Gretchen’s $49 Grocery Shopping Trip and Weekly Menu Plan

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Aldi

2 packages Carrots – $0.99 each

1 bag (3 lbs) Gala Apples – $2.99

1 package Roma Tomatoes – $1.19

1 bag (5 lbs) Potatoes – $1.99

1 package Radishes – $0.99

1 package Celery – $1.19

1 package Green Onions – $1.19

1 gallon Milk – $2.68

3 Cucumbers – $0.59 each

2 cans Green Beans – $0.49 each

1 package Rice Cakes – $1.29

1 dozen Eggs – $1.24

3 Lemons – $0.39 each

1 carton Sour Cream – $1.29

Total with tax ($1.57): $23.51

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Dillons

Items a part of the Mega Sale (Buy 5, Save $5 instantly):

1 Post Cereal – $1.88, used $1/1 coupon from the March All You magazine – $0.88 after coupon

1 Lays Chips – $1.99

2 Breyers Ice Cream – $2.49 each, used $1.25/2 e-coupon - $1.86 each after coupon

2 Kraft Block Cheese – $1.99 each, used $1/2 coupon from the 3/9 SmartSource insert – $1.49 each after coupon

2 Dove + Men Shampoo – $2.49 each, used 2 $2.50/1 coupon from the 3/23 RedPlum insert – Free after coupons

2 Dove Shampoo – $2.49 each, used $3.75/2 printable (no longer available) – $0.62 each after coupon

Other Deals:

0.62 lbs Broccoli Crowns @ $1.59/lb – $0.99

4 Navel Oranges – $0.69 each

2 Barilla Pasta – $1 each, used $1/2 printable - $0.50 each after coupon

1 Kroger Unbleached Flour – $1.99, used $0.40/1 e-coupon - $1.59 after coupon

1 Cheerios – $3.19, used Free e-coupon - Free after coupon

0.53 lbs Organic Kale @ $1.99/lb – $1.05

1 Hamburger Buns – $0.99

1 lb Ground Turkey – $2.99

1 Kroger American Cheese – $2.39

1 Romaine Lettuce – $0.99

1.97 lbs Bananas @ $0.59/lb – $1

Used $1 off next shopping trip e-coupon (Dillons definitely sent me some nice e-coupons this last week! :) )

Total before coupons: $53.13

Total after coupons and sales: $25.56

Total for all grocery items: $49.07

Menu Plan for this Week

Breakfasts

Cereal, Homemade Granola, Homemade Veggie/Fruit Juice

Lunches

Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwiches, Cheese Quesadillas, Cheese/Crackers/Veggies, Leftovers, Macaroni and Cheese

Dinners

Hamburgers (Using ground beef that my parents gave to us a few weeks ago), Corn (from the freezer), Chips

Apple Turkey Picadillo, 30 Minute Rolls, Tossed Salad

Braided Pizza Bread, Steamed Broccoli

BBQ Meatballs (using venison), Banana Muffins, Green Beans

Baked Chicken Fried Steak (I’m using deer steaks and tweaking this recipe a bit), Homemade Bread, Tossed Salad

Crockpot Chicken and Veggies, Biscuits, Fruit Salad

Sour Cream Enchiladas, Fruit Salad, Steamed Carrots

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Gretchen’s $40 Grocery Shopping Trip and Weekly Menu Plan

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Dillons

I was short on time today so I was only able to go to Dillons. I’m trying use up food from our refrigerator and pantry so I didn’t need to buy much for our menu plan this week.

2 Wisk Laundry Detergent – $2.99 each, used 2 $1.50/1 coupon from the 3/9 RedPlum insert – $1.49 each after coupons

1 Kroger Dishwasher Detergent – $2.99

2 Bic Razors – $2.49 each, used 2 $3/1 coupon from the 3/9 SmartSource insert – Free after coupons

2 Reach Toothbrush – $1 each, used 2 $1/1 coupon from the 1/26 SmartSource insert – Free after coupons

1 Kroger Bath Tissue – $2.95

1 Kroger Unbleached Flour – $1.99

1 gallon Dillons Milk – $2.78

8 Yoplait Yogurts – $0.50 each, used 2 $1/4 printable (no longer available) – $0.25 each after coupons

1.15 lbs Tomatoes @ $1.79/lb – $2.06

1.19 lbs Grapes @ $1.89/lb – $2.25

4 Navel Oranges – $0.69 each

1 Kroger Natural Peanut Butter – $2.19

1 Romaine Lettuce – $0.99

3 Gala Apples – $0.33 each

0.82 lbs Broccoli Crowns @ $1.59/lb – $1.30

2 Moms Best Cereal – $1 each

1 Tyson Frozen Chicken Breasts – $7.47

Total before coupons and sales: $69.22

Total after coupons and sales: $40.23

Menu Plan for this Week

Breakfasts

Cereal, Homemade Granola

Lunches

Cheese Quesadillas, Peanut Butter & Jelly on Rice Cakes, Fruits/Veggies/Cheese, Leftovers x 2

Dinners

Homemade Cheese Pizza, Tossed Salad

BBQ Meatballs (from the freezer), Cinnamon Muffins (from my Mom), Tossed Salad, Grapes

Deer Roast, Potatoes, Carrots, Fruit Salad

Chicken Fajitas, Steamed Broccoli

Chicken Almondine, Sliced Veggies, Green Beans

Pancakes, Eggs, Fruit

Dinner with family

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Gretchen’s $48 Grocery Shopping Trip and Weekly Menu Plan

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1 Vegetable Oil – $2.39

1 Salsa – $1.69

2 Strawberries – $1.29 each

1 Pineapple – $1.29

1 Cucumber – $0.59

1 Rice Cakes – $1.29 (I’m thinking these are going to become a staple at our house. My son loves them!)

1 Corn Chips – $0.89

2 Grapefruit – $0.29 each

1 Cauliflower – $1.69

1 Flour Tortillas – $1.19

1 Italian Dressing – $1.39

1 Old Fashioned Oats – $2.29

1 Half & Half – $1.69

3 cans Beans – $0.59 each

1 gallon Milk – $2.73

Total with tax ($1.72): $25.77

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Dillons

7 Mom’s Best Cereal – $1 each (I was so thrilled about this price as this is some of our favorite cereal!)

1.2 lbs Bananas @ $0.59/lb – $0.71

1 Lettuce – $0.99

1 Kroger Cottage Cheese – $1.34

0.71 lbs Broccoli @ $1.59/lb – $1.13

1 Kroger Frozen Green Beans – $1

1 Kroger Butter – $2.50

1 Breyer’s Ice Cream – Marked down to $2.70

1 Kroger frozen Apple Juice – $1.29

1 Clabber Girl Baking Powder – $2.25

Total with tax ($1.71): $22.62

Total for all grocery items: $48.39

Menu Plan for this Week

Breakfasts

Cereal, Homemade Granola

Lunches

Cheese Quesadillas, Fruit/Veggies/Crackers, Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwiches, Mac & Cheese, Leftovers

Dinners

Chicken Rice Casserole, Steamed Broccoli, 30 Minute Rolls

Haystacks, Sliced Pineapple

Lasagna Casserole, Homemade Bread, Tossed Salad

Hamburger Vegetable Soup, Sliced Strawberries, Butterhorns

3-Bean Chili, Cornbread, Sliced Veggies

Date night

Dinner with family

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This Week’s Menu Plan + Freezer Cooking in an Hour Plan

Homemade Pizza Dough

Breakfasts

Oatmeal, Cereal, Eggs, and/or Fruit

Lunches

Mac & cheese, fruit
Snack-y lunch {veggies, cheese, yogurt, fruit, crackers, etc.}
PB&J, carrot sticks, apples
Cheese quesadillas, carrot sticks
Leftovers x 3

Snacks

Fruit/veggies
Popcorn
Boiled eggs Homemade Pizza Dough

Freezer Cooking in an Hour Plan

Cornmeal Pancakes
Cinnamon Sugar Oven Pancake
Homemade Pizza Dough

Dinners

Homemade Pizza, veggies, fruit
Slow Cooker Southwest Soup, fruit
Breakfast for Dinner: Cornmeal Pancakes, scrambled eggs, fruit
Build Your Own Haystacks, fruit
Dinner out
Dinner with friends
Dinner with extended family

What’s on your menu this week? Tell us in the comments or leave a link to your menu plan post.

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Gretchen’s $39 Grocery Shopping Trip and Weekly Menu Plan

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Aldi

1 Celery – $1.19

1 Cantaloupe – $1.49

2 cans Green Beans – $0.49 each

1 Flour Tortillas – $1.19

2 Grapefruit – $0.29 each

2 packages Cheese – $1.99 each

1 canister Raisins – $2.89

1 Roma Tomatoes – $0.99

1 lb Butter – $1.89

1 package Sugar – $1.57

Total with tax ($1.20): $17.95

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Dillons

1 Honey Nut Chex – $3.79

1 South Beach Meal Bars – $5, used Free e-coupon (no longer available) - Free after coupon

1 can Water Chestnuts – $0.99

1 bag Kroger Brown Rice – $1

1 Kroger Ice Cream – $2.50

1 Romaine Lettuce – $0.99

2 gallons Milk – $2.78 each (This is cheaper than Aldi’s price!)

0.96 lbs Bananas @ $0.55/lb – $0.53

1 Back to Nature Crackers – Marked down to $1.84

1 Annie’s Mac & Cheese – $1.69, used $0.75/1 catalina coupon – $0.94 after coupon

1 Kroger Sour Cream – $1

1 Cucumber – $0.79

1 So Delicious Yogurt – $0.99, used $1/1 printable - Free after coupon

Total with tax ($1.42) after coupons: $21.34

Total for all grocery items: $39.29

Menu Plan for this Week

Breakfasts

Cereal, Homemade Granola, Toast

Lunches

Mac & Cheese, Cheese/Crackers/Veggies, Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwiches, Baked Potatoes with Sour Cream, Cheese Quesadillas

Dinners

Spaghetti, Tossed Salad, Green Beans, Steamed Carrots

Chicken Almondine, Grapefruit, Tossed Salad

Sour Cream Enchiladas, Peas, Sliced Oranges

Pancakes, Eggs, Hashbrowns

Italian Chicken, 30-Minute Rolls, Tossed Salad

Rice & Beans, Tortilla Chips, Cantaloupe

Leftovers

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