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Brigette’s $53 Grocery Shopping Trip and Weekly Menu Plan for 6


1 32-oz carton Half and Half – $1.59

1 gallon Whole Milk – $1.36

1 64-oz carton Unsweetened Almond Milk – $1.89

1 64-oz carton Orange Juice – $1.49

2 16-oz pkgs Egg Whites – $3.98

2 dozen Eggs – $1.96

1 pkg Zucchini – $1.45

1 Cauliflower – $1.89

1 pkg Radishes – $0.59

1 pkg Brussel Sprouts – $1.09

1 Pineapple – $0.79

1 bunch Bananas (3.20lbs @ $0.31/lb) – $0.99

1 3-lb bag Sweet Potatoes – $0.99

1 3-pk Multi-Colored Peppers – $2.49

2 pkgs Romaine Hearts – $3.18

1 16-oz bag Mini Cucumbers – $1.69

1 pkg Baby Carrots – $0.58

2 16-oz bags Fresh Green Beans – $1.88

1 pint Grape Tomatoes – $1.29

1 2-lb bag Shredded Mozzarella Cheese – $4.89

2 16-oz bag Shredded Cheddar Cheese – $4.30

3 1-lb pkgs Butter Quarters – $5.97

1 pkg Hamburger Buns – $0.65

1 pkg Sandwich Bread – $0.65

Total: $46.62

Harris Teeter

1 18-ct pkg Eggs (I was planning on buying the Eggland’s Best eggs which were on sale – but my coupons didn’t end up being a match; so I just picked up the cheapest eggs there as I knew we’d need more than the 2 dozen I bought at Aldi) – $1.79

2 16-oz pkgs Mueller Elbows Pasta – $1.68, used  $0.55/2 Mueller’s Pasta or Noodles – 3-18-18 SS; Includes 12 oz or Larger (exp. 04/28/18) (doubled) – $0.58/2 after coupons

2 boxes Mayfield Frozen Ice Cream Treats – $2.98, used 2 $1.00/1 Mayfield Novelty – 3-25-18 RP; Includes 4 ct or Larger (exp. 05/31/18) – $0.82/2 after coupons

1 jar Mrs. Butterworth’s Pancake Syrup – $1.64, used $0.50/1 Mrs. Butterworth’s Lite, Original Or Sugar Free Syrup – 1-7-18 SS (exp. 04/07/18) – $0.64 after coupon

1 box Zing Stevia Packets – $2.00, used $1.50/1 printable – $0.50 after coupon

1 bag Red Grapes (2.65lbs @ $0.99/lb) – $2.62

Total – $6.95

Grocery Total for the Week: $53.57

Weekly Menu Plan


Everyone is responsible for making/cleaning up their own breakfasts. Choices include:

Cereal, Fruit, Scrambled/Fried/Boiled Eggs, Toast, Veggie Omelets

Bacon, Eggs, Pancakes (First Day of Spring Breakfast)


Grilled Cheese Sandwiches, Pineapple and Grapes, Fresh Veggies x 2

Salad Bar (Romaine, Baked Chicken, Cheese, Craisins, Fresh Veggies and Fruits chopped, Hard Boiled Eggs) x 2



Since next week is Spring Break, my husband and I are going on a 2-day getaway while my children stay with friends. We will be eating out, and our children’s meals will be provided, so I’ve only planned five days of meals for this week.

Dinner with Friends (I’m making Make-Ahead Butterhorns)

Pan-Fried Catfish (from the freezer – I posted about how a friend had given us a large amount of catfish last week), Roasted Cauliflower and Brussel Spouts, Tossed Salad, Sweet Potato Fries

Cheesy Hamburger Macaroni Bake, Green Beans, Make-Ahead Butterhorns

Build-Your-Own-Burritos (Seasoned Ground Turkey Meat, Shredded cheese, Tomatoes, Avocados from last week, Shredded romaine, Salsa, Homemade Tortillas)

Hot Ham and Cheese Sandwiches (ham is from the large ham I purchased last week), Sweet Potato Fries, Roasted Parmesan Zucchini, Green Beans

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  • Julie says:

    Can I get the recipe for your homemade tortillas Bridget?

    • Brigette Shevy says:


      Stir together 2 cups flour, 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder and 1 teaspoon salt. In a separate bowl, whisk 2 teaspoons of oil and 3/4 cup lukewarm milk. Gradually add milk mixture to flour mixture. Knead for 2 minutes. Let sit for 15 minutes, covered with a damp cloth. Heat a skillet. Divide the dough into 8 portions. Roll each to desired size (I make these about the size of a dinner plate). Cook 30 seconds on each side. These are best fresh.

  • Ginger says:

    Who is Bidget?

  • Katie Hignight says:

    I notice that there aren’t many if any paper products on Bridgette’s weekly lists. Bridgette, do you get them at Costco or somewhere? I’m just thinking, I spend something like $75 just on paper products per month. Granted our family has 8 people in it! I’m just trying to get a sense for what others are doing and try to better cut costs!!

    • Brigette Shevy says:

      I don’t include paper products in my grocery budget – and I’m strictly posting grocery items in these posts. I do make a trip to CVS (using ECB’s) most weeks, so that’s where I get most of my toiletry products (cosmetics, toothpaste, toilet paper, tampons/pads, shampoo, napkins, etc.). I used to do Rite Aid and Walgreens on a weekly basis as well, but it got to be too much. Harris Teeter often runs deals on toilet paper, and I can often get really cheap napkins and paper plates at Harris Teeter during Super Doubles. I just never include these items in my posts since I think of them as a separate category. If you don’t have any of these stores near you, Aldi or Costco/Sams would be the cheapest, I would guess. To be completely honest, I don’t really know exactly what I spend a month on paper products. Guess I should start calculating. Ha!

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