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Brigette’s $85 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!


1 gallon Whole Milk – $1.49

1/2 gallon 1% Milk – $0.70

1/2 gallon Unsweetened Almond Milk – $1.49

1/2 gallon Ice Cream (not pictured – already in freezer!) – $1.99

1 16.9-oz jar Organic Olive Oil – $3.79

4 pkgs Frozen Broccoli Florets – $3.80

3 pkgs Fresh Zucchini (@$0.89/lb) – $3.96

2 pkgs Fresh Broccoli Crowns – $2.38

1 pkg Romaine Hearts – $2.09

1 pkg Baby Carrots – $0.69

2 bags Fresh Green Beans – $2.58

1 large tub Organic Spring Mix – $3.39

1 bag Mini Sweet Peppers – $2.49

1 bunch Bananas – $0.59

2 2-lb bags Honey Crisp Apples – $3.98

1-lb Sausage – $2.29

2 pkgs Fresh Boneless Chicken Thighs (@$1.19/lb) – $8.84

1 pkg 73/27 Fresh Ground Beef, reduced ($1.69/lb) – $3.84

1 pkg Turkey Franks – $1.89

1 16-oz pkg Deli Meat – $2.85

1 8-oz pkg Sliced Cheddar Cheese – $1.79

1 24-oz carton Cottage Cheese – $1.79

1 16-oz bag Shredded Cheddar Cheese – $2.09

1 16-oz bag Shredded Mozzarella Cheese – $2.09

1 jar Garlic Powder – $0.69

1 tub Baking Cocoa – $1.49

1 jar Baking Powder – $0.69

2 boxes Macaroni and Cheese – $0.50

1 bag Pecan Halves – $4.29

1 bag Nacho Chips – $0.75

1 loaf Sandwich Bread – $0.65

1 bag Hot Dog Buns – $0.65

1 pkg Rice Cakes – $1.45

2 dozen Eggs – $1.52

Total: $75.46

Harris Teeter

4 cans Green Beans – $1.33

1 Cauliflower – $1.99

2 boxes Mueller’s Pasta – $1.60, used $0.55/2 SS 09/08 (doubled) – $0.50/2 after coupon

1 box Special K Cereal – $1.97, used $0.50/1 printable (doubled) – $0.97 after coupon

1 bag Red Grapes (@$0.99/lb) – $3.23

1 box Texas Toast – $2.00, used $0.75/1 printable (doubled) – $0.50 after coupon

2 cans Cinnamon Rolls – $1.94 (I’m trying not to be offended that my almost 11-yr old requested these for his birthday breakfast instead of my homemade cinnamon rolls. Ha!)

Total after Coupons: $10.46

(Our Neighbor dropped off the above at our house. He had some extra things he couldn’t use – and we can ALWAYS use peanut butter, cereal, and fresh fruit!)

Grocery Total for the Week: $85.92

Weekly Menu Plan


~ Cinnamon Rolls, Scrambled Eggs (birthday breakfast request)

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

Oatmeal, Cereal, Scrambled/Boiled/Fried Eggs, Veggie Omelets, Toast, Cottage Cheese, Fruit, Smoothies, Oven Roasted Veggies


Sliced Turkey Sandwiches, Carrots, Apples

Peanut Butter Rice Cakes, Bananas, Peppers

Grilled Cheese Sandwiches, Mini Sweet Peppers, Grapes (birthday lunch request)

Leftovers, Fruit x 4


Grilled Hot Dogs, Grilled Zucchini, Cheesy Hashbrown Potatoes, Tossed Salad

Meatloaf, Mashed Potatoes, Texas Toast, Broccoli, Ice Cream Pie with Pecan Crust (birthday dinner request)

Chicken Noodle Soup, Tossed Salad, Breadsticks

Biscuits and Gravy, Sliced Plums, Green Beans

Date Night Out (kids will eat macaroni and cheese, green beans, apples at home)

Baked Chicken Thighs, Roasted Cauliflower, Tossed Salad, Biscuits (double batch)

Venison Roast, Creamy Milk Rice, Green Beans, Leftover Biscuits

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  • Becky says:

    Wow, what a blessing from your neighbor. I always enjoy your grocery hauls. Thank you for sharing.

    • Lea says:

      I love that your birthday dinner request is meatloaf!

      Thanks so much for sharing your menus – I always get some inspiration.

      • Brigette Shevy says:

        It was my 11-yr old who requested it! I never liked meatloaf as a child – but all of my children LOVE it (and there are very few main dishes that all 4 of them love, so that’s saying alot!). I guess either I was a weird kid, or I have weird kids…haha!!

    • Brigette Shevy says:

      You are welcome! Thanks for reading. And yes, our neighbor is a blessing!

  • Lana says:

    We are empty nesters and are very happy to share with our neighbors who have five kiddos. We really appreciate them taking extra food and using it rather than it ending up in the trash here. Glad to hear that you are willing to help out your neighbor too!

    • Brigette Shevy says:

      Oh wow – you sound like the sweetest neighbor ever! What a wonderful attitude to have, not to mention a great relationship with your neighbors. We need more people like you in the world.♥️

  • Lindsay says:

    What is ice cream pie with a pecan crust?

    Do you have a meatloaf recipe that you really like to use? Do you use beef or turkey in your recipe? I always preferred when my mom used ground turkey when she made ours! 🙂

    • Brigette Shevy says:

      I don’t have a recipe for the pie. Basically the crust is ground pecans, a couple tablespoons of sugar, punch of salt and melted butter. Next is a layer of homemade caramel or chocolate sauce. Then a 1/2 gallon of softened ice cream. I freeze this, and then top with drizzled caramel/chocolate sauce and chopped pecans. Whipped cream is great as well, but I’m the only one in my family who thinks so. 😉

      I always mix meats when making meatloaf – ground beef with ground venison, or ground beef with ground turkey. I just use a recipe from an old church cookbook. It’s pretty basic (meat, eggs, milk, quick oats or bread crumbs, minced garlic/onion/seasonings), but my family loves it.

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