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Sales, Menus & Recipes: What's More 4th of July-ish Than Cherries?

28 June 2018  
The Fourth of July is nearly here.

This year the Fourth of July holiday is on the first Wednesday in July. If the markets follow their usual pattern, the items on sale that week will be pretty much (or in some cases exactly) what they are this week. But since it is the 10% senior discount day there may be some extra specials. We will keep an eye out and let you know if anything changes.

Cherries are at their peak this week, so try to use some in salads and desert, or just eat out of hand as a snack. A cup of fresh sweet cherries contains only about 87 calories and has quite a bit of Vitamins C and A, and minerals Magnesium and Potassium. To make your life easier, try a cherry pitter. Unfortunately this is one of those one use items, but every spring you will be sorry if you don’t have one. The good news is that you can get a variety of pitters - even some that work on 6 cherries at a time for under $10.

Special Sales This Week

Fry’s—Digital Deals, some 2 day digital deals and two full pages of digital coupons. 
Safeway—Three Day Sale, Fri Sat & Sun, June 29-July 1
Sprouts— 72 hour sale Fri, Sat & Sun June 29-July 1

Special Days This Week 

June 27Ice Cream Cake DayPineapple Day
June 28 —Tapioca Day
June 29Almond Buttercrunch DayWaffle Iron Day
June 30 — National Ice Cream Soda Day
July 1 — Creative Ice Cream Flavor Day (lots to try here!), National Gingersnap Day
July 2National Anisette Day
July 3Eat Your Beans DayNational Chocolate Wafers Day
July 4Barbecued Spareribs Day

Menus

Day 1

Grilled Steak
Macaroni Salad
Cherry Cake

Grilled Steak

Macaroni Salad

Fresh Cherry Cake

Items On Sale

Steak T-Bone or Strip $4.97/lb @Safeway, $5.97@Fry’s, $8.99@Sprouts, Ribeye
Cherries $.97/lb @ Sprouts and Safeway

Day 2

Grilled Chicken
Steamed Cauliflower
Green Salad
Cherry Pie

Grilled Bone In Chicken Parts
A great technique video

Cherry Pie
Interesting recipe

Items On Sale

Chicken Parts, $1.29/lb @Fry’s, $.77 @Safeway (thighs & legs) $.99 Split breasts
Cauliflower, $.98 @Sprouts (O),
Salad Greens, $.99/bunch @Safeway, Romaine, Red or Green Leaf or Spinach
Bagged Salad, $3.00/each @Sprouts, Taylor Farms, $1.99 @Safeway, shreds
Tomatoes, Grape $2.50/pt @Sprouts, On-the-vine.77/lb @Sprouts (72 hour sale), !1.99/lb @Safeway, $1.49/lb @Fry’s
Avocados $.50/each @Sprouts
Cherries $.97/lb @ Sprouts and Safeway

Day 3

Glazed Salmon
Steamed Asparagus
Dirty Rice
Cherries Jubilee over Ice Cream

Quick Glazed Salmon

Cherries Jubilee Flambé

Recipe: Dirty Rice

2 cups cooked rice—white or brown
2 cups mixed finely chopped cooked vegetables and meats. Suggested: ham, bacon crumbles, sausage crumbles, green peas, carrots, onion, garlic
1/4 cup olive oil mixed with salt, pepper and any seasonings you like

Mix rice and meats/veggies in large bowl. Add spiced oil. Serve warm or cold.

Items On Sale

Salmon Fillets, $5.99/lb@Safeway. Alantic$12.99/lb @Sprouts, Wild, Fresh Sockeye, $9.99/lb @Fry’s, Sockeye, prev frozen
Asparagus $.97.lb @Sprouts, 72 hr sale
Cherries $.97/lb @ Sprouts and Safeway

Day 4

Grilled Lamb Chops
Steamed Broccoli
Green Salad
Cherry Cobbler

Grilled Lamb Chops

Fresh Cherry Cobbler

Items On Sale

Lamb Chops, 8.99/lb @Sprouts, $9.99/lb @Safeway
Broccoli $.98/lb @Sprouts (O)
Salad Greens, $.99/bunch @Safeway, Romaine, Red or Green Leaf or Spinach
Bagged Salad, $3.00/each @Sprouts, Taylor Farms, $1.99 @Safeway, shreds
Tomatoes, Grape $2.50/pt @Sprouts, On-the-vine.77/lb @Sprouts (72 hour sale), !1.99/lb @Safeway, $1.49/lb @Fry’s
Avocados $.50/each @Sprouts
Cherries $.97/lb @ Sprouts and Safeway

Day 5

Sunday Brunch
Egg Muffins
Yogurt with Fruit and Granola
Buttered Toast with Cherry Jam
Baked Bacon

Egg Muffins

Cook at 375º F

Easy Cherry Jam
Great on waffles and ice cream

Items On Sale

Bacon $3.99/lb @Safeway, butcher’s block, thick cut
Cherries $.97/lb @ Sprouts and Safeway
Blueberries, $3.98/ 18 oz pkg @Sprouts, $2.49/18 0z pkg @Fry’s
Rainier Cherries $3.98/lb @Sprouts, $3.99/lb @Safeway
Cantaloupes, $.75/each @Fry’s (AZ)

Day 6

Pre-Holiday Barbecue
Hamburgers and/or Hotdogs
Baked Sweet Potato Fries
Pasta Salad
Green Salad
Watermelon Ice

Baked Sweet Potato Fries
200ºC = about 400º F

Pasta Salad
For vegetarian leave out ham, add vegan crumbles.

Items On Sale

Hotdogs $3.99/pkg @Sprouts, Applegate uncured, grass fed
Burger Patties, Beef or Turkey $4.99/lb @Sprouts
Hotdogs, $1.25/ pkg @Fry’s Oscar Mayer, $2.50/pkg @Fry’s Johnsonville
Burger Patties $7.70/pkg of 10 @Safeway, $3/10 oz pkg, Ballpark @Safeway
Hotdogs, $2/pkg, Oscar Mayer, Eckrich, $3/pkg, Nathan’s
Salad Greens, $.99/bunch @Safeway, Romaine, Red or Green Leaf or Spinach
Bagged Salad, $3.00/each @Sprouts, Taylor Farms, $1.99 @Safeway, shreds
Tomatoes, Grape $2.50/pt @Sprouts, On-the-vine.77/lb @Sprouts (72 hour sale), !1.99/lb @Safeway, $1.49/lb @Fry’s
Avocados $.50/each @Sprouts

Bonus Recipe: Home Made Maraschino Cherries

Maraschino Cherries

There are many uses for Maraschino Cherries and home made are way better than supermarket.

Kirsch can sub for Maraschino but taste to see if you need to add a little sugar.

 

 

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Cindy LaMaster