Monday, October 3, 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 quick & easy meals:

Meatloaf, Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans, Rolls, & Brownies
Use:  The Real Big Deal

Red Beans & Rice and Cabbage w/Sausage
Use:  Zatarain's Rice & Beans x 2, Cabbage x 1lb, John Morrell

Stuffed Peppers &  Salad
Use:  Green Peppers x 4, Hamburger Helper,  Fresh Express Salad

Pizza Hoagies & Mixed Vegetables
Use:  Brookshire's Hot Dog Buns, Hunt's Spaghetti Sauce, Hormel Pepperoni, , Food Club Cheese, Food Club Steamin' Easy Vegetables x 2

Chicken Enchiladas, Yellow Rice, Pinto Beans
Use:  Pilgrim's Pride Chicken Thighs x 4lbs. (use 2lbs. save rest), Zatarain's Yellow Rice Mix x 2, Bush's Best Pinto Beans x 2, Mi Casa Tortillas, Food Club Enchilada Sauce, leftover Food Club Cheese

Chicken Stir Fry
Use:  Leftover Chicken from earlier, Asian Helper x 2, Stir Fry Mix Food Club Frozen Vegetables x 2

Tuna Alfredo
Use:  Chicken of the Sea Tuna, Tuna Helper x 2, Food Club Frozen Broccoli Steamin' Easy x 2

That's seven meals for a total of around $45.54 without using coupons, or $6.51 per meal or $1.63 per person per meal.

If you are using coupons, your total is more like $39.21 or $5.60 per meal or $1.40 per person per meal.

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