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Sales, Menus & Recipes: Fall is on the Way
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07 September 2018  

Fall is on the Way

Finally, temperatures have dropped a little, especially at night. Remember, your slow cooker can provide you with savory meals, inexpensively. It may be time to revive the oven, roast some vegetables, cook a Sheet Pan Dinner or bake some cookies. 

Fall fruits are coming in, watch for early apple varieties. Grapes are abundant. Some citrus fruits are coming from the southern hemisphere, where it’s late winter. 

Special Sales this Week

Fry’s—Triple Fuel Points on 100’s of items, watch for special shelf labels. Many items are $1 apiece. 
Safeway—Some Good Coupons, Just for U Digital ($.97 Pineapple), Clip or Click and a lot of items $1/each.
Sprouts—Still has many items Buy One Get One Free. Three Day Sale, Fri, Sat, Sun. Also, as always, double ad Wednesday.

Special Days This Week

September 7Acorn Squash Day
September 8National Date Nut Bread
September 9Wiener Schnitzel Day, National "I Love Food" Day
September 10National Hot Dog Day
September 11 — National Hot Cross Bun Day
September 12 — National Chocolate Milkshake Day

Menus

Day 1

Slow Cooker Meatloaf and Potatoes
Steamed Cauliflower
Fruit Salad
Roast Apples

Slow Cooker Meatloaf and Potatoes

Three Apple Recipes (including Roast Apples)

Items On Sale

Ground Beef—$3.99/lb @Sprouts, Grass Fed, $3.47/lb @Safeway, 3 lb or more, $2.49 @Fry’s, 3 lb pkg
Cauliflower—$1.48/lb @Sprouts (O)
Grapes, red green black—$.77/lb @Sprouts    $1.99/lb  @Fry’s,    $.77/lb @Safeway, red, green
Peaches, Nectarines, Yellow—$.77/lb @Fry’s,    $.88/lb @Sprouts
Watermelon, mini—$.88/each @Fry’s, $2.50/each @Sfeway, 
Watermelon—whole seedless,  $2.98/each @Sprouts
Mineola Tangelos—$.98/lb @Sprouts
Strawberries—$3.99/2 lb pkg @Fry’s, $2.98/1 lb pkg @Sprouts (O)
Blackberries—$3.99/12 oz pkg @Fry’s, $2.98/5.6 oz pkg @Sprouts (O)
Apples — Variety, $.77 lb @ Sprouts

Day 2

Sheet Pan Greek Chicken with Vegetables
Buttered Toast
Chocolate Chip/Oatmeal cookies

Sheet Pan Greek Chicken
Use either breast or thighs

Recipe: Chocolate Chip Cookies Whole Wheat & spices & oatmeal & fruit

1/2 cup butter, melted
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup  brown sugar
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 cups whole wheat flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
2 1/2 cups quick rolled oats
1 cup chocolate chips
1 cup halved dried cherries
3/4 cup chopped nuts (optional)

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Put oven racks in upper third and middle of oven. Line 2 large cookie sheets with parchment paper.

In medium sized bowl whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda and spices.

In a large bowl blend together melted butter and sugars. Add eggs one at a time beating after each addition. Beat in vanilla extract.

Add flour mixture to butter mixture. Mix until fully incorporated. Add oats and chocolate chips.

Drop by teaspoonfuls onto prepared cookie sheets. Bake for about 8 minutes. Remove when edges of cookies are lightly browned.  Cool on cookie sheets for a minute or two, then remove to wire racks to finish cooling.

Makes about 2 1/2 dozen cookies.

Items On Sale

B/S Chicken—$1.99/lb @Sprouts, thighs, $BOGO @Safeway, Sanderson Farms ALL varieties, 
Red Bell Peppers—$1.25/each @Safeway
Grape Tomatoes—$1.99/10 oz box @Fry’s,  $1.99/box @Safeway, wi. clip or click coupon
Cut Bagged Veggies—$2.50/bag @Safeway

Day 3

Pork Shoulder Roast/Pulled Pork
Green Salad

Pork Shoulder Roast

First Day, Make Pulled Pork with your favorite sauce. Cut up remaining meat into chunks. Place remaining meat and liquid in fridge to make Green Chili Stew later.

Green Salad
More a technique than a recipe.

Items On Sale

Pork Shoulder Roast—$.99/lb @Fry’s, whole in bag,  $.99/lb @Sprouts 3 day sale, Whole in bag
Potatoes—$1.98/5 lb bag @Sprouts. Russet, (O)
Tomatoes—Roma $.77/lb @Sprouts,    $.99/lb @Fry’s
Red Bell Peppers—$1.25/each @Safeway
Avocados—#1.25/each @Safeway
Grape Tomatoes—$1.99/10 oz box @Fry’s,  $1.99/box @Safeway, wi. clip or click coupon
Cut Bagged Veggies—$2.50/bag @Safeway

Day 4

Pork Shoulder Roast/Green Chili Stew
( A derivative, use meat and cooking liquid from Day 3)
Mexican Salad
Tortillas
Mangos

Chili Verde
Just use the pork chunks from the crock pot roast, reheat in a pot and proceed from the point where the potato chunks get put in.

Mexican Salad

Items On Sale

Tomatoes— Roma $.77/lb @Sprouts,    $.99/lb @Fry’s
Red Bell Peppers—$1.25/each @Safeway
Grape Tomatoes—$1.99/10 oz box @Fry’s,  $1.99/box @Safeway, wi. clip or click coupon
Avocados—#1.25/each @Safeway
Cut Bagged Veggies—$2.50/bag @Safeway
Mangos—$.98/each @Sprouts, $,99/each @Fry’s (O)

Day 5

Braised Lamb Chops
Roasted Acorn Squash
Dirty Rice
Peach Pie

Braised Lamb Chops

Peach Pie

Recipes:Dirty Rice—Cooked rice (I prefer brown) with cooked stuff added, such as:

Sautéd mushrooms
Onion
Green Peas
Sautéd celery
Sun dried tomatoes
Small bits of broccoli or cauliflower
Bell Pepper

Items On Sale

Lamb Chops—$5.99/lb @Sprouts, shoulder  $6.99/lb @Safeway, loin, Open Nature
Peaches, Nectarines, Yellow—$.77/lb @Fry’s,    $.88/lb @Sprouts

Day 6

Roasted Chicken Parts
Salt Crusted Baked Potatoes
Greek Salad
Fruit Plate

Roasted Chicken Parts

Salt Crusted Baked Potato How To
I would pierce with one hole 1/2 way through cooking.
I have had a potato explode in the oven. Not Fun.

Greek Salad

Items On Sale

Chicken Parts—BOGO @Safeway, Sanderson Farms ALL varieties,
Potatoes—$1.98/5 lb bag @Sprouts. Russet, (O)
Tomatoes— Roma $.77/lb @Sprouts,    $.99/lb @Fry’s
Red Bell Peppers—$1.25/each @Safeway
Grape Tomatoes—$1.99/10 oz box @Fry’s,  $1.99/box @Safeway, wi. clip or click coupon
Avocados—#1.25/each @Safeway
Grapes, red green black—$.77/lb @Sprouts    $1.99/lb  @Fry’s,    $.77/lb @Safeway, red, green
Peaches, Nectarines, Yellow—$.77/lb @Fry’s,    $.88/lb @Sprouts
Watermelon, mini—$.88/each @Fry’s, $2.50/each @Sfeway, 
Watermelon—whole seedless,  $2.98/each @Sprouts
Mineola Tangelos—$.98/lb @Sprouts
Strawberries—$3.99/2 lb pkg @Fry’s, $2.98/1 lb pkg @Sprouts (O)
Blackberries—$3.99/12 oz pkg @Fry’s, $2.98/5.6 oz pkg @Sprouts (O)

Bonus Recipe

Wiener Schnitzel
A little history, good technique.

Items On Sale
Boneless Pork Chops—$3.99/lb @Sprouts