December 30, 2012

Weekly Menu Dec 30 - Jan 5


Only one menu this week. The prices below are from Harris Teeter and based mainly off of their sales. There are rumors that Harris Teeter will have Super Doubles starting on Wednesday which would be an awesome way to start off 2013!


Weekly Menu

SundayPenne Rosa with Shrimp
MondayNYE Menu
TuesdayWhite Bean & Collard Soup
WednesdayBrown Rice Casserole
ThursdayChipotle Shrimp with Roasted Corn Quinoa
FridayCrock Pot Chicken Parmesan Burgers with Roasted Asparagus 
SaturdayMargherita Pizza


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

Sunday8 oz sliced mushrooms - $1.89
1 roma tomato ~ $.45
1 bunch spinach - $1.79
1/2 lb shrimp ~ $5
Bertolli marinara sauce, 24 oz - $1.49
Chobani plain Greek yogurt, 6 oz - $1
  -.30/1 printable coupon = $.40
Whole wheat penne
  -need it: Mueller - $1
Olive oil
Garlic
Red pepper flakes
Salt
Pepper
Parmesan cheese

MondayNYE Menu

Tuesday1 onion ~ $.30
1 lb collard greens - $.99
Luck's Great Northern Beans, 15 oz 
  -Buy 2, Get 3 free = $.40 each
Olive oil
Garlic
Pepper
Dried thyme
Fat-free, low sodium chicken or vegetable broth

Wednesday1 green bell pepper - $1.29
Perdue Fit & Easy ground chicken - $3
HT 2% shredded mozzarella cheese - $2.75
Onion (split w/White Bean Soup)
Olive oil
Italian seasoning
Cooking spray
Red pepper flakes
Brown rice
  -need it: HT Instant Rice, 14 oz - $1.25

Thursday2 ears corn - $1.50
Fresh parsley - $1.79
1/2 lb shrimp - $5
Earthly Choice Easy Quinoa - $3.79
Chili powder
Garlic
Red pepper flakes
Lemon juice
Olive oil
Cayenne pepper
Salt
Pepper
Fat-free, low sodium chicken or vegetable broth

Friday1 onion ~ $.30
1/2 lb asparagus - $1.90
Wheat hamburger buns - $1.69
Ground chicken (split w/Brown Rice Casserole)
Green bell pepper (split w/Brown Rice Casserole)
Garlic
Italian seasoning
Red pepper flakes
Marinara sauce (split w/Penne Rosa)
Shredded mozzarella (split w/Brown Rice Casserole)
Salt
Pepper
Olive oil

Saturday2 roma tomatoes ~ $.90
1 pizza dough ball (in deli) - $1.49
Fresh basil - $2.19
Furmano's crushed tomatoes, 15 oz - $1.39
Shredded mozzarella 
Parmesan cheese



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December 29, 2012

New Year's Eve 2012

Source: Pinterest
I love that the grocery stores always put steak and lobster on sale around the end of the year so we can indulge on New Year's Eve! If you live near an Earth Fare, use this snazzy coupon to snag a petite filet and lobster tail for only $9!

What are your plans and/or menus for New Year's Eve? The menu below is for two people but can easily be modified for more!

Happy 2013 everyone! It has been an amazing year for Coupon Kitchen (thanks to all of my wonderful readers!) and I'm excited for all of the new adventures that lie ahead.


New Year's Eve Menu
NY Strip and Lobster Tails
Black-Eyed Pea Salad
Collards
Blackberry Champagne Cocktail
Chocolate Mug Cake

Shopping List 
NY Strip & Lobster Tails
NY Strip- $6.99/lb (HT), $11.99/lb (LF)
Lobster Tails - $5.99 each (HT), $5 each (LF)               
Pepper
Dried thyme
Dried rosemary
Dried oregano
Cooking spray

Black-Eyed Pea Salad
1 cucumber - $.99 (HT & LF) 
1 red onion  - $1 (HT), $1.27 (LF)
2 plum tomatoes - $1 (HT), $.70 (LF) 
1 small serrano chili -$.12 (HT)
Fresh cilantro - $1.79 (HT), $.89 (LF) 
15 oz can black-eyed peas - $.50 (HT), $.75 (LF)
Salt
Pepper
Lemon juice

Collards
1/2 lb fresh collard greens - $.99/lb (HT & LF)
Salt
Pepper
Butter

Blackberry Champagne Cocktail
1 pint blackberries - $1.99 (HT), $2.99 (LF)
Champagne or Prosecco of choice 

Chocolate Mug Cake
Unsweetened cocoa - $5.49 (HT), $2.99 (LF)
Peanut butter
All-purpose flour
Sugar
Baking powder
Salt
Vegetable oil
Milk



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December 21, 2012

Healthy Christmas Menu 2012

StarNews article
This was a very exciting week with my first article being published in StarNews, the local Wilmington paper. I started writing for PortCityFoodies a few months ago but was ecstatic when the paper approached me for a center piece about healthy holiday eating and a menu. I felt like a true "StarNews Correspondent" when Paul Stephen came to my house for the photo shoot.

Photo shoot in progress

For those of you who don't live in Wilmington or didn't run out and buy 5 copies of the paper like I did (oops!), here is the menu if you would like to make any or all of these dishes for your celebration this year.

I'll be taking this week off from the menu plans to celebrate the holidays with family and friends. Coupon Kitchen will be up and running with new menus for the week of Dec 30-Jan 5, complete with a New Year's Eve dinner plan.

I hope you all have very Happy Holidays!

December 16, 2012

Bi-Lo Weekly Menu Dec 16-22



Weekly Menu

SundayShrimp Quesadillas
MondaySpinach Lasagna Rolls
TuesdayLemon-Herb Chicken with Oven Fried Sweet Potatoes
WednesdayOven Baked Chicken Fajitas 
ThursdayChicken, Wild Rice, & Grape Tomato Casserole
FridayShrimp with Tomato & Spinach Orzo
SaturdayNew York Strip with Roasted Sweet Potatoes


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

Sunday1 green bell pepper - $.89
1 onion
SH corn, 8.5 oz can 
SH shrimp, 16 oz 
Low salt taco seasoning 
Wrap-Itz tortillas - $.99
SH reduced fat shredded cheddar cheese - $1.88
Olive oil
  -need it: Star, 17 oz - $3.50
Onion (last week)

MondayFresh Express spinach, 9 oz
Barilla lasagna - $1.20
SH low-fat cottage cheese
SH 2% shredded mozzarella - $1.88
Marinara sauce, 24 oz
Garlic
Parmesan cheese
1 egg
Salt
Pepper

TuesdaySweet potatoes, 3 lb bag - $1.99
Fresh parsley
2 boneless skinless chicken breasts - $1.88/lb
Olive oil
Salt
Pepper
Cooking spray
Garlic
Lemon juice

WednesdaySH diced tomatoes with green chilies 
1 boneless skinless chicken breast - $1.88/lb
Canola oil
Chili powder
Ground cumin
Garlic powder
Dried oregano
Onion (split w/Shrimp Quesadillas)
Tortillas (split w/Shrimp Quesadillas)
Green bell pepper (split w/Shrimp Quesadillas)

Thursday1 onion
Mushrooms, 8 oz
1 pint grape tomatoes
5 oz package long grain and wild rice mix
2 boneless skinless chicken breasts - $1.88/lb
Garlic
Dried rosemary
Salt
Pepper

Friday1 lemon 
Spinach (split w/Lasagna Rolls)
Olive oil
Salt
Pepper
Shrimp (split w/Shrimp Quesadillas)
Orzo pasta
Garlic
Grape tomatoes (split w/Chicken & Wild Rice Casserole)
Parmesan cheese

Saturday2 New York strip steaks, 6 oz - $5.99/lb
Pepper
Dried thyme
Dried rosemary
Dried oregano
Sweet potatoes (from 3 lb bag)
Olive oil
Salt
Dried sage
Parmesan cheese



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Lowes Foods Weekly Menu Dec 16-22




The subtotal this week is $47.


Weekly Menu

SundayShrimp Quesadillas
MondayGrape Tomato Pasta Toss
TuesdayItalian Chicken with Roasted Cauliflower
WednesdayOven Baked Chicken Fajitas 
ThursdaySlow-Cooker Burgers with Zucchini Chips
FridayShrimp with Tomato & Spinach Orzo
SaturdayTex-Mex Taco Salad


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

Sunday1 green bell pepper - $1.29
LF corn, 8.5 oz can - $.69
1 lb jumbo shrimp, 16-20 ct - $8
Old El Paso low salt taco seasoning - $.89
LF tortillas - $1.50
LF reduced fat shredded cheddar cheese - $2
Olive oil
Onion (last week)

MondayFresh basil - $2.39
Grape tomatoes - $3.99
Pasta (fettuccine from last week)
Olive oil
Garlic
Parmesan cheese

Tuesday2 roma tomatoes ~ $1
1 head cauliflower - $2.99
World Classics Trading Company artichoke hearts - $3.22
LF 2% shredded mozzarella - $2
2 boneless skinless chicken breasts (last week)
Garlic
Olive oil
Salt
Pepper
Italian seasoning
All-purpose flour
Lemon juice
Parmesan cheese

WednesdayLF diced tomatoes with green chilies, 10 oz - $.95
1 boneless skinless chicken breast (last week)
Canola oil
Chili powder
Ground cumin
Garlic powder
Dried oregano
Onion (split w/Shrimp Quesadillas)
Tortillas (split w/Shrimp Quesadillas)
Green bell pepper (split w/Shrimp Quesadillas)

Thursday1 large zucchini ~ $.65
Romaine lettuce - $1.99
1 lb 90% lean ground sirloin - $3.97
Merita wheat hamburger buns - $2.49 
Tomato (optional)
Garlic
Shredded cheddar (split w/Shrimp Quesadillas)
Onion (last week)
Pepper
Ketchup
Mustard
Bread crumbs
Parmesan cheese
Seasoned salt
Garlic powder
Cooking spray
Fat-free milk

Friday1 lemon - $.59
1 bunch spinach - $1.99 
Olive oil
Salt
Pepper
Shrimp (split w/Shrimp Quesadillas)
Orzo pasta
Garlic
Grape tomatoes (split w/Grape Tomato Pasta Toss)
Parmesan cheese

Saturday1 roma tomato ~ $.40
Fresh cilantro - $.99
LF salsa, 16 oz - $1.50
LF fat-free sour cream, 8 oz - $.99
Hanover kidney beans, 15.5 oz - $.75 
Olive oil
Garlic
Lean ground beef (split w/Slow-Cooker Burgers)
Ground cumin
Chili powder
Shredded cheese (split w/Shrimp Quesadillas)
Onion (last week)
Romaine lettuce (split w/Slow-Cooker Burgers)



December 15, 2012

Harris Teeter Weekly Menu Dec 16-22


I made the Roasted Corn Chowder today for lunch without the chicken. It was delicious and an easy way to have another meatless meal if you like.

The subtotal this week is only $40. $10 extra dollars to put towards your Christmas shopping ;)


Weekly Menu

SundayGarlicky Broiled Salmon with Tomato & Spinach Orzo
MondayGrape Tomato Pasta Toss
TuesdayRoasted Corn Chowder with Chicken
WednesdayOven Baked Chicken Fajitas 
ThursdaySlow-Cooker Turkey Burgers with Zucchini Chips
FridayMushroom-Stuffed Chicken with Cheddar & Broccoli Rice Cups
SaturdayTex-Mex Lasagna


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

Sunday1 pint grape tomatoes - $2
HT fresh spinach, 10 oz - $2.49
1 lemon - $.69
2 salmon fillets, 6 oz each ~ $5
Olive oil
Paprika
Salt
Pepper
Dried thyme
Garlic
Orzo pasta
Parmesan cheese

MondayFresh basil - $2.19
Grape tomatoes (split w/Salmon)
Pasta (fettuccine from last week)
Olive oil
Garlic
Parmesan cheese

Tuesday1 onion ~ $.30
1 ear corn - $.60
1 small sweet potato ~ $.80
1 large roma tomato ~  $.40
HT diced tomatoes with green chilies, 10 oz - $.79
1 boneless, skinless chicken breast (from butcher) ~ $1
Olive oil
Cumin
Chili powder
Garlic
Salt
Pepper
Vegetable or chicken broth

Wednesday1 green bell pepper - $.99
1 boneless skinless chicken breast (from butcher) ~ $1
HT diced tomatoes with green chilies, 10 oz - $.79
Canola oil
Chili powder
Ground cumin
Garlic powder
Dried oregano
Onion (split w/Roasted Corn Chowder)
Tortillas (last week)

Thursday1 onion ~ $.30
1 large zucchini ~ $.65
1 package 99% lean ground turkey breast - $4.99
Sargento reduced-fat shredded sharp cheddar - $2
HT wheat hamburger buns - $1.69 
Lettuce (optional)
Tomato (optional)
Garlic
Pepper
Ketchup
Mustard
Bread crumbs
Parmesan cheese
Seasoned salt
Garlic powder
Cooking spray
Fat-free milk

FridayGreen onions - $.99
Sliced mushrooms - $1.89
1/2 lb broccoli crowns ~ $1
2 boneless skinless chicken breasts (from butcher) ~ $2 
Cooking spray
Dried thyme
Garlic
Flour
Breadcrumbs
2 eggs
Olive oil
Rice
Shredded cheddar (split w/Turkey Burgers)
Pepper

Saturday1 green bell pepper - $.99
HT Diced Tomato Fire Salsa, 15 oz can - $.69
HT corn, 8.5 oz - $.67
HT enchilada sauce, 10 oz - $1.49
HT dark red kidney beans, 15 oz - $.77
Ground turkey (split w/Turkey Burgers)
Onion (split w/Turkey Burgers)
Garlic
Chili powder
Tortillas (last week)
Shredded cheddar cheese
Green onions (split w/Mushroom-Stuffed Chicken)



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December 09, 2012

Bi-Lo Weekly Menu Dec 9-15


Bi-Lo has an awesome sale this week on many items that would be useful for holiday parties, dinners, and treats. Be sure to check your local ad in the paper, online, and/or Southern Savers for coupon match-ups!


Weekly Menu

SundaySauteed Scallops with Spaghetti Squash
MondayHealthier Fettuccine Alfredo
TuesdayRoasted Corn Chowder with Chicken
WednesdaySeared Scallops with Tomato-Zucchini Bake
ThursdayItalian Chicken with Fettuccine 
FridayChicken with Sauteed Mushrooms and Roasted Cabbage Wedges 
SaturdayChipotle Chicken Taco Salad


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

SundayLeeks 
1 small spaghetti squash (1lb)
1 shallot 
Green onions 
Chef's Catch bay scallops, 16 oz ~ 6.49
Olive oil
All-purpose flour
Salt
Pepper
White wine or chicken broth
Butter

Monday1 medium head cauliflower 
Heavy cream, 8 oz  
Fettuccine noodles 
Vegetable broth
Garlic
Butter
Salt
Pepper
Nutmeg
Olive oil

Tuesday1 onion
1 ear corn 
1 small sweet potato
1 package Mountain Rose tomatoes ~ $2
SH diced tomatoes with green chiles 
Boneless skinless chicken breasts - $2.50/lb
Olive oil
Cumin
Chili powder
Garlic
Salt
Pepper
Vegetable or chicken broth
1 tomato (from 

Wednesday2 zucchini - $1.49/lb
1 ear corn
2 tomatoes (from Mountain Rose package)
Panko breadcrumbs
Parmesan cheese
Bay scallops
Salt
Pepper
Butter
Cooking spray

Thursday2 roma tomatoes 
Artichokes, 6 oz can 
2 boneless skinless chicken breasts 
Garlic
Olive oil
Salt
Pepper
Italian seasoning
All-purpose flour
2% shredded mozzarella cheese (last week)
Butter 
Garlic powder
Dried oregano
Dried basil
Fettuccine (split w/Fettuccine Alfredo)

Friday1 small head green cabbage 
8 oz sliced mushrooms 
2 boneless skinless chicken breasts 
Cooking spray
Olive oil
Garlic salt
Pepper
Salt
Butter
Dried minced onion
Fat-free, low sodium chicken broth
Garlic
Worcestershire sauce

SaturdayCilantro
1 avocado - $.85
1 red onion
Grape tomatoes
Fresh Express garden salad - $1.50
Hanover black beans, 15 oz can - $.79 with ecoupon
SH corn, 8.5 oz can 
SH fat-free sour cream
Chipotle peppers in adobo sauce (last week)
Ground cumin
Chili powder
Lime juice 
Salt
1 boneless skinless chicken breast


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Lowes Foods Weekly Menu Dec 9-15



Lowes Foods is having a great sale on a variety of meat items so I feel it's a pretty diverse menu this week and I'm loving it! The subtotal is $45 and you will still have 3 chicken breasts and a bunch of onions left to use next week.


Weekly Menu

SundaySauteed Scallops with Spaghetti Squash
MondayHealthier Fettuccine Alfredo
TuesdayRoasted Corn Chowder with Chicken
WednesdayChicken with Lemon Leek Pasta
ThursdayPeppers & Beef with Rice
FridayChicken with Sauteed Mushrooms and Roasted Brussels Sprouts 
SaturdayStuffed Chicken with Mustard Dressed Green Beans


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

SundayLeeks - $1.50
1 small spaghetti squash (1lb) ~ $1.49
1 shallot - $.25
Green onions - $.79
1/2 lb bay scallops ~ $3
Olive oil
All-purpose flour
Salt
Pepper
White wine or chicken broth
Butter

Monday1 medium head cauliflower - $3.49
Sealtest heavy cream, 8 oz - $1.69 
Barilla fettuccine noodles - $1.25
Vegetable broth
Garlic
Butter
Salt
Pepper
Nutmeg
Olive oil

TuesdayYellow onions, 3 lb bag - $1.50
1 ear corn - $.69
1 small sweet potato ~ $.75
1 large roma tomato ~  $.40
LF diced tomatoes with green chiles - $.95
Perdue Perfect Portionss boneless skinless chicken breasts, 24 oz - $4.99
Olive oil
Cumin
Chili powder
Garlic
Salt
Pepper
Vegetable or chicken broth

WednesdayFresh parsley - $.99
Fettuccine (split w/Fettuccine Alfredo)
2 boneless skinless chicken breasts (from Perdue bag)
Salt
Pepper
All-purpose flour
Butter
Garlic
Leeks (split w/Sauteed Scallops)
Fat-free, low sodium chicken broth
Lemon juice

Thursday1 green bell pepper - $1.29
8 oz sliced mushrooms - $2
1 lb stir fry beef strips - $5.99
Salt
Pepper
Onion (split w/Roasted Corn Chowder)
Steak sauce
Brown rice
Olive oil

Friday1lb Brussels sprouts - $1.50
Olive oil
Garlic salt
Pepper
Dried rosemary
Dried oregano
Dried thyme
Onion powder
Salt
Butter
Fat-free, low sodium chicken broth
Garlic
Worcestershire sauce
Mushrooms (split w/Peppers & Beef)
2 chicken breasts (from Perdue bag)

Saturday1/2 lb green beans ~ $.75
Perdue Perfect Portionss boneless skinless chicken breasts, 24 oz - $4.99
Alouette Italian Herbs Spreadable Portions - $3.99
  -$1 off SS 11/11 = $2.99
Diamond Walnuts, 2.25 oz - $1.49
Parsley (split w/Chicken with Lemon Leek Pasta)
Pepper
Olive oil
Toothpicks
Dijon mustard
Garlic


December 07, 2012

Harris Teeter Weekly Menu Dec 9-15


I'm pretty pumped about this week's menu. Every dish is making my mouth water as I type. The subtotal is only $45 which makes me like it even more!


Weekly Menu

SundayShrimp Quesadillas
MondayHealthier Fettuccine Alfredo
TuesdayItalian Chicken with Spaghetti Squash
WednesdayBeef & Bean Chile Verde
ThursdayThai Peanut Chicken Wraps with Red Potatoes
FridayChicken with Sauteed Mushrooms and Roasted Cabbage Wedges
SaturdayTex-Mex Taco Salad


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

Sunday1 green bell pepper - $1.19
1 onion ~ $.30
HT corn, 8.5 oz can - $.67
1/2 lb white shrimp ~ $3
Old El Paso low salt taco seasoning - $.79
Ole fat-free tortillas - $1.74
HT reduced fat shredded cheddar cheese - $2
Olive oil

Monday1 medium head cauliflower - $3.29
HT heavy cream, 8 oz - $1.85 
Mueller's fettuccine noodles - $.87
Vegetable broth
Garlic
Butter
Salt
Pepper
Nutmeg
  -need it: McCormick - $3.91
Olive oil

Tuesday2 roma tomatoes ~ $1
1 small spaghetti squash (2 lbs) ~ $3
HT marinated artichokes, 6 oz - $1.89 
2 boneless skinless chicken breasts (from butcher) ~ $2
Garlic
Olive oil
Salt
Pepper
Italian seasoning
All-purpose flour
2% shredded mozzarella cheese (last week)
Butter 
Garlic powder
Dried oregano
Dried basil

Wednesday1 lb 93% lean ground beef - $3.77
HT can kidney beans, 15 oz - $.77
Green pepper (split w/Shrimp Quesadillas)
Onion (split w/Shrimp Quesadillas)
Garlic
Chili powder
Cumin
Cayenne pepper
Salsa verde (two weeks ago)

ThursdayEat Smart Broccoli Slaw, 12 oz - $2.29
Fresh cilantro - $1.89
1 lb red potatoes ~ $1
1 boneless skinless chicken breast (from butcher) ~ $1
1 small bag peanuts (at checkout) - $.50
Creamy peanut butter
  -need it: Smart Balance - $2.50
Honey
Lower sodium soy sauce
Lime juice
Olive oil
Garlic
Tortillas (split w/Shrimp Quesadillas)
Dried thyme
Salt
Pepper

Friday1 small head green cabbage ~ $1.18
8 oz sliced mushrooms - $1.89
2 boneless skinless chicken breasts (from butcher) ~ $2
Cooking spray
Olive oil
Garlic salt
Pepper
Salt
Butter
Dried minced onion
Fat-free, low sodium chicken broth
Garlic
Worcestershire sauce

Saturday1 onion - $.30
1 roma tomato ~ $.40
Romaine lettuce - $1.99
HT salsa, 24 oz - $1.97
HT fat-free sour cream, 8 oz - $.77
Kidney beans (split w/Beef & Bean Chili Verde)
Olive oil
Garlic
Lean ground beef (split w/Beef & Bean Chili Verde)
Ground cumin
Chili powder
Cilantro (split w/Thai Peanut Chicken Wraps)

Shredded cheese (split w/Shrimp Quesadillas)


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