Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Cooking the Deals of May 8-14

Lots of good eats this week from the deals at Rainbow & Cub! Grape chicken salad sandwiches are delicious with the warmer weather we've been having...
Since I find it easier to plan ahead, than try to play catch-up, I will be posting the meal ideas part-way though the week (I'm shooting for having it done by Tuesday night, so you know might have a better idea of what you want to get at Rainbow on Double Daze on Wednesday), with the idea that you can do your grocery shopping for the next week. But of course, if you see something you just have to try then why wait until next week? Cook it up tonight for dinner!

Keep in mind though, that I do assume that you will have some of the staples stock-piled on hand. When you're starting off you may not have some of these things stock-piled, but as you go you will!

A "*" denotes items I have on hand that I have gotten for free.
Another note: My meal prices are approximate, it depends on how much you have paid for certain items that I already have on hand or have gotten in previous weeks for a rock-bottom price.

Rainbow Shoppers (that's me!)... check out the list of deals this week at Rainbow.
And for those without a near-by Rainbow... check out the list of deals at Cub.

Meal #1: Eggs Benedict with Homemade Hollandaise $8.00
Eggs $0.88 @ Rainbow
Oscar Mayer Bacon $3.98 @ Rainbow
Jimmy Dean Sausage Patties $3.50 @ Rainbow
Ingredients on hand: lemon juice, white pepper, Worcestershire, butter, salt, (or a packet mix of Hollandaise), cheese, English muffins

Meal #2: Meatball Soup $9.00
Meatballs $5.49 @ Rainbow
Ingredients on hand: carrots, celery, onion, corn, cream of something soup, bouillon cube 

Meal #3: Grape Chicken Salad Sandwich $8.00
Grapes $1.39/lb @ Cub
Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts $2.49/lb @ Cub
New York Texas Cibatta Bread $1.49 @ Cub
Ingredients on hand: mayo, pasta*, coleslaw dressing, celery

Meal #4: Chicken Penne Pesto
Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts $2.49/lb @ Cub
Ronzoni Pasta $0.25 @ Rainbow (I usually buy this when it's free, but if you don't have any)
Red Gold Tomatoes $0.25 @ Rainbow
Ingredients on hand: pesto (or ingredients to make it)

Meal #5: Baby Back Ribs under $15 for 4 servings (you'd pay that for one meal at a restaurant!)
Hormel Ribs $1.49 for 1st pound, $2.49/lb thereafter @ Cub
Rhodes' Rolls $1.19 @ Cub (I've gotten these cheaper at Rainbow in the past)
Salad (free Ken's dressing at Rainbow, but there's not sale on lettuce)
Ingredients on hand: mustard, Worcestshire, brown sugar, BBQ sauce*, honey* (my uncles are beekeepers, so most of you might not be able to get it for free)

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