Weekly Menu Plan + Top 5 “Stock Up and Save”


Real Food Menu Plan for November 3 to November 9: Easy and delicious meal ideas that the whole family will love. Posted every Friday at Thriving Home. Easy and delicious meal ideas that the whole family will love. Posted every Friday at Thriving Home.

It’s November and that means one thing: Grocery sales! Yes, during the months of November and December grocery stores will offer incredible sales, especially if you know how to utilize freezer cooking. Each week we offer a “Stock Up and Save” section for the Hy-Vee sale ad. By stocking up, using the sales ad, and freezing a few meals, you can save time and money during these busy holiday months. Don’t know what you should cook to freeze? You’re in luck! We have compiled a list of our Top 10 Favorite Freezer Meals to help get you started. You can sign up to receive these 10 meals by clicking here.

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Monday: Spinach, Artichoke Mac and Cheese, Incredibly Easy Crock Pot Cinnamon Apples, Cheddar and Sour Cream Biscuits

Tuesday: My Favorite Cobb Salad, French Baguette

Wednesday: Use up fridge leftovers or use a freezer meal.

Thursday: Scrambled Eggs, Whole Wheat Cinnamon Applesauce Bread, Slow Cooker Baked Apples, Yogurt

Friday: Beef Barley Soup, Simple Skillet Cornbread, Oranges

Saturday: Parmesan and Cracker Crusted Tilapia, Mac and Cheese with Sneaky Sweet Potatoes, Crowd Pleaser Green Beans, Cantaloupe

Sunday: Slow Cooker Shredded BBQ Beef Sandwiches, Creamy Mashed Potatoes, Steamed Broccoli, Grapes

(FF) = Indicates a freezer-friendly recipe. Save time and money by doubling and freezing this recipe for another dinner later. Read Freezer Cooking 101 to learn more about this helpful strategy.

Note: These menu plans are focused around Hy-Vee sale items to help our local readers save money.

cheddar and sour cream biscuits

Hy-Vee Sale Items (through 11/7/17):

  • 69¢ Hy-Vee Pasta select varieties, 12 or 16 oz.
  • $4.99 Horizon Organic Milk select varieties, 64 fl. oz.
  • $6.99 Old Croc Cheddar Cheese select varieties, 6 or 7 oz.
  • $6.99 per pound Holland Smoked Gouda lb.
  • $13.99 per pound Parmigiano Reggiano Cheese imported from Italy, lb.
  • 88¢ per pound Gala or Braeburn Apples from Washington, lb.
  • 3 for $3 Tone’s Mini Spices select varieties, .05 to 1.55 oz.
  • $2.48 Pillsbury Flour select varieties, 5 lb.
  • 2 for $4 Land O’Lakes Dip or Dairy Pure Sour Cream select varieties, 16 oz.

 

Hy-Vee Sale Items (through 11/7/17):

  • $4.99 per pound Hy-Vee Quality Deli Ham select varieties, lb.
  • $4.99 Hormel Black Label Bacon select varieties, 12 or 16 oz.
  • $1.99 Hy-Vee Vegetarian Brown Eggs 12 ct.
  • $1.48 Grimmway Farms Whole Carrots 2 lb. pkg.earn 1¢ off per gallon w/purchase
  • $1.99 Baking Stone French Bread select varieties, 2 ct., 8 oz.

Hy-Vee Sale Items (through 11/7/17):

  • 3 for $3 Tone’s Mini Spices select varieties, .05 to 1.55 oz.
  • 88¢ per pound Gala or Braeburn Apples from Washington, lb. 
  • $1.99 Hy-Vee Vegetarian Brown Eggs 12 ct.
  • $3.28 Sun-Maid Raisins select varieties, 20 or 22.58 oz.earn 1¢ off per gallon w/purchase
  • $7.49 Fisher Walnut Halves & Pieces 16 oz.
  • $4.99 Fage Greek Yogurt select varieties, 35.3 oz.

Hy-Vee Sale Items (through 11/7/17):

  • $4.88 per pound Ground Beef 90% lean, 10% fat, 1 lb. roll
  • $1.29 per pound Sweet Yellow Onions from Peru, lb.
  • $1.88 Hunt’s Tomato Sauce or Tomatoes select varieties, 28 or 29 oz.
  • $1.48 Grimmway Farms Whole Carrots 2 lb. pkg.earn 1¢ off per gallon w/purchase
  • $1.69 Organic Celery each
  • $1.28 per pound First of the Season Navel Oranges from California, lb.

  • Cantaloupe

Hy-Vee Sale Items (through 11/7/17):

  • $5.99 per pound Rainforest Tilapia Fillet lb.
  • $13.99 per pound Parmigiano Reggiano Cheese imported from Italy, lb.
  • 69¢ Hy-Vee Pasta select varieties, 12 or 16 oz.
  • $4.99 Horizon Organic Milk select varieties, 64 fl. oz.
  • $6.99 Old Croc Cheddar Cheese select varieties, 6 or 7 oz.
  • 99¢ per pound Golden Sweet Potatoes from Georgia, lb.
  • $4.99 Fage Greek Yogurt select varieties, 35.3 oz.
  • 2 for $5 Jumbo Kandy Cantaloupe each

  • Steamed Broccoli
  • Grapes

Hy-Vee Sale Items (through 11/7/17):

  • $2.99 per pound Boneless Beef Bottom Round Roast Hy-Vee Angus Reserve, 100% natural, lb.
  • $2.68 Green Giant Russet Potatoes 5 lb.
  • $2.69 Birds Eye Premium Vegetables select varieties, 10 to 12.8 oz.
  • $2.48 per pound Misty Rose Red or Jade Green Grapes exclusively at Hy-Vee, lb. 

 

Shopping for “real food” in bulk and utilizing the freezer or pantry for storage is another super smart way to save money and eat healthier! Simply fill your cart with these Top 5 “Stock Up & Save” Deals from Hy-Vee while the price is hot, then store and use later. We’ve even given you ideas of how to store and use each of them.

1. Boneless Beef Bottom Round Roast Hy-Vee Angus Reserve, 100% natural, lb.(sale ends 11/7/2017)

2. Gala or Braeburn Apples from Washington, lb.(sale ends 11/7/2017)

3. Hy-Vee Pasta select varieties, 12 or 16 oz.(sale ends 11/7/2017)

4.Hormel Cure 81 Boneless Whole Ham select varieties, lb. (sale ends 11/7/2017)

  • Deal: $3.99 per pound
  • How to Store: In the freezer for six months
  • Ways to Use This Item:During the upcoming holiday season or in Ham and Nine Bean Soup

5. Hy-Vee Cream Cheese select varieties, 8 oz. bar(sale ends 11/4/2017)

 

Online Shopping feature! Save time and hassle by ordering your groceries online from any Hy-Vee of Columbia. If you spend $100, delivery is FREE!! (What!?) If not, it’s only $4.95 for delivery or $2.95 to pick up! (What!?) Listen to Polly explain how she uses it to save time and money…

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For a step-by-step tutorial, read Polly’s post about using Hy-Vee’s Aisles Online. It’s so easy!

Take a 60 second peek inside our cookbook, From Freezer to Table.

 

Here’s an easy way to get started on saving money and eating healthier–download our free printable menu planner!

We hope you enjoy this week’s menu plan!


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