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 Independence Day type foods:

Salad Sampler: Potato Salad, Pasta Salad, Fruit Salad (14.49)(12.59)
Use: 5lb. Russett Potatoes, Kraft Mayo, French's Mustard, Food Club Relish, Suddenly Salad, Mango, Blueberries, & Strawberries
(Use leftover salads to flesh out other meals)

BBQ Sandwiches and Corn on the Cob (5.99)(5.24)
Use:  Lloyd's BBQ, Brookshire's Buns, corn x 4

Hot Dogs & Chips (6.98)(6.48)
Use:  Oscar Mayer Wieners, Brookshire's Buns, Lay's Potato Chips

Baked Potato Soup and Garlic Toast (2)(1)
Use:  leftover potatoes, leftover cheese, New York Texas Garlic Toast

Baked Potatoes & Broccoli (10.49)
Use: 5lb. Russett Potatoes, Pictsweet broccoli x 2, Food Club 2lb. Cheese

Sausage & Potatoes and Greens (3.88)
Use:  Hillshire Farm Sausage, leftover potatoes, and Pictsweet Greens x 2

Chicken Fajitas (9.68)(8.68)
Use:  John Soules Fajita Meat, Mi Casa Flour Tortillas, and Chipotle Ranch Suddenly Salad x 2

Southwest Chicken Pasta Salad (2.30)(1.30)
Use:  Classic Suddenly Salad x 2, leftover fajita chicken, one ear of corn stripped

Potato & Sausage Tacos with Mixed Veggies (4.79)(3.74)
Use:  Owens Sausage, leftover Potatoes, leftover tortillas, & PictSweet Mixed Veg x 2

That's a total of 9 meals for around $60.60 without coupons or about $53.40 with coupons.
That breaks down to $6.73 per meal or $1.68 per person per meal without coupons
and $5.93 per meal or $1.48 per person per meal with coupons.