Weekly Menu Plan + Top 5 Hy-Vee Sales (8.16.19)

By Polly Conner

The theme of this week’s menu plan is, “Stock your freezer for back to school.” Every recipe we’ve selected can easily be doubled and frozen for a meal down the road. Make sure to follow our Facebook and/or Instagram accounts for more ideas all month long!

Our free Weekly Menu Plan is here to help you save time and money, eat healthier, and bring your family together around the table. Even if you don’t live near a Hy-Vee, you can still use our plan for the meal ideas. Here’s what you’ll find…

  • Recipes You’ll Love: Our family-friendly recipes are simple and made with recognizable, real food ingredients. Pick and choose what works for you.
  • Top 5 Weekly Sales: Don’t waste time scouring the sales. We’ve done it for you! Our menu plan is based around the Top 5 real food (no junk!) sale items we find at Hy-Vee that week, so you can save money by shopping smartly. If you don’t have a Hy-Vee, no sweat. Our plan will still work great!
  • Stock Up and Save: To save even more money, stock up on those Top 5 hot Hy-Vee deals and store them for later using our instructions.

Sponsored by Hy-Vee (Columbia)

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All sales run through 8.20.19 unless otherwise specified.

Driscoll’s Raspberries, $1.88/6 oz., Stock Up and Save: Freeze on baking sheet. Transfer to storage bag and freeze for 9-12 months.

Hy-Vee Eggs, $.49/dozen, Stock Up and Save: Refrigerate until indicated expiration date.

Ground Beef, $2.38/lb., Stock Up and Save: Wrap tightly and freeze for up to 3-4 months.

Del Monte Canned Vegetables, $.98 each, Stock Up and Save: Store in the pantry.

Hy-Vee Chuck Roast, $3.99/lb., Stock Up and Save: Wrap tightly and freeze for 3-4 months.

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4 replies
  1. Stephanie says:

    I don’t know what is going on with your website but the pop ups are horrible. I can’t even view a recipe because something keeps appearing and covering the whole space – no way to close it. And the video pop ups are awful too. I have loved all your recipes and cookbooks but I feel like something has changed recently…

    • Polly says:

      I’m SO sorry you had this experience! We’ve tweaked a few things and appreciate your feedback. However, I wonder if your experience was an isolated incident? We haven’t had anyone else say they’ve had a hard time with pop-ups. Would love for you to try our site again and see if you have the same problems. Having annoying ads is the LAST thing we want for our readers!

      • Valerie says:

        Having the same issue. Have to scroll and try to read around the box that follows you. Eventually you can close it but it is definitely making it hard to use the recipes.

        • Rachel says:

          I’m sorry you’re having trouble, Valerie. We are disabling the video player ads from here on out on our menu plans and non-food content. As bloggers, we’re always trying to balance how to give free content to our readers (and with a great reading experience) along with how to earn money for our many hours of work on the site. The video ad is something we are testing, so we really appreciate your feedback.