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Sales, Menus & Recipes: Blueberries & Corn

27 July 2018  
It's a blueberry and corn extravaganza!

Before we get started, I want to tell you about a new store that has opened in Prescott Valley. It’s called Best Deals A-Z. 

It’s a true warehouse store. You can’t guarantee that you’ll see the same thing each week. But the prices are fantastic. For example, I bought my husband a package of peppered beef jerky for $4.

The exact same package at Amazon is $14.89.

Best Deals A-Z has a kitty litter box with a shield on it. At Amazon, it costs $20.68. Anybody walking barefoot near a kitty litter box might think that it’s worth it. At Chewy.com it costs $8.91. But at Best Deals A-Z, you can get it for just $2.

They have cereal, cookies, health supplies, toys, nuts and so much more. Check out their Facebook page to see what items have come in. And plan now to shop there for your Christmas gifts!

Here’s the nitty-gritty information:

Best Deals A-Z: Facebook
Hours: Wednesday - Friday, 10 AM -6 PM, Saturday, 8 AM - 3 PM 
Closed: Sunday - Tuesday
6301 Copper Hill Drive, Prescott Valley
928.379.7105
CASH Only 

Ok. Back to our regularly scheduled programming.


This is the first week for Olathe Sweet Corn and two of our stores are featuring it in their ads. But what is this Olathe thing, what makes it special?

Olathe is not a variety of corn. It is the name of a town in Colorado which re-invented itself in the 1970’s. It had always been agricultural, growing mostly barley and sugar beets, but those crops were not in high demand any more. A few farmers began growing sweet corn, and found that it grew extremely well in the warm days and cool nights in the Olathe area. They experimented with different varieties, settling on a few, most of which produced bi-colored ears with a high level of sugar.  

In 1992 it was decided to hold a sweet corn festival in Olathe—and the rest is history. The festival is still held, and brings huge crowds of folks to town. The corn has become one of the most popular varieties, and is now sold in stores across the country. 

Don’t forget, Mortimer’s will be having their own Sweet Corn Festival on September 1st & 2nd.

Blueberries are very plentiful right now, enough so that the price has gone down to $2/18 oz box at a number of stores. So if you hanker after blueberry pies or want to make blueberry jam (save some to give as Christmas presents), now is the time. See the Bonus Recipe at the bottom of the column. This video  gives very complete instructions on jam making.

Special Sales

Fry’s—Fry’s features two pages of digital coupons. By the way, if you don’t have the technology to use digital, the checkers can give you the coupon price. However, it requires an extra step so it might be nice to shop at an uncrowded time.

Safeway—Shop $5 Friday this week for good bargains on items from berries to sliced meats. Clip or Click Coupons.

Sprouts—Vitamin and Body Care Extravaganza—ALL items in this category 25%off

National Days this Week (each item is linked to a recipe)

July 25—Hot Fudge Sundae DayWine and Cheese Day
July 26—Coffee Milkshake DayChili Dog Day
July 27—Creme Brûlée Day
July 28—Milk Chocolate Day
July 29—Lasagna Day
July 30—Cheesecake Day This page links to 88 cheesecake recipes!!! You can make a different one every week, and invite me over to test it!
July 31—Avocado Day

Menus

Day 1
Slow Cooker Roasted Chicken
Ratatouille
Steamed Rice
Hot Fudge Sundae

Slow Cooker Roast Whole Chicken

Classic Ratatouille (stovetop)

Modern Style Ratatouille
Involves Oven Roasting

Hot Fudge Sauce

Items On Sale

Whole Chicken— $.87/lb @Sprouts   $.88/lb @Fry’s   $1.29/lb @Safeway
Bell Peppers—$.34/each @Sprouts , Red  $.99/each @Safeway Red Yessow or Orange
Ice Cream—$1.67/each @Safeway, Ben & Jerry (Friday only), $2.49/48 oz @Safeway, Dreyer’s  (clip or click coupon) $1.99/each @Fry’s, Talenti (digital coupon), 

Day 2

Chili Dogs
Chips
Fruit Salad
Blueberry Pie a la Mode

Chili for Dogs

Blueberry Pie

Items on Sale

Hot Dogs—$2.99/pkg @Fry’s, Hebrew National
Ground Beef—$2.47/lb @Safeway, 3 lb or more  $3.88/lb @Sprouts, $2.99/lb @Fry’s, 2 lb pkg
Rotel,( tomatoes + green peppers)—$1/can @Safeway
Chips—$1.77/each @Safeway and Fry’s, must buy 3
Blueberries—$1.97/18 oz pkg @Fry’s,  $2.50/18 oz pkg @ Sprouts, 
Raspberries—$1/ 6oz @Safeway (Friday Only), $3.99/12oz @Fry’s, $2.99/6 oz @Sprouts (O)
Strawberries—$3.99/2 lb pkg @ Fry’s,   $2.99/1 lb pkg @Sprouts (O)
Pineapple—$2/each @Sprouts,   3/each @Safeway (O)
Nectarines—$.77/lb @Fry’s   $2.99/lb @ Safeway, (O)
Plums, Red/Black $.77/lb @Fry’s
Ice Cream—$1.67/each @Safeway, Ben & Jerry (Friday only), $2.49/48 oz @Safeway, Dreyer’s  (clip or click coupon) $1.99/each @Fry’s, Talenti (digital coupon),

Day 3

Parmesan Crusted Tilapia
Sweet Olathe Corn
Quinoa Salad
Creme Brulé

Parmesan Crusted Tilapia

Sweet Corn
This looks interesting. Not sure I’d use a whole stick of butter.

Three Salads
Quinoa is salad #3. (No lettuce)

Creme Brulé (no blow torch)

Items On Sale

Tilapia—$6.99/lb @ Sprouts
Sweet Corn—$1/8 ears @Sprouts (Olathe), $2/5 ears @Fry’s, (Olathe), $1.99/4 pk @Safeway clip or click coupon

Day 4

Chicken Corn Chowder
Crusty Bread
Greek Salad
Milk Chocolate Truffles

Chicken Corn Chowder

Three Salads 
Greek Salad is #2 (no lettuce)

Milk Chocolate Truffles
(Since not everyone likes dark chocolate)

Items On Sale

Sweet Corn—$1/8 ears @Sprouts (Olathe), $2/5 ears @Fry’s, (Olathe), $1.99/4 pk @Safeway clip or click coupon
Chicken Parts—$.88/lb @Fry’s,  $1.29/lb @Safeway
Russet Potatoes—$.99/lb @Safeway
Cucumbers—$.34/each @Sprouts

Day 5

Vegetarian Lasagne
Green Salad
Crispy Peach Cobbler

Vegetarian Lasagne 
And lower carb—uses fewer noodles.

Crispy Peach Cobbler
Unusual Technique

Items On Sale

Italian or Yellow Squash—$.98/lb @Sprouts
Lettuce—$2.50/pkg of 3 @Safeway, Romaine Hearts, $2.50/box @Safeway, ive butter lettuce
Salad Blends—$2.50/bag @Fry’s
Tomatoes—$.98/lb @Sprouts, Roma, $.99/lb @Safeway, Roma, $1.99/lb @Fry’s On-the-Vine (O)
Cucumbers—$.34/each @Sprouts
Avocados—$.98/each @Sprouts, (O), $.50/each @Safeway, first 4 only

Day 6

Grilled Steak
Kale Salad
Grilled Potatoes
Cheesecake

Grill a Steak

Three Salads 
Kale Salad is #1

Cheesecake

Recipe

How to Grill Potatoes

This will be easier with a grill mat.

Use Russet potatoes. Cut in half lengthwise. Cut each half lengthwise into 4 wedges. Microwave until they are just not hard. (Time will depend on amount of potatoes and power of microwave. Coat wedges with a small amount of olive oil. Place on grill, cook until insides are soft and outsides are crispy.

Items On Sale

Russet Potatoes—$.99/lb @Safeway
Steak—New York Strip $4.77/lb @safeway, $7.99 @Fry’s,  T-Bone, $12.99/lb @Sprouts , AZ grown
Kale—@.99/binch @Fry’s (O)

Bonus Recipe

Blueberry Jam
This is a very complete explanation

Blueberries on sale

Blueberries—$1.97/18 oz pkg @Fry’s,  $2.50/18 oz pkg @ Sprouts

 

 

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Lynne LaMaster

Lynne LaMaster is the Founder and Editor of the eNewsAZ Network of websites. She asks a lot of questions! In her spare time, she loves photography, cooking and hanging out with her family.