Fresh Meal Planning (8/28 – 9/3)

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Welcome back to the second week of our Fresh Meal Planning Blog! This week we are excited to feature many of our items from the Weekly Ad and Penny Pincher in our meal planning creations. Simplicity and time saving is as important to us as it is to you, and that’s why these tasty meals are quick, easy and super delicious!

While following along with this meal planning blog, please keep in mind that your grocery list may vary slightly from ours depending on what you need for this week’s meals or what you do not already have on hand that we do from previously meal planning creations, as well as diet restrictions or alterations to our recipes. Reminder that we also calculate the average prices for items based on the weekly ad for all locations or with prices averaged out from CobornsDelivers.com. However, if you’ve been following along with us, then this week of meal planning is sure to give you 7 meals for a family of four all for under $75! That’s an awesome amount of savings! Read on to see what we have prepared for you this week!

Sale Prices Valid:

  • All Other Stores: 8/28– 9/3
  • Mitchell, SD & Huron, SD: 8/30–9/5

DAY ONE: 

Fried Chicken Dinner

Day 1

If you’ve never tried our Fried or Grilled Chicken from the Deli here’s your chance! Plus, it pairs quite nicely with our Homemade Potato Salad. Enjoy this summertime classic meal and kick your week off to a great start!

What You’ll Need: 

  • 8 Piece Fried or Grilled Chicken from the Deli ($6.98)
  • 1 lb. Homestyle Potato Salad from the Deli ($1.78)
  • Lay’s Family Size Wavy Potato Chips ($1.98) *Try with Mid America Farms Top the Tater, on sale this week for $1.18

Day Total: $10.74

DAY TWO: 

Spaghetti Dinner

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Here’s a full meal that will feed a family! From our Garden Salads, Bread Sticks and Quick and Easy Pasta we have everything you need for a pasta meal that everyone will love!

What You’ll Need:

  • 7 Oz. Creamette Pasta ($1.00 Ad Sale 2 for $1.00)
  • 1 Lb. 80% Lean Ground Beef ($1.98 Sold in 3 Lb. Chub $6.57 Total, see Meal #7 for 1 Lb. and save 1 Lb. for Next Week!)
  • 16-24 Oz. Ragu Pasta Sauce ($1.50)
  • Cole’s Garlic Bread ($4.00 / On Sale 2 for $4.00 – See Meal #5!)
  • Fresh Express Garden Salad ($1.00)
  • Kraft Salad Dressing ($3.49 BOGO Free)

Day Total: $10.98

DAY THREE: 

Crescent Sandwiches & Soup

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These miniature roll up sandwiches put a fun spin on the typical soup and sandwich night! Enjoy with a family size can of Food Club Tomato Soup and rest assured everyone will be full from tonight’s dinner!

Crescent Sandwiches
 
Ingredients
  • Sliced Turkey Breast
  • Shredded Cheese
  • 2 Packs Crescent Rolls
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375 Degrees F.
  2. Unroll crescent rolls.
  3. Add two slices of turkey and 1 T. of shredded cheese inside each.
  4. Roll sandwiches up.
  5. Bake sandwiches for 13-15 minutes until the top is golden brown.
  6. Remove from oven, let cool and serve with tomato soup.

What You’ll Need:

  • Two 8-12.4 Oz. Food Club Crescent Rolls ($3.00)
  • Food Club Shredded Cheddar Cheese ($3.29)
  • 1/2 lb. Kretschmar Mesquite Turkey Breast ($2.99)
  • 26 Oz. Food Club Family Size Tomato Soup ($1.99)
  • 7.25 – 8.3 Oz. Betty Crocker Suddenly Salad ($2.79 BOGO Free, see Meal #4!)

Day Total: $14.06

DAY FOUR: 

Meatball Parmesan Heroes

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This tasty recipe is straight from the fall edition of our Celebrate MORE magazine! Follow this recipe and enjoy a warm meal that is homemade and oh-so easy to make!

Meatball Parmesan Heroes
Prep time: 
Cook time: 
Total time: 
Serves: 4
 
Ingredients
  • 2 Cups Pizza Sauce
  • 32 Simek's Frozen Italian Style Meatballs
  • 1½ Cups Sliced Green or Red Peppers
  • 1 Cup Sliced Yellow Onions
  • 4 6 Inch Hoagie or Sub Buns
  • ¾ Cup Shredded Mozzarella or Parmesan Cheese
Instructions
  1. Heat sauce and meatballs in a large skillet to simmering over medium-high heat.
  2. Reduce heat to low and cook 15-20 minutes longer or until meatballs are heated through, stirring occasionally.
  3. Meanwhile, spray second large skillet with cooking spray.
  4. Cook bell peppers and onion over medium-high heat 5-6 minutes or until peppers are tender-crisp and lightly browned.
  5. Slice buns lengthwise in half but do not cut all the way through buns.
  6. Spoon meatballs and sauce into each bun.
  7. Sprinkle with cheese and evenly divided pepper-onion mixture over cheese.

What You’ll Need:

  • 15 Oz. Can Food Club Pizza Sauce ($1.29)
  • Simek’s Italian Style Meatballs ($5.98)
  • Green Pepper ($1.00)
  • Yellow Onion ($0.98)
  • 6 Ct. Pepperidge Farm Soft Hoagie Rolls ($3.29)
  • Mozzarella Cheese or Parmesan Cheese ($3.29)
  • 7.25 – 8.3 Oz. Betty Crocker Suddenly Salad- Not included in the total as you already picked up for Meal #3!

Day Total: $15.83

DAY FIVE: 

Lasagna

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Simek’s is back at it again with a simply delicious layered Lasagna meal! Add in the Cole’s Garlic Bread that you already included in the total for Meal #2 and you’ll be smiling about how easy tonight’s meal is!

What You’ll Need:

  • Simek’s Hand Layered Lasagna ($5.98)
  • Cole’s Cheese Sticks- Not included in the total as you already purchased for Meal #2!
  • Fresh Express Garden Salad ($1.00 in Penny Pincher)
  • Kraft Salad Dressing- Not included in the total as you already purchase for Meal #2!

Day Total: $8.98

DAY SIX: 

Chicken Strips

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Everyone needs Banquet Chicken Strips in their life pair them with our Frozen Vegetables that are included in the Penny Pinchers and some Fresh Cut Fries from Food Club and dinner is served for Day 6!

What You’ll Need:

  • 24-29.5 Oz. Boneless Banquet Chicken Strips ($3.98)
  • 19 – 32 Oz. Food Club Fresh Fries ($1.98)
  • 16 Oz. Westpac Frozen Vegetables ($0.85 From Penny Pincher)

Day Total: $6.81

DAY SEVEN: 

Homemade Tacos

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Here’s where the ground beef is coming in again! Add a little taco seasoning, some fresh veggies, diced tomatoes and green chiles and some crispy taco shells and you’ll have everyone asking for seconds.

What You’ll Need:

  • 12 Ct. Ortega Hard Yellow Corn Taco Shells ($1.17 From Penny Pincher)
  • 1.25 Oz. Ortega Original Taco Seasoning ($0.57 From Penny Pincher)
  • 1 Lb. 80% Lean Ground Beef- Not included in the total as you already purchased for Meal #2 where 1 Lb. was used: Sold in 3 Lb. Chub $6.57 use 2 Lbs. this week and save 1 Lb. for next week)
  • 8 Oz. Fresh Express Lettuce Shreds ($1.00 From Penny Pincher)
  • Food Club Shredded Cheese- Not included in the price as you already purchase for Meal #3!
  • 15 Oz. Can Food Club Black Beans, drained  ($0.58 From Penny Pincher)
  • 14.5 Oz. Can Food Club Petite Diced Tomatoes with Green Chiles ($1.39)

Day Total: $6.69

FINAL TOTAL: ABOUT $74.09

Final Shopping List:

  • 8 Piece Fried or Grilled Chicken from the Deli ($6.98)
  • 1 lb. Homestyle Potato Salad from the Deli ($1.78)
  • Lay’s Family Size Wavy Potato Chips ($1.98)
  • 7 Oz. Creamette Pasta ($1.00 Ad Sale 2 for $1.00)
  • 1 Lb. 80% Lean Ground Beef ($1.98 Sold in 3 Lb. Chub $6.57 Total, see Meal #7 for 1 Lb. and save 1 Lb. for Next Week!)
  • 16-24 Oz. Ragu Pasta Sauce ($1.50)
  • Cole’s Garlic Bread ($4.00 / On Sale 2 for $4.00 – See Meal #5!)
  • Fresh Express Garden Salad ($1.00)
  • Kraft Salad Dressing ($3.49 BOGO Free)
  • Two 8-12.4 Oz. Food Club Crescent Rolls ($3.00)
  • Food Club Shredded Cheddar Cheese ($3.29)
  • 1/2 lb. Kretschmar Mesquite Turkey Breast ($2.99)
  • 26 Oz. Food Club Family Size Tomato Soup ($1.99)
  • 7.25 – 8.3 Oz. Betty Crocker Suddenly Salad ($2.79 BOGO Free, see Meal #4!)
  • 15 Oz. Can Food Club Pizza Sauce ($1.29)
  • Simek’s Italian Style Meatballs ($5.98)
  • Green Pepper ($1.00)
  • Yellow Onion ($0.98)
  • 6 Ct. Pepperidge Farm Soft Hoagie Rolls ($3.29)
  • Mozzarella Cheese or Parmesan Cheese ($3.29)
  • Simek’s Hand Layered Lasagna ($5.98)
  • Fresh Express Garden Salad ($1.00 in Penny Pincher)
  • 24-29.5 Oz. Boneless Banquet Chicken Strips ($3.98)
  • 19 – 32 Oz. Food Club Fresh Fries ($1.98)
  • 6 Oz. Westpac Frozen Vegetables ($0.85 From Penny Pincher)
  • 12 Ct. Ortega Hard Yellow Corn Taco Shells ($1.17 From Penny Pincher)
  • 1.25 Oz. Ortega Original Taco Seasoning ($0.57 From Penny Pincher)
  • 8 Oz. Fresh Express Lettuce Shreds ($1.00 From Penny Pincher)
  • 15 Oz. Can Food Club Black Beans, drained  ($0.58 From Penny Pincher)
  • 14.5 Oz. Can Food Club Petite Diced Tomatoes with Green Chiles ($1.39)

$74.09

And there you have it! 7 Fresh and delicious meals for a family of four, all for under $75! Thanks for visiting the Fresh Meal Planning blog and be sure to stop back next week for our next blog. We hope that you and your family enjoy these dinners and that this week of meal planning can save you time, money and get you back to spending quality time with your loved ones!

Make it a great week meal planners, we’ll see you next week!

DIY: B2S Teacher Gift

DIY: Back to School Teacher Gift

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Lynell

It’s almost Back-To-School time and whether your child is entering their first year of school or their last, it is always an exciting season full of new beginnings, fun transitions and lots of new things to learn and experience. Continue reading “DIY: B2S Teacher Gift”

Grilled Pork Chops Glazed with Fig Chutney

Grilled Pork Chops Glazed with Fig Chutney

It’s almost Labor Day and time to soak up what we have left of the summertime weather. That’s why simplicity is the name of the game with this amazing end-of-summer grilling recipe. If you love to grill, you’ll like this recipe because it gives you the ability to mix up your routine with some new sauces, which is always exciting. We chose to pair this dish with some fresh green beans and it was a great combination! Not only that, but it looked really beautiful prepared on a plate. Continue reading “Grilled Pork Chops Glazed with Fig Chutney”

Fresh Meal Planning (8/21 – 8/27)

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Welcome back to our Fresh Meal Planning blog! We’re glad you’re back to visit because we have some delicious meals to bring to you this week!

While following along with this meal planning blog, please keep in mind that your grocery list may vary slightly from ours depending on what you need for this week’s meals or what you do not already have on hand that we do from previously meal planning creations, as well as diet restrictions or alterations to our recipes. Reminder that we also calculate the average prices for items based on the weekly ad for all locations or with prices averaged out from CobornsDelivers.com. However, if you’ve been following along with us, then this week of meal planning is sure to give you 7 meals for a family of four all for under $75! That’s an awesome amount of savings! Read on to see what we have prepared for you this week!

Sale Prices Valid:

  • All Other Stores: 8/21– 8/27
  • Mitchell, SD & Huron, SD: 8/23–8/29

DAY ONE: 

Homemade Hawaiian Pizzas

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Not only is this meal great tasting, but it’s great to make too! Get the whole family involved in dinner tonight with these Homemade Hawaiian Pizzas! To make, simply pick up your favorite pizza toppings (we picked mozzarella cheese, ham and pineapple), top with sauce, and cook according to crust directions! Dinner just got a whole lot better with Day 1’s Meal!

What You’ll Need:

  • 2 Golden Home Ultra Thin Pizza Crusts ($2.98 Each / $5.96 Total)
  • 1 Food Club Pizza Sauce ($0.78)
  • 7-8 Oz. Crystal Farms Mozzarella Cheese Shreds ($1.66 From Penny Pincher)
  • ½ Lb. Kretschmar Ham ($2.49)
  • Food Club Canned Pineapple ($1.28)

Day Total: $12.17

DAY TWO: 

Marinated Pork Chops

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Here’s another quick and easy recipe that is truly perfect for summertime! What’s even better is that our Food Club marinade is already pre-made for you, that means easy assembly, easy clean-up because you’ll skip the mixing bowls and a delicious dinner the Food Club way! Enjoy those chops with our Bi-Color Local sweet corn and Food Club baked beans and give yourself a pat on the back because Day 2’s Dinner is now complete!

What You’ll Need:

  • 4 Compart Duroc America’s Cut Boneless Pork Chops ($8.00)
  • Food Club Marinade ($1.44 BOGO – $2.89 for two, which you’ll need for Day 4’s meal!)
  • 6 Local Bi-Color Sweet Corn Cobs ($1.98)
  • 1 – 28 Oz. Food Club Baked Beans ($1.99)

Day Total: $14.86

DAY THREE: 

Brinner

day3

Everyone loves a good brinner! This week’s brinner we’re talking bacon, eggs and hashbrowns and who can forget about our fresh raspberries and you can add toast with the bread from Day 7’s Meal! Sit back, relax and enjoy breakfast for dinner!

What You’ll Need:

  • 28 Oz. Food Club Shredded Hashbrowns ($2.00)
  • 1 Dozen Food Club Eggs ($1.48)
  • 6 Oz. Driscoll’s Red Raspberries ($2.50)
  • 12-16 Oz. Buckley Farms Sliced Bacon ($2.98)

Day Total: $7.96

DAY FOUR: 

Chicken Breast and Grilled Watermelon

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Here’s a fun one – tonight you’ll be grilling watermelon! Keep in mind that you’ll want half of the fruit for tomorrow’s dinner, so as you’re preparing your melon for grilling set aside enough for the next evening. To grill the watermelon simply cut the fruit into triangles similar to the picture, place them on the grill during the second half of the grilling for your chicken and ta-da – dinner is served! Be sure to use the Food Club marinade that you already picked up for Day 2’s meal and toss together a Fresh Express Salad kit and finalize your meal.

What You’ll Need:

  • 16 Oz. Goldn’ Plump Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast Portions ($2.89 From Penny Pincher)
  • Food Club Marinade- Not included in the total as you already picked up for Day 3’s Meal!
  • Fresh Express Salad Kit ($2.50 From Penny Pincher)
  • Watermelon ($3.98, be sure to save 1/2 for Day 5’s Meal!)

Day Total: $9.37

DAY FIVE: 

Brats with Grilled Zucchini

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Yesterday was grilled watermelon, today? Grilled zucchini! Make your brats right alongside the zucchini and enjoy!

What You’ll Need:

  • Man Cave Craft Bratwurst ($3.98)
  • 12 Ct. Lakeland Hot Dog Buns ($1.98)
  • 2 Lb.s Grilled Zucchini ($2.36)
  • Watermelon- Not included in the total as you already picked up for Day 4’s Meal!

Day Total: $8.32

DAY SIX: 

Honey Bacon Wrapped Pork Tenderloin

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Here’s a dish you’ll want to have for dinner again and again and again… Bacon Wrapped Pork Tenderloin with a Honey Glaze! Finish this dinner off with the Savory Baked Potato Salad from the Deli and a Fresh Express Salad Kit!

Honey Bacon Pork Tenderloin
 
Ingredients
  • 8- 10 Slices Bacon, long enough to wrap around the pork 1 time.
  • 1.5 Lb. Pork Tenderloin, at room temperature
  • Salt, to taste
  • Pepper, to taste
  • 1 T. Olive Oil
  • 2 T. Honey
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 Degrees F.
  2. Lay the bacon next to each other on a cutting board, slightly overlapping. The width of the bacon should be enough to wrap the length of the pork.
  3. Season the pork with salt and pepper.
  4. Tuck the thin end under so the length of the pork is roughly the same thickness.
  5. Heat the oil in an oven proof skillet over high heat.
  6. Sear the pork on all sides until nicely browned.
  7. Place pork on the bacon.
  8. Use a knife to help keep the bacon together and roll the pork up, finishing with the seam side down.
  9. Use the knife to transfer back into the skillet.
  10. Drizzle over honey and brush all over.
  11. Roast for 25 to 30 minutes, basting once or twice with the pan juices, mopping up plenty of the honey pooled at the base of the pork.
  12. Remove from oven and baste again.
  13. Let it rest for 5 minutes.
  14. Baste once more just before serving.
  15. To serve, cut into thick slices.

What You’ll Need:

  • 1.5 Lb. Hormel Always Tender Pork Tenderloin ($5.98)
  • 12-16 Oz. Buckley Farms Sliced Bacon ($2.98)
  • Salt- Not included in the total as you probably already have this on hand!
  • Pepper- Not included in the total as you probably already have this on hand!
  • Olive Oil- Not included in the total as you probably already have this on hand!
  • Honey- Not included in the total as you probably already have this on hand!
  • 1 Lb. Savory Baked Potato Salad from the Deli ($2.98)
  • Fresh Express Salad Kit ($2.50 From Penny Pincher)

Day Total: $11.46

DAY SEVEN: 

@ Ease Skillet Meal Kits

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Simple is the name of the game! Pick up these @ Ease Meal Kits and serve with a side of toast and dinner is served! If you’d like you can always add your favorite canned or frozen vegetables or leftover veggies from a previous meal to these skillet dinners.

What You’ll Need:

  • 21 Oz. @ Ease Skillet Meals ($2.92 From Penny Pincher)
  • 8.25 Oz. Food Club Canned Vegetables ($0.69)
  • 1.5 Lb. Country Hearth Bread ($1.98 From Penny Pincher)

Day Total: $5.59

FINAL TOTAL: ABOUT $72.71

Final Shopping List:

  • 2 Golden Home Ultra Thin Pizza Crusts ($2.98 Each / $5.96 Total)
  • 1 Food Club Pizza Sauce ($0.78)
  • 7-8 Oz. Crystal Farms Mozzarella Cheese Shreds ($1.66 From Penny Pincher)
  • ½ Lb. Kretschmar Ham ($2.49)
  • Food Club Canned Pineapple ($1.28)
  • 4 Compart Duroc America’s Cut Boneless Pork Chops ($8.00)
  • 2 Food Club Marinades ($1.44 BOGO – $2.89 for two, which you’ll need for Day 4’s meal!)
  • 6 Local Bi-Color Sweet Corn Cobs ($1.98)
  • 1 – 28 Oz. Food Club Baked Beans ($1.99)
  • 28 Oz. Food Club Shredded Hashbrowns ($2.00)
  • 1 Dozen Food Club Eggs ($1.48)
  • 6 Oz. Driscoll’s Red Raspberries ($2.50)
  • 12-16 Oz. Buckley Farms Sliced Bacon ($2.98)
  • 16 Oz. Goldn’ Plump Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast Portions ($2.89 From Penny Pincher)
  • Fresh Express Salad Kit ($2.50 From Penny Pincher)
  • Watermelon ($3.98, be sure to save 1/2 for Day 5’s Meal!)
  • Man Cave Craft Bratwurst ($3.98)
  • 12 Ct. Lakeland Hot Dog Buns ($1.98)
  • 2 Lb.s Grilled Zucchini ($2.36)
  • 1.5 Lb. Hormel Always Tender Pork Tenderloin ($5.98)
  • 12-16 Oz. Buckley Farms Sliced Bacon ($2.98)
  • 1 Lb. Savory Baked Potato Salad from the Deli ($2.98)
  • Fresh Express Salad Kit ($2.50 From Penny Pincher)
  • 21 Oz. @ Ease Skillet Meals ($2.92 From Penny Pincher)
  • 8.25 Oz. Food Club Canned Vegetables ($0.69)
  • 1.5 Lb. Country Hearth Bread ($1.98 From Penny Pincher)

$72.71

Items Already On Hand:

  • Salt- Not included in the total as you probably already have this on hand!
  • Pepper- Not included in the total as you probably already have this on hand!
  • Olive Oil- Not included in the total as you probably already have this on hand!
  • Honey- Not included in the total as you probably already have this on hand!

These “On Hand” products are either already on hand in your cupboard, used earlier in a recent meal planning blog or leftovers from last week!

And there you have it! 7 Fresh and delicious meals for a family of four, all for under $75! Thanks for visiting the Fresh Meal Planning blog and be sure to stop back next week for our next blog. We hope that you and your family enjoy these dinners and that this week of meal planning can save you time, money and get you back to spending quality time with your loved ones!

Make it a great week meal planners, we’ll see you next week!

Holy Aioli!

Holy Aioli!

Brandon
Brandon

I love garlic, and want to put it on everything. All my dreams came true when I discovered the magical world of aioli. If you were curious, aioli is basically just a fancy way of saying mayonnaise — generally they are egg based. If you’re opposed to the thought of consuming raw eggs, have I got a recipe for you!

Continue reading “Holy Aioli!”