Monday, April 16, 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.

This week, no coupons are necessary.

Pork Chops, Baked Potatoes, Stewed Apples
Use:  Hormel Pork Chops x 3lbs., 5lb. bag Potatoes, 2lbs. Apples, Food Club Sour Cream

Grilled Chicken Salad
Use:  Pilgrim's 3lb. bag Chicken (use 1lb. sliced), Fresh Leaf Lettuce x 2, Nature Sweet Tomatoes, Kraft Dressing

Spaghetti & Meatballs, Salad
Use:  Hunt's Pasta Sauce x 2, Food Club Pasta x 2, Johnsonville Ground Sausage, Kraft Fresh Taste Italian Breadcrumb/Cheese Mix, Leftover Green Salad

Bacon, Muffins, Grapefruit Halves, & Hashbrowns
Use:  The Real Big Deal, 5lb. bag Grapefruit, Food Club Frozen Hashbrowns

Fruity Chicken Tacos, Black Beans and Rice
Use:  Leftover Chicken, Tony Chachere's Black Beans & Rice Box Mix x 2, Mission Tortillas, Avocado, Cilantro, Leftover Sour Cream, Mango

Bacon Sandwiches, Pears, Steamfried Potatoes
Use:  Leftover Bacon, Bread from TRBD, Bartlett Pears x 2lbs., Leftover Potatoes

Jammy Drumsticks, Grilled Mango, Fries
Use:  Pilgrim's Drumsticks x 3lb., Apricot Jelly from TRBD (melted down for a glaze), Mangoes x 4, Food Club Frozen Potatoes

Pasta Carbonara & Salad
Use:  FC Pasta x 2, Leftover Bacon, FC Eggs, Fresh Express Salad, Leftover Dressing

For around $75.64 you can feed your family 8 meals.  That's $9.46 per meal!

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