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  • RMN = Retail Me Not
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  • B1G1 = Buy One Get One Free
  • .75/1 = 75 cents off one item
  • .75/3 = 75 cents off three items
  • EXP = Expiration Date

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Spring and Summer are always busy seasons for us and this week is no exception! We have family coming into town and although I’ve been on a quest to make simple quick meals for us, I always like to put in a little extra effort for visitors.

We are still using coupons, but we’re also shopping for seasonal produce and utilizing pantry ingredients to stretch the budget further. I love having company and the conversation that goes with it… and they seem to stick around at the table a little longer when the food is good!

Sweet & Sour Chicken Apricot Skewers Recipe
Serve w/ couscous and spinach

Apricot Jam (pantry)
Soy Sauce (pantry)
Lemons, 2 lb, $2.49-$2.50 (Kroger, Bi-Lo)
Chicken Breasts, $1.97-$2.49 lb (almost everywhere this week)
Apricots (or Substitute Pineapple) $2.48-$2.99 ea (Walmart, Lowes, Safeway)

EatingWell Tacos Recipe

Ground Beef, 93%, $3.77-$3.99 lb (Food Lion, Harveys)
Ground Turkey, $2.99 lb (Kroger, Safeway)
Onions, 5 lb, $1.99-$2.99 (Food Lion, Harris Teeter, Kroger)
Diced Tomatoes, 10 oz, $1 (Winn Dixie)
Chipotle Chiles (pantry)
Cheddar Cheese, Kraft, 5-8 oz, $2.50 (Ingles, Harveys)

Crock Pot Turkey Breast w/ GravyRecipe

Turkey Breast, Honeysuckle, $1.48 (Ingles)
Butter or Olive Oil (fridge or pantry)
Carrots, 1 lb, 50-99¢ (Harveys, Ingles)
Celery (not on sale this week, but not an expensive ingredient)
Flour (pantry)
Chicken Broth (pantry)
Wine (pantry)

Pork Tenderloin w/ Balsamic Strawberries Recipe

Pork Tenderloin, $3.99-$4.99 lb (Bi-Lo, Winn-Dixie)
Bacon, 12-16 oz, $1.59-$3 (Kroger, Ingles, Bi-Lo, Safeway)
Green Beans (in season, but not advertised this week)
Balsamic Vinegar (pantry)
Strawberry Preserves, Smuckers, 32 oz, $3.29 (Randalls, Safeway)
Strawberries, 1 lb, $1.88-$2.50 (almost everywhere)

Asparagus SouffleRecipe

Asparagus, $1.77-$2.99 lb (Lowes, Kroger, Harveys)
Cheddar Cheese, Kraft, 5-8 oz, $2.50 (Ingles, Harveys)
Mayonnaise, Kraft, 30 oz, $2.74-$3 (Bi-Lo, Winn Dixie, Harveys)
Onions, 5 lb, $1.99-$2.99 (Food Lion, Harris Teeter, Kroger)
Egg White, dozen, 99¢ (Harveys)