Monday, April 13, 2009

Bargain Meal of the Week - Price Chopper

Bargain Meal of the Week

This week, Italian Sausage links are on sale at PC for $1.99/lb. This is a real bargain since when they are not on sale, they can be up to $3.59/lb. You will need to buy the large 2.5-3 lb package so I'm going to include a few recipes you can use with your sausage after you divide it up into 1lb packages. When a recipe calls for bulk sausage, just cut off the casing, throw it in the pot, and mash up with a big spoon.

Sausage & Broccoli Skillet, click here.
Sausage - $1.99/lb
Pasta - 99cents
Cream of Broccoli Soup - Buy PC brand for around $1.00/can
Broccoli Cuts - PC brand for around $1.00-$1.50
The rest of the items you should have on hand (garlic,parmesan cheese, milk).
Total - Right around $6. Good deal, you are getting protein, carbs and veggies in one dish!

Sausage Pizza
1/2 lb sausage - $1.00
can of Furmano's pizza sauce - $1.29 (only need 1/2 - I put the other half in the freezer)
Price Chopper pizza dough - 99 cents this week!
Price Chopper Shredded Cheese - $1.99 (you'll need about 3/4 of the bag if you like cheesey pizza)
Price - Right around $5. We usually have to make 2 pizzas for our family and we have a few leftovers for lunches the next day.
If you double the recipe buy one more pizza dough, one more shredded cheese and cook up a bit more sausage. You can make 2 pizzas for about $8, much less than the cost of one pizza delivery!!

Sausage Potato Casserole, click here.
Main Ingredients:
1 lb Sausage $1.99
1 can condensed cream of mushroom soup $1.00
3 cups of sliced, peeled potatoes $1 or so, depending on what side of sale you can get (they are B1G1 5 lb bag for $3.99 this week)
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese - $1.00 ($1.99 for a bag)
Other items you'll probaby have on hand - onion, salt, pepper
Total cost - Around $6

Then, of course there is the traditional Pasta with Sausage I posted about here. It was my first bargain meal of the week. However, this week, substitute:
Ronzoni pasta for 99cents
Ragu Sauce is B1G1 so probaby around $2 per jar
and follow the previous cooking instructions!

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