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Coupon Abbreviations
  • SC = Store Coupon
  • MC = Manufacturer Coupon
  • SS = Smart Source
  • RMN = Retail Me Not
  • PG = Proctor and Gamble
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  • 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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Here are some menu planning ideas from Amy our guru of mean planning! The deals come from the Publix and Kroger Ads.

BBQ Pot Pie with Mashed Potato Crust
I saw at my Kroger that boneless pork butt was on sale for .99¢ lb.  I cook it in the crock pot overnight or all day in 1-2 cups of liquid (apple cider vinegar or water).  Shred it, divide it into 1 lb. portions, and freeze.

Pork Butt .99¢ lb. (Kroger)
Sweet Onion $1.00 lb. (Kroger)
Shredded Cheddar $1.48 (Kroger)
Cream Cheese .25¢ (Publix)
Bob Evans Mashed Potatoes $1.50 (Kroger)

It was good but my pound of pork must have been a little short because it was a bit runny.  I would ere on the side of caution and maybe add a pound and a half.  Also, this recipe is better than mine as mine called for instant potatoes and they did not taste as good as the Country Crock or Bob Evans style and my pot boiled over when I turned my back and WHAT A MESS!!

Chicken Parmesan Bundles
Chicken Breasts $1.99 lb (Kroger)
Cream Cheese .25¢ (Publix)
Frozen Spinach $1.69 (Kroger)
Shredded Mozzarella .66¢ (Publix)
Ritz Crackers .89¢ (Publix)
Prego Pasta Sauce $1.29 (Publix)

These are very good, however my husband and I thought the filling needed a kick of some kind (red pepper flakes?).

Chicken Parmesan Stromboli

Chicken Breasts $1.99 lb (Kroger)
Shredded Mozzarella .66¢ (Publix)
Pasta Sauce $1.29 (Publix)
Pillsbury French Loaf (Kroger)

I’ll let you know how it turns out.

Turkey Spaghetti Pie

If you have any leftover turkey in your freezer, try this delicious Leftover Turkey-Spaghetti Pie.

Spaghetti (Publix)
Butter (Publix)

Cream of Mushroom Soup .50¢ (Kroger)
Crushed Tomatoes .62¢ (Publix)
Cream Cheese .25¢ (Publix)

Broccoli and Cheese Soup with Croutons

Frozen broccoli (Kroger and Publix)
Butter (Publix)
Onion $1 lb (Kroger)
Shredded Cheddar .66¢ (Publix)

Beef and Onion or Beef and Mushroom Pie

Ground Chuck $1.49 lb (Kroger)
Shredded Cheese .66¢ (Publix)
Pie Crusts $1.75 (Publix)

Bake pie crust for 5 minutes before filling with meat mixture.  Brown 1 lb. ground beef and drain. Add contents on onion gravy packet (I use the mushroom gravy).  If you can find them in low sodium use that because they tend to be salty.  Add 1 cup water.  Heat to boiling.  Spoon into pie crust.  Sprinkle with 1/2 cup shredded cheese.  Top with 2nd pie crust.  Bake until brown. 30 minutes at 400 degrees.

Saturday Night Noodle Bake

Ground Chuck $1.49 (Kroger)
Macaroni Noodles (Publix)
Cream of Mushroom Soup .50¢ (Kroger)
Cream Cheese .25¢ (Publix)

1/2 lbs. lean ground beef
1 8 oz. box macaroni noodles, cooked
1 10 3/4 oz. can tomato soup
1 10 3/4 oz. can mushroom soup
6 oz. cream cheese
1 tsp. worcestershire
3 heaping tsp. sugar

Cook macaroni noodles according to directions on box.  Drain and set aside.
Cook ground beef and drain.  Combine cooked noodles and ground beef.  Mix well.
Add tomato soup, mushroom soup, cream cheese, worcestershire, and sugar to the noodle mixture.  Mix well.  Add salt and pepper to taste.  Pour into 9″ x 13″ casserole dish and bake at 350 degrees for 25 – 35 minutes.
This casserole freezes well.  Can be made ahead and refrigerated for up to two days.

My kids love this recipe and it tastes even better the second day.
(I got this from Play Day Magazine.)

Sausage Balls

These sausage balls have more of a biscuit like texture, so good.

Jimmy Dean Sausage (Publix)
Shredded Cheddar .66¢ (Publix)

1 lb. Jimmy Dean hot sausage (browned)
3 cups Bisquick
2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese (not finely)
1 cup milk
Mix all together and spoon into drops.
375 degrees for around 10 – 12 minutes

I got the recipe from Rebecca, President of McGregor Parent Council, thank you Rebecca.

Sausage and Cheese Crescent Squares

Jimmy Dean sausage (Publix)
Crescent Rolls $1.41 (Publix)
Cream Cheese .25¢ (Publix)
Shredded Cheddar .66¢ (Publix)

Chocolate Chip-Cinnamon Breakfast Ring
Cinnamon Rolls (Kroger and Publix)