Brigette’s $71 Grocery Shopping Trip and Weekly Menu Plan for 6

It’s been gorgeous weather here in the South the past week! I ended up not making several of the meals on my menu plan last week so that we could grill out. In January.

With this being only my second winter here, and having spent the previous 6 winters in Detroit – this still blows my mind. I love it! This wasn’t an amazing grocery week as far as the sales went, but I did stockpile chicken and bread. And I jumped way out of my comfort zone and bought toilet paper at Aldi. :)

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Aldi

1 24-oz package Zucchini – $1.99

1 bunch Bananas (3.12lbs @ $0.44/lb) – $1.37, plus receive $0.25 back from Checkout 51 – $1.12 after rebate

1 head Cabbage – $1.29

1 large bag Kale – $1.99 (I have never liked kale until recently – and I cannot get enough of the stuff now!)

3 6-oz containers Yogurt – $1.17

2 3-ct packages Romaine Hearts – $3.98

1 16-oz package Baby Carrots – $0.99

1 3-lb bag Tangerines – $1.99

1 3-lb bag Gala Apples – $2.99

1 3-lb bag Golden Delicious Apples – $2.99

1 1-lb package Ground Turkey – $1.89

1 head Cauliflower – $1.99

1 16-oz carton Strawberries – $1.49, plus receive $0.50 back from Checkout 51 – $0.99 after rebate

1 8oz package Mushrooms – $1.29

1 can Baking Powder – $0.99

1 gallon Milk – $3.39

1 12-double roll package Toilet Paper (Buying toilet paper at Aldi is a first for me…but there were no good sales that I saw at other stores and we needed it! :)) – $4.99

Total after Tax and Rebates – $36.38

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Harris Teeter

1 gallon White Vinegar – $2.59

2 Chex Mix (B1G1) – $2.79, used $0.50/2 printable (doubled), plus $0/50/2 evic, plus$0.50/2 SavingStar – $0.79/2 after coupons

2 packages Mariani Dried Cranberries (B1G1) – $3.39, used 2 $0.50/1 Mariani Dried Fruit Snack, exp. 1/31/15 (SS 11/23/14) (doubled) – $1.39/2 after coupons

1 16-oz can Lite Coconut Milk – $1.50

2 5.5oz bags Riceworks Chips (B1G1) – $2.99, used 2 $1/1 Riceworks Product, exp. 1/24/15 (SS 12/07/14 #2 R) – $0.99/2 after coupons

2 1-lb bag Carrots – $1.00

1 16-oz can Kraft Parmesan Cheese – $4.29, used $0.75/1 printable (doubled), plus $0.75/1 evic, plus receive $0.55 back from Snap by Groupon – $1.49 after coupons and rebate

1 18-ct carton Egglands Best Eggs – $2.77, used $0.50/1 Eggland’s Best Eggs, exp. 2/2/15 (SS 11/02/14) (doubled), plus receive $0.50 back from Checkout 51 – $1.27

5 bags (2.5lbs each) Frozen Chicken Tenderloins (B2G3) – $21.98

Total after Sales, Coupons and Rebates – $33.00

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Flower Foods Bakery

9 packages of assorted bread (sliced sandwich bread, bagel thins, hamburger buns), reduced (4/$1.00) – $2.25

Weekly Total: $71.63

Weekly Menu Plan

Breakfasts

Oatmeal x 3

Eggs and Toast x 2

Gluten Free Apple Oat Muffins (adapting this recipe) and Yogurt

French Toast (Saturday)

Lunches

Peanut Butter and Honey Sandwiches, Bananas, Carrot Sticks x 2

Macaroni and Cheese, Strawberries

Build-Your-Own Salad with Tuna, Hard Boiled Eggs, Sunflower Seeds, Dried Cranberries and Fresh Veggies x 2

Leftovers x 2

Dinners

Chicken and Veggie Fried Rice (I make it like this but use vegetables my family eats), Tangerines

Venison Roast in the Crockpot (Yay for a hunter friend who shared some meat with us!), Creamy Milk Rice, Roasted Carrots

Hamburger Vegetable Soup, Easy Potato Bread

Spaghetti (using ground turkey and frozen homemade spaghetti sauce), Tossed Salad with Parmesan Italian Dressing, Steamed Broccoli, Leftover Easy Potato Bread

Fried Egg Sandwiches (meatless meal), Sautéed Zucchini, Apples

Chicken on the Grill, Parmesan Grilled Cauliflower, Apple Cranberry Tossed Salad

Leftovers

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Brigette’s $56 Grocery Shopping Trip and Weekly Menu Plan for 6

This was an epic grocery shopping week for me because I did not use a single coupon! My computer was acting up and wouldn’t print right, and honestly, there weren’t a whole lot of coupons worth printing. It felt REALLY strange, and kind of nice all at once. I might even do it again in the future – as long as I live close to an Aldi! :)

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Aldi

(I didn’t take photos immediately after getting home, which means that some of the items were already opened by the time I got around to taking pictures :))

2 packages (3-ct each) Romaine Hearts – $3.98

1 2-lb package Brown Rice – $1.19

1 5-lb package White Rice – $2.49

1 3-lb bag Onions – $1.49

1 16-oz bag Frozen Strawberries – $2.19

1 bunch Bananas (2.41lbs @ $0.44/lb) – $1.06, plus receive $0.25 back from Checkout 51 – $0.81 after rebate

1 2-lb bag Frozen Tilapia – $5.49

1 2-lb bag Lemons – $2.29

1 bag Garden Salad – $0.99

1 16-oz bag Frozen Peas – $0.89 (accidentally pictured in the Harris Teeter photo)

1 head Cauliflower – $1.99

2 bags (3-ct each) Colored Peppers – $3.98

1 large bag Kale – $1.99

3 Avocados ($0.59/each) – $1.77

1 head Cabbage – $1.29

1 24-oz package Roma Tomatoes – $1.19, plus receive back $0.50 from Checkout51 – $0.69 after rebate

1 1-lb package Ground Turkey – $1.89

1 3-ct package Garlic – $0.79

1 Dijon Mustard – $0.99

Total: $37.19 after rebates

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Harris Teeter

1 16-oz can Lite Coconut Milk – $1.77

1 Whole Chicken (5.42lb @ $0.89/lb) – $4.82

2 8-0z packages Shredded Cheese ($1.67 each) – $3.34 (one bag was gone before I snapped a picture)

1 5-lb bag Fuji Apples – $4.99

4 16-oz bags Frozen Broccoli and Cauliflower ($1.19 each) – $4.76

Total: 19.68

Weekly Total: $56.87

Weekly Menu Plan

Breakfasts

Oatmeal (It is chilly outside, and this is my children’s favorite breakfast. We are going to have it every weekday this week.), Cereal (Sunday), Pancakes (Saturday)

Lunches

Baked Potatoes with Cheese, Apples x 2

Build-Your-Own-Salad with Hardboiled Eggs and Tuna

Peanut Butter and Honey Sandwiches on Homemade Bread, Pepper Slices, Bananas x 2

Leftovers x 2

Dinners

Simple Roast Chicken, Steamed Broccoli, Buttermilk Oatmeal Muffins (I have been making kefir, and am going to try subbing kefir in place of buttermilk)

Coconut Chicken and Vegetable Curry over Rice, Homemade Whole Wheat Bread

Homemade Cheese Pizza (meatless), Apple Slices

Taco Salad, Fruit Salad

Baked Tilapia (minus the capers)Roasted Carrots, Mashed Garlic Cauliflower

Hamburger Vegetable SoupHomemade Dill Bread

Leftovers

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