Sunday, December 18, 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 you could feed your family:

Savory Cheesecake & Greek Salad
Use:  Ritz Crackers (for crust), Philadelphia Cream Cheese x 2, Food Club Eggs 18ct, Bacon from The Real Big Deal, Kraft Cheese, Athenos Feta Cheese, Cucumber, Green Pepper (save all of the sliced off tops of the peppers for later), Nature's Sweet Tomatoes

BLTs & Orange Slices
Use:  Leftover Bacon, Brookshire's Bread, Tomatoes, Oranges x 3lbs. (save one orange for later)

Breakfast for Supper - Bacon, Muffins, & Eggs
Use:  Leftover Bacon, Muffins from The Real Big Deal, Leftover Eggs

Ham, Scalloped Potatoes, and Green Peas
Use:  Cook's Ham x 4lb., 10lbs Potatoes, Food Club Canned Peas x2, CranApple Juice from The Real Big Deal (to make a glaze for the ham)

Quiche & Homefries
Use: Pillsbury Flour, Leftover, Eggs, Leftover Ham, Leftover Potatoes

Red Beans & Rice w/Greens
Use:  Tony Chachere's Dinner Mix x 2, PictSweet Greens x 2

Pizza & Sauteed Apples
Use:  DiGiorno Pizza, Apples x 2lbs, Leftover Juice

Twice Baked Potatoes & Cheesy Broccoli Noodles
Use:  Leftover Potatoes, Leftover Bacon, Kraft Cheese, Green Giant Cheesy Noodle Steamers x 2, Dean's Dip

Loaded Potato Soup & Crackers
Use:  Leftover Ritz, Leftover Potatoes, Leftover Cheese, Swanson Broth

Turkey, Stuffing, Sweet Potatoes, & Green Beans
Use:  9lb Butterball Turkey (save carcass for stock) Stove Top Stuffing x 2, Sugary Sam Canned Sweet Potatoes x 2, Jet Puffed Marshmallows, Food Club Canned Green Beans x 2

Stuffin Muffins, Carrots, Corn
Use:  Leftover Turkey, Leftover Stuffing, Leftover Egg, Food Club Canned Carrots x 2, Food Club Canned Corn x2

Frittata & Pear Slices
Use:  Food Club Eggs, Green Giant Frozen Spinach, Leftover Feta, Bartlett Pears x 2lbs

Turkey Noodle Soup & Crackers
Use:  Leftover Turkey, Leftover Flour, Leftover Ritz, Stock from your turkey carcass, Campbell's cream of Chicken Soup, PictSweet Mixed Veg

Turkey Pot Pie & Broccoli
Use:  Leftover turkey noodle soup, Leftover Potatoes, Leftover Flour, Green Giant Frozen Broccoli x 2, Land O Lakes Butter

Stuffed Peppers & Quick Pickles
Use:  Green Peppers x 4, Leftover Turkey or Ham, Stove Top Stuffing, Cucumbers x 2
Sliders w/Orange Salsa, Steamed Vegetables
Use:  Leftover Ham or Turkey, Rhodes Rolls, Green Giant Frozen Vegetables x 2, Leftover Orange, Leftover Pepper Tops trimmed of the stem

That is 16 meals (over two weeks of food) for $114.82 if you are not using coupons.  That's $7.18 per meal or $1.79 per person per meal.

If you are using coupons then your total would be more like $100.92 or $6.31 per meal or $1.58 per person per meal.

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