Leap Day: An Extra Day of Dinner
Every four years our calendar adds Leap Day, a 29th day in the month of February. The purpose of Leap Day is to keep our daily calendar aligned with the solar calendar. It takes the Earth approximately 365.25 days to complete its orbit around the sun, therefore every four years we need a 366th day to keep things in order. For us, thinking as a grocery store, this means every four years we have to prepare an extra day of dinner.
365 days of dinner plans can be complicated enough, let alone a 366th! But have no fear, we’re here to help. We look at February 29th as an opportunity to be adventurous and try something new. Check out our list below for some of our more unique recipes that you may not have made before. If there’s something on the list below you’re unfamiliar with, give it a try!
Here are 5 Leap Day recipes to check out:
General Tso’s Shrimp Tacos: General Tso’s chicken is a hit, but have you tried General Tso’s Shrimp? These tacos are an easy route to a blast of flavor. You’ll appreciate General Tso’s sauce even more.
Chorizo & Egg Chilaquiles: This recipe for Chorizo & Egg Chilaquiles is delicious at any time of the day. It’s great for breakfast, dinner or anywhere in between. A creative use of chorizo, eggs and tortilla chips leads to deliciousness. Plus, it features some of our favorite PICS products!
Grilled Stuffed Anaheim Peppers: Stuffed peppers are awesome when in need of some filling comfort food. These Grilled Stuffed Anaheim Peppers feature a team of mouthwatering ingredients that come together to make this dish a winner.
Grilled Swordfish Kabobs with Peanut-Chili Sambal: Sambal is an Indonesian chili sauce made from a mix of peppers and other ingredients. It also makes a great enhancer for your swordfish kabobs! If you’re a fan of big flavor you’ll love this recipe.
Roast Beef & Gorgonzola White Pizza: Pizza is a dinnertime staple, and this Roast Beef & Gorgonzola White Pizza definitely makes for an adventurous slice. We love pretty much anything on a pizza, but this is one of our favorites!
Don’t stress over an extra day of dinner preparation in 2020. Give one of these tasty recipes a try, or check out a wide variety of others on our recipes page. After all, nothing says “step out of your normal comfort zone” more than a 366 day year!
Step 1: Pick an entrée from our menu
Step 2: Select the ingredients
Step 3: Follow our simple cooking instructions & serve!Chefs’ Menu offers a wide variety of protein options and flavors. Choose from chicken, beef, pork or seafood entrees. Pick-up a brochure and select one of the recipes inside, or mix & match sauces and sides to make a custom meal of your choice! Each entree serves 3-4. Click here to learn more about Chefs’ Menu and view recipes! Happy Thanksgiving! From Our Family to Yours! Thanksgiving is a wonderful time of year to get together with your family, friends and loved ones. As you gather to celebrate what makes you truly thankful, Price Chopper & Market 32 want to make it easier for you to prepare and enjoy your Thanksgiving dinner! Let us help you with tips, recipes and party planning options so you can focus on what makes you thankful (and not stressed!). THANKSGIVING DINNER PLANNING The Weekend Before:
- You’ll need to decide what you’re preparing, and let others know if you’d like them to bring a dish!
- Assigning dishes ahead of time allows for family members to know what they are expected to bring. And if you don’t need them to bring anything, you can suggest something like delicious PICS Sparkling Juice. For the kids, it makes them feel like an adult, and for the adults…well, it also makes for a great mixer!
- Develop your shopping list. You can do this right on pricechopper.com!
- Shop for items that can be purchased ahead of time.
- Stock your pantry with canned goods and non-perishable items.
- Extra napkins, cups or even silverware is a good idea, just in case!
- Prepare and freeze anything that can be made in advance.
- Grab any type of party game for a fun family activity (board games, Jenga, or cards)!
- Now is the time to purchase any of your fresh items!
- Make sure you leave enough time to thaw your turkey, if you’re buying a frozen one. More tips on that here!
- Set your table and serving areas
- You can set your table, including your utensils ahead of time
- Set up your beverage area
- Measure out any non-perishable ingredients for recipes, cover and set aside in order to make the next day of cooking easier!
- Click here to view our We Know Turkey Guide
- This handy brochure has information about appropriate roasting times for the size of your turkey. Be sure to include 30-45 minutes rest time when calculating.
- Make up a “menu” and set it in a place where everyone who is helping to cook can see. That way, no food gets left off the table and you don’t have to worry about forgetting anything!
- Remove the turkey from refrigerator, unwrap and remove the giblets. If you are using the giblets for anything, make sure you set them aside.
- Wash turkey and place in roasting pan. Refrigerate until ready to roast.
- Pick up any prepared food
- Peel and cut potatoes. Cover with cold water until ready to cook.
- Prepare stuffing
- Cook giblets if using
- Plate condiments such as cranberry sauce, olives, carrots, celery and pickles
- Add any finishing touches to make-ahead recipes
- Remove turkey from oven and allow to rest
- Place stuffing in oven to bake (unless stuffed in turkey)
- Drain potatoes, add salt and fresh water. Cook, drain and mash. Place in ovenproof casserole dish and keep warm in oven
- Make gravy
- Carve turkey
- Bake rolls (according to instructions)
- Pour beverages
- Place condiments on table
- Add any finishing touches to side dishes
- Light candles