It's going to be a tasty week! My sweetie is still getting lots of great deals with Ibotta. It helps that he can stop at the store after he drops Daughter off at school - the stores where he is getting his deals are right on the way. This past week he saved on onions and tomatoes (which were also on sale), he got some free Crunchmaster crackers and Twisted Q (barbecue) seasoning, and he was able to get 3 cans of solid albacore tuna for .25 each!
Checkout 51 is looking pretty good too - he got Bush's canned beans for .25 a can, because they were on sale for $1 and Checkout 51 had a offer for .75 off for up to 10 cans (so, yes, we got 10). There was a good deal on Kleenex too, which he used at Dollar tree to get them for .20 each. As is true with Ibotta, the Checkout 51 deals tend to work best when the item is also on sale...and if we also have a coupon, all the better! That's how he got some Hummus Made Easy (the red pepper one is really good) for 12 cents a package and some battered fish that was BOGO, with coupons and Ibotta. $3 a package isn't a screaming deal, but it is pretty good for here, so we picked some up.
I used an image for the header this week with yogurt, because there were sales on yogurt, plus Ibotta and Checkout 51 offers, which can be stacked on the same item. Yogurt is the current go-to for breakfast and snacks, because we are well stocked.
Apples were .77/lb this week, and with some coupons we had, it turned out that salad-in-a-bag was the best way to go for lettuce this week, at .19 a bag. We are hoping cabbage will go on sale this week in preparation for St. Patrick's day, but we have plenty of other produce on hand from previous sale cycles - a partial head of romaine, onions, celery, carrots, cucumber, and tomatoes. I may pick up some zucchini and broccoli before this sale cycle ends.
OK...I'll hush about the deals now, and share our supper menu plan for the week! We are slowly nudging ourselves toward a more plant-focused, less meat-focused diet. Baby steps, for sure, but this week, we have two meatless suppers. Here is the plan:
M- shrimp tacos, salad, mandarin oranges
T - black bean burgers w/lettuce, tomatoes, etc., tater tots, sliced apples
W - macaroni and cheese, marinated 3 bean salad, sauteed zucchini
R - barbecued ribs, marinated 3 bean salad, sweet corn
F - fish & fries, slaw (if cabbage goes on sale) or carrot & raisin salad
S - meatloaf, mashed potatoes, steamed broccoli
S - marinated grilled chicken, steamed rice, kimchee, wakame salad (I brought home dried wakame last time we visted family - I need to use it!)
The ribs are coming from the freezer - Husband got them back when they were on sale. Same for the ground beef we'll use in the meat loaf and the chicken we'll be grilling. One of the ways we save on our overall food costs is to buy extra that we have storage space for. We keep a pantry and we have a small/medium chest freezer.
What's cookin' at your place this week?
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