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


Real Food Menu Plan for November 10 to November 16: 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.

The countdown to Thanksgiving is on! Have you started thinking about Thanksgiving yet? If not, might we suggest a few crafts from this post of 30+ Thanksgiving Crafts? Also, if your mind is leaning toward a Thanksgiving menu, we have a post that contains 13 of our favorite side dishes for your Thanksgiving table. As the holiday approaches, it’s a good idea to put a few things in your freezer for visiting family or a lazy Saturday or staying out too late shopping. You can grab our Top 10 Favorite Freezer recipes by signing up for emails. You will grab some great ideas.

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Monday: Veggie Burgers, Creamy Mashed Potatoes, Mangoes

Tuesday: Small Bites Board, Creamy Avocado Dip

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

Thursday: Autumn Harvest Breakfast Bowls, Pumpkin Muffins with a Crumble Topping

Friday: Ground Beef Philly Cheesesteak Sandwiches, Salad with Honey Vinaigrette Dijon Salad Dressing, Grapes

Saturday: Pan Fried Catfish, Broccoli with Basic Cheese Sauce, Sweet and Savory Carrots, Pears

Sunday: Slow Cooker Balsamic Shredded Beef, Brown Rice, Basic Roasted Vegetables, Apples

(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.

Hy-Vee Sale Items (through 11/14/17):

  • $8.99 Pompeian Olive Oil select varieties, 32 fl. oz.
  • 78¢ Hy-Vee Vegetables select varieties, 10 to 16 oz.
  • 2 for $5 Monterey Baby Bella Mushrooms Midwest grown, whole or sliced, 8 oz. pkg.earn 2¢ a gallon w/purchase of 2, save 1¢ a gallon w/each item purchased
  • $2.00 Red, Yellow or Orange Peppers Greenhouse grown, each
  • 3 for $3 Tone’s Mini Spices select varieties, .05 to 1.55 oz.
  • $3.49 Take-and-Bake Ciabatta Rolls bakery fresh, 6 ct.earn 5¢ off per gallon w/purchase
  • $5.99 Hy-Vee Natural Cheese Hunk select varieties, 24 oz.
  • $3.68 Green Giant Russet Potatoes 10 lb. bag
  • 2 for $4 Popeye Spinach 10 oz. pkg.
  • 99¢ Grimmway Farms Baby Carrots 1 lb. pkg.
  • $2.99 Land O’Lakes Butter Sticks select varieties, 16 oz
  • 2 for $1 Ripened Ready to Eat mangoes each

 

Small Bites Board

creamy avocado dip

Hy-Vee Sale Items (through 11/14/17):

  • $6.99 per pound Di Lusso Premium Thin Sliced Chicken select varieties, lb.
  • $6.99 per pound Di Lusso Sliced Cheese, Salami or Pepperoni select varieties, lb.
  • $5.99 Hy-Vee Natural Cheese Hunk select varieties, 24 oz.
  • $2.99 per pound Columbine Vineyards Autumn King Green or Black Seedless Grapes, lb.
  • 99¢ Grimmway Farms Baby Carrots 1 lb. pkg.
  • $1.98 Dole Broccoli each
  • $1.18 Hy-Vee Pineapple select varieties, 20 oz.
  • 2 for $6 Back To Nature Crackers select varieties, 3.5 to 8.5 oz.

 

Hy-Vee Sale Items (through 11/14/17):

  • 2 for $4 Ocean Spray Craisins select varieties, 5 or 6 oz. or 6 ct.earn 6¢ a gallon w/purchase of 2, save 3¢ a gallon w/each item purchased
  • $2.99 Land O’Lakes Butter Sticks select varieties, 16 oz
  • $1.68 Libby’s Pumpkin 15 oz.
  • 3 for $3 Tone’s Mini Spices select varieties, .05 to 1.55 oz.
  • $1.48 per pound Pink Lady or Granny Smith Apples new crop from Washington, lb.
  • $3.99 Hy-Vee Greek Yogurt select varieties, 32 oz.
  • $1.98 Hy-Vee Apple Sauce select varieties, 46 or 48 oz.
  • $1.38 Hy-Vee Powdered or Brown Sugar select varieties, 2 lb.
  • $2.69 Full Circle Omega-3 Grade A Large Eggs 12 ct.

  • Grapes

Hy-Vee Sale Items (through 11/14/17):

  • $5.99 Strauss Grass-Fed Fresh Ground Beef 85% lean, 15% fat, 16 oz.
  • $2.99 Pepperidge Farm Farmhouse Bread select varieties, 22 or 24 oz.
  • $6.99 Di Lusso Premium Sliced Cheese select varieties, lb.
  • 2 for $4 Popeye Spinach 10 oz. pkg.
  • $1.48 per pound Pink Lady or Granny Smith Apples new crop from Washington, lb.
  • 2 for $4 Ocean Spray Craisins select varieties, 5 or 6 oz. or 6 ct.earn 6¢ a gallon w/purchase of 2, save 3¢ a gallon w/each item purchased
  • $3.99 Organic Full Circle Honey 12 oz.earn 1¢ off per gallon w/purchase
  • $4.49 Organic Full Circle Apple Cider Vinegar 32 fl. oz.
  • $8.99 Pompeian Olive Oil select varieties, 32 fl. oz.
  • $2.99 per pound Columbine Vineyards Autumn King Green or Black Seedless Grapes, lb.

This all-natural basic cheese sauce transforms vegetables, leaving my family always asking for more! It also works as a delicious sauce over pasta, meat, or rice. Best of all, NO VELVEETA! #realfood

  • Pears

Hy-Vee Sale Items (through 11/14/17):

  • $5.99 per pound Fresh Whole Catfish Responsible Choice, farm raised, lb.
  • $2.69 Full Circle Omega-3 Grade A Large Eggs 12 ct.
  • 3 for $2 Lemons or Limes each
  • $1.98 Dole Broccoli each
  • $2.99 Land O’Lakes Butter Sticks select varieties, 16 oz
  • $3.99 Organic Full Circle Milk select varieties, 64 fl. oz.earn 1¢ off per gallon w/purchase
  • 3 for $4 Hy-Vee Cream Cheese select varieties, 8 oz. bar
  • $5.99 Hy-Vee Natural Cheese Hunk select varieties, 24 oz.
  • 99¢ Grimmway Farms Baby Carrots 1 lb. pkg.
  • $1.38 Hy-Vee Powdered or Brown Sugar select varieties, 2 lb.
  • 3 for $3 Tone’s Mini Spices select varieties, .05 to 1.55 oz.
  • $8.99 Pompeian Olive Oil select varieties, 32 fl. oz.
  • 2 for $5 Mariposa Thyme, Rosemary, Sage or Italian Flat Parsley, Midwest grown, .75 oz. pkg.
  • $1.68 per pound Stemilt Bartlett or Anjou Pears from Washington, lb.

Basic Roasted Vegetables Recipe

  • Apples

Hy-Vee Sale Items (through 11/14/17):

  • $2.99 per pound Boneless Beef Top Round Roast Hy-Vee Choice Reserve, USDA Choice, lb.
  • $1.48 Hy-Vee Broth select varieties, 32 oz.
  • $1.88 La Choy Sauce select varieties, 10 fl. oz.
  • $3.99 Organic Full Circle Honey 12 oz.earn 1¢ off per gallon w/purchase
  • 3 for $3 Tone’s Mini Spices select varieties, .05 to 1.55 oz.
  • 2 for $4 Minute or Success Riceselect varieties, 4.4 to 14 oz.earn 2¢ a gallon w/purchase of 2, save 1¢ a gallon w/each item purchased
  • 99¢ Grimmway Farms Baby Carrots 1 lb. pkg.
  • $3.68 Green Giant Russet Potatoes 10 lb. bag
  • $1.48 per pound Pink Lady or Granny Smith Apples new crop from Washington, 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. Hy-Vee Broth select varieties, 32 oz.(sale ends 11/14/2017)

2. Hy-Vee Spinach or Kale select varieties, 16 oz.(sale ends 11/14/2017)

3. Organic Full Circle Honey 12 oz.(sale ends 11/14/2017)

4.Green Giant Russet Potatoes 10 lb. bag (sale ends 11/29/2017)

5. Boneless Beef Top Round Roast Hy-Vee Choice Reserve, USDA Choice, lb. (sale ends 11/14/2017)

 

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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