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veggie and meat kabobs on a grill smoking

Build Your Own Kabob

veggie and meat kabobs on a grill smoking

Grilling calls for a variety of recipes, with kabobs coming in on top! Whether it’s a fajita style skewer or a veggie medley, these tips and tricks will make sure your kabobs are the talk of the BBQ.

Kabob Grilling 101

  • Preheat the grill until you reach a consistent temperature before placing any skewers on it. We recommend around 375 degrees.
  • Be sure to cut your meat and vegetables into similar sizes so they can cook evenly.
  • Assess the space on the grill, and cut your meat and vegetables larger than the space between the griddles so they have a larger surface area of heat.
  • Submerge your wooden skewers in water before cooking to avoid burning the wood.
  • In order to create the desired grill marks, be sure to let your kabob settle and cook long enough before rotating them.
  • Add some olive or vegetable oil onto your kabobs before placing them on the grill.
  • It is helpful to set a timer with each turn to ensure each side of the kabob gets even heat.
  • Grilling your kabob at a consistent medium heat than cranking the heat up too high. This will help you avoid a tough and burned kabob.

Average Cooking Times

  • Most meats cook for around 12-15 minutes.
  • Fish should take around 10 minutes.
  • Veggies should take around 8-10 minutes.

Build Your Own Kabob

Try some of our favorite kabob pairings!

  • Steak, Potato & Bell Peppers
    • Stack together seasoned steak, cubed potatoes, and bell peppers to make this delicious kabob.
  • Lemon & Garlic Shrimp
    • Add some citrus flavor to your shrimp skewer and top with garlic, basil and salt and pepper to taste.
  • Veggie Medley
    • Line up mushrooms, bell peppers, cherry tomatoes, red onion, zucchini and more for the ultimate veggie medley. Top with olive oil, lemon juice, and garlic to complete the palette.
  • Grilled Chicken
    • Cube chicken breasts into 1 inch pieces and pair with yellow bell pepper, zucchini, and red onion. Top with olive oil, soy sauce, honey and minced garlic medley. Top with salt and pepper.
  • Meat Only
    • Take your favorite meat and throw it on a skewer. Top with salt and pepper to taste and olive oil for browning. Pair with veggie kabobs as a side.

Tailgating at Home

Tis the season for tailgating! We all know that the essentials to any great tailgate are good people, great food and, of course, the game. All of those things can be enjoyed in the comfort of your home. This year surround yourself with your favorite people and foods and make this tailgating season one to remember.

You are in charge of getting your favorite people together, but we are here to help with the menu. Every tailgating party needs wings, dips and desserts so we have created a list of some of our favorites that are perfect for any football feast.

Wings

Dips

Desserts

Shop all of these tailgating recipes online. Start shopping now!

Baking with Pumpkins

As a member of the gourd family, pumpkins have a variety of uses.  The most popular use is of course the carving of Jack-O-Lanterns; however, there are many other things that a pumpkin can be incorporated into.  We’ve given you some fun cooking and recipe ideas to make sure your fall season is unforgettable!

pumpkin

One thing to understand is which pumpkin to use for specific things.

For Pies & Purees

  • Sugar Pie Pumpkins
  • Cinderella Pumpkins

These pumpkins are sweet and have a less dense skin that allows easy baking.  You won’t be disappointed in the taste!  For step-by-step instructions on how to make your own puree visit Allrecipes.com

Mini Pumpkin Pies

Everyone loves pumpkin pie! With these simple Mini Pumpkin Pies your whole family can enjoy their own treat.

Pumpkin Cheesecake Jars

Layer your favorite flavor into a simple canning jar that is a simple replacement for  a fall favorite.

Pumpkin Dump Cake

Don’t settle for a basic cake- make a pumpkin dump cake! This technique gives a delicious crunch to the top layer of the cake while still maintaining a fluffy and traditional cake layer underneath.

Pumpkin Bread

The ultimate classic dessert of the season. Make this easy pumpkin bread any day of the week and eat it on its own or make into a luxurious french toast.

Pumpkin No Bake Pumpkin Cookies

Curb your sweet tooth immediately with these no-bake pumpkin cookies.

Happy Fall!

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Chicken Noodle Casserole

Chicken Noodle Casserole

What’s better than your favorite soup in casserole form? Warm up and have a family meal with this Chicken Noodle Casserole.

Ingredients:

1 bag Food Club® Egg Noodles

1 can Food Club® chicken

2 10 oz. cans Food Club® cream of chicken soup

2 cups Food Club® shredded mild cheddar cheese

1 bag frozen peas and carrots

Salt and pepper

Instructions:

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and grease a 9×13 inch pan.

Cook egg noodles according to package.

In a large bowl, mix noodles, chicken, cream of chicken, 2 1/2 cups cheese, frozen veggies and seasoning. Pour into pan and top with remaining cheese.

Bake for 45 minutes and serve.

On-the-Go Snacks

No matter what stage of life you are in the fast pace way of life never seems to change. This calls for snack and meal options that are quick to grab, easy to make and delicious to eat.

All our stores have great grab and go snack and meal options throughout the store. Here are some fun options to whip up with a few simple ingredients that can be find in our aisles.

Grilled Cod, White Bean & Tomato Packets

Fire up the grill and enjoy this simple dinner full of fresh and savory ingredients.

Watch the video recipe here and check out the deals in our weekly ad here!

Prep: 20 minutes • Grill: 15 minutes • Serves: 4

INGREDIENTS

  •                Nonstick cooking spray
  • 2            cans (15 ounces each) great Northern white beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1            package (1 pint) cherry or grape tomatoes, halved (about 2 cups)
  • 3            garlic cloves, crushed with press
  • 2            leeks, thinly sliced crosswise (about 2 cups)
  • 4            (6-ounce) cod fillets
  • 1            small lemon, quartered lengthwise
  • ¼           cup butter
  • 1            teaspoon fresh thyme leaves
  • ½           cup white wine or chicken broth
  • ½           teaspoon salt
  • ½           teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

RECIPE

1. Prepare outdoor grill for direct grilling over medium heat. Tear four 12 x 24-inch sheets heavy-duty aluminum foil. Arrange sheets horizontally; spray with cooking spray. On right, center of each sheet, evenly divide beans, tomatoes, garlic and leeks; top each with 1 cod fillet. Evenly divide lemon, butter and thyme over cod. Cupping foil slightly, evenly pour wine over butter; evenly sprinkle with salt and pepper. For each packet, fold left side of foil over filling; crimp edges of foil to seal tightly.

2. Place packets on hot grill rack; cover and cook 15 minutes or until internal temperature of cod reaches 145°. With scissors or knife, cut an ‘X’ in center of packet; carefully pull back foil to open.

Approximate nutritional values per serving: 413 Calories, 12g Fat (8g Saturated), 112mg Cholesterol, 844mg Sodium, 33g Carbohydrates, 7g Fiber, 37g Protein

Churro Cheesecake Bars

Food Club® Churro Cheesecake Bars

Churro Cheesecake Bars

We have taken the opportunity to combine two of our most favorite desserts- churros and cheesecake. Follow the recipe below for a rich, creamy and cinnamon sugar-filled dessert.

Ingredients:

2 cans Food Club® Crescent Rolls

8 oz. Food Club® Cream Cheese

1 1/4 cups sugar

1/4 cup cinnamon

Instructions:

In a greased 9×13 inch pan, unfold 1 can of crescent rolls and lay them across the bottom of the pan.

With an electric mixer, mix cream cheese and 1 cup sugar until light and fluffy. Spread evenly on top of crescent rolls.

Top with additional can of Crescent Rolls.

Mix cinnamon and remaining sugar together and top entire pan with a thick layer.

Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes and enjoy!

The Benefits of the Flu Vaccine

This year, it is more important than ever to get your flu shot. Flu shots are available at all of our grocery locations, no appointment needed.

Watch the video about how to fight against the flu

It might seem obvious, but the number one benefit of getting a flu shot is to keep people from getting sick. During the 2017-2018 flu season, the flu vaccine prevented an estimated 6.2 million flu illnesses, 3.2 million flu medical visits, over 90,000 hospitalizations and 5,700 deaths, according to the CDC. Let’s think about that for a moment. As of August 24, 2020, there are over 23.4 million cases of COVID-19 worldwide in just a few short months because no vaccine is available. If we didn’t have a flu vaccine, it is possible the number of positive flu-related cases would be much higher.   We have a way to reduce flu related illness and prevent flu related deaths. 

The CDC outlines the following benefits of flu vaccines:

  • Can keep you from getting sick with the flu
  • Reduces the risk of flu-associated hospitalizations for children, adults, and the elderly
  • Vaccines are a preventative tool for people with chronic health conditions
  • Protects women during and after pregnancy. A flu vaccine given during pregnancy helps protect the baby from flu for several months after birth.
  • Reduces severity of flu illness in those few people that still get the flu
  • Protects your family and loved ones

Who should get vaccinated?

Everyone 6 months of age and older should get a flu vaccine. There are age appropriate vaccines for people 6 months, 18 and older, and those over 65 years old.

Who should not get vaccinated?

Children under 6 months are too young for a flu shot. People with flu vaccine allergies and those not feeling well should consult with their doctor before getting a flu shot.

View the full list of CDC vaccine benefits here

Learn more about who should get a vaccine here