It's time for another week of Bargain Meals! Erin over at $5 Dinners (a great read!) is hosting a gathering of bloggers all over the internet, creating frugal meals straight from the sales circulars of their favorite stores. Check it out for even more inspiration. I contribute every Thursday for the current sales at Publix, which run from Wednesday to the following Tuesday. Keep in mind that you do not need to purchase two of a product to get the buy one get one price. Publix marks down their products to half price for the BOGO deals.
Items on sale that can be used in this meal:
I think this could probably be the cheapest meal yet if you use coupons! This is also very kid friendly.
Kraft Philadelphia Cream Cheese $1.25 ea
-$1/2 Philadelphia Soft Cream Cheese 8 oz store coupon “Smart Summertime Savings”
-$1 off Philadelphia Cream Cheese, Any, Publix Grape Magazine, June 09
-$1 off Kraft Philadelphia Cream Cheese, Any - Sunset, June 09
-$1/2 Philadelphia Cream Cheese printable
Final Price: buy 2, use (2) -$1 off and $1/2 store coupon get both FREE plus overage
Buitoni Pasta $2.19 -$3 ea
-$1 off Buitoni Reserva “Smart Summertime Savings” booklet
-$1 off Buitoni Reserva printable
Final Price: use both Qs together, .19 - $1 ea
Fresh Express Baby Spinach, 2.79
-$1/1 Publix Q
Final Price: 1.79
Herb Cheese and Spinach Sauce with Pasta
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1 lb fresh spinach (stemmed and washed but not dried, and torn into pieces)
6 ounces cream cheese with garlic and herbs
2 tablespoons water or milk
1 lb cooked pasta
- Heat olive oil in medium-size skillet over medium-high heat. Add wet spinach; cover pan; cook until spinach is wilted, 1 to 2 minutes.
- Stir in cream cheese and salt and pepper to taste until cheese is melted. (You can also add a couple of tablespoons of water or milk if desired).
- To serve, spoon over 1 pound of pasta, cooked.