as the Cheese Tray, to your friend down the street. Ask Mom to bring a Hors D'oeuvres Tray of her choosing  - we suggest the stuffed peppers! You can take care of the Sandwich Tray and maybe even swing over a couple of aisles to grab some chips to go with it. And finish it off with a Cookie or Dessert Tray brought by your sister. 

Merry Christmas and Happy Holi-Trays to you and your family!

Cooking with Kate: Happy Halloween!

It’s hard to believe that Halloween is right around the corner...especially when it still feels a bit summery outside. Hopefully the temperature will drop some before the trick-or-treating weekend is upon us! Have some fun this year with your kiddos making these fun after-school and party recipes that are simple, quick, and delicious!

Toothy Apples

  • 3-4 apples – Granny Smith, Gala, or Fuji
  • smooth or crunchy peanut or almond butter
  • mini marshmallows

Slice apples into quarters and remove the core. Slice each quarter in half and spread a small amount of peanut or almond butter on one of the sides. Add 5-7 mini marshmallow “teeth” to one slice and top with another slice, peanut butter side down to hold the marshmallows in place. Refrigerate your “toothy” apples until ready to serve.

Fall Party Snack Mix

  • 6 cups Chex or Crispix cereal
  • 1 cup mini pretzel twists
  • 6 tablespoons butter, melted
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 cup peanut butter pieces or chocolate candies
  • 1 cup mini marshmallows
  • 1 cup candy corn or other fall candy

Pre-heat the oven to 275°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside. Melt the butter in a large bowl. Add the cereal and pretzels and toss evenly to coat. In a small bowl, mix the brown sugar and cinnamon, then toss with the cereal mixture to evenly coat. Spread the cereal mixture onto the baking pan and bake for 20 minutes. Cool the cereal mixture completely. Once cool, add the candy, candy corn and marshmallows. Serve in a large bowl for a party or package into small bags to give out to friends 

Spiced Apple Cider
Makes 16-20 servings

  • 2 ½ quarts apple cider
  • 24 ozs pineapple juice
  • 24 ozs orange juice
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 4-6 cinnamon sticks
  • 1 tablespoon whole cloves

In a large crock pot, mix apple cider, pineapple juice, orange juice, ground nutmeg, and ground cinnamon. Add cinnamon sticks and cloves (see note). Heat on high for 1 hour.  Turn heat to low and continue heating for 1-2 hours or until ready to serve. Refrigerate any remaining cider.

NOTE: If you have cheesecloth available, use a small square of cloth to wrap the cinnamon sticks and cloves and then tie with twine. Add to the pot and remove before serving. If cheesecloth is not available, use a slotted spoon to remove the cloves before serving. 

 

Kate Rudasill, Catering Coordinator for Brookshire Brothers, has been in the food-service industry for the past 14 years. As a graduate of Texas A&M University, a student of The Texas Culinary Academy, and a Nacogdoches, Texas native, Kate grew up with Southern tradition in her blood which caused her to have a deep love for bringing people together with food.

     

 

Build Your Own Taco Bar

Crunchy or soft...beef or chicken...make your taco how you like it! Invite your friends, neighbors and family over for everyone's favorite, taco night!

Planning & Preparation

  • Get a head count. Once everyone RSVPs, start a list of who will bring what. Sides are easy for one couple/family, but you may suggest for two couples or families to split the cost of the meat. We're planning for a large crowd, so you don't want someone to feel overwhelmed!
  • Have variety. Your hot scale may be totally different than mine. So have mild, medium, and hot salsas available for everyone. Having a variety of flour, corn, and flavored tortillas and taco shells can be fun too. 
  • Embrace the theme. If you're planning the food to such detail, don't leave out the decor and drinks! Run to your local Brookshire Brothers or David's and grab some balloons and margarita mix. While you're out, try to find some fun margarita glasses too. You can send them home as a party favor, or keep them for your next taco night!

The Setup

  • Be strategic and create a flow. When your guests arrive, have a cocktail area where they can mingle and socialize before moving on to the food.
  • Invest in heavy duty! Let's be honest...everyone's eyes will be bigger than their stomachs. If you're going for paper and plastic, invest in heavy duty plates. 
  • Labels are important. Make sure you have labels in front of each station and/or food item. We wouldn't want anyone to confuse "mild" and "hot" salsa!

Enjoy 

You did it! You made your taco the way you want it and enjoyed your company along the way. Taco Tuesday may be when everyone wants tacos, but don't limit yourself to one day a week! Make taco night any night you're craving something salty and savory. 

Hope Springs Water

During the month of September, we're providing hope to the hopeless with your help. 1.2 billion people have no access to pure drinking water. Hope Springs Water from Athens, Texas was founded to provide safe water, sanitation, and public health education in developing countries.

Brookshire Brothers and our family of brands is partnering with Hope Springs Water to bring the opportunity to you, our customers. For every case of Hope Springs Water you purchase at our stores, we'll give 50¢ to help bring clean water to the thirsty in the developing world. You can help make a difference by drinking Hope Springs Water. Let's impact the lives around the globe today!

Learn more about Hope Springs Water at HopeSpringsWater.org.

6 Easy Ways to Mushroom with Monterey Mushrooms

Fresh mushrooms are truly a cook’s best friend. Whether you need just a little something to dress things up or add a whole new dimension of flavor, your answer is mushrooms!

Basic Preparation: There is no need to peel mushrooms. The only trimming they may need is the stem end, if it’s dry, or the tough stem portion of Shiitakes or the root of the Portabella. All other mushroom stems may be prepared along with the caps. Mushrooms can be sliced thick or thin, cut in quarters, coarsely or finely chopped using a sharp knife. For slicing or chopping large quantities, use a food processor with the slicing or wing blade attachment. If a recipe calls for just caps, twist stems loose or separate them from the caps with the tip of a knife.

Sautéing: The most popular way to cook mushrooms. For each eight ounces of mushrooms, melt one tablespoon butter or heat one tablespoon of oil in a large skillet. Add mushrooms. Cook and stir until golden and the released juices have evaporated, about five minutes. Don’t overcrowd the skillet or the mushrooms will steam rather than brown.

Microwaving: Mushrooms cook extremely well in the microwave. Simply clean and cook as follows: Put eight ounces thickly sliced mushrooms in a microwavable bowl (no oil or butter needed); cover and cook on HIGH (100% power) for two to three minutes stirring once.

Roasting: Place mushrooms in a shallow baking pan, Toss with a little oil and roast in a 450 F oven, stirring occasionally until brown, about 20 minutes. Use about one tablespoon of oil for each eight ounces of mushrooms.

Grilling or Broiling: Preferred for larger capped mushrooms such as Portabellas and Shiitakes. Lightly brush caps and stems with oil to keep them moist, and season with salt and pepper. Grill or broil 4 to 6 inches from heat source for 4 to 6 minutes on each side, brushing again once or twice.

Seasoning: Mushrooms are very similar to meats and other vegetables. Virtually any and all seasonings go well with mushrooms. If serving as a side dish, use seasonings compatible with the main dish.

These are some easy methods for cooking mushrooms. Get to your local store and grab your favorite variety and fire up the grill...it's summer!

 

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