Welcome to From Coupons to Cuisine. Each week, I will use one of the grocery store sale flyers to create a dinner based on the sales for that week. The emphasis for each meal plan will be to create a dinner that is both healthy and frugal. Each meal plan I create will make the assumption that you have certain staples in your refrigerator or pantry. I will include links to recipes for your convenience.
Since ground beef is on sale at Stop & Shop and I’ve been having a craving for it, I decided to feature my husband’s AMAZING Shepherd’s pie recipe. All of our friends love this recipe and request it when they come to dinner.
What’s for Dinner?
Gary’s Shepherd’s Pie
Dilled cucumber salad
Shopping List (Based on a family of four*)
3-4 Cucumbers = $4.00
From Your Pantry:
Putting it all together:
1. Make the shepherd’s pie according to recipe HERE. This recipe can easily be made ahead of time and placed in the refrigerator and cooked at a later time. It’s perfect for one of those days when you know you’ll be running but want a hearty meal.
2. Prepare your cucumber salad while the shepherd’s pie is in the oven. Peel and slice the cucumbers into 1/4 inch rounds. Toss with 3-4 tablespoons of sour cream and 1-2 teaspoons of dill.
This meal will cost you approximate $8.60 at the grocery store this week. If you add in the cost for the few other ingredients from your pantry, you have a meal for four people for about $15.