Bargain Meal of the Week – Monster Chicken Wings and Grilled Corn

Most grocery stores are gearing up for July 4 cookouts. This means great bargains on ribs, chicken, hamburger and hot dogs. Now is a good time to stock up and save some money. Over at $5 Dinners, I contribute to the Bargain Meal of the Week. Based on this weeks ad I suggest….

Monster Chicken Wings with Carolina Red BBQ Sauce

Serve with:

Grilled Corn on the Cob or Mac & Cheese

Green Salad


Ingles currently has chicken drumsticks and thighs for only 98¢ a pound. This is an amazing bargain. I would buy extra packs and cook like I suggested in this post. Use some of the drumsticks and make Monster Chicken Wings.

To make Monster Chicken Wings, just bake the drumsticks for 15 minutes on 350°.  Add bbq sauce and/or hot sauce and grill for 5 to 10 minutes or until done. I like using my Carolina Red BBQ Sauce and add a few dashes of hot sauce for extra heat. If you like, you can remove the skins before adding sauce and grilling.

Ingles also has corn on the cob at a great bargain. 12 ears for $4. I would buy extra, grill enough for dinner, blanch the rest and freeze.

To grill corn on the cob, soak corn with husk on in cold water for at least 15 mins. Shake off excess water. Grill (with husk on) on medium heat for 15 mins, turning occasionally. Remove husks and add toppings.

Herb Garlic Butter

4 tablespoons butter softened, 1 minced garlic clove and 1/2 teaspoon dry or 1 1/2 teaspoon fresh herb of your choice

  • thyme
  • dill
  • marjoram
  • Italian
  • parsley
  • cilantro

Mix and store any unused butter in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.


About Angie

Hi I’m Angie. I started Naturally Frugal Homemaker to share how I found a more natural, frugal and simple lifestyle. I love to cook, so I will be sharing my recipes too. My recipes aren’t limited to food either. I have several DIY cleaners and beauty recipes to share. Saving money, feeding my family good food and leading a simple happy life are my passions.
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