Wednesday, October 21, 2009


If you're game, that is. Come up with a one night menu for dinner only using ingredients on sale this week and post in the comments section. Include prices if it's not too much of a pain.

Here are some of the ingredients that I noted were on sale this week to inspire you but not limit your creations:

Apples, $1 lb. at most stores this week
rancher's Reserve Beef 7-Bone Chuck pot roast, .99 lb.-Safeway
Bananas, 3 lbs./$1-Safeways
10 lb. bag of russet potatoes, .97-Safeway
Whole or sliced white mushrooms, $1-Safeway
Boneless, skinless chicken breast, $1.57 lb.-albertson's
Fresh asparagus, $1.38 lb.-Albertson's
Hansens natural apple juice, .99-Albertson's
Red or green cabbage, 2 lbs. for $1-Albertson's
Boneless half Pork loin, $1.69/lb.-Fry's
Boston Butt Pork Roast, .99 lb.-Fry's
Pork Loin Back Ribs, $2.97 lb.-Fry's
On the vine or large tomatoes, .88 lb.-Fry's
Assorted fall squash, $1 lb.-Fry's
Kroger Value spaghetti, .88-Fry's
Farmland extra tender asst'd pork chops, .99 lb.-Bashas
Red grapes, .99 lb.-Bashas
Hunt's pasta sauce, .99-Bashas


  1. Is there a price limit per serving on the dinner? And are we allowed to use Pro Ranch Market or El Rancho Market? How about Food City? Is dessert included?

  2. Whatever you want to do. If you want to challenge yourself and see how low you can go, then do it. If not, just give a menu using what's on sale. I just thought it would be fun to see different ideas.

  3. OK, I'll go first.

    Crockpot Beef Burgundy
    over homemade mashed potatoes
    roasted asparagus

    2 lb. chuck roast cut into chunks, Safeway, aprox. $3
    1 box whole button mushrooms, Safeway, $1
    1 can, or is it 2 cans(?), beef broth, allow for .75. I think it's one can. Recipe orignally calls for wine, but I use broth instead.
    Whole baby onions, allow for aprox. $2 for a bag, I only use part of a bag, use a chopped onion if you want to save $.
    Mashed potatoes, using from a 10# bag of russets, .97 at Safeway
    Asparagus, .99 lb. at Sprouts

    So aproximately $8.75-$9.00 for probably enough food to feed 4-6 adults. So dinner and leftovers for lunch the next day for some of the family or dinner for two nights possibly.

  4. Argh. Late for me to do this now. Next week's sales are looking better.

    I had in mind homemade pasta,made with sale eggs and sale flour (especially if I could find whole wheat) with mock alfredo sauce made of whipping cream from Albertson's, butter, also from Albertson's and that shredded cheese I picked up at El Rancho. (just melt the butter, add a little flour to make a roux, slowly add cream, stirring constantly. Simmer for 20 minutes, add shredded cheese. Stir until melted. Season to taste) Was going to complete the meal with Fresh Express salads from Safeway. They're only $1. I'd top the salad with tomatoes from Pro Ranch.