Thursday, September 22, 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 some interesting things as well as family favorites:

Chicken Satay over Rice
Use:  Pilgrim's Pride Chicken Thighs x 3lbs., Peter Pan Peanut Butter (recipe inspiration here or here)

Taquitos & Ranch Style Beans
Use:  Jose Ole Taquitos, Ranch Style Beans x 2

BBQ, Mashed Potatoes, & Green Beans with Brownies
Use:  The Real Big Deal

Beef & Butternut Squash Stew w/Rolls
Use:   Rolls from Real Big Deal, Butternut Squash x 1lb., Boneless Rump Roast x 2lbs.

Pizza & Fruit Bowls
Use:  Tombstone x 2, Dole Fruit Bowls

Jacket (Baked) Potatoes & Baked Beans (it's an English thing)
Use:  5lb. bag Russet Potatoes, Van Camp's Baked Beans x 2

Pasta & Peas
Use:  Michelina's Entrees x 4, Food Club Peas x 2

Southwest Chicken Mac & Cheese with Steamed Veggies
Use:  Valu Time Mac n' Cheese x 3, Pace Picante Sauce, Sweet Sue Chunk White Chicken x 2, PictSweet Veggies x 2

African Peanut Soup  (recipe inspiration here)
Use:  Leftover Peanut Butter, Sweet Potatoes x 2lb., Sweet Sue Chicken x 2, Red Gold Tomatoes x 2

Stuffed Peppers and Sugar & Spice Acorn Squash
Use:  Leftovers from almost any of the above can be turned into a stuffing for the peppers, Peppers x 4, Acorn Squash x 2 (1lb. each)

BBQ Pie & Roasted Potatoes
Use:  Lloyd's BBQ, Food Club Cornbread Mix, Leftover Potatoes

That is 11 meals for around $62.44 or $5.68 per meal or $1.42 per person per meal without coupons.
If you are using coupons then it will be more like $53.93 or $4.90 per meal or $1.23 per person per meal. 

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