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)


  • 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



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