Sales, Menus & Recipes: Memorial Day Feasts

23 May 2018  
Memorial Day Weekend is just about here. I can almost taste the hamburgers!

Memorial Day Holiday comes from the tradition of cleaning and decorating the graves of fallen soldiers, usually sometime in late summer. Families would get together and have picnics while working. The modern date, the last Monday in May, was established by Congress in 1971, when many holidays were moved to Monday in order to give people more 3 day weekends. The day is still celebrated by ceremonies of grave cleaning and decorating, but of course also by grilling, picnics, family get togethers. and shopping.

Special Sales This Week

Fry’s—Digital Coupons good only from May 25 thru May 28 AND a Buy One Get One Free Sale
Safeway—$5 Friday, May 25
Sprouts—Don’t forget Double Ad Wednesday every week. last week’s and this week’s ad prices.

Special Days This Week (the links are recipes)

May 24National Escargot Day (Just so you know, but here's a recipe for you, anyway)
May 25Brown Bag It Day AND Wine Day
May 26Blueberry Cheesecake Day
May 27— National Italian Beef Day AND National Grape Popsicle Day (not your ordinary grape popsicles, try it!)
May 28—Memorial Day AND Hamburger Day AND National Brisket Day 
May 29National Biscuit Day
May 30National Mint Julep Day

Links & Definitions:

All Store Coupons & Sales (on the Pillsbury site)
Fry’s Grocery Ad Fliers
Safeway Grocery Ad Fliers
Sprouts Grocery Ads 
BOGO: Buy One, Get One
O: Organic
B/S: Boneless, Skinless
AZ: Grown in Arizona


Day 1

Stuffed Chicken Breast
Quinoa Salad
Sautéd Squash, Peppers and Onions
Bakery Treats

Stuffed Chicken Breasts

Quinoa Avocado Salad

Vegetable Sautée Technique

Items On Sale

Chicken Breast B/S Buy 1 Get 2 Free, @Fry’s Foster Farms $1.47/lb @Safeway $1.99 @Sprouts
Mushrooms $2/8 oz pkg @ Safeway
Avocados $.50/each @Sprouts $1.25/each @Fry’s, $.77/each @Safeway
Tomatoes $.88/lb @Sprouts on-the-vine, $1.99/lb @Safeway 
Cucumbers $.34/each @ Sprouts
Apple Pie $3.99/each @Sprouts AND Safeway

Day 2

Grilled Shrimp
Grilled Eggplant
Tabbouleh Salad
Fruit Salad

Grilling Shrimp


Tabbouleh Salad

Bulgur Wheat is a little hard to find locally. Try Natural Grocers.

Items On Sale

Jumbo Shrimp $6.99/lb @Sprouts AND Safeway
Tomatoes $.88/lb @Sprouts on-the-vine, $1.99/lb @Safeway
Cherries $5.99/lb @Safeway
Strawberries $.77/lb @Safeway,  $1.25/lb @Sprouts  $3.99/2 lb pkg @Fry’s
Grapes, $.77/lb @Fry’s, Black, 
Eggplant $.88/each @Sprouts

Day 3

Special Brown Bag Lunches
Instead of just throwing a peanut butter sandwich
and a banana in a bag to take to work—
Treat yourself to something special.

Brown Bag Lunch Ideas


Grilled Steak
Pasta Salad
Grilled Corn on the Cob
Blueberry Cheesecake

Grill That Steak

Pasta Salad

No Bake Blueberry Cheesecake

Items On Sale

Steak T-Bone $4.77/lb @Safeway  $4.77/lb @Fry’s  Boneless steaks 25%off @Sprouts
Corn on the cob $1 for 8 ears @Sprouts $2.99/4 ct pkg @Fry’s   $1/3 ears @Safeway
Blueberries $3/6 oz pkg @Safeway $3/pkg @Sprouts (O)


Barbecue Ribs
Baked Beans
Green Salad
Fruit Plate

Smoking  ribs on your gas grill.

Items On Sale

Pork Spare Ribs $3.99/lb @Safeway $1.79/lb @Fry’s
Lettuce/Greens $.99/each @Safeway Iceberg Lettuce, $
Avocados $.50/each @Sprouts $1.25/each @Fry’s, $.77/each @Safeway
Tomatoes $.88/lb @Sprouts on-the-vine, $1.99/lb @Safeway 
Cucumbers $.34/each @ Sprouts
Cantaloupe $.75/each @Fry’s, AZ Grown, $.88/each @Sprouts
Pineapple $2.50/each @Safeway
Watermelon $5/each @Safeway $1.88/each seedless @Fry’s

Day 6

Grilled Hamburgers or Hotdogs
Grilled Potato Wedges
Grilled Vegetable Skewers
Ice Cream

Grilled Potato Wedges

Tasty Veggie Skewers

Items On Sale

Ground Beef $2.47/lb @Safeway, 3 lb or more, $3.49/lb @Fry’s, 3 lb pkg, $2.88 lb. @ Sprouts
Hamburger patties $5.99/lb @Sprouts, $5/lb @Safeway
Hotdogs $2 @Safeway, Oscar Meyer, $2.50 Hebrew National or Ballpark
Hotdogs $1.99 @ Fry’s Johnsonville (special Digital Coupon)
Ice-cream $1.87/46 oz @Safeway, Blue Bunny $2.49/48 oz @Fry’s, Kroger, $3.99; 1.75 qt @Sprouts, Tillamook

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