Weekly Menu Plan + Top 5 “Stock Up and Save” (7.6.18)


How’s summer going for you? Good. I’m so glad. If I could sum up our summer in one word it would be, “Hot!”. What about you? What would your one word for summer be? Please don’t hear me complaining about it being hot. When it’s hot outside it just means we are inside playing games or at the pool or reading a book or just hanging out. It is lovely. Summer is a great time to stock up the freezer. If you’ve ever wondered what our Top 10 Favorite Summertime Freezer Meals are, wonder no more. Freezer cooking in the summer is awesome. You can continue playing that game or linger a little longer at the pool or keep reading or just continue hanging out. It’s a game changer!

 

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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.

  • Plums

Hy-Vee Sale Items (through 7/11/18):

  • 98¢ That’s Smart! Vegetables select varieties, 12 oz.
  • $1.00 Hy-Vee Tartar, Worcestershire, Soy or Teriyaki Sauce, select varieties, 10 or 12 fl. oz.
  • $1.99 per pound Black Plums from California, lb.

English Muffin Pizzas are easy, kid-friendly, and freezable.

homemade balsamic salad dressing

  • Cherries

Hy-Vee Sale Items (through 7/11/18):

  • 3 for $5 Muir Glen Pizza Sauce, Tomato Sauce or Tomatoes select varieties, 14.5 or 15 oz.
  • 88¢ Fresh Cucumber or Green Pepper each
  • 5 for $10 Hy-Vee Shredded or Bar Natural Cheese select varieties, 6 to 8 oz.earn 10¢ a gallon w/purchase of 5, save 2¢ a gallon w/each item purchased
  • 2 for $6 Organic Earthbound Farm Salad select varieties, 5 oz. pkg.earn 4¢ a gallon w/purchase of 2, save 2¢ a gallon w/each item purchased
  • $2.99 per pound Stemilt Red Cherries from Washington, lb.

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The Best Everyday Smoothie Ever - Our family never gets tired of this delicious combination of juice, milk, fresh spinach, and tons of fruit.

Hy-Vee Sale Items (through 7/11/18):

  • $2.99 per pound Fresh Ground Pork Sausage mild or Italian, lb.earn 5¢ off per gallon w/each lb. purchased, minimum 1 lb. purchase
  • 5 for $10 Hy-Vee Shredded or Bar Natural Cheese select varieties, 6 to 8 oz.earn 10¢ a gallon w/purchase of 5, save 2¢ a gallon w/each item purchased
  • $1.00 Italian Bread bakery fresh, 16 oz.
  • 2 for $6 Organic Earthbound Farm Salad select varieties, 5 oz. pkg.earn 4¢ a gallon w/purchase of 2, save 2¢ a gallon w/each item purchased
  • $6.99 Hy-Vee Fruit select varieties, 48 oz.earn 1¢ off per gallon w/purchase
  • $3.99 Blue Diamond Almond Breeze Almondmilk select varieties, 96 fl. oz

  • Whole Wheat Pasta
  • Strawberries

Hy-Vee Sale Items (through 7/11/18):

  • $4.99 Hy-Vee Fish Market Raw EZ Peel Shrimp Responsible Choice, 41 to 50 ct., 12 oz. pkg.
  • $5.99 Gustare Vita Extra Virgin Olive Oil 17 fl. oz.
  • 2 for $1 Fresh Lemon or Lime each
  • 10 for $10 Tone’s Mini Spices select varieties, .05 to 1.55 oz.
  • 2 for $5 Hy-Vee Blue or Feta Cheese Crumbles select varieties, 5 oz.
  • 2 for $6 Organic Earthbound Farm Salad select varieties, 5 oz. pkg.earn 4¢ a gallon w/purchase of 2, save 2¢ a gallon w/each item purchased
  • $5.99 Gustare Vita Extra Virgin Olive Oil 17 fl. oz.
  • 99 per pound Vidalia Onions lb.
  • 2 for $3 Hy-Vee Cream Cheese select varieties, 8 oz. barearn 2¢ a gallon w/purchase of 1, save 1¢ a gallon w/each item purchased
  • $1.38 Barilla Pasta select varieties, everyday low price, 12 to 16 oz.
  • 2 for $6 Organic Driscoll’s Strawberries, Blueberries, Raspberries or Blackberries, 16 or 6 oz. pkg.
 

  • Steamed Broccoli
  • Nectarines

Hy-Vee Sale Items (through 7/11/18):

  • $3.88 per pound Fresh Boneless Skinless Lean Chicken Breast from our service case, lb.earn 5¢ off per gallon w/each lb. purchased, minimum 1 lb. purchase
  • $5.99 Gustare Vita Extra Virgin Olive Oil 17 fl. oz.
  • $3.99 Full Circle Organic Apple Cider Vinegar 32 oz.
  • 10 for $10 Tone’s Mini Spices select varieties, .05 to 1.55 oz.
  • 5 for $10 Hy-Vee Shredded or Bar Natural Cheese select varieties, 6 to 8 oz.earn 10¢ a gallon w/purchase of 5, save 2¢ a gallon w/each item purchased
  • $2.99 with fuel saver + perks® card Hy-Vee Bacon select varieties, limit 1 per card per the duration of the promotion, 12 or 16 oz.
  • $2.69 Brownberry or Oroweat Buns select varieties, 12 to 16 oz.
  • 3 for $5 Birds Eye Stremfresh Vegetables select varieties, 9.5 to 16 oz.
  • $1.99 per pound Ripe ‘N Ready Nectarines or Peaches lb.

  • Cantaloupe

Hy-Vee Sale Items (through 7/11/18):

  • $1.77 per pound Bone In Pork Shoulder Roast Hormel Always Tender, lb.
  • 98¢ Hunt’s Tomatoes select varieties, 14.5 or 15 oz.
  • $5.99 Gustare Vita Extra Virgin Olive Oil 17 fl. oz.
  • 10 for $10 Tone’s Mini Spices select varieties, .05 to 1.55 oz.
  • $1.69 per pound Zucchini or Yellow Squash Midwest grown, lb.
  • 98¢ Del Monte Vegetables select varieties, everyday low price, 11 to 15.25 oz.
  • 2 for $4 Holland Grown Red, Yellow or Orange Peppers each
  • 2 for $5 Jumbo Kandy Cantaloupe each

 

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. Stemilt Red Cherries from Washington, lb. (sale ends 7/10/18)

  • Deal: 12 for $2.99
  • How to Store: In the refrigerator for up to one week
  • Ways to Use This Item: for snacking or with meals

2. Dole Bananas lb. (sale ends 7/6/2018)

3. Organic Earthbound Farm Salad select varieties, 5 oz. pkg. (sale ends 7/10/2018)

4. Full Circle Organic Ketchup or Mustard select varieties, 12 to 24 oz. (sale end 7/30/18)

5. Jennie-O Ground Turkey select varieties, 1 lb. tray (sale ends 7/10/18)

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…

 

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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