Simple Summer Meals on the Run

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We’re getting into my favorite season of the year: lake season! For those who are lucky enough to live on the water year round, perhaps the excitement doesn’t overcome them quite like it does me. This is the time of year when my family gives up dusting and vacuuming for the summer, doesn’t invite company to visit our home, and perpetually leaves the suitcases out on the coffee tables in our family room – always in packing and unpacking mode throughout the week – all summer long until the new school year starts. When each Thursday night comes, we tuck the kids into bed, then load up the car so that at 5:00 on Friday, we can hit to the road!

During particularly hectic weeks, I order groceries for the weekend menu and a bag of ice from CobornsDelivers and have them deliver my order to my office. I meet them in the parking lot with a cooler in my trunk and voila! I’m all set for the weekend.

In order to survive the madness of constantly being on the go, we plan our weekend meals to be as simple as possible. Yes, sometimes we bring a box of cereal for breakfast or PB&Js for a boat ride, but we honestly eat pretty delicious food by simply planning smart. For instance, we don’t ever bring loaves of bread – they always get smooshed; instead we use pitas, tortillas or sandwich rounds. And there’s nothing wrong with the occasional meat/cheese/crackers combo or veggie tray on the boat if it’s too nice to come in to shore for a meal.

This year for Memorial Day weekend, here’s what we are bringing.

Friday Dinner – BLT Wraps & Grapes

Simple Summer Meals on the Run - BLT Wraps

Time- Saving Tip: Use precooked bacon.


Saturday Breakfast – Campfire Omelets & Sliced Watermelon

Simple Summer Meals on the Run - Campfire Omelets

Time- Saving Tip: At home, mix eggs, cooked sausage, chopped peppers and onions, milk and cheese and bring along in a Ziplock.


Saturday Lunch: Tacos in a Bag

Simple Summer Meals on the Run - Tacos in a Bag

Time- Saving Tip: At home, brown taco meat and simply reheat before filling chip bags. Have kids help chop olives, avocado, lettuce and tomatoes.


Saturday Dinner: Pie Iron Pizza Pockets, Lettuce Salad & S’mores

Simple Summer Meals on the Run - Pie Iron Pizza Pockets

Time- Saving Tip: Use pizza sauce in a squeeze bottle and Deli Flats for the crust


Sunday Brunch: Campfire Oatmeal, Skewered Bacon & Cut Watermelon

Simple Summer Meals on the Run - Campfire OatmealSimple Summer Meals on the Run - Campfire Bacon

Time- Saving Tip: At home, combine all the dry ingredients for the oatmeal and bring along in a Ziplock.


Sunday Lunch: Tabbouleh Salad in Pitas, Celery and Hummus

Simple Summer Meals on the Run - Tabbouleh Salad in Pitas

Time- Saving Tip: At home, prepare Tabbouleh – the longer it marinates, the better the flavor.


Sunday Dinner: Sausage Hobo Dinners, Jiffy Pop & Fruit Pies on the Fire

Simple Summer Meals on the Run - Sausage Hobo Dinners

Time- Saving Tip: If you’ve caught some fish, you can easily sub fish for the sausage.
Use biscuits in a tube for pie crust – simply flatten one out inside each pie iron side, then scoop in some pie filling and close them tightly before cooking on the fire.


Monday Breakfast: Cereal, Milk, Yogurt & Leftover Fruit


Monday Lunch: Leftovers!

It never hurts to resort to PB&J if you run out of leftovers; although, I’ve never once had that happen. Ever.


 

The key to all of this is to relax and go with however the weekend flows. You might have an impromptu potluck with neighbors or a rainstorm that sends you to a nearby restaurant. Or maybe you’ll get lucky like we once did and find a fantastic wild blueberry patch and eat an entire lunch of blueberries. Wherever your summer weekends take you, make some memories without having to spend your weekend in the kitchen!

Rebecca
Coborn’s, Inc. Communications Manager

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Gourmet BLT Sandwich

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Creamy Sriracha Sauce Recipe - www.cobornsblog.comBLT Sandwiches have always been one of my family’s favorites. They seem to hit the spot day or night. Now that the kids are older I have decided to kick this family favorite up a notch with trendy ingredients like, thick cut Four Brothers Bacon, fresh avocadoes and Sriracha sauce!

The Brits lay claim to the very first sandwich, created as a royal meal for the busy Sir John Montague. This eighteenth-century Englishman, a.k.a. the fourth Earl of Sandwich, was a skilled gambler. Reluctant to miss even a few minutes away from his game, he instructed his servant to place meat between two pieces of bread so that he could eat with one hand and take bits between bets.

At my house it takes two hands to hold one of my family favorites and as the kids taste buds become more curious our sandwiches will continue to change and grow into are endless imaginations.

Creamy Sriracha Sauce

Creamy Sriracha Sauce
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Ingredients
  • 3 T. Mayo
  • 1 T. Sriracha Sauce
  • 1 tsp. Fresh Lemon Juice
  • To Taste Garlic Powder
Instructions
  1. In a bowl mix until smooth
  2. Refrigerate until ready to use.

Gourmet BLT

Gourmet BLT Sandwich
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Ingredients
  • 3 Slices Four Brothers Wholesome Harvest Bread
  • 2 T. Creamy Sriracha Sauce
  • Half of a Wedge LA BONNE VIE Triple Cream Brie Cheese, melted
  • 6 Slices Ripe Avocados
  • 4 Slices Four Brothers Thick Cut Bacon, cut in half
  • 4 Slices Vine Ripened Tomatoes, sliced
  • ½ Cup Fresh Spinach
Instructions
  1. Toast three slices of bread.
  2. Evenly spread Creamy Sriracha Sauce and melted Brie onto each slice of toast.
  3. Set one piece of toast aside
  4. Continue to stack the following ingredients, in order, on remaining two slices: three slices avocado, ¼ cup spinach, two slices tomato and half of bacon.
  5. Stack layered toast on top of each other.
  6. Finish with third slice of toast.
  7. Cut in half and enjoy.

 

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Weekly Ad Recipe – Bacon, Tomato and Avocado Grilled Cheese

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Weekly Ad Recipe - Bacon, Tomato and Avocado Grilled Cheese
Serves: 4
 
Ingredients
  • 8 Oz. Cheddar Cheese, shredded
  • 8 Slices Bread, white or whole wheat
  • 1 Small Onion, chopped (optional)
  • 8 Slices Bacon, crisply cooked
  • 1 Medium Tomato, thinly sliced
  • 1 Medium Avocado, pitted, peeled and thinly sliced
  • ⅓ Cup Butter, softened
Instructions
  1. Place ¼-cup cheese on each of 4 bread slices.
  2. Divide onion, bacon, tomato and avocado evenly onto bread slices.
  3. Top with remaining cheese and bread slices.
  4. Spread 2 teaspoons butter over each top slice of bread.
  5. Place sandwiches, buttered side down, in 12” skillet over medium heat.
  6. Spread remaining butter over top slices of bread.
  7. Cook uncovered about 5 minutes or until bottoms are golden brown.
  8. Turn; cook 2 to 3 minutes longer or until bottoms are golden brown and cheese is melted.

This is a great, quick and easy recipe for any type of lunch or dinner, especially when you are in a hurry. I just love avocado on anything, and when you add it to your normal BLT Sandwich it puts it over the top. This is one of my favorite recipes. Enjoy…I did!

Jayne,
Coborn’s, Inc. Meat and Seafood Merchandiser

Weekly Ad Recipe – Beef, Lettuce & Tomato Wraps

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If you love BLT’s you are going to love this recipe. It was a good change from bacon all the time.  It was AWESOME!  The sour cream with the horseradish mixture gave this wrap a fantastic flavor and I will definitely be making this recipe again. Just a quick tip if you want to make this recipe even healthier for you make sure to use whole wheat tortillas and also low fat sour cream.   Enjoy….I did!
– Jayne, Coborn’s Meat and Seafood Merchandiser

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Beef, Lettuce & Tomato Wraps
Serves: 4
 
Ingredients
  • 1 T + 1.5 tsp. Chili Powder
  • 2 tsp. Dried Oregano Leaves
  • 1 tsp . Ground Cumin
  • 1 tsp . Salt
  • 1 Lb. Beef Top Sirloin Steak, about ¾ inch thick
  • 4 Flour Or Whole Wheat Tortillas
  • ¾ Cup Sour Cream
  • 1 T. Prepared Horseradish
  • 4 Cups Shredded Lettuce
  • 1 Cup Tomato, chopped
Instructions
  1. In a small bowl, mix chili powder, oregano, cumin and salt.
  2. Rub mixture on both sides of beef.
  3. Let stand for 10 minutes at room temperature.
  4. Set oven control to broil.
  5. Place beef on rack in broiler pan.
  6. Broil with top 3 to 4 inches from heat approximately 10 minutes so that internal temperature reaches at least 145°F, turning once.
  7. Cut into ⅛” slices.
  8. Warm tortillas as directed on package.
  9. In small bowl, mix sour cream and horseradish.
  10. Spread 3 tablespoons horseradish mixture over each tortilla
  11. Top each with 1 cup of the lettuce and ¼ cup of the tomato.
  12. Top with beef.
  13. Wrap tortillas around filling.
Notes
Suggested Wine Pairing: Bogle Cabernet

 

Your Favorite Sandwich

Petite BLTs

Is there any type of food that can stir up as many memories as a sandwich? Maybe you remember the peanut butter and jelly sandwich that your mom packed you every day of elementary school because you wouldn’t eat anything else (no crusts, of course). Perhaps it was the authentic cheesesteak you enjoyed in Philadelphia or the pita you ate while traveling in Greece.

Regardless of where or when your memories take you back to, Wednesday, November 3, is your opportunity to appreciate the mighty sandwich for everything it has done for you as we celebrate National Sandwich Day!

To honor this special day, try this Easy Eats recipe. Just go to “Seasonal” and click on “Game Day Subs” to get this and other delicious sandwich recipes to make as football fare or something different for dinner any night of the week!

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