You guys know that I love shopping at Publix, but I buy most of my meat from Winn Dixie. I have just found that Publix meat doesn’t go on sale often. Not to a “Frugal” price. I try not to ever pay more than $1.99/lb for ground beef, and $2.49/lb for Boneless Skinless Chicken. When it goes on sale I stock up. Beef and chicken freeze great! Plus, I have several make ahead meals that are freezer friendly. The reason I am telling you this is because I didn’t see any meat deals jump out at me from this weeks Publix flyer, BUT the bacon was a pretty decent price.
BACON. MMM…..oh how I love thee! I really do have a problem. I can admit it. And I am sad to say that I have passed this problem on to my children. Who, if I do say so my self, can put away more bacon than one could ever imagine small children could eat. I have to limit how often I make it. My 3 kids can eat an entire pack by themselves. They are savages!
Since it is so hot outside, and I really was not in the mood to cook a huge meal. I though BLTs were appropriate! Now, to dress them up a bit. I made fried potatoes and Carrot Salad to go with. I nice refreshing, delicious Summer meal! I think that this meal is perfect to serve to company, or just have a picnic on the porch and enjoy the evening Summer breeze. Either way, I am stuffed!
- Bread ( I thought about making French bread, but it was just too hot)
- Mayo (I used the new Kraft Sandwich Shop Garlic Herb…YUM!)
Toast the bread, and spread Mayo on both sides. Add Bacon, Sliced tomato, and Lettuce.
That’s it, but you already knew that
Now, I cooked my bacon in a skillet. I am typically a microwave girl, but I wanted that bacon grease today. That stuff is like liquid gold in the cooking world. So, cook your bacon in the skillet and get ready for some killer potatoes!
Bacon Fried Potatoes
- 2-3 Potatoes (cut into bite sized pieces)
- Bacon grease
Now, after you fry that bacon, leave the grease in the skillet.
Toss in the cut up potatoes and cook them over medium heat.
This should take about 15 minutes. When they are golden brown and cooked through. Remove from pan and salt!
I don’t want to keep secrets from you guys, so …..don’t tell anyone else. You can add shredded cheddar and some sour cream, and make these even better! But….I didn’t say that!
While those potatoes are cooking it is time to make some carrot salad.
- 4 cups shredded carrots
- 1 cup pineapple tidbits ( Find out how to cut a pineapple here)
- 1/2 cup raisins (golden or regular)
- 1/2 Cup Mayo
- 1/4 cup sour cream
- 1 tsp salt
In a large bowl mix together the carrots, pineapple, and raisins.
Stir in the mayo, sour cream, and salt.
Chill, and serve.
I am going to be honest. The first time I saw this I turned my nose up. I was like, carrot salad??? , What is in it?? Hmmm…No thanks. Then one day, with children looking on, I was offered some, and being the good mom that I am (trying to teach my kids to try new foods) I had some. Do you know it is really good??? So, I proved myself wrong. IF you are like me a skeptical about carrot salad, give it a try. You may be pleasantly surprised!
Oh, if you need this dairy free just use 3/4 cup mayo and no sour cream!
Here is what this fabulous Summer Meal would cost this week at Publix. Prices may vary by region! Thanks to I Heart Publix for the matchups!
::Kraft Mayonnaise or Miracle Whip Dressing, Assorted Varieties, 30 oz jar, BOGO $3.99
-$1.50/2 Kraft Miracle Whip or Mayo 6/20/2010 SS Insert (exp 8/15/2010)
-$0.50/2 Miracle Whip or Kraft Mayo 6/20/2010 SS Insert (exp 8/15/2010)
-$0.75/1 Kraft Kroger My Magazine Grilling (exp 8/1/2010)
-$2 WYB 2 participating KRAFT products: Kraft Dressing (16 oz.) Kraft Mayo Mayonnaise (24-32 oz.) Miracle WHIP Dressing (24-32 oz.) tearpad
-$1 off Bread wyb Kraft Mayo 12 oz. or larger tearpad
-$2 on Produce WYB 2 participating Kraft products – KRAFT Dressing ( 16 oz ), KRAFT Mayo Mayonnaise ( 24-32 oz. ) or Miracle Whip Dressing ( 24-32 oz. ) tearpad
- $2 on Fresh Meat with the purchase of Kraft Salad Dressing (16 oz or larger) and any other 2 participating products: Kraft Salad Dressing (16 oz) Kraft Mayo Mayonnaise (22 oz) Miracle Whip Dressing (22 oz) Kraft Barbecue Sauce (18 oz) Tearpad
-$1/1 Miracle Whip Facebook coupon
Use $1.50/2 Kraft Mayo 6/20 SS
$1 off Bread WYB Kraft Mayo
$2 off Produce WYB 2 Kraft Products
Pay $1.99/2 Plus get $3 off your other items
::1 pkg Smithfield Naturally Hickory Smoked Bacon, 16 oz, 2/$6
::Russet Baking Potatoes, 5 lb bag, $2.99
::Tomato $1 (est)
::Publix White Bread $1.19
::Canned Pineapple $1.25 (est)
::Raisins $1 (est)
Feed 4 for $3.04 per serving!
Feed 6 for $2.03 per serving!
Plus, have extra potatoes and mayo!
This is a fabulous Summer meal deal! I have lots of Weekly Meal Deal posts! What is your favorite?