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Brigette’s $88 Grocery Shopping Trip and Weekly Menu Plan for 6


Aldi

1 gallon Whole Milk – $1.31

1/2 gallon 1% Milk – $0.78

1 32-oz carton Half and Half – $1.55

2 64-oz cartons Orange Juice – $3.38

1 pkg fresh Chicken Drumsticks (@ $0.69/lb) – $3.23

1 2.33lb pkg 85/15 fresh Ground Beef – $5.67

1 3-lb bag frozen Boneless Chicken Breasts – $5.39

1 16-oz bag Wild Caught Salmon – $3.99

2 cans Chicken Breast – $3.10

1 pkg Pepperoni – $1.95

4 dozen Eggs – $2.28

1 bag frozen Brussel Sprouts – $0.55

2 bags frozen Broccoli Florets – $1.98

1 16-oz bag Mini Cucumbers – $1.69

1 bag Flat Leaf Spinach – $1.19

2 Cauliflower – $3.98

2 cans Green Beans – $0.76

1 bag fresh Green Beans – $1.39

1 bag fresh Brussel Sprouts – $1.49

1 pkg Romaine Hearts – $1.79

1 3-lb bag Sweet Potatoes – $1.69

2 pkgs Baby Carrots – $1.50

1 pkg Mini Sweet Peppers – $1.39

2 pkgs Strawberries – $2.98

1 pint Grape Tomatoes – $1.19

1 bunch Bananas (@ $0.29/lb) – $0.79

2 pkgs fresh Zucchini – $2.48

2 6-ct pkgs Strawberry Applesauce Cups – $1.98

1 32-oz carton Plain Nonfat Greek Yogurt – $3.29

1 32-oz bag Shredded Cheddar Cheese – $4.49

3 8-oz blocks Mozzarella Cheese – $2.97

1 pkg String Cheese – $1.49

1 8-oz pkg Cream Cheese – $0.65

2 24-oz cartons Cottage Cheese – $3.18

1 pkg Cream Cheese Spread Wedges – $1.29

1 jar Pasta Sauce – $0.85

1 pkg Semi-Sweet Morsels – $1.19

1 bag Plain Rice Cakes – $1.15

1 pkg Flour Tortillas – $0.65

1 loaf Sandwich Bread – $0.65

2 boxes Honey Nut Oats – $2.30

1 32-oz box Elbow Macaroni – $1.09

Grocery Total for the Week: $88.69

Weekly Menu Plan

Breakfasts

Everyone is responsible for making/cleaning up their own breakfasts. Choices include:

Cereal, Oatmeal, Yogurt, Fruit, Boiled/Scrambled/Fried Eggs, Veggie Omelets, Smoothies, Baked Oatmeal

Lunches

Cheese Quesadillas, Carrots, Strawberries x 2

Pretzels, Cheese Sticks, Applesauce, Cucumbers x 2

Leftovers, Fruit, Veggies x 3

Dinners

BBQ Meatballs, Tossed Salad, Green Beans, Macaroni and Cheese, Butterhorns, Ultimate Double Chocolate Brownies (company for dinner)

Oven Fried Chicken Drumsticks, Stir-Fry Zucchini, Biscuits, Sweet Potatoes Fries

Baked Salmon, Baked Sweet Potatoes, Roasted Brussel Sprouts, Rice

Chicken Gravy over Rice, Broccoli, Tossed Salad

Homemade Pepperoni Pizza, Green Beans, Cottage Cheese Pie (family recipe)

Crockpot Italian Chicken, Garlic Mashed Cauliflower, Broccoli, Easy Italian Breadsticks in the Bread Machine

Crustless Vegetable Quiche, Fruit, Biscuits

Brigette’s $70 Grocery Shopping Trip and Weekly Menu Plan for 6


Aldi

2 64-oz cartons Skim Milk, marked down – $0.50

1 gallon Whole Milk – $1.31

1 16-oz carton Heavy Whipping Cream – $1.55

1 64-oz carton Unsweetened Almond Milk – $1.69

2 64-oz cartons Orange Juice – $3.38

1 32-oz carton Nonfat Plain Green Yogurt – $3.29

1 24-oz carton Lowfat Cottage Cheese – $1.59

1 tub Sour Cream – $0.85

3 cans Green Beans – $1.14

1 pkg Romaine Hearts – $1.89

1 bag Mini Cucumbers – $1.69

1 large tub Organic Spring Mix – $3.49

1 10-lb bag Russet Potatoes – $3.79

1 Cauliflower – $1.29

1 3-lb bag Pink Lady Apples – $3.79

2 cartons Strawberries – $2.98

1 pkg Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips – $1.69

1 can Grated Parmesan Cheese – $2.29

4 dozen Eggs – $4.28

2 12-oz bags Shredded Colby Jack Cheese – $2.98

1 pkg Turkey Bacon – $1.89

1 1-lb bag Frozen Wild Caught Salmon – $3.99

1 6-lb pkg Fresh Bone-In Chicken Thighs ($0.69/lb) – $4.12

1 4.77lb pkg Fresh Chicken Drumsticks ($0.69/lb) – $3.29

3 boxes Honey Nut Oats – $3.45

1 box Cinnamon Crunch Squares – $1.09

1 box Peanut Butter Puffs – $1.65

1 8-oz pkg Deli Sliced Cheese – $1.15

1 pkg Taco Seasoning Mix – $0.29

1 2-lb bag Powdered Sugar – $1.29

1 pkg Rice Cakes – $1.15

1 loaf Sandwich Bread – $0.65

1 pkg Hotdog Buns – $0.59

Grocery Total for the Week: $70.36

Weekly Menu Plan

Breakfasts

Everyone is responsible for making/cleaning up their own breakfasts. Choices include:

Cereal, Oatmeal, Fried/Boiled/Hard Boiled Eggs, Veggie Omelets, Smoothies, Yogurt, Fruit, Cottage Cheese

Lunches

Grilled Cheese Sandwiches, Apples, Cucumber Slices

Rice Cakes with Peanut Butter, Strawberries, Carrots (from last week’s shopping trip)

Baked Potatoes with Cheese/Cottage Cheese, Cucumber Slices, Strawberries

Pretzels, Cheese Sticks, Apples, Carrots x 2

Leftovers x 2

Dinners

Oven BBQ Chicken Drumsticks, Seasoned Baked Potato Wedges, Mashed Cauliflower, Tossed Salad, Chocolate Sheet Cake

Build-Your-Own-Burritos (Seasoned Ground Venison, Shredded Cheddar Cheese, Shredded Romaine, Sour Cream, Salsa, Flour Tortillas), Green Beans

Oven Baked Salmon, Baked Potatoes, Green Beans, Basic Corn Muffins

Venison Roast in the Crockpot, Macaroni and Cheese, Tossed Salad, Easy Whole Wheat Muffins (I’ll make a double batch)

Spaghetti Alla Carbonara (family recipe), Tossed Salad, Quick Garlic Breadsticks

Chicken Noodle Soup with Easy Homemade Egg Noodles, Easy Whole Wheat Muffins

Leftovers

Brigette’s $89 Grocery Shopping Trip and Weekly Menu Plan for 6

Aldi

1 large canister Quick Oats – $2.39

1 5-lb bag All-Purpose Flour – $1.15

1 4-lb Sugar – $1.54

1 canister Salt – $0.35

1 5-lb pkg 73/27 Ground Beef, reduced – $5.49

1 gallon 1% Milk – $1.31

1 gallon Whole Milk – $3.38

1 16-oz carton Heavy Whipping Cream – $1.55

2 64-oz cartons Orange Juice – $3.38

1 box Honey Nut Oats – $1.15

3 cans Green Beans – $1.14

1 can Garbanzo Beans – $0.49

1 can Stewed Tomatoes – $0.35

1 large can Organic Diced Tomatoes – $1.35

1 large can Baked Beans – $1.25

1 6-ct pkg Unsweetened Applesauce Cups – $1.19

2 pkgs Baby Carrots – $1.50

3 Avocadoes – $0.75

1 large tub Organic Spring Mix – $3.49

1 3-lb pkg Sweet Potatoes – $1.69

1 pkg Fresh Green Beans – $1.39

1 pkg Broccoli Crowns – $1.39

1 Cauliflower – $1.39

1 head Cabbage $1.39

2 pkgs Mini Cucumbers – $3.38

1 5-lb bag Grapefruit – $2.99

1 bag Spinach – $1.19

1 3-lb bag Pink Lady Apples – $2.79

1 3-lb bag Organic Pink Lady Apples – $3.99

2 bags frozen Riced Cauliflower – $3.78

2 pkgs Fresh Blueberries – $4.38

1 pkg Plain Rice Cakes – $1.15

1 pkg Flour Tortillas – $0.65

1 loaf Sandwich Bread – $0.65

1 pkg Hamburger Buns – $0.65

1 pkg Gluten Free Pretzels – $1.75

1 kar Almond Butter – $3.49

2 boxes Macaroni and Cheese – $0.50

1 pkg String Cheese – $1.65

1 32-oz pkg Shredded Mozzarella Cheese – $2.49

3 cans Biscuits – $2.25

1 3-lb bag frozen Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breasts – $5.79

1 pkg frozen Wild Caught Salmon – $3.99

4 dozen Eggs, reduced – $2.00

Total: $89.96

Weekly Menu Plan

Breakfasts

Everyone is responsible for making/cleaning up their own breakfasts. Choices include:

Cereal, Toast, Fruit, Smoothies, Oatmeal, Fried/Boiled/Scrambled Eggs, Veggie Omelets

Lazy Monkey Bread, Scrambled Eggs with Cheese (birthday breakfast choice for my 8-yr old)

Lunches

Cheese Quesadillas, Apples, Cucumbers x 2

Almond Butter and Jelly Sandwiches, Applesauce/Blueberries, Cheese Sticks, Carrots x 2

Macaroni and Cheese, Grapefruit, Carrots (birthday lunch choice)

Leftovers x 2

Super Clean Broccoli Salad with Creamy Almond Dressing (for me – I’ll make a few alterations to the recipe based on what I already have in my pantry)

Dinners

Freezer Friendly Barbequed Meatballs, Tossed Salad, Baked Sweet Potatoes, Green Beans

Pakistani Kima, Rice, Make-Ahead Butterhorns, Melt in Your Mouth Blueberry Cake with Ice Cream (birthday dinner choice)

Slow Cooker Italian Chicken and Potatoes, Tossed Salad, Roasted Cauliflower

Super Bowl Snacks – Buttery Soft Pretzels, Homemade Guacamole/Chips/Salsa, Fresh Veggies, Chewy No-Bake Granola Bars

Hamburgers on the Grill, Baked Potato Wedges, Steamed Broccoli

Grilled Salmon, Cauliflower “Fried Rice” Recipe, Easy Whole Wheat Muffins

Leftovers

Brigette’s $69 Grocery Shopping Trip and Weekly Menu Plan for 6

Aldi

2 64-oz cartons Orange Juice – $3.38

1 10-lb bag Russet Potatoes – $3.79

1 32-oz box Elbow Macaroni – $1.09

1 16-oz pkg Deli Sliced Turkey – $2.99

1 3-lb bag frozen Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breasts – $5.39

1 pkg Turkey Bacon – $1.89

2 cans Chicken Breast – $3.10

2 6-ct Applesauce Cups – $2.38

2 bags Frozen Corn – $1.50

2 bags Frozen Mixed Veggies – $1.50

1 pkg Mini Cucumbers – $1.69

1 large tub Organic Spring Mix – $3.49

1 bunch Bananas (@$0.37/lb) – $1.36

2 pkgs Fresh Zucchini – $2.98

1 pkg Mini Sweet Peppers – $2.39

2 pkgs Broccoli Crowns – $3.58

1 Baby Carrots – $0.75

2 pkgs Strawberries – $2.98

1 8-oz pkg Sliced Deli Cheese – $1.15

1 16-oz bag Shredded Cheddar Cheese – $2.15

1 pkg String Cheese – $1.65

3 boxes Honey Nut Oats – $3.45

1 1-lb box Butter Quarters – $1.99

1 24-oz carton Cottage Cheese – $1.59

1 pkg Flour Tortillas – $0.65

1 loaf Sandwich Bread – $0.65

1 pkg Hamburger Buns – $0.65

1 pkg Plain Rice Cakes – $1.15

1 bag Pretzels – $1.75

3 dozen Eggs – $3.21

Total: $66.27

Harris Teeter

I ran into Harris Teeter since I was already driving past it, and found these things reduced.

1 bag Spinach/Argula, reduced – $1.00

1 bag Lemons, reduced – $1.00

1 bag Bananas, reduced – $1.00

Total: $3.00

Grocery Total for the Week: $69.27

Weekly Menu Plan

Breakfasts

Everyone is responsible for making/cleaning up their own breakfast. Choices include:

Oatmeal, Toast, Fruit, Cereal, Fried/Boiled/Scrambled Eggs, Veggie Omelets, Smoothies

Lunches

Pretzels with Peanut Butter, Cheese Sticks, Bananas, Carrots

Turkey/Cheese Sandwiches, Bananas, Carrots x 2

Cheese Quesadillas, Strawberries, Cucumbers x 2

Leftovers x 2

Dinners

Paleo Chicken and Broccoli, Rice, Tossed Salad

Pancakes, Scrambled Eggs, Bacon

Chicken Gravy over Rice, Steamed Mixed Veggies, 2-Ingredient Pumpkin Muffins

Freezer-Friendly Barbequed Meatballs (I make these using a mixture of ground venison, ground beef, and ground turkey), Mashed Potatoes, Corn, Tossed Salad

Cheesy Hamburger Potato Soup (I’ll use the last of the ham from my freezer instead of hamburger), Biscuits

Pulled Pork Sandwiches (from my freezer – leftover from last week), Baked Parmesan Zucchini, Corn

Leftovers

Brigette’s $81 Grocery Shopping Trip and Weekly Menu Plan for 6


Aldi

1 gallon Whole Milk – $1.31

1 gallon 1% Milk – $1.31

1 can Whipped Topping – $2.65

1 64-oz carton Orange Juice – $1.69

2 boxes Frosted Flakes – $1.78

1 box Honey Nut Oats – $1.15

1 jar Sauekraut – $1.69

1 pkg Wild Caught Salmon – $3.99

1 fresh Pork Butt Roast ($1.49/lb) – $10.22

1 pkf fresh Chicken Thighs ($0.89/lb) – $3.96

1 large jar Organic Apple Cider Vinegar – $3.49

1 pkg Frozen Broccoli Florets – $0.89

4 cans Green Beans – $1.48

1 bag Zucchini – $1.49

1 Cabbage – $1.39

1 pkg Spinach – $1.19

1 large tub Organic Spring Mix – $3.49

2 bags Mini Cucumbers – $3.38

1 bag Fresh Green Beans – $1.39

2 bags Broccoli Crowns – $3.58

2 cartons Grape Tomatoes – $1.98

2 cartons Blackberries – $1.78

1 bunch Bananas ($0.37/lb) – $0.99

1 3-lb bag Mandarin Oranges – $2.69

1 jar Pasta Sauce – $0.85

3 6-ct pkgs Unsweetened Applesauce – $2.67

1 box Cheese Crackers – $1.49

3 bags Pretzels – $1.47

1 loaf Bread, reduced – $0.25

1 pkg Flour Tortillas – $0.65

1 pkg Hamburger Buns – $0.65

1 pkg Rice Cakes – $1.15

1 5-ct box Pure and Simple Bars – $3.99

1 16-oz pkg Shredded Mozzarella Cheese – $2.49

1 16-oz pkg Shredded Cheddar Cheese – $2.15

Total: $76.77


Harris Teeter

2 dozen Eggs – $1.54

2 Knorr Pasta Sides – $2.00, used $0.50/2 Knorr Sides Products – 1-6-19 RMN (exp. 01/20/19) (doubled) – $1.00/2 after coupons

1 pkg RX Nut Butter – $1.99, used FREE catalina print out coupon, plus receive $0.55 rebate from Ibotta – $0.55 MM after coupon and rebate

1 bag Steamable Fresh Vegetables, reduced – $1.00

1 jar Simply Ragu – $1.88, used $0.75/1 Ragu Simply Pasta Sauce – 1-6-19 SS; Includes 24 oz Only (exp. 02/03/19) (doubled) – $0.38

2 boxes Jif Power-Ups – $3.98, used $0.75/1 printable (doubled) – $0.98/2 boxes after coupons

Total after Coupons and Rebates: $4.35

Grocery Total for the Week: $81.12

Weekly Menu Plan

Breakfasts

Everyone is responsible for making/cleaning up their own breakfasts. Choices include:

Cereal, Oatmeal, Toast, Fried/Scrambled/Boiled Eggs, Veggie Omelets, Fruit, Smoothies

Lunches

Cheese Quesadillas, Carrots, Applesauce x 2

Pretzels, Cucumbers, Oranges, Hard Boiled Eggs (we still have several dozen eggs leftover from the last few weeks) x 2

Rice Cakes with Peanut Butter, Blackberries, Grape Tomatoes, Cheese Sticks (leftover from last week) x 2

Leftovers

Dinners

Crockpot Pulled Pork (my roast will make a huge amount – enough for several meals. We will eat it twice this week, and I’ll freeze the rest), Tossed Salad, Green Beans, Alfredo Pasta

Chicken and Cabbage Fried Rice, Egg Drop Soup, Chinese Broccoli (I’ll use regular broccoli)

Pulled Pork Sandwiches (using leftover Pulled Pork), Oven Baked Potato Fries, Roasted Broccoli

Crispy Baked Chicken Thighs, Biscuits, Easy Fried Cabbage, Applesauce

Baked Salmon (using the fresh herbs still growing on my screened porch – I can’t believe they are surviving the colder weather), Pull Apart Rolls, Green Beans, Baked Potatoes

Fried Venison Steaks, Sauteed Zucchini, Creamy Milk Rice, Leftover Pull Apart Rolls

Leftovers

Brigette’s $90 Grocery Shopping Trip and Weekly Menu Plan for 6


Aldi

2 bags Riced Cauliflower – $3.38

2 bags Frozen Broccoli Florets – $2.18

1 bag Frozen Blueberries – $1.49

2 3-lb bag Frozen Boneless Chicken Breasts – $10.78

1 pkg Pepperoni – $1.95

1 pkg Turkey Bacon – $1.89

1 gallon 1 % Milk – $1.32

1 gallon Whole Milk – $1.32

1 can Whipped Topping – $2.65

1 16-oz carton Heavy Whipping Cream – $1.55

1 64-oz carton Unsweetened Almond Milk – $1.69

2 64-oz cartons Orange Juice – $3.38

2 boxes Macaroni and Cheese – $0.50

1 pkg String Cheese – $1.65

1 8-oz pkg Deli Sliced Cheese – $1.15

1 can Parmesan Cheese – $2.29

1 16-oz pkg Shredded Cheddar Cheese – $2.15

1 16-oz pkg Shredded Mozzarella Cheese – $2.49

1 jar Pasta Sauce – $0.99

1 pkg Taco Seasoning Mix – $0.29

1 1-lb pkg Butter Quarters – $2.04

1 32-oz pkg Spaghetti Noodles – $0.79

1 box Frosted Flakes – $1.39

2 boxes Honey Nut Oats – $2.30

4 dozen Eggs – $4.32

1 loaf White Bread – $0.65

1 pkg Flour Tortillas – $0.65 (the tortillas and the shredded cheddar cheese are not pictured – they were confiscated immediately upon arrival at home for a dinner “emergency”…never ever go shopping and buy groceries for dinner close to dinnertime, and then expect your family to wait to eat until AFTER you’ve finished taking a picture of groceries needed for dinner :))

1 jar Extra Virgin Olive Oil – $2.69

2 jars Pesto Sauce – $3.38

1 jar Organic Salsa – $1.35

1 24-oz carton Cottage Cheese – $1.59

1 large tub Organic Spring Mix – $3.49

1 pkg Cauliflower – $1.89

1 pkg Broccoli Crowns – $1.79

2 16-oz bags Mini Cucumbers – $3.38

2 bags Baby Carrots – $1.50

1 pkg Romaine Hearts – $1.79

1 2-lb bag Honeycrisp Apples – $2.49

1 tub Organic Baby Spinach – $1.79

2 1-lb bags Fresh Green Beans – $2.78

2 cans Chicken $3.10

Grocery Total for the Week: $90.24

Weekly Menu Plan

Breakfasts

Everyone is responsible for making/cleaning up their own breakfasts. Choices include:

Oatmeal, Cereal, Fruit, Toast, Smoothies, Scrambled/Fried/Hard Boiled Eggs, Veggie Omelets, German Puff Pancakes

Lunches

Macaroni and Cheese, Apples, Carrots

Grilled Cheese Sandwiches, Grapefruit (leftover from last week), Cucumbers x 2

Baked Potatoes with Broccoli and Shredded Cheese, Cucumbers

Leftovers, Fresh Veggies with Dip

Crackers and Peanut Butter, Cheese Sticks, Apples/Pears (leftover from last week) x 2

Dinners

Mozzarella and Pesto Chicken in a Crockpot (I’ll make up my own ranch seasoning for this), Tossed Salad, Broccoli, Homemade French Bread (I’ll make 2 loaves – one for later this week)

Venison Steaks with Gravy, Baked Potatoes, Roasted Parmesan Cauliflower, Freezer Biscuits

Homemade Pepperoni Pizza, Tossed Salad, Sauteed Green Beans

Spaghetti Alla Carbonara (family recipe), Homemade French Bread, Tossed Salad

Build-Your-Own-Burritos, (seasoned ground venison, chopped romaine, shredded cheese, salsa, homemade refried beans, chopped onions), Mexican Cauliflower Rice (although I’ll use jarred salsa instead of all fresh ingredients to save some time)

Chicken Gravy over Rice, Green Beans, Freezer Biscuits

Leftovers