Sales, Menus & Recipes: Mother's Day!

10 May 2018   Lynne LaMaster
Mother’s Day is May 13

Sunday, May 13 is Mother’s Day. This appreciation of mothers and motherhood has been celebrated in the U.S. on the second Sunday in May since 1914. There has been controversy since the beginning due to its perceived commercialization. The originator of the idea, Anna Jarvis, felt that it should be celebrated by handwritten letters expressing love and appreciation of mothers, not by cards or gifts. However, it is now generally associated with flowers, gifts and cards. Of course, many either prepare special meals for their moms or take them out. Brunch is a favorite. 

Special Sales this Week

Fry’s—Buy 4 Get $4 Off, 2 x Fuel Point Weekends (Fri, Sat, Sun) May 4 - July 29
Safeway—$5 Friday May 11, Clip or Click Coupons
Sprouts—Kid’s Picks—Over 250 Items on Sale

Special Days This Week

May 9 Butterscotch Brownie Day (Blondies)
May 10 Shrimp Day
May 11 Eat What You Want Day
May 12 Nutty Fudge Day

*Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive*

*Market On The Move (at Mountaintop Church on 6th Street)*

May 13 Mother’s Day
Apple Pie Day (get it—Mom—apple pie?)
May 14 Buttermilk Biscuit Day
May 15 Chocolate Chip Day


Day 1

Ground Beef Bowl
Stir Fried Pea Pods and Bell Pepper Strips
Butterscotch Brownies

Asian Ground Beef Rice Bowl

Stir Fry Vegetables

Butterscotch Brownies

Items On Sale

Ground Beef, 85%, $2.47/lb @Sprouts AZ Grown, Value Pack   $2.99/lb @Safeway, 3 lb pkg
Ground Beef, 73%, $2.29/lb @Fry’s, 5 lb roll
Bell Peppers $.25/each @Sprouts , Green $1.50/lb @Fry’s (O) Red, Yellow, Orange

Day 2

Shrimp Alfredo
Avocado and Corn Salad
Steamed asparagus
Strawberries and Cream

Shrimp Alfredo

Avocado Corn Salad
What he calls Shallots we would call green onions.

Strawberries and Cream

Items On Sale

Avocados $.99/each @ Safeway  $1.25/each @ Fry’s AND Sprouts (O)
Shrimp $6.99/lb @ Safeway  $7.99/lb @ Sprouts 
Strawberries 1 lb pkg $.75 @ Fry’s  $,77 @Safeway $1.25 @ Sprouts 
Corn, Frozen $1.19/pkg @Fry’s (Buy 4 Sale)
Asparagus $1.77/lb @Fry’s

Day 3

Grilled Steak
Sweet Corn
Green Salad
Grilled Pineapple

Grilled Pineapple

Items On Sale

Steak $4.97/lb @ Fry’s New York Strip, boneless $5.77/lb, @ Safeway bone in, Strip or T-Bone $12.99 @ Sprouts, Filet Mignon, AZ grown
Corn On Cob $1/6 ears @Sprouts $2.99/pkg, 4ct @ Fry’s
Salad Greens, Romaine, Red or Green Leaf $.99/head @ Safeway AND Fry’s
Cucumbers $.25/each @Sprouts, 
Tomatoes $1.50/lb @Sprouts, (O) Vine Ripe, $1.28/lb @Fry’s
Pineapple $1.99/each @Sprouts $1.47/each @Safeway, wi Digital Coupon

Day 4

Picnic Lunch
Chicken Salad Sandwiches
Caprese Salad Skewers
Healthy? Nutty Fudge

Chicken Salad Sandwiches
with Bonus Chicken Poaching Technique

Caprese Salad Skewers

Healthy Nutty Fudge???—Try This

Items On Sale

Chicken, BS Breasts $1.99/lb @Sprouts $1.77/lb @Safeway $4.99/lb @Fry’s, Natural 
Bone in Parts $.97 @Fry’s $1.19/lb @Safeway
Tomatoes, Grape $1.50/pt @Sprouts $1.67/11oz @Safeway (Fri Only)  $1.99/10oz @Fry’s
Chips $1.50/bag @Sprouts (veggie) $1.77/bag @Safeway Frito Lay, must buy 4, select varieties $1.77/bag @Fry’s, Sun Chips & Doritos (on Buy 4 Sale)

Day 5

Mother’s Day Brunch
Shakshuka Eggs
Buttermilk Biscuits
Pancakes, Crepes and Waffles
Fruit Plate
Apple Tart

Shakshuka Eggs

By the way, the sauce can be used in many ways.

Easy Buttermilk Biscuits

Pancakes, Crepes and Waffles

I dare you to watch this without getting hungry!

Apple Tart
Tired of apple pie—try this.

Items On Sale

Eggs $.99/dz @Safeway, wi digital coupon $2.50/dz @Fry’s, Cage Free $3.50/dz @Sprouts, (O) Cage Free 
Cantaloupe $2.50/each @Safeway 
Watermelon, mini @1.97/each @Fry’s, $1.67/each @Safeway (Fri Only)
Apples, $.88/lb @Sprouts, Fuji, Gala, Pink Lady, $1.49/lb  @Safeway, Gala

Day 6

Smothered Pork Chops
Baked Potatoes or Yams
Steamed Baby Carrots
Ice Cream with Fresh Berry Compote

Smothered Pork Chops

Fresh Berry Compote

Items On Sale

Pork Chops $1.99 @Safeway $2.99/lb @Sprouts, boneless 
Baby Carrots $.88/1 lb bag @ Sprouts (O)
Yams $.88/lb @ Sprouts
Strawberries, see Day 2
Blueberries $1.25/6 oz box @ Sprouts, $4.99/ 18 oz box @ Fry’s, $5.99/18 oz box @Safeway
Blackberries $1.25/5.6 oz box @Sprouts, $2.50/6 oz box @Safeway (O)

Thoughts on Chocolate Chips

Of course, chocolate chip cookies are a classic, but there are so many more uses for the little devils, beyond eating them from the bag.

Have you tried:

  • Mixing Mini Chocolate Chips in whipped cream to top pies or use in parfaits
  • Sprinkling Chocolate Chips over yogurt
  • Mixing Mini Chocolate Chips in your Overnight Oats
  • Adding Chocolate Chips to your favorite muffin and cupcake recipes
  • Making Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies