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Brigette’s $83 Grocery Shopping Trip and Weekly Menu Plan for 6

My older sister, Brigette, shares her shopping trips and menu plans every week! You can go HERE to see all of her weekly menu plans and you can go HERE to read all about her family!

Aldi

2 8-oz pkgs Sliced Cheese – $2.58

3 8-oz pkgs Cheddar Cheese – $3.87

1 8-oz pkg Mozzarella Cheese – $1.29

1 24-oz carton Cottage Cheese – $1.59

1 32-oz carton Greek Yogurt – $3.15

2 16-oz pkg Deli Meat – $4.98

1 pkg Uncured Turkey Franks – $2.09

2 cans Chicken Breast – $3.98

1 10-lb bag Russet Potatoes – $4.49

1 Cauliflower – $1.99

1 pkg Gourmet Medley Tomatoes – $2.29

1 pint Grape Tomatoes – $1.29

2 Avocados – $1.18

1 large jar Unsweetened Applesauce – $1.95

1 large tub Organic Spring Mix – $3.59

1 pkg Romaine Hearts – $2.19

1 bag Green Grapes ($0.95/lb) – $2.56

1 3-lb bag Mandarin Oranges – $2.89

1 18-oz jar Organic Coconut Oil – $3.79

4 cans Green Beans – $1.52

1 pkg Broccoli Crowns – $2.15

1 bag Mini Cucumbers – $2.09

1 gallon 1% Milk – $1.47

1 gallon Whole Milk – $1.47

1/2 gallon Unsweetened Almond Milk – $1.49

1 16-oz Heavy Whipping Cream – $1.55

1 32-oz box Elbow Noodles – $1.09

1 pkg Taco Mix – $0.29

1 pkg Ranch Seasoning Mix – $0.29

1 bag Nacho Chips – $0.75

1 bag Kettle Chips – $1.29

1 box Cinnamon Crunch Squares – $1.19

1 box Corn Flakes – $1.19

1 box Honey Nut Crisp Oats – $1.99

1 32-oz carton Egg Whites – $2.95

1 4-pk Protein Greek Yogurt – $2.98

2 individual cartons Greek Yogurt – $1.18

4 dozen Eggs – $2.20

2 loaves Sandwich Bread – $1.34

1 pkg Hotdog Buns – $0.85

1 pkg Hamburger Buns – $0.85

Total: $83.91

Weekly Menu Plan

Breakfasts

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

Scrambled/Boiled/Fried Eggs, Veggie Omelets, Toast, Yogurt, Cereal, Oatmeal, Cottage Cheese, Smoothies

Lunches

Deli Meat/Cheese Sandwiches, Oranges, Cucumbers x 2

Homemade Stovetop Macaroni and Cheese, Grapes, Peppers x 2

Leftovers x 3

Dinners

Venison Roast in the Crockpot, Baked Potatoes, Steamed Broccoli, Biscuits

Hotdogs, Chips, Green Beans, Applesauce

BBQ Pork Sandwiches (pork from the freezer – I bought a 25-lb pork roast on sale a while back and divided it into portions and froze it), Baked French Fries, Roasted Cauliflower

Build-Your-Own Taco Salad (Seasoned Ground Venison, Shredded Cheese, Shredded Romaine, Nacho Chips, Avocados, Chopped Onions, Salsa, Plain Greek Yogurt), Steamed Broccoli

Chicken Gravy Over Rice, Green Beans, Peaches (our friends went to a local orchard and brought some back for us!)

Meatloaf (half ground beef, half ground venison), Mashed Potatoes, Tossed Salad

Quiches, Tossed Salad, Peaches

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5 Comments

  • Anna says:

    Could you share your venison roast in the crockpot recipe? Mine always tend to be dry without a lot of flavor. Thanks!

    • Julie says:

      Cook it with butter, real butter. It will change your life. I put 1/2 to a whole stick in mine depending on how big it is. Gamey meat has no fat to make it juicy, this does the trick.

    • Brigette Shevy says:

      Exactly what she said! I also personally have the best success using a Crock-Pot to cook it in.

  • Amanda says:

    Can you explain the chicken gravy over rice? Is it just gray and rice or is there meat with it? Thank you!

    • Brigette Shevy says:

      I saute cubed chicken in butter in a large saucepan (this can be raw, canned, leftover chicken or turkey, etc). Obviously if it’s raw, saute it until it is cooked. You could also saute diced onions and garlic along with the chicken if you like them. My family doesn’t like “chunks.” 😉 Then I stir in some flour and whisk until simmering and lightly browned (you can take the chicken out temporarily while you’re doing this, or just be lazy and leave it in like I do!). Next I add a combination of milk and water and whisk until I get the right gravy consistency. Add seasonings to taste (garlic powder, onion power, salt, pepper, basil, etc) and serve over brown or white rice, mashed potatoes, cooked pasta, or whatever else you can come up with.

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