Make a meal for a deal with this week’s grocery deals

Make a meal for a deal with this week’s grocery deals

April 9, 2018 0 By Smartshopperdaphne

Weekly ads will be out on Wednesday and you will find some great deals. What can you cook without taking up all your time and breaking the bank?

I took a look at Bashas’ ads this week and found that I could make a meal for a family for around $10 with some items on sale this week.

On Friday, Saturday and Sunday only you can buy boneless skinless chicken breast for $1.57/lbs sold in value packs (limit 2). Regular price is $2.99/lb, almost 50% savings.

Organic on-the-vine tomatoes are $.97/lb, regular price is $1.99/lb–that’s half off.

Yellow onions 2 lbs for $1, regularly $.69/lb.

Roussea Farms carrots 16 oz on sale for $.97 each, normal price $1.49 each.

*Receipt of items purchased when not on sale

With these ingredients you can make chicken and tomato stew in a slow cooker and it feeds 3 to 4. If these items were not on sale you would pay $18.35 but with the sale, you will only pay $11.83 or less. I state less because I needed to purchase chicken bouillon, if I’d already had the bouillon it would have only cost me $10.94. Keep in mind the cost is based on what I had to buy, not what I used. I used a lot less and had leftovers so technically the meal cost me even less to make. This is the total cost for all the ingredients with leftovers, meaning I purchased a 5 pound bag of potatoes but only used 2.5 potatoes so I have about 12 left over.

Chicken and tomato stew slow cooker recipe

Takes about 45 minutes or less prep time depending on if you get side tracked like I did. It took me an hour because I had to wash all the produce, dry it and place it meticulously in my OCD organized fridge. Plus, I had to pour myself a glass of wine and find the perfect music to cook with. If you cut to the chase it should only take about 30 to 45 minutes to clean, chop, dice and throw everything in the crockpot.

2.5 potatoes sliced and cubed (I leave the skins for more nutrition)

3/4 cup of fresh chopped tomatoes

1/2 cup slice carrots

1/2 onion chopped

1 bay leaves

1.5 large boneless skinless chicken breast halves (1 and half chicken breast)

1(8 ounces) canned tomato sauce

1 chicken bouillon with two cups of water combined

3/4 tsp Italian seasoning (I usually make my own out of oregano, rosemary, sage, thyme and basil)


Put potatoes, tomato, carrot, onion and bay leaves in a slow cooker. Place the chicken breasts on top of the veggies. Then add, tomato sauce, chicken broth and Italian seasoning and pour over the chicken breasts. Cook for 3 hours on high or 6 hours on low in the crock pot. Make sure to add water so the chicken breasts are covered in water. Take the chicken out and cut it into small pieces and place back into the crock pot until veggies are tender. This could take about another hour. Once everything is all cooked, chow down and enjoy. You can add the stew over some rice if you’d like or just serve it in a bowl as is.