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Monday meal plan 9-6

Posted September 6, 2010

Happy Labor Day to everyone! We are starting off this week's menu with a Labor Day cookout and ending the week's menu with a ....cookout!



Grilled hamburgers and hotdogs (all were on sale in last couple weeks)

Pasta salad

Corn on the cob (on sale at HT for .25 each through 9/7)

Cantaloupe (on sale for .99 each at Food Lion through 9/7 and BOGO at HT through 9/7)

Brownies with whipped cream (my dad is bringing the brownies and the Cool Whip was free from Food Lion about a month ago)


Tuna salad on a bed of lettuce



I am working late at the WRAL-FM Taste of Home event so the family is having sandwiches



Sweet potatoes


Rolls (Lowes Foods yeast rolls on sale BOGO for $1.30 through 9/7)


Sauteed pierogies and veggies (pierogies were .50 per box a few weeks ago with sale and coupon)

Black seedless grapes (.99/lb at Kroger through 9/11 and Lowes Foods for .97 through 9/7)


Grilled chicken breasts ($1.99/lb at Kroger through 9/11 and $1.97/lb through 9/7)

Grilled squash and zucchini

Whole grain rice



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  • Faye Prosser - Smart Shopper Sep 7, 2010

    That is so funny Erin! Wasn't dinner good last night?! LOL

    Thanks for reading the blog and I am glad your hubby understands why we do what we do to save money. When both spouses understand the benefits of living more frugally, it's easier on everyone (and the budget!). I hear from lots of folks who have a spouse that does not get it and for every dollar the frugal spouse saves, the non-frugal spouse spends two. Very frustrating for the spouses trying to live within their means.

  • erinlikescoupons Sep 7, 2010

    My husband and I sat and went over our budget last night and also looked at your blog. He finally understands why I spend an hour each week looking at all of the coupon sites and grocery store ads.

    I was reading your menu to him and he said..."Isn't that the same as what we are having on Monday and Friday?"

    Yesterday we had:
    Grilled hamburgers and hotdogs (free chuck from Earth Fare, had my $2 coupon from Ballpark's facebook and bought Kroger's 2 for $3 last week)
    Pasta salad (Ronzoni was on sale $10 for 10 last week and I had $1 coupons.)
    Corn on the cob (on sale at HT for .25 each through 9/7)
    Cantaloupe (on sale for .99 at Kroger)
    Tortilla Chips, Salsa, and Guacamole (free salsa from Earth Fare with purchase of chips; Free Wholly Guacamole from HT's super doubles)
    Brownies (marked down at HT a couple weeks ago and had my $75 off 2 which was doubled)

    Thank you for all of your blogs, tips, tricks, and coupon advice! I also partook in the free pantry upgrade at Earth Fare on Sa