Ready for a yummy week? I hope so!
If you are new and wondering how I end up with such a small shopping list, I make my menu from my stockpile. By buying items at their lowest price with coupons, you same a TON of money. So, I buy as much as I can of the items I use most when the price is right and then make my menu from what I have available. What’s in Penny’s Pantry? Check the link at the bottom of this post!
1) Lemon Chicken Spaghetti
Since I have got to get rid of some of the spaghetti noodles I have stockpiled, I chose this tasty looking dish HERE. I have dried chives that I will substitute for the green onions and I will skip the fresh parsley since it has no flavor and is only added for color. (I personally do not care what the food looks like as long as it tastes good!)
2) Roast with Gravy, Mashed Potatoes, Frozen Vegetable
Last week’s sale on Chuck Roast at Target was awesome and I have the easiest, tastiest recipe for roast ever! Just place your roast in a crock pot, open a packet of onion soup mix and rub it in on both sides of the roast. Drizzle with 3 tablespoons of red wine vinegar (for tenderizing) and cover. Cook on low heat for at least 8 hours but I typically cook mine for 12 hours.
When you are ready to serve, remove the roast from the crock pot. It will fall apart when you try to slice it but try. Remove about one cup of the liquid from the crock pot and mix in one tablespoon of cornstarch until dissolved. Return the liquid to the crock pot and put it on high heat. Whisk until is starts to thicken and then dump in one jar of beef gravy. Mix and then place the sliced roast back in the pot on the warm setting. Serve over mashed potatoes or rice.
If you are missing the onion soup mix, make your own with THIS RECIPE!
3) Steak San Marco, Rice, Frozen Vegetable
Another great buy at Target last week… a chuck steak for $0.85 by using a coupon!!! So, I found THIS RECIPE to try and hope it is yummy!
4) Sloppy Joe Casserole
Every once in a while, you just have to prepare a super quick meal with a fun name, and since I picked up a couple of cans of Manwich last time they were on BOGO, I thought I would give this recipe a try. I will make extra mashed potatoes when I cook the roast and use them for this casserole instead of instant which can cost you more than a 10 pound bag of potatoes! Find the recipe HERE.
5) Hamburger Helper, Frozen Vegetable
Yes, even I use that white-gloved helper every once in a while! Quick, cheap and… need I say more? BUT, never pay full price for Hamburger Helper! It is often a BOGO and almost always has coupons available!
6) Chicken, Potato and Black Bean Soup
Did you think I could go a week without using my favorite cookbook? NOPE! It will not happen. So, flip open to page 177 of Family Feasts for $75 a Week by Mary Ostyn to find this recipe. Sorry! I could not find this recipe online but you can purchase it through my Amazon link on the left sidebar.
Why plan for dessert? Why, to bribe the kids to eat, of course!
1) Jello with Cool Whip
2) Brownie/Strawberry Trifle
This will probably be put together by my kids. They love to help in the kitchen and this is a simple yummy recipe that promises to be tons of fun. Find the recipe HERE.
3) Easy Apple Turnovers
Oops! Again, I fell in love with a recipe that is not online. But, you can find it on page 237 of Fabulous Family Feasts for $75 a Week!
PENNY’S SHOPPING LIST
- 6 apples
- Strawberries (on sale at Publix!)
- Sweet potoato
- 2 lemons
Need a peek at Penny’s Pantry? Click HERE.
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