Summer may be winding down, but you can still serve the last of the season’s superstars at your table without worrying about making ends meet. The Whole Deal opens in a new tab value guide has a week full of savvy meal solutions for summer’s last hurrahs or for any day. Here’s the plan:MONDAY: Veggie Monday
Grilled veggie kabobs with peppers, zucchini, cherry tomatoes, mushrooms and eggplant wrapped in a pita with hummus will bring your family to the table. The promise of 365 Everyday Value® Organic Vanilla Wafers opens in a new tab and yogurt for dessert will keep them glued to their seats until the final course.
TUESDAY: Grass-Fed Greatness
Easy and flavorful Grass-Fed Beef and Couscous Lettuce Wraps with Mint opens in a new tab are…well, great and we think your family will agree. Pour smooth, sweet Thirst Tamer tea opens in a new tab for the kids and Bubo Zinfandel opens in a new tab for the grown-ups. Then delight your table with fresh peaches.WEDNESDAY: Cook’s Day of Freedom
Take advantage of warm evenings and savings with grilled hot dogs opens in a new tab (download the coupon) and portobello mushrooms. Add Quinoa with Asian Slaw opens in a new tab (there’s a coupon for this too) for its protein-packed quinoa, veggies and fruit with oil-free sesame ginger dressing. Then everyone will scream for 365 Everyday Value® Vanilla Ice Cream topped with seasonal berries.
THURSDAY: Summer Flavor Fest
You say, “Tomato,” we say, “Terrific!” Make Savory Corn, Tomato and Feta hand pies opens in a new tab, and you’ll have savings in the hand! A garbanzo bean salad with heirloom tomatoes is a delicious seasonal side. Serve slices of summer melon for a refreshing finish.
FRIDAY: Fish Friday
Grilled Swordfish Sandwiches with Summer Squash Salsa opens in a new tab is a satisfying supper. (Tip: The salsa can be made a day in advance, and try any leftovers on a grilled cheese.) Pair with Whole Foods Market™ Italian Soda opens in a new tab (your choice of Pomegranate, Green Apple, Tangerine, Lemon, Pink Grapefruit, Cranberry or Blood Orange) and a bowl of cherries.
WEEKEND: French Getaway
Say bonjour to value by dining alfresco with a niçoise salad, ciabatta bread opens in a new tab (download the coupon!) and a bit of French cheese (remember, we cut to order). For a tasty Bordeaux for less dough, open a bottle of Les Hauts de Lagarde Bordeaux opens in a new tab, a medium-bodied blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc. Then say, “Oui” to Summer Fruit Hand Pies opens in a new tab for a sweet treat.Still hungry? We’re serving up even more savings in the current issue of The Whole Deal opens in a new tab value guide. Find $49+ in coupons opens in a new tab, Sure Deals opens in a new tab, 10 budget-friendly recipes opens in a new tab and money-saving tips to enjoy the last of the season’s splendor.
What are your best budget-friendly recipes for enjoying late summer flavors?