Category Archives: Days Market

Mixed Vegetable Gratin

Prep time: 5 minutes Cook time: 40 minutes Total time: 45 minutes Serves: 10

Ingredients

  • 2 (16-ounce) bags Food Club California Blend Vegetables, thawed
  • 5 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 3 cups milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 1/2 cups Food Club Shredded Cheddar Cheese
  • 1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 (6-ounce) box Food Club Cornbread Stuffing Mix
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley

Method

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F and coat a baking dish with nonstick cooking spray. Pat thawed vegetables dry with paper towels and set aside.
  2. In a large pot over medium heat melt 3 tablespoons butter. Add flour and whisk until completely incorporated. Cook, stirring frequently, for 1 minute.
  3. Add milk, whisking constantly, and bring to a boil. Add salt, pepper, mustard, cheddar and parmesan cheeses. Mix until combined and remove from heat. Fold in vegetables until thoroughly combined. Transfer to prepared baking dish.
  4. In a medium bowl, melt butter in the microwave. Add cornbread stuffing and toss to combine. Sprinkle mixture evenly over vegetable gratin and bake for 30 minutes, or until the center is hot and the top is golden-brown. Garnish with chopped parsley.

Ham-Stuffed Mushrooms

Prep time: 15 minutes Cook time: 45 minutes Total time: 60 minutes Serves: 16

Ingredients:

  • 16 large cremini mushrooms
  • 1 cup Food Club Panko Bread Crumbs
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 1 small yellow onion, minced
  • 1 small red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 small green bell pepper, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon Food Club Italian Seasoning
  • 1 cup Food Club Shredded Mozzarella Cheese
  • 1 cup cooked ham, chopped
  • 1/4 cup chopped parsley, plus more for garnish

Method:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Remove mushroom stems and use a spoon to scoop out dark mushroom gills, being careful not to break mushroom caps. Place mushrooms cup-side-up on a rimmed baking sheet and set aside
  2. Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add bread crumbs and cook, stirring frequently until golden brown, about 10 minutes. Transfer to a bowl to cool and wipe out skillet. Add remaining olive oil and onion, red pepper, green pepper, salt, and Italian seasoning. Cook until vegetables have softened, about 7 minutes. Transfer mixture to a large bowl and let cool 5 minutes. Add mozzarella cheese, ham, and parsley. Stir to combine.
  3. Generously stuff each mushroom with filling mixture. Top with bread crumbs and bake for 25 minutes, or until mushrooms are tender. Garnish with fresh parsley.

Avocado Brownies

Sneak a little bit of healthy into a delicious chocolate treat! These avocado brownies are sure to be a hit dessert at any house.

Ingredients

  • 1 large avocado- peeled, pitted, and sliced
  • 2 Food Club eggs
  • 1/3 cup Food Club light brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 3 tbs Food Club butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup almond flour
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • salt to taste

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and grease an 8×8 pan.
  2. In a food processor, blend avocado, eggs, sugar, maple syrup, butter, and vanilla until completely smooth. Scrape down the sides and add flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt. Again, blend until completely smooth.
  3. Transfer mixture into greased pan and bake for 30 minutes. Enjoy by themselves or with ice cream.

Easter Bingo

Plan a family game night with this Easter bingo pack. Break out the Easter candy for prizes and enjoy a night with your family. This pack will allow up to 8 at a time to play and includes bingo card cutouts.

Spicy Roasted Garlic Dip

Even if your brackets are already busted… you can never lose with this delicious Spicy Roasted Garlic Dip.​

Ingredients

  • 2 bulbs garlic
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 tablespoon minced chives

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Slice top 1/2-inch off each garlic bulb. Place bulbs cut-side-up on aluminum foil. Drizzle with olive oil and season with salt. Crimp foil to seal and bake for 30-40 minutes, or until garlic is soft and golden-brown. Let cool completely.
  2. Combine mayonnaise, sour cream, lemon juice, and cayenne pepper in a food processor. Squeeze roasted garlic cloves into mixture and process until smooth. Season, to taste, with more salt or cayenne pepper.
  3. Garnish with chives and serve room temperature or chilled.

Corned Beef Pretzel Melts

St. Patrick’s Day🍀 is coming so get in the Leprechaun spirit with these fun Corned Beef Pretzel Melts!​

Ingredients

  • 2 boxes Crav’n Flavor Soft Pretzels
  • 6 tablespoons Thousand Island Dressing
  • 1 pound corned beef, sliced
  • 6 slices provolone cheese
  • 1/2 cup dill pickle chips ​

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Bake pretzels according to package directions. Let cool for 2-3 minutes.
  2. Take 6 pretzels and spread with dressing. Top with corned beef and provolone cheese. Transfer to a rimmed baking sheet and bake for 5 minutes, or until cheese is melted.
  3. Top with pickle chips, more dressing, and remaining soft pretzels. Serve immediately.​

Healthy Smoothies 3 Ways

Smoothies are a great and easy way to sneak fruits and veggies into your diet. Try these 3 different smoothie options- each loaded with great sources nutrients and vitamins.​

Spinach Smoothie
3 cups packed spinach
1 banana
1 cup frozen strawberries
¼ cup frozen pineapple
1 cup milk

Strawberry Banana Smoothie
2 cups frozen strawberries
1 banana
1 cup milK
1 cup ice
1 tablespoon honey

Vitamin C Smoothie
1/2 orange peeled and de-segmented
2 regular carrots
1 apple chopped
1 cup ice optional


Employee Appreciation Day

Join us in thanking our team on February 22, 2020, for Supermarket Employee Appreciation Day.  

Supermarkets are the backbone of our communities. 

  • The food and grocery industry is a critical cornerstone of our society’s infrastructure. 
  • There are more than 40,000 stores that sell food and grocery items in the U.S. alone. 
  • Millions of supermarket employees come to work daily to keep shelves stocked and to provide communities with essential services that help them survive and thrive. 
  • Supermarkets are the center of their respective communities touching every life around them. 

Supermarket employees have always been frontline heroes during periods of crisis. 

  • In the face of natural disasters – hurricanes, blizzards, fires, and floods – supermarket employees keep communities going. 
  • In the face of unthinkable terrorism, like 9-11, supermarket employees kept their communities going. 
  • Supermarket employees maintain the critical pipeline of food and health supplies that sustain the health and well-being of their customers. 
  • Supermarket employees also volunteer countless hours and contribute valuable support to community service. 
  • When COVID-19 shut the rest of the world down, supermarkets stayed open. 
  • Food retailers work with consistency so everyone else can stay socially distanced. 
  • Millions of supermarket employees come to work daily to keep shelves stocked and to provide communities with essential services that help them survive and thrive. 

Supermarket employees have earned our gratitude. 

  • Despite supply chain disruptions or work-force reductions, supermarket employees have demonstrated trojan efforts to keep communities going. 
  • Supermarket employees have personified compassion and courage when communities have most needed to be encouraged. 
  • Supermarket employees have redefined the term community service. 
  • Supermarket employees are heroes. 

Food Club® Red Velvet Cookie Sandwiches

Speak from the heart with these red velvet cookie sandwiches. They’re simple and absolutely delicious.

Ingredients

  • 1 box Food Club® red velvet cake mix
  • 1 Food Club® egg
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup Food Club® butter
  • 1 container Food Club® vanilla frosting

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and line and grease a baking sheet.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, mix cake mix, egg, vanilla, and melted butter together. Once dough has formed, use your hands to roll into 1-inch balls and place on baking sheet.
  3. Bake for 10-15 minutes until fully cooked through.
  4. Once completed cooled, fill with vanilla frosting and enjoy!

Food Club® Chocolate Covered Strawberries

We love the classic chocolate covered strawberry for Valentine’s Day (or really at any time), but this year, we wanted to change it up. Show the ones you love just how much you love them by taking some extra time to decorate your chocolate strawberries. Here are a few of our favorite items to use while decorating strawberries.

Chocolates

  • Food Club® White Chocolate Chips: Layer sweet on sweet with white chocolate and strawberries.
  • Food Club® Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips: Compliment the sweetness of a perfectly ripe strawberry with smooth semi-sweet chocolate.
  • Food Club® Milk Chocolate Chips: Make the classic chocolate-dipped strawberry with milk chocolate chips.

Toppings

  • Sprinkles: add a little crunch with festive Valentine’s Day sprinkles
  • Food Coloring: Use a little food coloring to color white chocolate. This makes the perfect drizzle.
  • Graham crackers: Crush a few graham crackers to make a s’more-like strawberry.