National Ice Cream Day

National Ice Cream Day!

Did you know that ice cream first appeared in America in the 1700s? Or that President Reagan declared July to be ‘National Ice Cream Month’ back in 1984? Well it’s July now, and we’re celebrating Ice Cream Month, so brush up on your ice cream awareness and get ready to scoop in the scrumptiousness!

July 15th is National Ice Cream Day. Now, we know what you’re thinking – you’re thinking “what day isn’t ice cream day!?” We couldn’t agree more. If you’re like us, then you don’t require much convincing in order to indulge in the world’s greatest frozen treat. The official ice cream holiday only comes around once per year, though. Take advantage of it – before it disappears quicker than three pints of burnt almond fudge after a breakup. Afterall, when stuffing your face it is much easier to get away with “It’s National Ice Cream Day” than the old “Uh… we needed space in the freezer” excuse.

Ream’s Food Stores will make it even easier for you. We have delicious Ice Cream Day deals like 48 oz Assorted Breyers® Ice Cream for only $2.99 (July 10-16)! At this price you can afford to grab everyone’s favorite flavors and revel in creamy goodness together!

There’s nothing wrong with eating ice cream straight from the container. But if you’re looking for some out-of-the-carton ice cream ideas, then we’ve got some great recipes for you!

Berry Cobbler a la Mode

(From Breyers.com)

Cobbler is a favorite Utah dish that pairs exquisitely with ice cream. When hot cobbler meets cold ice cream magic happens!

Here’s what you’ll need to create your very own Berry Cobbler a la Mode:

  • 3 cups Breyers® Original Natural Vanilla Ice Cream (on sale at Reams)
  • 3/4 cup sugar, divided
  • 1 Tbsp. cornstarch
  • 2 bags (12 oz. ea.) frozen mixed berries, thawed
  • 2/3 cup flour
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/8 tsp. Salt
  • 1/4 cup I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter!® All Purpose Sticks, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • 1/4 cup 2% milk

Then, follow these instructions to berry-cobbler bliss!

Classic Banana Split

(From FoodNetwork.com)

The banana split is timeless – there’s just no way to improve perfection. It’s also versatile. Most of us love everything about a banana split, but if there’s an ingredient you don’t care for then switch it out for one of your favorites! The classic banana split is like a blank canvas upon which to paint your own personal culinary masterpiece!

Here are some basic ingredients to get you started:

  • 2 bananas, halved lengthwise
  • ½ pint vanilla ice cream
  • 1 pint blackberries, picked over and washed
  • 1 pint raspberries, picked over and washed
  • chocolate sauce
  • 1 cup peanuts

Then, create the classic split or switch things up and create your ideal banana split!

Enjoy National Ice Cream Day!

Happy National Ice Cream Day, everyone! No matter what delicacies you have planned, Ream’s Food Stores are here to help you make them a reality. Come visit us today.

Enjoy!

Best Deals and Recipes for Father’s Day

 

Best Deals and Recipes for Father’s Day

Father’s Day is our time to celebrate the dads in our lives. Let’s face it – being a dad can be a thankless task most of the year. Father’s Day is the one day when we can all celebrate our dad for everything he does for us.

Don’t worry if you don’t have some elaborate celebration planned. Most dads aren’t difficult to please. Remember, the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach. When you nail the Father’s Day feast, you’ll be well on your way to a successful Father’s Day overall.

When planning your Father’s Day Feast, though, remember to think like a dad! Sure, great-looking meals are wonderful. But dad is much more concerned about the flavor of his feast. Score a ten on his favorite recipe and he won’t care that the glasses don’t match the silverware.

Need ideas for a fantastic Father’s Day Feast that won’t break the bank? Ream’s Food Stores have you covered! Check out these amazing Father’s Day deals and delicious recipes:

Rib Eye or New York Steak

This week, (6.12.18 – 6.18.18) Rib Eye & New York Steaks are each just $5.99 per pound at Ream’s Food Stores! Talk about the perfect centerpiece for your Father’s Day Feast!

Here are some recipes for delectably delicious Rib Eye & New York Steaks:

Rib Eye Recipes

Butter-Basted Rib Eye Steaks

Rib Eye Steak and Potatoes for Two

Perfect Rib Eye Steak

New York Steak Recipes

Pan-Seared Strip Steak

New York Strip Steak with Gorgonzola Cream Sauce

Sweet Corn 

 

 

 

 

Sweet Corn on the cob is the perfect side to go with your Father’s Day steaks. Plus, this week you can get a dozen for just $3.49 at Ream’s Food Stores!

Sweet Corn is also super easy to prepare! Simply place corn-on-the-cob in a pot of boiling water (you may want to add a little salt). Cover the pot once you’ve added the corn. When the water returns to a boil, turn off heat. Let the corn/water stand for five minutes. Now you have perfect corn-on-the-cob ready to eat!

If you want to get a little more fancy with your corn on the cob, here are some more adventurous recipes:

Corn On The Cob Recipes

Perfectly Grilled Corn On The Cob

Super Simple Grilled Corn On The Cob

Herbed Grilled Corn On The Cob

 

Happy Father’s Day!

From all of us at Ream’s Food Stores, happy Father’s Day everyone!

 

Mother’s Day Gifts & Treats

Happy Mother's Day from Ream's Food Stores!

Mother’s Day Gifts & Treats

May is the time when we celebrate our dear moms and their extra special place in our hearts!

Moms,

We remember everything you do for us day-in and day-out. Though we may not always express our gratitude, we’re so very thankful for all of it. You’ve been there through the good times and the rough times. You make the rough times more bearable and the good times much sweeter. Thank you, mom, for being in our corner. Mother’s Day is the time of year we want to convey how we feel about you EVERY day!

Daughters, Sons, & Significant Others,

Time to celebrate the mothers in your lives. Part of that means giving them some rest from the usual hard work they do. We know – that is a tall order. Don’t worry though!  Ream’s Food Stores have your back! Whether you’re treating your mom, wife, or girlfriend, we have easy ideas to make her day very special! We’ll give you some easy mom-pleasing recipes and gift ideas to ensure her Mother’s Day is as fantastic as she is!

First, gather up the kids and work together to create this simple, easy Mother’s Day gift:

Gift Crate, Jar, or Bucket

One of the simplest gifts to assemble for mom is a gift contained in a pretty, handy reusable container.

First, get a good-sized jar, Farmers Market Bucket or Decorative Wood Crate (Farmers Buckets and Wood Crates both for sale at Ream’s Food Stores). Then fill it with goodies, treats, gadgets, soaps, and/or lotions you know she’ll love!

Gift Crates for Mom on sale at Ream's Food Stores

You’ll find fantastic Mom treats for sale at Ream’s Food Stores! Whether she likes, sweet, savory, or a mix of both; come in today and pickup her favorite candy, soda, chips, crackers, and snacks!

Now, we know you may be tempted to just throw everything in your chosen container helter-skelter. But remember, this is for mom. She wants to see that you care enough to take your time and make it special. Visit Hellosplendid.com for some fantastic examples of how to beautify your gift jar for her.

A great final touch to the Mother’s Day gift jar or crate is to include a short heartfelt note from each giver expressing their appreciation and love for their mom. If you can, write it on special craft paper rather than run-of-the-mill lined paper to give it an extra touch!

A note in your Mother's Day Gift is a great final touch! 

Mother’s Day Eats

Brownies for brownie sandwiches

Brownie Sandwiches

We’re starting off with dessert – because it is Mother’s Day and mom can have chocolate first if she wants to, alright!

Excuse the pun, but baking up these gooey sandwiches will score you major brownie-points with mom! Plus, they may become a family tradition!

First, pick up a package of Ghiradelli Chocolate Supreme Brownie Mix at your local Ream’s Food Store

For the brownies, you’ll need:

  • 1 Package Ghiradelli Chocolate Supreme Brownie Mix
  • 1 Package of Chocolate Syrup
  • ¼ Cup Melted Butter
  • 1 Egg

To make the filling, grab:

  • 1 Cup Cream Cheese
  • 2 Tablespoons of Butter
  • ¼ Cup Powdered Sugar
  • ¼ Cup Cranberry Sauce or Your Favorite Jam

And follow these instructions to make perfect, delectable Mother’s Day brownie sandwiches!

Mother's Day Waffle Bar Chalkboard

 

 

 

 

Waffle Bar

Want an easy option for a Mother’s Day meal? Try the waffle bar! I mean, c’mon, who doesn’t love waffles?

Momlovesbaking.com has some amazing ideas on how to spruce up the almighty waffle.

To pull this off, you’ll need to run to Ream’s Food Stores and grab:

  • 1 box Pillsbury Purely Simple Cake Mix
  • 1/2 Cup Vegetable Oil
  • 3 Eggs
  • 1 Cup Fudge Sauce
  • ¾ Cup Heavy Whipping Cream
  • 1 Cup Water

Be sure to pick up all the goodies you want to use as toppings. We recommend crushed candy bars & cookies, sprinkles, sliced bananas, strawberries, pineapple and any of mom’s other favorite fruits.

Mother's Day Waffle Bar

 

Then, follow these instructions to create the perfect Mother’s Day Waffle Bar!

Delicious Mother's Day Chicken Parmesan

 

Chicken Parmesan

If mom’s tastes trend more toward the savory side, then you’ll want to make this yummy chicken parmesan recipe instead. But she doesn’t have to know you got a fantastic bargain on ingredients from Ream’s Food Stores!

Here’s what you need from Ream’s Food Stores:

  • ¾ Cup Plain Dry Bread Crumbs
  • ½ Teaspoon Italian Seasoning
  • ¼ Teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • 6 Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breast Halves
  • 1 Egg, Beaten
  • 1 Jar Ragu Old World Style Traditional Sauce
  • 1 Cup Shredded Part-Skim Mozzarella Cheese

Then head on over to Ragu.com and follow these instructions to Create mom’s perfect chicken parm!

We hope these tips will help you save money and time while celebrating the moms in your life this year!

Have a happy Mother’s Day everyone, from all of us at your local Ream’s Food Stores!

 

Valentine’s Day Craft Ideas For Kids


Valentine’s Day is Coming Up!

It’s easy to let winter blues get you down as the kids feel cramped up inside and we all painstakingly watch the days get slightly longer one excruciatingly slow minute at a time. Valentine’s Day is a great respite from the chilly routine and a chance to brighten things up with hearts, crafts, and love. Help your kids make this sweet holiday fun through great cards, candy, and DIY projects. We’ve put together 10 playful pastimes for your whole family to have an amazing “crafternoon.”

1. Yarn Wrapped Hearts

Little fingers will enjoy getting their heart shape just right with these clever crafts. All you need is some pipe cleaner and yarn to make a half hour of quality time together. It’s a great chance to chat when little minds are engaged–you’ll be amazed at what they’ll open up and share while doing something engaging.

2. Heart Crayons

Everyone has that box of rogue broken or old crayons in mismatched shapes and sizes. We had a great time stealing this charming idea from Creative Mommas to reduce, reuse, and recycle what many would chuck out as garbage. Break up the crayons into smaller pieces, organize into different silicone heart-shaped molds by color, and melt for just a few minutes in the oven. Once they’re cooled down and reset, you will have adorable, new, and functional art supplies on your hands! Giving the writing utensils new life will entice your kiddos to use them again; or, if you have enough broken crayons this would make a great gift alternative for their classmates from those boring old chalky candies. That reusing is sure to save you money too–so it’s a win-win-win for you, your clutter, and the environment!

3. Fragrant Heart-Shaped Soaps

A relaxing bath or spa day is not limited to those with lots of expendable income. With just a few ingredients, your family will have a classic and thoughtful gift to any of your valentines. Silicone molds and a simple recipe of coconut oil, olive oil, palm oil, lye, and distilled soap are the components for the “grownups” portion of this project (a little stove top work is involved). However your kids can go crazy choosing scents from different essential oils, and solid pieces to infuse into the soap, like the dried lavender pictured. These finishing touches to make a luxurious aromatherapy experience are the really great part anyhow.

4. Valen-Heart Suncatcher

This one may take a little more time, but the uses are very versatile as they can be hung in a window, descending from the ceiling, or incorporated into a card. Whatever application you choose, the kiddos will finally be able to put to use all your old tissue paper. With that, some construction paper, and plain ol’ Elmer’s glue they’ll be all set to make a sweet and unique faux-stained glass masterpiece.

5. Heart Origami

This is the perfect task for the kids with fastidious fingers and a gift for detail this Valentine’s Day. A few pieces of paper, some patience, and they’ll have sweet and perfect gift for all their friends.

6. Love Bug Toilet Rolls

It’s a great lesson for kids to learn that fun can be found all around them. Repurposing old toilet paper rolls is free and uncomplicated…and once they’re done painting and gluing them into cute little creatures, your kids will be more open minded to the interesting things they can do with all the mundane innocuous items all around them, increasing their creativity and imagination–something our electronics driven age can certainly use more of.

7. Paper Heart Chain

This is a great way to master scissors for little hands and can be a enjoyable project for the young or young at heart. When the chains are done you’ll even have adorable seasonal decor you can enjoy all month long.

8. Celery Flower Cards

Daddy isn’t the only one who gets to give mommy “flowers” on Valentine’s Day now! This darling idea will give your little ones a new and fresh way to feel apart of February traditions. Super simple, they can make a picture just for you, or cards for the whole family!

9. Classic Valentine Sugar Cookies

This yummy activity will give the whole family a fix of sweet and allow the kids to run wild with creativity. Buy all your favorite heart candies, sprinkles, colored frosting, and cake toppers to really make them festive and allow your young loved ones carte blanche.

10. Fingerprint Photo Frame Valentine

This is an easy and entertaining craft that would make a perfect gift for grandma or grandpa. The free form style allows kids to have fun and explore, while the price tag is super reasonable given most of the supplies can be found in the craft aisle at your local Ream’s. Pick up an inexpensive, basic frame, some craft paint, and print out your kid’s best insta-pic…and you have an adorable keepsake. Thanks to One Artsy Mama for the great idea.