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Gretchen’s $72 Grocery Shopping Trip and Weekly Menu Plan for 5

Aldi

1 pkg Hot Dog Buns – $0.85

1 loaf Cinnamon Raisin Bread – $1.79

1 loaf Bread – $0.95

1 pkg French Toast Sticks – $1.95

1 bag Frozen Potato Puffs – $1.49

2 pkg Frozen Chicken Breasts – $5.59 each

1 pkg Frozen Blueberries – $3.49

1 pkg Frozen Strawberries – $1.89

1 carton Orange Juice – $1.89

2 can Northern Beans – $0.58 each

2 bag Frozen Peas – $0.75 each

1 can Diced Tomatoes with Green Chilies – $0.39

1 pkg Hot Dogs – $0.75

2 pkg Butter – $2.89 each

1 can Crushed Pineapple – $0.75

1 can Pineapple Chunks – $0.95

1 can Chili Beans – $0.49

1 Grape Jelly – $1.29

1 Peanut Butter – $1.15

1 Unsweetened Applesauce – $1.95

1 pkg Green Peppers – $2.19

1 pkg Applesauce Cups – $1.19

2 boxes Mac & Cheese – $0.34 each

1 bag Tortilla Chips – $0.92

1 box Fruit & Grain Bars – $1.35

1 box Cinnamon Crunch Cereal – $1.39

1 box Crackers – $1.79

1 box MooTubes – $1.55

1 bag Pretzels – $0.82

2 cans Tuna – $0.68 each

1 Cucumber – $1.29

1 bag Red Grapes – $2.79

Total: $59.46

Harris Teeter

2 dozen Eggs – $0.79 each

1 pkg Ground Beef @ $2.99/lb – $6.76

3 lbs Bananas – $1.65

2.91 lbs Fuji Apples – $2.88 (Oh my goodness! These apples are HUGE and are probably some of the best apples we’ve ever tasted!)

Total: $12.87

My sister’s family also gave us a TON of ground venison and venison steaks to put in the freezer so we will be using that over the coming weeks. 🙂

Total for both stores: $72.33

Menu Plan for This Week

Breakfasts

Cereal, Toast, Eggs, Fruit, Yogurt, Oatmeal, French Toast Sticks

Lunches

Mac & Cheese x 2, Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwiches, Hot Dogs, Tuna Sandwiches, Cheese/Crackers/Fruit, Leftovers

Dinners

Cream of Mushroom Chicken, Homemade Bread, Green Beans, Baked Potatoes

Spaghetti, Leftover Homemade Bread, Steamed Peas, Fruit Salad

Taco Bar, Chips & Salsa

White Chicken Chili, Chips, Veggies

Chicken & Rice Haystacks

Pancakes, Eggs, Fruit Salad

Pizza (dinner out)

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