Thanksgiving Side Dishes

Jayne

Wow! We are getting so close to Thanksgiving and I’m already starting to plan. This year I don’t have to cook the entire holiday meal because my daughter-in-law just called me and invited me over for Thanksgiving Dinner and I’m going to take her up on it. 

If you don’t know already I love to cook so I volunteered to bring a couple things and I just have to share what I am bringing because they are fabulous. The first recipe I decided to make something a littler lighter. It’s called Grapefruit & Pomegranate Salad. It has so many awesome flavors in it like avocado and feta cheese! It’s sure to be a favorite all year long as well as a great side dish for the Holidays! 

Then I’m going to bring something hot since it’s been so cold lately! So I have this awesome recipe for Cranberry Brussels Sprouts with Bacon. It’s a favorite for us because we are mad about Brussel sprouts in our family. Again, this is an extremely easy recipe and is ready in no time. The best part is the easy clean up and only needing one sheet pan to make it! 

These recipes will really delight your guests and make your Thanksgiving prep work so much easier. Enjoy and have a wonderful Thanksgiving meal!!!

Jayne, 
Coborn’s, Inc. Merchandising Specialist Team Manager – Bakery & Deli

Salmon Glazed With Honey & Mustard

Salmon Glazed with Honey & Mustard

Ingredients
  • 1.5 lb. salmon fillet with skin
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 4-5 Tbsp grainy dijon mustard
  • 2 Tbsp mild honey
  • 1/2 tsp cider vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp caraway seeds, crushed
Instructions
  1. Preheat broiler. Line rack of a broiler pan with foil and lightly coat with oil.
  2. Pat salmon dry and put skin side down on pan. Season with 1/2 tsp salt.
  3. Mince and mash garlic to a paste with a pinch of salt, then stir together remaining ingredients. Spread mustard mixture evenly on top of salmon, then broil 5-6 inches from heat until just cooked through, about 12-15 minutes.
  4. Transfer salmon using 2 large spatulas and serve with nutty brown rice.
Notes
Marinate salmon in glaze overnight for even more flavor!

 

Happy New Year From Your Coborn’s Dietitians

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For those of you who are starting off 2018 with goals related to health & wellness, kudos to you! It’s a perfect time of year to get into a new routine. As far as better nutrition, just remember that it’s up to you to purchase good items at the store and eat your meals and snacks throughout the day to prevent yourself from getting too hungry!

The biggest struggle for individuals seems to be meal planning. Typically, dinner is the hardest for most families. With activities in the evening and coordinating when everyone will be home, planning dinner can be difficult. Others may struggle planning for dinner if they are cooking for just 1 or 2 people as well. Continue reading

3 Simek’s Mini Sausage Meatball Meals

3 Simek's Mini Sausage Meatballs

Ready for three delicious AND easy Simek’s Mini Sausage Meatball Recipes that you’ll love? Read on to find out what we have in store for you!

Mini Meatball Omelets

Mini Meatball Omelets

Mini Meatball Omelets
Ingredients
  • 8 Eggs
  • 1/4 Cup Milk
  • 1/4 Cup Water
  • 1/2 Cup Red Bell Pepper, diced
  • 1/2 Cup Green Bell Pepper, diced
  • 2 Green Onions, diced
  • 36 Simeks Mini Sausage Meatballs
  • 12 Round Potato Shaped Fries or Tater Tots (Smash them to fit in the bottom of the muffin tin)
  • 1 Cup Shredded Monterrey Jack Cheese
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Place potato smile or tater tots into bottom of each muffin tin.
  3. Bake for 10 min.
  4. Remove from oven and lower temp to 350 degrees.
  5. Whisk together eggs, milk and water.
  6. Set aside.
  7. Top your potatoes with 3 Simeks mini sausage meatballs, chopped bell peppers and diced onions.
  8. You may also substitute other ingredients in place of the bell peppers and onions ie-mushrooms, spinach, jalapenos, tomatoes, etc.
  9. Pour egg mixture over ingredients, filling each muffin tin to the top.
  10. Sprinkle cheese on top of each muffin tin.
  11. Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes or until cooked through.
  12. Serve hot or you may cool them and freeze them for an easy on the go breakfast later.
  13. Wrap individually in plastic wrap then place in a gallon freezer bag.
  14. Remove and microwave until heated through.

Not Cho’ Average Meatballs

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Not Cho’ Average Meatballs
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Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 1 Package Mini Sausage Meatballs
  • 1 Bag Tortilla Chips
  • 1 Cup Shredded Cheese
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 325°F.
  2. Spread tortilla chips in an even layer on a baking sheet.
  3. Distribute frozen meatballs on top of tortilla chips.
  4. Sprinkle shredded cheese on top of chips and meatballs.
  5. Bake in oven until the meatballs are thoroughly heated and the cheese is melted, approximately 10 to 15 minutes.
Notes
Optional toppings: diced fresh tomatoes, salsa, guacamole, sour cream, jalapeños, black olives, refried beans, nacho cheese sauce.

Mini Meatball Pesto Pizza

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Mini Meatball Pesto Pizza
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Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 1 Package Mini Meatballs
  • 1 (12-inch) Pre-baked Flatbread Pizza Crust
  • 1/2 Cup Pesto
  • 1/2 Cup Ricotta Cheese
  • 1/2 Cup Roasted Peppers, sliced
  • Kosher Salt and Black Pepper, to taste
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 475° F.
  2. Spread crust with pesto and top with ricotta, roasted peppers and frozen meatballs.
  3. Season with 1/2 teaspoon each salt and black pepper.
  4. Bake according to the instructions on the pizza crust package.
Notes
This recipe can be modified using various types of pizza crusts and toppings, including sun-dried tomatoes, fresh tomatoes, olives, fresh basil, mozzarella, feta, etc.

Enjoy these delicious Mini Meatball Recipes!

Coborn’s Valentine’s Day Dinner

Coborn's Valentine's Day Dinner

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Jayne

Valentine’s Day is fast approaching and if you are like me and don’t venture out to a local restaurant to celebrate I’m here to help you plan out your romantic meal at home step-by-step and it’s easy to do. Don’t worry I’ve got your back!

If you want to wow your significant other let’s start in the Meat Department at any one of your local Coborn’s stores. The days leading up to Valentine’s Day just stop in and ask for the pre-cooked Prime Rib in the heart shaped containers. Don’t forget to ask them about Johnnie’s French Onion Aujus also. This pre-cooked Prime Rib is fully cooked so all you have to do is place it in a glass dish, pour a little of Johnnie’s French Onion Aujus over the top of the steaks and then place them in your oven at 350 degrees for 15 to 20 minutes and you have the most succulent and tender steak imaginable.

If you want something different in the steak family we also have Ribeye’s or Surf n Turf which is a New York Strip and Lobster. Don’t forget to melt a little butter to drench your lobster in or a wedge of lemon to serve on the side, but you better hurry in because the heart shaped containers are only available while supplies last.

To add to that wonderful meal don’t forget a little dessert and we now have a new item that I am so excited about. Stop in the Produce Department and ask for the strawberries dipped in chocolate placed in a heart shape container. I also can’t forget that the strawberries are drizzled with white chocolate, which is my favorite flavor and it truly puts the whole dessert over the top.

Now Valentine’s Day is not Valentine’s without a little wine to serve with your meal and I have a perfect wine that pairs so well with steak orDSC02776 seafood. It’s called “Wente Southern Hills Cabernet Sauvignon”. It is a full body red wine and has black cherry and plum flavors along with an undertone of coffee and spice.

Now last but not least don’t forget to stop into our Floral Department for those beautiful roses to impress your friend. You put this all together and I know you will have a magical evening.

Since it is Valentine’s Day, I want to show my appreciation for all of you! I am going to make it even easier for you to impress that special someone in your life with a little giveaway! I’m going to give one lucky winner a head start with planning that special meal. Just “Like” & “Share” my video and you will be entered into a drawing to win a FREE Prime Rib Dinner along with one dozen roses!!!

Enjoy and Happy Valentine’s Day to all!!

Jayne
Coborn’s Inc. Meat and Seafood Merchandiser

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