Weekly Menu Plan + Top 5 Stock Up and Save (8.24.18)


So, have you heard of our Table Talk Cards? Yeah, me too…sometimes I just forget about them, you know? However, the other day my precious in-laws were at our house for lunch and I whipped the Table Talk Cards out. We laughed and laughed and I totally remembered how much we LOVE those cards. Can I give you two challenges for this week?

  1. Make one meal for the freezer. (You can pick from one of the 20 Easy, Make Ahead Dinners)
  2. Use the Table Talk Cards at one meal this week.

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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.

  • Strawberries

Hy-Vee Sale Items : (through 8/28/18)

  • 2 for $3 Hy-Vee Rice select varieties, 14 or 32 oz.earn 4¢ a gallon w/purchase of 2, save 2¢ a gallon w/each item purchased
  • 88¢ Hy-Vee Vegetables select varieties, 12 or 16 oz.
  • $3.69 Organic Hy-Vee HealthMarket Large Eggs12 ct.
  • $3.99 Organic Driscoll’s Strawberries or Blueberries 16 or 6 oz.

 

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

  • Steamed Broccoli
  • Navel Oranges

Hy-Vee Sale Items : (through 8/28/18)

  • $1.18 Hy-Vee Pizza Sauce 14 oz.
  • 2 for $4 Greenhouse Red, Yellow or Orange Pepper each
  • 77¢ Midwest-Grown Green Bell Pepper each
  • $3.48 Hormel Pepperoni select varieties, 3.75 to 8 oz.
  • 5 for $10 Hy-Vee Natural Shredded or Bar Cheese select varieties, 6 to 8 oz.earn 10¢ a gallon w/purchase of 5, save 2¢ a gallon w/each item purchased
  • 88¢ Hy-Vee Vegetables select varieties, 12 or 16 oz.
  • $1.88 per pound South African Navel Oranges lb.

Freezer friendly breakfast sandwiches. A great and healthy freezer meal to have on hand for busy mornings.

  • Blueberries

Hy-Vee Sale Items :  (through 8/28/18)

  • $4.88 Oscar Mayer Bacon select varieties, regular or fully cooked, 12 to 16 oz., 2.5 oz.
  • $3.69 Organic Hy-Vee HealthMarket Large Eggs12 ct.
  • 5 for $10 Hy-Vee Natural Shredded or Bar Cheese select varieties, 6 to 8 oz.earn 10¢ a gallon w/purchase of 5, save 2¢ a gallon w/each item purchased
  • $3.99 Organic Driscoll’s Strawberries or Blueberries 16 or 6 oz.

  • Jazz Apples

Hy-Vee Sale Items: (through 8/28/18)

  • $1.69 per pound Midwest-Grown Eggplant lb.
  • 4 for $5 Tone’s Mini Spices select varieties, .10 to 1.55 oz.
  • $3.69 Organic Hy-Vee HealthMarket Large Eggs12 ct.
  • 5 for $10 Hy-Vee Natural Shredded or Bar Cheese select varieties, 6 to 8 oz.earn 10¢ a gallon w/purchase of 5, save 2¢ a gallon w/each item purchased
  • $4.88 Oscar Mayer Bacon select varieties, regular or fully cooked, 12 to 16 oz., 2.5 oz.
  • $1.88 per pound Jazz Apples lb.

Pan-Fried Catfish is cheap, kid-friendly, and so tasty.

Basic Roasted Vegetables Recipe

  • Watermelon

Hy-Vee Sale Items: (through 8/28/18)

  • $7.99 per pound Fresh Farm-Raised Catfish Fillets Responsible Choice, farm raised, lb.
  • $2.99 Red Potatoes Midwest grown, 5 lb. bag
  • $1.79 Organic Bunny-Luv Baby Carrots 16 oz. pkg.
  • $3.48 Midwest-Grown Mini Watermelon each

balsamic sweet potato recipe

  • Green Beans
  • Green Seedless Grapes

 

Hy-Vee Sale Items: (through 8/28/18)

  • 99¢ per pound Bone-In Pork Shoulder Roast Hormel Always Tender, lb.
  • $4.88 Oscar Mayer Bacon select varieties, regular or fully cooked, 12 to 16 oz., 2.5 oz.
  • 99 per pound Golden Sweet Potatoes lb.
  • 88¢ Hy-Vee Vegetables select varieties, 12 or 16 oz.
  • $2.99 per pound Pristine Jumbo Green Seedless Grapes 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 storeand use later. We’ve even given you ideas of how to store and use each of them.

1. Colorado Peaches lb. (sale ends 8/28/2018)

2. Organic Full Circle Fruit select varieties, 8 or 10 oz.(sale ends 8/28/2018)

3. Hass Ripe Avocados each (sale ends 8/28/2018)

4. Hy-Vee Quality Deli Ham, Salami or Cheese select varieties, lb.(sale ends 8/28/2018)

5. Hy-Vee Natural Shredded or Bar Cheese select varieties, 6 to 8 oz.(sale ends 8/28/2018)

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…

 

For a step-by-step tutorial, read Polly’s post about using Hy-Vee’s Aisles Online. It’s so easy!

Here’s an easy way to get started on saving money and eating healthier–download our free printable menu planner!


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