Welcome to August! Our August menu celebrates the end of summer with fresh flavors, fruity sauces and quick cook meals. Choose Calypso Chicken with Grilled Pineapple, Mango BBQ Pork Chops, Mojito Shrimp with Red Beans and Rice or Chicken Casablanca in Grilled Pitas, just to name a few.
We have four new meals for you to try in August. First up is our Crispy Chicken Quesadilla Salad (pictured, left). Our favorite all-natural crispy chicken tenders are pan fried, cut into chunks and served over a salad of black beans, corn and fresh diced tomato. One dressing just wouldn’t do so we paired this with a duo of dressings: a creamy chipotle ranch and a southwestern vinaigrette – both bursting with flavor. Topped with cheddar and tri-colored tortilla strips, this meal is colorful and flavorful and one that we just can’t get enough of.
Our newest burger offering is our Smokehouse Slider (pictured, middle). The flavors you loved so much in the Smokehouse Chicken, now available on a slider. This one is all about the layers, flavor on top of flavor. We begin with a simple slider – we believe in the basics for this one; don’t mess with the meat. A gently formed patty is all you need for juicy perfection. Hit with a dash of salt and pepper and grilled or griddled these cook up quickly any day of the week. Topped with BBQ sauce, cheddar, crispy bacon and onion straws…these are a crowd pleaser weather you’re feeding the family or the soccer team.
Wrap it up with our Asian Chicken Lettuce Wraps (pictured, right)! We’re offering you something different this month and instead of using a classic tortilla (which we still love) we’re wrapping this meal up with hydroponically grown Boston Bibb Lettuce. How’s that for summer-y? The tender green leaves of this mild lettuce hold a sauté of julienned chicken breast, broccoli, edamame and peanuts tossed in a light Asian sauce. With this delicate lettuce you’ll need to keep the ingredients fresh in the fridge and prepare your meal within a few days of dishing. Because this meal is kept fresh (never frozen) is not available for Dish-N-Dash or Delivery Orders.
Excited about the chicken lettuce wraps we decided to offer a vegetarian version of this meal and created the Vegetarian Asian Lettuce Wraps. Sure we could have filled the lettuce with even more veggies, but what else could we offer? How about something to replace the julienned chicken breast? We tested a great vegetarian Chick’n product from Gardein (garden + protein). These Chick’n strips are made from soy, wheat and pea proteins, vegetables and ancient grains (quinoa, amaranth, millet and Kamut®). Taste testers (including some real skeptics) loved the taste and texture! Look for more ingredients like this in our upcoming vegetarian meals. Exciting stuff!
We look forward to seeing you in the store this month. As you know, the hour or two spent dishing your meals will afford you more time to enjoy these last weeks of summer. Maybe your meals are headed to the beach for one last family vacation before school starts? Whatever your plans, whatever your pleasure, enjoy your month, enjoy your meals…September will be here before you know it!
From our kitchen to yours,