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Brigette’s $40 Grocery Shopping Trip and Weekly Menu Plan for 6

We’ve had a different-than-usual week with company here for several days (and they showed up bringing lots of food with them!) and several different generous friends stopping by our house with things like freshly picked peaches and home grown tomatoes! Yum! When I analyzed our refrigerator yesterday, I realized there was almost nothing we needed – except to eat up all kinds of leftovers. 🙂 I did make a Harris Teeter trip to snag a few good deals, but the main goal this week is to work on eating up what we already have.


This is the first time I’ve bought 80/20 ground beef from Zaycon, and if you’re into grilled hamburgers – this stuff is GREAT! I already buy all my chicken from Zaycon, and I’ve tried their 93/7 ground beef – all of which we love! I decided it was time to branch out a little. 😉 We’ve been enjoying the meat all week! It comes in 4 10-lb packages, so I divided it up into around 40 freezer ziplocs before freezing it. It does take some work to get it freezer ready, but it’s worth it. It normally sells for $111.60 ($2.79/lb), but I waited for Zaycon to run a “deal” on it, which they run on all their products periodically. Our family loves Zaycon, and this mama loves not having to buy meat every week at the grocery store!

40lbs 80/20 Fresh Ground Beef – $87.05, used $62.31 in credits – $24.74

Total: $24.74

Harris Teeter

5 tubs Turkey Hill Ice Cream (B2G3) – $9.98, used $1.50/1 printable – $8.48 after coupon

5 ears Sweet Corn – $1.00

6 cans Tomatoes – $2.00

6 cans Green Beans – $2.00

3 boxes Rice Krispies – $5.01, used 3 $0.50/1 printable (doubled) – $2.01/3 boxes after coupons

2 bags Bird’s Eye Steamfresh Broccoli – $2.39, used $1.00/2 Birds Eye Varieties – 6-25-17 SS (exp. 08/14/17) – $1.39/2 after coupon

3 bottles Ken’s Simply Vinaigrette Salad Dressing – $4.47, used 3 $0.75/1 printable (doubled) – FREE after coupons

1 Annie’s Mac and Cheese Cup – $1.00, used $0.50/1 printable from (doubled) – FREE after coupon

2 boxes Community Coffee Kcups – $9.98, used $4/2 Community Coffee Coupon, RP 7/16, plus receive 2 $2 rebates from Checkout 51 AND a $3 catalina for buying 2 – $1.02 MM after coupons, catalina and rebate!

Total after coupons, rebates, and catalina: $15.86

Grocery Total for the Week: $40.60

Weekly Menu Plan


Peach Overnight Oatmeal x 2

Cereal x 2

Scrambled Eggs, Toast, Fruit x 3


Grilled Cheese and Tomato Sandwiches, Peaches, Carrot Sticks x 2

Lunch at Church – I’m bringing a big Tossed Salad

Homemade Macaroni and Cheese, Raw Veggies with Dip, Apple Slices x 2

Leftovers x 2


Grilled Hamburgers, Baked Potato Wedges, Tossed Salad, Green Beans

Teriyaki Chicken, Rice, Broccoli, Peaches

Homemade Cheese Pizza, Watermelon

Grilled Chicken, Corn on the Cob, Grilled Veggies (Peppers, Zucchini, Onions and Mushrooms), Sliced Tomatoes

Egg Roll Bowl Recipe, Rice, Fruit Salad

Leftovers x 2

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  • Becky says:

    Wow! Did you do great! Thanks for sharing:)

  • Julie says:

    How do you make peach overnight oatmeal ?

    • Brigette Shevy says:

      I don’t exactly follow a recipe, but you can google for one. Mix oats, almond milk, peaches, and sweetener and let it sit in fridge overnight. You can eat it cold or warm it up in the morning.

  • Beth Dennin says:

    I emailed Zaycon a while back after seeing you post about them asking questions about their chicken. Specifically I wanted to know was the chicken organic, grass fed, were hormones used, and what antibiotics did they use. I got a very “temp plated” response that didn’t answer any of my questions. Do you happen to know who these animals are raised & cared for? Are they processed in the United States?

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