Thursday, July 1, 2010

Bargain Meal of the Week: 4th of July Version

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 week 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.

In honor of the 4th of July, here is a barbecue plan! It will cost a little more than normal since I included drinks and desert (around $11 for a family of 4) but it is a holiday!

Items on sale that can be used in this meal:

Sweet Baby Ray’s Barbecue Sauce, 18 oz., $2.39 BOGO
Final Price: $1.19

Georgia Sweet Corn, 14¢ ea

Split Chicken Breast, $1.69 lb.

Canada Dry, 7-Up, A&W, or Diet Rite, 2 ltr, $1.45 BOGO
Final Price: .72¢

Lay’s Potato Chips, 10.5-13.25 oz., $3.99 BOGO
Final Price: $1.99

Georgia Seedless Watermelon, $3.99

Grilled Barbecue Chicken
adapted from Martha Stewart

  • 4 chicken breast halves
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper
  • 1/3 cup

  • 4 Split Chicken Breasts
    Coarse salt and ground pepper
    1/3 cup barbecue sauce


    Heat grill to medium-high. Season chicken breast halves with coarse salt and ground pepper. Clean and lightly oil hot grates. Place chicken on grill (if using skin-on chicken, place skin side down on grill).

    Grill chicken, without turning, 10 to 14 minutes. Flip and grill until cooked through, or a thermometer inserted in the thickest part of meat (avoiding bone) registers 160 degrees, 8 to 10 minutes more.

    About 1 minute before chicken is done, brush with barbecue sauce.

    Serve with Grilled Corn in Husks, potato chips & soda. Have watermelon for desert!