Thursday, April 25, 2013

Cookin' With Coupons

Deciding to coupon shop means buying food differently.  It's a constant evaluation of what you have, what you need, and what you can get for less. This week there are some items that caught my eye.  I see overall meals instead of items when I shop.  My meals this week may not seem obvious but I think with my coupon stockpile, it will make three good meals this week, and save quite a bit of money.

Meal #1 BBQ Chicken and veggie pasta
It's easy to see $1 per pound chicken breasts are a good deal.  So I picked up a 5 pack.  You'll also see pasta on sale.  Ronzoni is on the 10 for $10 sale.    It's easy to pick up spaghetti or fettuccine noodles.  Try a rotini this week.  It's a great cold compliment to BBQ chicken.  To prepare, just cook noodles and drain.  Either on the grill or in a skillet you can grill carrot, broccoli, squash, and cherry tomatoes.  Remove from heat and mix with pasta and sprinkle in some Italian seasonings.  Top with Kraft  grated Parmesan cheese,   Use Tearpad coupon to save $1 on 1. 

Plan this meal more than once!  You can easily freeze the chicken, and stock up on Ronzoni pasta this week. 

Meal #2 Cantaloupe Chicken Salad

My sister made this recipe and said it's wonderful and healthy.  Grill your extra chicken breasts early in the week.   Cantaloupe is also on sale.  You'll make a standard chicken salad mix: 1/4 c  Mayo, 1T sugar, 1t  lemon juice, and the cubed meat of 2 chicken breasts.  To make this tasty, you'll want to add in 1 whole sliced, seeded and cubed cantaloupe, some celery, and a 1/4 tsp of ginger.  Your stock should handle this well, sugar was on stockpile sale last week, mayo the week before.  You can toss in some Ocean Spray Craisin's from this weeks sale if you're feeling venturous!

Meal #3  Burgers!
Ground beef is on the 48 hour sale.  Let's make them special.  Use Lawry's burger rub on these beauties.  You can easily add a side of Birdseye Steamfresh veggies   Use Newspaper coupon to save $.50 on 1  , and a box of quick and simple Betty Crocker potatoes   Use Tearpad coupon to save $1 on 2   .  Be sure to stop by the deli department to get Kings Hawaiian Burger buns    Use Hangtag coupon to save $.40 on 1  .  These are in stock and on sale.  I have both the easy quick sides in my stockpile. 

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