Real Fresh, Real Delicious: Thanksgiving Sides – Color, Texture, and Flavor
Choosing the perfect sides to accompany your Thanksgiving meal can feel like an intimidating task. My favorite approach? Think color, texture, and flavor! Just like any well-composed meal, aim to vary these components with your chosen Thanksgiving sides so that the meal isn’t repetitive or monotonous. A little something colorful, a little something crunchy, and a little something spicy can go a long way toward making your Thanksgiving feast well-balanced, memorable, and most of all, delicious. 
Try one of these delicious recipes to add some color, flavor, and texture inspiration to your Thanksgiving spread this year. 
Happy Thanksgiving!

Crunchy Cabbage, Apple, and Pomegranate Salad

Crunchy Cabbage, Apple, and Pomegranate Salad

(Adapted from Smitten Kitchen’s Brussels sprouts, Apple, and Pomegranate Salad)

Note:  This recipe also works well with well washed and well-shredded kale leaves.  Recipe can be easily doubled to feed a crowd. 
Ingredients
      • ¼ large red onion, diced small
      • 2 tbsp. red wine vinegar
      • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt (or 1/8 teaspoon table salt)
      • 3 tbsp. lemon juice (from one lemon)
      • 2 tbsp. honey
      • 3 tbsp. olive oil
      • 5 cups thinly sliced cabbage (10 oz.)
      • 3/4 cup fresh pomegranate seeds (from one large pomegranate)
      • 1 large unpeeled apple, cored and diced (any variety desired)
      • 3/4 cup pecans, lightly toasted and chopped coarsely
      • Salt and pepper to taste
      • 1/2  tsp. table salt
Directions
      • Pickle the red onions by combining them with red wine vinegar and ¼ teaspoon kosher salt. 
      • Set aside to pickle while preparing the other ingredients (at least 15 minutes). 
      • Combine lemon juice, honey, and olive oil in a well-sealed jar and shake vigorously to combine.  (Alternately, combine in a bowl and whisk well.) 
      • Combine cabbage, pomegranate seeds, and diced apple in a bowl. 
      • Drizzle dressing over the top, add pickled onions and all the pickling liquid, and toss to combine. 
      • Add toasted pecans and salt. 
      • Add black pepper to taste.
      • Serve. 
*Adapted from Smitten Kitchen’s Brussels sprouts, Apple, and Pomegranate Salad

Spicy Roasted Cauliflower with Pecorino Romano Cheese

Ingredients
      • 1 head cauliflower, washed and outer leaves trimmed
      • 2 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
      • 2-3 tbsp. grated Pecorino Romano cheese
      • ½ tsp. red pepper flakes (or less if a less spicy dish is desired)
      • Salt and pepper
Directions
      • Position oven racks to top and bottom positions. 
      • Preheat oven to 450 degrees. 
      • Prepare a large sheet pan.
      • Halve cauliflower through central stem.
      • Cut each half into four equal wedges.
      • Trim bottom of cauliflower stem to remove any tough parts. 
      • Place on sheet pan and drizzle with olive oil. 
      • Sprinkle evenly with salt and pepper, to taste. 
      • Place cauliflower on bottom rack of oven and roast for 10-12 minutes. 
      • Rotate pan and move to top rack of oven for an additional 10 minutes until cauliflower is tender and edges have browned. 
      • After removing from oven place on serving platter and sprinkle with grated cheese and red pepper flakes. 
      • Serve immediately.

Mashed Sweet Potatoes

Mashed Sweet Potatoes
Ingredients
      • 4 tbsp. unsalted butter, cut into 4 pieces
      • 2 tbsp. half and half
      • ½ tsp. table salt
      • ½ tsp. granulated sugar
      • 2 pounds sweet potatoes
Directions
      • Combine butter, half and half, salt, sugar, and sweet potatoes in a 3 to 4 quart saucepan. 
      • Cook, covered, over low heat, stirring occasionally, until potatoes fall apart when poked with a fork, 35-45 minutes. 
      • Off heat, mash sweet potatoes in saucepan with potato masher. 
      • Stir in pepper and serve immediately.  
*Adapted from America’s Test Kitchen
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Angela Larson

Angela Larson is a registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN) who works with Brookshire Brothers promoting real fresh, real delicious foods.  Delicious food is her passion, so she loves trying new recipes and exploring the more holistic side of health and nutrition.  When Angela isn't working with Brookshire Brothers, she's a mostly stay-at-home mom who loves to cook, garden, and spend time outdoors with her husband, Austin, and their two daughters.

 
5 Meals for $50 - 10/23/2019
Do you dread the process of planning dinners for the week? Do you feel overwhelmed with all the shopping, prepping, and cooking when it comes to feeding your family? Sweat no more. We're here to make it easier for you with this easy guide that will save you time AND money. Keep reading for five complete dinners to feed your family of four—all under $50! You can find all the recipes below, as well as an easy to follow shopping list!
5 Meals for $50

 Meal 1 - Oven Baked Barbecue Drumsticks

Oven Baked Barbecue Drumsticks
Ingredients
      • Two dozen Chicken Drumsticks
      • ½ cup olive oil
      • 2 tsp garlic salt
      • 1 tsp black pepper
      • 1 tsp paprika
      • ½ tsp onion powder
      • 3 cups of your favorite BBQ sauce or to taste
Directions
      • Preheat oven to 400° and line a rimmed baking sheet with foil. Spray foil with cooking spray.
      • In a large bowl or ziploc bag mix the olive oil, garlic salt, black pepper, cayenne pepper, paprika, and onion powder together. Coat the drumsticks in the mixture.
      • Place drumsticks on foil lie baking sheet and bake chicken for 20 minutes.
      • Remove from oven.
      • Using a silicone brush, coat the chicken with BBQ sauce and bake at 400° another 20 to 25 minutes (or until the chicken is done 165°) turning the heat up to 450° the last 5 minutes to caramelize. Cooking times may vary based on the size of your drumsticks.
      • Remove from oven and serve.
Serve with Kraft Macaroni and Cheese and your favorite Food Club Canned Vegetable.

Meal 2 - Marc Angelo Skewers with Rice and Veggies

Marc Angelo Skewers
How to prepare Marc Angelo Skewers
      • Cook on foil-lined baking sheet, sprayed with cooking spray.
      • Preheat oven to 425°F (220°C).
      • Cook for 18 to 20 minutes.
      • Turn once or twice.
Serve with Doguet's Long Grain Rice and your favorite PictSweet Farms Southern Classic Frozen Vegetables.

Meal 3 - Homemade Chili

Homemade Chili
Ingredients 
      • 1 lb ground beef
      • 1/2 cup chopped onion
      • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
      • 1 tablespoon chili powder
      • 1 Save $teaspoon ground cumin
      • ½ teaspoon salt
      • 2 (8 oz) cans Hunt’s Tomato Sauce
      • 1 (14.5 oz) can Food Club Diced Tomatoes
      • 1 (12 oz) can Food Club Red Kidney Beans, drained
      • 1 (12 oz) can Food Club Pinto Beans, drained 
Directions
      • In 3-quart saucepan, cook beef, onions over medium heat 8 to 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until beef is thoroughly cooked; drain.
      • Stir in garlic powder, chili powder, cumin, salt, tomato sauce and diced tomatoes.
      • Heat to boiling over high heat. Reduce heat just enough so mixture bubbles gently. Cover; cook 1 hour, stirring occasionally.
      • Stir in kidney beans. Heat to boiling over high heat. Reduce heat just enough so mixture bubbles gently. Cook uncovered about 20 minutes, stirring occasionally, until desired thickness.
Toppings (optional)
      • Finely chopped red onion
      • Shredded Colby-Jack cheese
      • Fresh cilantro leaves
      • Sliced Jalapenos 
Serve with French bread. 

Meal 4 - Cowboy Casserole

Cowboy Casserole
Ingredients
      • Bag 32oz frozen tater tots
      • 1 lb lean ground beef
      • 1 can Food Club Whole Kernel Corn, drained
      • 1 can Food Club Green Peas, drained
      • 1 can condensed Food Club Cream of Chicken Soup
      • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese. divided
      • ⅓ cup 2% milk
      • 2½ tablespoons sour cream
      • ¾ onion powder
      • ¼ pepper
Directions
      • In a large skillet, cook beef over medium heat until no longer pink.
      • Stir in the soup, ½ cup of cheese, milk, sour cream, onion powder, corn, green peas and pepper.
      • Place ½ of the bag of tater tots in a greased baking dish.
      • Layer with beef mixture and remaining tater tots; sprinkle with remaining cheese.
      • Bake, uncovered, at 375 degrees for 25-30 minutes or until bubbly.

Meal 5 - Bratwurst and Peppers

Bratwurst and peppers
Ingredients
      • Johnsonville Bratwurst
      • Red, green and yellow bell pepper
      • 1/2 white onion
      • Mushrooms (optional)
      • Jarred tomato/spaghetti sauce
      • Garlic powder
      • Red chili flakes (optional)
Directions
      • Saute sausages in a skillet for 10 minutes and then cut them in 1/2 inch pieces.
      • Meanwhile heat up the mushrooms, if you choose to use them. As their juices start to release, add onions and peppers, cooking around 2 minutes or so. They don not need long to cook, so add sausages back in after that along with garlic, salt & pepper and optional red chili flakes.
      • Add your tomato sauce, then cook another couple minutes. Serve immediately!
Serve with Doguet's Long grain rice.
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Easy Fall Desert with No-Bake Pumpkin Cheesecake
Fall holiday celebrations are full of everything pumpkin. From pumpkin spice lattes to pumpkin pies. We have a spin on a traditional favorite with cheesecake mixed in. Keep reading for our No-Bake Pumpkin Cheesecake.
No Bake Pumpkin Cheesecake

No-Bake Pumpkin Cheesecake

Ingredients
      • 1 15 oz can pumpkin pie filling
      • 16 oz cream cheese, softened
      • ½ cup sugar
      • ¾ stick butter or margarine, softened
      • 2 cups frozen whipped topping, thawed
      • 1 large graham cracker pie crust or two small
      • 1 tablespoonful cinnamon
Directions
      • With a mixer, mix the cream cheese, sugar, cinnamon and butter in a large bowl on medium speed until creamy.
      • Gradually add the pumpkin pie filling, beating on low speed until blended.
      • Mix in whipped topping until blended; spoon into crust.
      • Refrigerate overnight.
      • Serve with whipped topping if desired and sprinkle with cinnamon.
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5 Meals for $50 - 10/09/2019
Do you dread the process of planning dinners for the week? Do you feel overwhelmed with all the shopping, prepping, and cooking when it comes to feeding your family? Sweat no more. We're here to make it easier for you with this easy guide that will save you time AND money. Keep reading for five complete dinners to feed your family of four—all under $50! You can find all the recipes below, as well as an easy to follow shopping list!
5 Meals for $50

Meal 1 - Stouffers Family Size Lasagna Fast Feast

Lasagna Fast Feast
 This meal features our Fast Feast with Stouffers Lasagna, Food Club Parmasan Cheese, Food Club Garlic Toast and Fresh Express Salad. Visit your weekly ad for details. 

Meal 2 - Original Ranch Pork Chops

Original Ranch Pork Chops

Ingredients
      • 1 tbs Hidden Valley – Original Ranch Seasoning & Salad Dressing Mix
      • Dash of paprika
      • 6 pork loin rib chops, about 1-inch thick
      • Kosher salt and ground black pepper to taste
 Directions
      • Preheat oven to 450°F.
      • In small bowl, stir the seasoning mix with a dash of paprika.
      • Season the chops on both sides with salt and pepper; then sprinkle both sides with the seasoning mixture.
      • Place a rack in the middle of the baking sheet.
      • Arrange the chops on top. Bake the pork chops for 20 minutes, turning once halfway, until browned or and internal temperature of 160°F is reached.
      • Serve immediately with roasted potatoes and Food Club Green Beans.

Meal 3 - Twisted Tornado Dogs

Twisted Tornado Dogs
Ingredients
      • 1 package of Bar-S Skinless Smoked Sausage
      • 1 cup pancake mix
      • 1/3 cup water
      • 2/3 cup vegetable oil
      • 8 wooden skewers
Directions
      • Pour vegetable oil into large skillet and bring to a medium heat.
      • Insert a skewer into each sausage.
      • Starting at the bottom, make an incision in each sausage and twist upwards to create a spiraled cut along the entire length of the sausage.
      • Create a gap between each layer by gently pulling the sausage down the skewer.
      • Mix water and pancake until you achieve a dough-like consistency. Add additional pancake mixture if needed to make the dough more workable.
      • Section dough into eight even balls and roll into long strips.
      • Wrap a dough strip around each sausage, tucking the dough into the open slits of the sausage.
      • Place sausage in the heated oil. Rotate every 30 seconds until evenly browned (approximately 2-3 minutes).
      • Remove and serve immediately.
*Recipe courtesy of our vendor partner Bar S.

Meal 4 - Easy Chicken with Tomatoes and Spinach

Easy Chicken With Tomatoes and Spinach
Ingredients
      • 1 tablespoon olive or vegetable oil 
      • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts (about 1 1/4 lb)
      • 1 clove garlic, finely chopped
      • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano leaves
      • 1/2 teaspoon seasoned salt
      • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
      • 1/4 cup dry white wine or water
      • 2 medium plum (Roma) tomatoes, sliced (about 1 cup)
      • 1 bag (6 oz) fresh baby spinach leaves (about 3 1/2 cups)
Directions
      • In 12-inch nonstick skillet, heat oil over medium heat.
      • Sprinkle chicken with garlic, oregano, seasoned salt and pepper.
      • Add chicken to skillet; cook 15 to 20 minutes, turning once, until juice of chicken is clear when center of thickest part is cut (at least 165°F).
      • Stir wine into skillet.
      • Top chicken with tomato slices.
      • Cover; cook 2 to 3 minutes or until tomatoes are thoroughly heated.
      • Add spinach.
      • Cover; cook 2 to 3 minutes longer or until spinach is wilted.
*Recipe courtesy of vendor partner Betty Crocker.

 Meal 5 - Jambalaya with Kountry Boys Smoked Sausage

Jambalaya with Sausage

Ingredients
      • 1 (5.0 ounce) package of RICE-A-RONI® Red Beans & Rice
      • 1 (12 oz) package of sliced (1 inch slices) Kountry Boys Smoked Sausage
      • 1 tablespoon margarine
      • 2 cups water
      • 1 (14-1/2 oz) can Food Club tomatoes, undrained, chopped
      • 1/2 cup chopped onion
      • 1/2 cup chopped celery
      • 1/2 cup chopped green bell pepper
 Directions
      • In a medium saucepan, combine rice-bean mix, 2 cups water, 1 Tbsp. margarine, Special Cajun Seasonings, chopped veggies and sliced sausage; bring to a boil.
      • Cover, reduce heat to low and simmer 20-25 min. or until rice is tender. Rice will be saucy.
      • Let stand 5 min. before serving.
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Hearty Italian Dishes for Italian Heritage Month
When most people think of Italian food, they think of pizza and hearty plates of pasta with cheese and tomato sauces. Well, October is Italian Heritage Month, and we are celebrating with four recipes to celebrate some of the staples of delectable Italian foods.
Italian Heritage Month

Easy Italian Sausage Pizza

Easy Italian Sausage Pizza
Ingredients
      • 1 package Johnsonville Fresh Italian Mild, Sweet, or Hot Ground Sausage.
      • 1 24 oz package prepared gourmet pizza crusts (2 crusts)
      • 1½ cups pizza sauce
      • 2½ cups shredded mozzarella cheese, divided
      • 1 medium green bel pepper, chopped
Directions
      • Preheat oven to 425 F°.
      • Place two pizza crusts on baking sheets or pizza pans. Spread Pizza sauce over crusts.
      • Top each with 1 cup of cheese. Pinch the sausage into 1- inch pieces and arrange on pizzas.
      • Sprinkle with the green pepper and the remaining cheese.
      • Bake for 8-12 minutes or until the sausage is no longer pink and reaches 160 F° and the cheese is melted.
 *Recipe courtesy of our vender partner Johnsonville. 

Slow-Cooker Italian Sausages and Peppers with Rotini

Slow-Cooker Italian Sausage and Peppers with Rotini

 

Ingredients
      • 1 package (19.5 oz) turkey Italian sausages, cut into 1-inch pieces
      • 1 cup finely chopped sweet onion
      • 4 cloves garlic, finely chopped (2 teaspoons)
      • 2 medium yellow bell peppers, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
      • 2 medium red bell peppers, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
      • 1 jar (26 oz) tomato pasta sauce
      • 4 1/2 cups uncooked rotini pasta (12 oz)
      • 6 tablespoons shredded Parmesan cheese
Directions
      • Spray 3- to 4-quart slow cooker with cooking spray.
      • In cooker liner, mix all ingredients except pasta and cheese.
      • Cover; cook on Low heat setting 6 to 8 hours.
      • Cook and drain pasta as directed on package.
      • Serve sausage mixture over pasta; sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.
*Recipe courtesy of our vendor partner Pillsbury. 

Baked Manicotti with Three Cheeses

 Baked Manicotti with Three Cheeses

 Ingredients
      • 10 Skinner Manicotti pasta shells
      • 15 oz ricotta cheese
      • 1½ cups reduced fat shredded mozzarella cheese
      • ½ cup shredded parmesan cheese
      • 1 egg beaten
      • ¼ cup chopped parsley
      • ¼ tsp salt
      • 1/8 tsp ground black pepper
      • 1½ cups pasta sauce
      • ½ cup water
Directions
      • Preheat oven to 375 F°.
      • Prepare pasta according to package directions; drain.
      • Place ricotta cheese in medium bowl. Stir in 1 cup of the mozzarella, parmesan, egg, parsley, salt, and ground black pepper. Mix well.
      • Fill pasta with the cheese mixture, using a teaspoon.
      • Combine pasta sauce with water; pour half the sauce mixture into a 7 x 11-inch baking dish. Arrange filled pasta in dish and top with the remaining sauce. Sprinkle with remaining mozzarella.
      • Cover with foil and bake for 40 minutes. Pace under broiler briefly if desired.
 *Recipe courtesy of our vender partner Skinner pasta. 

Grilled Italian Chicken Foil Packs

Grilled Italian Chicken Foil Packs
Ingredients
      • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts (about 1 1/4 lb)
      • 1 medium yellow bell pepper, cut into 4 wedges
      • 4 plum (Roma) tomatoes, cut in half
      • 1 small red onion, cut into 8 wedges
      • 1/2 cup reduced-fat Italian dressing

Directions

      • Heat gas or charcoal grill. Cut 4 (18x12-inch) sheets of heavy-duty foil.
      • Place 1 chicken breast, 1 bell pepper wedge, 2 tomato halves and 2 onion wedges on center of each sheet.
      • Pour 2 tablespoons dressing over chicken and vegetable mixture on each packet.
      • For each packet, bring up 2 sides of foil over chicken and vegetables so edges meet.
      • Seal edges, making tight 1/2-inch fold; fold again, allowing space for heat circulation and expansion.
      • Fold other sides to seal.
      • Place packets on grill over medium heat.
      • Cover grill; cook 18 to 22 minutes, rotating packets 1/2 turn after 10 minutes, until juice of chicken is clear when center of thickest part is cut (170°F).
      • Place packets on plates.
      • Cut large X across tops of packets; carefully fold back foil.
 *Recipe courtesy of our vender partner Betty Crocker.
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5 Meals for $50 - 9/25/2019
Do you dread the process of planning dinners for the week? Do you feel overwhelmed with all the shopping, prepping, and cooking when it comes to feeding your family? Sweat no more. We're here to make it easier for you with this easy guide that will save you time AND money. Keep reading for five complete dinners to feed your family of four—all under $50! You can find all the recipes below, as well as an easy to follow shopping list!
5 Meals for $50

Meal 1 - Sheet Pan Fajitas

Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas
Ingredients
      • 3 tbsp. vegetable, grapeseed or avocado oil, divided
      • 1 1/2 lbs Mama Julia Marinated Breast Fajitas
      • 1 pkg fajita mix
      • 10 ct pkg of Fresh Harvest flour tortillas
 
Directions
      • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
      • Cut chicken into 1/4 inch strips.
      • Place a standard size rimmed baking sheet in the oven while it heats so that it’s nice and hot.
      • In large bowl toss 1 tablespoon oil with the fajita mix.
      • Carefully remove the hot baking sheet from the oven and spread the fajita mix evenly across the sheet. Place in the oven and bake for 8 minutes.
      • Meanwhile, in the same bowl, combine the remaining oil with the chicken.
      • Remove the sheet from the oven, drain off any excess liquid and add the chicken, making sure to separate the pieces of chicken from each other (that way they don’t bake together.)
      • Return to the oven and bake for 15-20 minutes or until the vegetables are roasted and the fajitas are golden brown.
      • Remove and serve with desired toppings. Such as cheese, sour cream and fresh lime.

Meal 2 - Loaded Chili Baked Potato

Loaded Chili Baked Potato
Ingredients
      • 4 russet potatoes
      • 2 cups chili
      • 4 tablespoons butter (softened)
      • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
      • 4 tablespoons sour cream (optional)
      • ¼ cup green onion (optional)
Instructions
      • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
      • Scrub potatoes and pat dry. Use a fork to pierce the potato, then place on a baking sheet.
      • Bake the potatoes for one hour or until they are cooked through.
      • Heat the chili.
      • Split the potatoes and scrape potato until fluffy. Add butter and salt and pepper.
      • Top the split potatoes with the chili, cheese, sour cream, and green onions.
      • Serve immediately with a side of Fresh Express salad.

Meal 3 - Spaghetti and Meatballs

Spaghetti and Meatballs
Ingredients
      • 1 package of Johnsonville Meatballs (24oz) (your choice of Classic Italian style, Three Cheese Italian Style or Homestyle)
      • Food Club Pasta Sauce (24 oz) (choose your flavor)
      • Skinner Spaghetti Pasta (12 oz)
Directions
      • In a large saucepan, combine meatballs and your favorite sauce.
      • Bring to a boil, stirring often.
      • Reduce heat and cover pan.
      • Simmer:  20-25 minutes or until hot
      • Cook pasta according to package directions.
      • Toss meatballs, sauce and hot pasta together
      • Garnish with parmesan cheese or chopped parsley, if desired.
*Serve with any Green Giant Steamers (10 oz)

Meal 4 - Breakfast Dinner

Bacon and Eggs
 
Ingredients
      • 1 dozen Fresh Harvest large eggs
      • 2 pkgs Butterball Thin & Crispy Bacon (6oz pkgs)
      • Potatoes left over from Loaded Chili Baked Potato night
Directions
      • Cook the eggs your favorite way and fry the bacon in a skillet with oil until your desired level of crispness.
How to make Home Fries
      • Scrub potatoes (peel if desired) and cut into 3/4" cubes.
      • Place potatoes in a pot of cold water and bring to a boil. Once boiling, let cook about 4-6 minutes or until slightly tender when poked with a fork. Drain potatoes well.
      • Add 1 tablespoon butter and olive oil into a pan. Add potatoes, seasoned salt and pepper. Cook until golden stirring occasionally, about 15-20 minutes adding more butter if needed.
      • Serve warm.
*Optional cook with onions.

Meal 5 - Chili Mac

Chili Mac
Ingredients
      • 1 Kraft Deluxe Macaroni & Cheese Dinner
      • 1 Can Wolf Brand Chili 
Directions
      • Cook the macaroni and cheese following the directions on the packaging.
      • Once macaroni and cheese is done and cheese sauce is mixed in pour can of Wolf Brand Chili into the pot with the macaroni and cheese and mix well.
      • Heat on low heat on stovetop until chili is hot.
      • Serve warm with Food Club Green Beans and Pepperidge Farm Texas Toast on side.
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5 Meals for $50 - 9/11/2019
Do you dread the process of planning dinners for the week? Do you feel overwhelmed with all the shopping, prepping, and cooking when it comes to feeding your family? Sweat no more. We're here to make it easier for you with this easy guide that will save you time AND money. Keep reading for five complete dinners to feed your family of four—all under $50! You can find all the recipes below, as well as an easy to follow shopping list!
5 Meals for $50 - 9/11/2019

 Meal 1 - Frito Pie

Frito Pie Meal
 Ingredients
      • 4 cups Fritos chips, divided
      • 2 cans (15 oz each) Wolf Brand Chili, heated
      • 1-1/2 cups Food Club Shredded Cheese
      • 3/4 cup chopped onion
      • Sour cream, optional
      • Sliced green onions, optional
Directions
      • Preheat oven to 350°F.
      • Layer 2 cups corn chips, half of the chili, 1 cup cheese and onion in 2-quart casserole dish.
      • Top with the remaining chili.
      • Bake 25 minutes.
      • Top with the remaining 2 cups chips and 1/2 cup cheese.
      • Bake 5 minutes more or until cheese melts.
      • Garnish with sour cream and green onions, if desired.

Meal 2 - Roasted Garlic Pork Tenderloin

Roasted Garlic Pork Tenderloin
Ingredients
      • 3lbs boneless center pork loin
      • 4 cloves garlic minced
      • ½ teaspoon salt
      • ½ teaspoon coarse ground black pepper
      • ¼ teaspoon paprika
Directions
      • Preheat oven to 375 degrees
      • Add the pork loin to a baking pan
      • Coat the pork loin with the garlic
      • Mix the seasonings (salt, pepper, and paprika) and rub it on the pork loin
      • Cook the pork for 60-75 minutes or until it reaches an internal temperature of 150-160 degrees
      • Remove from oven and let it rest for 5-10 minutes before serving
*Serve with Rice A Roni and Green Giant Steamers of choice.

Meal 3 - Hamburger Steaks with Mushroom Gravy

Hamburger Steaks with Mushroom Gravy
Ingredients:
      • 1lb ground beef
      • Garlic powder
      • 1tbsp. Food Club Vegetable Oil
      • 1 package Food Club Mushroom Gravy
      • Fresh Mushrooms and left over onion (thinly sliced) (Optional)
Directions
      • Heat oil in large skillet.
      • In large bowl mix with ground beef with garlic powder to taste.
      • Shape into 4 equal patties.
      • Fry the patties and the optional mushrooms and onions in the oil until patties are nicely browned.
      • Remove the beef patties to a plate, and keep warm.
      • In the skillet prepare the gravy mix following the directions. If you make mushrooms and onions as well, mix it with them.
*Serve with Fresh Harvest Rolls and One Family Size Green Giant Steamers.

Meal 4 - Meatloaf and Mashed Potatoes

Meatloaf
Ingredients
      • 2 eggs
      • 3/4 cup milk
      • 3/4 cup Italian breadcrumbs
      • 2 pounds ground beef
      • 1/3 cup onion diced
      • 1 tablespoon worcestershire sauce
      • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
      • 1/2 cup ketchup
Directions
      • Preheat oven to 350°F.
      • Spray a foil lined baking tray with cooking spray and set aside.
      • In a medium bowl combine eggs, milk, and breadcrumbs. Allow mixture to sit for 5-10 minutes.
      • Add the ground beef, onions, 1 tablespoon of worcestershire sauce, and Italian seasoning. Mix until just combined.
      • Form a 8"x4" loaf on the prepared baking tray.
      • Bake for 40 minutes.
      • Spread ketchup over the meatloaf and bake for an additional 10-15 minutes or until cooked through and the meatloaf reaches 160°F.
      • Allow meatloaf to rest for 10 minutes before slicing.
Homemade Mashed Potatoes
Ingredients
      • 4 large russet potatoes (about 3 lb.), peeled, cut into quarters
      • 1 teaspoon salt
      • 2 tablespoons butter, if desired
      • Dash pepper
      • 1/4 cup hot milk
Directions
      • Place potatoes in large saucepan; add enough water to cover.
      • Add 3/4 teaspoon of the salt. Bring to a boil.
      • Reduce heat to medium-low; cover loosely and boil gently for 15 to 20 minutes or until potatoes break apart easily when pierced with fork.
      • Drain well.
      • Return potatoes to saucepan; shake saucepan gently over low heat for 1 to 2 minutes to evaporate any excess moisture.
      • Mash potatoes with potato masher until no lumps remain.
      • Add butter, pepper and remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt; continue mashing, gradually adding enough milk to make potatoes smooth and creamy.
 *Mashed Potato recipe courtesy of our vendor partner Pillsbury!

Meal 5 - Pizza and Salad Dinner

 Pizza and Salad Dinner
 
Ingredients
      • DIGIORNO® Frozen Pizza
Directions
      • Preheat oven to 400°F. Place oven rack in the center position (6 to 8 in. from bottom).
      • Remove pizza from plastic wrap. Discard all plastic wrap and cooking tray. DO NOT USE TRAY  IN TOASTER OVEN, CONVECTION OVEN, OR CONVENTIONAL OVEN!
      • When oven is preheated, place pizza directly on the center rack.
      • Bake 18 to 20 minutes or until cheese is melted and edges are golden brown. 
      • Your oven temperature may vary so adjust baking time and oven temperature as necessary.
      • Remove pizza from oven by holding both sides of the cooking tray.
What to Serve with Pizza:
      • Fresh Express Chopped Salad Kits with favorite salad dressing.
      • New York Style Garlic Knots
Instructions for New York Style Garlic Knots
      • Keep frozen.
      • Preheat oven to 425 degress F
      • When oven is preheated, place Garlic Knots flat on baking sheet and place baking sheet on middle rack.
      • Bake for 4 to 5 minutes or until golden brown.
      • Remove Garlic Knots from oven by holding both sides of the cooking tray.
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Gather Around For Better Breakfast Month
September is just a fantastic month on top of being Family Meals Month and the start of Fall, it is also Better Breakfast month! So before everything is all pumpkin, let's make breakfast even better with the tasty recipes below.
Better Breakfast Month
 

Ham and Biscuit Egg Bake

Ham and Biscuit Bake*Recipe courtesy of our vendor partner Pillsbury.
Ingredients
      • 2 Pillsbury™ Grands!™ frozen Southern Style Biscuits (from 25-oz bag)
      • 1 cup frozen broccoli cuts
      • 2 eggs
      • 1/2 cup milk
      • 1/4 teaspoon ground mustard
      • 1/2 cup diced cooked ham
      • 1/2 cup shredded sharp Cheddar cheese (2 oz)
Directions
      • Heat oven to 350°F. Place biscuits on cutting board; let stand 10 minutes to thaw.
      • In small microwavable bowl, microwave broccoli uncovered on High 1 minute; drain on paper towel.
      • In medium bowl, beat eggs, milk and mustard with wire whisk until blended.
      • Stir in ham, cheese and broccoli.
      • Spray 8x4-inch (1-quart) glass loaf dish or 1-quart casserole with cooking spray.
      • Cut each biscuit into 8 pieces; arrange evenly in dish. Pour egg mixture over biscuit pieces in dish.
      • Press down with back of spoon, making sure all biscuit pieces are covered with egg mixture.
      • Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until edges are golden brown and center is set.
      • Let stand 5 minutes before serving.

One Skillet Sausage and Veggie Hash

One Skillet Sausage and Veggie Hash
*Recipe courtesy of our vendor partner Butterball.
Ingredients
      • 2 large russet potatoes, scrubbed, washed and dried
      • 1 package BUTTERBALL® Everyday Smoked Dinner Sausage (13 ounces)
      • 3 medium bell peppers
      • 1 small yellow onion, diced
      • 1 tablespoon olive oil
      • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
      • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
      • 2 teaspoons dried parsley flakes
      • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
      • ½ teaspoon paprika
      • Salt and black pepper
      • Eggs, fresh chopped parsley and chopped green onions (optional)
Directions
      • Poke holes in potatoes with fork. Place potatoes on microwavable dish; microwave on HIGH 5 minutes. Flip and microwave 3 to 5 minutes. Remove and allow to cool.
      • Cut sausage into thin slices and chop bell peppers.
      • Heat oil in large Dutch oven over medium-high heat until sizzling. Add sausage; cook 4 to 5 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove sausage to plate.
      • Add butter; cook and stir 1 minute. Add bell peppers and onion.
      • Meanwhile, dice potatoes (remove skins, if desired). Add potatoes to Dutch oven; cook and stir 4 to 7 minutes or until vegetables are crisp-tender and potatoes have crisp exterior.
      • Add garlic, parsley flakes, Italian seasoning, paprika, salt and black pepper. (If you want eggs, make four "wells" in hash; crack eggs into wells. Add eggs before vegetables are finished so they don't get too browned. Cook until whites are set.)
      • Top with fresh parsley or green onions, if desired. Season with additional salt and black pepper.

 Apple Muffins with NUTELLA® Hazelnut Spread

Apple Muffins with NUTELLA® hazelnut spread
*Recipe courtesy of our vendor partner Nutella.
Ingredients
Muffins:
      • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
      • 1 tsp baking powder
      • 1/2 tsp baking soda
      • 1/2 tsp salt
      • 1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
      • 1 cup unsweetened applesauce
      • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
      • 2 eggs
      • 1 tsp vanilla
      • 1 apple, peeled, cored and diced
      • 1/2 cup Nutella® hazelnut spread
Streusel Topping:
      • 1/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
      • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
      • 2 tbsp cold butter, diced
Directions
      • Preheat oven to 350°F. Line 12 muffin cup pan with paper liners.
      • In bowl, whisk flour with baking powder, baking soda and salt.
      • In separate bowl, whisk brown sugar with applesauce, vegetable oil, eggs and vanilla.
      • Add flour mixture to wet ingredients and stir until combined. Fold in apples.
      • Pour mixture into lined muffin cups dividing evenly among the 12 cups.
      • Prepare streusel topping in bowl by whisking brown sugar with flour. Using fingertips or pastry cutter, combine flour mixture with butter until crumbs form.
      • Divide topping evenly over muffins.
      • Bake for 20 minutes, or until golden on top and tester comes out clean when inserted into center of muffin. Let cool completely.
      • Fit pastry bag with plain tip and fill with Nutella® hazelnut spread. Insert tip into center bottom of each muffin. Squeeze to fill each with about 2 tsp of Nutella® hazelnut spread.
      • Squeeze remaining Nutella® hazelnut spread over the top of muffins.

Bananas Foster French Toast

Bananas Foster French Toast
*Recipe courtesy of our vendor partner Betty Crocker.
Ingredients
      • 8 slices cinnamon bread, cut into 1/2-inch cubes (about 8 cups)
      • 8 eggs
      • 1 cup milk
      • 2 1/2 cups real maple syrup
      • 1 teaspoon rum extract
      • 6 ripe bananas, cut into 1/2-inch slices
      • 1 cup chopped pecans
Directions
      • Spray bottom of 13x9-inch (3-quart) baking dish with cooking spray.
      • Arrange bread cubes in baking dish.
      • In large bowl, beat eggs, milk and 1/2 cup of the maple syrup with wire whisk.
      • Pour over bread in baking dish. Cover and refrigerate 8 hours or overnight.
      • Heat oven to 350°F. Uncover; bake 35 to 40 minutes or until golden brown along edges.
      • Let stand 7 to 10 minutes before serving.
      • Meanwhile, in medium microwavable bowl, microwave remaining 2 cups maple syrup uncovered on High 1 to 2 minutes, stirring every 30 seconds, until warm.
      • Stir in rum extract.
      • Sprinkle banana slices and pecans evenly over bread; drizzle with 1 cup of the warmed syrup mixture.
      • Serve immediately with remaining syrup.
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5 Meals for $50 - 8/28/2019
Do you dread the process of planning dinners for the week? Do you feel overwhelmed with all the shopping, prepping, and cooking when it comes to feeding your family? Sweat no more. We're here to make it easier for you with this easy guide that will save you time AND money. Keep reading for five complete dinners to feed your family of four—all under $50! You can find all the recipes below, as well as an easy to follow shopping list!
5 Meals for $50
 

Meal 1- Sloppy Joes & Onion Rings

Sloppy Joe Dinner

Ingredients
      • 1 pound of ground beef
      • 1 can (15 oz each) Manwich Original Sloppy Joe Sauce
      • 1 package of Fresh Harvest Hamburger Buns (8 ct)
Instructions
      • Cook beef in large skillet over medium-high heat 7 minutes or until crumbled and no longer pink, stirring occasionally; drain.
      • Stir in Sloppy Joe sauce; heat through.
      • Divide meat mixture evenly between buns.
Serve with Ore-Ida Onion Rings. Follow package cooking instructions.
LOW CARB ALTERNATIVE: Sub out the buns and make Sloppy Joe Zucchini Boats!
Ingredients
      • 4 medium zucchini, cut in half lengthwise
      • 1 pound ground beef
      • 1 can (15 oz each) Manwich Original Sloppy Joe Sauce
      • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
      • 1/2 cup cheese
Instructions
      • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
      • Using a small spoon (ex: teaspoon), hollow out the zucchini halves to create boats. Make sure to leave about a 1/4 inch thick shell on each half.
      • Chop up the excess zucchini and use a paper towel to drain the excess water. Save about 1/2 cup to 1 cup of the zucchini to add to the sloppy joes.
      • Brown the ground beef in a medium sized skillet. Once the beef is browned, add the garlic powder, excess zucchini, and Manwich sauce and stir to combine. Simmer on low heat for 5-10 minutes or until it is all combined.
      • Spoon about 1/4 cup of the Manwich sauce from the skillet and add to the bottom of a 13x9 pan.
      • Using a spoon evenly fill the hollowed zucchini boats with the sloppy joe mixture. Top each zucchini boats with 1 tablespoon of cheese. Place the zucchini boats in the 13x9 baking dish on top of the sauce.
      • Cover the baking dish with foil and bake for 35 minutes or until the zucchini is tender and cooked through.

 Meal 2 - Oven Baked Barbecue Ribs and Baked Potatoes

Oven Baked Barbecue Ribs
 Oven Baked Barbecue Ribs
Ingredients
      • 2.5 lbs. of Pork Spare Ribs
      • 1 jar barbecue sauce
Dry Rub
      • 1/2 cup brown sugar
      • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
      • 1 tablespoon onion powder
      • 1 teaspoon salt
      • 1 tablespoon chili powder
      • 2 teaspoon cumin
      • 2 tablespoons smoked paprika
      • 1-2 teaspoons cayenne pepper depending on the heat level you like
Instructions
      • Preheat oven to 275 degrees
      • In a small bowl mix dry rub until combined and set aside
      • Rinse pork ribs and pat dry with paper towels
      • Remove the membrane from the back of the ribs, I've provided a how-to link above
      • Spread the dry rub all over the ribs making sure to cover both sides.
      • Wrap ribs tightly in foil meat side up, place on baking sheet
      • Bake for 3 hours for spare ribs, 2 hours for baby back ribs or until fork tender
      • Open foil and drain the liquid from the ribs. Brush your favorite barbecue sauce on the ribs, broil for 5 minutes
      • Remove and let the ribs rest 5-10 minutes before cutting. Serves 4-6
How To Make A Baked Potato in the Oven
A baked potato is very simple to make, just 3 ingredients needed to get a deliciously crisp skin and a fluffy interior perfect for topping! The classic method of making a perfect baked potato is in the oven (although on a hot summer day, I often cook baked potatoes in the slow cooker).
      • WASH: Scrub potatoes to remove any dirt or debris.
      • POKE: Poke holes all over the potato using a fork – about 5 to 6 times. This prevents steam from building up inside of the potatoes while they bake. A potato can explode if steam builds up so make sure you poke right into the potato to create holes, not just pierce the skin.
      • BAKE: Brush the potatoes with olive oil and salt. Place the potatoes directly on the oven rack and bake.
To Foil or Not to Foil?
If you want a softer skin on your baked potatoes, wrap them in foil before they go in the oven. This helps to steam the skin keeping it from crisping up as much (although I prefer the skin to be crispy and skip the foil)!
How Long To Bake A Potato
A baked potato will take 45-60 minutes in the oven. Cooking times can vary depending on the size of the potatoes and the temperature of the oven, so the easiest way to test them is with a fork to make sure they’re soft throughout.
The great thing about baked potatoes is they can be baked at any temperature. If you have other things cooking in the oven, baked potatoes can just be thrown in quickly without too much to worry about.
Cooking Times:
      • 350°F 60 to 75 minutes
      • 375°F 50 to 60 minutes
      • 400°F 40 to 50 minutes
If the temperature is adjusted to match whatever else is cooking, just adjust the cooking time accordingly!
Want to save some time? Bake A Potato in the Microwave
If you are pressed for time (or coveted oven space), the microwave method will be your savior!
      • Scrub the potato and poke it with a fork as above.
      • Place it on a plate and microwave it on HIGH for 5 minutes.
      • Turn it over, and microwave it for 3-5 minutes longer or until fork-tender. Top and enjoy!
REMINDER: Do not to use foil if you are making baked potatoes in the microwave.
SIDE DISH TOPPINGS
      • Butter, salt & pepper – of course!
      • Cheese – cheddar cheese is the best but experiment with your favorites!
      • Sour cream
      • White Onions

 Meal 3 - Taco Dinner with Refried Beans

Taco Dinner

Ingredients
      • 2 teaspoons olive oil
      • 2 lb. ground beef
      • 1 packet of taco seasoning
      • 1 (8 oz) can tomato sauce
      • 1 package of taco shells
Instructions
      • Heat olive oil in a large non-stick sauté pan over medium heat.
      • Add in ground beef and taco seasoning.
      • Cook, breaking up the meat as you go until the beef is no longer pink and cooked through. About 5 minutes.
      • Stir in tomato sauce.
      • Simmer, uncovered, for 3-5 minutes, or until most of the tomato sauce has thickened, stirring occasionally to prevent sticking.
      • Taste and re-season, if necessary
      • Heat taco shells in oven then start building!
What to Serve with Tacos
      • Shredded cheese
      • Onion
      • Sour cream
      • Refried beans
      • Shredded lettuce

 Meal 4 - Crispy Baked Leg Quarters with Vegetable Shish-kabobs

Grilled Leg Quarters

Ingredients
      • 6 chicken leg quarters
      • 2 tsp salt (or to taste)
      • 1 tsp Black pepper (or to taste)
      • 2 tsp garlic powder)
      • 2 tsp granulated onion (or onion powder)
      • 1 tbsp Ancho chile powder
      • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper (optional, adjust the amount to taste)
      • 1/2 tbsp vegetable oil (for rubbing)
      • 1/2 cup cooking oil (for frying)
Directions
      • Preheat oven to 400F.
      • Dry the chicken quarters with paper towels and rub with oil.
      • Evenly sprinkle the seasonings on both sides of each quarter and gently pat to make the seasonings stick.
      • Heat 1/2 cup of cooking oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
      • In two batches, sear the chicken quarters, about 2 minutes per side or until the skin is deep golden brown. 
      • Transfer the chicken onto the baking sheet, fitted with a cooling rack. Pour about 1 Tbsp of the cooking oil from the skillet over each chicken quarter.
      • Bake at 400F for about 35-45 minutes, or until the chicken skin is crispy and deep golden brown. Different ovens bake differently so the exact time may vary.
      • Remove from the chicken from the oven, let rest for 3 minutes and serve with the vegetable shish-kabobs.

*You will cook an extra pound of chicken without the seasoning at the same time for Meal 5's Chicken Pot Pie.

Vegetable Shish Kabobs

Ingredients
      • 1 yellow bell pepper
      • 1 zucchini
      • 1 red onion
      • 1 squash
Directions
      • Preheat oven to 400F.
      • Soak wooden skewers in cold water to prevent them from burning.
      • Rinse and dry the vegetables. Slice the peppers in thick rounds if they are small enough or chunks if they are large. Cut the zucchini and squash in rounds or half-moons. Cut the onion in chunks.
      • Thread them onto skewers, place on a baking sheet lined with baking paper.
      • Roast for about 15-20 minutes or until tender.
 

 Meal 5 - Chicken Pot Pie

Chicken Pot Pie
Ingredients
      • 1lb shredded chicken left over from Meal 4 (Crispy Baked Leg Quarters)
      • 1 pkg PictSweet Farms Mixed Vegetables
      • 1 can Food Club Cream of Chicken Soup
      • 1 Food Club Frozen Deep Dish Pie Shell
Instructions
      • Preheat oven to 400 degrees
      • In a medium size sauce pan mix the chicken, peas and carrots, cream of chicken soup. Heat until bubbling and hot.
      • Place contents of sauce pan in the pie crust.
      • Please second crust over the top venting the center with a fork.
      • Bake for 20 minutes or until golden brown.

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Slow Cooker Chicken Marsala
Back to school is upon us and that means fast-paced days and evenings full of after-school activities. Take a little extra stress off your plate with this easy-to-make Slow Cooker Chicken Marsala that will give your dinner an Italian flair while keeping your kitchen cool in the August heat.
 

Slow Cooker Chicken Marsala

Slow Cooker Chicken Marsala
Ingredients
      • 6 boneless skinless chicken breasts
      • 1 tablespoon olive oil
      • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
      • 1/2 cup marsala wine
      • Salt and pepper to taste
      • 1/2 cup chicken broth
      • 1 1/2 cups sliced mushrooms
      • 1/4 cup heavy cream
      • 2 tablespoons chopped parsley
      • 1/4 cup cornstarch
      • Optional: Baguette, toasted and sliced. 
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Directions
      • Heat the olive oil in a large pan over medium high heat.
      • Season the chicken breasts on both sides with salt and pepper.
      • Cook the chicken in the pan for 4-5 minutes on each side or until golden brown.
      • Place the chicken breasts, garlic, wine, chicken broth and mushrooms in the slow cooker.
      • Cook on low for 5 hours, or until the chicken is done.
      • Remove the chicken from the slow cooker.
      • Whisk together the cornstarch with 1/3 cup cold water.
      • Pour the cornstarch into the slow cooker and stir to combine.
      • Add the chicken back to the slow cooker, turn the heat to high and cook for 30 minutes or until sauce has thickened.
      • Stir in the heavy cream and season the sauce with salt and pepper to taste.
      • Sprinkle with parsley and serve. Optional: Serve over toasted baguette, sliced (as pictured).
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