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After really reading the grocery store sales fliers on line instead of just skimming them, I started to notice seasonal sales patterns, especially around holidays,  especially industry holidays like Earth Day. When I shop seasonally,  I’m able to keep my family in fresh fruit and vegetables for less when nothing is growing locally yet.  Shopping the April seasonal store sales doesn’t just apply to food. Many household items only go on sale in April too. It is a good time to start looking for that perfect Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, or Graduation gift because the prices will be higher on those items in May and June. If you are a thrift or consignment sale shopper, April is the time to hit the stores! Thrift store donations increase in April when people start their Spring cleaning. For extra savings, pair the sale with a coupon from my  printable online coupon database  (affiliate link) because money saving coupons often follow national sales cycles too! April Seasonal

Dijon BBQ Sliders Recipe

Right now I am not a Lazy Chef but a Too Bummed to Cook on Blitzkrieg Chemo Nights Chef. The difference is that as a Lazy Chef, I don’t have time to cook majorly elaborate real food meal and as a TBtCoBCN Chef I just stare at the kitchen, hoping the food will prepare itself on Blitzkrieg’s chemotherapy days.

Then poof! A little happy email hit my mailbox with a Dijon-BBQ Sliders Recipe that solved the feeling too blah to make dinner dilemma. This recipe takes less than 30 minutes to make and is a different take on BBQ, which I appreciate. Husband is the BBQ King of our condo. I can take or leave most of it.

So I made it. Although I used leftover chicken Husband made for an earlier meal instead of the rotisserie chicken in the original recipe. I also shredded cabbage and carrots I had on hand instead of coleslaw mix.

It was good.

Dijon BBQ Sliders Recipe


You will need:

2 cups shredded rotisserie chicken (or shredded leftover chicken)
2 cups shredded coleslaw mix
4 tsp apple cider vinegar
2 tsp sugar
½ cup barbecue sauce
¼ cup Dijon mustard
¼ tsp black pepper
8 slider sized hamburger buns or dinner rolls split

Make it

1. Thoroughly mix the chicken, barbecue sauce, and Dijon mustard together in a saucepan.

 2. Warm the chicken mixture in the saucepan over low heat on the stove.

3. In a separate bowl, mix the vinegar, sugar and black pepper together until the sugar dissolves.  

4. Thoroughly mix the vinegar, sugar, and black pepper and coleslaw together and set aside.

5. Once the barbecue chicken is heated through, spoon the mixture onto the bottom half a roll, add a layer of coleslaw, and top it off the other half of the roll.

 TIP: If you like it hot, you can add your favorite hot sauce to the barbecue-mustard sauce. If you’re more a of Southwestern fan, park a slice of smoky bacon to your slider.

With this dinner saving recipe, I got a press release asking me to pass along that Sam’s Club is having a free Spring Taste of Sam’s Club tasting weekend from April 27 to 29, 2012. The event is open to both Sam’s Club members and non-members.

Since Sam’s sent me a recipe that helped me make a dinner from leftovers, I felt I should pay it forward and let you Sam’s fans know about their event.

Husband and I could use it as a cheap day date since those are off the table for awhile. This would be like a  date but with groceries on the side. We go wild and crazy on date night!

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PS: Sam's Club didn't pay me or bribe me with goodies to tell you about their event. I decided to help them out after not deleting a pitch like this like I often do and making the recipe because I was stuck with an idea for dinner. It was pretty good and I know some of you are Sam's shoppers and would like the info. There ya  go FTC, disclosed enough for ya?


Yum! This sounds wonderful and your picture looks amazing! Loving the homemade coleslaw - so much healthier without buckets of mayonnaise. :)
Lauren Huber said…
Just stopping over from 33shadesofgreen!
Looks delish!
Sarah said…
These look delicious! I am definitely going to make these! Coleslaw on any sandwich just sounds right! :) I would love for you to share this at my link party
Rachel said…
sounds delicious.

Thanks for linking up. I can only imagine that chemo nights take it out of you.
Sarah said…
Thanks for linking up at The Winthrop Chronicles!