Friday, February 17, 2012

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



This week you could have:

Hot Dogs, Chips & Orange Slices
Use:  Bar-S Franks, Doritos, 2 lbs. Navel Oranges

Taquitos & Pinto Beans
Use:  Jose Ole Taquitos, Food Club Canned Pinto Beans x 4 (cook them all and save half for another night)

Nachos
Use:  Leftover Doritos, Leftover Pinto Beans, Sargento Cheese, La Victoria Salsa, Food Club Sour Cream

Cabbage Rolls & Potatoes Au Gratin
Use:  Cabbage x 2lbs. 5lb. bag Potatoes, Sargento Cheese, Tennessee Pride Sausage, Food Club Tomato Paste

Chicken Strips & Salad
Use:  Foster Farms Chicken Strips, Fresh Express Salad

Corny Dogs & Grapes
Use:  Bar-S Corny Dogs, Red Seedless Grapes x 2lbs.

Vegetable Beef Stew over Mashed Potatoes
Use:  Campbell's Chunky Soup x 2, Leftover Potatoes

Tomato Soup & Crackers
Use:  Food Club Tomatoes x 2, Nabisco Premium Saltines

Red Beans & Rice w/Cornbread
Use:  Tony Chachere's Red Beans & Rice Mix, Jiffy Cornbread

Sausage & Potatoes & Sauteed Apples
Use:  Leftover Potatoes, Hillshire Farms Sausage (use 1 link save 1 link) 3lb. bag Apples

Fried Chicken & Baked Cream Corn
Use:  Deli 10pc. Dark Chicken, PictSweet Frozen Creamed Corn

Mac & Cheese w/Cabbage & Sausage
Use:  Food Club Mac & Cheese x 2, Cabbage x 2lbs., Leftover Hillshire Farms Sausage

Roast Chicken & Warm Sweet Potato Salad
Use:  Whole Chicken x 4lbs., 2lbs. x Sweet Potatoes, Red Onion

That's 13 meals for between $66.12 - $72.17.  That's between $5.09 - $5.55  per meal or $1.27 - $1.39 per person per meal.



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