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    This month we're celebrating the benefits of sharing meals together by providing easy and affordable dinner ideas—whether you make them yourself or pick up something from our deli. The most important part is spending time together, so don't stress about the details!

    In partnership with the FMI Foundation, Cub recognizes the importance of family meals in a child's development. Regularly sitting down and eating together allows families to grow stronger and feel more connected. These types of bonds can positively impact the health and wellness of kids in many ways, including higher grades, less anxiety and healthier eating habits. Here's to enjoying more family meals together! 


Meatloaf Dinner, Three Ways

Make it healthy: Meatloaf and a salad

 

Our made-fresh-daily meatloaf is a great start to any dinner. Pair with a salad kit (located in our produce department!) for an easy meal that you can feel good about serving your family.

 

Make it comforting: Meatloaf and mashed potatoes

 

Start with premade meatloaf in one of our three tasty flavors (beef & onion, sundried tomato or Italian seasoned), then pair with instant mashed potatoes for a comforting meal in just minutes.

 

Make it a sandwich: Meatloaf sandwich on Hawaiian sweet roll

 

Leftover meatloaf makes a tasty comeback when reimagined as a sandwich! Slice cold or warmed meatloaf and serve between two sweet buns with toppings like cheese, sautéed peppers and red onions.

 

Three Twists on Taco Night

Make it a bowl: Taco salad

 

Tacos are just as tasty as they are messy—make cleanup easier by assembling everything in a bowl! Start with chips or broken taco shells, then add meat (try spicy chorizo sausage for an added kick), shredded cheese, beans, salsa and whatever else your tastebuds desire.

 

Make it a soup: Tortilla chicken soup

 

With the weather cooling down, it's the perfect time to warm up with a bowl of cozy soup. Your family will love this traditional tortilla soup, or if you're serving a meat-free crowd, try an easy taco soup with a substitution of faux meat in place of the ground beef.

 

Make it family-style: Nachos

 

This Taco Tuesday, why not gather the family around a big platter of nachos? In a large pan (pro tip: line with aluminum foil for easy cleanup), add tortilla chips and all the appropriate fixin's, then warm up in the oven until your cheese is good and melty. 

 

 

Need dinner in a jiffy? Cub's got you covered.

 

Stop by our deli and bakery department to pick up mains, sides, desserts and anything else you might be craving for dinner, like juicy rotisserie chicken, mashed potatoes and housemade salads.

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Beef Chuck Roast, Three Ways

Make it easy: Beef stroganoff

 

Served over a bed of egg noodles, beef stroganoff is a hands-off dinner that your family will want to get their hands on! Cook your chuck roast low and slow in a slow-cooker while you're at work so it's nice and tender by dinnertime.

 

Make it a sandwich: Italian beef sandwich

 

To make juicy Italian beef sandwiches, combine roast in a slow-cooker with sliced onion, a packet of Italian seasoningpepperoncini peppers (with a few splashes of the juice added) and a couple cups of beef broth. Cook on high for 5 hours, shred, then serve on a bun with white cheese.

 

Make it traditional: Chuck roast

 

Dinners together don't have to be fussy or complicated—what matters most is that time is enjoyed together as a family. Our chuck roast hits the spot when slow-cooked along side earthy potatoes and hearty carrots. 

 

Three Takes on Italian Night

Make it classic: Spaghetti & Meatballs

 

No other dinner is quite as much fun for kids to eat as classic spaghetti and meatballs. Stop by your local Cub to pick up everything you need from pasta sauce to Italian parmesan cheese, then pair with a salad for a complete feast.

 

Make it mini: Meatball sliders

 

Everything tastes better when it's tiny, and these meatball sliders are no exception to that rule! Heat meatballs and marinara sauce, then serve in a mini bun with melty cheese.

 

 

Make it a soup: Meatball soup

 

This Italian-night twist falls somewhere between the realm of pasta and soup, making it a hearty dish your family will happily slurp down. Plus, this meatball soup can be ready and on the table in just half an hour!

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