Each week I will post 1 or 2 recipes based on the items for sale at grocery stores around the county.  So check back every Monday to get some great food ideas and save so money!

Mediterranean Turkey Burger

There are a lot of things I like about using turkey to make hamburgers instead of ground beef. First it saves you blank calories. Second I feel like you can flavor a turkey burger to your specifications more. Don't get me wrong beef is wonderful, but I often prefer to use turkey.

Blue Cheese Potato Salad

 

 

 

 

 

 

This is a great potato salad that can be served both warm and cold depending on what kind of mood you are in. If you are going to serve it cold I recommend you waiting till all of the items have cooled before you combined them as oppose to sticking it in the fridge once they are combined.

Stores with Ingredients on Sale:
Safeway- Red Potatoes, Kraft Blue Cheese Dressing, Oscar Myer Bacon
Superfresh- Ken's Blue Cheese Dressing, Gulden's Mustard, Smithfield Bacon
Shoppers- Smithfield Bacon, Kraft Blue Cheese Dressing, French's Mustrad

Grilled Chicken Ranch Pasta Salad (with green beans, tomatoes, and balsamic onions)

This is great as a main meal or as side dish for a picnic or potluck.

Stores with Ingredients on Sale:
Shoppers- Kraft Ranch Dressing, Roma or Vine tomatoes, Green Beans
Tops- Grape Tomatoes, Wish Bone Salad dressing, Chicken breasts
Kroger- Cherry Tomatoes and Green beans
Giant Eagle- Ken’s Salad Dressing, Chicken Breasts, Green Beans

Roasted Pork Loin with Strawberry Basil Vinaigrette and Asparagus

This is a great flavorful dish that is wonderful served with a simple starch like roasted potatoes or rice.

Stores with Ingredients on Sale:

    Safeway- Boneless Pork Loin, Strawberries, Asparagus

    Wegmans- Strawberries, Pork Loin

Cost: About $17 depending on where you shop and what is on sale. Include a starch and it will still be right around $20.

Coupons:  Save 50 cents on French’s Dijon mustard.

Stuffed Baked Potatoes

There are a number of reasons that I like making stuffed baked potatoes. One, you can make them as simple or as complicated as you want with what you decided to put in them. Two, you can put anything you want in them. Three, they are inexpensive. Four, you can allow each person to customize with their own toppings if you want. 

This is a pretty simple recipe and more like an idea. The items that I am putting in the potato are suggestions but feel free to do whatever you want. I feel like this is a better cold and gloomy whether meal, but really they can be eaten all year round. 

Grocery Stores: Shoppers

Items on Sale: Russet potatoes, chicken, bacon, ranch dressing

Cost: Around $17 depending on where you shop.

Coupon: Save $1 on two bottles of Kraft BBQ sauce.