Friday, May 1, 2009

Albertson's Bargain Meals of the Week - sales week of 04/29 - 05/05/09

Bargain Meal of the Week

I am excited to be part of the Bargain Meals of the Week feature at $5 Dinners! Check the site every week for terrific meal ideas that won’t break your budget! Contributors use the current store sales to put together thrifty meals for your family. Here are a few meal ideas for this week based upon Albertson’s advertised sales running this week (04/29 through 05/05/09).

Be sure to look at the Albertson’s store ad when you head into the store as they are also offering some great $1 items this week. If you are a couponer, there are also some terrific matches to save even more!

Another great buy at Albertson’s this week is their 8 count packages of Gatorade. You can buy two 8 count packages for $3.99 each and they will have $2 off coupons either attached to the bottles or available at register – giving you a great price of only $1.99 for 8 small Gatorades!

Meal #1 – BBQ Pork ribs with green salad and corn on the cob

Items to buy on sale for this meal:
Bone-in pork spare ribs - $3.99 per pound – buy one pound, get two pounds free with in-ad coupon
Fresh Express salads – 9-12 ounce bag - $1
Sweet corn on the cob – 50 cents per ear

Meal #2 – Grilled chicken breasts with baked potatoes and steamed vegetables

Items to buy on sale for this meal:
Boneless skinless chicken breasts - $1.67 per pound
Baking potatoes – 99 cents per pound
Birds Eye Steamfresh frozen vegetables – 12 ounce bag - $1

Meal #3 – Tacos with Spanish rice and refried beans

Items to buy on sale for this meal:
Moran’s ground beef (85% lean) - $1.99 per pound
(rinse and drain your beef after browning to reduce fat content)
Old El Paso taco shells – 10-12 ct. - $1
Mission flour tortillas (soft taco size) – 8 ct. - $1
Rosarita refried beans – 15-16 ounce can - $1
Old El Paso Spanish rice mix – 7.6 ounce package - $1

Thank you so much for stopping by this week! Check back next week for more great ideas using the Albertson’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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