This week could be a little more expensive than usual depending on the pantry/fridge staples you have available. However, there are great new recipes on this week's menu that I was dying to try out. Plus, shopping store sales/couponing is really about stretching your dollar and you will have lots of extras from the shopping list this week (see ideas below). You will notice two recipes call for basil pesto. You can either buy a jar of pesto in the store or make your own with the recipe I included. This would be an easy week to make the pesto if you have walnuts from last week's list and purchase the Parmesan cheese. Buy fresh basil and the rest of the items should already be in your pantry. This week's total for two people is approximately $58 (without tax)!! Make sure you are signed up for eVIC to get the great meat deals this week!
Great Deal This Week: Toilet Paper
Last week paper towels were a great deal and now it's toilet paper! These items can be expensive to run out and buy so stock up when they're on sale and save lots of money over time.
Seventh Generation 12 ct rolls: $3.99 each eVIC special (limit 2)
Cottonelle 12 ct rolls $6.99 each
Catalina Deal (prints at register) -buy 2, get $3.50 off next purchase
buy 3, get $4.50 off next purchase
Pair this deal with -.75/1 Cottonelle 12 ct from SS 7/17 and/or -.50/1 print. With 3 (-.75/1) coupons you could get these packs for $3.99 each!!
Friday: Chicken Chili with Pesto
All items are based on recipes with for two people so adjust as needed depending on how many people you are cooking for.
Weekly Menu Items
1 bunch of broccoli - $2 each
Lettuce/tomato – optional taco toppings
1 lime - $.69 each
1 zucchini - $.62 each
1 package of strawberries -$1.99 each
1 bunch of cilantro -$1.89 each
1 bunch of parsley - $1.89 each
1 jalapeno - $.25
1 red onion - $1.57 each
1 Calavo Avocados Bag - $1.27 each
1 granny smith apple - $1.29 each
1 lb baby red potatoes - $1.29
1 16 oz bag Harris Teeter baby carrots -$1.79 each
2 sweet potatoes - $1.74
1 red bell pepper -$2.99 each
1 bunch fresh celery - $1.99 each
Chef Paul’s Magic Blackened Seasoning - $3.50 each
1 can Embasa Chipotle Peppers in Adobo Sauce - $2.99 each
1 15 oz can cannellini beans - $.57 each
1 15 oz can Harris Teeter pinto beans -$.57 each
1 package Grill Mates® Peppercorn & Garlic Marinade - $.69 each
Old El Paso – print – buy all 3, use coupon = $3.88 for all 3
Taco Shells - $2.39
Seasoning Mix - $1
Can of green chilies - $1.69
1 Smithfield Fresh Boneless Whole Pork Tenderloin - $8.07 each
1 package Harris Teeter Reserve Angus Stew Meat - $1.99 each
1 2.5 lb bag Harris Teeter Chicken Breast, Boneless Skinless – eVIC $3.99 each (limit 1)
1 package Harris Teeter 93% fat free ground turkey – eVIC $1.99 each (limit 1)
1 package Harris Teeter 2% shredded cheddar – eVIC $1.47 each
1 package Harris Teeter shredded Parmesan cheese – eVIC $1.47 each
½ gallon of apple cider - $2.99 each
16 oz of Harris Teeter Buttermilk - $.79 each
Penne or fettuccine pasta
Pesto – Classico Basil Pesto - $3.29 per jar or homemade
Panko (Japanese style) breadcrumbs
1 yellow onion
Extra Virgin Olive Oil
White vinegar or red wine vinegar
Ketchup – need it: Harris Teeter -$.87 each
Ideas for Extras:
There are two pork tenderloins in the package. If you are cooking for two people, we will only be using one this week so freeze the other one to save for another dish.
Usually it is cheaper to get chicken breasts from the butcher. However, with this week's eVIC deal the 2.5 lb frozen bag is the biggest bang for your buck and will give you more chicken to use next week.
Leftover celery and carrots would be a great snack or lunch bag addition paired with the Athenos hummus on sale this week for $1.49.
You will have plenty of strawberries left over to pack for a healthy lunch treat, blend in a smoothie, or to top off yogurt in the morning for breakfast.You will get two avocados in the bag so use one for a taco topping as well.