I recently discovered one of my favorite stores near our RV park: Costco! I was elated, and decided to take advantage of their great price on rotisserie chicken in this week’s meal plan. These are not your average chickens. At almost 3x the size of a typical grocery store rotisserie, they will easily feed a hungry crowd at least once. If you don’t live near a Costco you can roast your own, or snag a few at the grocery store. Here’s my plan.
Black Bean Soup & Iceburg Lettuce Wedge +leftover dressing
Italian Chicken & Rice Casserole
Cheesy Chicken Baked Potato
Chicken Salad Club Sandwiches (omitting provolone cheese to save money)
Mushroom Florentine Pasta
(2) Egg Scrambles – using whatever meat and veggies we have on hand
Here is your shopping list. You can scroll down to find a printable version.
NOTE: This list assumes you have the following pantry staples: sugar, flour, baking powder, baking soda, kosher salt, vanilla, cream of tartar, salt, shortening, balsamic vinegar, olive oil, mayo, chicken bouillon cubes, cumin, cornstarch, oregano, basil
Fruit/Veggies (go to Aldi’s!)
- Lemon (1 for zesting & juicing)
- blueberries (2 c – fresh or frozen)
- Bag Salad
- Garlic (4 cloves)
- Onion (1)
- Celery (4-5 ribs)
- Red Bell Pepper (1)
- Fresh Parsley (1 bunch)
- Russet Potatoes (5)
- Iceburg Lettuce (1)
- Tomato (1)
- Sliced Mushrooms (8 oz.)
- Fresh Baby Spinach (2 c.)
- Deli Ham (7-9 oz. pkg.)
- Rotisserie Chicken (need 9 c. shredded chicken for 3 recipes)
- Bacon (1/2 lb.)
- Your favorite jam
- Peanut Butter
- (2) Cans Black Beans (15 oz. each)
- (3) Cans Chicken Broth (15 oz. each)
- Cream of Chicken Soup (1 can)
- Rice (1 c.)
- Ranch Seasoning Mix (1 packet)
- Frank’s Hot Sauce (2 tsp.)
- Linguine Dried pasta (8 oz.)
- Butter (1/2 c)
- Eggs (2-3 dozen)
- Sharp Cheddar Cheese (1 c.)
- Grated Cheddar (2 c.)
- Flavored Garlic & Herb Cream Cheese (8 oz.)
- Philadelphia Cream Cheese (4 oz.)
- Italian Blend Cheese (1 c.)
- Gruyere or Gouda Cheese, Shredded (3 oz.)
- Milk (3 c.)
- Bread (1 loaf)
- Tortillas (4-8)
Coupons to use:
$0.40/3 Campbell’s Condensed Soups
$0.50/1 Hormel Natural Choice Meat
$0.55/1 Cobblestone Bread
$0.50/1 Treasure Cave Gouda Cheese
$1/2 Fresh Express Salad Blends
$1/1 Ibotta deposit – Farmland Bacon
$1/2 Hormel Black Label Bacon
$1/2 Planters Peanut Butter
$1/4 S&W Beans
$1/6 Goya Beans
$0.50/1 Franks Hot Sauce
- Check your local grocery store sale ads to see who has the best deals on meat and dairy this week.
- Shop at Aldi’s for your fresh produce.
- I suggest printing all coupons, but check other brands (including store brands) before buying to be sure you’re getting the best price.
- If you shop at Walmart, be sure to scan your receipt afterwards to get any Savings Catcher rebates. Sign up for a (free) American Express gift card and your rebate will double. Details HERE.
- If you are in need of any of the spices listed at the top, check to see if your store has a bulk spices section. You’ll find the best deals here, and you only buy the amount you need.
- Consider doing some stockpile shopping while you’re out to help build up your pantry. If you participate in the $40 stockpiling challenge, you might get it all for FREE!
Your prices will vary based on where you live, but after coupons your total should come to around $100. If you’re feeding a family of 5 x 3 meals x 7 days, that works out to be around $0.95 per person per meal.