Thursday, November 12, 2009

Menu for what's on sale for Nov. 11-Nov. 17

Kids are gone (to school), dogs are resting, a load of sheets going in the washer, a load going in the dryer, the sink is empty, a load of dishes going in the dishwasher, insides of french doors have been windexed, bed made, I have the budget menus drafted and ready to type up. One would think I was organized. Nawwwwwwww. I can go one further and say that I am doing all of this wearing my dog print pj's. The ones my daughter picked out for me as a gift years ago. I'm pretty sure that the Flylady ( would not approve. But I do have a budget menu for the week planned for you.

If you scroll down further I also have a budget Thanksgiving Dinner menu planned out with items that you can buy this week, that are on sale for what I think are great prices in Arizona, that you can store until the big day. Wouldn't it be great to go get it and be all done with it? If you have the space in your pantry and freezer, that is. All for under $25. I'm thinking that it could possibly feed 10 adults. Certainly 6-8 quite well. You'll have to judge that one with who you have coming. At my Thanksgiving table no one ever eats yams except for two or three people and the same with the cranberry sauce, so I only have one can of each listed on the grocery list. The only thing is you may think that it's too early to buy fresh potatoes. I'm thinking that they may go on sale cheaper in a week or two anyway. That was the only perishable on my list. The only perishable that couldn't be frozen, that is.

Scroll down past the Budget Thanksgiving menu and there are links for recipes for ideas for foods for Thanksgiving if you feel like doing some of it from scratch. I love looking up recipes.

Here is the Budget Menu:

$65.27 if you have a Fresh & Easy $3 off $30 coupon that you can use at Fry's this week.
$60.27 if you have a Sprouts $5 off $25 purchase coupon that you can also use at Fry's.

1-Cold cereal, milk
2-Instant oatmeal, apple juice
3-Blueberry pancakes, see recipe for pancakes under "recipes"
4-Cold cereal, milk, apple juice
5-Instant oatmeal
6-French toast
7-Egg biscuit

1-Egg salad sanwich, clementine
2-Bologna sandwich, banana
3-PB&J sandwich, apple
4-Bologna sandwich, clementine
5-PB&J sandwich, banana
6-Meat loaf sandwich, grapes
7-Bagels and cream cheese, grapes

1-Beef pot roast, potatoes, canned vegetable of choice
2-Spaghetti with Alfredo sauce, green salad
3-Meat loaf, mashed potatoes, canned vegetable of choice
4-Bear Creek soup of choice, biscuit
5-Ground beef quesadillas, green salad
6-Chicken, stuffing, canned vegetable of choice. If desired, buy a jar of apricot preserves/jam, for extra to current total, to make Apricot chicken, see
7-Fish fillets, canned vegetable of choice, green salad

Pie ala mode
Ice cream

Grocery List:
Boneless cross rib roast, $1.88 lb., buy aprox. 5 lbs. at $9.40
Jumbo Red Globe grapes, .79 lb., buy 2 lbs. at $1.58
Iceberg head lettuce, .79 ea.
Food Club cheese, .99
Bashas' milk, 1/2 gallon, .88, buy 4 at $3.52
Food Club jumbo biscuits, .88, buy 2
80% lean fresh gound beef, $1.38 lb., buy 5 lbs. at $4.14
Dreyers ice cream, $1.48, limit one, with shocker coupon and $25 additional purchase
Sara Lee frozen Pie, limit one, $1.48 with shocker coupon and $25 additional purchase
Bar S meat Bologna, $1.28
Tree Top apple juice, $1.69
Total came to $25.75. You need $25 in purchases to buy the pie and ice cream using the shocker coupons so make sure the meat packages you pick out come to at least the totals I have listed.

Total came to $37.17
If you have a Fresh & Easy coupon from Wednesday's ad for $3 off of $30 purchase, you can use it for a total of $34.17
There may also be a Sprouts coupon that was sent out in the mail with the Paradise Valley Mall coupons that you can use for an additional $5.00 off. I can't find mine right now to verify information and the expiration date, I know it expires soon though. So go check if you have it.

California Cuties Clementines, $2.47 for 3 lbs.
Fry's large eggs, .97, buy 2
General Mills cereal, $1.47, buy 2
Stove top stuffing, $1
Heinz gravy, $1
Bear Creek Soup mix, $2.99
Sara Lee bagels, $1.99
Fry's instant oatmeal, $1.50
Ragu cheese sauce, $1.58
Van de Kamps fish sticks or fillets, $4.99
Kroger cream cheese, $1
Fry's spaghetti, .88
Kroger Value bread, .88, buy 4
Boneless, skinless chicken breast, $1.57 lb, buy 3 lbs. at $4.71
Bananas, .39 lb., buy 3 lbs.
Onion, .50
Flour tortillas, I've allowed $2.99

Green Giant canned vegetables, .39, buy 4 at $1.56
Sat. and Sun. only, Gala apples, .47 lb., buy 3 lbs. at $1.41

Blueberries, $1.50
Roma tomatoes, .88 lb., buy one lb.

Other great deals this week:
boneless 1/2 pork loin, $1.67 lb.-Fry's
Kroger Value sugar, .97-Fry's
apples, $1 lb.-Fry's
Fall squash, $1 lb.-Fry's
Bruce's cut yams, 3/$5-Fry's
Kroger or Pictsweet frozen vegetables, .88-Fry's
Fuji apples, .77 lb.-sprouts
Bosc and Bartlett pears, .77 lb.-sprouts
Navel oranges, .77 lb.-Sprouts
Jenny O turkey, .37 lb.-Fresh & Easy
Mrs. Smith's pies, $1.99-Fresh & easy
Cool Whip, .99-Fresh & Easy
Red delicious apples, $1.49 for a 3 lb. bag-Smart & Final
Asparagus, .99 lb.-Safeway
Sat. and Sun. only, hot do buns, .79-Safeway
93 % lean gr. beef, 5 lbs. or more, $1.67 lb.-albertson's
Farmer John franks or links, 5/$5-Albertson's
Del Monte vegetables, 2/.88, .24 a piece if you have a coupon, but the coupon expires on Sat.-albertson's
Celery, .99 ea.-Albertson's

Items not on the grocery list:
Peanut butter
plain oats or crackers for the meat loaf
brown sugar
Apricot jam/preserves
Pancake syrup
salad dressing
salsa or taco sauce for the quesadillas
baking powder
Pancake syrup

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