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Gretchen’s $36 Grocery Shopping Trip and Menu Plan

Crystal kindly gifted us a free delivery from Blue Apron that included 3 meals. Our box arrived this last weekend and I will be using these meals this week. I’m super excited to try some meals that I wouldn’t normally make!


2 dozen Large Eggs – $0.49 each

1 gallon Milk – $1.58

1 bag Frozen Chicken Breasts – $5.49

1 can Diced Tomatoes with Green Chilies – $0.45

2 cans Green Beans – $0.49 each

1 jar Pasta Sauce – $0.99

3 frozen Pizzas – $0.99 each

1 bag Shredded Cheese – $2.99

1 lb Butter – $2.68

1 pkg Green Peppers – $0.99

1 pkg Deli Turkey – $2.39

1 Cucumber – $0.49

1 pkg Cheese – $1.79

1 bag Spinach – $1.49

1 lb Ground Beef – $2.69

1 pint Grape Tomatoes – $1.29

1 bag Chocolate Chips – $1.79

1 Cantaloupe – $0.99

1 Pineapple – $1.29

1 bag Baby Carrots – $0.99

1 loaf Bread – $0.85

Total: $36.90

Menu Plan for This Week


Eggs & Toast x 4

Cereal x 2

Out to eat with our LifeGroup


Turkey Sandwiches, Veggies

Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwiches, Carrots, Cantaloupe x 2

Mac & Cheese, Spinach Salad

Cheese, Crackers, Veggies, Fruit x 2



Spaghetti, Green Beans, Spinach Salad

Baked Chicken, Fruit Salad, Potatoes

Waffles, Eggs, Fruit Salad

Seared Steaks & Salsa Verde, Potatoes/Asparagus/Radishes, Biscuits (Blue Apron Meal)

Crispy Catfish, Spicy Vegetable Curry with Charred Lime (Blue Apron Meal)

Persian-Style Chicken & Crispy Rice, Summer Squash/Currants & Lemon Yogurt, Spinach Salad (Blue Apron Meal)

Chicken Noodle Casserole, Steamed Broccoli

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  • Becky says:

    Great price on milk and eggs! That was so sweet of Crystal to gift you the box. Thanks for sharing:)

    • Gretchen says:

      You’re so welcome! And I was super excited about the price on milk and eggs! I just might have to run back and get more before the ad changes.:) -Gretchen

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