COOKING ON A BUDGET 11/14/19
GREG’S FOOD OF THE WEEK: CHICKEN
Market Basket – Jumbo Chicken Drummies -$3.99lb (Sweet Glazed or Hot & Spicy)
Hannaford – 8 piece Fried Chicken - $6.99 (Hot or Cold)
KELLY’S BEER SALE FOR THE WEEK:
Market Basket – Sam Adams, Blue Moon, Harpoon, Corona, Amstel Light, Heineken, Stella Artois, Long Trail, White Claw, Truly, Bon & Viv, Smirnoff Seltzers - $12.99 (12 pack)
ROADKILL’S SWEETS OF THE WEEK:
Market Basket –Tons of desserts on sale for the holiday! 2 week sale at MB!
Holiday 11 inch pies - $7.99 (Apple and Pumpkin)
11 inch Blueberry Pie - $12.99
10 Inch Pecan Pie - $8.99
Cream Pies - $6.49 (Banana, Chocolate, Peanut Butter, Coconut Cream, Chocolate Caramel Sea Salt)
Hannaford – Petite Cinnamon Buns- $3.29 (10ct fresh from the bakery)
Shaw’s – Entenmann’s Products – Buy 1 Get 1 Free
TURKEYS ARE OBVIOUSLY ON SALE EVERY WHERE THIS WEEK:
SHAWS – Frozen Turkeys Grade A – 39 cents lb.
Butterball Frozen Turkey - $1.29lb
ALDI – Shady Brook Frozen Turkey – 59 cents lb.
Butterball Frozen Turkey – 87 cents lb.
MARKET BASKET – Prime Frozen Turkey – 59 cents lb.
Shady Brook Frozen Turkey – 89 cents lb.
HANNAFORD – Don’t have the sales yet for next week but I bet there is turkey on there!
HANNAFORD – SALE ENDS SATURDAY
Drumsticks or Thighs – 89 cents lb. (Baked Ranch Chicken Thighs)
Bone-In Strip Steak - $4.89lb (Slow cooked strip steak with Sweet Potato Salad)
Celery - $1.69 (Creamy Meatball Soup)
Lemons – 2 for $1 (Parm Broccoli and Chicken Piccata with Lemon Sauce)
ALDI – Sales end on Saturday
(Remember milk always $1.49)
Chicken breasts - $1.69lb (Chicken Piccata with Lemon Sauce)
Green Grapes – 99 cents lb. (Kids lunch boxes)
Bake House Jumbo Buttermilk Biscuits - $1.09 (Filled Biscuits)
Blue Cheese Crumbles - $2.55 (Sweet Potato Salad)
Ranch Salad dressing & Dip Mix (Dry) – 55 cents (Baked Chicken Thighs)
Cooking Stock - $1.49 (Beef for Creamy Meatball Soup)
Heavy Cream - $1.75 (Creamy Meatball Soup)
All your cooking needs for turkey day! (I know they don’t have name brand but stuff is identical!)Also they have tons of specialty cheeses, meats, truffles, olives on sale this week.I stocked up for the holiday feast!
Cream Cheese – 79 cents
Poultry Spices and Herbs - $1.69
Butter - $1.99
Pie crusts – 99 cents
Crescent Rolls – 79 cents
Whipped Topping – 69 cents
Chicken, Beef, Vegetable Broth - $1.49
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
Holiday Red Seedless Grapes – 99 cents lb.
Fresh Boneless Chicken Tenders - $1.99lb
Cooked Shrimp - $5.99lb (51-60 ct) (Limit 2 packages)
Cheez-It Crackers and Nabisco Oreos - $1.99 (limit 2)
Pepsi 12 Pack, Pepsi 8 Pack, Bubly Sparkling Water 8 pack – 4 for $12 (must buy 4, limit 4)
Kraft Shreds or Cracker Barrel Bars or Slices - $1.88 (limit 4)
Baby carrots and broccoli crowns – 99 cents lb. (Parm Broccoli Crowns)
Refreshe Spring Water 24 pack - $1.99 (limit 3)
Signature Kitchens or McCormick Spices – Buy 1 get 1 free
Hines Nuts - $1 off (pecans for your Sweet Potato Salad)
Smithfield diced, Cubed, boneless ham steaks - $1.99 (diced ham for filled biscuits)
DOLLAR DAYS – They do items for $1, $2, $3 (check around at the other stores for better prices (I usually find some cheaper non brand name at Aldi), but I will give you the run down if you want to stock the pantry with these deals)
Signature Select Frozen Vegetables, Progresso Classic Soup, Hunt’s Tomatoes or Tomato Sauce, Prince Pasta, Dannon Greek Yogurt, College Inn Broth, Campbell’s Mushroom or Chicken Soup, Glaceau Vitamin water, Smartwater Sport, PowerAde, Celeste Pizza, Ore-Ida Easy Fries, Totino’s Pizza Rolls, Main Street Kitchen Meals, Green Giant Vegetables, Betty Crocker Potatoes, Annie’s Mac and cheese, Betty Crocker Cake Mixes, Brownie Mix, Sprite, Canada Dry 2 Liter, Friendly’s, Ben and Jerry’s, Haagen-Dazs Ice Cream Cups or Mars Novelties, A&W, 7-up, Polar Soda, Seltzer 2 liter, Sunny D Juice, Dairy Pure Mix-Ins, Chugs, TruMoo Protein Milk Signature Select Heavy Duty Cutlery, Facial Tissues, Arm & Hammer Dryer Sheets, Quaker Hominy Grits, Cereal Cups, Instant Oatmeal Express
Pillsbury Rolls and Biscuits, Birds Eye Steam fresh, O Organics Frozen Vegetables, Hostess Multipacks Snacks, Utz Potato Chips, Signature Select Ice Cream, Hot Pockets, Jimmy Dean Delights Bowls, Lindsay Pitted Olives, Cain’s Mayonnaise, Keebler Club or Town House Crackers, Chips, Deluxe Cookies, Poland Spring Water (6-12pack), Lucerne Cream Cheese Soft Tubs, Signature Select Plates, Cups, Bowls, Napkins, Daisy Sour Cream, Barilla Plus, Gluten Free, Legume or Baking Cuts Pasta, Juicy Juice, Mrs. Butter Worth’s Pancake Mix, Mrs. Butter Worth’s, Log Cabin Syrup, Wishbone Salad Dressing
General Mills Cereal, Nature Valley Premium Granola Bars, Tony’s Pizza, Ore Ida Potatoes, Lucerne Whipped Cream, Pillsbury Refrigerated Pie Crust, International Delight, Dunkin Donuts Creamer, Land o’Lakes Half and Half, Silk Milk or Oat Yeah Oatmilk or Pillsbury Cookie Dough, Lay’s Potato Chips, Pop Secret Microwave Popcorn 6 pack, Dragone Mozzarella Ricotta, Arm and Hammer Laundry Detergent, Boosters.
MARKET BASKET – Starts on Sunday and this is a 2 week sale because of holiday!
Ground Italian Sausage - 2 for $5 (Creamy Meatball Soup)
Sliced Bacon – 2 for $7 (Sweet Potato Salad)
Whole or sliced Bella Mushrooms - $2.69 (Creamy Meatball Soup)
Poultry Blend Fresh Herbs - $2.99 (Rosemary, Thyme, Sage) (Need for a lot of recipes)
Crisp Crunchy Carrots - $2.29 (5lb bags) (Creamy Meatball Soup)
RECIPES FOR THE WEEK
FILLED BISCUITS – A lot of people come over for football Sunday’s so I will do varieties of this recipe so everyone is pleased. It’s super easy and quick!I will make ham, chicken and shrimp biscuits, but you could do steak and cheese, Italian or whatever you are in the mood for. Preheat oven to 350and coat a muffin tin with cooking spray. Use refrigerated biscuits and split each one in half and place in muffin cup.Press onto the bottom and up the sides.In a bowl mix shredded Monterey jack cheese, with your protein (cooked, peeled and diced shrimp or cooked chopped chicken or ham) and fresh chopped dill, minced scallions, and some mayonnaise.Put the mixture on top of each biscuit and bake for 20 minutes or until the puffs are golden and bubbling.
SLOW COOKED BONE-IN STRIP STEAK WITH SWEET POTATO SALAD – I know this recipe takes a while but it’s a great way to get a tender steak.Your meat should be frozen (if it’s not frozen – put in the freezer for at least 30 minutes before cooking).Preheat your oven to 175.Rub vegetable oil, salt and pepper on each side of your steak.In your cast iron skillet heat to a high heat and sear each side of your steak (about 1 minute on each side) and then sear the fat around the edges.Place steak on a baking sheet and cook for about an hour or until the steak is the way you like (this is for med-rare). In a small pot combine butter and rosemary and cook for 5 minutes. Brush the steaks with this mixture and salt the steak and let rest. Sweet potato salad: Peel, cube and cook your sweet potatoes in boiling salted water.Drain and cool our potatoes once tender and set aside. Cook up some bacon and crumble.In a bowl combine your sweet potatoes, bacon, pecan pieces, and crumbled blue cheese.In a small bowl, whisk together balsamic vinegar, olive oil and chopped fresh thyme, pour over your potatoes and toss to coat.
BAKED RANCH CHICKEN THIGHS WITH PARM BROCCOLI CROWNS – Preheat your oven to 400.Cover a baking sheet with foil and spray with pam.Season your chicken with salt and pepper and bake for 25 minutes.In a bowl combine a packet of ranch dressing dry mix, olive oil and minced garlic. Brush your ranch mixture over your chicken and continue to cook until skin is crispy and golden brown.(If your chicken is cooked through and you want to crisp up the skin even more, just put on the broiler for a few minutes.) Parm Broccoli Crowns: Steam your broccoli until bright green and still crisp.In a skillet, put olive oil and minced garlic and when your garlic gets soft turn off the heat, add in your steamed broccoli, some lemon juice and then top with salt, pepper and some grated parmesan.
CREAMY MEATBALL SOUP – For your meatballs mix ground pork and ground Italian sausage (I used spicy but you can use sweet too), minced onion, minced garlic, minced celery and an egg and mix together, form your meatballs and chill in the fridge while you prep everything else for the soup.Cut onions; mince garlic, cut carrots and mushrooms.Once your meatballs are set, in your pan brown your meatballs on each side in some oil and set aside.In the same pan, cook your veggies in some oil until soft.In a large pot, put in beef stock, Italian herb seasonings, your veggies and meatballs, and cook on high heat to reduce the stock to about half.Turn off the heat and slowly add in heavy cream (about 2 cups) and whisk as you add it. Then add in a cup of grated parmesan cheese and continue to whisk until creamy and put the heat back on and the soup will start to thicken.
CHICKEN PICCATA WITH LEMON SAUCE – Pound out your chicken thin.In a dish, mix in 2 eggs,a splash of white wine, lemon juice, minced garlic and some hot pepper sauce (I used sriracha). In a bowl, mix ½ cup flour, ½ cup grated parm cheese, minced fresh parsley, and salt.Coat your chicken in the flour mixture, the egg mixture, the flour mixture again and then cook in your skillet in some oil until cooked and set aside.Once all the chicken is done, in the same skillet add in butter, some more white wine, lemon juice and bring to a boil and reduced.Drizzle over you chicken.Serve with a slice of lemon, some rice pilaf and asparagus (pour some of the extra sauce on the asparagus)!!