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Another week!  Know what that means?  Another week to save money on groceries!  Check on Nicole’s list of what’s on sale and make some great meals!  Here are some suggestions based upon her list:

Main Dishes

  • French Onion Burgers – It’s getting a little warmer out there!  But you don’t have to get out the grill to make cheese burgers.  Try this version at home on the stove top or even a griddle.  Aldi has the beef on sale and Bakers has the French fries that would go great with these burgers.  Or try the Potato Wedge Recipe below.  Yummy!
  • Beefy Mac & Cheese – It’s cheesy.  It’s beefy.  It’s macaroni-y.  Just a good, classic dish that even most kids would love.  Make it Italian or Mexican-inspired based upon the spices and seasonings you pick.
  • Brautwurst – Another meal that you don’t have to wait for grilling weather for.  Make brautwurst in the oven!  I like mine with sauerkraut and ranch dip, but whatever works for you!
  • Meatball Subs – Cheesy.  Beefy. Saucy.  Just an all around good way to feel like an Italian!  You can either make your own meatballs or use the frozen ones that are on sale at Fareway this week.
  • Parmesan Pork Chops – Stop by Hy-Vee and pick up some pork chops – this oven recipe is a good way to use them.

I recently made these potato wedges and they were great!  It was a good way to use up the couple of potatoes that I had left from a big bag and it was a nice alternative to baked potatoes.  If your family likes spicy things, use chili powder or cumin.  If you want an Italian flare, try a little basil and oregano.  I mostly used garlic powder and seasoned salt.


Potato Wedges


  • 4 med-large russet potatoes, scrubbed
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • spices - seasoned salt, paprika, garlic powder, etc (Whatever you like)


  1. Preheat oven to 425. Line a cookie sheet with foil. This makes for easy clean up, but isn't required.
  2. Wash & scrub potatoes
  3. Cut each potato into 8 wedges by cutting in 1/2 length wise, then in 1/2 again. Then in 1/2 again. They'll be "strips" like fajita veggies. Dry them off as much as possible.
  4. Put your wedges on the cookie sheet and sprinkle with the olive oil. Mix with hands.
  5. Add spices on top. Mix with hands.
  6. Roast in the oven for 15 minutes, then shake or stir or flip them. Roast for another 15-20 minutes. You want them tender, but not falling apart.


Jayme is a wife to 1 and a mother to two little boys and a third boy due in April 2015. She coupons, but isn’t super extreme about it. She price matches and loves it! While she likes to cook, she’s in the stage of life where simple is usually better! She never knows how many hands she’ll have free at dinner time! You can find her at No Regrets Living.

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