• $50 Weekly Menu Plan Help: Douglass, Kansas

    This weeks menu plan help across the USA is for Douglass, Kansas.

    EchoT wrote, "I live in Douglass Kansas 67039 Alidi, Dillons, Walmart, Target. We are a family of 6 (with regular guests) currently spending $450 a month. Suggestions greatly appreciated!"

    Echo, thank you for inquiring for a bit of help in your area! Lately we've been watching prices skyrocket in the midwest and the concerns of how the drought is going to affect the grocery budget have been increasing as well; To help you get started reducing your expenses, we've sent details to you on how to download our ebook, "The 2012 Family Guide to Groceries under $250 a month" for free!

    Luckily, there is an Aldi store located within a reasonable distance from you.

    Aldi Deals from this Weeks Flyer

    Mangoes .39 each
    Bananas .33lb
    Peaches, Plums, Nectarines .25 each
    Green or Red Grapes .79lb
    Kiwi Fruit .99 pack (of 5/6)
    Hot Dog or Hamburger Buns .79
    Pork Butt Roast $1.59 lb
    Flour Tortillas $1.29
    Mexican Fiesta Diced Tomatoes .59

    Everyday Low Prices:
    Cereal $1.59
    Artisan Lettuce $1.99
    Romaine Hearts Lettuce (3 heads) $1.99
    Bell Peppers $1.29 (3)
    Cucumbers .99-1.29
    Frozen Ground Turkey $1.47 lb
    Frozen Veggies .79-.99 bag
    celery $1.29
    cream cheese $1.09
    Broccoli Crowns $1.29 (or less)
    Mandarin Orange Segments .59
    Potatoes 2.50 (10#)
    Flour $1.59 bag
    Sugar $1.59
    Cantaloupe $1.29
    Aldi Ground Turkey (freezer) $1.47
    Apricot Jam $1.00
    eggs 1.29

    Dillons Deals from this Weeks Flyer
    Valid August 15th-21st

    Split Chicken Breast .99lb
    Ground Chuck $2.69 lb
    Pasta .49 pkg (when you buy 10)
    Tuna .79 each
    Kroger Brand Frozen Veggies 10/$10
    Cantaloupe $1.99
    Sweet Corn 5/$2
    Romaine Lettuce $1.49
    Atlantic Salmon Filets $4.99

    Unfortunately Walmart does not provide a weekly grocery flyer online. This is partly due to their claim of no sales (yet they routinely "rollback" prices for very short periods of time.); which is why we haven't bothered to provide any "deals" from that particular store.

    There is a Sam's club located just down the street from Aldi. Generally speaking, sam's often has the best deals on pork and chicken.

    Sams Club Weekly Deals Weekly Flyer

    Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast $1.77 lb
    Tyson Whole Chicken .97 lb
    Pork Boston Butt $1.58 lb - if you bought a whole one- it would run about $16-18- you can cut it into roasts, chops or make your own sausage
    Whole Boneless Pork Loin $1.99 lb
    Cheese is also Considerably Cheaper here, learn more about saving up to $15 a month on cheese

    Potential Grocery List:

    Potatoes $2.50
    8# Split Chicken Breast $7.92
    Romaine Hearts Lettuce (3 heads) $1.99
    Bell Peppers $1.29 (3)
    Cucumbers .99 x 2 $1.98
    Frozen Ground Turkey $1.47 lb x3 = $4.41
    Frozen Veggies .79-.99 bag x 3 = $2.97
    celery $1.29
    cream cheese $1.09
    Sour Cream $1.00
    Broccoli Crowns $1.29 (or less)
    Mandarin Orange Segments .59
    Sugar $1.59
    Cantaloupe $1.29
    Apricot Jam $1.00
    eggs 1.29
    Mangoes .39 each x 2 = .78
    Bananas .33lb x 4lbs = $1.32
    Peaches(4), Plums($), Nectarines(4) .25 each x 12= $3.
    Green or Red Grapes .79lb (4lbs) $3.16
    Kiwi Fruit .99 pack (of 5/6)
    Hot Dog or Hamburger Buns .79
    Flour Tortillas $1.29
    Mexican Fiesta Diced Tomatoes .59
    Tuna .79 each
    Yogurt $2.
    Pasta .49 pkg (when you buy 10) = $4.90 (you'll use 2 boxes in this weeks menu leaving you with a pantry stocked with 8 more boxes for future menus)
    1 gallon Milk 3.18
    Grand Total = $56.28

    Menu Plan:

    Breakfast Ideas:

    Lunch & Dinner Ideas:

    As you've probably already discerned, with a family of 6, it is considerably less expensive to make casserole style meals that will fill everyone up and can use any number of ingredients. Echo didn't mention whether or not they raise their own chickens, but it might be worth it in their area if they have the space, particularly with such a large family.

    Various Snacks & Dessert Items:

    * Fresh Fruit- mango, peaches, plums, nectarines, bananas
    * Instant Hit Grape Salad
    * Orange Sherbet
    * Copycat Nature Valley Granola Bars

    Farmers Market:

    Here are some additional resources in your area that you might not have been aware of, but may offer really decent deals on fresh local produce and other goods:

    • Augusta Farmers Market- Saturday, 7:30 AM 12:00 PM Location: Old Train Depot State Street Augusta, KS 67010

    • Becks Farm- Location: 7620 S Anderson Rd, Newton, KS website

    • Cooks Produce: Location: 2452 N Hoover Rd, Wichita, KS

    • Cox Farm- wide variety of fresh fruits, veggies, berries and more Location: 6059 S Seneca St, Wichita, KS website

    • Doyle Valley Farmers Market- Location: 100 S Walnut St, Peabody, KS

    • Emporia Farmers Market- Wide variety of local foods, baked goods and handcrafted items Location: 702 Commercial St Ste B3, Emporia, KS website

    • Home Grown Kansas- wide variety of herbs and produce website

    • Kansas Grown Farmers Market- farm fresh veggies, eggs, grass fed beef, bison, local honey and baked goods website

    • Old Town Farmers Market-fresh fruits, vegetables, meats, cheeses, eggs and plants website

    • Peacock Family Farms- free range eggs, raw milk/dairy products located in Augusta, KS

    • Pioneer Produce- Location: 142 Pirner, Haysville, KS

    • Satchel Creek Steaks- all natural meats, raised locally website Located: El Dorado, KS

    • Sunflower Meadow Farm- naturally raised heirloom fruits & vegetables Location: Augusta, KS website

    • Turkey Foot Ranch- sustainable livestock, lean beef Location: 3203 112th Road Winfield, KS 67156 website

    We highly recommend checking out your local farmers markets to take advantage of in season produce deals. You can blanche/freeze, dry or home can a wide range of fruits & veggies for your family at minimal cost.
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