November 25, 2012

Weekly Menu Nov 25-Dec 1


I hope everyone had a fabulous Thanksgiving weekend! Most stores are only having a small sale from Friday-Tuesday this week so I only made one menu.


Weekly Menu

SundaySalmon Florentine with Marinated Sliced Tomatoes
MondayGnocchi with Lemon-Thyme Sauce
TuesdayChicken & Broccoli Stir Fry
WednesdaySalsa Verde Chicken Bowl
ThursdayLasagna Soup
FridayTuscan Chicken Pizza
SaturdayFrench Onion Turkey Burgers with Roasted Sweet Potatoes


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

SundayFresh spinach 
1 shallot 
2 large sun-dried tomatoes 
1 tomato 
2 salmon fillets, 6 oz 
Feta cheese
2% shredded mozzarella cheese 
Olive oil
Garlic
Salt
Pepper
Crushed red pepper flakes
Balsamic vinegar
Lemon juice

Monday1 shallot
1 lemon
1 package gnocchi
Butter
Olive oil
Thyme
Salt
Pepper
Parmesan cheese

Tuesday1 bunch broccoli 
2 boneless skinless chicken breast 
1 carrot
Bottled minced ginger
Rice
Red pepper flakes
Canola oil
Garlic
Low sodium soy sauce
Low sodium, fat-free chicken broth
Rice vinegar

Wednesday2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts 
15 oz can black beans
Salsa verde 
Rice

Thursday1 green bell pepper 
1 onion
French bread
1 package lean ground turkey 
15 oz can tomato sauce  
15 oz can petite diced tomatoes
2% shredded mozzarella cheese
Olive oil
Garlic
Fat-free, low-sodium chicken broth
Crushed red pepper
Penne, ziti or macaroni noodles
Dried basil
Parmesan cheese

Friday1 red bell pepper
Fresh parsley 
1 boneless, skinless chicken breast
Pizza dough 
Basil pesto
Reduced-fat shredded mozzarella (split w/Salmon)
Olive oil

Saturday2 sweet potatoes
Lean ground turkey (split w/Lasagna Soup)
French bread (split w/Lasagna Soup)
Olive oil
Onion (split w/Lasagna Soup)
Worcestershire sauce
Garlic powder
Mozzarella cheese
Salt
Pepper


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November 18, 2012

Bi-Lo Weekly Menu Nov 18-24


This week I planned a light dinner for the day after Thanksgiving but I'm sure you will have leftovers that you can eat for a few days!


Weekly Menu

SundayMediterranean Shrimp Skillet
MondayButternut Squash Risotto
TuesdayBarbecue Chicken Stuffed Sweet Potato Skins
WednesdaySalmon with Red Pepper Pesto & Coucscous
ThursdayThanksgiving Menu
FridayBalsamic Chicken Salad 
SaturdayCheesy Chicken Monterey


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

SundayFresh basil 
1 pint grape tomatoes 
Fresh Express spinach - $1.99
Crumbled feta cheese - $2.69
SH shrimp, 16 oz - 1/2 price
Angel hair or spaghetti pasta's - $.78
  -need it: Mueller
Olive oil
Salt
Pepper
Garlic
Fat-free, low sodium chicken broth
  -need it: College Inn, 32 oz - $1.39
  -.55/1 print = $.29
Lemon juice
Italian seasoning

Monday1 small butternut squash 
1 onion
1 lemon
Parmesan risotto or Arborio rice
Walnut pieces, 2.5 oz 
Butter
Brown sugar
Pepper
Salt
Olive oil
Garlic
Fat-free, low sodium chicken or vegetable broth
White wine or chicken broth
Dried thyme 

Tuesday2 medium sweet potatoes ~ $.50
1 red onion 
Fresh cilantro 
1 boneless chicken breast 
Kraft reduced fat shredded cheddar cheese - $2
Barbecue sauce
Salt
Pepper
Olive oil

Wednesday2 salmon fillets, 6 oz each ~ $5
SH tomato paste, 6 oz -
Slivered almonds, 2.5 oz 
Roasted red peppers
1 bag Birds Eye Couscous & Spinach - $1.96
  -.50/1 print = $.96
Salt
Cooking spray
Garlic
Olive oil

ThursdayThanksgiving Shopping List

Friday1 zucchini 
1 rotisserie chicken
Reduced fat mozzarella cheese
Olive oil
Salt
Pepper
Spinach (split w/Mediterranean Skillet)
Grape tomatoes (split w/Mediterranean Skillet)
Basil (split w/Mediterranean Skillet)
Balsamic vinegar
Sugar

SaturdaySH 8.5 oz can corn
SH15 oz can black beans 
SH 4 oz can diced green chilies  
Mahatma yellow rice, 5 oz 
Shredded cheese (split w/Sweet Potato Skins)
Chicken (split w/Balsamic Chicken Salad)


Lowes Foods Weekly Menu Nov 18-24



The subtotal this week is $45 and doesn't include the Thanksgiving Menu. I planned a light dinner for the day after Thanksgiving but I'm sure you will have leftovers that you can eat for a few days!


Weekly Menu

SundayBarbecue Chicken Stuffed Sweet Potato Skins
MondayPasta with Pumpkin Ricotta Sauce
TuesdaySage Pan Roasted Chicken with Sweet Potato Gallete
WednesdaySalmon with Red Pepper Pesto & Coucscous
ThursdayThanksgiving Menu
FridayBalsamic Chicken Salad 
SaturdayCheesy Chicken Monterey


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

Sunday2 medium sweet potatoes ~ $.30
1 red onion ~ $1.25
Fresh cilantro - $.99
1 Perdue boneless chicken breast - $2.74/lb
Kraft reduced fat shredded cheddar cheese - $2
Barbecue sauce
Salt
Pepper
Olive oil

MondayFresh sage - $2.39
Libby's pumpkin puree, 15 oz can - $1.49
LF fat-free ricotta cheese, 15 oz - $1.99
Ziti, penne, rotinit or rigatoni pasta
Fat-free milk
Ground nutmeg
Olive oil
Parmesan cheese
Salt
Pepper

Tuesday3/4 lb sweet potatoes ~ $.20
2 Perdue boneless chicken breasts - $2.74/lb
Sage (split w/Pumpkin Pasta)
Salt
Pepper
Olive oil
Fat-free, low sodium chicken broth
Dijon mustard
Parmesan cheese
Garlic salt

Wednesday2 salmon fillets, 6 oz each ~ $5
LF tomato paste, 6 oz - $.75
Diamond slivered almonds, 2.25 oz - $1.49
Mt. Olive roasted red peppers - $2.49
  -$1 off SS 11/18 = $1.49
1 bag Birds Eye Couscous & Spinach - $1.30
  -.50/1 print = $.30
Salt
Cooking spray
Garlic
Olive oil

ThursdayThanksgiving Shopping List

Friday1 zucchini ~ $1
Fresh basil - $2.39
Grape tomatoes - $2.99
1 rotisserie chicken - $6.49
LF mozzarella cheese, 8 oz - $2.48
Olive oil
Salt
Pepper
Balsamic vinegar
Sugar

SaturdayLF 15 oz can corn - $.69
Luck's 15 oz can black beans - $.69
Old El Paso 4 oz can diced green chilies - $1.75 
Mahatma yellow rice, 5 oz - $.95
Reduced fat shredded cheddar (split w/Sweet Potato Skins)
Chicken (split w/Balsamic Chicken Salad)


Harris Teeter Weekly Menu Nov 18-24

The subtotal this week is $50 and doesn't include the Thanksgiving Menu. I planned a light dinner for the day after Thanksgiving but I'm sure you will have leftovers that you can eat for a few days!


Weekly Menu

SundayMediterranean Shrimp Skillet
MondayButternut Squash Risotto
TuesdayMustard Chicken & Brussels Sprouts with Rosemary Potatoes
WednesdaySalmon with Red Pepper Pesto & Coucscous
ThursdayThanksgiving Menu
FridayBalsamic Chicken Salad 
SaturdayCheesy Chicken Monterey


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

SundayFresh basil - $2.19
1 pint grape tomatoes - $3.50
Fresh Express spinach - $2.69
HT crumbled feta cheese - $2.69
Angel hair or spaghetti pasta
Olive oil
Salt
Pepper
1/2 lb shrimp (from freezer)
  -need it: $7.99/lb
Garlic
Fat-free, low sodium chicken broth
Lemon juice
Italian seasoning

Monday1 small butternut squash ~ $2.60
1 onion ~ $.30
1 lemon - $.69
HT Traders Parmesan risotto - $2.50
HT walnut pieces, 2.5 oz - $1.33
Butter
Brown sugar
  -need it: Domino - $.99
Pepper
Salt
Olive oil
Garlic
Fat-free, low sodium chicken or vegetable broth
White wine or chicken broth
Dried thyme 

Tuesday1 bag Brussels sprouts - $3
HT apple cider - $3.69
2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (from butcher) ~ $2
Olive oil
Salt
Pepper
Fat-free, low sodium chicken broth
Whole-grain mustard
Dried parsley
Butter

Wednesday2 salmon fillets, 6 oz each ~ $6
HT tomato paste, 6 oz - $.47
HT slivered almonds, 2.5 oz - $1.33
1 bag Birds Eye Couscous & Spinach - $1.19
  -.50/1 print = $.19
Salt
Cooking spray
Roasted red peppers (last week)
Garlic
Olive oil

ThursdayThanksgiving Shopping List

Friday1 zucchini ~ $.60
1 rotisserie chicken - $6.99
Sorrento reduced fat mozzarella cheese, 16 oz - $3.50
Olive oil
Salt
Pepper
Spinach (split w/Mediterranean Skillet)
Grape tomatoes (split w/Mediterranean Skillet)
Basil (split w/Mediterranean Skillet)
Balsamic vinegar
Sugar

SaturdayHT 8.5 oz can corn - $.50
HT 15 oz can black beans - $.77
HT 4 oz can diced green chilies - $.77 
Mahatma yellow rice, 5 oz - $.89
Sargento reduced fat shredded cheddar - $2.50
Chicken (split w/Balsamic Chicken Salad)


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November 16, 2012

Thanksgiving Menu 2012



This year we are headed to my in-laws for Thanksgiving day and then hosting my family at our home the weekend after. We're very fortunate to celebrate with both of our families and I'm sure y'all know I love having so many reasons to cook delicious meals! This is our first year hosting Thanksgiving and I'm really excited to prepare a meal for my family in our new home. What are your plans this holiday?

Each recipe should serve at least 8 people so cut them in half or pick and choose dishes to prepare depending on the size of your get together.

Typically the sales ads reset on Wednesdays each week. With Thanksgiving falling on Thursday, most ads will run through 11/22. The best deal I have seen on turkeys this week is at Food Lion for $.49/lb with additional $35 purchase. If anyone has seen a better one, please leave a comment and I'll update.

I want to let each and every one of you know that I'm so thankful to you for reading Coupon Kitchen! This little hobby of mine has come to be a big part of my life and it wouldn't be possible without all of your support. I hope you all have a very Happy Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving Menu
Perfect Roast Turkey
Cranberry-Apple Cider Sauce
Mashed Potatoes with Mushroom Gravy
Sweet Potato Gratin
Stuffed Acorn Squash
Pumpkin Bundt Cake with Cinnamon Glaze
Cranberry Punch


Shopping List
Pantry/Fridge Stock-up in Italics

Turkey12-14 lb turkey
  -$3 off Butterball turkey wyb 4 participating products print
3 lb bag onions
1 carrot
1 bunch celery
Salt
Sugar
Butter

Cranberry SauceFresh cranberries
1 Golden Delicious apple
Apple cider
Light brown sugar
Cinnamon
Allspice
Salt

Mashed Potatoes8 oz mushrooms
2 lbs red potatoes
Dry sherry
2% reduced-fat milk
Olive oil
Onion (from 3 lb bag)
Dried thyme
Salt
Pepper
Flour
Butter
Mushroom, vegetable, or chicken broth
Garlic

Sweet Potato Gratin3 lbs sweet potatoes
Heavy whipping cream, 16 oz
Butter
Parmesan cheese
Cayenne pepper
Salt
Pepper

 Acorn Squash4 small acorn squash
Fresh sage
1 1/2 lbs sweet or hot sausage links
4 - 8.5 oz boxes corn muffin mix
1 dozen eggs
Butter
Milk
Olive oil
4 onions (from 3 lb bag)
Celery (split w/Turkey)
Garlic
Turkey stock or chicken broth

Pumpkin Cake1 package yellow cake mix
15 oz can pumpkin puree
1 small ginger root or minced ginger
Powdered sugar
2 eggs (split w/Acorn Squash)
Baking soda
Cinnamon
Cloves
Vanilla
Milk

Punch1 orange
1 lemon
12 oz can frozen orange juice
12 oz can frozen lemonade
48 oz cranberry juice 
Sparkling apple cider or sparkling wine
Cranberries (split w/Cranberry Sauce)




November 11, 2012

Bi-Lo Weekly Menu Nov 11-17

Sorry for the late post! I helped host a baby shower for my friend Jenna and her soon-to-be-here baby boy Knox this weekend. A 12-hour round trip drive put me a little behind schedule but here's the menu for the week.



Weekly Menu

MondayPasta with Pumpkin Ricotta Sauce
TuesdayOrchard Turkey Burgers
WednesdaySteak Fajitas with Black Beans
ThursdayCreamy Pesto Baked Ziti
FridayTurkey & Sun-dried Tomato Meatballs with Asparagus
SaturdayFrench Dip with Broccoli Salad


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

MondayFresh sage 
Pumpkin puree, 15 oz can 
Fat-free ricotta cheese, 15 oz -
Ziti, penne, rotinit or rigatoni pasta
Fat-free milk
Ground nutmeg
Olive oil
Parmesan cheese
Salt
Pepper

Tuesday1 Granny Smith apple 
Earthbound Farm Organics spinach - $1.99
1 onion
Lean ground turkey breast 
Blue cheese
Olive oil
Dried thyme 
Garlic powder
Onion powder
Salt
Pepper
Garlic
White wine vinegar
Dijon mustard
Honey

Wednesday1 green pepper - $.79
London Broil, 2 lbs or less - $3.49/lb
15 oz can black beans
Tortillas
Canola oil
Onion (split w/Orchard Turkey Burgers)
Garlic

Thursday1 onion
SH diced tomatoes, 14.5 oz can  
Kraft Philadelphia Cooking Crème, Savory Garlic 
1 boneless skinless chicken breast - $2.50/lb
Ziti, penne, or rotini pasta
Olive oil
Garlic
Pesto (last week)
Mozzarella (last week)
Spinach (split w/Orchard Turkey Burgers)

Friday1/2 lb asparagus 
Sun-dried tomatoes 
1 small jalapeno 
SH peeled tomatoes, no salt added, 14.5 oz can 
Garlic
Salt
Pepper
Bread crumbs
Dried parsley
Ground turkey breast (split w/Orchard Turkey Burgers)
1 egg
Fat-free milk
Flour
Dried oregano
Olive oil
Garlic salt

Saturday1 shallot
1/2 lb fresh broccoli crowns ~ $.85
1 lemon 
French bread
London broil (split w/Steak Fajitas)
Reduced-sodium soy sauce
Beef bouillon cube
Bay leaf
Salt
Pepper
Dried rosemary
Dried thyme
Garlic powder
Red wine vinegar
Olive oil



Lowes Foods Weekly Menu Nov 11-17



Fall squash is on sale this week for $.97/lb and you know I have to take full advantage!

A few tips:
1) Dice a whole butternut squash at one time and keep the leftovers in a sealed container in the refrigerator for up to two days.
2) An easy (or should I say easier) way to cut butternut squash: Cut off both ends of the butternut squash. Lay one end flat on a cutting board and use a vegetable peeler to take skin off down the sides of squash. Cut the squash lengthwise and then slice into smaller sections.
3) The Spaghetti Squash Pie can be made with a meat substitute or with vegetables only.

The subtotal this week is $47.


Weekly Menu

SundayCider Glazed Chicken and Baked Rice with Butternut Squash
MondayButternut Squash Pesto Pizza
TuesdaySpaghetti Squash Pie
WednesdayOrchard Turkey Burgers
ThursdayBLT Pasta
FridayChicken Parmesan with Spaghetti Squash
SaturdayBaked Pesto Chicken with Roasted Butternut Squash


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

Sunday1 butternut squash ~ $2
1 onion ~ $.80
Perdue chicken breasts, 3 lb bag - $7.99
White House apple cider - $2.99
Butter
Salt
Pepper
Dijon mustard
Fat-free, low sodium chicken broth
Dried sage
Olive oil
Garlic
Dried thyme
Rice
Cooking spray
Parmesan cheese

Monday1 pint grape tomatoes - $2.99
Mama Mary's pizza crust - $3.99
Sargento 2% shredded mozzarella cheese - $2.50
Butternut squash (split w/Baked Rice)
Olive oil
Sugar 
Cooking spray
Pesto (last week)
Dried oregano
Parmesan cheese

Tuesday1 small spaghetti squash ~ $1
1 green pepper - $1.29
Butterball ground turkey - $3.99
LF spaghetti sauce - $1.50
Italian seasoning
Flour 
Butter
2 eggs
Parmesan cheese
Garlic
Shredded mozzarella (split w/Butternut Squash Pesto Pizza)
Onion (split w/Baked Rice)

Wednesday1 Granny Smith apple ~ $1.40
Earthbound Farm Organics arugula - $3.99
1 red onion ~ $1.30
Treasure Cave crumbled blue cheese - $3.19
Ground turkey (split w/Spaghetti Squash Pie)
Olive oil
Dried thyme 
Garlic powder
Onion powder
Salt
Pepper
Garlic
White wine vinegard
Dijon mustard
Honey

ThursdayButterball turkey bacon - $2.50
  -.55/1 RP 9/9 = $1.40
Arugula (split w/Orchard Turkey Burgers)
Red onion (split w/Orchard Turkey Burgers)
Grape tomatoes (split w/Butternut Squash Pesto Pizza)
Salt
Pepper
Rigatoni, penne, or ziti 
  -need it: LF - $.72

Friday1 small spaghetti squash ~ $1
Low-fat buttermilk - $1.79
2 boneless skinless chicken breasts 
Flour
Parmesan cheese
Garlic powder
Spaghetti/pizza sauce (split w/Butternut Squash Pesto Pizza)

Saturday1 butternut squash ~ $2
2 boneless skinless chicken breasts
Salt
Pepper
Pesto (last week)
Mozzarella cheese
Olive oil
Balsamic vinegar
Dried rosemary


November 09, 2012

Harris Teeter Weekly Menu Nov 11-17

Harris Teeter is having an amazing sale this week on many holiday cooking/baking items. Hop on over to Port City Foodies to see my round-up of Thanksgiving-related items to help you save this holiday. There will be roasted red peppers leftover from this week's menu so place a little foil or plastic wrap over the leftovers, stick them in the fridge, and they'll be ready to use next week.

This subtotal is $42.


Weekly Menu

SundayOrchard Turkey Burgers
MondayTomato Basil Soup with Pesto Cheese Toast 
TuesdayPeppered Chicken Pitas with Roasted Pesto Potato Hash
WednesdayCreamy Pesto Baked Ziti
ThursdayTurkey & Sun-dried Tomato Meatballs with Asparagus
FridayBarbecue Chicken Flat Breads with Broccoli Salad
SaturdayPasta with Pumpkin Ricotta Sauce


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

Sunday1 Granny Smith apple ~ $1.10
Harris Teeter Spring Mix lettuce - $3.49
1 onion ~ $.30
HT lean ground turkey breast - $5.99
Olive oil
Dried thyme 
Garlic powder
Onion powder
Salt
Pepper
Blue cheese (last week)
  -need it: HT - $2.99
Garlic
White wine vinegard
Dijon mustard
Honey

Monday1-2 roma tomatoes ~ $.70
La Brea Bakery French Demi Baguette - $1.49
Fresh Foods Market tomato basil soup (refrigerated next to deli) - $2.49
Classico pesto, 8 oz - $2
  -$1/3 print = $1.67 each
Kraft 2% shredded mozzarella - $1.72
  -$1/2 print = $1.22 each

Tuesday1/2 lb red potatoes ~ $.50
Flatout Wraps low fat multi-grain - $1.84
H.T. Traders Roasted Red Piquillo Peppers, 14 oz - $2.19
1 boneless, skinless chicken breast (from butcher) ~ $1
Light mayonnaise
  -need it: Kraft, 12 oz - $1.50
  -.35/1 SS 11/11 = $.80
Garlic
Olive oil
Pepper
Salt
Spring Mix (split w/Orchard Turkey Burgers)
Pesto (split w/Pesto Cheese Toasts)
Parmesan cheese

WednesdayFresh Express baby spinach, 6 oz - $2.50
HT diced tomatoes, 14.5 oz can - $.79 
Kraft Philadelphia Cooking Crème, Savory Garlic - $1.59
Ziti, penne, or rotini pasta
Olive oil
Onion (split w/Orchard Turkey Burgers)
Garlic
Pesto 
Roasted red peppers (split w/Peppered Chicken Pitas)
Shredded mozzarella (split w/Pesto Cheese Toasts)

Thursday1/2 lb asparagus - $.95
2 sun-dried tomatoes (from olive bar) ~ $.25
1 small jalapeno ~ $.10
HT peeled tomatoes, no salt added, 14.5 oz can - $.79
Garlic
Salt
Pepper
Bread crumbs
Dried parsley
Ground turkey breast (split w/Orchard Turkey Burgers)
1 egg
Fat-free milk
  -need it: Smart Balance - $2.14
  -.75/1 print = $.64
Flour
Dried oregano
Olive oil
Garlic salt

Friday1 red onion ~ $1.15
1/2 lb fresh broccoli crowns ~ $.85
1 lemon - $.69
1 boneless, skinless chicken breast (from butcher) ~ $1
Flatout Wraps (split w/Peppered Chicken Pitas)
Barbecue sauce
Shredded mozzarella
Olive oil
Red wine vinegar
Salt
Pepper

SaturdayFresh sage - $2.19
Libby's pumpkin puree, 15 oz can - $1.77
HT fat-free ricotta cheese, 15 oz - $2.69
Ziti, penne, rotinit or rigatoni pasta
Fat-free milk
  -need it: Smart Balance - $2.14
  -.75/1 print = $.64
Ground nutmeg
Olive oil
Parmesan cheese
Salt
Pepper


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