Meal plan for this week (plus some great finds at the grocery store!)

This week is a light shopping week. I was able to stock up on a lot of food last week, as there were some great sales that I was able to take advantage of. So the freezer is pretty full, and there wasn’t a lot that I needed this week. Even on weeks like this, I will still go through the flyers so that I don’t miss any deals. Here are some of the highlights for this week:

Antibiotic free chickens – BOGO free (works out to be $1.99/lb) . This was at Longos.

Tide: $3.00 – I price matched these at Walmart, and used a coupon ($3 of two Tide). So each one was $1.50. I think this one was advertised at No Frills.

Danino Yogurt Drink: $3 for a package of 8. I also used a coupon for $1.00 off, which made it $2. I priced matched No Frills’ price while I was at Walmart.

Activia yogurt: 8 pack $3. I used a $1 off coupon, and price matched No Frills’ price at Walmart.

 

Here is the menu plan for this week:

Sunday: Enchiladas salad. Used the chicken that I bought on sale last week.

Monday: Pork Fried Rice, salad and veggies (made from leftover Pork Tenderloin we had yesterday for dinner)

Tuesday: Meatball Soup and salad (this recipe if from the Deceptively Delicious cookbook). It’s one of our family’s favorites, and it’s easy, and freezes well. We use ground turkey for the meatballs.

Wednesday: Skillet Chicken and Vegetables (see blog post for recipe) from Epicurious. This is using the chicken thighs I bought on sale last week.

Thursday: Leftovers

Friday: Minestrone Soup

Saturday: Turkey Burgers, fries, salad and veggies

This was a great week for coupons and deals – when I went to Longos to get the chickens, I found blue corn chips (regularly $3.50) on sale for $1.29 on their reduced cart. This is one place that I urge you to look at when shopping – the reduced cart (normally in the produce section). There are tons of really great buys there, and most of them are just as good as what you can buy from the regular produce section. There is one store that I go to that has really great deals – I often wonder why the fruit has been reduced. It isn’t over-ripe, has no blemishes..how did it end up on the cart? This is a great way to reduce your grocery bill, and try new things that you otherwise wouldn’t buy because they are too expensive, or out of season.

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