At first glance it doesn't look like a killer sales week but I put a lot of extras in the menu this week and didn't have to revamp it once after the first rough copy. So add a package of lunch meat or shave off some money by removing the soda, pudding cups, ice cream and fruit snacks to save money this week. Or switch out some of the fruit and buy another Suddenly Salad mix for a pasta salad lunch instead of sandwiches one day. I did forget a few items so started out a little cheaper than this final total, but I still decided to keep the luxury items like the fruit snacks, juice, pop, pudding cups. You can cut them out if you want to save lots of money this week.
if you add .88 for the Hamburger Helper total is
2-Cold cereal, milk and juice
3-Bagels and cream cheese
4-Cold cereal, milk and juice
7-Cold cereal, milk
1-Tuna sandwich, banana, fruit snack
2-PB&J sandwich, orange, pudding cup
3-Tuna sandwich, fruit snack, grapes
4-Egg salad sandwich, strawberries
5-Tuna sandwich, grapes, tortilla chips
6-Hot dog, bun, orange, soda
7-Hamburgers, pineapple/strawberry fruit salad, soda
1-Beef and broccoli, brown rice, green salad. I was going to post a recipe from a recipe website for Beef and Broccoli but see below for how I make it. Or google Beef and Broccoli
2-Spinach Strawberry salad with sweet vinaigrette and grilled chicken strips or slices. See below for vinaigrette recipe
3-Hamburgers, buns, Suddenly salad pasta salad. If the ground round is too dry or lean, add a little olive oil to the meat before shaping into patties. Or and egg?????? Would that work????
4-Chicken Enchilada Casserole, chips and salsa, green salad. See side bar for recipe but see below for explanation.
5-Grilled cheese sandwich
6-Stuffed green peppers, roasted cauliflower, jello. See below for link to recipe for Roasted Cauliflower. Make stuffed peppers by using the halves, cook slightly in microwave, used browned gr. beef, tomato sauce, leftover cooked brown rice from meal idea #1, season with garlic salt or basil and put into halves, add a little cheese if you want, bake until hot. I'm not sure if you'll need all three cans of tomato sauce, so open them one at a time to see how tomato-ee and juicy you will want the rice to be. OK?
7-Leftovers or Hamburger Helper. Add .88 and buy a Hamburger Helper if that is what you want. You should have enough ground beef for it and should have enough lettuce, cucumbers and tomatoes for a green salad to go with it.
Beef and Broccoli
This is how I would do it. Slice the meat thin and fry on hot heat fast, don't overcook. The meat should still be juicy inside. Take out of pan and put on a plate. Either fry the broccoli or par boil or steam it. Put the beef broth in the fry pan and heat, season with garlic salt, ground ginger, soy sauce if you want. Make a slurry of cornstarch and add to the beef broth and let thicken. Add the broccoli and meat back to the pan.
The recipe to this is at the left side. I allowed for an 8x8 size with the groceries listed. So what I would do is to cook two or three chicken breasts and dice the meat once it's cooled. Then I would take one can of cream of chicken or cream of mushroom soup and put in a bowl. I would add some milk, maybe 1/4-1/2 soup can of milk, a couple of spoonfulls of sour cream and some green salsa or green enchilada sauce if I had it. If you don't, then add a spoon full or two of the salsa you have. Tear a flour tortilla into bite size pieces and put in an 8x8 inch pan. Add one or two tortillas, however many you want, add the chicken, add some sauce, continue layering with tortillas, chicken and sauce until out of chicken and sauce. Top with cheese and bake at 350 until hot and bubbly but don't burn the cheese. I sometimes garnish with diced tomato, sliced olives and crushed tortilla chips. My son thinks this is dip and will eat it by scooping it with tortilla chips. That's yummy also.
To double recipe, add a little more chicken and another can of soup and put in a 9x13 pan. You should have enough sour cream, tortillas and salsa.
1/2 C. veg. oil
1/4 C. cider vinegar
1/4 C. sugar
1 tsp. salt
whisk together or shake together in a jar or tupperware container with a tight fitting lid.
Ground round, 5# or more, $1.77 lb., aprox. $8.85
Dole bananas, .49 lb., buy 3 lbs. at $1.47
Strawberries, .88 each, buy 2
Albertson's milk, 3 for $5, so $1.66 each, buy 3
Suddenly salad, .88 with coupon from paper
**Hamburger Helper, .88 with coupon from paper. Only buy one if you are using it instead of leftovers on meal idea #7. Add .88 to total.
Albertson's sour cream, .88 with coupon from paper
Snack pack pudding, 10/$10, buy 1
Jello, 10/$10, buy 1
Bar S jumbo meat franks, 10/$10, buy 1
Calidad flour tortillas, 10/$10, buy 1
Food club tomato sauce, .17, buy 3 at .51
Bashas chicken, .79 lb., buy 4 lbs. at $3.16
broccoli, .89 lb., buy 2 lbs.
Valu time cereal, .88, buy 3 at $2.64
Food Club Pancake mix, $1.59
Food Club syrup, $1.59
Food Club apple juice, $1.59, buy 2
Fresh cauliflower, .89 lb.
Food Club shredded cheese, $1.25
Beef cross rib steak, $1.88, buy 2 lbs. at $3.76
Kroger salad dressing, .99
Kroger American cheese singles, .99, Fri/Sat./Sun. only
chicken of the Sea tuna, 20/$10, buy 3
Kroger peanut butter, 10/$10, buy 1
Campbell's cooking soups, 10/$10. Buy 1 if making 8x8, buy 2 if making 9x13
Fry's large eggs, $1.39, buy 2
Fry's tortilla chips, 10/$10, buy 1
Herdez or LaVictoria salsa, 2/$4, buy 1
Kroger fruit snacks, 10/$10, buy 1
Kroger Value buns, .88, buy 3 total, 2 hamburger, 1 hot dog
Kroger deluxe ice cream, 10/$10, buy 2
Kroger cream cheese, 10/$10, buy 1
Kroger bagels, 10/$10, buy 1 (might be in refridgerated section)
Kroger Value bread, .88, buy 4 at $3.52
Beef broth, 1 can, I've allowed for .99
Sat. and Sun. only-2 liter Pepsi/7 Up, .69, buy 1
Sat. and Sun. only-8# bag of oranges, $2.99 each
Red seedless grapes, .88 lb.
Fresh express spinach, .99
Green bell pepper, .77 each, buy 2 (for four people), at $1.54
Iceberg lettuce, .88
Brown rice in bulk, .69 lb., buy 2 lbs. at $1.38
Cluster tomatoes, .97 lb.
Items not on grocery list:
green salsa or enchilada sauce
Other great deals this week:
Dreyer's ice cream, $2.49-Safeway
Pork chops, $1.88 lb.-Fry's
chicken drums/thighs, .77 lb.-Fry's
Strawberries, .88 each-Fry's
American Beauty, Creamette, or Ronzoni pasta, 10/$10-Fry's
Fry's milk, $1.68, limit 2-Fry's
Kroger Orange juice, 128 oz., $2.99-Fry's
Roast, $1.88 lb.-Fry's
Idahoan potato pouch, 10/$10-Fry's
Kroger Value apple juice cocktail, $1.47-Fry's
Bashas' sandwich bread, .99-Bashas
food Club salad dressing, .99-Bashas
Pork loin, $1.77 lb.-Albertson's
7 Up, RC cola, or A&W root beer, .88 with coup-Albertson's
Albertson's cereal, 10/$10-albertson's
Well, there you have it. Since it is quite a lengthy post, I am so afraid I might have left out something important. Like you sit down to eat hamburgers and realize that you didn't buy hamburger. You'll probably notice before you sit down to eat, though.