April 28, 2012

Lowes Foods Weekly Menu April 29 - May 5



Lowes Foods is making me really happy this week with great meat and produce specials, especially considering it's the week after Super Doubles. The subtotal this week is only $41!! Happy Cinco de Mayo! Celebrate two nights with Chipotle Pork Lime Soup and Chipotle Pork Tacos...yum!

Weekly Menu

SundayBruschetta Chicken
MondayBarbecued Chicken with Mustard Glaze and Strawberry, Peach and Basil Salad
TuesdayEdamame Fried Rice
WednesdaySteak with Onions and Mushrooms with Side Caesar Salad
ThursdaySoy-Marinated Chicken Thighs with Sesame Green Beans
FridayChipotle Pork Lime Soup
SaturdayChipotle Pork Tacos


Shopping List...{Weekly Menu Items}
Pantry/Fridge Stock-up in Italics

Sunday1 pint grape tomatoes - $1.99
Fresh basil - $2.39
T&A Romaine Hearts - $1.74
2 boneless skinless chicken breasts ~ $2.75
Olive oil
Garlic
Balsamic vinegar
Salt
Pepper
Parmesan cheese

Monday1 orange - $.50
Strawberries - $2.99
1 peach ~ $1.10
4 boneless chicken thighs- $1.50/lb
Brown sugar
Garlic powder
Chili powder
Paprika 
Salt
Ketchup 
Red wine vinegar
Dijon mustard
Cooking spray
Sugar
White wine vinegar
Basil (split w/Bruschetta Chicken)
Olive oil

TuesdayGreen onions - $.69
1 carrot ~ $.25
1 onion - $.80
Pictsweet shelled edamame - $1.10
Eggs - $1.69
Brown rice
Low sodium soy sauce
Garlic
Salt
Pepper
Olive oil
Cooking spray

WednesdaySouth Mill white mushrooms - $1.25
1 lb London Broil - $3.50
Onion (split w/Edamame Fried Rice)
Olive oil
Cooking spray
Garlic powder
Salt
Pepper
Romaine hearts (split w/Bruschetta Chicken)
Grape tomatoes (split w/Bruchetta Chicken)
Parmesan cheese
Light Caesar dressing

Thursday1 lb green beans - $2.49
4 boneless chicken thighs - $1.50
Low sodium soy sauce
Olive oil
Dried thyme
Garlic
Cooking spray
Salt
Sesame seeds

FridayFresh cilantro - $.99
1 onion - $.80
1 avocado - $1.99
Boneless Chipotle pork loin roast - $2.75
Snyders white corn tortilla chips - $2.50
Olive oil
Garlic
Fat-free, low sodium chicken broth
Lime juice
Salt
Pepper

SaturdayOle whole wheat tortillas - $2.29
Reduced-fat sour cream, 8oz - $.99
Chipotle pork loin roast (split w/Chipotle Pork Lime Soup)
Cooking spray
Onion (split w/Chipotle Pork Lime Soup)
Cilantro (split w/Chipotle Pork Lime Soup)


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This menu is linked at Organizing Junkie

Bi-Lo Weekly Menu April 29 - May 5

This week is another Pick 4 for $9.99 deal on vegetables so make sure you purchase any item with an asterisk to get the special price. Happy Cinco de Mayo! Turkey Burger Quesadillas sound like a delicious way to celebrate the holiday.


Weekly Menu

SundayBasil Salmon with Julienne Vegetables
MondayBarbecue Meatloaf with Spinach Salad
TuesdayStuffed Peppers
WednesdayAvocado Basil Pasta
ThursdayFajita Shrimp Tacos
FridayLoaded Sante Fe Potatoes
SaturdayTurkey Burger Quesadillas


Shopping List...{Weekly Menu Items}
Pantry/Fridge Stock-up in Italics

Sunday1 small zucchini - $1.29/lb
4 pack red bell pepper* - $2.49
1 bag vidalia onions, 4 lbs* - $2.49
Fresh basil
1 lb fresh salmon steaks - $5.99/lb
Cooking spray
Olive oil
Seasoned salt
Lemon-pepper seasoning
Fat-free, low sodium chicken broth

MondayFresh Express baby spinach* - $2.49
1 pint organic grape tomatoes* - $2.49
Ground turkey (2 weeks ago)
Breadcrumbs
Onion
Barbecue sauce
  -need it: Southern Home - $.95
Yellow mustard
  -need it: Southern Home - $.79
Chili powder
Garlic powder
Salt
Pepper
Cooking spray
2 eggs
Light balsamic vinaigrette
  -need it: Southern Home - $2

TuesdayTomato sauce, 8 oz
Ground turkey (split with Barbecue Meatloaf)
Garlic
Onion
Dried cilantro
Garlic powder
Cumin powder
Red bell peppers (split w/Basil Salmon)
Fat-free, low sodium chicken broth
Rice
  -need it: Southern Home - $1.69
Olive oil
Shredded mozzarella cheese (last week)

Wednesday1 avocado - $1.25
Turkey bacon
Bow tie, penne, rotini, or rigatoni pasta
Basil (split w/Basil Salmon)
Lemon juice
Olive oil
Garlic
Pepper
Salt
Parmesan cheese

ThursdayReduced-sodium taco seasoning
Chi Chi's wheat tortillas - $1.20
Southern Home fat-free cream cheese - $1.25
1/2 lb shrimp
Onion
Red bell pepper (split w/Julienne Vegetables and Stuffed Peppers)
Garlic
Olive oil
Butter

Friday2 russet potatoes
Fresh cilantro
1 small jalapeno
Green onions
Luck's black beans - $.49
Southern Home corn - $.59
Southern Home reduced-fat shredded cheddar cheese - $2
Ground turkey (2 weeks ago)
Grape tomatoes (split w/Spinach Salad)
Garlic 
Onion
Ground cumin

SaturdayPico de gallo
Tortillas - split w/Fajita Shrimp Tacos
Ground turkey (split w/Loaded Santa Fe Potatoes)
Shredded cheddar cheese (split w/Loaded Santa Fe Potatoes
Cooking spray
Salt
Pepper


April 27, 2012

Harris Teeter Weekly Menu April 29 - May 5


This is a fun week leading up to the Kentucky Derby and Cinco de Mayo all in one day! I'll be celebrating both while raising money for a great cause at Mint Julep Jubilee. If you are in Wilmington or surrounding areas and looking for a great way to celebrate, you should come too! The Chicken-Chile Tostadas seem like a perfect way to celebrate May 5th but do you have a favorite recipe or cocktail to celebrate either one of these occasions? Feel free to comment below!

The subtotal this week is $56. Remember to shop your local produce stand or Farmers Market and you may score even better deals on fresh produce.

Weekly Menu

SundayMarinated Grilled Chicken with Watermelon-Jalapeno Salsa
MondaySoy Marinated Chicken Thighs with Sesame Green Beans
TuesdayNY Strip with Ratatouille Wanna-be
WednesdayGreek Chicken Pita Burgers with Baked Zucchini Sticks
ThursdayParmesan Chicken Pasta
FridayBarbecued Chicken with Mustard Glaze and Strawberry, Peach and Basil Salad
SaturdayChicken-Chile Tostadas


Shopping List...{Weekly Menu Items}
Pantry/Fridge Stock-up in Italics

Sunday1 cut watermelon ~ $2 ($.69/lb)
1 mango - $1
1 small jalapeno ~ $.09
1 small red onion ~ $1
Fresh cilantro - $1.50
2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (from Butcher) ~ $2
Dried oregano
Olive oil
Chili powder
Cumin
Salt
Cooking spray
Garlic
Lime juice
Rice
Sugar

Monday1 lb green beans - $1.99
Perdue boneless skinless chicken thighs (8 count) ~ $5.50
Lower sodium soy sauce
Garlic
Dried thyme
Olive oil
Cooking spray
Salt
Sesame seeds

Tuesday1 zucchini ~ $.55
1 yellow squash ~ $.75
1 pint grape tomatoes - $2.50
1 yellow bell pepper - $2.50
Fresh basil - $2.19
2 (8 ounce) New York Strip steaks - $5.99/lb
Garlic powder
Dried thyme
Dried parsley
Dried oregano
Dried rosemary
Salt
Pepper
Olive oil
Garlic
Red onion (split w/Watermelon-Jalapeno Salsa)
Sugar

Wednesday1 Roma tomato ~ $.37
Iceberg lettuce head - $.79
2 medium zucchini ~ $1.10
HT crumbled feta - $2.69
HT wheat pita pockets - $2.50
1 package Perdue ground chicken - $3
Lemon juice
Olive oil
Salt
Pepper
Garlic
Red onion
1 egg white
Breadcrumbs
Parmesan cheese
Garlic powder

Thursday1 broccoli bunch - $1.59
1 onion - $.31
1 boneless, skinless chicken breats (from Butcher) ~ $1
Bowtie, rotini or penne pasta
Pepper
Olive oil
Garlic
Crushed red pepper flakes
Grape tomatoes (split w/Ratatouille Wanna-Be)
Parmesan cheese

FridayStrawberries - $3
Blueberries - $2.49
1 peach ~ $.80
1 orange - $.60
Basil (split w/Ratatouille Wanna-Be)
Salt
White wine vinegar
Olive oil
Sugar
Brown sugar
Boneless skinless chicken thighs (split w/Soy-Marinated Chicken Thighs)
Garlic powder
Chili powder
Paprika
Ketchup
Red wine vinegar
Dijon mustard
Cooking spray

SaturdayHT reduced fat shredded cheddar cheese - $2.75
Ortega salsa - $2.50
Ortega tostada shells - $1.99
  -$1/2 print = $3.49 for both
Onion (split w/Parmesan Chicken Pasta)
Ground chicken (split w/Greek Chicken Pita Burgers)
Olive oil
Garlic
Ground cumin
Chili powder
Ground cinnamon
Salt
Cilantro (split w/Watermelon-Jalapeno Salsa)
Lime juice
Iceberg lettuce (split w/Greek Chicken Pita Burgers)





April 25, 2012

Q&A

I had another great question pop up in my inbox after the first Q&A post.

I was wondering if you have any recommendations for a meal that can easily be frozen and still taste great? I was planning to take a meal to a neighbor who just had a baby. I wanted to give them something that they didn't have to eat right away but could could just pop in the oven and eat whenever they needed something.  

I think the best things to freeze are pasta dishes. A lot of times those are pretty much already "cooked" and can be frozen at the point you would normally put them in the oven and then just cooked later at a convenient time. Below are a few easy recipes that I have taken to people who just had babies and they are hit!


Easy Italian Pasta Bake 
6 servings 
From Kraft Recipes


Ingredients
1lb. extra-lean ground beef or ground turkey breast
3 cups whole wheat penne pasta, cooked
1 jar (24 oz.) spaghetti sauce
1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
2 teaspoons minced garlic
1/3 cup Grated Parmesan Cheese, divided
1-1/2 cups  2% Milk Shredded Mozzarella Cheese


Preparation
1) Brown meat in large skillet with Italian seasoning and garlic; drain. Add pasta, sauce and half the Parmesan; mix well.
2) Spoon into 13x9-inch baking dish; top with remaining cheeses.*This is the point I would freeze it. When they are ready to bake it, take it out of the freezer and let it sit for about 20 minutes.
3) Bake at 375 degrees for 30-40 minutes.


From www.kraftrecipes.com




Chicken Cannelloni with Roasted Red Bell Pepper Sauce 
6-8 servings
From Southern Living November 2002


Ingredients
1 (8-ounce) package cannelloni, manicotti shells, or jumbo pasta shells
4 cups finely chopped cooked chicken
2 (8-ounce) containers chive-and-onion cream cheese
1 (10-ounce) package frozen chopped spinach, thawed and well drained
1 cup (8 ounces) shredded mozzarella cheese
1/2 cup Italian-seasoned breadcrumbs
3/4 teaspoon garlic salt
1 teaspoon seasoned pepper
For sauce:
2 (7-ounce) jars roasted red bell peppers, drained
1 (16-ounce) jar creamy Alfredo sauce
1 (3-ounce) package shredded Parmesan cheese


Preparation
1) Cook pasta according to package directions; drain.
2) Stir together chicken and next 6 ingredients.
3) Cut pasta shells lengthwise through the other side (for jumbo shells you don't have to do anything, just stuff them).
4) Spoon about 1/2 cup chicken mixture into each shell, gently pressing cut sides together. *This is the point where you can freeze the shells. Wrap tightly with wax paper; freeze until ready to serve. Let thaw in the refrigerator. Unwrap and place in a baking dish. You can give them a jar of pasta sauce or use this Roasted Red Bell Pepper Sauce and that's something they can freeze as well. They will need to thaw it so they can pour the sauce over the shells to bake.
5) To make roasted red bell pepper sauce: Process roasted red bell peppers, Alfredo sauce and Parmesan cheese in a blender until smooth, stopping to scrape down sides.
6) Place shells, cut sides down, in 2 lightly greased 11- x 7-inch baking dishes. Pour sauce evenly over shells.
7) Bake, covered, at 350° for 25 to 30 minutes or until thoroughly heated.


My husband is allergic to milk so here's another red bell pepper sauce that would be great for this recipe and is dairy free:


Ingredients
1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 teaspoon minced garlic
14.5-ounce can diced tomatoes, drained and rinsed
1 (7-ounce) bottle roasted red bell peppers, undrained
1/8 teaspoon crushed red pepper


Preparation
Place all ingredients in a blender and process until smooth.


From www.myrecipes.com





Do you have any frozen meals that are a hit? Feel free to share your recipe below. Also, email me anytime at couponkitchen@yahoo.com with your questions!

25% off $25 or more at Half Off Depot



I know I post a lot about the deals at Half Off Depot but it's a great way to go out to dinner or enjoy an activity for half the price! Today, to celebrate April 25, they are offering 25% off any $25 or more purchase with the code EXTRA25. If you've had your eye on anything special, now is the time to get it!

April 22, 2012

Bi-Lo Weekly Menu April 22-28

Sadly, Bi-Lo doesn't do Super Doubles (not that I know of at least). However, I still think it's a great menu this week. If you're new to Coupon Kitchen, just click on the meal names below and it will take you straight to the recipe!

Weekly Menu

SundayGrilled Tilapia with Mango Salsa and Rice
MondayLow Calorie Pepperoni Pizza
TuesdayBarbecue Chicken Sandwiches with Corn and Baked Beans
WednesdayChicken-Spinach Rice Bowl
ThursdayCrispy Italian Chicken over Greens
FridaySpinach Lasagna Rolls
SaturdayChicken Parmesan Burgers with Oven Fries


Shopping List...{Weekly Menu Items}
Pantry/Fridge Stock-up in Italics

Sunday1 package grape tomatoes
1 onion
Fresh cilantro
1 mango - $1
Southern Home tilapia - $3.33
Lime juice
Rice
Olive oil
Sugar
Salt
Pepper
Cider vinegar
Garlic

Monday1 can butternut squash puree 
Hormel turkey pepperoni - $1.99
SH pizza sauce - $1
Mama Mary's pizza whole wheat pizza crust - $3.19
Sargento reduced fat shredded mozzarella cheese - $2
Parmesan cheese
  -need it: SH - $1.50

Tuesday1 small red onion
2 ears of corn - $.80
1 can vegetarian baked beans
Whole wheat hamburger buns
2 boneless skinless chicken breasts - $2.49/lb
Kraft barbecue sauce - $.79
Cooking spray

WednesdayTyson ground chicken - $2.50
Fresh Express baby spinach - $2.97
Rice
Olive oil
Crushed red pepper
Garlic
Parmesan cheese

ThursdayKraft Fresh Taste Italian seasoning flavor
  -.50/1 print or print
2 boneless skinless chicken breasts - $2.49/lb
Baby spinach (split w/Chicken-Spinach Rice Bowl)
Grape tomatoes (split w/Grilled Tilapia)
Pepper
Balsamic vinaigrette

FridayFresh Express baby spinach - $2.97
Daisy low fat cottage cheese, 16 oz - $2
  -.51/1 Bi-Lo ecoupon
  -.45/1 SS 2/12
  = $.59
Barilla lasagna
Barilla marinara sauce - $1.49
  -$1 off Barilla sauce AND pasta SS 3/18
Shredded mozzarella (split w/Low Calorie Pepperoni Pizza)
Garlic
1 egg
Parmesan cheese
Salt
Pepper

Saturday2 yukon gold potatoes
Barilla marinara sauce - $1.49
Hamburger buns (split w/Barbecue Chicken)
Ground chicken (split w/Chicken-Spinach Rice Bowl)
Garlic
Olive oil

Dried rosemary
Dried thyme
Crushed red pepper
Salt
Pepper
Cooking spray
Baby spinach (split w/Spinach Lasagna Rolls)
Shredded mozzarella 



This menu is linked at Organizing Junkie.

April 20, 2012

Lowes Foods Weekly Menu April 22-28




Not only is it Super Doubles at Harris Teeter this week but Lowes Foods is participating as well! This means any coupon $1.98 or less will double at 20 coupons per day. Some of the sale items are incorporated into the menu but check out this list from Southern Savers for any extra items that you might need to stock up on or purchase simply because they are cheap or free! The subtotal this week is right at $50. If you're new to Coupon Kitchen, just click on the meal names below and it will take you straight to the recipe!


Weekly Menu

SundayGrilled Mahi Mahi with Mango Salsa and Rice
MondayParmesan Chicken Pasta
TuesdayThai Grilled Chicken with Sesame Green Beans
WednesdayMargherita Pizza
ThursdaySesame Beef Stir Fry
FridayCrispy Italian Chicken over Spinach 
SaturdayBarbecue Chicken with Corn and Baked Beans


Shopping List...{Weekly Menu Items}
Pantry/Fridge Stock-up in Italics

Sunday1 mango - $1.49
1 pint grape tomatoes - $2.99
3 lb bag onions - $1.49
Fresh cilantro - $.99
2 Mahi Mahi fillets, 6 oz ~ $6
Lime juice
Rice
Sugar
Cider vinegar
Black pepper
Salt
Garlic
Olive oil

Monday1/2 lb crown broccoli - $1
Sanderson Farms boneless skinless chicken breast (2 lbs) - $9.98
Bow-tie, penne or rotini pasta
  -need it: Mueller's - $.75
Salt
Pepper
Garlic
Olive oil
Crushed red pepper flakes
Grape tomatoes (split w/Mahi Mahi)
Onion (split w/Mahi Mahi)

Tuesday1 lb green snap beans - $1.49
4 Sanderson Farms boneless chicken thighs (1/4 lb each) ~ $1.30
White pepper
Ground coriander
Low sodium soy sauce
  -need it: Kikkoman - $2.99
  -$1 off print = $.99
Vegetable oil
Salt
Garlic
Cooking spray
Sesame seeds
Fresh cilantro (split w/Mahi Mahi)
Olive oil

WednesdayFresh basil - $2.39
2 Roma tomatoes ~ $.70
Mama Mary's whole wheat pizza crust - $3.99
LF Reduced fat shredded mozzarella cheese - $2.49
Dried oregano
Garlic
Olive oil

ThursdayGreen onions - $.69
Fresh Express spinach, 9 oz - $2.59
1/2 lb fresh beef tips ~ $3
Ginger
Garlic
Low sodium soy sauce
Dark brown sugar
Sesame oil
Crushed red pepper flakes
Sesame seeds
Rice


FridayKraft Fresh Taste Italian blend - $2.50
  -.50/1 print or print = $1.50 
Spinach (split w/Sesame Beef Stir Fry)
Balsamic vinaigrette
  -need it: Ken's - $3.49
  -$1 off SS 3/11 = $1.49
Grape tomatoes (split w/Mahi Mahi and Parmesan Chicken Pasta)
2 boneless chicken breasts (split w/Parmesan Chicken Pasta)
Pepper

Saturday2 ears of corn - $.80
4 Sanderson Farms boneless chicken thighs (1/4 each) ~ $1.30
1 small red onion ~ $1
Kraft barbecue sauce, 18 oz - $.99
Van Camp's vegetarian baked beans - $1.50
Cooking spray


Harris Teeter Weekly Menu April 22-28


It's Super Doubles this week at Harris Teeter! Some of the sale items are incorporated into the menu but make sure to check out these three lists from Southern Savers for any extra items that you might need to stock up on or purchase simply because they are cheap or free! The subtotal this week is $55. If you're new to Coupon Kitchen, just click on the meal names below and it will take you straight to the recipe!


Weekly Menu

SundayCajun Shrimp with Mango Edamame over Rice
MondayPistachio Chicken with Balsamic Asparagus and Tomatoes
TuesdayPan-Grilled Cod with Pistachio, Goat Cheese, and Balsamic Salad
WednesdayPistachio Pesto Pasta
ThursdayChicken and Veggie Stir Fry
FridaySpinach Lasagna Rolls
SaturdayLemony Orzo, Veggie, and Chicken Salad


Shopping List...{Weekly Menu Items}
Pantry/Fridge Stock-up in Italics

Sunday1 red bell pepper - $2.50
Green onions - $.89
1 mango - $1
Fresh cilantro - $1.89
1/2 lb EZ peel white shrimp - $2.99
Pictsweet shelled edamame - $1.33
Lime juice
Rice
Canola oil
Salt
Cajun seasoning

Monday1/2 lb asparagus - $1.90
1 pint grape tomatoes - $2.50
2 boneless skinless chicken breast (from Butcher) ~ $2
Wonderful Pistachios, 8 oz - $4.99
  -$1 off print = $2.99
Balsamic vinegar
Salt
Pepper
Garlic
  -need it: $2 for 8 oz jar
Olive oil
  -need it: Pompeian - $3.99
  -$1 off print = $1.99
Dijon mustard
  -need it: French's - $3.19
  -$1 off print = $1.19
Dried thyme
Dried parsley

TuesdayFresh Express spinach - $2.79
Chavrie goat cheese - $4.99
2 cod fillets, 6 oz each ~ $5
Balsamic vinaigrette
  -need it: Marzetti Simply Dressed Balsamic - $3.79
  -$1.50 off SS 3/4 = $.79 
  -$1 off print = $1.79
Cooking spray
Pistachios (split w/Pistachio Chicken)
Salt
Pepper

WednesdayFresh basil - $2.19
Rotini or penne pasta
  -need it: Dreamfields - $2.99
  -$1 off print = $.99
Pistachios
Grape tomatoes (split w/Balsamic Asparagus and Tomatoes)
Salt
Garlic
Olive oil
  -need it: Pompeian - $3.99
  -$1 off print = $1.99
Parmesan cheese

Thursday1 zucchini ~ $.60
1 bunch broccoli - $2.49
1 onion ~ $.25
1/2 lb asparagus - $1.90
2 boneless skinless chicken breasts (from Butcher) ~ $2
Red bell pepper (split w/Cajun Shrimp)
Garlic
Olive oil
Reduced sodium soy sauce
  -need it: Kikkoman - $2.99
  -$1 off print = $.99
Pepper
Rice

FridaySargento string cheese - $3.50
  -$1 off SS 4/15 = $1.50
HT low fat cottage cheese, 16 oz - $2
Barilla lasagna - $2
Barilla marinara sauce - $3.29
  -$1 off Barilla sauce AND pasta SS 3/18 = $3.29 for both
Spinach (split w/Pistachio, Goat Cheese, and Balsamic Salad)
Garlic
1 egg
Parmesan cheese
Salt
Pepper

Saturday1 cucumber - $.99
1 lemon - $.69
1 green bell pepper - $1.19
2 boneless skinless chicken breasts (from Butcher) ~ $2
HT orzo - $1
Olive oil
Salt
Garlic
Honey
Pepper
Basil (split w/Pistachio Pesto Pasta)
Goat cheese (split w/Pistachio, Goat Cheese, and Balsamic Salad)
Green onions (split w/Cajun Shrimp)