COOKING ON A BUDGET 10-31-19

COOKING ON A BUDGET 10/31/19

GREG’S FOOD OF THE WEEK: SEAFOOD

Hannaford – Local Maine All Natural Atlantic Salmon $9.99lb

Market Basket – Cod Fillets - $8.99lb

Shaw’s – Bay Scallops - $4.99 lb. (3 day sale)

Salmon Fillet - $8.99lb

Haddock Fillet - $8.99lb

KELLY’S BEER SALE FOR THE WEEK:

Market Basket – Tuckerman, Baxter, Smuttynose, Keinenkugel’s - $12.99

Harpoon Rec. League, Founders IPA - $13.99 (15 packs)

Hannaford – Samuel Adams, Harpoon or Shipyard - $12.99 (12 packs)

ROADKILL’S SWEETS OF THE WEEK:

Market Basket – Cinnamon Buns - $2.99 (6 pack, frosted or glazed)

Shaw’s – Bakery Muffins - $5 (4 pack, select varieties including pumpkin)

Aldi – Pumpkin Pie - $3.49

Pecan Pie - $4.99

Baked Shop Dutch Apple or Cherry Pie - $3.89

HANNAFORD – SALE ENDS SATURDAY

Boneless NY Sirloin Steak - $3.99lb (Good price if you want steak)

Pork Butt Roast – 99 cents lb. (Pork Carnitas)

Carrots – 69 cents lb. (Roasted Parsnips and Carrots)

Asparagus - $1.99 lb. (Same price as Shaw’s) (Chicken Veggie Skillet)

Brussel Sprouts - $1.99 lb. (Chicken Veggie Skillet)

Hannaford Hot Sauce - $1.19 (Buffalo Chicken Wonton Wraps)

Pecan Chips - $2.50 (Chicken Veggie Skillet)

Lemon – 50 cents (Chicken Veggie Skillet)

ALDI – Sales end on Saturday

(Remember milk always $1.49)

Avocados – 69 cents each (Pork Carnitas)

Blackberries - $1.29 (Kids snacks)

Green Grapes – 89 cents lb. (Kids snacks)

Pork Sirloin Roast - $1.49lb (Apple Pork Sirloin Roast) (Also on sale at Shaw’s has pork shoulder blade roast on sale if you don’t have an Aldi)

Mushrooms - $1.55 (Chicken Veggie Skillet)

Bacon - $4.19 (Chicken Veggie Skillet)

Cream Cheese – 89 cents (Buffalo Chicken Wonton Wraps)

Shredded Mexican Cheese - $2.75 (Pork Carnitas)

Shredded Cheddar Cheese - $2.75 (Tuna Casserole and you could also use for Pork Carnitas)

Brown Sugar – 99 cents (Apple Pork Sirloin Roast)

Crumbled Blue Cheese - $2.55 (Buffalo Chicken Won Ton Wraps)

Panko Bread Crumbs – 99 cents (Tuna Casserole)

SHAWS – Starts Friday (Shaw’s is having all kinds of sales so I will try to lay it all out for you even if you don’t need them for my recipes)

3 Day Sale Items – Friday-Sunday

Turkey Breast – 99 cents lb. (4-7lbs, frozen Limit 2)

Blueberries - $1.47 (limit 2)

Bay Scallops - $4.99 (frozen, limit 4)

Butter quarters - $1.99 (buy 2, limit 2)

Coca Cola or Canada Dry Seltzer 12 pack – 4 for $12 (buy 4, limit 4)

Progresso Soups – 99 cents (limit 6)

Friendly’s Ice Cream - $1.99 (limit 4)

Other Deals

Boneless Chicken breast or thighs - $1.77lb (3lbs or more) (Breasts for Buffalo Chicken Wonton Wraps, Thighs for Chicken Veggie Skillet)

Thomas’ English Muffins – Buy 1 get 2 free (Great deal

Baking Potatoes, Sweet Potatoes, Sweet Onions – 99 cents lb. (Pork Carnitas, Chicken Veggie Skillet, Tuna Casserole)

Red, Yellow, Orange Peppers, European Cucumbers, Hass Avocados – 3 for $5 (red pepper for your Tuna Casserole)

FAB!5 (Buy 5 or more – mix and match to get these prices) ** I still think you can get most of this cheaper at Market Basket or Aldi)**

Poland Spring Sparkling Water – 69 cents

Dannon Greek Yogurt – 79 cents (select varieties)

Pepsi 2 Liter, Rockstar Energy, Birds Eye Steamfresh, Green Giant Frozen Boxed Vegetables, Hunt’s Tomatoes or Tomato Sauce – 99 cents

Starkist Solid White Tuna, Vlasic Pickles - $1.49

Lean Cuisine Entrée, Hot Pockets, Pillsbury Cookie Dough, Grands Biscuits, Cinnamon or Crescent Rolls - $1.88

Lucerne Cream Cheese, Ricotta, Cottage cheese, Keebler Fudge Shoppe Cookies, Club and Town House Crackers, Langers Juice, McCain Potatoes, Hungry Man Dinners, Snyder’s Pretzels, Kellogg’s pop tarts, Wise Chips, Cheez Doodles, Popcorn, V8 Splash - $1.99

Fage Sour Cream Dannon 4 pack yogurt – 2 for $4

Classico Pasta Sauce or Alfredo Sauce, Domino Granulated Sugar, Baking Sugar, Tony’s Pizza, Furland 3 Cheese Texas Toast - $2.49

International Delight or Dunkin Donuts Creamer, Land O Lakes Half and Half - 2 for $5

Nabisco Family Size Cookies and crackers, Fritos, Cheetos, The Farmer’s Hen Organic Large Eggs - $2.99

Land O Lakes Butter Spread - $3.49

Seattle’s Best Bag Coffee or K-Cups, Quaker Instant Oatmeal Value Pack, Chewy Granola Bars Value Pack, Simply Granola Cereal, Signature Select, DiGiorno, California Pizza Kitchen Pizza - $3.99

Newman’s Own Pizza, Tropicana Orange Juice - $4.99

SPEND $20 ON THESE ITEMS AND SAVE $5

Charmin Bath Tissue, Bounty Paper Towels - $6.99

Tide Laundry Detergent/Tide Pods - $11.99

Downy Liquid Fabric Softener, Bounce Fabric Softener Sheets - $4.99

Downy Un Stoppables - $6.99

Dawn Dishwashing Liquid - $2.69

Cascade Actionpacs Dish Detergent - $10.99

Puffs Facial Tissues 3 Pack - $4.99

MARKET BASKET – Starts on Sunday

Beef Sirloin Steak Tips - $5.99lb (good deal!)

Progresso Traditional Meat Soups – 2 for $3 (Cheaper at Shaw’s during 3 day sale. 20 varieties – pantry stock up!)

Zucchini – 99 cents lb. (Chicken Veggie Skillet)

Cheddar Bars – 3 for $5 (extra sharp, pepper jack and Colby jack – tuna casserole)

Progresso Broth – 2 for $3 (Tuna casserole)

Parsnips - $1.99 (1lb bag – Roasted Parsnips and Carrots)

Egg Noodles – 2 for $5 (Tuna Casserole)

Old El Paso Green Chop Chili – 99 cents (Pork Carnitas)

Chi-Chi’s Tortillas – 2 for $3 (Corn/Flour tortillas Pork Carnitas)

Scallions – 99 cents (Buffalo Chicken Wonton Wraps)

Skippy Peanut Butter – 2 for $4 (good deal to stock up!)Side dishes – 2 for $6 (quick and easy side: mashed potatoes and macaroni and cheese)

Wonton Wraps - $2.99 (Buffalo Chicken Wonton Wraps)

RECIPES FOR THE WEEK

BUFFALO CHICKEN WONTON WRAPS – I always have wonton and egg roll wraps handy because they have a long shelf life and you can always make a great quick app with them! Anyways . . . serve these up for game day or make a different filling for your wonton wraps.Preheat oven 350 and spray a muffin pan with cook spray and put your wonton wraps in each cup of the tray and bake for 7 minutes or so or until lightly brown.Take out and cool while you make your filling. Cook your chicken breast and shred the meat.In a bowl, mix soft cream cheese, Greek yogurt, buffalo sauce, garlic powder. Stir in diced green onions, shredded cheddar cheese and shredded chicken and stir until all combined and put in your wonton cups.Sprinkle crumbled blue cheese on the top and bake for about 10 more minutes.Top with more diced scallions and buffalo sauce.

PORK CARNITAS – Not sure if I have done this one before, but they are good and pork butt is on sale. I rub the pork with a mix of chili powder, cayenne pepper, cumin, garlic and onion powders, salt and pepper.Then up in a crock pot with diced onions, minced garlic, and a can of green chilies, some lime juice and orange juice.Cook for 10 hours on low or until the meat falls apart and shred.For your carnitas, put a flour/corn tortillas on a frying pan that has been oiled, heat one side, flipand then top with some pulled pork, pico de gallo and some shredded Mexican cheese and freshly chopped cilantro, fold each end of the tortilla up and press the top shut with your spatula to seal.You can serve with limes, avocados and Mexican rice.

CHICKEN AND VEGGIE SKILLET – In a skillet, toast some pecans and then chop and set aside. Cook chopped bacon in a skillet, remove and set aside.Pat down some chicken thighs and season with salt and pepper and sear your chicken thighs in your bacon fat on each side. Don’t have to cook all the way through because you will be baking at the end. Drain most of the fat out of the pan, but leave some fat in and add in sliced veggies. (I like onions, Brussel sprouts, zucchini, mushrooms, asparagus, but use whatever you like). Once they start getting soft, add in some minced garlic, salt, pepper and then add in some white wine to deglaze the pan, and scrape up the bits on the bottom.Add in some chicken broth and then top with your chicken thighs and put in the oven for about 15 minutes or until chicken is cooked through.Sprinkle with your chopped bacon and pecans, lemon zest and serve.

TUNA CASSEROLE – Comfort food at its finest!Cook egg noodles (al dente) and set aside. In a skillet, melt butter and add in diced celery, diced red bell pepper and diced onion.Cook until soft and add in some flour, salt and pepper and whisk in some milk slowly as it gets thick and bubbly, add in a couple of spoons of Dijon mustard and some mayonnaise.Mix in white chunk tuna (drained) a cup of frozen peas, noodles, cheddar cheese and mix all together in sauce.Pour into a big casserole dish. In a bowl combine panko crumbs, grated parmesan cheese, paprika, chopped parsley and melted butter and then sprinkle over the top and bake for 30 minutes at 375 (or until golden brown).

APPLE PORK SIRLOIN ROAST WITH ROASTED PARSNIPS AND CARROTS – Preheat oven to 350. Pat your pork dry and coat with salt, cover with saran wrap and let sit out for at least 30 min to bring to room temperature.Once at room temp, unwrap and add more salt to coat it to give a crispy outer layer.In a bowl, mix olive oil, minced garlic, salt, pepper, paprika, brown sugar and put in your baking dish and then lay your pork on top, also you can add some cut apple pieces around your pork for more flavor and bake for 45 minutes and then turn off your oven and let sit in there for about 30 more minutes.You want to check your temp to make sure the pork doesn’t dry out. . . .It all depends on your pork size. It should be 160 inside.For your roasted veggies: Peel your carrots and parsnipsand cut them into strips and toss in olive oil, salt pepper and cook on a cookie sheets at the same time as your pork.Flip occasionally and should take out when tender.I like to put the apple gravy drippings from the pork on top of the veggies too.

Laura

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