Enjoy Sendik's All Week

I’m so excited that Cinco de Mayo is coming up on Sunday because it gives me the perfect excuse to whip up more Mexican-inspired food for my gang.  You just know they’re tickled to bits about that news, since I hardly ever make Mexican food at home (wink, wink).  Here three kid tested, mom approved, Cinco de Mayo worthy recipes that make excellent use of the ingredients featured in the current Sendik’s sale ad.

Sunday morning calls for brunch, and Huevos Rancheros is the quintessential brunch dish.  I’ve been known to serve this version as an easy dinner, but on Cinco de Mayo, I would absolutely make it for breakfast.  Look for sale eggs (two brands:  Shurfresh Grade A Large Eggs or Safest Choice Pasteurized Eggs), Sendik’s Pico de Gallo, Shurfresh Shredded Cheese, and La Preferida Hot Sauce.  Add some crispy bacon and a gorgeous pile of hashbrowns and the perfect Sunday brunch is served.

According to my daughter, I am becoming somewhat of a broken record when it comes to tacos, so I am going to refrain from recommending a taco recipe today (you can find my favorites by clicking on “Mexican” over in the sidebar).  Instead, I’m going to recommend these yummy little Baked Chicken Taquitos.  They’re healthier than deep fried, and not at all difficult to make.  You can recruit help assembling them from anyone who happens to walk past and state off the cuff that they’re bored and have nothing to do and but of course their math homework is all wrapped up.  : )  You’ll also love that these taquitos are chock full of sale ingredients!  Look for Shurfresh Cream Cheese, Frontera Salsa, La Preferida 6″ Flour Tortillas, Fresh Limes, Shurfresh Shredded Cheese, and Sendik’s Pico de Gallo and Fresh Guacamole. 

For the most authentic Mexican dish I know how to make, you should try my friend Fernanda’s Chicken Chilaquiles.  Please, please try them!  If I announced that we were having chilaquiles for dinner tonight, all three punks (including No Thank You Boy) would honestly do cartwheels around the kitchen.  No lie.  There are never any left, and when there are (like, if someone’s down with the stomach flu or on a self-imposed hunger strike or maybe just had their braces tightened) you will find us fighting over the leftovers.

You’ll need to choose a thick and sturdy chip for this dish; my personal preference is for the Matilda brand, but there are three sale brands to choose from:  Chi-Chi’s, Mission, or Frontera.  Serve the chilaquiles with sale beans and rice on the side.  As for refried beans, there are also three choices.  Look for La Preferida Vegetarian Style, Black, or Jalapeno.  La Preferida Boxed Spanish Rice is also on sale.

Muy Bueno.  Have a great week.  : )

Fresh, Frugal, Fabulous, News | May 1st, 2013