Sales, Menus & Recipes: Change of Season
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23 August 2018
 

Change of Season

The change of the season approaches. There are still scattered bargains in each store, but nothing super outstanding. Next week will be Labor Day Weekend, look for better sales starting next Wednesday.

Some varieties are on their way out and others are in their early season. Watermelon, in one form or another, is on sale everywhere. Peaches are mostly white, early apple varieties are beginning to appear. At this time of year we have to shop around for bargains.

Special Sales This Week

Fry’s—The Buy 5-Get $5 Off sale continues. There is also a Wine and Spirits sale, 5 days only, August 22-26. Purchase 6 bottles, 750ML, get 30% off.

Safeway—There is a $5 Friday this week. This ad contains a full page of clip or click coupons.

Sprouts—This week Sprouts has a 72 hour sale, Fri, Sat, and Sun. They are also having an “Island Paradise” sale with 25% off selected items, mostly featuring coconut and pineapple.

National Days This Week

Aug. 22Pecan Torte Day

Aug 23Sponge Cake Day

Aug 24Peach Pie Day AND Waffle Day

Aug 25Banana Split Day

Aug 27Pots de Creme Day

Aug 28Cherry Turnover Day

Menus 

Day 1 

Slow Cooker Green Chili 
Corn Bread 
Watermelon Salad
Fruit Plate

Slow Cooker Chicken Chili Verde
Even Simpler, use boneless skinless thighs.
Try adding some cooked Black, Pinto or Garbanzo Beans.

Cornbread

Recipe: Watermelon Salad

4 cups chopped watermelon (pieces about 1/2 to 3/4 inch or so)
1 cup finely chopped sweet onion or green onion including  tops
4 oz crumbled feta or blue cheese, or finely diced jack or colby cheese
1/3 cup chopped fresh basil
2 Tablespoons fresh thyme leaves
2 Tablespoons Balsamic Vinegar
1/4 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper

In a medium bowl, combine watermelon, onion, cheese, basil and thyme. Mix gently. 

In a small bowl, whisk together vinegar, oil, salt and pepper

Pour vinegar mix over watermelon mix and combine carefully.

Refrigerate at least 1/2 hour, up to 2 hours.

Items On Sale

Chicken—$1.77/lb @Sprouts, B/S Thighs,  $1.99/lb @Safeway, B/S Thighs
Green Chilis—$1.98/8 oz bag @Sprouts, Shishito (less hot than Jalapeño)
Watermelon (mini seedless)—$.75/each @Safeway, 1st 2   $3/each @Sprouts
Strawberries—$.88/1 lb box @Fry’s, $3/1 lb box @Sprouts, (O)
Blueberries—$3/6 oz box @Safeway
Blackberries—$3/6 oz box @Safeway, $.97/5.6 oz box @Sprouts, (O), 72 hr sale
Raspberries—$1.67/6 oz box @Safeway, 1st 2, Fri only, $3/6 oz box @Sprouts (O)
Grapes, red, green, black— $.77/lb @Sprouts, $1.99/lb @Safeway
Peaches/Nectarines (white)—$.88/lb @Fry’s   $2.99/lb @Safeway  
Pineapple—$2/each @Sprouts
Cantaloupe—$.69/eacj @Sprouts, 72 hr, $2.50/each @Safeway
Bananas—$.39/lb @Safeway

Day 2

Fish Stew
Crusty Bread
Green Salad
Ice Cream

Fish Stew
Use any fish and/or shellfish.

Green Salad
More a technique than a recipe.

Items On Sale

Fish—Salmon $8.99/lb   @Sprouts, $7.99/lb @Safeway,   $8.99/lb @Fry’s

Shell Fish @Sprouts—$9.99/lb Scallops  $5.99/lb Shrimp   $7.99/lb, Cod Fillets 
Shell Fish—$7.99/lb @Safeway, shrimp
Bread—$3.49/each @Sprouts, Fresh Artisan,   $3.49/each @Safeway. Fresh Rye
Greens—$.99/bunch @Safeway, Kale, $2.50/bag @Safeway Fresh Express Blends $1.99/3 pk @Safeway, Romaine Hearts  $1.98/3 pk, Romaine Hearts @Sprouts
Tomatoes—$.98/pt @Sprouts, Grape,    $.88/lb @Safeway, Roma
Celery—$.99/bunch @Safeway
Cucumbers—$.50/each @Safeway
Bell Peppers (green)—$.50/each @Safeway
Bell Peppers (mini)—$1.98/1 lb bag @Sprouts
Carrots (mini peeled)—$1/1 lb bag @Safeway
Ice Cream—$2.99/each @Fry’s, Ben and Jerry’s/Talenti/Magnum,   $2.48/48 oz @Safeway, Signature Select,   25%off @Sprouts, select brands of gelato inc. Talenti

Day 3 

Choose one of these
5 things to make with Deli Chicken
(or your own leftover chicken meat)
Green Salad
Fruit Salad

Deli Chicken 5 Ways
5 things to make with deli chicken.
BTW you can freeze some of the meat too, for when you really only have a few minutes.

Green Salad
More a technique than a recipe.

Items On Sale

Deli Chicken—$5 @Safeway, Fri only, 
Greens—$.99/bunch @Safeway, Kale, $2.50/bag @Safeway Fresh Express Blends , $1.99/3 pk @Safeway, Romaine Hearts  $1.98/3 pk, Romaine Hearts @Sprouts
Tomatoes—$.98/pt @Sprouts, Grape,    $.88/lb @Safeway, Roma
Celery—$.99/bunch @Safeway
Cucumbers—$.50/each @Safeway
Bell Peppers (green)—$.50/each @Safeway
Bell Peppers (mini)—$1.98/1 lb bag @Sprouts
Carrots (mini peeled)—$1/1 lb bag @Safeway

Day 4

Afghani Eggs
Flatbreads or Flour Tortillas or Pitas
Vegetable Salad
Banana Split

Afghani Eggs

Chopped Vegetable Salad

Items On Sale

Eggs, Cage Free—$1.99/dz @Sprouts   $2.50/dz @Fry’s,    $3/dz @Safeway
Tomatoes—$.98/pt @Sprouts, Grape,    $.88/lb @Safeway, Roma
Celery—$.99/bunch @Safeway
Cucumbers—$.50/each @Safeway
Bell Peppers (green)—$.50/each @Safeway
Bell Peppers (mini)—$1.98/1 lb bag @Sprouts
Carrots (mini peeled)—$1/1 lb bag @Safeway
Sweet Corn—$1/6 ears @Sprouts, Olathe
Bananas—$.39/lb @Safeway
Ice Cream— Ice Cream—$2.99/each @Fry’s, Ben and Jerry’s/Talenti/Magnum,   $2.48/48 oz @Safeway, Signature Select,   25%off @Sprouts, select brands of gelato inc. Talenti

Day 5

Pork Chop Sandwichs
Grilled Peaches
Chips
Green Salad
Bakery Treats

Pork Chop Sandwich
One more Sandwich for August (Sandwich Month)

Green Salad
More a technique than a recipe.

Grilled Peaches
As a side dish with grilled meat, the barbecue sauce would be good.
Or maybe some balsamic vinegar.

Items On Sale

Pork Chops( boneless loin)—$2.99/lb @Sprouts  $3.99/lb @Safeway,   $3.99/lb @Fry’s ,(bone in)
Greens—$.99/bunch @Safeway, Kale, $2.50/bag @Safeway Fresh Express Blends $1.99/3 pk @Safeway, Romaine Hearts   $1.98/3 pk, Romaine Hearts @Sprouts
Tomatoes—$.98/pt @Sprouts, Grape,    $.88/lb @Safeway, Roma
Celery—$.99/bunch @Safeway
Cucumbers—$.50/each @Safeway
Bell Peppers (green)—$.50/each @Safeway
Bell Peppers (mini)—$1.98/1 lb bag @Sprouts
Carrots (mini peeled)—$1/1 lb bag @Safeway
Peaches/Nectarines (white)—$.88/lb @Fry’s   $2.99/lb @Safeway
Chips (all prices per bag)—$1.50 @Sprouts, tortilla, $1.67 @Sprouts, potato,  $1.77 @Fry’s, Fritos & Sunchips (buy 5 sale),  $1.25/bag @Safeway, Frito Lay’s, $5 Fri only
Bakery Cookies—$2.49/8 @Fry’s,   $3.29/12 @Sprouts
Cake Slices—$2/each@Safeway
Eclairs—$5/6 @Safeway

Day 6 

Ground Beef Casserole
Steamed Squash
Fruit Salad
Apple Turnovers 

Ground Beef Casserole

Apple Turnover

Don’t like raisins? Try dried tart cherries.


Items On Sale

Ground Beef—$3.99/lb @Sprouts, 100% grass fed,    $3.99/lb @Safeway, 3 lb or more,    $3.49/lb @Fry’s, 2 lb package
Shredded Cheese—$4.99/32 oz pkg @Fry’s, Kroger, $1.99/pkg (6-8 oz) Watermelon (mini seedless)—$.75/each @Safeway, 1st 2   $3/each @Sprouts
Strawberries—$.88/1 lb box @Fry’s, $3/1 lb box @Sprouts, (O)
Blueberries—$3/6 oz box @Safeway
Blackberries—$3/6 oz box @Safeway, $.97/5.6 oz box @Sprouts, (O), 72 hr sale
Raspberries—$1.67/6 oz box @Safeway, 1st 2, Fri only, $3/6 oz box @Sprouts (O)
Grapes, red, green, black— $.77/lb @Sprouts, $1.99/lb @Safeway
Peaches/Nectarines (white)—$.88/lb @Fry’s   $2.99/lb @Safeway  
Pineapple—$2/each @Sprouts
Cantaloupe—$.69/eacj @Sprouts, 72 hr, $2.50/each @Safeway
Pears—$.99/lb @Fry’s
Bananas—$.39/lb @Safeway
Apples—$.88/lb @Sprouts, Fuji, Braeburn, Gala, Granny Smith,    $.88/lb @Fry’s, Gala

 

 

 

 

 

 

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