Grocery Life October 28, 2014

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pumpkin display We still have some carving pumpkins

Grocery Life October 28, 2014

By Tom Butler

Good afternoon from Butler and Bailey Market. I hope everyone has had a good start to the week. The weather continues to be beautiful but that looks like it will change starting tomorrow.

We had a great weekend of business at the store. Great weather and a Saturday night Alabama game is the perfect recipe for our business. Sunday business was surprisingly good considering the tough loss.

Our new two week ad came out Sunday. You can view it by clicking here. My favorites in this ad would be the flank steak, tilapia fillets, and Erica loves sea scallops so I will include those.

We prepare the tilapia and scallops by sautéing them in a skillet with olive oil. We season both of them with Greek seasoning. The flank steak we marinate for a couple of hours in soy sauce or allegro meat marinade and cook on the grill. We then slice it thinly across the grain and serve it with rice or on a green salad.

One thing in the ad I have not cooked before is the eye of round roast. I think I will try cooking one this weekend. I am not sure how I am going to do it so I need to start my research. I will let you know what happens.

On a sad note, we have received our last shipment of Grainger county tomatoes for the year. We have enough to last us another day or two so you might want to buy a few extra.

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grainger tomatoes Get them while they last

 

We have used the same farmer for these tomatoes since we started here twenty-four years ago. I really like doing business with him. He sells to many of the chain stores but has continued to treat us like we are his most important customer. Another interesting thing he does is collect what we owe him once a year. I don’t know why he does this. Everyone else we buy from wants to be paid weekly. I guess he figures the work isn’t done until his last crop is gone. Or maybe that’s just how they do things in Grainger County. I like this setup until about now. Now I have to come up with over thirty thousand dollars to pay him.

I finally heard back from Getty Images. Based on what their latest letter said, they didn’t like the letter I sent them. I guess they opened my letter and when a check didn’t fall out they felt compelled to write back. I guess I will have to talk to my legal department (brother) again. I like doing business with my Grainger County farmer a lot better. One more reason to deal locally.

Not long ago I wrote about my two little friends, Garrett and Hugo. These two little boys are both fighting tough diseases. I got to go to Garrett’s sixth birthday party a few days ago and he seems to be doing great. Hugo continues to get great reports in his fight with cancer, with his latest report being the best.

You can find out more about these boys here.

https://www.facebook.com/gohugocanada 

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gohugo playing Hugo getting to play with sister at the park.

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Guardians-for-Garrett/678370925548660 

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garrett 6 birthday Garrett enjoying his 6th birthday

 

They both continue to be in our thoughts and prayers and I hope you will add them to your list if you haven’t already.

Have a great week!

Thanks for letting us be a part of your community,

Tom Butler

Respond to:tom.butler44@gmail.com

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Butler and Bailey Market

7513 Northshore Dr.

Knoxville, TN 37919

(865)691-8881

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