We're celebrating Moms on Sunday but we Moms still have to do the shopping. So whether it's the weekly groceries or a planning our own brunch, here's what we like this week.
Safeway has one of the cutest promotions with the "Mother's Day" cake decorating workshop for kids. It's a single layer white cake for $4.99. The kids do the rest. Check out the tab ad inside the main advertisement for details.
Moms do love brunch - even at home. And there's no shortage of ingredients on sale. At Safeway, strawberries are 4lbs. for $3.98 and pineapple for $1.98 each. Jimmy Dean bacon or breakfast sausage rolls are BOGO; Simply Potatoes are 2/$3; Safeway cinnamon rolls are $1.50; Aunt Jemima syrup or pancake mix is 2/$6 and even Toaster Strudel is on sale at 2/$5. If mom likes Cinnamon Toast Crunch or Honey Nut Cherrios, you're in luck. They are $1.50 a box.
Boneless, skinless chicken breasts are $1.69lb; lean ground beef is $3.99lb and Ball Park franks are BOGO. Lucerne Milk is still a deal at $2.35 for a gallon (when you buy 2); Refreshe water is $2.99 for a case and Safeway Variety breads are $1.49 a loaf.
Coupons worth clipping include Safeway peanut butter for 99-cents; Oscar Mayer Deli Fresh lunch meat for $2.49; Lay's Kettle Chhips for $1.88; Signature Cafe soup for $2.99; Butter Top breads for 99-cents and Odwalla orange or carrot juice for $2.99. There's also a good coupon for All Laundry detergent for $2.99.
In produce, jumbo 'chokes are 2/$5; white corn on the cob is 2/$1 and Campari tomatoes are BOGO.
Campbell's condensed soups are $1 a can; Steam Fresh veggies are 3/$6 and Lucerne or Safeway Select ice cream is 2/$5.
The $5 Friday special is the All-American sandwich.
Mom is also top of mind at Raley's, where they are offering to prepare the meal for you. Take and bake brunch is $49.99 and serves 6-8. Dinner is a little more at $69.99 and serves 4. You can order in the store on online at www.raleys.com.
If you're cooking at home, check out Raley's breakfast sale. Large eggs are 99-cents a dozen; Simply juices are $3 a jug; Betty Crocker pancake mix is $2.50 a box and MorningStar Farms sausages are $2.99. Or, you can buy 4 boxes of Kellogg's cereal or PopTarts (4 for $10) and get a free movie ticket voucher at the register. Don't forget to toast Mom with Martinelli's sparkling cider - $2 a bottle.
Doing dinner? Tri tip roast is $2.77lb; strawberries are $1.47lb; tomatoes on the vine ar 97-cents a pound and fresh cooked shrimpmeat is $3.99lb. Yoplait yogurt is 40-cents a carton when you buy 10.
In the bakery, Coffee Cake is $2.50; fresh croissants are $3.49 and single serve desserts are 4/$10.
Make Mom brunch and make her proud by using the Save Mart coupons. Hillshire Farm rope or link smoked sausage is $1.99; Sunny Select apple juice is 99-cents. Or, buy two Jimmy Dean breakfast skillets for $3.99 and get a dozen eggs free. Martinelli's is $2 a bottle at Save Mart, too.
I know for a fact that moms love watermelon, expecially when the small, cute ones are BOGO. A pint of Ben&Jerry's us $2.49 and Pillsbury ready-to-bake cookies are 2/$5.
Boneless, skinless chicken breasts are $2.49 in the Butcher's Block and Moran's ground beef or beef patties are $3.99lb. Michelina's lean gourmet entrees are $1 each and Bertolli entrees are $5.99 for a whole meal.
Iceberg lettuce is 99-cents a head; Sunripe grape tomatoes are BOGO and avocado is $1 each. Cucumbers or green bell peppers are 69-cents each; hothouse grown tomatoes are $1.79lb and a container Earthbound farm organic lettuce is BOGO.
An 8-pack of bakery fresh cinammon rolls is $2.99 and French or sourdough breads are $1.99 for a loaf.
If all else fails, you can pick up a Mother's Day chicken dinner at Save Mart for $7.99, including salad and bread or rolls.
Come back on Thursday for Mother's Day brunch recipes from the Shop Cheap Kitchen.