Friday, September 2, 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 would 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: 

Jambalaya & Cabbage Slaw
Use:  Zatarain's Jambalaya Mix x 2, Fresh Express Cole Slaw Mix, Kraft Mayo, Eckrich Sausage

Hot Dogs, Chips, & Grapes
Use:  Ball Park Franks, Food Club Buns, Food Club Relish, French's Mustard, Food Club Ketchup, Food Club Kettle Chips, 1lb. red seedless grapes

Fried Chicken, Mashed Potatoes and Gravy & Green Beans
Use:  Deli Fried Chicken, 5lb. bag Russet Potatoes, Steamfresh Frozen Veg x 2, Food Club Gravy Mix

Fish n' Chips, & Peas
Use:  Sea Best Fish Fillets, leftover potatoes to make fries, Steamfresh Frozen Peas x 2, leftover ketchup

Shrimp Etouffee and Wedge Salad
Use:  Medium Gulf Shrimp x 2lbs (use 1lb.), Zatarain's Etouffee Box Mix x 2, Iceberg Lettuce, leftover Kraft Mayo

Spicy Tomato Soup
Use:  Food Club Canned Tomatoes & La Victoria Salsa

Shrimp Stir Fry
Use:  leftover Shrimp, Birds Eye Steamfresh California Mixed Veg, Steamfresh Rice & Veg Mix x 2,

Mac & Cheese, Broccoli, & Cantaloupe
Use:  Food Club Mac & Cheese Mix x 2, Steamfresh Broccoli x 2, Large Cantaloupe

That's 8 meals for a total of around $60.74 without coupons or $7.59 per meal or $1.90 per person per meal.
If you are using coupons, your total will look more like $54.80 or $6.85 per meal or $1.71 per person per meal.

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