Monday’s Menu Plan: September 7

Happy Labor Day!
I know many of you will be celebrating with family at BBQ’s and cookouts – enjoying this holiday that signifies the end of summer. My hubby is working, so while we won’t be eating the traditional hamburgers and hotdogs today, make sure you make enough of whatever you’re creating so that there are leftovers to share or turn into a second meal later in the week.

I’ve linked to a couple recipes for our dinners, but that doesn’t mean that I follow those recipes exactly. For example, I like doing the penne on Sunday with just green beans and I even throw some Feta cheese into my pesto to add another layer of flavor and creaminess. With the chicken rollatini, I like to put sundried tomatoes, feta and spinach inside (can you tell I like Greek food?!). As always, use this plan as an inspiration, not as a boundary.

I’m also realizing that as we’re still getting used to an everyday school schedule, cereal, yogurt, and/or oatmeal are becoming are weekly breakfast staples. However, don’t let that limit your morning creativity! (Plus we’re still stocked on free yogurt from last week!)

If you’re looking for more of my tips and tricks when it comes to Family Menu Planning on a Budget, be sure to turn into Talk of the Town tomorrow (9/8) at 11am CST on Nashville’s NewsChannel 5.

Monday Cereal & Yogurt   Salami & Cheese sandwiches   Spinach Salad with Strawberries
Tuesday Fruit Oatmeal   PB&J, apples   Rotisserie Chicken with roasted potatoes & veggies
Wednesday Cereal & Yogurt   Chicken Noodle soup & crackers   Cheesy Taco Bake with salsa fresca
Thursday Cheese Toast & berries   Ham & Cheese roll ups, applesauce   Chicken rollatini with sauteed spinach & garlic
Friday Cereal & Yogurt   BBQ sandwiches with chips   Homemade Pizza & green salad
Saturday Eggs in a Nest   Sandwiches   Chicken Vegetable Stew over egg noodles 
Sunday Pancakes with PB & Syrup   Nachos   Penne Pesto with Green Beans and garlic bread

*Click HERE to see more of my favorite recipes or get new ideas for your menu plan this week!


Kroger Deals: 9/6-12

There are not a lot of remarkable deals going on at Kroger this week, but they are stilll running the following items in their 10/$10 sale (keep in mind you can buy just one at $1 each instead of buying 10!):
Kroger Sour Cream or Dip
Kroger OJ, half gallon
Kroger Jumbo Biscuits
Country Crock Spread, 10-15 oz
Kroger Frozen Microwave Pizzas
Hamburger & Hot Dog Buns
Banquet Frozen Dinners
Pepperidge Farm Goldfish
Frito Lay Value Bags (Lays and Doritos)
Gatorade Sports Drinks
Kroger Can Fruit
Kraft BBQ Sauce
Sweet Baby Rays BBQ  (Great Price!  My favorite is Honey Chipotle)
Kroger Twin Pops, popsicles, 12 ct.

Here’s another potential freebie:
Bounty Paper Towels, 1 roll
– Use $0.25/1 Bounty Paper Towel or Napkins  P&G 8/30
– Use $0.50/1 Bounty Paper Towels SS 6/21
–  Use $1/1 Bounty Paper Towels RP 8/23
Final Price:  As low as FREE

Rite Aid Huggies Deal

ra_logoI haven’t been to Rite Aid much lately, but I did come across this Huggies Diaper Deal that I thought would be of interest to some of you. (If you want more Rite Aid deals, you can visit Common Sense with Money).
*Remember, SCR = Single Check Rebate (you must submit it at the end of the month and will get a check back)

Huggies Mega Pack Diapers or Training Pants $12.99; Get a $2 SCR wyb one
Use $2/1 Rite Aid Video Values Coupon AND
Use the $1.50 diaper or $2 training pants coupon from the 8/16 SS insert or printable coupons here and here
Pay as low as $6.99 after coupons and SCR

Publix Penny Item: 9/6 & 7

This week’s Publix Penny Item is…
Publix Brand Tortilla Chips – another favorite in the Cone Home!

Remember, you can get one penny item for every $10 you spend (before coupons). One item per transaction. Some stores will let you break up your shopping into multiple transactions to get multiple Penny Items. This is good for September 6 & 7, 2009. Florida stores do not participate, but often have their own in-store weekend specials; inquire at customer service. Publix reserves the right to change the Penny Item if they choose, so don’t wait until Monday night if this is an item you really want!

You can check out all my Publix Deals for this week HERE.

Kids eat free at Ikea

Today and tomorrow, (September 6 & 7), Kids under 12 eat free at Ikea! (No adult purchase necessary!)
I wish we lived closer to one – they also have free childcare, so you can get free babysitting and then a free meal afterwards…even if you don’t go shopping, that’s a great deal!

CVS Deals: 9/6-9/12

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Not a lot to warrant rushing over to CVS this week, but here are a few deals that might interest you (Check out Common Sense with Money for more)

Three Day Sale Sunday-Tuesday

Neutrogena Cosmetics–on sale Buy One, Get One Free (prices start at $7.99)
Buy 2 products at $7.99 and use 2 $3/1 coupons in the August All You magazine
$0.98 each after coupons

Buy 1 Aussie Shampoo, Conditioner, or Styler at $2.99, Get $2 ECBs (Limit 3)
$0.99 after ECBs

Buy 1 Coppertone NutraShield Sun Care at $6.99
Use $5/1 coupon here
$1.99 after coupon

Weekly ECB Deals

LifeLock DVD Starter Kit $2.99, Earn $2.99 in ECBs wyb one Limit 1
FREE after ECB

Schick Slim Triple ST3 Disposable Razors 8 ct $6.99, Earn $4 in ECBs wyb one Limit 1
Use $3/1 coupon from 8/16 SS insert
FREE after coupon and ECBs

Scope Outlast 750ml or Crest with Scope Outlast Toothpaste 5.8oz $3.49, Earn $2.50 in ECBs wyb one Limit 2
Use $0.50/1 coupon from 8/30 P&G insert
Pay $0.49 each after coupon and ECBs

Cover Girl Clean Liquid Foundation or Pressed Powder $4.99 , Earn $2 in ECBs when you buy one. Limit 1 – Deal Idea:
Buy one Clean Liquid Foundation and One any other Face product
Use $1/1 coupon from 8/30 P&G Insert
Use FREE Face Product wyb Foundation coupon from 8/30 P&G Insert
Pay $3.99 for both and get $2 ECBs back. That’s like paying 99 cents each!

Whole Foods Deals: 9/2-9/8

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Here are some of the best deals from Whole Foods for this week (Thanks to The Thrifty Mama)

New Deals
Back to Nature crackers 2/$5

-$1/1 coupon from the Whole Deal newsletter (AUGUST/SEPTEMBER)
=1.50 each after coupons!
Case Discount Price: $1.25 after coupons!
*If you still have some of those manufacturer printables left over, then these would be .50 cents a box after coupons or .25 cents after coupons and case discount!

Garden of Eatin’ Organic Blue Corn Tortilla Chips 2/$5
Case Discount Price: 2/$4.50
**Qualifies for Barnes & Noble Gift Card Rebate

Organic Yo-Kids Squeezers 2/$5
-.50/1 Printable HERE
=$2 each after coupons!

Snofrisk Goat Cheese Spread $1.99
Case Discount Price: $1.79 each! (YUM!)

Old Deals Still Available

Oikos Greek Yogurt Single Serve $1.99 (regular price)
-$1/1 from the Whole Deal Newsletter (AUGUST/SEPTEMBER)
-.50/1 printable HERE
=.49 cents after coupons! (I’m hoping for a sale on this!)

Back to Nature Cookies 3.69 (regular price)
-$1/1 coupon from the Whole Deal newsletter ( AUGUST/SEPTEMBER)
=$2.69 each after coupons!
Case Discount Price: $2.32 after coupons!

Annie Chun’s Teriyaki Soup Bowls $1.99 (regular price)
-$1/1 coupon from the Whole Deal Newsletter (AUGUST/SEPTEMBER)
-$1/1 manufacturer printable HERE
=FREE after coupons!
**Rebate inside packages: Buy 10 get a FREE product coupon. (Thanks for this deal Mellynne!)

365 Organic Rice Milk or Soy Milk 32 oz. $1.69 (regular price)
-$1/2 from the Whole Deal Newsletter (AUGUST)
=$2.38 for two or $1.19 each after coupons!
Case Discount Price: $1.02 each after coupons!