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


Real Food Menu Plan for September 29 to October 5: 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.

Two weeks ago, we launched our cookbook, From Freezer to Table, and it’s all been a whirlwind. My (Rachel) husband brought me flowers from our local Hy-Vee store from their floral department and it made my day. And he scored major husband points.

However, the flowers didn’t stop there, Hy-Vee was responsible for the flowers AND the food AND our friend, Chef Bryan, for the Launch Party. It was amazing. (To view pictures of our launch party, click here.) To view our Real Food, Freezer Friendly Weekly Menu Plan, keep scrolling. We’re glad you’re here with us on this journey!

P.S. Take a 60 second peek inside our book here…

Sponsored by Hy-Vee (Columbia)

Monday: 20 Minute Pumpkin Chili, Simple Skillet Cornbread, Sliced Pears

Tuesday: Alison’s Easy One Dish Pasta, Cheesy Pesto Bread, Grapes

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

Thursday: Pumpkin Muffins with a Crumble Topping, Scrambled Eggs, No Fail Bacon, Honeydew Melon

Friday: Cheddar Chive Burger, Crispy Parmesan Potato Wedges, Steamed Broccoli, Sliced Apples

Saturday: One Sheet Roasted Brussels, Brats, and Sweet Potatoes, Homemade Whole Wheat Bread, Blackberries

Sunday: Tender Braised Short Ribs, Mashed Potatoes, Sweet and Savory Roasted Carrots, 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.

20 Minute Freezable Pumpkin Chili

Hy-Vee Sale Items (through 10/3/17):

  • $1.28 per pound Sweet Yellow Onions from Peru, lb.
  • 77¢ Grimmway Farms Baby Carrots 1 lb. pkg.
  • 77¢ Mrs. Grimes Beans select varieties, 15 or 15.5 oz.
  • 10 for $10 Tone’s Mini Spices select varieties, .05 to 1.55 oz.earn 10¢ a gallon w/purchase of 10, save 1¢ a gallon w/each item purchased
  • 98¢ Hunt’s Tomatoes select varieties, 14.5 oz.
  • 2 for $4 Organic Full Circle Broth select varieties, 32 oz.
  • $1.88 per pound Stemilt Red Pears from Washington, lb.

  • Grapes

Hy-Vee Sale Items (through 10/3/17):

  • $1.18 Ronzoni Pasta select varieties, 12 or 16 oz.
  • 99¢  per pound Hy-Vee Split Chicken Breasts value pack, 100% natural, lb.
  • $3.77 Monterey White Mushrooms Midwest grown, whole or sliced, 16 oz. pkg.
  • 2 for $4 Organic Full Circle Broth select varieties, 32 oz.
  • 2 for $5 Hy-Vee Grape Tomatoes pint
  • $13.99 per pound Sartori Reserve Cheese, select varieties, lb.
  • $4.99 Gustare Vita Extra Light or Pure Olive Oil 17 fl. oz.
  • $1.99 Baking Stone Pretzel Bread 4 oz.
  • $1.98 per pound Organic Red, Green or Black Seedless Grapes from California, lb.

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  • Honeydew Melon

Hy-Vee Sale Items (through 10/3/17):

  • $2.88 Hy-Vee Oats old fashioned or quick, 42 oz.
  • $2.58 Hy-Vee Large Brown Omega-3 Cage Free Eggs 12 ct.
  • $3.97 Hy-Vee Bacon select varieties, 12 or 16 oz.
  • $3.69 Kandy Dewlicious Honeydew Melon each

  • Steamed Broccoli
  • Sliced Apples

Hy-Vee Sale Items (through 10/3/17):

  • $4.99 per pound Fresh Ground Beef 93% lean, 7% fat, lb.
  • $5.99 Hy-Vee Bar Natural Cheese select varieties, 24 oz.
  • $2.99 Pepperidge Farm Buns or Rolls select varieties, 14 to 15 oz.
  • 88¢ per pound Red Potatoes Midwest grown, B size, lb.
  • $13.99 per pound Sartori Reserve Cheese select varieties, lb.
  • $2.48 Dole Broccoli bunch
  • $2.88 per pound RiverBelle Apples Midwest grown, lb.

homemade wheat sandwich bread

  • Blackberries

Hy-Vee Sale Items (through 10/3/17):

  • $3.49 Oscar Mayer Rope Sausage select varieties, 12 or 13 oz.
  • $1.28 per pound Sweet Potatoes lb. 
  • $2.99 Organic Driscoll’s Blackberries 6 oz. pkg.

  • Grapes

Hy-Vee Sale Items (through 10/3/17):

  • $1.99 per pound Pork Spare Ribs Hormel Always Tender, lb.
  • $1.28 per pound Sweet Yellow Onions from Peru, lb.
  • $4.99 Gustare Vita Extra Light or Pure Olive Oil 17 fl. oz.
  • 77¢ Grimmway Farms Baby Carrots 1 lb. pkg.
  • 88¢ per pound Red Potatoes Midwest grown, B size, lb.
  • $1.38 Hy-Vee Worcestershire, Soy, Tartar or Teriyaki Sauce, select varieties, 10 or 12 oz.
  • 10 for $10 Tone’s Mini Spices select varieties, .05 to 1.55 oz.earn 10¢ a gallon w/purchase of 10, save 1¢ a gallon w/each item purchased
  • $1.98 per pound Organic Red, Green or Black Seedless Grapes from California, 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. Grimmway Farms Baby Carrots 1 lb. pkg. (sale ends 10/3/2017)

2. Hy-Vee Split Chicken Breasts value pack, 100% natural, lb. (sale ends 10/3/2017)

3. Boneless Beef Chuck Roast Hy-Vee Angus Reserve, 100% natural, lb. (sale ends 10/3/2017)

4. Tone’s Mini Spices select varieties, .05 to 1.55 oz.(sale ends 10/3/2017)

5. Organic Full Circle Broth, select varieties, 32 oz. (sale ends 10/4/2017)

 

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!

Learn more about our cookbook, From Freezer to Table.

Learn to prepare delicious, healthy, stress-free meals for the family that go from freezer to table in no time!

 

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!

Real Food Menu Plan for September 29 to October 5: 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.


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