Meal Planning Monday ~ Second Chances

This week’s blog post is by Leah Kelley.

I stopped in Kroger yesterday to buy a few pounds of deli meat. I was only going to get deli meat and that was it! I vowed not to buy anything else at Kroger since they quit doubling coupons on March 1st. I understand that sounds a little childish, but I was so upset about no more double coupons. However, to my surprise, I did find some lower prices throughout the store. So, maybe Kroger deserves a second chance from me.

Yogurt was $1.67 for a huge container. My kids can easily go through two containers a week, so I stocked up on yogurt. Crescent rolls and cinnamon roll tubes were $1.00 each, so I also stocked up on those too. I love using crescent rolls for easy meals. (I’ll post a few of my favorites below.)

I normally don’t buy a lot of produce at the grocery store, since I belong to a produce co-op but I did see a few prices at Kroger that caught my eye. Grape tomatoes, onions, and potatoes were all $0.99 each; grapes were also $0.99 a pound. I also noticed that Kroger has a home brand laundry detergent that was decently priced at $3.99.

If you’re like me and felt a little betrayed by Kroger’s new no-doubling policy, I say give them a second chance. While some things will be more expensive without double coupons, I think you’ll find that other things make up for the difference.

As promised, here are a few of my favorite recipes that use crescent rolls:

Chicken Pillows ~ My family loves this recipe and it’s super easy to make.

Chicken and Broccoli Crescent Wreath ~ With just a few ingredients – chicken, broccoli, cheese and crescent rolls – it doesn’t get any easier than this!

Soapilla Cheesecake~ This recipe is heavenly, see below. Definitely not on most diet plans (but if you have a cheat day this is so worth it!)

Pigs in a Blanket ~ My kids love these, they like helping me roll up the little cocktails wienies. You can also use hot dogs and just cut them into thirds.

 

Soapilla Chesecake (found on Tastebook)

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 cans of crescent rolls
  • 2 8oz cream cheese
  • 1 tbsp. vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups of sugar
  • 1 cup of butter
  • 1 tbsp. of cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp. of sugar

 

DIRECTIONS

1. Mix cream cheese, sugar and vanilla together.

2. Spray 9×13 pan. Layer 1 package of crescent rolls on bottom of pain. Spread cream cheese mixture. Layer remaining package of crescent rolls on top.

3. Bake a 350 for 25-30 minutes. Pour melted butter on top and then sprinkle cinnamon and sugar on top