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Gretchen’s $79 Grocery Shopping Trip and Menu Plan

Dillons

2 pkg Turkey/Ham Kroger Sandwich Meat – $2.50 each, used 2 $0.50/1 e-coupon – $2 each after coupon

1 bag Kroger Tortilla Chips – $1.49

2 bags Kroger Shredded Cheese (16 oz each) – $3.49 each, used 2 $1/1 e-coupon – $2.99 each after coupon

5 pkg Kroger Applesauce Cups – $1.29 each used 5 $0.40/1 e-coupon – $0.89 each after coupons

3 Kroger Peanut Butter – $1.49 each, used 3 $0.50/1 e-coupon – $0.99 each after coupon

1 Green Leaf Lettuce – $1.69

1 loaf Honey Wheat Bread – $2.49, used $1/1 e-coupon – $1.49 after coupon

1 Ground Black Pepper – $1.25

1 can Chopped Olives – $1.39

1.18 lbs Roma Tomatoes – $1.17

1 pkg String Cheese – $3.49, used $1/1 e-coupon – $2.49 after coupon

1 pkg Cookies – Marked down to $1.79

5.31 lbs Bananas – $2.60

1 pkg Mission Tortillas – $2.59

1 Kroger Sour Cream – $1.99, used $0.50/1 e-coupon – $1.49 after coupon

1 Reese Pieces Bar – $1, used Free e-coupon (no longer available) – Free after coupon

1 Kroger Half & Half – $1.79

Total after coupons: $38.63

Aldi

2 pkg Frozen Peas – $0.79 each

1 pkg Cheese Crackers – $1.49

1 pkg Frozen Chicken Nuggets – $3.79

1 pkg Frozen Chicken Breasts – $5.99

1 can Cream of Mushroom Soup – $0.49

1 Half & Half – $1.59

2 Cucumbers – $0.59 each

1 6-pack Raisins – $1.19

1 dozen Eggs – $0.58

1 bag Mandarin Oranges – $2.39

1 canister Peanuts – $2.19

1 pkg Green Grapes – $2.64

1 MooTubes Yogurt – $1.55

1 pkg Frozen Strawberries – $1.95

1 pkg Fruit & Grain Bars – $1.39

2 pkg Strawberries – $1.49 each

1 pkg Chewy Granola Bars – $1.59

1 pkg Snack Crackers – $1.49

1 gallon Milk – $1.49

1 lb Butter – $2.88

Total: $40.42

Total for both stores: $79.05

Menu Plan for This Week

I’m planning to be out of town several days this week so I bought lots of snacks and easy to prepare foods so my husband doesn’t have to make food for the family/eat out for every meal. 😉

Breakfasts

Cereal, Toast, Eggs, Fruit, Smoothies

Lunches

Mac & Cheese, Chicken Nuggets, Crackers/Cheese/Applesauce, Yogurt & Banana Muffins, Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwiches, Turkey Sandwiches, Leftovers

Dinners

Soft Tacos, Chips & Salsa, Cookies (We are having friends for dinner and they are bringing rice.)

Spaghetti, Butterhorn Rolls, Steamed Peas

Grilled Steak (from the freezer), Steamed Corn, Strawberries

Homemade Cheese Pizza, Fruit Salad

Grilled Hamburgers (meat and buns from our freezer), Steamed Peas

Chicken & Gravy over Noodles, Biscuits, Tossed Salad

Waffles, Eggs, Fruit

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2 Comments

  • Jo says:

    How do you make your Chicken and Gravy?

  • Kitty says:

    Hi Gretchen,

    Would be lovely if you could to a ‘Hello’ post like your sister Brigette. I used to read your blog when you were first married. It would be nice to have an update.

    Completely understand if you want to keep your life private. I would find it daunting!

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