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.  If you want to check out potential menus from other stores try

Chili & Cornbread
Use:  2lbs. beef, chili kit, cornbread mix, tomatoes, and sauce from The Real Big Deal

Frito Pie & Clementines
Use:  Leftover Chili, Frito's, 5lb bag Clementines, Food Club Cheese

Chicken Fricassee, Green Beans, & Roast Potatoes
Use:  Pilgrim's Thighs x 3lbs, Food Club Green Beans x 2, 5lb Yukon Gold Potatoes

Tuna Casserole & Salad
Use:  Food Club Pasta, Food Club Cheese, Food Club Canned Peas, Lay's Potato Chips, Fresh Express Salad

Turkey Pot Pie & Salad
Use:  Banquet Pot Pies x 4, Leftover Salad

Beef Brisket, Baked Potatoes, Pinto Beans
Use:  Lloyd's Refrigerated Entree, Leftover Potatoes, Beans from Big Deal

Sandwiches & Chips w/ Clementines
Use:  Hormel Lunch meat from Lloyd's deal, Nature's Own Bread, Cheetos, Leftover Clementines

Spinach Pasta Carbonara
Use:  Food Club Pasta, Bacon from Lloyd's deal, Food Club Cheese, Steamfresh Spinach

Corn & Shrimp Chowder & Cornbread
Use:  Leftover Potatoes, Food Club Corn, Shell On Shrimp x 1lb. (use shells to make stock), Food Club Cornbread Mix

Grilled Cheese & Pantry Tomato Soup
Use:  Food Club Tomatoes x 2, Leftover Bread, Leftover Cheese

Spaghetti & Meat Sauce w/Salad
Use: Leftover Ground Beef, Food Club Pasta, Fresh Express Salad, Prego Sauce

Hamburgers & Chips w/ Pears
Use:  Leftover ground meat x 2lb, Leftover Chips, Leftover Bread, Leftover Salad, Snack Sized Pears x 4

That's 12 meals for somewhere between $68.83 and $71.20.  That's between $5.74 and $5.93 per meal or $1.43 and $1.48 per person per meal.