Weekly Menu Plan + Top 5 “Stock Up and Save” (5.4.18)


This week’s menu plan includes a meal for Mother’s Day. We’ve made it super simple, since it falls on Slow Cooker Sunday, right? That meal is always simple. Whether you are hosting your mom, sharing a meal with a special group of friends, or just taking it easy, a menu plan is always helpful. We hope this one will be helpful as well. And hey, if you (or family) needs a gift idea, might we humbly suggest From Freezer to Table? The gals that wrote it would love nothing more than for this to be wrapped up and given to someone special in your life.

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Tips for Using Our Plan:

Pick and Choose: Just by having a simple plan in place before the week begins, you’ll be saving money and time. Pick and choose what meals work best for your family from our list and include in your own plan.

Double and Freeze: Every week you’ll see “FF (meaning freezer-friendly) next to several recipes in the menu. Simply double and freeze one batch for another dinner later. Read Freezer Cooking 101 to learn more.

Plan Around the Sales at Hy-Vee: Our menu plans are sponsored by Hy-Vee (Columbia) and are focused around their sale items to help our local readers save money. You’ll find a grocery list of sale items that are included in the recipes under each day.

Stock Up and Save: Scroll to the bottom to discover our pick’s for “Hy-Vee’s Top 5 Real Food Deals” of the week. Stock up, store, and then use these later using our suggestions.

Crispy parmesan potato wedges. A great side dish!

  • Steamed Broccoli
  • Cantaloupe

Hy-Vee Sale Items (through 5/6/18):

  • $1.28 per pound Vidalia Onions from Georgia, lb
  • $4.69 Organic Full Circle Brown Eggs 12 ct.earn 1¢ off per gallon w/purchase
  • 2 for $4 Hy-Vee Bar or Cubes Natural Cheese select varieties, 6.4 or 8 oz.
  • $4.99 Gustare Vita Olive Oil pure or extra light, 17 fl. oz.
  • HY-Waiian Burger or Hotdog Buns bakery fresh, 8 ct.earn 5¢ off per gallon w/purchase
  • $4.99 Sir Kensington’s Mayo, Mustard or Ketchup select varieties, 10 to 20 oz.
  • $1.28 Dole Iceberg Lettuce each
  • 88¢ per pound Roma Tomatoes lb.
  • $1.77 Hy-Vee Shredded Natural Cheese select varieties, 6 to 8 oz.
  • 2 for $4 Birds Eye Premium Vegetables select varieties, 9.5 to 16 oz.
  • 99¢ Jumbo Cantaloupe limit 2, each

ham and cheese slider recipe

  • Fiji Apples

Hy-Vee Sale Items (through 5/6/18):

  • $6.99 per pound Hy-Vee Quality Thin Sliced Ham select varieties, lb.earn 15¢ off per gallon w/each lb. purchased, minimum 1 lb. purchase
  • $2.99 Pepperidge Farm Rolls or Buns select varieties, 14 to 15 oz.
  • 2 for $5 Kraft Natural Cheese Slices select varieties, 7 to 8 oz.
  • $2.18 Heinz Tomato Ketchup, Mustard or Barbecue Sauce select varieties, 18.7 to 21.4 oz.earn 1¢ off per gallon w/purchase
  • $4.99 Gustare Vita Olive Oil pure or extra light, 17 fl. oz.
  • $1.28 per pound Vidalia Onions from Georgia, lb.
  • $1.49 Grimmway Farms Baby Carrots 1 lb.
  • 2 for $5 Dandy Celery Sticks 1.25 lb.
  • 98¢ Hunt’s Tomatoes select varieties, everyday low price, 14.5 oz.
  • $1.99 Hy-Vee Half & Half regular or fat free, quart
  • $1.68 per pound Gala, Granny Smith or Fiji Apples from Washington, lb.

Use up fridge leftovers or use a freezer meal.

  • Raspberries

Hy-Vee Sale Items (through 5/6/18):

  • $2.99 with fuel saver + perks® card Farmland Sliced Bacon select varieties, original or fully cooked, limit 1 per card, 10 to 16 oz.
  • $1.28 Vidalia Onions from Georgia, lb.
  • 88¢ Red or Green Peppers each
  • $4.69 Organic Full Circle Brown Eggs 12 ct.earn 1¢ off per gallon w/purchase
  • $6.29 Organic Full Circle Milk select varieties, gallon
  • 2 for $4 Hy-Vee Bar or Cubes Natural Cheese select varieties, 6.4 or 8 oz.
  • 10 for $9 Chobani Greek Yogurt select varieties, 5.3 oz.
  • $4.99 Driscoll’s Raspberries, Blueberries or Blackberries, 12 oz. pkg.

  • Ripe Mangoes

Hy-Vee Sale Items (through 5/6/18):

  • 4 for $5 Barilla Pasta select varieties, 12 to 16 oz.
  • $1.27 per pound Hy-Vee Fresh Split Chicken Breasts value pack, 100% natural, lb.
  • $1.77 Hy-Vee Shredded Natural Cheese select varieties, 6 to 8 oz.
  • $2.99 Organic Earthbound Farm Salad Mix select varieties, 5 oz.earn 2¢ off per gallon w/purchase
  • 98¢ Hunt’s Tomatoes select varieties, everyday low price, 14.5 oz.
  • $6.29 Organic Full Circle Milk select varieties, gallon
  • $2.99 with fuel saver + perks® card Farmland Sliced Bacon select varieties, original or fully cooked, limit 1 per card, 10 to 16 oz.
  • $4.99 Gustare Vita Olive Oil pure or extra light, 17 fl. oz.
  • $1.38 Hy-Vee Specialty Mustard select varieties, 12 oz.
  • $4.99 Sir Kensington’s Mayo, Mustard or Ketchup select varieties, 10 to 20 oz.
  • $2.99 Baking Stone French Bread 2 ct.earn 5¢ off per gallon w/purchase
  • 99¢ Ripe Mangoes each

Asian Lettuce Wraps

  • Watermelon

Hy-Vee Sale Items (through 5/6/18):

  • $3.99 Honeysuckle White Bratwurst, Italian Sausage, Fresh Ground Turkey or Patties, select varieties, 1 or 1.25 lb.
  • $4.99 Gustare Vita Olive Oil pure or extra light, 17 fl. oz.
  • $1.28 per pound Vidalia Onions from Georgia, lb.
  • $1.49 Grimmway Farms Baby Carrots 1 lb.
  • 2 for $4 Uncle Ben’s Rice select varieties, 6 to 8.8 oz.earn 10¢ a gallon w/purchase of 2, save 5¢ a gallon w/each item purchased
  • $1.99 C&H Powered or Brown Sugar select varieties, 2 lb.
  • $4.99 Gustare Vita Olive Oil pure or extra light, 17 fl. oz.
  • $3.99 Personal Seedless Watermelon each

  • Halo Mandarins

Hy-Vee Sale Items (through 5/6/18):

  • $1.28 per pound Vidalia Onions from Georgia, lb.
  • 88¢ Red or Green Peppers each
  • 98¢ Hunt’s Tomatoes select varieties, everyday low price, 14.5 oz.
  • $1.27 per pound Hy-Vee Fresh Split Chicken Breasts value pack, 100% natural, lb.
  • 2 for $4 Birds Eye Premium Vegetables select varieties, 9.5 to 16 oz.
  • 2 for $4 Uncle Ben’s Rice select varieties, 6 to 8.8 oz.earn 10¢ a gallon w/purchase of 2, save 5¢ a gallon w/each item purchased
  • 69¢ Ripe Hass Avocados each
  • 2 for $4 Hy-Vee Bar or Cubes Natural Cheese select varieties, 6.4 or 8 oz.
  • $5.99 Halo Mandarins 3 lb. bag

 

 

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. Ground Beef 80% lean, 20% fat, $1.99/lb, 3 lb. roll (sale ends 5/8/18)

2. Ripe Hass Avocados each (sale ends 5/8/2018)

3. Organic Earthbound Farm Salad Mix select varieties, 5 oz. (sale ends 5/6/2018)

4. Hy-Vee Cooked Shrimp Responsible Choice, 51 or 60 ct., 12 oz. pkg. (5/1/18)

5. Hy-Vee Bar or Cubes Natural Cheese select varieties, 6.4 or 8 oz.(sale ends 5/8/2018)

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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