Saturday, August 29, 2009

Menus for what's on sale Aug. 26-Sept. 2


1-Egg biscuit
2-Cold cereal
3-Cinnamon or orange rolls
4-Cold cereal
5-Cinnamon toast
6-Orange or cinnamon rolls
7-Cold cereal

1-Green salad, apple, brownie
2-Lunch meat sandwich, celery sticks, cookie
3-Lunch meat sandwich, apple, cookie
4-Chicken salad, leftover from dinner idea #3, cookie
5-Lunch meat sandwich, orange
6-Mac & Cheese, plum
7-Mac & Cheese, 7 Up

1-Mac & cheese, sliced tomatoes, broccoli salad, see recipe below (save some bacon crumbles for baked potatoes in dinner idea #2.)

2-Baked potato with sour cream, sliced scallions, shredded cheese and bacon crumbles, canned vegetable

3-Chicken salad, see recipe below, cantaloupe wedges, crescent rolls, brownie for dessert

4-Tacos made with ground beef, shredded cheese, some lettuce left from Lunch idea #1, shredded cheese, some tomato dices left from tomatoes used in Dinner idea #1, sour cream. If you don't have any taco seasoning mix, but you do have some little packets of taco sauce from Mexican take out in your fridge, use those to season the cooked ground beef. Or use garlic salt or garlic powder, cumin, chili powder to taste.

5-London Broil, cauliflower gratin, grilled corn on the cob. see or,1726,154168-232205,00.html
for London Broil recipes and for the Barefoot Contessa's recipe for Cauliflower Gratin. I would use regular cheese instead of Gruyere if it were me.

6-Try Chicken Squares at,1839,146187-227194,00.html You hopefully have a can of cream of chicken soup in the pantry. If you'd rather have plain chicken, then bake and have the crescent rolls on the side. You'll have to add a canned vegetable to the grocery list or eat leftover sides.

7-Beef and Cheese Crescent Pie and mashed potatoes. See

Polynesian Chicken Salad (Stacey C.)
2 C. cooked chicken breast, diced
1/4 C. pineapple chunks, drained
halved green grapes (red ones are the ones on sale this week)
small can of drained mandarin oranges
1/2 C. celery, diced
1/4 C. slivered almonds
4 green onions, sliced
1/2 C. low-fat vanilla yogurt (can substitute plain non-fat yogurt)
1/4 C. regular mayonnaise (can substitute fat-free mayo)

Combine chicken, pineapple, celery, almonds, and onion; set aside. Blend together yogurt and mayonnaise; stir into chicken mixture. Serve on bed of lettuce.

NOTE: I did not put almonds on the shopping list, you may want to do that. I was trying to keep costs down. Also, you may want to double this recipe since it is for a main dish. Or just double the chicken, celery, pineapple amounts.

Broccoli Salad
2-3 bunches broccoli, cut into florets
4-6 slices of bacon, fried and crumbled
1/2 C. of grated cheddar

1 C. Miracle Whip salad dressing
1/2 C. white or cider vinegar
4 Tablespoons sugar

Wash the broccoli and trim into florets. Make the dressing and add the other ingredients, gently toss.

Grocery List:
Corn, 6/$1, buy 6
Fresh Express salad, $1, buy 1
Libby's vegetables, 5/$3, buy 3, one veg needs to be green beans for the Beef and cheese crescent pie. Whether you buy a third canned veg for a side to the chicken squares is up to you.
Green onions/scallions, 2/$1, buy 1
Boneless/skinless chicken breast, $1.57 lb., buy 3 lbs. at aprox. $4.71

Bashas' 1/2 gallon milk, .88, buy 4 at $3.52
Food Club Mac & cheese, 3/$1, buy 3
London Broil, $1.67 lb. It will be aprox. $8-$9 for 2 pieces of London Broil, have one ground into hamburger for Tacos and Beef and cheese crescent pie, leave the other one whole for grilled London Broil
Bashas sour cream .88
7 up, .89
Land O'Frost deli shaved meat, $1.99, buy 2
Valu Time Eggs, .98
Prune Plums, .99 lb.
Canned pineapple, $1.38
Valu Time mandarin oranges, .50

Mega buy 10 event
1-Gen Mills or quaker cereal, $1.39
2-Gen Mills or Quaker cereal, $1.39
3-Grands! biscuits, .88
4-Pillsbury cinnamon rolls, .88 (.38 if you have a coupon)
5-Pillsbury cinnamon or orange rolls, .88 (.38 if you have a coupon)
6-Pillsbury crescent rolls, .88
7-Pillsbury crescent rolls, .88
8-Pillsbury crescent rolls, .88
9-Betty Crocker Brownie mix, $1.49
10-Old El Paso Taco shells, .99

Organic red seedless grapes, .67 lb., buy 1
Navel oranges, .77 lb, buy 2 lbs. at $1.54
Kroger shredded cheese, $1.99, buy four package
Kroger Value cookies, $1.19
Celery, allowed for $1.00
Vanilla yogurt, buy 2 small containers, allowed for $1.50
Tomato sauce, allowed for .50
Apples, 3 lb. bag, $2.77
Potatoes, $2.97 for 10 lb. bag
Kroger Value bacon, $1.77 lb., buy 1
Kroger Value bread, .88, buy 2

Snow White Cauliflower, .99 ea
Large cantaloupe, .77 ea
Broccoli crowns, .77, buy 2 at $1.54
Hot House tomatoes, .99, buy 2 lbs.

Items not on list:
Miracle Whip
soy sauce

Other great deals:
93% lean gr. beef, $1.77/lb.-Bashas
Bashas cottage cheese, .88-Bashas
dole mushrooms, .99-Bashas
Valu Time sugar, $1.88-Bashas
Red or green cabbage, 2 lbs/$1-Albertsons
Fresh carrots, $1/2 lbs.-Albertsons
Yellow onions, 3 lbs./$1
Raspberries, .99-Sprouts
hass Avocado, .77 ea-sprouts
Carne Asada, $3.99/lb-sprouts
Reeses King size peanut butter cups or Reeses pieces theater candy, free with coupon-Fry's, see to find out how

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