Show Your Love and Save Time This Mother’s Day

It’s hard to find the perfect gift for Mom. How can we ever repay her for raising us? You don’t have to overdo it with extravagant gifts, although she probably wouldn’t mind.   Take a trip to Sea Mart and find everything you need to show your gratitude and make an impression.

You could even win one of three perfectly prepared Silver Basin gift baskets! Drawing to be held Sat. May 12th, at noon. Just fill out the bottom portion of your receipt and drop in the lock box at the Customer Service desk. Participants need not be present to win.

Here is a quick list for those last-minute shoppers who are short on time. Don’t fret, even if you don’t win one of the Silver Basin gift baskets, you still have time to find the right surprise for Mom at Sea Mart.

The Mother’s Day Shopping List:

  • Start Mom’s day with an easy-going breakfast; Freshly cut fruit from our Produce Department or go the extra mile and grab some oranges to make fresh squeezed OJ!
  • Follow your nose to our bakery where our friendly staff will help you choose the right assortment of sweet pastries and artisan breads.
  • Find the perfect main dish for mom’s decadent morning. We have delicious options, including organic. Consider the traditional eggs and bacon or show off your culinary skills with a yummy hash recipe (below).
  • We have floral bouquets that will delight Mom.
  • If Mom enjoys a Mimosa with brunch, stop by Watson Point for some bubbly.

 

Preparation:

If possible, serve breakfast in bed with a tray. Place a few flowers on the tray or in a small vase, to really make an impact. Short on time? Go to Mom’s house with everything already prepared – just reheat if necessary and serve. For that extra “wow” factor, use decorative napkins or linens and display your floral arrangement in a vase or mason jar. Pro tip: if there are enough flowers, you can divide them into multiple jars and scatter around the house.

 

 

Quick and Yummy Mother’s Day Hash Recipe:

Treat Mom to this comforting classic for breakfast or brunch. Try using a cast iron skillet, if possible, for a nice brown on your potatoes. 

Serve with eggs or your favorite protein.

Ingredients
  • 2-3 slices Thick Cut Bacon, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons Butter
  • 2 large Yukon Gold Potatoes, diced
  • 1 teaspoon Thyme, dried or fresh
  • 1/4 teaspoon Smoked Paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon Kosher Salt and Ground Black Pepper
  • 4 whole Eggs

Instructions:

To find the full recipe click here

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Tailgating Done Yummy!

When people ask “are you ready for football?” we all know they are really talking about the food. Tailgating has become somewhat of an art form full of delicious treats. So whether you stay at home, go to your family or friends, or hit the road for mid-field viewing, you’ll start the season off right with these tasty recipes!

Chunky Tomato Salsa (makes 1 bowl of salsa)

Ingredients:
1 clove of garlic, very finely chopped
1 medium onion, very finely chopped
3 large tomatoes, very finely chopped
1 lime, juiced
1 tbsp chopped fresh coriander (sub 1 tsp of dried coriander)
½ tsp chili powder
3 pinches of salt & pepper
½ tsp cumin

Instructions:
Get the instructions here

Tip: For best results, leave for 30 minutes to marinate

Prep time: 15 min, Marinating time: 30 min, Ready: 45 min

Buffalo Chicken Dip

Ingredients: 
2 (10 oz) cans chunk chicken, drained
2 (8 oz) packages cream cheese, softened
1 cup Ranch dressing
¾ cup pepper sauce (such as FRANK’S Red Hot®)
1-1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
1 bunch of celery, cleaned and cut into 4” pieces
1 (8 oz) box crackers

Instructions:
Get the instructions here

Tip: Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly and make clean-up easier.

Prep time: 5 min, Cook time: 40 min, Ready: 45 min

Simple Turkey Chili

Ingredients: 
1-1/2 tsp olive oil
1 lb ground turkey
1 onion, chopped
2 cups water
1 (28 oz) can crushed tomatoes
1 (16 oz) can kidney beans – drained, rinsed, and mashed
1 tbsp garlic, minced
2 tbsp chili powder
½ tsp paprika
½ tsp dried oregano
½ tsp ground cayenne pepper
½ tsp ground cumin
½ tsp salt
½ tsp ground black pepper

Instructions:
Get the instructions here

Prep time: 15 min, Cook time: 45 min, Ready: 1 hour

Chocolate Scotcheroos 

Ingredients: 
1 cup light corn syrup
1 cup sugar
1 cup creamy peanut butter
6 cups crispy rice cereal
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 cup butterscotch chips

Instructions:
Get instructions here

Tip: Before measuring the corn syrup, coat your measuring cup with cooking spray–the syrup will pour easily out of the cup.

Prep time:  20 min, Cook time: 10 min, Ready: 1 hour 15 minutes

Spring Veggies

Spring Veggie Crock Pot Recipe

 

Spring Veggies

Spring is feeling within reach these days and with it comes fresh veggies. Since there is still a bit of a chill in the air, we thought there was no better way to stock up on healthy veggies with a fresh spring inspired crock pot.

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb Chicken breast, raw skinless boneless
  • 1 bunch Asparagus
  • 1 tsp Basil, dried
  • 2 cups Carrots
  • 4 cloves Garlic
  • 3 cups Peas, fresh or frozen
  • 7 cups Chicken broth, low-sodium organic
  • 1 tbsp Lemon juice, fresh
  • 6 tsp Pesto sauce, prepared
  • 1 1/2 cups Quinoa, dry
  • 1 Sea salt
  • 2 tsp Olive oil
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, grated

Directions:

Place all ingredients in your crock pot and cook on low for 6-8 hours. Serve hot with fresh bread and enjoy!

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Captain Sea Mart’s Favorite St. Patrick’s Day Treats

We’ve all read Dr. Seuss’ Green Eggs and Ham book and we’ve already probably experienced our kids turning their noses up at green food. Getting picky eaters to try new things isn’t always enjoyable, but with the following recipes we think we can help make your St. Patrick’s Day a little more fun for the whole family!

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Leprechaun Popcorn

Ingredients:

1 bag microwave popcorn
½ white chocolate candy melts
1 jar St. Patrick’s Day sprinkles
1 pack of mint M&Ms
Green food coloring

Directions:

While your popcorn is popping, melt the white chocolate candy melts and add a few drops of green food coloring to turn it to your desired green. Drizzle the chocolate coating over the popcorn, add sprinkles, M&Ms and mix together. Serve in your favorite bowl and feast during a movie.

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Lucky Charms Rice Krispies Treats

Ingredients:

1/3 C of butter
4 C marshmallows
5 C Rise Krispie cereal
½ tsp. vanilla extract
Green food coloring
¾ C mint M&Ms or Lucky Charms marshmallows

Directions:

Melt the butter over low heat and add the marshmallows. Stir them until they are well melted then add your vanilla and food coloring. Remove from heat and add the cereal until the mixture is well combined. Add M&Ms or Lucky Charms marshmallows and combine until they are evenly distributed. Allow to cool and harden. Cut with a sharp nice and serve!

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St. Patrick’s Day Cookies

Ingredients:

Your favorite sugar cookie dough
Green food coloring
Vanilla frosting
St. Patrick’s Day Sprinkles

Directions:

Add green food coloring to your favorite sugar cookie dough and mix until evenly distributed. Bake according to the package directions and allow them to cool. Top with vanilla frosting and sprinkles. Eat up and enjoy every bite!

For a more traditional alternative, make the frosting green instead of the dough – this recipe works well both ways.

Not feeling the green?

For the adults in your home, we recommend swinging by Watson Point Liquor and trying some beers you don’t traditionally drink. We love stouts and reds this time of year and they can make some great suggestions at the store too. The crew at Watson Point Liquor can also help with beer pairings for your party that all your friends will enjoy.

What are some of your favorite treats and brews to enjoy on the holiday? Share them in the comments below.

From our whole crew, have a safe and Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Homemade Dog Treats

Yummy Dog Treats

Homemade Dog Treats

Easy Homemade Dog Treats

Ingredients:

  • 2-1/2 c. whole wheat flour
  • ¾ c. nonfat dry milk powder
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • ½ c. vegetable oil
  • 2 cubes beef bouillon
  • ¾ c. boiling waters
  • 2 tbs. brown sugar

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees F. Lightly grease one cookie sheet.
  2. Dissolve bouillon cubes in boiling water and allow to cool.
  3. Combine the flour, dry milk, egg, oil, beef broth and brown sugar. Mix well and knead dough for 1 minute.
  4. On a floured surface roll out dough to about 1/4 inch thickness. Cut out bones and place on cookie sheet.
  5. Bake for 30 minutes and allow to cool.
  6. Treat your best friend, no tricks required.