Thursday, April 23, 2009

Bargain Meals of the Week for Fry's current ad - 04/22 - 04/28/09 - with dessert ideas and recipes

Bargain Meal of the Week

This week, Fry’s has some tremendous $1 deals – be sure to check out your ad before making a shopping trip to Fry’s this week for some terrific bargains! I feel very fortunate to be included in the Bargain Meals of the Week feature at $5 Dinners! Check the site every week for terrific meal ideas using the current store sales!

Here are a few meal ideas for this week based upon Fry’s advertised sales running this week (04/22 through 04/28/09).

Meal #1 – Shake n Bake pork chops with steamed vegetables and noodle or pasta side dish

Items to buy on sale for this meal:
Assorted pork loin chops – 97 cents per pound
Steamfresh frozen vegetables – 10-12 ounce bag - $1
Rice A Roni or Pasta Roni - $1

Meal #2 – Fried chicken with French fries and fresh vegetable tray
(I use my chicken nugget recipe for fried chicken pieces as well!)

Items to buy on sale for this meal:
Fresh chicken drumsticks or thighs – 77 cents per pound
(whole chicken also on sale at this price)

For fresh vegetable tray:
Hot House cucumbers - $1 each
Kroger mini carrots – 1 lb. Bag - $1
Red or yellow bell peppers - $1 each
Fresh cauliflower and broccoli – $1 per pound
Kroger salad dressing – 16 ounce bottle - $1.69 (ranch for dipping)

Meal #3 – Spaghetti and meatballs (or meat sauce) with green salad and your choice of bread

Items to buy on sale for this meal:
Super Lean ground beef – sold in a 2 lb. Chub - $1.88 per pound (limit 4)
Fry’s pasta – 16 ounce - $1
Kroger pasta sauce – 26 ounce can - $1
Dole premium classic salads – $1 per bag
On The Vine tomatoes – 77 cents per pound
Hot House cucumbers - $1 each
Kroger salad dressing – 16 ounce bottle - $1.69

Quick Dessert ideas for this week:
Brownies and ice cream:
Pillsbury brownies - $1
Kroger ice cream, 56 ounce - $1

Popsicles - $1 per box (12 count)

Cool Classics Ice cream sandwiches - $1 per box

Pudding pops:
Place a stick or spoon into each of the four count puddings and freeze until firm.
Hunt’s Snack Pack puddings – 4 count - $1

Thank you so much for stopping by this week! Check back next week for more great ideas using the Fry’s current grocery sales. And, check back throughout this week for more ideas creating affordable meals with other store advertised specials!

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