Real Food Menu Plan for November 17 to November 22: 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.

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


Real Food Menu Plan for November 17 to November 22: 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.

Here we are the week of Thanksgiving. Believe it or not, this is a great week to “Stock Up and Save”. Be sure to check towards the end of this post to find real food items you could add to your pantry or fridge or freezer. And some of the items might even work with our Top 10 Favorite Freezer Meals…which you get for free when you sign up for emails. As the holiday season approaches, there’s no better time to be planning ahead, saving money, and freezing meals.

 

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Monday: Corny Bean Bell Pepper Boats, Garlicky Green Beans, Sweet Potato Quick Biscuits, Pears

Tuesday: Tomato Bisque, Grilled Cheese, Grapes

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

Thursday:Make Ahead Turkey, Slow Cooker Cornbread Dressing, Cheesy Mashed Sweet Potatoes, Crowd Pleaser Green Beans, Easy 10 Minute Cranberry Sauce, The Best Yeast Rolls, Pumpkin Dump Cake

Friday: No Peek Stew, Homemade Wheat Sandwich Bread, Mandarin Oranges

Saturday: Herb Roasted Pork Tenderloin, Spinach Salad with Creamy Citrus Dressing, Balsamic Sweet Potatoes, Pineapple

Sunday: Slow Cooker Mexican Lasagna, Avocado Lime Salsa with Peppers, Raspberries

(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.

Sweet Potato Quick Biscuits

  • Pears

Hy-Vee Sale Items (through 11/23/17):

  • 2 for $4 Red, Yellow or Orange Peppers each
  • 2 for $4 Uncle Ben’s Rice select varieties, 6 to 15.8 oz.
  • 4 for $1 Hy-Vee Green Beans or Corn select varieties, limit 4 total, 14.25 to 15 oz.
  • $5.99 Hy-Vee Natural Cheese Hunk select varieties, 24 oz.
  • $4.99 Gourmet Gardens Dried Herbs select varieties, .35 or .42 oz.
  • 38¢ per pound Jumbo Sweet Potatoes lb.
  • $1.88 Hy-Vee Butter select varieties, limit 1 total, 16 oz.
  • $4.99 Stemilt Lil’ Snapper Apples or Pears select varieties, 3 lb. pkg.

 

Homemade Tomato Bisque

  • Grilled Cheese 
  • Grapes

Hy-Vee Sale Items (through 11/23/17):

  • $8.99 Pompeian Olive Oil select varieties, 32 fl. oz.
  • $2.48 Yellow Onions Midwest grown, 3 lb. pkg.
  • $2.69 Grimmway Farms Baby Carrots 2 lb. pkg.
  • 58¢ Dole Celery each
  • $2.99 International Delight, Dunkin Donuts Coffee Creamer or Land O’Lakes Half & Half, select varieties, 32 fl. oz.
  • $2.48 Rachael Ray’s Stock-in-a-Box select varieties, 32 fl. oz.
  • $1.88 Hy-Vee Butter select varieties, limit 1 total, 16 oz.
  • $2.99 Pepperidge Farm Farmhouse Bread select varieties, 22 or 24 oz.
  • $5.99 Hy-Vee Natural Cheese Hunk select varieties, 24 oz.
  • $2.69 per pound Misty Rose Red Seedless Grapes or Jade Green Seedless Grapes, exclusively at Hy-Vee, lb.

These may be healthier than mashed potatoes, but these Cheesy Mashed Sweet Potatoes will have your family coming back for more! #realfood #freezermeal #delicious

Hy-Vee Sale Items (through 11/23/17):

  • $1.69 per pound Honeysuckle White Frozen Whole Turkey Breast lb.
  • 2 for $1 Hy-Vee Corn Muffin Mix 8.5 oz.
  • 78¢ Campbell’s Cream of Mushroom or Cream of Chicken Soup, 10.5 oz.
  • $2.48 Yellow Onions Midwest grown, 3 lb. pkg.
  • 58¢ Dole Celery each
  • $1.88 Hy-Vee Butter select varieties, limit 1 total, 16 oz.
  • $2.48 Rachael Ray’s Stock-in-a-Box select varieties, 32 fl. oz.
  • 3 for $3 Tone’s Mini Spices select varieties, .05 to 1.55 oz.
  • Hy-Vee Grade A Fresh Large Eggs price varies by store, 18 ct.earn 3¢ off per gallon w/purchase
  • 2 for $4 Red, Yellow or Orange Peppers each
  • 38¢ per pound Jumbo Sweet Potatoes lb.
  • $3.68 Green Giant Russet Potatoes 10 lb. bag
  • $1.49 Philadelphia Cream Cheese original or 1/3 less fat, 8 oz. bars
  • $1.99 Twin Lakes Cranberries from Wisconsin, 12 oz. pkg.
  • 88¢ Hy-Vee Pumpkin 15 oz.
  • 97¢ Hy-Vee Cake Mix select varieties, 16.5 or 18.25 oz.

homemade wheat sandwich bread

  • Mandarin Oranges

Hy-Vee Sale Items (through 11/23/17):

  • $4.99 per pound Beef Stew Meat Hy-Vee Choice Reserve, USDA Choice, lb.
  • 4 for $1 Hy-Vee Green Beans or Corn select varieties, limit 4 total, 14.25 to 15 oz.
  • 78¢ Campbell’s Cream of Mushroom or Cream of Chicken Soup, 10.5 oz.
  • $1.99 One Step Russet Potatoes 5 lb. pkg.
  • $2.69 Grimmway Farms Baby Carrots 2 lb. pkg.
  • $3.88 Halos Clementine Mandarins 3 lb. pkg.

Hy-Vee Sale Items (through 11/23/17):

  • $2.99 per pound Boneless Top Loin Pork Roast fresh Blue Ribbon, lb.
  • 3 for $3 Tone’s Mini Spices select varieties, .05 to 1.55 oz.
  • 2 for $4 Popeye Spinach 10 oz. pkg.
  • 2 for $3 Mariani Dried Cranberries 5 oz. pkg.
  • $4.49 Fresh Lemons or Satsuma Mandarins 2 lb. bag
  • 2 for $7 Simply Orange, Apple, Grapefruit or Cranberry Juice, select varieties, 1.75 liter
  • $3.99 Organic Full Circle Honey 12 oz.earn 1¢ off per gallon w/purchase
  • 2 for $5 Mariposa Thyme, Rosemary, Sage or Italian Flat Parsley, Midwest grown, .75 oz. pkg.
  • $8.99 Pompeian Olive Oil select varieties, 32 fl. oz.
  • 38¢ per pound Jumbo Sweet Potatoes lb.
  • $1.98 Del Monte Gold Jumbo Pineapple each

  • Raspberries

Hy-Vee Sale Items (through 11/23/17):

  • $8.99 Pompeian Olive Oil select varieties, 32 fl. oz.
  • $2.48 Yellow Onions Midwest grown, 3 lb. pkg.
  • Jennie-O Ground Turkey $1 OFF w/coupon, SLU 14310, 16 oz.
  • 3 for $3 Tone’s Mini Spices select varieties, .05 to 1.55 oz.
  • Hy-Vee Grade A Fresh Large Eggs price varies by store, 18 ct.earn 3¢ off per gallon w/purchase
  • $1.88 Daisy Sour Cream or Cottage Cheese select varieties, 14 or 16 oz.
  • $2.69 Grimmway Farms Baby Carrots 2 lb. pkg.
  • $5.99 Hy-Vee Natural Cheese Hunk select varieties, 24 oz.
  • 69¢ Mission Ripe Hass Avocado each
  • $3.49 NatureSweet Jubilees or Eclipse Tomatoes 4 ct. pkg.
  • $2.99 BellaFina Colored Peppers select varieties, 1 lb. pkg.
  • 2 for $6 Driscoll’s Blackberries, Red Raspberries or Blueberries, 6 oz. pkg.

 

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 Green Beans or Corn select varieties, limit 4 total, 14.25 to 15 oz. (sale ends 11/23/2017)

2. Jumbo Sweet Potatoes lb. (sale ends 11/23/2017)

3. Green Giant Cut Vegetables select varieties, 10 or 12 oz.(sale ends 11/23/2017)

4.Frick’s Bone-In Ham Portion lb. (sale ends 11/23/2017)

  • Deal: $1.88 per pound
  • How to Store: In the freezer for up to six months
  • Ways to Use This Item: For the Holidays

5. Birds Eye Vegetables select varieties, 10 to 16 oz. (sale ends 11/23/2017)

 

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!

Real Food Menu Plan for November 17 to November 22: 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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  1. Kristin says:

    Has anyone tried the cornbread stuffing (from chaos to peace)? At one point she references 2 cans of cream of chicken and another time she references just 1 can. Just want to make sure I get it right. Thanks!

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