Aldi has some good prices on meat and produce this week. Their ad is pretty similar to Sprout’s this week, but Sprout’s actually beats some of the prices. However if you don’t want to go to two stores, you will still save money by shopping Aldi.
1 bag baby carrots
1 bag red potatoes
1 sweet onion
1 pot roast
1 tsp salt
1 tsp pepper
1/2 cup beef broth
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp 21 season mix (if you have, if not you should find some!)
Cut onion in fourths and put in the bottom of crock pot. Pour Carrot bag in. Cut potatoes in half or fourths depending on how large they are. Add to crock pot. Sprinkle Half the Seasonings on the Veggies and stir to mix. Add the pot roast to the crock pot and pour in the broth. Then sprinkle the rest of the seasonings on the roast and rub in. Turn the crock pot on it’s lowest setting and cook all day.
I found this recipe a long time ago and modified it to fit my family.
It has always been a big hit in my house and my son (with Autism who is extremely picky) has been known to eat them from time to time. I usually make these for dinner, but you could also make them if you are having a brunch. Or freeze them. Or have them for lunch!
Sausage and Egg Muffins
Pair with Asparagus, Hashbrowns, Bacon, etc. Enjoy!
Need a new muffin tin to make your egg muffins? Evenwave 12 Cup Muffin Pan – $6.99 Shipped!
When my husband and I started dating, I was introduced to “real” refried beans. My poor husband suffered through lots of cans of refried beans until I started cooking them in the Crock-Pot . No matter how hard I tried, I could not ever get my dried beans to cook. It was maddening. So when I found out that you could actually cook dried beans in the Crock-Pot , I was excited to give it a try. I wanted mine to taste as close to the way my mother in law’s tasted as possible.
Crockpot Refried Beans
These beans are so easy and so yummy! Use them for tacos, bean burritos or my Taco Cups which I will share with you later!
Right now Amazon has this Crockpot Instant on sale. I do not have one of these yet, but I really want one. I have heard great things!!
One thing that I have found to save myself a lot of time, stress, and money is ordering groceries. Yes, there is a fee, but let me tell you why it is my new favorite way to shop.
I can look at my meal plan and see all the ingredients. I am able to search for what I need and add it to my cart right there as I check it off. Instead of dodging people at the store, and possibly having to backtrack because you missed something, it is all right there at the click of your mouse.
It keeps me from grabbing extra stuff! Have you ever gone shopping hungry? Or with your kids who ask for everything they see? Then you wind up with all of this stuff in your cart that was not on your list, and gone $40 over your budget! Which brings me to…
It’s easier to control my spending and stay within my budget. When I order groceries, I can see my total as I add items to my cart. You just can’t do that pushing a cart through the store. Trust me, I have tried walking through the store with my calculator app open. Yes, I have actually done that! When I can see my total, I can always delete something I don’t really need off of my list. Plus I wind up actually getting all of the things I need, when I can go through and adjust my items.
It is so much less hectic and stressful. Shopping from the couch. Enough said.
I feel more organized when I shop this way. Walking around a crowded store with a full buggy can feel very chaotic and overwhelming. This is so much better.
Lastly, you don’t have to take your kids to the grocery store. Look, I love my kids and they are actually pretty well behaved at the store. But it adds an extra level of stress with kids asking for things, or worse arguing with each other as you walk the aisles of the store. We have all been there. It is not fun.
Right now the two services that I use are Kroger’s Clicklist and Shipt. (Full Disclosure: I am an independent contractor for Shipt). The difference between the two are with Clicklist you order online and go pick up your groceries for a $4.95 fee. With Shipt, you have a membership and your groceries are delivered straight to your door.
Have you tried either of these? What do you like/dislike about them?
FYI: This post is for informational purposes only and I am not being compensated for anything I write in this post.
My kids really love all things spaghetti, pizza, and lasagna. I don’t make Lasagna often, because it can be time consuming. And I am mostly tired by the time it is time to cook. However, this is a pretty easy recipe that can be made ahead of time and doubled, with one of the two being frozen.
Then put your sauce and ground beef on.
I am compiling different Turkey and Sides Recipes for Thanksgiving here. What are your favorite sides? Mine are Green Bean Casserole and Pineapple Casserole!
Sweet Potato Casserole – I’m going to say skip the coconut, but that’s just me!
Bacon Balsamic Brussels Sprouts – one of my favorites!
Kroger also has a bunch of Thanksgiving deals this week. Unfortunately their site is down, so I had a really hard time getting them together. A couple of things about shopping at Kroger: 1. Get the app
2. Load coupons onto your Kroger plus card. 3. Use Clicklist if available ($4.95) unless you love the rush of grocery shopping on a Saturday.
Here are my sale picks:
Blueberries – 2/$5
Asparagus – $2.99
Bolthouse Farms Juice – BOGO
California Clementines – $3.88
Fresh Cranberries – 2/$4
Fresh Selections Brussels Sprouts – $3.99
Green Beans, Yellow or Zucchini Squash – $1.29/lb
Jumbo Russet Potatoes 8 lb bag or Yellow Onions 5 lb bag – $2.99
Kale, Collard, Mustard or Turnip Greens – .99
Organic Celery – 2/$3
Organic Red or Gold Potatoes – $2.49
Simple Truth Organic Gala, Fuji, or Granny Smith Apples – $2.99
Sweet Potatoes – .39/lb
Kroger Soft Taco Size Flour Tortillas – $1.29
Frigo Cheese Heads Variety – 2/$7
Applegate Breakfast Sausage or Annie’s Organic Dough – $3.99
Betty Crocker Cake or Brownie Mix – 4/$3 when you buy 4 and use digital coupon
Campbell’s Cream of Mushroom or Chicken – .79
Chinet Plates, Platters, or Hot Cups – $4.99
Chobani Greek Yogurt or Breakstones Cottage Doubles – 10/$10
Cool Whip or Jet Puffed Marshmallows – $4/5
Diamond Pecans – $3.99 with digital coupon
General Mills, Post or Malt O Meal Cereal – 4/$10
Handi Foil Pans – B2G1
Home Sense Slow Cooker Liners or Aluminum Foil or Reynolds Turkey Oven Bags – $1.99
Idahoan Mashed or Casserole Potatoes – 10/$10
Kettle Chips – 2/$6
King’s Hawaiian Rolls – 2/$6
Kroger Brown and Serve Dinner Rolls – 10/$10
Kroger Butter – $2.99
Kroger Cheese – $1.77
Kroger Frozen Potatoes – $1.69
Kroger Specialty Sugar – .79 with digital coupon
Kroger Vegetable or Canola Oil – $1.49 with digital coupon
Kroger Vegetable 4 pack or Simple Truth Broth – 2/$3
Kroger or Birds Eye Frozen Vegetables – 10/$10
Nestle Tollhouse Morsels – 2/$6
Claussen Pickles – 2/$6
Pacific Organic Broth – 2/$5
Pam Cooking Spray or Reynolds Parchment Paper – $2.99 with digital coupon
Pepperidge Farm Stuffing – 2/$5
Philadelphia Cream Cheese – 3/$4 when you buy 3 with digital coupon
Pillsbury Pie Crust – 2/$4 when you buy 2 with digital coupon
Purity Ice Cream – 2/$5
Ritz Crackers – 2/$5
Simple Truth Nuts – $6.99
Simple Truth Organic Cream of Mushroom or Chicken – 2/$3
Simple Truth Organic Flour or Coconut Oil – $4.89
Simple Truth Organic Semi Sweet Chocolate Chips or Brown Sugar – $2.49 with digital coupon
Sister Schubert’s Frozen Rolls or Pillsbury Frozen Biscuits – $2.99
Tennessee Pride or Simple Truth Breakfast Sausage – $2.99
Thomas’ English Muffins or Kroger Orange Juice – 2/$5
Tombstone Pizza – 3/$10
Nestle Pure Life Water – 2/$5
Kroger Bacon – $3.99
Kroger Turkey – .59/lb
Kroger Spiral Ham – $1.99/lb
Kroger Smoked Sausage or Cocktail Smokies – 2/$5
Kroger Meatballs, Ground Pork or Italian Sausage – $2.99
Heritage Farms Boneless Chicken Breasts – $1.99/lb
Fresh Ground Chuck – $3.49/lb
Spaghetti and Meatballs