Bashas Pasta meal deal is a good one this week. What I did menu wise was take the ground beef and use it for a meat loaf and then do the spaghetti vegetarian with the salad and bread. You buy the ground beef and use coupons found in Wednesday's ad for free salad, free baguette, free pasta and free sauce. Any leftover ground beef not used in the meatloaf can be used in the spaghetti sauce or the quesadillas on meal idea #5. I had originally wanted to put down a Broccoli cheese soup and corn muffins for meal idea #5 but it wasn't as cost effective. See Jane Maynard's blog "This week for dinner" to check it out. Broccoli and Cheese Soup http://thisweekfordinner.com/2009/10/15/broccoli-cheese-soup/ It sure looks good.
And as always, you can make this more inexpensive by taking off some fruit or juices. Or take off the tortilla chips. Also, if you use coupons you can get four Campbell's Chunky soups for $3.00 instead of three.
Some of the deals for Safeway will need to be gotten on Saturday or Sunday.
Here we go:
3-Corn griddle cakes, recipe on Jiffy corn muffin mix
5-Oatmeal, pear slices
7-Eggs, toast, juice
1-PB&J sandwich, pudding cup, Capri Sun drink
2-PB&J sandwich, orange, brownie
3-Meatloaf sandwich, apple, Capri Sun drink
4-PB&J sandwich, cookie, apple, Capri Sun drink
5-Chicken salad sandwich, pudding cup, Capri Sun drink
6-Chunky Soup, Pop
7-Mac & Cheese, Pop
1-Meat loaf, mashed or baked potatoes, canned vegetable
2-Baked or fried chicken, zucchini/mushroom/onion saute, Rice A Roni. Bake both chickens, use one for dinner. Take the meat off of the other one and stash in the freezer for dinner idea #7. Might have enough for two dinners out of the extra chicken.
3-Spaghetti/sauce, salad, Baguette
4-Potato sausage cheese Frittata or Sausage cheese Frittata, sliced tomatoes, steamed asparagus, corn muffins. See http://find.myrecipes.com/recipes/recipefinder.dyn?action=displayRecipe&recipe_id=1622436 for Potato sausage cheese Frittata or http://find.myrecipes.com/food/recipefinder.dyn?action=displayRecipe&recipe_id=1168075 for Sausage cheese Frittata.
5-Guacamole and tortilla chips, Cheese Quesadillas (can add any leftover ground beef or chicken to it), steamed broccoli seasoned with butter and garlic salt.
7-Chicken Pot Pie, canned peaches. See Ina Garten's recipe http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/ina-garten/chicken-pot-pie-recipe/index.html
If you want to use the pie crust recipe that I use, see the side under recipes for a previous post for pie crust.
Peanut butter cookies
Apple crisp, if you buy more apples
Sargento shredded cheese, 5/$5, buy 3
Broccoli crowns, 5/$5, buy 2 lbs.
Pears, 5 lbs./$5, buy 1 lb.
Pasta Meal Deal
Ground beef, buy 3 lb. package for $7.99 (73%)
Use coupon, get free baguette
Use coupon, get free Dole salad
Use coupon, get free Food Club pasta
Use coupon, get free Fool Club pasta sauce
Slicing tomatoes, .69
Russet potatoes, .69 for a 5 lb. bag
Rice A Roni, .88, buy one
Campbell's Chunky Soup, .99, buy 3, four if you have a coupon
Fry's canned peaches or fruit cocktail, .83, buy one
Fry's canned vegetables, .50, buy one
Fry's chicken broth, .49, buy 2 for $1.47
Jiffy corn Muffin mix, .39, buy 2
Kroger Peanut butter, .99
Fry's flour, $1.57
Kroger Value, jelly, allow for $1.47
Whole frying chicken, .49 lb., buy two at aprox. $1.47 each, for $2.94
White mushrooms, $1
Hunt's snack pack pudding, .88, buy 2
Fry's lg. eggs, 18 count, $1.98
Kroger Value bread, .88, buy 3
Carrots, allowed for $1.00
Flour tortillas, allowed for $2.99
Apples, .77 lb., buy 2 lbs.
Zucchini or yellow squash, .99 lb.
Yellow onions, 2 lbs./$1, buy 2 lbs.
Oats, quick, rolled or steel cut, 2 lbs./$1, buy 4 lbs.
Hass Avocados, 3/$1, buy 3
Saturday and Sunday Sale
Kraft Mac & Cheese, 3/$1, buy 2
Safeway soda pop, 3/$1, buy 2
Doritos brand regular corn tortilla chips, $1.49
Regular Safeway sales
Asparagus, .99 lb.
Banquet sausage, .99, buy 1
Betty Crocker traditional brownie mix, .79
Lucerne milk, $1.37, buy 2 (some people think that Lucerne brand milk tastes different, if you don't care for it Fry's has milk for $2.19/gallon)
Navel oranges, .99 lb., buy 2 lbs.
Buy 5 Deal
1-Capri Sun Drinks, $1.49
2-Capri Sun Drinks, $1.49
3-Juicy Juice, $1.49
4-Mott's apple juice, .88
5-Mott's apple juice, .88
Other great deals:
Green bell pepper, .49 each-Bashas
Oscar Mayer deli shaved lunch meat, 2/$5-Safeway
Lettuce, .99 each-Safeway
Roma tomatoes, .99 lb.-Sprouts
Green Bell peppers, 2/$1-sprouts
Ground beef, 93%, $1.67 lb.-Albertsons
Fresh green cabbage, 3 lbs., .99-Albertsons
Fry's Mac & Cheese, .44 each-Fry's
Fry's canned beans, 59-Fry's
Fry's veg. oil, $1.99-Fry's
Assorted fall squash, $1 lb.-Fry's
Fry's milk, $2.19-Fry's
Items not on grocery list:
salsa or taco sauce