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Happy 4th of July!

Happy 4th of July everybody!


For most of the day, we are going to BBQ, relax, & celebrate! We usually go to the amazing show at Randolph Air Force Base, but we’ll be heading to the display at Lake Granbury. I wasn’t sure if we’d go there – especially after the tragic tornados tore through, but they are still putting on the show. I think it will help them experience a little normalcy and it brings in $$$ for the town – which I’m sure they could use! For a town of that size, their show is pretty darn good!  If anyone is also going, I suggest popping a squat next to Sonic, in the Wal-Mart parking lot, or near the bridge over the lake. I’ll update with some pics – if I’m able to, in a day or so.


Why I love HEB

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HEB Grocery owns serveral brands: H-E-B, Central Market(similar to Whole Foods), Hill Country Fare (HCF), Hill Country Essentials, EconoMax, H-E-Buddy, and the new store Joe V’s Smart Shop in Houston. Their food is sourced & manufactured locally (Texas & Mexico).  Some HEB Plus stores have: car washes, health food section (with raw nuts, seeds, herbs, organic products, etc), gas stations, “Backyard” (plants, chairs, BBQ pits, etc), electronics, bookstore, baby dept, deli, coffee shops, and a new one in San Antonio even has an auto repair shop! HEB is just freakin awesome! Their prices, products, & quality beat out almost all competitors.

In 1905, Florence B. opened the C.C.B Grocery Store in Kerrville, TX. She invests $60 in the business to get started. In 1920 Florence’s youngest son, Howard E.B. takes over the business.

HEB Unsweetened applesauce (apples are naturally sweet):


Compare it to Mott’s Applesauce which adds high fructose corn syrup:


HEB frozen veggies (they have a variety of these):

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HEB’s Central Market fresh baby spinach. I always freeze it (hence the condensation went I took it out to take a photo). By freezing it, it lasts as long as you need it to, you can grab a handful and crumble little pieces into any broth, soup, salad, eggs, etc.


Some HEB stores carry HEB’s very inexpensive brand called Economax. I paid $0.68 for this bag of veggies:

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Kale provides us with soooo many nutrients it’s amazing! I freeze Kale & crumble it into eggs, onto meat, etc…just like spinach:

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HEB has a variety of natural eggs. This is the one that I usually buy:


I love mushrooms! I like buying this product at HEB – you guessed it….I put it in the freezer so they last forever. Heat up some mushrooms & avocado, serve it with eggs or beef…yum! If you want diced mushrooms…I strongly suggest you chop them before you freeze them. It’s darn near impossible to cut these suckers when they are frozen! Same with whole ones.