Friday, September 7, 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 you could make:
  1. Chicken Nuggets, Fries, & Cantaloupe Slices
  2. Pot Roast w/Potatoes, Celery, Carrots, & Onions
  3. French Dip Sandwiches w/French Onion Soup
  4. Fried Chicken, Mashed Potatoes, & Cooked Carrots
  5. Submarine Sandwich, Chips, & Hot Sauce
  6. Grilled Cheese Sandwich w/Tomato Soup
  7. Burritos & Refried Beans
  8. Colossal Pizza & Plums
  9. Pork Chops in Mushroom Sauce over Spaghetti Squash
  10. Grilled Pork Chops, Pureed Butternut Squash, & Green Beans
  11. Fish, Chips, & Peas
  12. Acorn Squash Soup & Salad
  13. Sausage & Potatoes w/ Sauerkraut
  14. Baked Chicken & Mixed Vegetables
  15. Potato Soup & Salad
  16. Chicken Enchiladas, Beans, & Rice
  17. Cottage Pie & Vegetables (made w/leftovers)
Shopping List:
The Real Big Deal
Cantaloupe
2 x 3lb. Boneless Rump Roast
Celery
Carrots
3 x 5lb. bag Potatoes
3lb. bag Onions
2lb. Plums
Mushrooms
2 x Bakery French Bread
2 x Doritos
8 Piece Deli Fried Chicken
2 x Del Monte Canned Green Beans
Hillshire Farm Lunchmeat
Borden American Singles
Borden Grilled Cheese Slices
5 x Food Club Tomatoes
Cilantro
Nature's Own Bread
4 x Patio Burritos
4 x Casa Fiesta Refried Beans
2 x Colossal Pizzas
2 x Old El Paso Taco Seasoning
Food Club Cheese
3lb. Spaghetti Squash
2 x 3lb. Pork Chops
Food Club Charcoal
3lb. Butternut Squash
Gorton's Fish Sticks
2 x Del Monte Canned Peas
2 x Fresh Express Salad
3lb. Acorn Squash
Heavy Cream
John Morrell Sausage
2 x Del Monte Canned Mixed Vegetables
2 x Del Monte Canned Sauerkraut
2 x 3lb. Brookshire's Split Chicken Breasts
1lb. Food Club Rice
Tortillas
Old El Paso Enchilada Sauce

That's 17 meals for around $132.36 or $7.79 per meal or $1.95 per person per meal without coupons.

If using coupons, your total will be closer to $130.21 or $7.66 per meal or $1.91 per person per meal.

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