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Brigette’s $55 Grocery Shopping Trip and Weekly Menu Plan for 6


Because of the possibility of Hurricane Irma hitting South Carolina, our local Aldi was packed with customers, and the shelves were mostly empty. It was impressive! 🙂 Needless to say, my grocery list had to be revamped since they were out of so many things.

2 dozen Eggs – $1.16, plus receive $0.10 back from Checkout 51 – $1.06 after rebate

1 16-oz carton Egg Whites – $1.89

1 pint Grape Tomatoes – $1.89

1 bag Baby Carrots – $0.99

1 bunch Bananas (2.35lbs @$0.29/lb) – $0.68

1 bag Green Grapes (2.05lbs @ $0.79/lb) – $1.72

2 Cucumbers – $0.98

1 bag Zucchini – $1.79

1 4-ct pkg Baby Lettuce – $1.99

1 bag White Tortilla Chips – $1.19

1 1-lb bag Shredded Mozzarella – $2.49

1 12-oz bag Shredded Colby Jack – $1.89

1 pint Heavy Whipping Cream – $1.69

1 32-oz carton Half & Half – $1.69

1 64-oz carton Cashew Milk – $2.49

1 gallon Whole Milk – $1.98

1 can Parmesan Cheese – $2.29

2 1-lb pkgs Butter – $4.90

1 loaf Wheat Bread – $0.89, plus receive $0.10 back from Checkout 51 – $0.79 after rebate

Total: after Rebates: $34.39

Harris Teeter

3 boxes Apples Jacks – $5.37, used 2 $0.50/1 printable (doubled) and 1 $1.00/1 printable, plus receive $0.50 back from Checkout 51 – $1.87/3 after coupons

2 boxes Corn Pops – $3.60, used 2 $1.00/1 printable, plus receive $0.50 back from Checkout 51 – $1.10/2 after coupons and rebate

2 boxes Honey Comb – $4.00, used $1.00/2 printable, plus receive $1.00/2 back from Ibotta – $2.00/2 after coupon and rebate

2 Spaghetti Squash – $3.87

2 Wewalka Family Style Pizza Crust – $2.98, used 2 $1.00/1 printable – $0.98/2 after coupons

Gala Apples (3.11lbs @ $0.99/lb) – $3.07

2 large bags Green Grapes (I had wanted to buy more at Aldi, but they were really picked over) – $4.97

1 gallon Orange Juice – $3.49

2 cans Bush’s Chili Beans – $1.60, used $0.75/2 printable (doubled) – $0.10/2 after coupon

Total after Coupons and Rebates: $21.45

Grocery Total for the Week: $55.84

Weekly Menu Plan


Everyone is responsible for making and cleaning up their own breakfast. Choices include:

Cereal, Oatmeal or Cream of Wheat, Toast, Scrambled/Fried/Hard Boiled Eggs, Fruit


PB and J Sandwiches, Apples, Carrots, Cheese Sticks x 2

Just Like Campbells Tomato Soup (recipe from the “Trim Healthy Mama” Cookbook), Grilled Cheese Sandwiches made with Easy Whole Wheat Bread

Leftovers x 4


Taco Salad, Spanish Rice, Grapes

Homemade Cheese Pizza ( or Veggie Pizza for those of us who will eat it ;)), Raw Veggies with Dip

Chicken Gravy Over Rice, Roasted Zucchini, Grapes, Kefir-soaked Muffins (I’ve been making my own kefir recently – if anyone has any recipes, or tips for kefir-making, I’d love to hear them!)

Spaghetti (I made up and froze some homemade sauce last week when a friend gave us a box of homegrown tomatoes. I use spaghetti squash instead of noodles for myself since I need to eat gluten-free), Italian Garlic Bread, Roasted Cauliflower

Grilled Chicken, Green Beans, Biscuits, Cantaloupe (leftover form last week)

Baked Potatoes with Seasoned Hamburger and Cheese, Broccoli, Fruit Salad


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  • Kim says:

    Do you have a recipe you use for the homemade spaghetti sauce? I have some tomatoes I have to use up as well.

    • Brigette Shevy says:

      I don’t…I just dump. 🙂 Ha! I throw whole unpeeled tomatoes into a pot with some Italian spices like parsley, basil, oregano, salt, pepper, etc. as well as some chopped fresh garlic and onions. I simmer until the tomatoes are tender, and then I pulverize everything in my vitamix. After that, I put it back on the stove and add in some sugar to taste plus canned tomato paste (this helps thicken it), parmesan cheese and a little bit of vinegar. I add a small amount of cornstarch if needed to thicken further. Hope this helps!

  • Coco Cavendish says:

    Thank you for your weekly posts. I enjoy reading them!

  • Cheryl Peters says:

    Our Aldis has eggs for .27 and it is forcing Wal-Mart to bring down their prices too. Milk for .98 too.

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