Friday, June 19, 2009

Fry's Bargain Meal of the Week - grill time!

This week, Fry's stores are featuring some terrific 99 cent deals. Be sure to look at your print ad when you head to the store to stock up on some good buys this week! Here's another great bargain meal featuring items on sale at Fry's stores this week....

Grilled steaks with baked potatoes, corn on the cob and green salad

Ingredients to purchase on sale for this meal:
Boneless USDA Choice Rib Eye steak - $3.97 per pound
McCormick grill mates or grinders - $1 (great seasoning options for your grilling)
Kroger potatoes - use the remaining potatoes leftover from yesterday's meal (10 lb bag for $2.57)
Fresh sweet corn - 50 cents per ear
Dole classic salad mix - $1

Find some great grilling tips here:
How To Grill Steak (with video)
How To Grill Corn on the Cob in the Husk
How To Bake Potatoes on the Grill (see step 2)

Thank you for stopping by our little blog. Check back later for more great meals for area stores using current advertised sales!

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Fry's Bargain Meal of the Week - new crock pot recipe

Tonight, I had the chance to try a wonderful new recipe - and you can too thanks to the great sales at Fry's this week! Almost every ingredient for this great dish is on sale at Fry's stores this week! And, it is a crock pot recipe so it will provide you a quick way to toss dinner together and let your crock pot slave away for you all day, making dinner time a snap!

Crock Pot Baked Potato Soup
great served with your favorite bread or rolls

Ingredients on Sale for this Meal:
10 lb. bag Kroger potatoes - $2.57
(you will only need half the bag - save the other half for meal #2 coming tomorrow!)
Kroger cream cheese - 8 oz. package - 99 cents (pick up 2 packages)
Farmer John bacon - 12 oz. - 99 cents

Recipe Tips:

I did not have the chance to put this soup together until mid-afternoon but was so anxious to try it that I couldn't put it off until tomorrow. To speed up cooking time, I used my food processor to shred the potatoes instead of cutting them all into cubes. This made the potatoes cook quickly and our soup was still ready for dinner (with cooking on high). The whole family loved this recipe, served with homemade rolls.

We only used half of the package of bacon for garnishing our bowls so the other half package is chopped and ready for breakfast scramble or burritos tomorrow!

Thanks for stopping by - please be sure to check in for more great bargain meal ideas using current grocery ads throughout each sales week!

Friday, June 12, 2009

Albertson's Bargain Meals of the Week - sales cycle of 06/10 - 06/16/09 - with leftover makeovers and desserts

Bargain Meal of the Week

This week, I am looking forward to our shopping day so I can grab some great deals at Albertson’s. I personally prefer their boneless skinless chicken breast over the other stores because they are full breasts (heart shaped) which grill up wonderfully and then provide some extra meat for meals later in the week. This week, boneless skinless chicken is featured at only $1.67 per pound so I’m happy to be able to add a few packages to our freezer for summer grilling in later weeks.

Summer in Arizona means HEAT so we do a lot of grilling and add simple sides like fresh fruits or vegetables. This provides us with meals that pack a nutritious punch, even when none of us feel much like eating at all in the high heat.

Be sure to check out the print ad when you visit your Albertson’s store this week as the front page includes several in-ad coupons that may interest your family!

Meal #1 – Grilled chicken breasts with fresh vegetable tray and cantaloupe slices

Items to buy on sale for this meal:

Boneless skinless chicken breasts - $1.67 per pound

Fresh vegetable tray:

Mini carrots – 99 cents per one pound bag

Large red bell peppers – 88 cents each

Fresh bunch broccoli – 99 cents per pound

Cantaloupe – 50 cents per pound

Leftover Makeover – slice up any leftover chicken breast and use it to top salad later in the week (chicken Caesar salads) – or use slices as the base to chicken fettuccine Alfredo.

Meal #2 – Grilled sirloin steaks with green salad and watermelon

Items to buy on sale for this meal:

USDA Choice Beef petite sirloin steaks - $2.99 per pound

Fresh Express salad blends - $2.50 per bag

(check produce section to see if a salad you prefer is priced lower)

Grape tomatoes - $1.50 per dry pint

Check watermelon prices at your store – 12 ounce cut bowl available for $2.99

Leftover Makeover – slice up any leftover steak into strips and use as the base for beef fajitas (add a few bell peppers on sale this week for 88 cents each)

Great Desserts this Week:

Buy 4 Blue Bunny products and save $4 instantly – making final price $2 each

(includes containers of ice cream as well as novelty ice creams)

Fresh fruit parfaits:

Layer rinsed blueberries (on sale 2 for $3) with yogurt (on sale for 60 cents each for several varieties) for a yummy treat

Thank you so much for stopping by this week! Check back next week for more great ideas using Albertson’s current grocery sales!