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 and using Brookshire's Match-ups.

This week you could make:

  • Coffee Crusted Rump Roast, Roasted Potatoes, & Wedge Salad
  • Pot Roast and Green Beans
  • Spinach & Ricotta Stuffed Chicken Breast w/Steamed Carrots
  • Orange Chicken over Rice w/Cole Slaw
  • Breakfast for Supper:  Pancakes, Sausage, Orange Juice, & Hashbrowns
  • Pulled Pork Sandwiches, Potato Salad, & Pears
  • Pork Tamales w/Black Beans & Rice, Chips & Salsa
  • Jambalaya & Cornbread
  • Spanish Tortilla (using Southwest Simply Potatoes) and Salad
  • Sausage & Potatoes & Creamed Spinach
  • Sausage Casserole & Corn
  • Swiss Steak, Mashed Potatoes, & Peas
  • Beef Stroganoff over Noodles w/Broiled Tomatoes
  • Grilled Cheese & Tomato Soup
  • Sausage Sandwiches and Stewed Apples

Leftover Recipes:  

  • Hash from the leftover roasted potatoes & roast
  • French Dip Sandwiches using leftover pot roast & hot dog buns
  • BBQ Baked Potatoes with leftover pulled pork
  • Nachos

Shopping List:

2 x 2lb. Boneless Rump Roasts
2 x Chock Full O' Nuts Coffee
2 x 5lb. Bags Russet Potatoes
2 x Iceberg Lettuce
2 x Campbell's Soup (French Onion & another)
2lb. bag Carrots
4 x Libby's Vegetables (2 x Green Beans, Peas, & Corn)
2 x Ken's Steakhouse Dressing (Ranch & another)
2 x Simply Potatoes (one plain & one Southwest style)
The Real Big Deal
2 x 2lbs. Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts
2 x Fresh Express Spinach
2 x Precious Ricotta Cheese
2 x Minute Maid Orange Juice
2 x Brookshire's Deli Salad (cole slaw & potato salad)
Aunt Jemima Syrup
Aunt Jemima Pancake Mix
2 x Owens Sausage
2 x 2lb. Boneless Pork Loin Roast
2 x Kraft BBQ Sauce
2 x Nature's Own Honey Wheat Buns
4 x Pears
4 x Tony Chachere's (Black Beans & Rice, 2 x Jambalaya, yellow rice)
Cornbread Mix
4 x Red Gold Canned Tomatoes
2 x Brookshire's Salsa
2 x Brookshire's Chips
2 x 2lbs. Boneless Bottom Round Steak
1 x Cream of Mushroom Soup
1lb. Tomatoes
Egg Noodles
4 x Honeycrisp Apples

That's 19 meals for around $118.71 or $6.25 per meal without coupons!


  1. The two expensive cheeses for lasagna are BOGO 1c.... I plan on using items from my 'stash' to take advantage of this and make company quality lasgna for dinner and freezer.

    1. Brilliant idea Ms. Annie! I freeze cheese whenever it goes on sale too. :)

  2. So smart to be making a meal plan with the ads. We do the same thing. We've tried to do this two weeks at a time but have found that buying things that we can (like brown rice) in bulk is good, but other essentials are best purchased weekly. For us anyway :)

    1. I would agree with that Ms. Homemaker. Items that can be kept in long term storage often are less expensive when bought in bulk.

  3. I've nominated you for a Sunshine Award. You can read about it on my blog.

  4. That's awesome! I think meal planning has been one of the best things I've started doing. I especially like how this meal plan includes the leftover meals as well.

    1. Well thanks so much Ms. Ashley. Meal planning is a definite life (and pocketbook) saver.


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