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 ideas are taken directly from the Brookshire's circulars.

This week, I would go in a slightly different direction.  With this week's ad you could make lots of soups and freeze them for a quick dinner another night.  Or maybe during these 30 Days of giving, you could make some soup to take to a friend or neighbor. 

Also, this is the perfect week for stocking up on all of your holiday dessert supplies:

SOUPS (serve with French bread form the deli @ $.99 each, Food Club Cornbread @ $.33, Fresh Express Salad $2, and/or homemade quiche made w/large eggs $1.19doz., and Food Club Frozen Pie Crust 2ct $1.50)

Pumpkin Soup(.99+1.18+.49+1+.99+3) (.99+1.18+.49+.70+.99+2.5)
Use:  Food Club Pumpkin, Food Club Chicken Broth x 2, White Onion, Hunt's Stewed Tomatoes, Food Club Whipping Cream, Land O' Lakes Butter

Cheesy Vegetable Soup (1.18+1.18+2.50+.79+2.79)
Use:  Food Club Chicken Broth x 2, Food Club Cream of Chicken Soup x 2, Food Club Frozen Mixed Vegetables x 2, 1 Baking Size Potato, Sargento Cheese)

Crockpot Corn Chowder (.49+.59+.79+1.25+.75+2)(.49+.59+.79+1.25+.75+1)
Use:  White Onion, leftover Butter, Food Club Cream of Mushroom Soup, Baking Sized Potato, Food Club Frozen Corn, Green Giant Cream Corn, Land O' Frost Bistro Favorites Ham

Cabbage-Potato Soup (.99+1+1.58+2.36+.99)
Use:  White Onions x 2, Cabbage x 2lb., Baking Potatoes x 2, Food Club Chicken Broth x 4, Leftover ham, Food Club Whipping Cream

Sweet Potato Soup (.59+1.58+1.99+1.5)
Use:  Food Club Chicken Broth, Sweet Potatoes x 2, Leftover Butter, Martha White or Pillsbury Flour, Food Club Brown Sugar

Pantry Tomato Soup (2) (1.4)
Use:  Hunt's Tomatoes x 2, Leftover Butter

French Onion Soup (2.36+1.98)
Use:  Food Club Broth x 4, Leftover Butter, Leftover Flour, White Onions x 4

Herbed Vegetable Soup (1+1.25+1+.59)(1+1.25+.7+.59)
Use:  Cabbage 1lb., Leftover Onion, Food Club Frozen Mixed Vegetables, Hunt's Tomatoes, Food Club Chicken Broth

Potato, Spinach, & Tomato Soup (.49+2.36+1.25+2.37+1)(.49+2.36+1.25+2.37+.70)
Use:  White Onion, Food Club Chicken Broth x 4, Food Club Frozen Spinach, Baking Potatoes x 3, Hunt's Tomatoes

That's 9 soups for around $51.19 if you aren't using coupons or $5.69 per meal or $1.42 per person per meal.
If you are using coupons then your totals are more like $48.69 or $5.41 per meal or $1.35 per person per meal.

Desserts (all of these can be made from ingredients on sale this week)

Chocolate Chip Cookies
Cupcakes (made with pumpkin - no oil, no eggs)
Pumpkin Roll
Lace Cookies/Brandy Snaps
Cranberry Fluff
Cranberry Cheese Pie
Pumpkin Pie
Pineapple Cream Pie
Sand Tarts
Dr. Pepper Cake