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!

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