This past weekend was one of the hottest of the summer, so far. According to my weather app, temperatures will be nearing 110 degrees this week, just in time for the 4th of July holiday!
Most people like to barbecue for the holiday, but with temperatures like that we just have to find some alternatives. Who wants to stand in the fiery heat over an open flame for hours? Not I, and definitely not my husband! So when I found out Save Mart Supermarket was having my favorite sale going on with their meat, I decided I just had to go! I’ve posted about this sale before, and I love that it always inspires me to think of creative and new recipes with these great deals!
In addition to this awesome sale, Save Mart is also having a fun promotion! They are giving away a Big Green Egg Grill every day in the Explore the Grill promo they have partnered with Pepsi for. This is perfect for those days when you aren’t escaping the heat, I have to admit, I need a new grill too! Go check out the promotion and enter to win!
In all honesty, I wanted to get a little of everything with this sale. There’s no limit to how many items you can purchase, and as a food blogger it’s always good to have a variety of different meats on hand. However, both of my refrigerators and freezers are pretty full, so I had to limit myself this time. Thankfully the sale is going on until July 9th, so I can go back and stock up some more in a few days!
When sales like this happen, I tend to get a bit overzealous and want to create a fabulous and huge spread for my large family (remember, I have seven hungry mouths to feed – three of which are teenagers!) with leftovers throughout the week for us and that Big G can take to work. That’s a lot of cooking! I bought two of everything, and decided to make a pasta side dish with the prawns, consisting of linguine, herbs and cheese and a little lemon butter sauce topped with garlic lemon butter sauteed prawns. In addition, I made my roasted artichokes and then finished it off with a delicious Philly Cheesesteak Sandwich with a Spicy Mayo sauce. The sandwich had a slight twist to it, in addition to the spicy mayo I used Pepper Jack cheese! It was so good!
Philly Cheesesteak Sandwich Ingredients:
- 2 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil, divided
- 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
- 1 large white or yellow onion, sliced thinly
- 1 cup sliced mushrooms
- 1 large green bell pepper, sliced
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon dry oregano
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 2 pounds sirloin steak, sliced into thin strips
- tons of pepperjack and mozzarella cheese
- french bread rolls, toasted
- 3 tablespoons mayonnaise
- 1/2 teaspoon ground pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon garlic salt
- 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
Also, check out my Google+ album for more photos showing my Save Mart shopping trip!