Monday, January 10, 2011

This Week's Menu Plan and Deal of the Week!

Saturday morning is turning out to be my best time for menu planning. I gather up my menu planning Recipe Binder and lay it on the kitchen counter. I look in the refrigerator and cabinets to see what I have on hand I usually buy groceries on Friday afternoon, so I already have a few meals in mind using what I bought.

Look! Two whole weeks have been filled in on my menu planning sheet for January!

Here's the menu for this week:

Saturday: Veal Stew with potatoes, carrots and onions made in the crockpot.

Sunday: Lunch eaten out; banana and peanut butter sandwiches and chips for supper

Monday: BBQ Chicken Legs; macaroni and cheese; garden peas

Tuesday: Grilled bologna and cheese sandwiches and chips

Wednesday: Baked pasta with pasta sauce and cheese; green beans cooked with ham

Thursday: Roast Chicken Breasts, mashed potatoes and corn on the cob

Friday: Pan Fried Steak, potatoes, leftover veggies

I have really enjoyed this small crock pot I received as a Christmas gift. Its just the right size to cook for two people, which is what I need to learn to do.

My deal of the week:

4 Boxes of Special K Cereal and a gallon of orange juice for $3.42.

Food Lion has Special K Cereal on sale for $2.50 a box. If you buy 4 boxes you get a gallon of orange juice free. I printed out 2 buy one get one free Special K Coupons by going TO THIS SPECIAL K WEBSITE. You have to register, but at the end you can print out the coupons. After you print out the first one, hit the "back" button a couple of times to print the second coupon.

At Food Lion, when you use a buy one get one free coupon, the cash register deducts the regular price of the item and not the sales price. I didn't realize this until I got home and saw it on the receipt. So the 4 boxes of cereal were a total of $3.42, after the coupons were deducted, and I also got the free gallon of orange juice.

This deal is good through tomorrow.


Rhonda said...

great deal on cereal and OJ. See, coupons are not just for junk food!

I really need to do a better job of planning out our meals ahead of time, you are inspriring me. I will try and do that today.

Granny said...

Great job with the recipe planner. I printed out several cereal coupons from the CONO on Swagbucks and then found matching coupons in the Sunday paper. We eat a lot of cereal and these will really help the grocery budget.

Alexandra said...

Wow, what a deal!

A Servant of the King said...

I love your planner. I have gotten away from meal planning but need to get back on track. Thanks for the inspiration!!

Anonymous said...

Hi Debbie,
You are doing a great job with your menu planning. Are you snowed in there?
I have been thinking about you.

Mary Ann said...

I got 4 boxes of Special K cereal at CVS last week using those coupons!

I really like your little crockpot. I've been wanting a 2-3 quart. Not only would it be nice for smaller recipes but also would be great for cooking a side dish of veggies or whatever. Sometimes I put a smaller oven-safe dish inside my large crock when cooking a smaller amount and that works pretty well too.

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