Ingles Bargain Meal Week of 4/19/09  

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Bargain Meal of the Week

This week I found several Bargain Meal options at Ingles and thought I'd post them all for you.

Let's start with some items
Ingles has on sale this week...

5 lbs or more ground beef - $1.98 per lb

10 lb bag of chicken leg quarters - $0.58 per lb

Laura Lynn Macaroni and Cheese Dinner $5 / 10

10 lb bag of Green Giant Idaho Potatoes* - $2.50
*(use to make Loaded Baked Potatoes, Roasted Potatoes and French Fries)

Organic Sweet Potatoes - $0.79 per lb

Organic Golden Delicious Apples - $0.99 per lb

Braeburn Apples - $0.99 per lb

Lots of other Harvest Brand Organic items on sale

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Meal 1: Chili & Beans - $4.29

Meal 2: Sloppy Joe's and French Fries - $4.06

Meal 3: Easy Cheesy Hamburger Mac - $2.88

Meal 4: Loaded Baked Potatoes

Meal 5: Mediterranean Lemon Chicken, Roasted Potatoes - $4.00

Chili - $4.29
1 lb ground beef $1.98
1 can Harvest Organic Pinto Beans $0.98
1 can Hunts diced tomatoes $1.00
1 pkg Laura Lynn Chili Mix $0.33

(Follow directions on back of Chili Mix)

Salad and bread make great sides for chili

**Note-- double this recipe to serve with Loaded Baked Potatoes later in the week
Sloppy Joe's - $4.06
1 lb ground beef $1.98
1 can Laura Lynn Sloppy Joe Sauce $0.83
Hamburger Buns $1.25 (approx)

(Follow directions on Sloppy Joe Sauce can)

Homemade French Fries

Easy Cheesy Hamburger Mac - $2.88

1 pkg. (7-1/4 oz.) KRAFT Macaroni & Cheese Dinner (use Laura Lynn $0.50)
1 lb. ground beef ($1.98)
3/4 cup milk ($0.15)
1/4 cup (1/2 stick) margarine($0.25 approx)
3/4 tsp. garlic salt (pennies)
3/4 tsp. onion powder (pennies)
1/8 tsp ground black pepper (pennies)

BRING 6 cups water to boil in large saucepan. Stir in Macaroni. Boil 7 to 10 minutes or until macaroni is tender, stirring occasionally.

MEANWHILE, brown meat in large skillet on medium heat; drain. Add the Cheese Sauce Mix and all remaining ingredients except macaroni; mix well. Reduce heat to low; simmer until heated through, stirring occasionally.

DRAIN macaroni. Add to ingredients in skillet; mix lightly.

(Add some English Peas or Broccoli as a side)


Loaded Baked Potatoes

(I don't have an exact cost on this. If you make extra chili to use for this dinner it will cost $4.29 plus the cost of the potatoes and the extra toppings. Still it's a very frugal and filling meal)

Bake or microwave potatoes until cooked well and tender inside.

Top with left-over chili, butter, sour cream, cheese, veggies, etc.


Mediterranean Lemon Chicken - $4.00

1 lemon ($1.00 approx)

2 teaspoons dried oregano (pennies)

3 cloves garlic, minced (pennies)

1 tablespoon olive oil (pennies)

1/4 teaspoon salt (pennies)

1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper (pennies)

6 chicken legs ** (I would use 6 leg quarters and double my lemon mixture)**( $3.00 approx.)


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).
  2. In a 9x13 inch baking dish, grate the peel from 1/2 the lemon, squeeze out the juice (about 1/4 cup) and add to peel with the oregano, garlic, oil, salt and pepper. Stir until mixed.
  3. Remove skin from chicken pieces and discard. Coat chicken pieces with the lemon mixture and arrange, bone side up, in the baking dish. Cover dish and bake for 20 minutes. Turn and baste chicken.
  4. Reduce heat to 400 degrees F (205 degrees C) and bake uncovered, basting every 10 minutes, for about 30 more minutes. Serve chicken with pan juices.
(Suggested side item is roasted potatoes. If you get a 10 lb bag of potatoes you can use them to make roasted potatoes for this dinner and use them to have Loaded Baked Potatoes another day. Green Beans would round out this dinner nicely.)

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