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Brigette’s $89 Grocery Shopping Trip and Weekly Menu Plan for 6


Aldi

1 gallon Whole Milk – $0.97

1 gallon 1% Milk – $0.97

1/2 gallon Orange Juice – $1.49

1 16-oz carton Whipping Cream – $1.55

1 32-oz carton Half and Half – $1.65

3 dozen Eggs – $2.37

1 can Parmesan Cheese – $1.49

2 boxes Crispy Oats Cereal – $2.18

1 pkg Fresh Boneless Chicken Thighs – $4.70

1 can Salmon – $2.49

1 bag Sunflower Seeds – $2.49

1 48-oz bag Frozen Chicken Breasts – $5.18

3 pkgs Sandwich Crackers, reduced – $1.50

1 jar Vegetable Oil – $1.49

2 pkgs Frozen Mixed Vegetables – $1.98

2 pkgs Frozen Broccoli Florets – $2.18

1 Cauliflower – $1.49

1 bag Baby Carrots – $0.79

1 bag Fresh Zucchini – $1.79

1 bag Fresh Broccoli Crowns – $1.09

1 bag Fresh Spinach – $0.99

1 bunch Bananas ($0.38/lb) – $1.11

1 bag Fresh Asparagus – $1.20

1 3-lb bag Mandarin Oranges – $2.99

1 3-lb bag Pink Lady Apples – $3.29

1 large tub Organic Spring Mix – $3.49

1 pkg Romaine Hearts – $1.99

1 Cabbage – $1.19

1 3-lb bag Sweet Potatoes – $1.19

1 3-ct bag Avocados – $0.99

1 bag Green Grapes ($0.79/lb) – $2.09

1 large carton Blackberries – $1.99

1 bag Sweet Mini Peppers – $1.99

1 10-lb bag Russet Potatoes – $3.49

4 individual-size Greek Yogurts – $2.40

1 32-oz carton Plain Nonfat Greek Yogurt – $3.29

1 245-oz carton Cottage Cheese – $1.59

1 16-oz bag Shredded Cheddar Cheese – $2.15

1 16-oz bag Shredded Mozzarella Cheese – $2.15

3 cans Diced Tomates – $1.05

1 pkg Tortillas – $0.65

1 loaf Sandwich Bread – $0.65

1 bag Plain Rice Cakes – $1.49

1 pkg Gluten-Free Bagels – $3.99

1 bag Quick Cook Brown Rice – $1.49

1 bag Nacho Chips – $0.79

Grocery Total for the Week: $89.52

Not pictured: My son shot a deer (his first ever!) this week, so we packaged up about 30lbs of ground venison for our freezer. Yes, the deer are small in South Carolina. 🙂 We eat a LOT of venison at our house as my husband is an avid hunter.

Weekly Menu Plan

Breakfasts

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

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

Lunches

Baked Sweet Potatoes, Grapes, Cottage Cheese

Sandwich Crackers, Apples, Carrots x 2

Build-Your-Own Salad Bar (Romaine/Spring Mix, Salmon, Hard Boiled Eggs, Sunflower Seeds, Shredded Cheese, Dressing, Avocados, Chopped Veggies and Fruits)

Leftovers x 3

Dinners

Venison Meatloaf, Mashed Potatoes, Broccoli, Grapes

Chicken Gravy over Rice, Asparagus, Biscuits

Crispy Baked Chicken Thighs, Tossed Salad, Mixed Vegetables, Best Baked Potatoes with Shredded Cheese

Build-Your-Own Burrito or Taco Salad Bar (Seasoned Ground Venison, Shredded Cheese, Plain Greek Yogurt, Crushed Nacho Cheese Chips, Shredded Romaine, Salsa, Avocados, Tortillas), Brown Rice, Oranges

Hamburger Vegetable Soup, Bread Machine Buttery Rolls

Date Night Out (Grilled Cheese Sandwiches at home for the kids)

Leftovers

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10 Comments

  • Alissa says:

    Congratulations to your son on his first deer! Very exciting!

  • Jennifer Bouknight says:

    I was just wondering where you lived in SC to have milk that cheap. Born and raised in SC too and have lived in Barnwell County, Union, Greenwood, Myrtle Beach and Simpsonville, so it’s possible we’ve crossed paths before. My mom used to do a killer venison BBQ.

  • Heather says:

    Congrats on your sons first deer!!!! I can tell you’re one proud momma!

    • Brigette Shevy says:

      Thank you! Even though I’m married to a hardcore hunter, I don’t know the first thing about hunting…so yes, it’s all impressive to me.🤣

  • Sarah Brown says:

    Hunting question- does it end up being cost effective? I told my husband he should do that so we could get cheap meat but he said all the costs from gear and permits, plus the time, would not be worth it. Is all the “stuff” really that expensive?
    But I also know he doesn’t have a strong desire to do it, so that could be part of his pessimism.

    • Brigette Shevy says:

      That’s a great question! When I married my husband, he already owned allllll the hunting stuff…and then some! So we’ve invested almost nothing financially over the last 14 years (just the licenses/permits and a few odds and ends like special laundry detergent and deodorant :)). He normally gets 4 deer a year (the amount of venison our family of 6 eats in a year), which is approximately 150lbs of meat. We process it ourselves, so there is no cost there (just time!). I’m not sure what the going rate is for a pound of organic, grass-fed, free-range meat – but I KNOW we save a BUNCH of money, thanks to his hobby!

      However, if you are just starting out, and only hunted casually (maybe one deer a year) – I’m not sure it would be worth it. I guess you’d have to sit down and figure out what is absolutely necessary gear/permits, and how much it costs – and how much meat you’d need to get out of it to regroup your expenses!

    • Brigette Shevy says:

      P.S. I just asked my husband – he said he pays $20 per year for a license that covers up to 5 bucks plus 2 does. This also covers fishing for the year. So the expense of a license is minimal.

      • Sarah Brown says:

        Thank you! I checked our state and it looks like annual hunting and fishing is 50, though I have no idea how many animals that covers. Looks like start up would be expensive though I’m sure there’s ways to save still. I appreciate it your help! And that’s awesome to get that much meat for your family that cheap! Maybe we’ll join the hunting ranks one day. 🙂

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