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Trendy Tastes for Today’s Shopper

Food Club is constantly expanding its selection as new products and flavors become available. In fact, hundreds of new items have been introduced over recent years and more are on the way. Plus, convenient, easy-to-open packaging and other innovations make Food Club the perfect choice for you and your family.

Combined with other exclusive brands like Culinary Tours and Full Circle, our store is ready to deliver the trendy tastes you want at prices that will make you smile.

Blue Cheese Burger

Get grilling with this savory all-american burger!

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • 1 tbs olive oil
  • t tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp dried basil

For serving:

  • 8 slices bacon
  • 8 ounces blue cheese crumbles
  • 2 cups arugula or lettuce
  • 4 toasted buns
  • Dijon mustard

Directions:

  1. Combine first six ingredients and separate into four equal sized patties approximately 3/4 inches thick.
  2. Grill the burgers on medium high heat until golden brown and slightly charred on the first side, about 4-6 minutes (depending on how you like your meat.) Flip over the burgers and repeat.
  3. While burger is cooking, cook bacon on a skillet, drain excess grease.
  4. Add bleu cheese to burger 1 minute before finished cooking. Toast buns on grill.
  5. Toss arugula with 2 tsp. of olive oil. Top burger with arugula, bacon, Dijon mustard and any other toppings of choice (tomato, onion, etc.).

Celebrate with our Summer Clearance Sale!

Don’t miss great deals on end of season items during our Summer Clearance Sidewalk Sale at Ace! From August 8 – 12, save big on patio furniture, umbrellas, lawn mowers, soil and more! Come see us at one of our four locations in Draper, Murray, Olympus Hills and Sandy. Visit our Sandy location on Saturday, August 11 during our radio remote from 1 -3 pm for a chance to win Ace gift cards.

Also happening, is our 5,000 store sale from August 10-13!

Ace now has over 5,000 stores, right in your neighborhood, come celebrate with us! Save up to 25% when you shop with us from August 10 – 13. Earn 5,000 Ace Rewards bonus points when you spend $20 on Saturday, August 11. Take advantage of BOGO deals on air filters, lightbulbs and insect killer. Ace Rewards members, give us your email and get a $5.00 off coupon. Come see us in Draper, Murray, Olympus Hills and Sandy. View our ads

Build a Better School Lunch

Summer is sweeping by way too fast. Before you know it the school shopping with begin, backpacks will start getting filled and school lunches will start getting packed.

Speaking of school lunches getting packed…we challenge you to build a better school lunch. It doesn’t have to be hard or time consuming. Step away from the classic peanut butter and jelly sandwich and try some new and unique lunch ideas.

Check out just a few great options with this school lunch ideas list we have created for you. Select one option from each category and you are set. This will ensure your child has a full stomach, a smile on their face and energy to learn & grow.

Peanut Butter & Jelly Tacos

A spin on the classic back-to-school favorite.

What you’ll need:

  • Peanut Butter
  • Jelly
  • Bread
  • Blueberries
  • Strawberries, diced

Using a circle cookie cutter or wide circle glass, cut the bread slices into circles. Flatten the bread circle with rolling pin.

Spread peanut butter and jelly onto flattened circles. Top with diced strawberries and blueberries. Enjoy!

Banana Streusel Muffins

The classic banana bread muffin topped with a crunchy streusel.

What you’ll need:

For the Muffins:

  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 5 Tbsp. unsalted butter, melted
  • 3 large bananas, mashed
  • 2/3 cup milk

For the Crumb Topping:

  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/4 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 1/2 cup flour

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line two cupcake tins with liners.

In medium bowl, mix together flour, baking soda, salt and cinnamon.

In large bowl, whisk together the egg and brown sugar until smooth. Add vanilla, butter and bananas. Whisk until combined. Add dry ingredients and mix until combined. Add in milk and stir until combined.  Set aside.

To make crumb topping combine brown sugar, sugar, cinnamon, salt and melted butter in a small bowl. Whisk for a minute or two until sugars dissolve. Mix in the flour. The crumble will be dry.

Use a 1/4 cup measure to fill the muffin liner with batter until about 2/3 full. Sprinkle the crumb topping on top of the batter.

Bake for 16-18 minutes until slightly golden and toothpick inserted comes out clean. Let cool on cooling rack. Enjoy!

Makes 16-20 muffins.

Benefits of the Bento Box

The school bell will, once again, be ringing soon and that means packing a morning lunch for your hungry student. The challenge is likely the same as last year. What meal will be both delicious and nutritious? (After all, you don’t want your handmade fruit kabobs being traded for crème-filled snack cakes.)

A solution many parents are using with great success takes a cue from traditional Japanese bento boxes. In its most fundamental form, a bento box is a small, compartmentalized container used for holding food. Bento boxes traditionally include a fish or meat, rice and vegetables. However, the many compartments make creativity easy.

Beyond the wonderful artistic presentation, bento boxes offer health benefits including portion control and well-balanced meals. Reusable containers also cut down on waste from sandwich and snack wrappers. Any way you pack it, this fun alternative to peanut butter and jelly is perfect for fussy eaters who prefer food groups remain separate as well as more adventurous eaters who thrive on unique dining experiences.

To achieve the full benefit of a bento box, balance your meal with vegetables, protein and starch. You can also add dairy and fruit to the mix depending on dietary needs. Remember that cookie cutters turn ordinary bread and fruit into smiling faces, butterflies and more. Use olives or grapes for eyes and slivers of red pepper for smiley faces. The options are truly endless. Plus, if last night’s meat balls were a crowd-pleaser, bento boxes are a great way to use leftovers. (Just remember to refrigerate as needed.) Remember kids should eat every color of the rainbow throughout the day to ensure their nutritional needs are met.

Finally, don’t think of bento boxes as merely child’s play. A bento box lunch is the perfect solution to satisfy adult-sized hunger at the office as well.

 

Children’s Miracle Network Bucket Sale

Established in 1983, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals generate funds and awareness for more than 17 million sick and injured children cared for each year by 170 affiliated hospitals, regardless of the family’s ability to pay. 100% of the funds raised in our community stay local, being donated to the nearest CMN hospital. The CMN bucket sale was so successful last year that we’re bringing it back. From August 3-5, make a $5 donation to Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals to receive a limited edition 5 gallon bucket and receive 20% off everything that fits in the bucket with 100% of your donation benefiting the hospital.

Quality You Can Count On

When you shop for groceries, you’re counting on consistent, high-quality every time. Food Club products follow incredibly ridged quality testing to ensure every package exceeds expectations. Since 1945, Food Club has been a trusted friend in homes across America. Food Club is so confident in its quality, it backs up every item with a double-money back guarantee. It’s quality that just won’t quit.

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