Monday, May 3, 2010

Menu with what's on sale for the week of Apr. 28-May 4

A little late again this week, so sorry. Please take a moment, if you haven't already, to comment on the Apr. 17th post for the Fry's Gift Card contest, it ends tomorrow (Tues., May 4) night. I love all of the comments that I've been getting and enjoyed the one by anonymous that read, "My wife made me do this." What a good hubby you are anonymous.

Lots of Hispanic staples on sale this week. This is the week of the year that I like to stock up on my salsa (dear son can go through a jar in one day) and tortilla (I freeze them) and enchilada sauce supplies for the year. Add a coupon to the sale price and it can be a substantial savings. If you don't believe me, just try it.

Is it just me, or have you noticed food prices creeping up ever so gently and slowly again? Have you noticed product packaging is shrinking? Have you also noticed that manufacturer coupons are not as big of a value than they were two years ago? They are still good, don't get me wrong, but I've noticed that what once was a "buy one and get 55 cents off", that here in Arizona doubled to a dollar, is now more like "buy two and get 55 cents off" coupon. More important than ever to stock up on the goods when they are a decent price and with a coupon if possible and shop from your pantry instead of the store shelves each week.

Here it is:


**If you want cake this week, and you know that you do, add $2.49 to make a total of

1-Pancakes and syrup, orange juice
2-Cinnamon rolls, orange juice
3-Egg, potato and bacon breakfast burritos
5-Pancakes, syrup, cantalope
6-Bagels and cream cheese
7-Egg biscuit

1-Lunchmeat sandwich, grapes
2-Suddenly Salad pasta salad, orange
3-Tuna sandwich, grapes
4-Tuna sandwich, orange
5-Tuna sandwich, carrots, strawberries
6-Tony's pizza, carrots
7-Macaroni and cheese

1-Macaroni and cheese, canned veg of choice, french bread

2-Tacos, lime/cilantro rice

3-Baked chicken, mashed potatoes, steamed broccoli (Bake the boneless chicken breasts fully or part way and slice horizontially as to give you twice as many portions.) Use leftover chicken for chicken enchiladas on meal idea #5.

4-Tacquitos, guacamole salad see I was thinking that this had beans and corn in it, so that's what I planned on. Beans, corn and avacado, onion and red or yellow sweet pepper which would be delicious, I think. If you want to make the full recipe, you're going to have to add, grape tomatoes, and jalepenos to your grocery list. I personally would leave the jalepenos out.

5-chicken enchiladas, chips and salsa

6-Hot dogs, suddenly salad pasta salad

7-Crustless quiche or a crust quiche if you want, use some of the bacon for this, green salad

Cake if you've added it in your total

Grocery List:
Cantalope, 10/$10, buy 1
Mission soft taco flour tortillas, .99, buy 2
Mission tortilla chips, .99
Blue Ribbon Rice, 2/$1, buy 1
Green Giant vegetables, 2/$1, buy one, make one corn for the guac salad if you want corn in it
Chicken of the Sea tuna, 2/$1, buy 3
Bar S meat franks, .98
Cinnamon rolls from the bakery, 4 count, 10/$10, buy 1 pkg.
La Victoria enchilada sauce, 10/$10, buy 1
Albertson's milk, 3/$5, with coupon from Wed. ad
Donald Duck orange juice, $1.27 with coup form Wed. ad, buy 1
Iceberg lettuce, .49 each with coup from Wed. ad, buy 1
Ton's pizza, $1.57 with coup from Wed. ad, buy 2
Farmers bacon, $2.49 lb. with coup from Wed. ad, buy 1 lb. or buy bacon at Fry's for $2.50
French bread, .99 with coup from Wed. ad, buy 1
Albertson's chunk cheese, .98 each, with coup from Wed. ad, buy 2 and shred them yourself
Kraft Mac & cheese, .39 each, with coup from Wed. ad, buy 4
Smithfield lunchmeat, 10/$10, buy 1

10 # bag of russets, .79
**Pillsbury cake mix, .99
**Pillsbury frosting, 2/$3, buy 1
Food club black beans, .69
Betty Crocker complete pancake mix, $1.99
Eggo syrup, $1.99
Suddenly Salad, 4/$5, buy 2
Food Club olives, 4/$5
Jose Ole tacquitos, $3.99

Boneless, skinless chicken breast, $1.77 lb., buy 3 lbs. at $5.31
Red seedless grapes, .87 lb., buy 2 lbs.
Pace Picante sauce, $1.88
Kroger cream cheese, $1, buy 1
Kroger bagels, $1, buy 1
Pillsbury Grands! biscuits, 10/$10, buy 1
Kroger Value bread, .88, buy 4
Old El Paso or Kroger crunchy taco shells, 10/$10, buy 1
Hot dog buns, I've allowed for $1.50
Red or yellow pepper, I've allowed for $1
Red onion, I've allowed for $1

Lean ground beef, 1.99 lb., buy 1 lb.

Hass avocados, 3/$1, buy 2 at .67
cucumbers, 3/$1, buy 1 at .33
Strawberries, 2/$3, buy 1
Cilantro, buy 1 at .33
Green onions, buy 1 at .33
Limes, buy 6 at $2
Navel oranges, .77 lb., buy 4 lbs.
Oats, .69 lb., buy 1
baby carrots, .99 lb.
broccoli, .99 lb., buy 1 lb.

Items not on grocery list:
Olive oil

Other great deals this week:
Blackberries, .99-Safeway
Avocados, 3/$1-Safeway
Dole classic iceberg salad, .79-Bashas
Albertson's suffing, $1-Albertson's
Brianna salad dressing, $2.50-Albertson's

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