Friday, February 24, 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 lots of comfort food:

Tuna Noodle Casserole & Mixed Vegetables
Use:  StarKist Tuna x 1, Lay's Potato Chips, Food Club Noodles, Food Club Frozen Peas, Food Club Frozen Mixed Veggies x 2, use tuna from Hellman's Mayo Deal

Fish Pie & Mushy Peas
Use:  1lb. Tilapia, 5lb bag Potatoes, Food Club Frozen Peas x 2, 3lb. bag Onions

Chicken Pot Pie & Strawberries
Use:  Food Club Flour, Leftover Potatoes, Leftover Onions, Food Club Mixed Vegetables, Pilgrim's Family Pack Thighs x 4lb. (boil all but use half of the meat and save the stock)

Doritos Chicken & Salad
Use:  Fresh Express Garden Salad, Leftover Chicken, Food Club Cheese, Doritos, Rotel

Roast, Roasted Potatoes & Onions
Use:  Boneless Arm Roast x 3lbs. (save leftovers), Leftover Potatoes, Leftover Onions

Tamale Pie & Refried Beans
Use:  Leftover Roast, Food Club Cornmeal, Food Club Refried Beans x 2, Food Club Eggs, Food Club Frozen Corn, Hunt's Tomatoes

French Toast Casserole & Orange Slices
Use:  Bread from Hellmann' Deal, Leftover Eggs, 4lb. bag Oranges

Grilled Cheese & Tomato Soup
Use:  Leftover Bread, Food Club Cheese, Hunt's Tomatoes x 2

Ham & Cheese Quiche & Asparagus
Use:  Land O' Frost Bistro Lunchmeat, Food Club Cheese, Leftover Flour, Leftover Eggs, Asparagus

Fried Shrimp, French Fries, & Apple Slices
Use:  Red Delicious Apples x 2lbs., Food Club Frozen Potatoes, Sea Pak Family Sized Shrimp

Red Beans & Rice w/ Cornbread
Use:  Knorr Lipton Sides, Leftover Corn Meal

That's 11 meals for around $76.48 - $81.30 or $6.95 -$7.39 per meal.

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