Friday, June 24, 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 reasonably without any coupons at all:

Chicken Leg Quarters, Ranch Style Beans, & Corn
Use:  5lb. bag leg quarters, Ranch Style Beans x 2, Food Club Frozen Corn x 2

Tuna Melt & Broiled Tomatoes
Use:  StarKist Tuna, Food Club Cheese, Brookshire's Bread, 1 lb. Roma Tomatoes

Roast, Rice, Gravy, Green Peas
Use:  4lb. Roast, Food Club Rice, Food Club Frozen Peas, leftover Food Club Cheese

Dirty Rice, Black Eyed, Peas, & Cornbread
Use:  Smithfield Bacon, Tony Chachere's Dirty Rice Mix, Food Club Black Eyed Peas, & Jiffy Cornbread

Egg in a Frame, Pears, & Bacon
Use:  Food Club 18ct Eggs, leftover Bread, leftover Bacon, Pears x 2lbs.

Beans, Rice, & Cornbread
Use:  Food Club Pinto Beans, leftover Rice, leftover Bacon, Jiffy Cornbread Mix (you could also use any leftover corn in the batter)

Stuffed Peppers & Baked Beans
Use:  Colored Bell Peppers x 4, Van Camp's Baked Beans x 2, leftover Roast, Rice, & Gravy

Pot Pies & Fries
Use:  Valu Time Pot Pies x 4 & Valu Time French Fried Potatoes

Tuna & Broccoli Pasta
Use:  StarKist Tuna, Broccoli Crown, Barilla Pasta
 
That's nine meals for around $46.50 without coupons.  That's $5.17 per meal or $1.29 per person per meal.

2 comments:

  1. Love when i remember to look for this. Do you have specific recipes that you use or just favorite perference stuff?

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  2. Well Ms. Shay, although I love recipes, I am what one might describe as a "dump" cook. I dump stuff in and hope for the best. ;)

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