Monday, June 27, 2011

Cooking the Deals of June 26 - July 2

Got a couple of great ideas for the 4th, come rain or shine! 
I find it easier to plan ahead, than try to play catch-up. My suggestion would be 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, that I do assume that you will have some of the staples stock-piled and 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.

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: Brats (or Chili Dogs), Beans, Pasta Salad, & Chips (for your 4th of July grilling pleasures!)
Johnsonville Brats (3 lb package) $4.99 @ Rainbow 
Oscar Mayer Franks $0.50 @ Rainbow ($1 off 2 in 5-15 & 6-19 SS)
Roundy's Brat Buns BOGO @ Rainbow (this is better than Taystee's prices, but more than Aldi's)
VanCamp's Pork & Beans $0.69 @ Cub
Hormel Chili No Beans $0.56 @ Cub ($0.55 off 2 in 5-8 SS)
Suddenly Salad $0.40 at Rainbow 
Lay's Chips BOGO @ Cub
Dean's Dip or Heluva Good Dip $0.25 @ Rainbow 

Hormel Always Tender Pork Spareribs $1.99/lb @ Cub
Sweet Baby Ray's BBQ Sauce $0.29 @ Rainbow (I usually get BBQ sauce for free)
Old Orchard Frozen Apple Juice $0.50 @ Rainbow 

Meal #3: Pork Chops & Wild Rice (Minnesota Style!)
Pork Loin Chops $2.79/lb @ Rainbow (not the best price)
Clear Value Soup $0.59 @ Rainbow (I usually get this for free & have it on hand)

Meal #4: Baked Spaghetti
Cub Ground Beef (3 lb chub) $2.29/lb @ Cub
Ronzoni or Creamette FREE @ Rainbow
Roundy's Eggs $1.39/ 1.5 dz. @ Rainbow

Meal #5: Sloppy Joe's

Cub Ground Beef (3 lb chub) $2.29/lb @ Cub
Roundy's Brat Buns BOGO @ Rainbow (this is better than Taystee's prices, but more than Aldi's)

Heinz Ketchup $1.44 @ Cub

Fruit Salad: Strawberry Fling Fruit Salad (Thanks, Amanda!)
Strawberries BOGO @ Cub (probably still cheaper at Aldi, if you have one near you)
Cool Whip $1 @ Rainbow (plus a bonus Monopoly ticket)
Jell-O Pudding $0.80 @ Rainbow (this seems high to me)

Dessert: Chocolate Mayonnaise Cake with Continental Frosting
Kraft Mayo or Miracle Whip $1.24 @ Cub
C&H Sugar $2.29 @ Cub

Beverages: Watermelon Lemonade (I know I just posted it last week, but it seems fitting for the 4th!)
Watermelon $3.88 @ Cub

This meal plan is linked up at OrgJunkie

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