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 without hardly turning on the oven (and without many coupons):

Frozen Dinners
Use:  Banquet Meals x 4

BBQ Chicken, Ranch Style Beans, & Corn
Use:  Pilgrim's Drumsticks x 3lbs, Ranch Style Beans x 2, & Food Club Canned Corn x 2

Pizza & Pears
Use:  Tombstone Pizza x 2 and Pears x 4

Fried Chicken, Baked Beans, & Mixed Veggies
Use:  Brookshire's Fried Chicken 8pc., Van Camp's Pork & Beans x 2, Food Club Steamin' Easy Mixed Veg x 2

Hot Dogs & Plums,
Use:  Brookshire's Buns, Bar-S Franks, Plums x 2lbs

Beef Stir Fry
Use:  Tai Pei Entrees x 2

Pork Roast cooked in Pepsi*, Sauteed Apples, Green Beans
Use:  Hormel Pork Roast 4lbs., Apples 4lbs., Food Club Canned Green Beans x 2, Pepsi

Cuban Sandwiches & Chips & Hot Sauce
Use:  Leftover Pork Roast, Brookshire's Bread, Tostitos & Tostitos Hot Sauce from the Pepsi deal

Mango & Bacon Sandwiches & Peas
Use Butterball Bacon, leftover bread, Mango, Food Club Canned Peas x 2

Deluxe Nachos
Use:  Tyson Anytizers, leftover chips and hot sauce, Food Club Cheese

Beans on Toast & Cherries
Use:  Leftover Baked Beans on leftover bread and 1.5lbs Cherries

*In the circular, there was a coupon for $2 off when you buy a Pepsi, Tostitos, & Tostitos Salsa

That is 11 meals for around $65.39 without coupons.  That breaks down to $5.94 per meal or $1.49 per person per meal.
If you have coupons available to you, the totals would be more like $62.74 or $5.70 per meal or $1.43 per person per meal.