Thursday, June 16, 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. Generally, the cost of the whole meal will be less than or equal to the tip you leave at a restaurant.
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 bunch of meals with little oven time:

Pizza & Cantaloupe
Use:  Red Baron's pizza x 2 and a cantaloupe

Pizza Pasta & Grapes
Use:  Ragu & Barilla Deal, Hormel Pepperoni, Red Seedless Grapes x 2lb.

Sausage w/Mustard Apricot Glaze and Beans
Use:  Eckrich Sausage Links, Jumex apricot nectar, & Campbell's Pork & Beans x 2, Food Club Mustard
 
Grilled Marinated Chicken & Corn on the Cob
Use:  Pilgrim's Family Pack Chicken Thighs x 5lbs. (grill it all but use 3lbs. & save 2 lbs. for later), Shedd Spread, Food Club Corn from Shedd Spread deal, Wish-Bone dressing
 
Sandwiches & Blueberries
Use:  Bread, Mayo, & Lunchmeat from Hellmann's deal and Blueberries
 
Fruity Grilled Chicken Salad
Use:  Chicken from earlier, Fresh Express Salad, Mango, Wish-Bone dressing and croutons from Wish-Bone deal
 
Sausage Sandwiches & Broiled Oranges
Use: Eckrich Sausage, Bread from Hellmann's Deal, Food Club BBQ Sauce, and 3lb. bag Valencia Oranges
 
Tuna Pasta & Orange Slices
Use:  Food Club Tuna & Skinner's Pasta and oranges from earlier
 
Pick Your Own Frozen Meal
Use:  Michelina's meals x 4
 
That's nine meals for around $52.39 without coupons.  That's $5.82 per meal or $1.46 per person per meal.
If you are using coupons then your totals look more like $46.72 or $5.19 per meal or $1.30 per person per meal.

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