I am trying a couple new recipes this week including baked tilapia with dill, corn and tomatoes that looks delicious! This week I have also broken down the meal cost for 4 of the week's dinners and indicated the stores where I bought the deals. Enjoy!
What's on your frugal menu this week??
Red Velvet Cake (ok - cake is not usually for breakfast.....usually)
Uncle Ben’s Sun Dried Tomato Florentine Rice
Not sure about veggie yet – depends on the sales that start Wednesday
We’ll see what is on sale starting Wednesday. I may pull out a roast from the freezer since we had no red meat during the week.
Bagels – Thomas Bagels on sale BOGO at Lowe’s Foods through 2/16 for $2 - $1 coupon from March All You Magazine = $1 for 6 big soft honey wheat bagels (we will use 4 for dinner)
Cream Cheese – Phili Cream Cheesze tub on sale for .50 after coupons and promo a couple weeks ago at Kroger
Eggs – Egglands Best on sale at Lowe’s Foods through 2/16 for $2.00 - .35 coupon doubled = $1.30 for 12 (we will use 8 eggs for dinner)
Apple Slices – 3 lb bag on sale at Lowe’s Foods last week for $1.29 using e-offers deal We will use about 3 apples with dinner)
Milk for kids to drink – Free at CVS using CVS gift card (from cashing in credit card reward points for gift card)
Red Velvet Cake – leftover from Valentine's dinner Sunday night – approx. .75 for 4 pieces
Total approx. cost of dinner for 4 people: $3.21 (.80 per person)
Salmon Burgers – on sale at Lowe’s Foods a few weeks ago for $3.24 for 4 burgers
Whole Wheat Arnold Sandwich Thins – on sale at Lowe’s Foods through 2/16 for $2.50 - .55 coupon I found on a tear pad at my gym = $1.40
Asparagus - on sale for $1.49/lb at Lowe’s Foods through 2/16
Uncle Ben’s Sun Dried Tomato Florentine Rice – Free with sale and coupon a few months ago
Milk for kids to drink – free with CVS gift card
Total cost for 4 people: $6.13 ($1.53 per person)
Sandwich Night (choose between tuna or veggie burgers) – Starkist Tuna was .14 per pouch during last triples at HT with sale and coupon. Morningstar Veggie burgers were .37 each with sale and coupon at Lowe’s a couple weeks ago.
Arnold Whole Wheat Sandwich Thins - $1.40 for 6 buns
Broccoli – Free Steamfresh
Brown Rice – Free Steamfresh
Milk – Free with CVS gift card
Total approx. cost for 4 people: $3.15 (.78 per person)
New Recipe! Baked Dill Seasoned Tilapia with Corn and Tomatoes:
Frozen Beacon Light Tilapia on sale at Lowe’s Foods BOGO through 2/16 for $3.00 for 12 oz package. I am making 2 packages because my dad is coming for dinner. We can use the leftovers for lunch the next day = $5 for tilapia for dinner. Corn is free Steamfresh from a few weeks ago at both HT and Lowe’s. Tomatoes are free Rotel from Kroger a couple weeks ago (instead of the Hunts tomatoes indicated in the recipe).
Asparagus (clearly we love asparagus and when it is on sale for such a great price – we eat it a lot!) - $1.49 on sale at Lowe’s Foods though 2/16
Butter and Parmesan Noodles – Free No Yolks Noodles with a coupon and sale a few weeks ago (at Lowe’s Foods). Parmesan for 1/3 bag = .50. Light butter = .30
Cookie Bar Brownies – Betty Crocker mix on sale a couple weeks ago for $1.25. 2 eggs and oil = .30
Diet Coke and Milk to drink – Free using CVS gift card
Total approx cost for 5 people: $8.84 ($1.76 per person)
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