On Sale This Week: Blueberries and Chicken

17 January 2018  
Blueberries are on sale this week! 

There are a lot of "official" days and months each year. Many of them have to do with food. We will be including more of such celebratory events in our menus below. 

Did you know that January is Soup MonthOatmeal Month and Hot Tea Month? Sounds like great food for cold winter days. Now, if only we could arrange a few cold winter days! Actually, that looks like a wish come true for this weekend. So, hunker down and plan to stay warm over the weekend with some soul-warming food.  

Speaking of tea, one of my favorite things to do, especially when I am sick, is to add 1/2 lemon (cut into wedges, but include the whole wedge, peel and all) and a generous teaspoon of honey. If you have a sore throat or a cough, it will help make you feel better! I’ve even been known to leave out the tea and just use lemon and honey.

As we explained in a column last week, the On Sale This Week column is being revamped. Read the article linked below for all the details. We hope you enjoy the new features!

See: On Sale This Week: Change is Coming

Links & Definitions:

All Store Coupons & Sales (on the Pillsbury site)
Fry’s Grocery Ad Fliers
Safeway Grocery Ad Fliers
Sprouts Grocery Ads 
BOGO: Buy One, Get One
(O): Organic
B/S: Boneless, Skinless

Special Sale Notes:

Safeway has Rubbermaid products at 50% off.
Fry's has 3x Fuel Points with the purchase of selected items in the store. Look for the Tags!
Fry's has a 4 Day Only sale, including some brats, blackberries, tortillas and more. 

What’s for Dinner?



Day 1

Pot Roast in the Slow Cooker with Vegetables
Green Salad
Toasted Garlic Bread

Items On Sale

Chuck Roast,1/2 off price shown @ Sprouts, Arizona Grown
Beef Chuck Roast, $1.97/lb, Safeway
Bottom Round or Sirloin Tip, $3.99/lb. @ Fry’s
Beef Roasts, $3.99 @ Safeway

Potatoes, Russet, $.50/lb. @ Sprouts
Potatoes, Red or Gold, $.99/lb @ Safeway
Potatoes, Red or Gold, $3.50/5 lb. bag @ Fry’s

Baby Carrots $.98 @ Sprouts

Day 2

Seared Salmon with Sautéd Spinach and Mushrooms
Sliced Carrots in Butter
Steamed Rice

January 19 is Popcorn Day.

Items on Sale
Salmon Fillets, $8.99/lb. @ Fry’s, previously frozen
Salmon Fillets, $6.99/lb. @ Safeway, fresh
Salmon Fillets, $9.99/lb. @ Sprouts

Spinach, fresh express, $3/12 oz. Safeway
Baby Carrots, $.98 @ Sprouts
Roma Tomatoes $.50 lb. @ Sprouts

White or Brown Rice, bulk, $.79 lb @ Sprouts

Day 3

Roasted Pork Loin
Steamed broccoli
Super Chunk Apple Sauce
Cheese and Rustic Bread

January 20th is Cheese Lover’s Day

Recipe: Super Chunk Apple Sauce

Serves 4-6

3 Honey Crisp Apples
3 Pink Lady Apples
1 Tablespoon brandy (or sherry or fruit juice)
1/2cup dried tart cherries or raisins
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon (optional)
1/4 teaspoon cardamom (optional)

Put brandy in a small bowl and microwave 1 minute, or until very hot. Add dried fruit. Stir.

Core and quarter apples. Cook each variety separately in water to cover. (You can do this in the same pan and water.) Let cool enough to handle and use a spoon to scoop flesh away from skin. Place  flesh in a medium saucepan or microwavable bowl. Use a potato masher to roughly chop apples. 

Add brown sugar and dried fruit with juices to apples. Stir and add spices if using. Stir and heat to desired serving temperature (can be served cold, but best served warm.)

Items On Sale

Pork Loin, $1.67/lb, @Fry’s, boneless in bag
Pork Loin, $1.77/lb. @ Safeway

Honeycrisp Apples, $.98/lb @ Sprouts
Honeycrisp Apples, $.97/lb @ Fry’s
Granny Smith Apples, $.99/lb @ Safeway
Broccoli Crowns $.88 lb. @ Safeway

Sargento Cheese packages, BOGO @ Fry's
Hot Pepper Jack Cheese, bulk, $3.99 lb @ Sprouts
2 lb. Chunk or Shredded Cheese, $4.99 @ Safeway, Click or Clip

Keebler Crackers 3/$5 @ Fry's
Silver Hills Bread, 2/$5 @ Sprouts

Day 4

Sliced Tomatoes with Fresh Basil and Balsamic Vinegar

January 21 is Granola Bar Day

The video below specifies thighs, but it should work just fine for any bone-in chicken parts.

Crispy Baked Chicken

Or, Chicken Piccata

Recipe: Cauliflower with Herbed Oil

1 Head Cauliflower, separated into separate florets
2 Tablespoons Olive oil
1 teaspoon mixed fresh herbs, or 1/2 teaspoon dried herbs.
(suggestions—1/2 teaspoon finely minced garlic, 1/2 teaspoon finely chopped fresh rosemary—1/2 teaspoon Italian Seasoning, 1/2 teaspoons onion powder. Vary seasonings to your taste and availability.
1/2 teaspoons salt
Freshly ground pepper to taste

Place oil and herbs in a small microwavable bowl. Stir. Microwave on high until very hot. Stir again. Set aside.

Cook cauliflower in boiling water just until barely done. Drain. Place in a bowl big enough to hold it plus a couple of inches for mixing.

Pour the oil over the cauliflower and mix well.

Granola Bars

Items On Sale
Chicken Parts, Bone In, $.97/lb. @ Safeway
B/S Chicken Breasts $1.77 lb @ Sprouts

Coconut Almond Granola or Vanilla Macaroon Granola $2.99 lb. @ Sprouts

Tomatoes on the vine $.88 lb. @ Safeway

Day 5

New Mexico Enchiladas
Tomato and Avocado Salad

January 22 is Hot Sauce Day!

Items On Sale
Cheese, Kroger Cheddar, $1.67/8 oz. Fry”s
Cheese, Bulk Pepper Jack, $3.99/lb. @Sprouts
Cheese, Lucerne Cheddar, $4.99/2 lb chunk, @ Safeway, With Coupon

Tortillas, Mission Brand, $1.25 @ Fry’s, 4 day sale only, 1/18-21

Avocados, medium, $.50/each, Sprouts
Avocados, large, $1.25/each, @ Fry’s

Tomatoes, on the vine, $.88/lb @ Safeway
Tomatoes, Roma, $.50/lb @ Sprouts

Day 6

Lettuce Salad

Items On Sale
Eggs, Lucerne, $2.50/18 ct, @ Safeway
Eggs, Cage Free, $2,50/12 ct, @ Sprouts


January 23 is Pie Day! Why not celebrate with a blueberry pie!

Blueberry Pie

Items on Sale
Blueberries, $2,69/18oz box @ Fry’s
Blueberries, $.87/6 oz box @ Safeway
Blueberries, $.98/6 oz box @ Sprouts


Cindy LaMaster