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Gretchen’s $53 Grocery Shopping Trip and Weekly Menu Plan


1 lb Butter – $2.88

2 cans Green Beans – $0.49 each

1 pint Grape Tomatoes – $1.49

1 Cantaloupe – $1.29

2 dozen Eggs – $0.58 each

1 box MooTubes Yogurt – $1.55

1 bag Brown Sugar – $1.69

1 bag Chunk Cheese – $1.99

1 pkg Flour Tortillas – $1.19

1 Unsweetened Applesauce – $1.89

2 Cucumbers – $0.49 each

1 Soy Sauce – $1.29

1 box Fruit Squeezies – $1.49

1 pkg Cream Cheese – $0.99

1 bag Red Grapes – $1.80

1 pkg Frozen Boneless Chicken Breasts – $5.99

2 lbs Ground Beef – $3.39 each

1 Half & Half – $1.79

1 Yeast Packets – $0.89

1 lb Oven Roasted Turkey – $3.99

1 gallon Milk – $1.49

1 pkg Shredded Cheddar Cheese – $3.39

1 pkg Shredded Italian Cheese – $2.59

2 pints Blueberries – $1.79 each

Total: $53.15

I will probably also run into Dillons some morning this week to check for markdown items and grab lettuce and bananas since I don’t like Aldi’s.

Menu Plan for This Week

We have a lot of assorted fruit and bread leftover from the last few weeks that is going bad so I’m going to try and use that up this week.


Eggs, Toast, Fruit, Panera Bagels (I got the free daily Panera bagel this month and have been treating one of my kids to it most days!)


Peanut Butter & Jelly Rice Cake Sandwiches, Turkey Sandwiches, Cheese/Fruit/Turkey/Crackers, Salad, Hard Boiled Eggs, Leftovers


Out to eat at Papa John’s (using a coupon deal!)

Barbecue Meatballs, Twice Baked Potatoes, Make Ahead Butterhorns (We are having company for dinner and they are bringing salad and dessert.)

Chicken Fajitas, Fruit Salad

Grilled Cheese Sandwiches, Sliced Apples

Chicken & Rice with Cream of Mushroom Soup, Steamed Veggies

Lasagna (using ground venison), Rolls, Green Beans

Homemade Cheese Pizza, Breadsticks, Salad (Can you tell we love pizza?!!)

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