Thursday, September 8, 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.

The B1G1 deals make it a great week for stocking up!
This week you could feed your family several "double duty" meals:

Breakfast for Supper using the Real Big Deal
Use:  The Real Big Deal but only use 8 sausage patties and half of the pancake mix

Oven Pancake & Hashbrowns
Use:  Leftover pancake mix & 8 sausage patties (fry sausage then place in a 9x13 pan and pour over mix) and Simply Potatoes Hashbrowns

Sausage Sandwiches & Home Fries
Use:  Leftover Sausage, Mrs. Baird's Bread, Simply Potatoes Home Fries

Red Beans & Rice w/Cabbage & Sausage
Use:  Zatarain's Red Beans & Rice x 2, 2lb. cabbage, Eckrich Sausage

Roasted Tomato & Feta Pasta
Use:  Nature's Sweet Tomatoes, President Feta, Skinner's Pasta (roast the tomatoes while the pasta is cooking, toss tomatoes, with olive oil and Greek seasoning or oregano, crumble feta over the top)

Pasta Carbonara 
Use:  John Morell Bacon, leftover pasta, leftover tomatoes, Food Club Half & Half

Bacon Wrapped Chicken and Creamed Corn
Use:  Leftover bacon, Pilgrim's Pride Chicken Breasts 2lb., and Del Monte Creamed Corn x 2

Doritos Chicken & Yellow Rice
Use:  Leftover Chicken, Doritos, Food Club Picante Sauce, Food Club Cheese, Tony Chachere's Yellow Rice Mix x 2)

Roast, Rice, & Gravy w/Green Beans
Use:  Boneless Rump Roast 2.5lb., Tony Chachere's or Zatarain's Wild Rice Mix x 2, Del Monte Green Beans x 2, Food Club Gravy Mix

Beef Stew
Use:  Leftover Roast, Harvest Club Yellow Onions, Red Gold Tomatoes, Del Monte Peas, Leftover Green Beans

Tomato Soup & Grilled Cheese
Use:  Red Gold Tomatoes x 2, Leftover Mrs. Baird's Bread, Leftover Food Club Cheese, Leftover Onions

French Onion Soup w/ Crackers
Use:  Leftover Beef Broth, Leftover Onions, Food Club Saltines

Shredded Beef Nachos
Use:  Leftover Roast, Leftover Doritos, Leftover Food Club Cheese, Leftover Food Club Picante Sauce

Creamy Crab Casserole and Tomato & Mushroom Salad
Use:  Leftover Food Club Saltines, Hatch Diced Tomatoes, Leftover Food Club Half & Half, Crab Smart Natural Flakes, Hot House Grown Tomatoes 1lb., Whole White Mushrooms

Fish Pie & Peas
Use:  Sea Best Tilapia, Leftover Crab Smart Natural Flakes, Leftover Food Club Half & Half, Del Monte Peas x 2, Leftover Saltines

BBQ Beef Sandwiches w/Chips & Salsa
Use:  Leftover Beef Roast, Leftover Mrs. Baird's Bread, Leftover Doritos, Leftover Food Club Salsa

Pizza & Grapes
Use:  Red Baron Pizza x 2 and Grapes x 2lb.

Lasagna & Salad
Use:  Banquet Family Sized Entree & Fresh Express Salad

Chicken Broccoli Rice & Salad
Use:  Banquet Family Sized Entree & Leftover Fresh Express Salad

Baked Tilapia & Slaw
Use:  Leftover Sea Best Tilapia, Cabbage 2lbs.

Ham & Cheese Crepes
Use:  Farmland Boneless Cubed Ham, Leftover Cheese, Bisquick Shake & Pour (thinned down to make crepes)

Breakfast Casserole
Use:  Leftover Ham, Leftover Bread, Leftover Cheese, Leftover Hatch Tomatoes

That is a whopping 22 meals for around $109.95 if you are not using coupons.  Or $5 per meal or $1.25 per person per meal.

If you are using coupons then the numbers are more like $103.83 or $4.72 per meal or $1.18 per person per meal.

And you will still have leftovers!

2 comments:

  1. SO glad I found your blog! I live in Longview and am switching over to brookshire's from kroger after all of their crazy coupon policy changes. Love the menu plan!

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  2. Well Ms. Sara, I'm glad you found your way here too. :) Glad you like the menu plan and thanks for stopping by!

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