On Sale This Week: Citrus & Salmon

25 January 2018  
On Sale This Week: Citrus Fruits and Salmon

It’s the heart of the citrus season. A rather recent new orange variety is the Cara Cara navel orange. It was believed to have developed as a cross between the Washington navel and the Brazilian Bahia navel. It has a red flesh and a very distinct flavor. It was discovered at the Hacienda La Cara Cara in Valencia, Valenzuela in 1976. This mutation occurred on a Washington Navel Orange tree. It was originally brought to Florida, and then introduced into California where it has thrived.

Cara Cara oranges were brought to the United States in the late 1980’s, and were carried by only specialty markets for many years. Now they are carried by most grocery stores. 

Cara Cara oranges come from different growing regions at different times:

South Africa: starting in August
Venezuela: starting in October
California: Late November through January. 

Don't throw away the orange peels!

Something that is super easy to do is to create Orange Peel drop-ins for tea and other hot beverages. Just cut your peels into small squares - about 1/2 inch by 1/2 inch, and then pierce with a whole clove. Spread out on a cookie sheet, and place in the lowest temp oven you can. Let them bake until the peels are dried out. But, be careful, it’s easy to burn these. Let air dry for a day or so to ensure they are really dried out. 

Drop in  cups of hot tea or hot apple cider for a fragrant, spicy beverage. Can also add cinnamon sticks for pretty serving. Get a nice jar or bag them up with ribbon for a homemade gift. 

Special Sales and Deals

Fry’s has a buy 6 items get $3 off—not the best deal ever, but it does feature some inexpensive items you might want to stock up on—such as Del Monte tomatoes and 2 liter Coke, Pepsi and 7-Up.

Another great deal is the 25% off Fry’s fresh meat or seafood service case. If you love their peppered bacon (and it’s really good!) now is the time to stock up!

Fry’s is also giving 4x fuel points on gift cards Fri Sat and Sun with the Digital Coupon.

 Safeway has many coupons both Click or Clip and digital, also BOGO on many Safeway Brand items.

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 Days

January 25: Irish Coffee Day
January 26: Peanut Brittle Day
January 27: Chocolate Cake Day —Go ahead, indulge yourself, especially if it’s your birthday.
January 28: Blueberry Pancake Day
January 29: Corn Chip Day
January 30: Croissant Day These are a LOT of work to make yourself. Feeling lazy? Just buy Pillsbury Crescent sheet dough or dinner rolls in the dairy section and then make fun things out of them.

What’s For Dinner?
(or maybe breakfast)


Day 1

Ham Shank
Boiled Yellow Potatoes
Romaine Salad

Items On Sale

Shank Portion Ham, $.99/lb @ Safeway
Romaine Lettuce Hearts $2.50/3 pk @ Sprouts
Bagged Mini Potatoes, $3.99 BOGO @ Safeway 

Day 2

Slow Cooker Bar-B-Q Chicken Dinner
Corn Bread

Items On Sale

B/S Tenders or Thighs $1.99/lb @ Sprouts

Day 3

Scalloped Potatoes with Ham (Derivative of Day 1)
Iceberg Wedges with Blue Cheese dressing
Steamed Broccoli


Items On Sale

Mild Cheddar Cheese, $3,99/lb (bulk) @ Sprouts
Milk, $1.89/gallon @ Fry’s
Iceberg Lettuce, $.99/head @ Safeway
Salad Dressing, $1.49 each with Clip or Click Coupon @ Safeway

Day 4

Beef Stew
Honey-glazed carrots
Crusty Baguette 
Flourless Chocolate Cake

Items On Sale

Beef Chuck Roast, $2.97/lb @ Safeway
Beef Chuck Roast, 50% off (prices marked reflect saving) @ Fry’s
Baby Peeled Carrots, $.98/1 lb bag @ sprouts
Eggs, $$1.88/dz with clip or click coupon @ Safeway 

Day 5

Baked Salmon 
Citrus Salad

Recipe: Citrus Salad

Chopped lettuce or bagged lettuce mix
4 or 5 cuties or halos
1/4 red bell pepper (about 1/3 cup finely chopped)
1/3 cup green onion tops finely chopped
vinaigrette of olive oil and sherry vinegar 

Place lettuce in bowl. Sprinkle chopped pepper and onion tops over lettuce. Arrange cutie or halo segments over. Serve with dressing on the side.

Items on Sale

Salmon Fillet, $7.99/lb @ Sprouts, $7.99/lb @ Safeway
Cuties, $3.77/5 lb box @ Sprouts
Halos, $5/3 lb bag @ Safeway
Red Bell Peppers, $.34/each @ Sprouts
Green onions, $.34/bunch @ Sprouts 

Day 6

Whole Lemon Garlic Chicken
(I see no reason this wouldn’t be great in a slow cooker)
Roasted Butternut Squash


Recipe: Roasted Butternut Squash

1 or 2 butternut squash
1/3 cup  melted butter
1/4 cup pure maple syrup (optional but yummy) OR
1/4 cup brown sugar
Olive oil 


Have oven at 400 degrees
Peel squash (vegetable peelers work for this). Cut into large chunks (2-3 inches). 
Line baking pan with foil, coat with olive oil.
Arrange squash on pan in one layer. drizzle with butter and turn to coat.

Cook, flipping once or twice until all pieces are soft and browned. If some are getting overdone, temporarily remove to a plate. Finally, return all pieces to pan, drizzle maple syrup or sprinkle brown sugar over and cook just till sugar is melted and bubbly.  

Items On Sale

Whole Chicken, $,69/lb @ Safeway


Ham, Egg and Cheese Muffins
Fruit Salad 
Fresh Squeezed O.J.

Dessert Any Day—Fruit 

Strawberries (Try to get strawberries which are red up to the hull—white shoulders = not ripe)

On Sale
$2/lb box @ Fry’s
$.97/lb box @ Safeway (limit 2)
$2.50/lb box @ Sprouts

Bunch of Grapes

On Sale
Red or Green $2.99 @ Safeway
Green $.88 @ Fry’s

Chocolate cake or cupcake variations from a box mix

Use a box mix of your choice, prepare according to directions using some of these adaptations:
—use the high altitude directions (in Prescott you should probably always do this)
—use melted cooled butter instead of oil
—use 1/2 strong coffee and 1/2 cream instead of water
—use brandy or amaretto in place of the water
—add mini chocolate chips
—replace part of the water with the juice and chopped cherries of a bottle of Maraschino cherries
—Use 2 whole eggs and 2 egg yolks instead of 3 whole eggs 

(Don’t try more than 2 or 3 of these suggestions at first or you may not be able to tell what effect it’s having on your cakes)

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