Gretchen’s $44 Grocery Shopping Trip and Weekly Menu Plan

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Walmart

2 cartons Strawberries – $1.29 each

1 pkg Celery – $0.69 (Price matched to Aldi)

1 Cantaloupe – $1.29 (Price matched to Aldi)

1.03 lbs Asparagus – $0.71 (Price matched to Aldi’s $0.69/lb)

Total with tax ($0.40): $5.67

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1 Bar Keepers Friend – $1.50, used $0.75/1 printable (doubled) – Free after coupon

1 Glad Cling Wrap – $2, used $1/1 printable (doubled) – Free after coupon

2 Lance Cracker Packs – $1.67 each, used $1/2 printable (doubled) – $0.67 each after coupon

2 Rosarita Refried Beans – $1 each, used $0.40/2 printable (doubled) – $0.60 each after coupon

2 Kellogg’s Cocoa Rice Krispies – $2.50 each, used $1/2 printable (doubled) – $1.50 each after coupon (Buy 2, Receive Free Jet Puffed Marshmallows)

1 Jet-Puffed Marshmallows – $1.50, Bought 2 Cocoa Krispies – Free after sale

6 Hiland Yogurts – $0.44 each, used $1/6 printable (doubled) – $0.11 each after coupon

2 Red Bell Peppers – $0.33 each, Received $0.25 back from Checkout 51 – $0.20 each after rebate

1 Sargento Shredded Cheese – $2, used $0.50/1 printable (doubled) – $1 after coupon

Total with tax ($1.10) after coupons, sales and rebate: $8.67

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Dillons

2 gallons Dillons Milk – $1.99 each

1 bag Kroger Spinach – $2.50

1 Jello Pudding – $0.89

2 dozen Dillons Eggs – $0.99 each, received $0.50 rebate from Ibotta – $0.74 each after rebate

1 Kroger Dishwasher Detergent – $3.49, used $2/1 mailer coupon – $1.49 after coupon

1 Dishsoap – $0.99, received $0.25 rebate from Ibotta – $0.74 after rebate

1 Romaine Lettuce – $0.99

1 bag Kroger Flour – $1.49

1 Turkey Hill Ice Cream – Marked down to $1.92

2 Cucumbers – $0.50 each

2 Green Peppers – $0.50 each

1 Kroger Applesauce – $2.19

Items a part of the Mega Sale (Buy 10, Get $5 off):

1 Fritos Chips – $1.49

2 Bic Razors – $2.49 each, used 2 $3/1 coupon from the 3/8 SmartSource insert – Free plus overage after coupons

2 Prego Spaghetti Sauce – $1.49 each, used $0.40/2 coupon from the 3/1 SmartSource insert – $1.29 each after coupon

2 half gallons Kroger Orange Juice – $0.88 each

1 Nature Valley Loaf Bread – $1.49

2 Kroger Cottage Cheese – $0.88 each

Total with tax ($2.59) after coupons, sales and rebates: $30.15

Total for all grocery items: $44.49 

Menu Plan for This Week

Breakfasts

Toast & Eggs x 3

Cereal x 2

Cinnamon Pecan Coffee Cake, Orange Juice, Fruit

Oatmeal with Strawberries

Lunches

Baked Potatoes, Oranges

Turkey/Cheese/Crackers/Veggies x 2

Peanut Butter Quesadillas, Celery

Lunch at our friend’s house

Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwiches

Leftovers

Tossed Salad/Spinach Smoothies x 5 (for me)

Dinners

Bean and Rice Soup, Biscuits

Venison Roast, Carrots, Potatoes, Banana Fudge Muffins

French Toast, Eggs, Bacon, Juice

Chicken Noodle Casserole, Tossed Salad, Peas

Chicken Fajitas, Fruit

Build Your Own Haystacks

Date Night (We’re celebrating our 6-year engagement anniversary this week!) :)

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Brigette’s $70 Grocery Shopping Trip and Weekly Menu Plan for 6

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Aldi

1 head Cabbage – $1.29

2 4-lb bags Oranges – $4.98

2 12-oz bags Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips – $3.18

2 16-oz cartons Egg Whites – $3.98

1 2-lb bag Lemons – $2.29

2 3-ct pkgs Romaine Hearts – $3.98

1 2-lb bag Tilapia Filets – $5.49

1 bag Mini Sweet Peppers – $1.39

1 24-oz pkg Zucchini – $1.99

2 dozen Eggs – $3.50

1 16-oz bag Wild Caught Salmon – $3.89

Total: $35.96

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Target

10 boxes Mom’s Best Cereal – $10.00

4 Up & Up 2-ct pkgs Cleaning Sponges – $4.16, used $3/4 Up & Up Cleaning Products/Tools printable – $1.16/4 after coupon

4 bags Market Pantry Frozen Broccoli – $3.84, used $1/4 Target Mobile coupon, plus 5% off Market Pantry Frozen Vegetables Target Cartwheel Offer – $2.69/4 after coupons

2 12-oz cans Nestle Evaporated Milk – $1.92, used $0.55/2 printable, plus $0.50/2 Target printable, plus receive $1 back from Checkout 51 – $0.13 MM after coupons and rebate (these got put in the Harris Teeter picture accidentally – I will blame it on multi-tasking and having my children help me with unloading groceries/taking pics :))

2 15-ct pkgs Juicy Fruit Starburst Gum – $1.98, used 2 $1/1 Target printable – FREE after coupons

Used a $5 Gift Card

Total after Coupons, Taxes, Gift Card and Rebate – $8.77 

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Harris Teeter

3 bottles Pantene Shampoo – $10.00, used $5/3 Pantene Products, exp. 4/30/15 (P&G 03/29/15), plus $5/3 Harris Teeter evic – FREE after coupons

2 boxes Betty Crocker Cake Mix – $2.00, used $0.75/2 printable (doubled), plus $0.75/2 Harris Teeter evic – $0.25 MM after coupons, plus receive $0.75 back from SavingStar

3 jars Skippy Natural Peanut Butter – $6.00, used 3 $0.55/1 printable (doubled) – $2.70/3 after coupons, plus receive $0.25 back from Ibotta

2 15-oz cans Dole Sliced Pineapple – $2.00, used $0.50/2 Dole Canned Fruit, exp. 5/31/15 (SS 03/22/15 R) (doubled) – $1.00/2 after coupon, plus receive $1 back from Snap by Groupon

1 McCormick Grill Mates Hamburger Seasoning – $1.39, used $0.75/1 McCormick Spice, Herb, Extract or Food Color, exp. 4/19/15 (RP 03/15/15) (doubled) – FREE after coupon

1 2-ct package Hass Avocad0s – $1.67

2 8-oz bags Sargento Artisan Blends Shredded Cheese – $4.00, used 2 $0.50/1 printable (doubled) – $2.00/2 after coupons

2 32-oz containers Sorrento Ricotta Cheese – $5.49, used 2 $1/1 printable – $3.49/2 after coupons

1 gallon Milk – $2.99, plus receive $0.25 back from Ibotta

Total after Coupons, Taxes, and Rebates – $8.95

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Save-A-Lot

2 5-lb bags Flour – $2.98

1 5-lb bag Golden Delicious Apples – $2.99, plus receive $0.25 back from Checkout 51 – $2.74 after rebate

1 5-lb bag Granny Smith Apples – $2.99

Total after Rebate: $8.71

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Food Lion

3.56lbs of Ground Beef (@$2.49/lb) – $8.86 (also pictured is 5lbs of ground beef given to us this week by our retired butcher friend!)

Total: $8.86   

Weekly Total: $70.98

Weekly Menu Plan

Breakfasts

Cereal x 3

Easy Whole Wheat Muffins/Toast and Eggs x 2 (Veggie Omelettes for me)

Apple Baked Oatmeal (adapting this recipe) x 2

Lunches

Stir Fried Veggies over Rice, Apples x 2

Build-Your-Own-Tossed Salad Bar x 2, Crackers

Baked Potatoes with Cheese, Oranges, Carrot Sticks x 2

Leftovers

Dinners

Pan Fried Tilapia, Crispy Carrot Fries (substituting carrots for the sweet potatoes), Steamed Broccoli, Homemade Freezer Biscuits (Easy Paleo Biscuits for me)

Chicken Gravy over Brown Rice, Tossed Salad, Steamed Peas

Meat Potato Quiche (using leftover ham from the freezer), Steamed Broccoli, Easy Whole Wheat Muffins (I will make a double batch to have leftovers for breakfasts)

Venison Roast in the Crockpot, Sliced Baked Potatoes, Tossed Salad, Easy Homemade Whole Wheat Bread (recipe coming soon!)

Taco Salad, Best Spanish Rice, Oranges

Fried Egg and Cheese Sandwiches (meatless), Homemade Applesauce, Green Beans (from the freezer)

Leftovers

Snacks

Protein Smoothies or Muffin in Mug (for me), Popcorn, Chewy No-Bake Granola Bars

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Gretchen’s $63 Grocery Shopping Trip and Weekly Menu Plan

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Target

5 boxes Mom’s Best Cereal – $1 each, used 20% off Cartwheel coupon – $0.80 each after coupon (I was SO excited about this deal as we love this cereal! I might have to run back and get a few more boxes before the week is over.)

Total with tax ($0.28): $4.28

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3 Totino’s Frozen Pizza – $1.34 each

1 Bob’s Mill Gluten Free Pie Crust – Marked down to $0.99

1 Bob’s Mill Gluten Free Baking Flour – Marked down to $1.99, used $1 off natural foods e-coupon – $0.99 after coupon

2 Annie’s Mac & Cheese – $1 each, used $1/2 e-coupon – $0.50 each after coupon

1 Yoplait Greek Whips Yogurt – $1, used Free e-coupon (no longer available) – Free after coupon

1 Kroger Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts – $6.99, used $1.45/1 e-coupon – $5.54 after coupon

3 Kroger Greek Yogurt – $0.99 each, used $0.50/3 e-coupon – $0.82 each after coupon

1 Twix Egg – $0.59, used Free e-coupon (no longer available) – Free after coupon

1 Romaine Lettuce – $0.99

1 bag Kroger Potatoes – $2.50

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

1 Kellogg’s Frosted Flakes – $1.99, used $0.50/1 printable – $1.49 after coupon

1 V8 Carrot Mango Juice – $1.69, used $1/1 printable – $0.69 after coupon

1 Hormel Turkey Deli Meat – $2.49, used $0.50/1 e-coupon – $1.99 after coupon

1 Cascadian Farms Cereal – $1.99, used $0.75/1 e-coupon – $1.24 after coupon

1 Gogurt Yogurt – $1.49

Total with tax ($2.08): $27.46

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Aldi

1 dozen Eggs – $1.48

1 gallon Milk – $2.42

1 bag Halo Oranges – $2.99, used $1/1 Snap rebate – $1.99 after rebate

1 bag Spinach – $1.79

1 carton Half & Half – $1.89

1 pkg Roma Tomatoes – $0.79

2 Cucumbers – $0.39 each

1 pkg Rice Cakes – $1.29

1 pkg Old Fashioned Oats – $2.29

1 pkg Chia Seeds – $2.99

1 canister Raisins – $2.89

1 pkg Pure Vanilla – $1.99 (not pictured)

1 pkg Baby Carrots – $0.99

1 Grape Jelly – $1.45

1 loaf Bread – $0.99

1 pkg Strawberries – $1.69

1 pkg Raspberries – $1.99

Total with tax ($2.19): $31.89

Total for all grocery items: $63.63

Menu Plan for This Week

Breakfasts

Homemade Granola (I’m planning to make a big batch this week.) 

Scrambled Eggs and Toast x 4

Fruit & Cereal x 2

Lunches

Peanut Butter & Jelly Rice Cake Sandwiches, Oranges

Turkey Sandwiches, Carrot Sticks

Macaroni & Cheese, Fruit

Pizza Quesadillas, Veggies

Veggie Soup, Crackers

Baked Potatoes, Steamed Broccoli

Leftovers

Spinach Smoothies/Tossed Salads x 5 (for me)

Dinners

Chicken & Rice Casserole (using leftover chicken and rice from our Hawaiian Haystacks last week), Tossed Salad

Cabbage & Venison, Grapefruit, Apple Crisp (using frozen apples from last fall)

Venison Stew, Homemade Whole Wheat Bread

Grilled Chicken, Tossed Salad

Venison Roast, Potatoes, Carrots, Biscuits

Turkey Sandwiches, Tossed Salad, Fruit

Date night

Snacks

Yogurt with Raspberries, Skinny Monkey Oats Cookies, Double Fudge Banana Muffins, Nut Mix

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Brigette’s $57 Grocery Shopping Trip + Weekly Menu Plan for 6

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Aldi

10lbs Russet Potatoes – $3.49

2 2-lb bags Carrots – $1.58

1 bunch Bananas (2.32lbs @ $0.35/lb) – $0.81, plus receive $0.25 back from Checkout 51 – $0.56 after rebate

2 dozen Eggs – $2.98

1 3-ct pkg Romaine Hearts – $1.99

2 16-oz cartons Egg Whites – $3.98

1 3-lb bag Gala Apples – $2.99

1 large bag Kale – $1.99

2 bags Spinach – $1.98

1 2-lb bag Lemons – $1.59

1 16-oz box Baking Soda – $0.49

1 8-oz carton Heavy Whipping Cream – $1.89

1 Cucumber – $0.49

1 8-oz can Baking Powder – $0.99

2 Avocados – $1.98

1 5.75 oz jar Spanish Olives – $1.19

1 16-oz jar Black Olives – $0.99

1 32-oz carton Plain Greek Yogurt – $3.89

2 8-oz pkgs Cream Cheese – $1.78

1 24-oz pkg Zucchini – $1.99 (which accidentally didn’t make it into the picture!)

Total: $38.41

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Harris Teeter

2 large pkgs fresh Chicken Leg Quarters (13.11lbs @ 0.49/lb) – $6.46

1 dozen Egglands Best Eggs – $2.00, used $0.35/1 Eggland’s Best Eggs, exp. 5/1/15 (SS 02/01/15 R) (doubled) – $1.30 after coupon

8 16-oz pkgs assorted Frozen Vegetables (Green Beans, Broccoli, Spinach, Cauliflower) – $7.92

1 18-ct pkg Tampax Pearl – $3.99, used $2/1 Tampax Pearl or Radiant Tampon, exp. 3/31/15 (P&G 03/01/15), plus $2/1 Harris Teeter evic – FREE after coupons

1 jar McCormick Roasted Garlic Seasoning – $1.39, used $0.75/1 McCormick Spice, Herb, Extract or Food Color, exp. 4/19/15 (RP 03/15/15) (doubled) – FREE after coupon

1 gallon Milk – $2.99

2 12-ct pkgs Rhodes Dinner Rolls – $2.39, used 2 $0.50/1 printable (doubled) – $0.39/2 after coupons

Total after coupons and tax: $19.42

Weekly Total: $57.83

Weekly Menu Plan

Breakfasts

Oatmeal with Strawberries (from the freezer) x 3

Scrambled Eggs (Veggie Omelettes for me) and Toast x 2

Homemade Granola x 2 (for the family, Refrigerator Oatmeal for me)

Lunches

Grilled Cheese Sandwiches, Apples, Peppers x 2

Build-Your-Own-Salad-Bar, Leftover Easy Potato Bread

Leftovers x 2

Baked Potatoes with Broccoli and Cheese, Kale Chips x 2

Dinners

Chicken Vegetable Soup with Homemade Noodles (I currently have some sick children, and this is always a feel-better meal!), Easy Potato Bread

Upside Down Pizza (using ground turkey), Tossed Salad, Steamed Carrots

Crockpot Venison Roast, Perfect Baked Potatoes, Cauliflower, Cream Cheese Biscuits

The Best Chicken Breasts (although I am going to be trying this with bone-in thighs and legs ;)), Steamed Broccoli, Homemade Baked French Fries, Tossed Salad

Ham and Bean Soup (using more of the ham that a friend gave us a couple of weeks ago), World’s Best Honey Cornbread, Relish Plate

Leftovers x 2

Snacks

Zucchini Muffins, Popcorn, Strawberry Smoothies

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Gretchen’s $46 Grocery Shopping Trip and Weekly Menu Plan

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Homeland

2 Skippy Peanut Butter – $2 each, used $0.55/1 printable (doubled) and $0.50/1 coupon from the 2/8 SmartSource insert (doubled) – $0.95 each after coupons

1 Post Honey Bunches of Oats Cereal – $2.50, used $1/1 coupon from the 2/8 SmartSource insert (doubled) – $0.50 after coupon

2 Ronzoni Smart Taste Pasta – $1, used $1/2 printable (doubled) – Free after coupon

3 Dannon Oikos Yogurt – $0.88 each, used $1/3 printable (doubled) – $0.21 each after coupon

2 Yoplait Yogurt – $0.50, used $0.40/2 printable (doubled) – $0.10 each after coupon

2 Cucumbers – $0.69 each

1 bag Spinach – $1.89

2 Kraft Sliced Cheese – $2, used $1/2 printable (doubled) – $1 each after coupon

0.89 lbs Roma Tomatoes – $0.85, received $0.25 back from Checkout 51 – $0.60 after rebate

Total with tax ($1.21) after coupons and rebate: $10.32

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1 SeaPak Shrimp Scampi – $4.34, used $1.50/1 coupon from the 2/8 SmartSource insert – $2.84 after coupon

1 pkg Kroger Bacon – $2.99, received $0.25 back from Ibotta – $2.74 after rebate

1 pkg Driscoll’s Raspberries – $2.99 AND 2 Lemons – $0.79 each, used $1/$4 produce mailer coupon

1 Green Leaf Lettuce – $0.99

1.95 lbs Cabbage – $0.76

1 can Kroger Pineapple – $1.09

1 pkg Kroger Flour – $1.79

0.71 lbs Broccoli – $1.34

1 gallon Dillons Milk – $2.59, received $0.25 back from Ibotta – $2.34 after rebate

1 pkg French Bread – Marked down to $0.89

1 Hormel Rev Wrap – $1.99, used Free e-coupon (no longer available) – Free after coupon

Items a part of the Mega Sale (Buy 5, Get $5 off): 

3 Frosted Flakes Cereal – $1.99, used $1/2 printable (no longer available) and $0.50/1 printable – $1.49 each after coupons

1 Breyers Ice Cream – $2.99

1 pkg Hormel Sliced Turkey – $2.49, used $0.50/1 coupon from the 3/8 SmartSource insert – $1.99 after coupon

2 Kraft Cheese – $1.79 each, used $1/2 e-coupon – $1.29 after coupon

4 Quaker Oatmeal Bowls – $0.79 each, used 2 $1/2 coupon from the 3/1 RedPlum insert – $0.29 each after coupons

2 Irish Spring Gear Bodywash – $2.49, used 2 $2/1 coupon from the 2/22 SmartSource insert – $0.49 each after coupons

2 Mr Bubble Bubblebath – $0.99 each, used 2 $0.50/1 printable – $0.49 each after coupons

Total with tax ($2.56) after coupons and rebates: $36.06

Total for both stores: $46.38

Menu Plan for This Week

Breakfasts

Cereal x 2

Eggs/Toast/Fruit x 3

Oatmeal Cups

Biscuits & Jelly, Bacon

Lunches

Peanut Butter & Jelly Rice Cake Sandwiches, Fruit

Pizza Quesadillas, Veggies

Tossed Salad x 2

Yogurt, Fruit, Cheese Slices

Cheese/Crackers/Veggies/Turkey Meat

Spinach Smoothies and Cheese Quesadillas

Dinners

Shrimp Scampi, Tossed Salad

Hoagie Sandwiches, Chips, Fruit (We still have fruit from the last 2 weeks of grocery shopping that needs to be used up.)

Steamed Cabbage & Cubed Venison, Rolls

Black Bean Quesadillas, Steamed Broccoli

Chicken Pockets, Steamed Cabbage, Sliced Apples

Lasagna Casserole, Oatmeal Raisin Muffins, Tossed Salad, Green Beans

Hawaiian Haystacks

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

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Dillons

1.08 lbs Tomatoes – $1.39

1 Green Leaf Lettuce – $0.99

1 Moms Best Cereal – $1.50

1 Mountain Dew KickStart – $1, used Free e-coupon (no longer available) – Free after coupon

3 Totinos Frozen Pizzas – $1.33 each (Requested by my husband) :)

4 Ramen Noodles – $0.20 each (Another request by my husband)

2 gallons Dillons Milk – $1.99 each (I was so excited about this price!), used $0.25 rebate from Ibotta – 2/$3.73 after rebate

2 Kroger Peanut Butter – $1.49 each, used $0.25 rebate from Ibotta – 2/$2.73 after rebate

1 Kroger Frozen Orange Juice – $1.59

1 Kroger Spaghetti Sauce – $1

Total with tax ($1.39) after coupons and rebate: $19.12

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1 Mahatma Brown Rice – $1.16

1.80 lbs Bananas – $0.99, Received $0.25 back from Checkout 51 – $0.74 after rebate

1 pkg Celery – $0.89 (Price matched to Save A Lot’s ad)

1 (3 lbs) bag Gala Apples – $1.89 (Price matched to Aldi’s ad), Received $0.25 back from Ibotta AND received $0.25 back from Snap – $1.49 after rebates

2 pkgs Strawberries – $1.29 each (Price matched to Aldi’s ad)

1 Cantaloupe – $1.29 (Price matched to Aldi’s ad)

Total with tax after rebates: $7.65

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1 Bounty Basic Paper Towels – $1.25, used $0.50/1 coupon from the 3/1 P&G insert (doubled) AND received $0.25 back from Ibotta – Free after coupon and rebate

2 Grapefruit – $0.38 each

2 Cucumbers – $0.69 each

0.92 lbs Asparagus – $1.73, Received $0.25 back from Snap – $1.48 after rebate

1 Angel Soft Toilet Paper – $1, used $0.40/1 coupon from the 3/1 P&G insert (doubled) – $0.20 after coupon

1 pkg Hinode Brown Rice – $2.39, used $1/1 printable (doubled) – $0.39 after coupon

1 Hiland Cottage Cheese – $1.88, used $0.50/1 coupon from the 2/22 SmartSource insert – $0.88 after coupon

Items a part of the Buy 10, Get $10 off instantly:

2 Jell-O Pudding – $0.99 each, used $1/2 printable (doubled) – Free after coupon

2 Cool Whip – $0.79 each, used $0.50/2 printable (doubled) – $0.29 each after coupon

3 Kraft Shredded Cheese – $1.99, used $1.50/3 mailer coupon – $1.49 each after coupon

2 Kraft Philadelphia Cream Cheese – $1.49 each, used $1/2 printable (no longer available; doubled) – $0.49 after coupon

1 Kraft Marshmallows – $0.69

Total with tax ($1.52) after coupons, rebates and sales: $13.21

Total for all grocery items: $39.48

Menu Plan for This Week

Breakfasts

Cereal x 3

Scrambled Eggs & Toast x 4

Lunches

Fruit/Veggies/Cheese/Crackers x 3

Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwiches/Veggies x 2

Macaroni and Cheese/Fruit

Leftovers

Tossed Salad/Smoothies x 5 (for me)

Dinners

Bean Burritos (from the freezer), Chips

Chicken and Noodles, Steamed Asparagus, Oatmeal Raisin Muffins

Hamburgers, Fruit Salad, Chips

Chicken & Rice Casserole, Steamed Broccoli, Tossed Salad

Homemade Cheese Pizza, Breadsticks, Tossed Salad

Venison Meatloaf, Baked Potatoes, Steamed Asparagus

3 Bean Soup (from a mix-in-a-jar that was a gift), Homemade Bread, Grapefruit

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