Family Meal Deals-Weekly Dinner Menu

Weekly Dinner Menu

With the launching of my new site design, I’m going to start something new and I hope you like it.

Everyone has been paying a little more attention to their budgets lately and one of the most quickest ways is to start eating at home more often. Families that eat together are stronger and closer.

What’s for Dinner? One of the biggest dilemas at dinner time and the number one concern is what to make. That’s the hardest part. If you’re anything like me and work full-time, unless you know what you’re going to make before you get home and the ingredients are waiting for you, you’ll either eat at 9pm or resort to take-out.

I’ve been browsing the weekly grocery store ads for awhile now and that helps me save money on groceries by telling me what’s really on sale, and most often the grocery store will have in-store coupons for extra savings.

What I want to do, is share my weekly meal plans with you. I’m going to figure out what’s on sale and show you what you can do with the ingredients. I hope you enjoy it.

Family Meal Deals

Beef Cross Rib Roast

I was really excited this week to see such an amazing savings. On sale, was Boneless Chuck Beef Cross Rib Roast at $2.97lb (4lbs or more). That’s a savings of $1.02lb. By purchasing this particular meat, I was able to receive a Free 5lb bag of potatoes, a 12 oz. bag of  iceberg garden salad and a Free loaf of french bread.

On the menu tonight:

Dijon Herb Cross Rib Roast


1 3-6 pound Beef Cross Rib Roast

1/2 cup Dijon mustard

2 Tablespoons butter, softened

1 Tablespoon fresh cracked pepper

1/2 Tablespoon Rosemary

1/2 Tablespoon Sage

1/2 Tablespoon Thyme


Prep time: 10 minutes, Cook time: 2 to 3 hours Preheat oven to 350ºF. Place roast, fat side up, in a large shallow baking pan. Stir together the remaining ingredients and spread over the top and sides of roast. Insert an oven-proof meat thermometer so the tip is in the center of the roast.

Cook for 2 to 3 hours or until meat thermometer reaches 135°F for medium-rare or 150°F for medium. Remove from oven and let stand for 10 minutes before carving.

Garlic Roasted Potatoes

5-6 Russet potatoes,  cubed

2 Tablespoons olive oil

4 garlic cloves, pressed

Salt and pepper

Fresh Rosemary


Prep Time: 10 minutes, Cook Time: 45 minutes Cube the potatoes and toss with olive oil, garlic, salt, and freshly ground pepper. Roast at 375 on a cookie sheet for approximately 45 minutes, or until somewhat crisp.

During the last 10 minutes of cooking time, add chopped fresh rosemary to the potatoes.

Serve with garden salad mix and a fresh loaf of french bread.


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