Thursday, December 29, 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:


Nachos
Use:  The Real Big Deal

Chicken Strips, Mashed Potatoes, & Cole Slaw
Use:  Pilgrim's Cooked Frozen Chicken Strips, 5lb bag Potatoes, Fresh Express Cole Slaw

Tomato Soup
Use:  Food Club Tomatoes x 2

Pizza & Orange Slices
Use: Red Baron Pizza x 2, 4lb bag Oranges

Fried Rice, Egg Rolls, Ramen Cabbage Salad
Use:  Michelina Fried Rice x 4, Chung's Egg Rolls, Cabbage x 2lb., Ramen, leftover Oranges

Sausage & Potatoes
Use:  Johnsonville Sausages & leftover Potatoes

Crab n' Grab and Orange & Avocado Salad
Use:  Leftover Potatoes, Crab Smart, Kraft Shredded Mozzarella, Hass Avocado, Fresh Express Shredded Lettuce, Leftover Oranges

Black Eyed Peas, Greens, & Cornbread
Use:  Food Club 1lb. Black Eyed Peas, Greens x 2, Jiffy Cornbread Mix

Chicken Enchiladas and Refried Beans
Use:  Rotisserie Chicken (make stock from the carcass), Mission Tortillas, Food Club Refried Beans x 2, leftovers from the Real Big Deal

Chicken Chowder
Use:  Leftover Chicken, Homemade Stock, leftover Potatoes, leftover cabbage

That's 10 meals for around $58.26 without coupons or $5.83 per meal or $1.46 per person per meal.
If you are using coupons then your meal could look more like $53.21 or $5.31 per meal or $1.33 per person per meal.

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