United Way needs your help now more than ever!

Round up your change at checkout and support the United Way’s COVID-19 Response.

We have kicked things off with a $25,000 donation. Your generosity helps connect our community members with resources providing food, shelter and other essential services through United Way’s global network. 

  • •United Way fights for the health, education, and   financial stability for every person in every  community.
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  • •Donations raised in your store will benefit your   local United Way Chapter. 
  • •United Way’s COVID-19 resources: United Way is uniting community partners in regional fundraising   efforts to support critical community needs.
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  • •United Way is coordinating volunteers to support in-person and virtual volunteer needs of   organizations   that continue to provide essential services.
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  • •United Way’s 2-1-1 helpline operates 24/7 in over 200 languages and provides free, confidential referrals   to essential services, and is supporting COVID-19 related questions and concerns.

http://UnitedWay.org

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What matters to you? Schools? Transportation? Hospitals?

Less than one week ago, the 2020 Census fully kicked off, and invitations continue to arrive in mailboxes across the nation.  Currently, more than eleven million households have responded. America is stepping up to shape our future and ensure families and communities are counted. In support of guidance on what we can all do to help slow the spread of coronavirus, 2020 Census field operations will be suspended for two weeks until April 1, 2020. With the flexibility and support of the American people, the Census will achieve a complete and accurate count which helps guide funding decisions for things like hospitals, roads and emergency services. The public is strongly encouraged to respond to the 2020 Census online using a desktop computer, laptop, smartphone, or tablet, and can also respond by phone or mail. 

 

Learn more about the importance of the #2020Census and how to participate:

www.2020census.gov

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Written by Jodie Fitz

The year is flying, but with every month I get to release new recipes at the Price Chopper/Market 32 Kids Cooking Club! Sharing new, and easy, flavor combos is one of my favorite things to do.

What’s on the menu this month?  More yummy goodness!

  • • Mint Chocolate Fake Shake
      •           A great way to add in spinach that can be tasted!
  • • Cauliflower Nuggets
    •           A delicious snack or side dish the kids will love!
  • • Chocolate – Peanut Butter Pudding
    •           A surprisingly delicious dessert with avocado you can’t taste!

Mint Chocolate Fake Shake

2 cups fresh baby leaf spinach

2 cups fat-free vanilla frozen yogurt

1 ½ cups PICS low fat milk

1 tablespoon PICS unsweetened cocoa powder

1 tablespoon PICS honey

1 – 2 drops mint extract

 

Measure and add the spinach, vanilla frozen yogurt, low fat milk, cocoa powder, honey and mint extract into the blender pitcher.  Blend and serve!

Dairy Allergies?

  • • Replace the milk with coconut milk or your other favorite dairy alternative. Always choose based on    your own dietary needs.
  • • Replace the frozen yogurt with a frozen dairy free vanilla alternative based on your dietary needs.

More on the Mint Extract:  Use a clean eyedropper that’s purchased solely for kitchen purposes to add a couple of drops of extract.  Mint extract is delicious, but it can be strong.

Lessons for children with this recipe include:

  • • Measuring ingredients
  • • Leveling dry ingredients
  • • Blender safety

Cauliflower Nuggets

1 large head cauliflower

2 cups PICS seasoned breadcrumbs

2 teaspoons PICS onion powder

1 teaspoon Full Circle organic turmeric

1 teaspoon sea salt

½ teaspoon PICS garlic powder

½ teaspoon dry mustard

3 PICS eggs

¼ cup PICS milk

PICS nonstick canola cooking oil

 

Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F.

 

Wash the cauliflower and cut it into small florets and place them in a bowl. 

Stir the breadcrumbs, onion powder, turmeric, sea salt, garlic powder and dry mustard together.  Set aside.

Coat a nonstick baking sheet with a heavy coat of the nonstick cooking spray.

Using a hand whisk, whisk together the eggs and milk in a bowl.  Pour the mixture over the florets and stir until they are fully coated. 

Dredge the coated cauliflower florets in the breadcrumb mixture.  Place the breaded florets on the coated baking sheet.  Once they are all on there, spray a light coat of canola oil on them.   Bake for 20 minutes until the cauliflower is soft and the outside is browned.

Serve with your favorite low/no sugar condiments.

Lessons for children with this recipe include:

  • • Preparing cauliflower florets
  • • Knife safety
  • • Measuring ingredients
  • • Leveling dry ingredients
  • • Cracking eggs
  • • Whisking
  • • Dredging
  • • Oven safety

Chocolate Peanut Butter Pudding

1 avocado

1 banana

¼ cup PICS unsweetened cocoa powder

¼ cup PICS peanut butter

¼ cup vanilla coconut milk

¼ cup PICS honey

2 teaspoons PICS vanilla extract

 

Remove the avocado from the skin and discard the seed in the center.  Place the avocado in the blender.

Peel the banana and add the peeled banana to the blender.

Add the cocoa powder, peanut butter, coconut milk, honey and vanilla extract to the blender.   Blend and serve!

Nut allergies?

  • Replace the peanut butter with WOWButter®, which can be found in the allergy friendly aisle at your Price Chopper/Market 32 Supermarkets.
  • Replace the coconut milk with milk, low fat cream or another substitute based on your dietary needs.

Lessons for children with this recipe include:

  • • Preparing different fruits
  • • Knife safety
  • • Measuring ingredients
  • • Leveling dry ingredients
  • • Blender safety

I’ll be out in the community and here’s where you can see me this month:

March 28th

Capital District Flower and Garden Show

11am on stage and then serving a tasty bite in the main entrance area

Hudson Valley Community College

Troy, NY

This event is open to the community. 

The Kids Cooking Club is also visiting the following schools/programs this month:

YMCA After School Club Dorothy Nolan Elementary – Saratoga Springs, NY

Gardner Dickinson Elementary School and After School Club – Troy, NY

YMCA After School Club Lake Avenue Elementary – Saratoga Springs, NY

YMCA After School Club West Avenue Elementary – Saratoga Springs, NY

All Saints Academy – Albany, NY

If you would The Kids Cooking Club to visit your school or event please email me at jfitzcooking@yahoo.com

Cheers to another Tasty Month ~ Jodie

P.S.  I can’t wait for next month’s recipes with you.

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Don’t miss Capital Region CANstruction at the NY State Museum!

March 4 – 18, 2020

New York State Museum, Albany, NY

9:30am–5pm

Museum is closed on Mondays

FREE admission

 

Bring non-perishable food items to donate and vote for your favorite structures!

 

www.capitalregioncanstruction.com

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Donate $1 or $5 at checkout during March and help support MDA!

When you give, you help kids and adults living with muscular dystrophy to get the services and support they need to live longer and grow stronger.

mda.org

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Help kids and adults with muscular dystrophy.

Price Chopper/Market 32 and Freihofer’s will donate 10 cents to MDA with the purchase of specially marked Freihofer’s products. 

Find a store near you!

 

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Fundraising for a youth baseball or softball team? Our Big League Raffle is easy and FREE!

Teams sell $5 raffle tickets for great prizes and keep 100% of the proceeds!

 

TO SIGN UP, CLICK HERE:

https://www.pricechopper.com/big-league-raffle/

 

 

 

 

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Price Chopper/Market 32 is pleased to support the Russian Winter Festival!

Saturday, February 29 • 11am–5pm

Polish Community Center

225 Washington Ave Ext.

Adults $7 • Children $3 (ages 5–12)

Children ages 4 & under FREE!

Traditional Food • Music • Dance • Costumes

Exhibits • Performances…and more!

 

www.NewRussiaCenter.org

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$22.95 with AdvantEdge Card

Available at the Guest Service Desk starting February 16, 2020!

Makes a great gift for:

Anniversaries • Birthdays • Awards/Recognition • Graduations • Holidays

 

www.nycapitalregiongolf.com

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SAVE $3 off admission to Price Chopper/Market 32’s Black History Month Step Show!

Sunday, February 16

5pm (Doors at 4pm)

Palace Theatre

Albany, NY 

 Tickets and AdvantEdge discount available at the Box Office.

 

www.palacealbany.com

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