Time for What To Make With What’s On Sale! Let’s get to work pulling together what’s on sale in Colorado Springs with what’s in our pantries from previous weeks, and plan meals for our families that maximize those sales.
Oatmeal is on sale a couple of places this week: Sunflower Market has rolled, quick, and steel-cut oats for $0.50/lb, and Albertsons has large containers of Quaker quick or old-fashioned oats for $1.40 (works out to $0.53/lb).
A few months ago I bought some steel-cut oats, just to try – and I am so glad I finally did. They are so creamy!
The steel-cut oats do take quite a bit longer to cook, but it’s worth it. I originally made this steel-cut oatmeal recipe from Alton Brown and used cream instead of buttermilk. Add some fresh or frozen peaches, and you’ll have peaches and cream oatmeal.
Another great way to use oats is these homemade granola bars from Katie at Kitchen Stewardship. I’ll confess I haven’t made them exactly according to the recipe due to poor planning and never having enough of all the right ingredients at once, but I tweaked it a bit when I didn’t have enough oats and it was good. I’m sure the real recipe is even better!
Barilla Pasta, Sauce, and Johnsonville Sausage
Safeway has a great deal on Barilla products: buy two sauces and get two pastas free! You can go here to see the coupon matchup, but it can be as low as $0.69 per product and a reader even reported an additional catalina you may receive!
Jeremy once had a dish called Sausage Classico at Macaroni Grill and really liked it. It was quite simple to replicate at home: roasted peppers, Italian sausage, tomato sauce, and a little crushed red pepper tossed over rigatoni. It’s one of our favorites, and simple to make.
Red bell peppers are $0.88 each at Sunflower Market, and Johnsonville Italian sausage is $2.99 at Safeway’s weekend sale. Sausage Classico is a pretty inexpensive dish to make with all these deals put together this week!
If you’re not headed to Safeway, Da Vinci Pasta is on sale for $0.79 at Albertsons (limit two).
What are you making this week?
There are lots of great sales at quite a few grocery stores this week – check them all out here. I’m stopping with just those two suggestions because we’re excited to have some great friends in town this weekend, so we’ll be treating them to Rudy’s BBQ and serving Pioneer Woman’s Enchiladas. Not necessarily what’s on sale, but friends are worth a splurge. ;)
Would love to hear your recipes, ideas, tips, and questions!
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