This will be a sort of archive of the old menus from previous weeks. I’m organizing it by years for convenience.
Unfortunately for me, there are really no good advertised protein sales on stuff I’d actually use. So I’m winging it. Thursday is wings because my husband has a book group meeting so it’s me and my son.
|8/5 - Sunday||Stacked Beef Enchiladas with Avocado Cream Sauce & Salad|
|8/6 - Monday||Crockpot Spaghetti and Meatballs|
|8/7 - Tuesday||Cheeseburger Salad|
|8/8 - Wednesday||Greek Gyro Skillet|
|8/9 - Thrusday||Glazed Balsamic Chicken Wings & Celery|
|8/10 - Friday||Taco-rific Beef and Cabbage|
|8/11 - Saturday||Skillet Chicken Pot Pie & Salad|
Cheese is on sale this week, but I’m not going overboard. Also whole briskets, but not at my price-point—maybe next week. Dinner sausages are on sale, too, so we’ll have brats once.
|7/29 - Sunday||Baked Chicken and Sweet Potato Wedges|
|7/30 - Monday||Apple Pork Chops with Stuffing & Brussels Sprouts|
|7/31 - Tuesday||Bacon-Wrapped Pork Loin & Coleslaw|
|8/1 - Wednesday||Cheesy Baked Chicken Thighs & Sauteed Summer Squash|
|8/2 - Thursday||Houston-Style Rice Bowls|
|8/3 - Friday||Crocked Brats & Chips|
|8/4 - Satruday||Chicken Florentine & Garlic Bread|
This week, ground chuck is buy-one, get-one-free and pork chops are on sale. Also, some kinds of chicken pieces. Coneys are hot dogs.
|7/22 - Sunday||Bayou Stew & Brown Rice|
|7/23 - Monday||Crack Pork Chops & Coleslaw|
|7/24 - Tuesday||Cincinnati Chili Cheese Coneys|
|7/25 - Wednesday||Sweet Orange Ginger Chicken & Jasmine Rice & Broccoli|
|7/26 - Thursday||Egg Roll Bowls|
|7/27 - Friday||Sheet Pan Italian Chicken and Veggie Dinner|
|7/28 - Saturday||Dark Beer Braised Pork Chops & Quinoa|
This week, the winners are boneless pork loin and boneless chicken. I still have bone-in chicken thighs from a few weeks back and a chunk of brisket from way back. I’ll be working from home Wednesday so I think it’s a good day for pho.
|7/15 - Sunday||Garlicky Greek Chicken & Salad|
|7/16 - Monday||Smothered Cheesy Sour Cream Chicken & Broccoli|
|7/17 - Tuesday||Taco Pie|
|7/18 - Wednesday||Beef Pho Noodle Soup in the Slow Cooker|
|7/19 - Thursday||Lasagna Florentine & Garlic Bread|
|7/20 - Friday||Simply Peachy Pork Roast & Jasmine Rice|
|7/21 - Saturday||3-Ingredient Chicken & Sauteed Summer Squash|
This week there isn’t an ad on Wednesday because it’s Independence Day. So I’m looking mostly to my freezer. Also, Office Depot double charged me for an expensive purchase and my bank says it won’t release my funds for “up to ten days” which is well past shopping day. So I’m trying to be frugal. I actually have a chunk of feta in my fridge and kalamatas in my pantry for the chicken on Sunday. And breasts for the dinner Saturday (instead of the thighs Gina uses). I won’t use the imported tomatoes though.
|7/8 - Sunday||Baked Pesto Chicken with Olives and Feta & Broccoli|
|7/9 - Monday||Easy Cashew Chicken & Jasmine Rice|
|7/10 - Tuesday||Italian Sausage, Broccoli, and Polenta Sheet Pan Dinner|
|7/11 - Wednesday||Salisbury Steak & Mashed Potatoes & Corn|
|7/12 - Thursday||Family Frito Pie|
|7/13 - Friday||Beer-Cheese Kielbasa with Tortellini and Coleslaw|
|7/14 - Saturday||Pollo in Potacchio & Pasta|
My son was visiting his friend for a week so with only the honeymoon couple at home, I think I’ll live out of the pantry and skip a week of planning. See you the second week of July. Happy Independence Day to the folks in the US.
This week, chicken breasts and pork loin are the featured proteins on sale. So I’m choosing many chicken options.
|6/24 - Sunday||Best Damned Bacon-Ranch Chicken & Mom's Cucumber Salad|
|6/25 - Monday||Creamy Tortellini Soup|
|6/26 - Tuesday||Chicken and Broccoli Lo Mein|
|6/27 - Wednesday||Curry Scented Pork Loin & Basmati Rice|
|6/28 - Thursday||Pasta with Peasant Sauce|
|6/29 - Friday||Mark and Barb's Beer Brats & Chips|
|6/30 - Saturday||Reuben Wrap-Ups & Mini Carrots|
This week, nothing is a true sale price. Beef roasts at $3.99/lb, while technically less expensive than usual are not exactly a bargain. So I’m living out of the freezer except for Fathers’ Day on Sunday when we’re having burgers at the request of the father of my younger children. These will be the store-made patties with stuff in them (probably cheese) and may be grilled if he wants to show off his prowess and weather permits.
|6/17 - Sunday||Burgers & Mashed Potato Salad|
|6/18 - Monday||3-Ingredient Tex-Mex Chicken & Spanish Rice|
|6/19 - Tuesday||Doritos Cheesy Chicken Casserole|
|6/20 - Wednesday||Broccoli Cheese Soup|
|6/21 - Thursday||Crock-Pot® Philly Cheesesteak Sloppy Joes|
|6/22 - Friday||Cajun Alfredo Skillet|
|6/23 - Saturday||Burgundy Pork Loin & Broccoli|
Pork ribs and shoulder roasts are on sale. Hawaiian tacos!
|6/10 - Sunday||Hawaiian Shredded Pork Tacos & Tropical Carrot Salad|
|6/11 - Monday||Beer and Bacon Burger Skillet|
|6/12 - Tuesday||Baked Chicken with DIjon and Lime & Cauliflowr Rice|
|6/13 - Wednesday||Cran-Orange Chicken and Stuffing Bake|
|6/14 - Thursday||Mexican Chicken Casserole|
|6/15 - Friday||Ranch Chicken Fajita Bowls|
|6/16 - Saturday||4-Ingredient Italian-Style Chicken Thighs & Parmesan Baked Zucchini|
Chicken pieces and beef roasts are on sale. So lots of chicken. I’m also making a dozen mason jar salads for a grieving family.
|6/3 - Sunday||Cheese-Stuffed Italian Meatball Muffins & Polenta|
|6/4 - Monday||Mexican Chicken Casserole & Mexican Cucumber and Carrot Salad|
|6/5 - Tuesday||Reuben Salad|
|6/6 - Wednesday||Garlic Butter and Rosemary Pan-Roasted Chicken & Broccoli|
|6/7 - Thursday||Tiphani's Oven-Fried Chicken & Coleslaw|
|6/8 - Friday||Lazy Roast & Brown Rice|
|6/9 - Saturday||Maple Mustard Chicken Pieces with Roasted Veggies|
Ground chuck is buy-one-get-one-free, so I will. Also, salmon is on sale. The rest comes from the freezer.
|5/27 - Sunday||Oven Roasted Orange Salmon & Asian Coleslaw|
|5/28 - Monday||Brisket Tacos|
|5/29 - Tuesday||Cheeseburger Salad|
|5/30 - Wednesday||Teriyaki Chicken Patties & Broccoli|
|5/31 - Thursday||Quick Chicken and Dumplings|
|6/1 - Friday||Four Way Cincinnati Chili|
|6/2 - Saturday||Honey-Curried Chicken Pieces & Salad|
Boneless chicken and high-end beef are the sale items this week. And some kinds of fish.
|5/20 - Sunday||CItrus Salmon & Asian Coleslaw|
|5/21 - Monday||Lasagna Florentine & Garlic Bread|
|5/22 - Tuesday||Balsamic Chicken Patties & Salad|
|5/23 - Wednesday||Fish Florentine & Parmesan Baked Zucchini|
|5/24 - Thursday||Sweet Orange Ginger Chicken & Broccoli & Jasmine Rice|
|5/25 - Friday||Salisbury Steak & Mashed Potatoes & Corn|
|5/26 - Saturday||Corned Beef and Cabbage Soup|
Chicken pieces are on sale and there’s a special special on ribs where, with an e-coupon, you can get an amount of savings five times. I like ribs but they’re work to eat and work to make so I’m passing. Sunday is Mothers’ Day so I get to pick and I really like pork chops and this is my second favorite way to have them.
|5/13 - Sunday||Cornbread Ranch Baked Pork Chops & Coleslaw|
|5/14 - Monday||Mom's Lentil Soup|
|5/15 - Tuesday||Easy for You Seafood & Asian Coleslaw|
|5/16 - Wednesday||Cheeseburger Salad|
|5/17 - Thursday||Cowboy Stew|
|5/18 - Friday||Chicken Patty Pizzas & Salad|
|5/19 - Saturday||Spicy German Bratwurst|
I was off on a business trip so no menu for the week of 5/6 – 5/12. Those who wanted a week’s worth of meals, were invited to look at the previous menus and pick a week that looked appealing.
Chicken leg quarters are on sale, along with bacon-wrapped fillets and other things I don’t tend to buy. So I’m living out of the freezer, mostly.
|4/29 - Sunday||Zuppa Toscana|
|4/30 - Monday||Tejano Chili Lime Roasted Chicken & Spanish Rice|
|5/1 - Tuesday||Mini Bell Pepper Loaded Turkey "Nachos"|
|5/2 - Wednesday||Cheese-Stuffed Italian Meatball Muffins & Sauteed Summer Squash|
|5/3 - Thursday||Lettuce Soup|
|5/4 - Friday||3-Ingredient Chicken & Broccoli|
|5/5 - Saturday||Taco Pie|
Whole chickens, chicken thighs, and chicken legs are on sale. Also beef roasts. I’m passing on the roasts, but definitely getting chicken. Also, my son is visiting friends for the week, so mushrooms and beans will be on the menu. And “breakfast for dinner” because I said so.
|4/22 - Sunday||Cheeseburger Stuffed Portobellos & Mom's Cucumber Salad|
|4/23 - Monday||Garlic Butter and Rosemary Pan Roasted Chicken & Broccoli|
|4/24 - Tuesday||Red Beans and Rice|
|4/25 - Wednesday||No-Dough Pizza|
|4//26 - Thursday||Impossibly Easy Maple Sausage Pie|
|4/27 - Friday||Cashew Pork & Jasmine Rice|
|4/28 - Saturday||Cornmeal and Pecan Crusted Catfish & Ranch Coleslaw|
This week pork loin is buy-one-get-one-free so I am. Also, I’m using up some of my tilapia and chicken from previously.
|4/15 - Sunday||Sassy Fish Bake with Tomato-Bacon-Avocado Salsa & Tortilla Chips|
|4/16 - Monday||Ultimate Caesar Burgers & Salad|
|4/17 - Tuesday||Easy Cashew Cicken & Brown Rice|
|4/18 - Wednesday||Broccoli Cheese Soup|
|4/19 - Thursday||Caramelized Onion and Bacon Smothered Pork Chops & Broccoli|
|4/20 - Friday||Pasta with Peasant Sauce|
|4/21 - Saturday||Pork Loin Supreme & Mashed Potatoes & Corn|
Sausages (bratwurst, Italian links) are on special sale for four days. Certain Texas beef is 25% off, too, so those are my big things. Also, I’m told to eat fish at least once/week by my doctor, so we’ll have something from the fish counter.
|4/8 - Sunday||Mark and Barb's Beer Brats & Mini Carrots|
|4/9 - Monday||Easy for you Seafood & Sauteed Summer Squash|
|4/10 - Tuesday||Bacon Coleslaw Stir-fry|
|4/11 - Wednesday||Italian Sausage, Broccoli, and Polenta Sheet Pan Dinner|
|4/12 - Thursday||Pizza Bagels|
|4/13 - Friday||Four Way Cincinnati Chili|
|4/14 - Saturday||Cheesesteak-Stuffed Peppers & Salad|
Hams of many types are on sale, but I prefer the old-fashioned, bone-in, shank portion ham. Frozen fish fillets in bags (individually wrapped) are buy-one-get-one-free so fish is happenin’ too. And post-Patrick corned beef sales are on.
|4/1 - Sunday||Ham Shank & Awesometastic Potatoes & Roasted Asparagus|
|4/2 - Monday||Salisbury Steak & Mashed Potatoes & Corn|
|4/3 - Tuesday||Leftover Hambone Soup & Biscuits|
|4/4 - Wednesday||Fish Florentine & Broccoli|
|4/5 - Thursday||Family Frito Pie|
|4/6 - Friday||Zucchini Patties & Cauliflower Rice|
|4/7 - Saturday||Slow Cooker Corned Beef and Cabbage|
Roast beef and pork chops are on sale, but I’m passing on the chops. Oh, and boneless chicken, which I’m stocking up on and making a freezer recipe, the Sweet Orange-Ginger Chicken which we’ll have this week and also put away for the future.
|3/25 - Sunday||Chicken Bacon Ranch Pizza Sticks|
|3/26 - Monday||Brisket Tacos|
|3/27 - Tuesday||Ranch Chicken Fajita Bowls & Guacamole|
|3/28 - Wednesday||Sweet Orange Ginger Chicken & Brown Rice|
|3/29 - Thursday||Beer-Cheese Kielbasa with Tortellini & Coleslaw|
|3/30 - Friday||Lazy Roast & Mashed Potatoes|
|3/31 - Saturday||Fish Taco Bowls|
Brisket is on sale. So are pork ribs and other things I’m not buying. Instead, I’m going to the freezer for some Caribbean Island chicken and pork loaf and stashed away other goodness.
|3/18 - Sunday||Slow Cooker "Steak" tips & Rice & Broccoli|
|3/19 - Monday||Asian Fish Taco Bowls|
|3/20 - Tuesday||Chicken Patty Pizzas & Annie's Italian Cabbage|
|3/21 - Wednesday||Caribbean Island Chicken & Cauliflower Rice|
|3/22 - Thursday||Pork Loaf and Applesauce Glaze & Coleslaw|
|3/23 - Friday||Balsamic Pot Roast with Tomatoes & Spiralized Zucchini|
|3/24 - Saturday||Teriyaki Sesame Chicken Thighs & Asian Coleslaw|
Beef roast is on sale and chicken pieces. So I’m doing some chicken in the Lodge skillet but passing on the roast. Our St. Paddy’s Day corned beef and cabbage will be a Reuben pie and red cabbage side.
|3/11 - Sunday||Baked Chicken with Dijon and Lime & Sauteed Summer Squash|
|3/12 - Monday||Slow Cooker Ratatouille|
|3/13 - Tuesday||Red Beans and Rice|
|3/14 - Wednesday||Spicy German Bratwurst & Coleslaw|
|3/15 - Thursday||Spiralized Zucchini & EZ Alfredo|
|3/16 - Friday||Baked Pesto Chicken with Olives and Feta & Cauliflower Rice & Broccoli|
|3/17 - Saturday||Reuben Pot Pie & Red Cabbage with Orange and Caraway Seeds|
During Lent, some sort of fish or seafood is always on sale. So I’m doing the Easy For You Seafood from Kroger with some sort of Asian or plain flavor and an Asian slaw Also chicken is on sale so I’m getting some of that. Mostly, though, I’m gearing toward quick or crock because of my new job.
|3/4 - Sunday||Chicken Satay Meatballs with Peanut Dipping Sauce & Cauliflower Rice & Broccoli|
|3/5 - Monday||Easy For You Seafood & Asian Coleslaw|
|3/6 - Tuesday||Mini Bell Pepper Loaded Turkey "Nachos"|
|3/7 - Wednesday||Cheeseburger Salad|
|3/8 - Thursday||Pollo in Potacchio & Spiralized Zucchini|
|3/9 - Friday||Taco Pie|
|3/10 - Saturday||Zuppa Toscana|
Whole brisket is cheap enough to tempt me to buy one and cut it into pieces. I’m also buying salmon because the featured recipe is something that looks really tasty. Chicken breasts and pork chops are also on sale.
|2/25 - Sunday||Beef and Onions Stewed in Beer & Italian Style Roasted Potatoes|
|2/26 - Monday||Oven-Roasted Orange Salmon & Broccoli|
|2/27 - Tuesday||Chicken Bacon Ranch Bubble-Up Bake|
|2/28 - Wednesday||Brisket Tacos|
|3/1 - Thursday||Caesar Beef in a Pan & Couscous|
|3/2 - Friday||Maple Dijon Pork Chops & Brown Rice & Broccoli|
|3/3 - Saturday||Garlic Pork Chops & Mashed Potatoes & Corn|
Valentine’s Day is also Ash Wednesday and the beginning of Lent for the Catholics among us. This means sale prices on fish and seafood. However, also on sale this week are beef roasts and pork loins. And chicken pieces.
|2/18 - Sunday||Fish Taco Bowls|
|2/19 - Monday||Cheeseburger Stuffed Portabellos & Cauliflower|
|2/20 - Tuesday||Cowboy Stew|
|2/21 - Wednesday||Cashew Pork & Jasmine Rice|
|2/22 - Thursday||Balsamic Chicken Patties & Baked Hominy|
|2/23 - Friday||Vernor's Roast Beef & Brown Rice & Broccoli|
|2/24 - Saturday||Bourbon Brown Sugar Pork Loin & Mashed Potatoes & Corn|
Smoked sausage, kielbasa, roasts and some kinds of fish are the on-sale proteins. I’m going to use some of the chicken I bought last week as well.
|2/11 - Sunday||Caribbean Island Chicken & Rice|
|2/12 - Monday||Beer-Cheese Kielbasa with Tortellini & Coleslaw|
|2/13 - Tuesday||French Dip Sandwhiches & Chips|
|2/14 - Wednesday||Easy For You Seafood & Sauteed Summer Squash|
|2/15 - Thursday||Bayou Stew & Brown Rice|
|2/16 - Friday||Lazy Roast & Couscous & Broccoli|
|2/17 - Saturday||Cheese-Stuffed Italian Meatball Muffins & Annie's Italian Cabbage|
This week, wings are the big sale item and whole briskets. No thank you to both. Boneless breasts, too, and those I’ll buy some of. Some kinds of pork chops are advertised on sale, which usually means all kinds are available at lower-than-normal prices.
|2/4 - Sunday||Avocado Chicken Burgers & Ranch Coleslaw|
|2/5 - Monday||Ranch Chicken Fajita Bowls|
|2/6 - Tuesday||Reuben Wrap-Ups & Mini Carrots & Celery Sticks & Chips|
|2/7 - Wednesday||Idiot's Orange Chicken & Brown Rice|
|2/8 - Thursday||Beef and Bean Burritos|
|2/9 - Friday||Family Frito Pie|
|2/10 - Friday||Dark Beer Braised Pork Chops & Mashed Potatoes & Corn|
A reminder that this was the week, I took a business trip and did not cook much.
Sausages are on sale (Italian and bratwurst) and so I’m buying. Also, a heads up. The week after this one, I’ll be out of town mostly, so there will be a gap as other people will be responsible for most of the meals. That means I’m not posting anything here.
|1/21 - Sunday||Baked Orange Marinated Chicken & Red Cabbage with Orange and Caraway Seeds & Brown Rice|
|1/22 - Monday||Spicy German Bratwurst & Coleslaw|
|1/23 - Tuesday||Taco Pie|
|1/24 - Wednesday||Italian Sausage, Broccoli and Polenta Sheet Pan Dinner|
|1/25 - Thursday||Fried Cabbage with Bacon, Onions and Garlic|
|1/26 - Friday||Broccoli Cheese Soup|
|1/27 - Saturday||No-Dough Pizza|
A lot of BOGO free—roasts, pork chops, ground chuck, chicken breasts—but I’m taking most advantage of the cheap chicken pieces. Thighs again.
|1/14 - Sunday||Baked Chicken with Dijon and LIme & Parmesan Baked Zucchini|
|1/15 - Monday||Tex-Mex Beef and Rice Casserole & Salad|
|1/16 - Tuesday||4-Pound French Onion Soup|
|1/17 - Wednesday||Garlic Butter and Rosemary Pan-Roasted Chicken & Italian Rice & Broccoli|
|1/18 - Thursday||Taco Salad|
|1/19 - Friday||Four Way Cincinnati Chili|
|1/20 - Saturday||Ultimate Caesar Burgers & Greek Salad|
Chicken pieces are on sale so smothered chicken is a winner. Also some more comfort food. Ratatouille is a vegetable stew, so it’s really more hearty than its name suggests.
|1/7 - Sunday||Burgundy Pork Loin & Mashed Potatoes & Broccoli|
|1/8 - Monday||Slow Cooker Ratatouille & Garlic Bread|
|1/9 - Tuesday||Apple-Walnut Chicken Bake & Corn|
|1/10 - Wednesday||Zucchini Patties & Italian Rice|
|1/11 - Thursday||Pork Loaf with Applesauce Glaze & Coleslaw|
|1/12 - Friday||Piggy Cabbage & Real Good Cornbread|
|1/13 - Saturday||Oven Smothered Chicken & Brown Rice & Broccoli|
Beef roasts and various kinds of chicken are on sale at my store. So I’m cutting up a roast into stew meat and also hoping to score some cheap brisket. If not, I’ll use another roast in the borscht. Lots of stew/soup-type things as we’re in the mood for comfort food.
|12/31 - Sunday||Beans and Greens Chowder & Biscuits|
|1/1 - Monday||Hoppin' John|
|1/2 - Tuesday||Cran-Orange Chicken and Stuffing Bake & Broccoli|
|1/3 - Wednesday||Beef and Onions Stewed in Beer & Mashed Potatoes|
|1/4 - Thursday||Bayou Stew & Brown Rice|
|1/5 - Friday||Grandmother's Best Borscht|
|1/6 - Saturday||Family Favorite Macaroni and Cheese & Brussels Sprouts|