Thursday, March 19, 2009

Bargain Meal of the Week- Food Lion

Bargain Meal of the Week

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Welcome to the sixth installment of the Bargain Meal of the Week. I am enjoying this and hope you all are too. Check out even more great recipes and bargains at $5 Dinners!

Food Lion had some great things on sale. I definitely would encourage you to check your local ad.

Some of the highlights are:

chuck roast $1.89/lb
bone-in assorted pork chops $1.79/lb
ground beef $1.79/lb
whole chicken fryers .89/lb
butterball turkey smoked sausage 2/$5
tilapia fillets $3.99/lb

green seedless grapes .99/lb
sweet potatoes .69/lb
celery .99

italian bread B1G1F (I think these are usually close to $2.00 so it'd be $1.00)
sara lee bread B1G1F
8ct hamburger and hot dog buns B1G1F

yoplait yogurt 20/$10
16oz sour cream 4/$5
food lion shredded cheese 3/$5

20-32 oz food lion frozen fries or tots 2/$4

Food lion salad dressing B1G1F

Kellogs cereals 3/$5

ragu pasta sauce 4/$6

lysol wipes B1G1F

Meal #1
Using the ground beef on sale for 1.79/lb
tater tots on sale for $2/4

TATER TOT CASSEROLE (from the Duggar Family Website)
2 lb ground turkey cooked, seasoned, drained
3 2lb bags tater tots
2 cans cream of mushroom
2 cans evaporated milk
2 cans cream of chicken
Brown meat & place in large cass. dish.
Cover with tater tots. Mix soup & milk together.
Pour over top. Bake at 350 for 1 Hour.
Makes 2- 9”X13” pans

The recipe on their site makes 2 pans. I would recommend making both pans and placing one in the freezer for another day. It definitely wouldn't take much more effort. Then you'd have a meal on hand for another day. :)

Meal #2
Also from the Duggar Family Website
using the ground beef on sale for $1.79/lb
8ct hamburger buns B1G1F
serve with sweet potato fries .69/lb recipe follows

JEANNE’S SLOPPY JOE’S
1 lb. ground beef/turkey
1/2 c. ketchup
1/2 c. BBQ sauce
1/2 envelope dry onion soup mix
2 tsp. liquid smoke
Brown & season meat, drain. Add all other ingredients, heat
Through. Serve on buns; enjoy!

Spicy Baked Sweet Potato Fries
6 sweet potatoes, cut into French fries
2 tablespoons canola oil
3 tablespoons taco seasoning mix
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper

DIRECTIONS
Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).
In a plastic bag, combine the sweet potatoes, canola oil, taco seasoning, and cayenne pepper. Close and shake the bag until the fries are evenly coated. Spread the fries out in a single layer on two large baking sheets.
Bake for 30 minutes, or until crispy and brown on one side. Turn the fries over using a spatula, and cook for another 30 minutes, or until they are all crispy on the outside and tender inside. Thinner fries may not take as long.

Meal #3
Using the french bread on sale for B1G1F

Oven-Baked Caramel French Toast
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup butter
2 tablespoons light corn syrup
1 cup chopped pecans, divided
12 slices French or Italian-style bread
6 eggs
1 1/2 cups milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt

Caramel Sauce
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup butter
1 tablespoon light corn syrup

DIRECTIONS
In a small saucepan, combine 1 cup brown sugar, 1/2 cup butter and 2 tablespoons corn syrup. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until thickened.
Pour sauce into a 9x13 inch baking dish and sprinkle with 1/2 cup pecans. Place 6 slices of bread on top of the sauce, sprinkle with the remaining pecans and cover with the remaining 6 slices of bread.

Combine eggs, milk, vanilla, nutmeg, cinnamon and salt in a blender. Pour egg mixture evenly over bread slices, cover the baking dish, and refrigerate for 8 hours or overnight.

The next morning, preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Remove the French toast from the refrigerator 30 minutes prior to baking. Bake in preheated oven for 40 to 45 minutes, until lightly brown. Drizzle sauce over the toast right before serving.

To make the Caramel Sauce: In a small saucepan, combine 1/2 cup brown sugar, 1/4 cup butter and 1 tablespoon corn syrup. Cook until thickened, stirring constantly.


I actually could come up with a few more rmeal ideas but have limited time available right now. Hope you all enjoy!

Come back next week to see what meals I find for Food Lion!
God bless,
Amanda

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