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Coupon Abbreviations
  • SC = Store Coupon
  • MC = Manufacturer Coupon
  • SS = Smart Source
  • RMN = Retail Me Not
  • PG = Proctor and Gamble
Coupon Terms
  • WYB = When You Buy
  • 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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Southern New Year's Meal

If you’re originally from the South, this menu probably isn’t going to look foreign to you. Southerners have been choosing these dishes for years as their choice dinner on New Year’s Day. There’s lots of different beliefs as to what each food represents, but, to me, it’s just good, country cooking. Plus, these foods are very humble and simple foods to start with, so when you can grab them on sale this time of year, you’ll be making for one deliciously frugal meal.

The prices listed below are an average price based on what’s on sale this week so you’ll have something to compare to your shopping list for your local grocery store.

Collard Greensrecipe

collard greens – 99¢ lb.
hot sauce – $1.66
butter – $1.99

Black-Eyed Peasrecipe

dried black-eyed peas – $1
onions – $1 lb.
sugar – $1.88

(Note: in general even with a great sale dried beans are always cheaper than canned.  One 1b of dried beans equals 3 15 oz cans once they are re-hydrated)

Pan-Fried Pork Chopsrecipe

pork chops – $2.99 lb.
flour – $1.99
canola oil – $3

Broccoli Cornbreadrecipe

Jiffy corn muffin mix – 50¢
broccoli – $1.88
milk – $2.88
cottage cheese – $2.50

Pineapple Upside-Down Cakerecipe

canned pineapple – $1
brown sugar – $1.19
flour – $1.99
baking powder – 99¢
vanilla extract – $2.99

See more menu plan ideas!