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Gretchen’s $39 Grocery Shopping Trip and Menu Plan


I forgot to buy cheese when I was at Aldi so I will have to make a stop by there later this week to grab some since we are completely out!

2 pkg Flour Tortillas – $0.99 each

1 Pineapple – $1.29

1 can Cream of Mushroom Soup – $0.49

1 pint Grape Tomatoes – $1.29

1 pkg Frozen Chicken Breasts – $5.49

1 pkg Steamed Peas – $0.89

2 Cucumbers – $0.49 each

1 gallon Milk – $1.76

3 pkg Strawberries – $0.99 each

1 Unsweetened Applesauce – $1.89

1 dozen Eggs – $0.45

1 lb Butter – $2.46

1 Half & Half – $1.79

1 loaf Bread – $0.89

1 Baby Carrots – $0.99

1 pkg Snack Crackers – $1.59

Total: $27.20


4 boxes Cheerios – $2.49 each, used 4 $1.50/1 e-coupon (no longer available) – $0.99 each after coupons

1 bag Kroger Frozen Cauliflower – $1.19

1 International Delight One-Touch Latte – $3.99

1 can Tuna – $0.69, used $0.40/1 e-coupon – $0.29 after coupon

2 pkgs Sour Punch – $1 each, used Buy One Get One Free printable – $0.50 each after coupon

1 Romaine Lettuce – $1.29

1.68 lbs Bananas – $0.99

1 Kraft Trios – $1, used Free e-coupon (no longer available) – Free after coupon

1 Nature Valley Granola Bars – $2.49, used $1.50/1 e-coupon (no longer available) AND $0.50/1 rebate AND used $0.25/1 Ibotta rebate – $0.24 after coupon and rebates

Used $0.25/1 Ibotta rebate for any receipt

Total after coupons and rebates: $12.70

Total for both stores: $39.90

Menu Plan for This Week


Toast & Eggs x 4

Homemade Bread, Fruit x 2 (We recently purchased a bread machine and I am LOVING it! What are your favorite recipes for bread machines? I’d love to try them!)



Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwiches, Carrot Sticks, Cucumbers x 2

Grilled Cheese Sandwiches, Strawberries

Tuna Salad Sandwiches, Carrots, Fruit Salad

Baked Potatoes, Steamed Broccoli (from freezer)

Leftovers x 2


Baked Lemon Pepper Tilapia, Homemade Bread, Steamed Cauliflower

Sour Cream Enchiladas, Fruit Salad, Steamed Peas

Homemade Pizza Pockets, Tossed Salad

Pancakes, Eggs, Sausage, Fruit

Chicken Noodle Casserole, Tossed Salad

Slow Cooker Honey Garlic Chicken and Veggies, Rolls


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  • Cristina says:

    I love bread recipes from, especially the potato cheese rolls. Everyone loves it, looks amazing and you can make it a day ahead!!

    • Gretchen says:

      Oh yummy! Those sound amazing! I will definitely go check that website out. Thanks so much for the recommendation!

  • Sharon says:

    The only bread recipe I use is Crystal’s breadstick recipe, only I shape and back it in a loaf pan, instead of shaping into breadsticks.

  • SUSAN says:

    I know ice cream and other snacks are great for you, but we keep a few in the house for treats. Also, I buy pretzels regularly.

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