Monday, August 15, 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 lots of chicken dishes:

Roasted Chicken, with Corn, and Peas
Use:  Pilgrim's Pride Whole Chicken (4lb.), Food Club Canned Corn x 2, & Food Club Canned Peas x 2 (save leftover chicken for later and make stock from the carcass )

Southwestern Chicken Pasta and Fruit Salad
Use:  leftover chicken from above, Food Club Mac & Cheese Dinner x 2, Red Gold Tomatoes w/Chillies, Plums (1lb.) Grapes (1lb.) and a Mango

Tuna & Broccoli Alfredo Pasta
Use:  Bumble Bee Tuna, Food Club Steamin' Easy Broccoli, Skinner Pasta, & Classico Alfredo Sauce (save about 1/3 of the jar for later)

Chicken Pot Pie & Fries
Use:  Food Club Flour (for crust and roux), stock (made from above carcass), Food Club Frozen Potatoes, Food Club Steamin' Easy Mixed Vegetables, Pilgrim's Pride Whole Chicken (4lb. cooked and deboned and stock made from carcass)

BBQ Chicken & Corn Pizza & Fruit
Use:  Food Club Flour (for crust), leftover Classico Alfredo Sauce, Tyson Grilled Chicken Strips, Food Club Canned Corn, Dole Fruit

Chicken Tater Tot Casserole & Green Beans
Use:  leftover chicken, Food Club Frozen Potatoes, Food Club Canned Corn, Food Club Canned Peas, Food Club Canned Green Beans x 2

Chicken Soup
Use:  Stock made earlier, leftover chicken and vegetables

That's 7 meals for around $32.58 without coupons or $4.65 per meal or $1.16 per person per meal.
If you are using coupons then your totals will look more like $30.58 or $4.37 per meal or $1.09 per person per meal! 

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