July 29, 2012

Bi-Lo Weekly Menu July 29-Aug 4

There is another Pick 4 promotion this week so make sure to buy all four produce items marked with an * to get the special price of all 4 for $9.99.

Weekly Menu

SundayMahi and Mango Tacos with Slow Cooker Black Beans
MondayFarmers' Market Spaghetti
TuesdayGarden Herb Chicken with Mediterranean Garbanzo Salad
WednesdayTex-Mex Sloppy Joes with Parmesan Baked Potato Halves
ThursdayHoney Balsamic Chicken Tenders with Grilled Panzanella 
FridayGrilled Pork Chops with Sweet Corn Relish and Baked Sweet Potatoes
SaturdayTurkey Apple Bacon Burgers with Broccoli


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

Sunday1 red onion 
Fresh cilantro
1 mango - $.99
1 avocado
8 ounce Mahi Mahi filet 
SH dry black beans 
SH Flour tortilla
Salt
Pepper 
Olive oil
Vegetable broth
Dried cilantro
Garlic powder or garlic

MondayGrape tomatoes 
Pepper
Olive oil
Parmesan cheese
Garlic
Dried rosemary
Dried basil
Spaghetti 
Balsamic vinegar

TuesdayFresh parsley
Fresh Express Spring Mix - $2.49*
1 lemon 
1 small zucchini 
15 oz can garbanzo beans
SH frozen chicken breasts, 40 oz - $7.99
Italian dressing
Sliced olives
Garlic
Dried thyme
Pepper
Grape tomatoes (split w/Farmers' Market Spaghetti)

Wednesday1 onion
1 jalapeno
4 pack red bell peppers - $2.49*
Corn, 5 pack - $2.49*
White potatoes, 5 lb bag - $2.49*
Shady Brook Farms ground turkey - $3.99
Wheat hamburger buns
Garlic
Olive oil
Chili powder
Ground cumin
Dried oregano
Ketchup 
Worcestershire sauce
Butter
Parmesan cheese
Garlic powder
Dried rosemary

Thursday1 small zucchini
Treasure Cave crumbled feta 
  -.40/1 SS 6/24
Balsamic vinegar
Garlic
Olive oil
Salt
Pepper
Butter
Honey

Wheat hamburger bun (split w/Tex-Mex Sloppy Joes)
White wine vinegar
Fresh Express Spring Mix (split w/Garden Herb Chicken)
Sliced olives (split w/Mediterranean Garbanzo Salad)
1 large boneless, skinless chicken breast (split w/Garden Herb Chicken)

FridayGreen cabbage 
1 shallot 
2 sweet potatoes
1 lb (3-4) boneless pork chops - $1.49 
Lime juice
Pepper
Dried oregano
Ground cumin
Salt
Garlic
Olive oil
Cooking spray
Red bell pepper (split w/Tex-Mex Sloppy Joes)
Cider vinegar
Sugar
Celery seeds
Mustard seeds
Cumin seeds or ground cumin
Crushed red pepper
3 ears corn (split w/Tex-Mex Sloppy Joes)

Saturday1 lb bunch broccoli 
Granny Smith apple
Smithfield bacon - $3.24
  -$1 off = $2.24
Ground turkey (split w/Tex-Mex Sloppy Joes)
Dried sage
Salt
Pepper
Olive oil
Cooking spray
Wheat hamburger buns (split w/Tex-Mex Sloppy Joes)
Crushed red pepper
Garlic
Red onion (split w/Mahi and Mango Tacos)




Lowes Foods Weekly Menu July 29-Aug 4


Sorry for the late post - I just got back into Wilmington after a wedding shower/birthday weekend extravaganza (as my sister called it). As it works out, our new house is a mile away from a Lowes Foods! This week our store is honoring double coupons so any coupon $1.98 or less will be doubled in value. I'm not sure if every store is participating so make sure you call your store ahead of time to see if they are running the special. The subtotal this week is $49.


Weekly Menu

SundayGrilled Fresh Salsa Chicken with Rice
MondayFarmers' Market Spaghetti
TuesdayGarden Herb Chicken with Mediterranean Garbanzo Salad
WednesdayTex-Mex Sloppy Joes with Parmesan Baked Potato Halves
ThursdayHoney Balsamic Chicken Tenders with Grilled Panzanella 
FridayGrilled Pork Chops with Sweet Corn Relish and Baked Sweet Potatoes
SaturdayChicken Apple Bacon Burgers with Broccoli


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

Sunday1 package grape tomatoes - $2.77
Green onions - $.69
1 jalapeno ~ $.10
Sanderson Farms boneless chicken breasts value pack ~ $7 ($1.79/lb)
Wish-Bone Italian dressing - $2
  -.50/1 RP 7/29 = $1
  -$1/2 print = $1 each
Rice

MondayGrape tomatoes (split w/Grilled Fresh Salsa Chicken)
Pepper
Olive oil
Parmesan cheese
Garlic
Dried rosemary
Dried basil
Spaghetti - need it: Lowes Foods - $1
Balsamic vinegar

TuesdayFresh parsley - $.99
Fresh Express Italian salad - $2
1 lemon - $.59
1 plum tomato ~ $.25
1 small zucchini ~ $1
LF 15 oz can garbanzo beans - $1
LF sliced olives - $.99
Garlic
Dried thyme
Pepper
1 boneless skinless chicken breast (Sanderson Farms value pack)
Italian dressing (split w/Grilled Fresh Salsa Chicken)

Wednesday1 onion ~ $.80
1 red bell pepper - $.99
1 ear corn - $.59
3 red potatoes ~ $2
Perdue ground chicken breast - $4.99
Merita wheat hamburger buns - $2
Garlic
Olive oil
Chili powder
Ground cumin
Dried oregano
Ketchup 
  -need it: LF - $.99
Worcestershire sauce
  -need it: French's - $1.95
  -$1 off SS 5/13 = FREE
Butter
Parmesan cheese
Garlic powder
Dried rosemary
Jalapeno (split w/Grilled Fresh Salsa Chicken)

Thursday1 small zucchini ~ $1
Treasure Cave crumbled feta - $3.19
  -.40/1 SS 6/24 = $2.39
Balsamic vinegar
Garlic
Olive oil
Salt
Pepper
Butter
Honey

Wheat hamburger bun (split w/Tex-Mex Sloppy Joes)
White wine vinegar
Fresh Express Italian salad (split w/Garden Herb Chicken)
Sliced olives (split w/Mediterranean Garbanzo Salad)
1 large boneless, skinless chicken breast (Sanderson Farms value pack)

Friday3 ears corn - $1.77
Green cabbage ~ $.75
1 shallot - $.25
2 sweet potatoes ~ $1.20
1 lb (3-4) boneless pork chops - $4.99 
Lime juice
Pepper
Dried oregano
Ground cumin
Salt
Garlic
Olive oil
Cooking spray
Red bell pepper (split w/Tex-Mex Sloppy Joes)
Cider vinegar
Sugar
Celery seeds
Mustard seeds
Cumin seeds or ground cumin
Crushed red pepper

Saturday1 lb bunch broccoli - $2
1 red onion ~ $1.30
1 Granny Smith apple ~ $1.60
Butterball turkey bacon - $2.79
  -.55/1 SS 6/24 = $1.69
Ground chicken (split w/Tex-Mex Sloppy Joes)
Dried sage
Salt
Pepper
Olive oil
Cooking spray
Wheat hamburger buns (split w/Tex-Mex Sloppy Joes)
Crushed red pepper
Garlic


July 27, 2012

Harris Teeter Weekly Menu July 29 - Aug 4

In the blog world, a big theme is "Meatless Monday." The past couple of weeks I've been trying this out and I think it is something worth continuing. Healthy and frugal - right up my alley! Now that we are in our new house I want to attempt to grow our own herbs. Any tips from you green thumbs out there would be much appreciated! I stumbled upon this short article about the best way to store herbs. This should be helpful in keeping herbs fresh from menu to menu each week because we all know they aren't cheap.


Another tip to following these menus is to read over the recipes before you make them. For example, the beans need to be soaked overnight for the Slow Cooker Black Beans. Knowing the prep time for meals can help you plan and also save you from an "uh oh" moment when you are starving and now realize your recipe takes 8 hours to cook (speaking from experience here!).

The subtotal this week is $54. The Pork Tenderloin with Sweet Corn Relish and Baked Sweet Potatoes recipe is for 4 servings so invite a couple of friends over and impress them with your cooking skills! Or, save leftovers for another dinner and the subtotal this week will be under $50.


Weekly Menu

SundayMahi and Mango Tacos with Slow Cooker Black Beans
MondayRavioli with Sun-Dried Tomatoes, Arugula, and Toasted Walnuts
TuesdayGarden Herb Chicken with Mediterranean Garbanzo Salad
WednesdayTex-Mex Sloppy Joes with Parmesan Baked Potato Halves
ThursdayHoney Balsamic Chicken Tenders with Grilled Panzanella 
FridayGrilled Pork Tenderloin with Sweet Corn Relish and Baked Sweet Potatoes
SaturdayChicken Apple Bacon Burgers with Broccoli


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

Sunday1 red onion ~ $1.15
1 mango - $1
1 bag calavo avocados - $1.27
8 ounces Mahi Mahi filet ~ $4
HT dry black beans - $1.39
HT Flour tortillas - $1.99
Salt
Pepper 
Olive oil
Vegetable broth
Dried cilantro
Fresh cilantro (last week)
Garlic powder or garlic

Monday1 package Earthbound Organic arugula - $1.99 (w/VIC card)
1/3 cup sun-dried tomatoes (olive bar) ~ $2
HT walnut pieces, 2.5 oz - $1.99
Celentano Round Cheese Ravioli (frozen) - $1.49
Pepper
Salt
Olive oil
Parmesan cheese

TuesdayFresh parsley - $1.89
1 lemon - $.69
1 plum tomato ~ $.35
1 small zucchini ~ $.50
HT 15 oz can garbanzo beans - $.77
1 boneless, skinless chicken breast (from butcher) ~ $1
HT fat-free Italian dressing - $1.95
HT sliced olives - $1
Garlic
Dried thyme
Arugula (split w/Ravioli)
Pepper

Wednesday1 onion ~ $.30
1 red bell pepper - $2.79
1 ear corn - $.33
1 jalapeno ~ $.10
3 red potatoes ~ $1
Perdue ground chicken breast - $4.99
Arnold wheat hamburger buns - $2.19
Garlic
Olive oil
Chili powder
Ground cumin
Dried oregano
Ketchup 
  -need it: HT - $1
Worcestershire sauce
  -need it: French's - $1.99
  -$1 off SS 5/13 = $1 or -.30/1 print = $1.39
Butter
Parmesan cheese
Garlic powder
Dried rosemary

Thursday1 small zucchini ~ $.50
HT crumbled feta - $2.69
1 large boneless, skinless chicken breast (from butcher) ~ $1
Balsamic vinegar
Garlic
Olive oil
Salt
Pepper
Butter
Honey

Wheat hamburger bun (split w/Tex-Mex Sloppy Joes)
White wine vinegar
Arugula (split w/Ravioli)
Sliced olives (split w/Mediterranean Garbanzo Salad)

Friday3 ears corn - $.99
Green cabbage ~ $2
1 shallot - $.50
4 sweet potatoes ~ $3.10
Pork tenderloin (last week)
Lime juice
Pepper
Dried oregano
Ground cumin
Salt
Garlic
Olive oil
Cooking spray
Red bell pepper (split w/Tex-Mex Sloppy Joes)
Cider vinegar
Sugar
Celery seeds
Mustard seeds
Cumin seeds or ground cumin
Crushed red pepper

Saturday1 bunch broccoli - $2
1 Granny Smith apple ~ $1.40
HT turkey bacon - $2
Red onion (split w/Mahi and Mango Tacos)
Ground chicken (split w/Tex-Mex Sloppy Joes)
Dried sage
Salt
Pepper
Olive oil
Cooking spray
Wheat hamburger buns (split w/Tex-Mex Sloppy Joes)
Crushed red pepper
Garlic


- ♥ healthy eating | ¢ on a budget -


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July 25, 2012

Birthday Giveaway Winner!

Thank you to everyone who entered the giveaway and all of the sweet comments about Coupon Kitchen. I can't believe the difference this little blog has made in so many lives and I truly appreciate you letting me know! It means so much to hear your feedback and please continue to leave comments or contact me with your stories, suggestions, or just to say "hi"!

Enough with the mushy stuff. Now for the winner of the beautiful diamond heart pendant...

BRANDI

Congratulations! I'm emailing you right now for your contact info.

Thanks again to everyone who entered. I'll be back later this week with all three menus!

July 23, 2012

No Bi-Lo or Lowes Foods Menus This Week


I dropped the ball this week on Lowes Foods and Bi-Lo menus. I started out so ambitious thinking I could move our whole house, unpack it, and post two more menus all by the end of yesterday evening. Boy did I get a reality check! Our house is maybe 1/4 of the way unpacked and that's only due to the help of some amazing friends and my awesome parents. I just pulled my laptop out of a box this morning to get to work. So, unfortunately there won't be any Bi-Lo or Lowes Foods menus this week. I promise to do my best and post all three menus next week. Life is just a little insane right now. Thanks for hanging in there and I hope this Harris Teeter menu will help you do a little planning and shopping in the meantime. 

July 20, 2012

Harris Teeter Weekly Menu July 22-28

I'm back!! Sorry for the long hiatus but with going to Kiawah Island, San Francisco/Napa Valley and buying a house, things have been a little hectic - but oh so exciting!! Also, Coupon Kitchen turned one year old while I was gone! You can celebrate with me by entering the giveaway.

The subtotal this week is $53. We finally used the last of our stock-up chicken last week, womp womp! Fingers crossed for another deal like that to come around soon. The Linguine with Spinach and Gorgonzola Sauce is meatless so feel free to add grilled chicken or sauteed shrimp for an extra yummy protein.


Weekly Menu

SundayChili Lime Shrimp Bowls
MondayLinguine with Spinach and Gorgonzola Sauce
TuesdayRoast Chicken with Balsamic Bell Peppers
WednesdayCaprese Meatloaf with Garlic Mashed Potatoes
ThursdayCheesy Stuffed Peppers with White Beans
FridayGrilled Pork Tenderloin with Strawberry Avocado Salsa
SaturdayFrench Onion Burgers with Sweet Potato Fries


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

SundayFresh cilantro - $1.89
1 lime - $.50
1 jalapeno ~ $.10
1 red onion ~ $1.15
1/2 lb white shrimp - $2.50
15 oz can HT black beans - $.50
8 oz can HT crushed pineapple - $.79
Chili powder
Vegetable oil
Honey
Garlic 
Soy sauce
Cumin
Salt
Rice

MondayFresh Express spinach, 9 oz - $2.69
Salemville gorgonzola crumbles, 4 oz - $3.20
6 oz can HT low-fat evaporated milk - $.67
Linguine
  -need it: Barilla - $1
  -.55/2 SS 6/24 = $.45 each
Butter
Flour
Salt
Pepper
Olive oil
Garlic

Tuesday1 yellow bell pepper - $2.50
1 red bell pepper - $2.50
1 shallot ~ $.25
2 boneless skinless chicken breasts (from butcher) ~ $2
Salt
Pepper
Garlic powder
Oregano
Olive oil
Cooking spray
Dried rosemary
Balsamic vinegar
Fat-free, low sodium chicken broth

Wednesday1 onion ~ $.30
2 roma tomatoes ~ $.75
Fresh basil - $2.19
1 lb red potatoes - $1
1 lb 90% lean ground sirloin - $4.99
14.5 oz can HT diced tomatoes - $.79
HT tomato paste, 6 oz - $.47
HT 2% shredded mozzarella cheese - $2
Butter
Italian bread crumbs
Worcestershire sauce
Dry mustard
Salt
Pepper
Red bell pepper (split w/Roast Chicken)
1 egg
Balsamic vinegar
Garlic powder
Garlic
Milk

Thursday1 package green bell peppers, 2 ct - $1.67
15 oz can HT navy beans - $.50
Colavita marinara sauce - $2.24
Olive oil
Salt
Pepper
Onion (split w/Caprese Meatloaf)
Garlic
Spinach (split w/Linguine)
Lemon juice
Shredded mozzarella cheese (split w/Caprese Meatloaf)
Parmesan cheese

FridayFresh strawberries - $1.50
1 lime - $.50
1 jalapeno ~ $.10
1 bag colavo avocados - $1.27
Smithfield pork tenderloin ~ $8
Salt
Pepper
Garlic
Red onion (split w/Chili Lime Shrimp Bowls)
Cilantro (split w/Chili Lime Shrimp Bowls)
Rice
Sugar

Saturday2 sweet potatoes ~ $1.60
1 onion ~ $.30
HT large french bread - $1.67
Lean ground beef (split w/Caprese Meatloaf)
Olive oil
Worcestershire sauce
Garlic powder
Mozzarella cheese
Salt
Pepper


- ♥ healthy eating | ¢ on a budget -


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July 16, 2012

Coupon Kitchen Turns One + Giveaway


While I was vacation, Coupon Kitchen turned one!! On July 14, 2011 I made my first post and I can't believe how quickly the past year has flown by. I am so grateful to each and every one of you. When I started this venture, I had no idea if anyone would take the time to read and follow my weekly menus. Much to my surprise, the feedback, kind words, and support has been overwhelming. Each reader is the reason I post every week so sincerely from the bottom of my heart - thank you!!!

To celebrate, I have teamed up with Kranich's Jewelers for a giveaway. Kranich's Jewelers has been offering fine jewelry and gifts since 1903. Their website is easy to navigate and very organized which makes finding a special gift a breeze. Engagement rings, designer jewelry and watches, men's wedding bands, and more can all be found on their website. Look for Kranich's on Facebook or follow on Twitter for updates and specials.

Since July is the month I got engaged, it's only fitting that we are giving away this diamond heart pendant, worth almost $200!

HOW TO ENTER: Leave a comment below. Since it's Coupon Kitchen's birthday, let me know which recipe or weekly menu has been your favorite! If you are new to the site, let me know if there are any dishes you would like to see as part of a menu. Be sure to leave your email address so I can contact you if you're the winner. 

The giveaway ends Monday, July 23. Good luck!!






July 12, 2012

Vacation Round #2


My life is crazy right now. I haven't even been back one week from Kiawah Island and this morning I'm wheels up for my bestie's bachelorette weekend in San Francisco and Napa Valley. I'm not complaining though! However, my crazy schedule does make it hard for me to do the weekly menus so unfortunately this week there will not be any. I should also give you a heads up that this busy schedule isn't slowing down anytime soon. Over the next month and a half I'll try my best to post as many menus as I can. However, since I'm traveling every weekend until September and moving into a new house next weekend, I wanted to be fair and give you a little warning that things might be a little out of sorts around here.

Below are a few resources and some of my favorite recipe sites to help you develop your own menu if needed. Also, browse through old menus for any of your favorite recipes I've posted. Skimming through the Harris Teeter ad (I can't help myself, even if I'm going out of town!) there seems to be a lot on sale. Feel free to post any of your favorite recipe and/or meal planning resources or even a recipe or meal plan of your own!


If you want to keep up with our California Bachelorette Trip shenanigans, I hope to be instagramming (real word?) quite a bit so you can follow me @aliwi9. Have a great weekend!!


Meal Planning Resources
Southern Savers: A list of all of the weekly ads and coupon match-ups.
Organizing Junkie: Meal Plan Monday link-up with multiple weekly meal plans.
Stone Gable: Weekly Menus and a link-up to multiple weekly meal plans.
Cooking Light: Quick and healthy menu plans and recipes.


Recipe Sources
Pinch of Yum
Eat, Live, Run
Skinnytaste
Kalyn's Kitchen
My Pinterest Boards: Recipes To Try and Sides

July 06, 2012

Weekly Menu July 8-14


This week I'm in Kiawah Island with my husband's family. This is an annual trip they have been making for over 15 years and since this is my fifth year going, I now consider myself a veteran. Kiawah Island is a one of the most gorgeous places in the world, let alone the U.S. That's right, it is in this country and just south of Charleston, SC. I had never heard of it and definitely thought it was somewhere tropical when Nick first mentioned it! Not only is Kiawah a vacation I look forward to every year, but it is where my husband asked me to marry him three years ago. I love going to the island but now every year we make the trip it has a special meaning. Nick and I make sure to visit Bass Pond and walk out onto the pier where he got down on one knee in front of an audience of alligators and made me the happiest woman in the world!

My mother-in-law was hiding in the bushes to take pictures!

Since I'm on vacation, I haven't had time to put together menus this week. However, below is a menu of a few of my favorite recipes that should be easy and affordable without considering what's on sale.


Weekly Menu

SundayWalnut Rosemary Chicken with Steamed Broccoli
MondayBaked Chicken with Rice and Black Beans
TuesdaySkillet Gnocchi with Spinach and White Beans
WednesdaySalsa Verde Chicken with Rice
ThursdaySlow Cooker Barbecue Chicken with Spinach Baked Potatoes
FridayPasta with Feta, Tomatoes, and Basil
SaturdayBarbecue Chicken Quesadillas




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