Thursday, November 17, 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 ideas are taken directly from the Brookshire's circulars.


This week I am loving The Real Big Deal. I bought a 9 1/2lb. turkey $18.77. With that as the foundation of this menu plan, you could feed your family of four:



Roast Turkey w/Cranberry Sauce, Green Bean Casserole, & Stuffing
Use:  The Real Big Deal and Stove Top Stuffing (save turkey carcass and make stock)


Stuffin' Muffins, Turnip Greens, & Sweet Potato Casserole
Use:  Stove Top Stuffing, Leftover Turkey, Leftover Cranberry Sauce, Sweet Potatoes from The Real Big Deal, Jet Puffed Marshmallows, PictSweet Turnip Greens


Turkey Sliders, Carrots, & Fries
Use:  Leftover Turkey, Rolls from The Real Big Deal, Cranberry Sauce, 10lb. bag Potatoes, Del Monte Canned Carrots x 2

Turkey Primavera over Baked Potatoes
Use:  Red Gold Tomatoes, Leftover Turkey, Leftover Potatoes, PictSweet Seasoning Blend

Turkey Broccoli Rice Casserole and Corn
Use:  Leftover Turkey, Del Monte Canned Corn x 2, Food Club Frozen Broccoli, Food Club 1lb. Rice, Kraft Cheese

Turkey Noodle Soup
Use:  Stock made from carcass, PictSweet Seasoning Blend, PictSweet Mixed Vegetables, Vermicelli

Potato Soup
Use:  Leftover Potatoes, Leftover Stock, Green Onions, Leftover Cheese

Turkey & Dumplings
Use:  Leftover Turkey & Stock, Food Club Flour

Chef Salad
Use:  Fresh Express Salad Blend x 2, Leftover Turkey

Spanish Tortilla and Salad
Use:  Leftover Potatoes, Leftover Green Onions, Food Club Eggs, Food Club Frozen Spinach

That is 10 meals for a total of around $50.05 or $5 per meal or $1.25 per person per meal without coupons.
If you are using coupons then your total would be more like $48.05 or $4.80 per meal or $1.20 per person per meal.

Almost all of these meals freeze well too.  I would recommend, if you have a little wiggle in your grocery budget, to go ahead and add these few groceries to your normal shopping this week.  If you spend a little time preparing, you will save a ton of time on dinners for later.

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