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Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Getting Ready For The Holidays: Make an Entire Thanksgiving Dinner in Under 30 Minutes?

Forget 20/20 vision…it’s all about 30/30 this holiday season! Can you imagine creating a fabulous Thanksgiving feast – everything but the turkey – in less than 30 minutes and for 30 percent* less? Sounds impossible, but it’s not. Spend more time with family and friends instead of in the kitchen by using a wide assortment of easy-to-prepare and heat-and-serve side dishes, fresh baked breads and desserts available at BJ’s Wholesale Club.

You can also find additional savings from BJ’s Thanksgiving Coupon Flyer located at the front of each Club, with offers valid from November 11-24**. Some examples of the big savings are below. Not a Member? BJ’s is also offering a free 60-Day Trial Membership, so all of your readers can try out this time and money saving strategy.

Some examples of money-saving solutions for a Thanksgiving feast in fewer than 30 minutes include:
Bountiful Bread Basket – Serve a variety of fresh baked breads and rolls to please everyone at the holiday table. Gaining inspiration from European bakers, this bread collection offers expertly mixed and handcrafted single-loaves or individual rolls including Wellsley Farms® French Baguette, 3 Cheese Bread, Multigrain and Sesame Semolina that will compliment any Thanksgiving feast.

BJ’S COUPON BONUS: Buy Smart Balanceâ Spread (2pk/32oz) and get Wellsley Farmsâ Crusty Rolls (20pk) FREE

Feast Fresh – Create memorable homemade menu items including Glazed Fresh Carrots with Cranberries recipe from the BJ’s Journal.
Makes 6-8 servings

2 lb. Green Giant® Baby-cut Carrots

2 Tbsp. Land O’ Lakes® Unsalted Butter

2 Tbsp. Berkley & Jensen® Honey

1/3 Cup Ocean Spray® Craisins®

1/3 Tsp. each McCormick® Ground Ginger and Rosemary

½ Tsp. each Salt and Black Pepper

1. Steam carrot until almost tender, about 6 minutes. 2. Heat large, heavy skillet over medium-high heat. 3. Add butter to pan, stir to melt, and then add ginger and rosemary. Cook 30 seconds, stirring constantly. 4. Carefully add carrots to pan in single layer. Sauté, tossing occasionally, until carrots just begin to brown.5. Remove pan from heat. Drizzle carrots with honey, add cranberries and toss. 6. Season to taste with salt and pepper and serve.

BJ’S COUPON BONUS: Buy any Hidden Valley® The Original Ranch® Dressing (bottled or dry), get carrots, 2 lb. FREE.

Heat and Serve – Main Street Bistro offerings make tasty and carefree side dishes that are deliciously traditional and painless on the pocketbook, and they have no added colors, flavors or preservatives. Varieties include Asiago Creamed Spinach, Butternut Squash, or Garlic Mashed Potato, and they are all priced under $6.49.
Turkey Teasers – Turkey’s never as tasty without the gravy. Main Street Bistro provides a quick preparation option that’s also a superb bargain: Poultry Gravy.

Unexpected Sides – Impress family and friends with Rozzano® Mushroom Risotto or Broccoli Soufflé from Classic Cooking™. The risotto is a delicious mix of imported mushrooms, savory mushroom sauce with artichoke hearts and herbs blended in an authentic creamy Carnaroli rice. The soufflé has only 80 calories and gluten-free with no trans fat. Both options can be heated in the microwave for several minutes.

Pie, Crisps or Both? – There is no Thanksgiving without the pie and the BJ’s Bakery cooks them to perfection and offers them as great values. The $4.99 Pumpkin pie and the 4 pound Apple Pie make the holiday festive. Our 3lb. Wellsley Farms Apple or Wild Berry fruit crisp is another decadent treat where you simply remove the lid and cook in a 350º preheated oven for 10-15 minutes or in a microwave for 45 seconds.

BJ’S COUPON BONUS: Save $4.00 when you buy both Wellsley Farmsâ Apple Pie and Breyersâ Ice Cream


Misty said...

Interesting. Very good review. Didn't know about most of this. Thanks!!

Kim Phan said...

omg! 4.99 pies??? that's awesome!

Haven said...

mmmm the bountiful bread basket sounds great. this is really cool. sometimes you miss out on the real "family time" because you're spending it all in the kitchen!