Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Menu Ideas From the Brookshire's Ad

A meal plan is a great way to save money and not waste food.

I want to show you that as long as you are intentional in your shopping and cooking, you will save money on your grocery bill regardless if you use coupons or not.

These menu ideas are based on a family of 4 and taken directly from the Brookshire's circulars.

This week you could feed your family a little something different:

Chicken Satay over Rice with Quick Pickled Cucumbers
Use:  Peter Pan Peanut Butter & Some Chicken from The Real Big Deal, and Cucumbers x 2

Sausage & Potatoes w/Green Beans
Use:  Brookshire's Sausage, Potatoes from The Real Big Deal, and Food Club Frozen Green Beans x 2

Baked Potatoes & Cantaloupe Soup
Use:  Potatoes from The Real Big Deal, Cantaloupes x 2, & Cucumber

Egg Cups (Recipe Below) & Home Fries
Use:  Egg Beaters Southwest Flavor, 5lb. bag Russet Potatoes, Oscar Mayer Deli Fresh Meat

Beans on Toast (a British Staple) with Mixed Veggies
Use:  Food Club Beans from The Real Big Deal, Brookshire's White Bread, Food Club Frozen Mixed Vegetables x 2

Pasta & Sauce
Use:  Food Club Pasta Sauce x 2 and Skinner Pasta x 2 and Fresh Express Salad

Pizza & Salad 
Use:  Red Baron Pizza x 2 & leftover Fresh Express Salad

Hot Dogs & Chips
Use:  Hebrew National Hot Dogs, Brookshire's Buns, & Lay's Kettle Chips

BBQ Sandwiches & Pasta Salad
Use:  Curly's BBQ, Brookshire's Buns, Suddenly Salad from The Real Big Deal

Total for 9 meals w/o coupons about $57.41
$6.38 per meal
$1.59 per person per meal

Total for 9 meals w/coupons around $51.41
$5.71 per meal
$1.43 per person per meal

Egg Cups

Eggs, scrambled or Egg Beaters
Lunch Meat, cut to fit
Cheese (optional)

Spray muffin tin with non-stick spray.  Place a piece of lunch meat in the muffin cup.  Pour eggs into meat lined cup about halfway.  Sprinkle cheese on top (optional.)  Bake at 350F for 20 minutes or until set.

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