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Weekly Specials and Hominy au Gratin November 18, 2009

Filed under: Uncategorized,vegetarian — Austin Frugal Foodie @ 5:51 pm
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sweet on sweet potatoes

HEB has got you covered this week with incredible Texas specials:  TX green beans 77¢ a pound, TX apples, cameo or fuji, $1.27 a pound, and TX sweet potatoes only 19¢ a pound!  HEB’s also selling Central Market Organic corn chips (“fritos”) for $2 a bag.

Newflower Market is gettin’ you ready for the holidays with Organic Valley sour cream $2.29 a pint, OV heavy whipping cream $2.49 a pint and Wholly Wholesome organic frozen pie shells, white or whole wheat, $2.49 for a two-pack.  Sun Harvest is offering OV heavy cream for $2.50 a pint and Sprouts kicks in with WW pie shells $2.50 per two-pack.  Whole Foods has OV heavy cream for $3, minus your Whole Deal coupon (75¢), you’ll get the pint for $2.25.  And WF has brought in organic pineapples from Costa Rica for $2.99 each.

So bake up a few Texas sweet potatoes to throw (hot or cold) into the bowl as you mash your russets next week.  And simmer up some “Hominy au Gratin” with your OV heavy cream:  Drain 2 15½ ounce cans of hominy (I like to use one can of white and one can of yellow).  Combine hominy and one pint Organic Valley heavy cream in a heavy medium-large saucepan (about a 3-quart pot) and bring to a boil over medium-high heat.  Reduce heat a bit and let boil a few minutes, stirring occasionally, until cream reduces to a medium saucy consistency.  Remove from heat and stir in 8 ounces of Full Quiver Farm’s cheddar cheese, shredded (buy the sharp if they have any).  Season with salt and pepper, et voilà!