This week's menu is fairly simple, and created from items on sale this week (and some items on sale a couple weeks ago):
Monday: Breakfast. (Walgreen's has eggs and Butterball turkey bacon on sale for 99¢ this week! Plus there's a coupon for 55¢ off Butterball turkey bacon, so I scored a pack for 44¢). On the menu: Turkey, Bacon, egg, and cheese omelets. Turkey bacon. Biscuits. Total cost for the meal for everyone: $3.00, and I still have 4 eggs left in the carton!
Tuesday: Salmon (on sale at Kroger for $4.99/lb. this week). Lima beans. Rice. Savannah will be having Yakisoba noodles (which I got free with a 50¢ coupon at Kroger). She doesn't eat seafood. Poor girl. Total cost for the meal for everyone: $7.50. A little pricey for my tastes, but I consider this a "fancy" meal, considering we're eating something as sophisticated as seafood.
Wednesday: Pork roast (on sale at Meijer a couple weeks ago. I froze it until today.). I'll be putting it in the slow cooker with some BBQ sauce for a glorious pile of shredded BBQ pork for 4th of July and loading it onto King's Hawaiian buns (used a $1 coupon to get the pack of buns for $1). Watermelon. Ore Ida grilling potatoes (going to pick some up with Kroger's sale + coupon tomorrow morning). Total cost of this meal will be about $6.50 (assuming we eat 1/3 of the watermelon. Which I think I could do on my own.)
Thursday: Spaghetti with homemade sauce. (I wish I could say I made the sauce from scratch because it's healthier, cheaper, and more flavorful (which it kind of is - all of these things), but truth be told, I ran out of sauce last time in the middle of my making pasta, so I had to make some from scratch with what I had on hand. It made enough to use that night + enough to freeze for a couple more meals. Salad. Garlic Bread. Total cost of this meal: for pasta, ingredients for sauce, lettuce & veggies for salad, and bread $5.00 is a safe estimate.
Friday: "The Truly Awesome" frozen pizza (Kroger brand). Kroger Tortilla Cupz (great for scooping up salsa) and Kroger Frozen Fruit Bars. (I am doing a Bzz Campaign for these for Family Night. While hubby is working late, I'll be family-ing it up with the kids and a RedBox movie. Anyway, Kroger brand food is typically super duper tasty but costs only a fraction of what national brand foods cost. I'll let you know what we think about all these goodies BzzAgent sent me to try out!) Total cost for this: FREE! Even if I add some salsa to the mix, I got the salsa for 25¢ for the jar, so feeding my family for a quarter on Friday night & using a promo code for the RedBox movie? You betcha!
Remember - you can download my printable weekly meal planner here.