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Gretchen’s $68 Grocery Shopping Trip and Weekly Menu Plan for 5

Aldi

1 Pineapple – $1.29

1 Unsweetened Applesauce – $1.95

1 bag Tortilla Chips – $0.89

1 pkg Oven Roasted Turkey – $3.99

2 pkg Frozen Corn/Peas – $0.79 each

1 bag Chocolate Chips – $1.29

2 Half & Half – $1.55 each

2 gallons Milk – $1.49 each

1 pkg Frozen Chicken Breasts – $5.85

1 can Cream of Chicken Soup – $0.49

1 bag Shredded Cheese – $2.79

1 pkg MooTubes – $1.55

1 bag Baby Carrots – $0.79

1 box Fruit & Grain Bars – $1.39

1 bag Gala Apples – $1.49

1 pkg Raspberries – $0.89

3 Seedless Cucumbers – $0.99 each

1 Chunk Cheese – $1.69

1 pkg English Muffins – $1.15

1 bag Spinach – $1.59

1 pkg Hot Dog Buns – $0.85

1 loaf Bread – $0.95

1 pkg Frozen Blueberries – $1.85

1 box Cheese Crackers – $1.49

1 Cheese Deli Pizza – $4.99 (not pictured)

Total: $49.84

Dillons

1 Simply Popped Popcorn – $0.99

2 Honey Nut Cheerios – $1.79 each, used $1/2 e-coupon – $1.29 each after coupon

2 Honey Nut Chex – $1.79, used $1/2 e-coupon – $1.29 each after coupon

2.56 lbs Bananas – $1.30

1 lb Ground Beef – $2.50

6 pkg Ramen Noodles – $0.25 each (Requested by my hubby who loves these. I’m not a fan. Anyone else??)

1 Simple Truth Sweet Potato Tortilla Chips – $0.99 (These things are SO good and addicting!)

1 Kroger Peanut Butter – $1.79

1 Wesson Oil – $1.69 after e-coupon

1 Kroger Flour – $1.59

1 Green Leaf Lettuce – $1.49

Total after coupons: $19

Total for both stores: $68.84

Menu Plan for This Week

Breakfasts

Cereal, Toasted English Muffins, Yogurt, Eggs, Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins, Oatmeal

Lunches

Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwiches, Mac & Cheese, Turkey Sandwiches, Cheese/Crackers/Fruit/Veggies, Aldi Cheese Pizza, Fruit Smoothies, Tossed Salad Bar, Leftovers

Dinners

BBQ Meatballs from freezer (from my mom), Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins, Steamed Broccoli

Tacos, Chocolate Cake (birthday dinner for my 3-year old)

Grilled Chicken, Biscuits, Steamed Peas

Homemade Chipotle Bowls, Chips

Pancakes, Eggs, Sliced Apples

Cream of Mushroom Soup and Ground Beef over Noodles, Spinach Salad

Lasagna Casserole, Homemade Bread, Green Beans

Gretchen’s $67 Grocery Shopping Trip and Menu Plan for 5

Aldi

2 pkg Chicken Breasts – Marked down to $4.95

1 pkg Chicken Drumsticks – Marked down to $1.93

1 bag Shredded Mozzarella Cheese – $2.79

1 box Crisp Rice Cereal – $1.39

1 box Crispy Oats Cereal – $1.19

1 Unsweetened Applesauce – $1.95

1 bag Shredded Cheddar Cheese – $2.79

1 bag Baby Carrots – $0.79

1 bag Avocados – $2.49

1 bag Gala Apples – $2.49

1 bag Frozen Strawberries – $1.29

2 cans Northern Beans – $0.55 each

1 bag Mandarins – $2.49

1 bag Frozen Blueberries – $1.85

1 box Mac & Cheese – $0.75

1 Half & Half – $1.55

1 box Crackers – $1.49

1 loaf Bread – $0.95

1 bag Spinach – $1.59

1 can Tuna – $0.68

2 cans Green Beans – $0.49 each

1 pkg Applesauce Cups – $1.25

1 Grape Jelly – $1.29

1 can Diced Tomatoes with Green Chilies – $0.45

1 pkg English Muffins – $0.59

1 bag Corn Chips – $0.79

1 bag Frozen Peas – $0.79

1 bag Frozen Corn – $0.95

1 bag Frozen Broccoli – $0.95

1 box Fruit & Grain Bars – $1.39

1 bar Cheddar Cheese – $1.69

1 Pure Maple Syrup – $5.99

1 bag Chocolate Chips – $1.29

Total: $55.15

Dillons

2.14 lbs Bananas – $1.05

1 gallon Milk – $1.59

1 bag Cucumbers – $0.99

1 lb Ground Beef – $2.99

4 Two Good Yogurts – Marked down to $0.25 each

1 Green Leaf Lettuce – $1.49

1 bag Grapes – $2.27

1 bag Simple Truth Sweet Potato Chips – Marked down to $0.99

Total: $12.37

Total for both stores: $67.52

Menu Plan for This Week

Breakfasts

Cereal, Eggs, English Muffins, Oatmeal, Fruit

Lunches

Crackers/Fruit/Veggies, Cheese/Crackers/Fruit, Mac & Cheese, Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwiches, Tossed Salad Bar, Fruit Smoothies, Leftovers

Dinners

Grilled Rib (from the freezer), Biscuits, Steamed Broccoli

Chicken Tortilla Soup, Chips, Carrot Sticks

Pancakes, Eggs

Spaghetti, Green Beans, Homemade Bread

Baked Chicken Drumsticks, Mashed Potatoes, Steamed Peas

BBQ Meatballs (from my mom), Steamed Corn, Spinach Salad

Out to eat

Gretchen’s Grocery Shopping Trip and Weekly Menu Plan

Aldi

1 box Crisp Rice Cereal – $1.39

1 Cheese Deli Pizza – $4.99 (not pictured)

1 pkg Applesauce Cups – $1.25

2 pkg Frozen Strawberries – $1.89 each

1 lb Butter – $1.99

1 gallon Milk – $1.49

1 Flour Tortillas – $0.99

1 bag Sugar – $1.57

1 box Granola Bars – $1.15

2.39 lbs Red Grapes – $2.13

1 Sour Cream – $0.89

1 box Snack Crackers – $1.59

2 dozen Eggs – $0.58 each

1 bag Shredded Cheese – $2.79

1 bag Oyster Crackers – $0.79

1 bag Spinach – $1.59

1 pkg Chunk Cheese – $1.69

1 pkg Grape Tomatoes – $1.49

1 pkg Hot Dog Buns – $0.85

1 pkg Chocolate Chips – $1.29

1 Frozen Broccoli – $0.95

1 Half & Half – $1.55

1 box Cheese Crackers – $1.49

3 Cucumbers – $0.49 each

1 box Thin Wheat Crackers – $0.99

1 bag Frozen Peas – $0.79

1 pkg Cinnamon Bagels – $1.49

1 bag White Tortilla Chips – $0.89

1 loaf Bread – $1.29

Total: $47.01

Dillons

1 Kroger Honey Nut Cereal – $1.49

1 Honey Nut Chex Cereal – $2.50

1 loaf French Bread – $1.99

1 pkg Steak – Marked down to $7.24 (This was originally $21 so I was super excited!)

2.56 lbs Bananas – $1.25

1 Kroger Peanut Butter – $1.79

1 Oscar Meyer Franks – $2.50

Total: $18.76

Total for both stores: $65.77

Menu Plan for This Week

Breakfasts

Cereal, Eggs, Toast, Oatmeal, Fruit Smoothies

Lunches

Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwiches, Turkey Sandwiches, Cheese/Crackers/Fruit, Cheese Quesadillas, Leftovers, Hot Dogs, Spinach Salads (for me)

Dinners

Aldi Pizza, Fruit

Grilled Steak, French Bread, Mashed Potatoes

Chicken & Rice, Pumpkin Muffins, Steamed Broccoli

Nacho Bar, Fruit Salad

Cheese, Crackers, Grapes, Sliced Cucumbers

Spaghetti, Biscuits Steamed Peas

Baked Sour Cream Mushroom Chicken, Steamed Corn (from freezer), Homemade Bread

Gretchen’s $55 Grocery Shopping Trip and Weekly Menu Plan

Aldi

1 loaf Bread – $0.95

1 pkg Frozen Broccoli – $0.95

1 bag Frozen Peas – $0.79

2 pkg Red Grapes – $4.93

1 pkg Fruit & Grain Bars – $1.35

1 pkg Chocolate Chips – $1.29

1 pkg Flour Tortillas – $0.99

2 Unsweetened Applesauce – $1.95

1 can Pumpkin – $0.85

1 bag Green Peppers – $1.49

1 gallon Milk – $1.49

1 pkg MooTubes – $1.55 (I bought this before I went to Dillons and saw the markdowns on Go-Gurts!)

2 dozen Eggs – $0.58 each

1 bag Tortilla Chips – $0.89

1 pkg Oven Roasted Turkey – $3.99

1 pkg Peanut Butter Crackers – $0.89

3 bags Spinach – $1.59 each

1 box Thin Wheat Crackers – $0.99

1 can Pineapple – $0.89

1 lb Butter – $2.89

1 Grape Tomatoes – $1.89

Total: $38.89

Dillons

1 Land O Lakes Half & Half – $2.28 (This didn’t make it into the picture for some reason.)

4 pkg Yoplait Go-Gurt – Marked down to $0.99 each

3 boxes Annie’s Mac & Cheese – $0.99 each

1 Mom’s Best Cereal – $1.99, used $1/1 e-coupon – $0.99 after coupon

3 boxes Kellogg’s Frosted Flakes – $1.49 each, used $1/3 e-coupon – $1.16 each after coupon

1 box Brownie Mix – $0.99

1 box Kroger Instant Oatmeal – $1.49

Total after coupons: $16.16

Total for both stores: $55.05

Menu Plan for This Week

We ended up doing a lot of snack dinners last week (popcorn, crackers, cheese, etc) due to an unexpectedly busy week. So I will be using meat and leftovers from last week for this week’s menu plan.

Breakfasts

Cereal, Eggs, Oatmeal, Spinach, Yogurt

Lunches

Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwiches, Turkey Sandwiches, Tossed Salad, Baked Potatoes, Cheese/Crackers/Fruit/Yogurt, Mac & Cheese, Lunch at my parents (I’m bringing spinach for the salad bar and bread.)

Dinners

Leftovers

Hawaiian Haystacks

Chili, Biscuits, Fruit Salad

Bean Burritos, Chips & Salsa, Steamed Peas

Homemade Pizza, Breadsticks, Spinach Salad

Hamburgers, Steamed Broccoli, Homemade French Fries

Out to eat

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

 

I’m back!! It has been a crazy few weeks with remodeling our entire kitchen and then sickness. But I’m hoping to finally be back to doing my grocery shopping posts again!

Aldi

2 Half & Half – $1.55 each

3.32 lbs Red Grapes – $5.94

1 Marinara Sauce – $0.85

2 cans Great Northern Beans – $0.55 each

1 pkg Oven Roasted Turkey – $3.99

2.11 lbs Green Grapes – $1.88

5 lbs Grapefruit – $3.69

1 Grape Jelly – $1.29

1 loaf Bread – $0.95

2 Cucumbers – $0.49 each

2 cans Green Beans – $0.49 each

1 Ranch Dressing – $0.89

1 pkg Chocolate Chips – $1.29

1 pkg Taco Mix – $0.39

2 can Cream of Mushroom Soup – $0.49 each

1 pkg Oyster Crackers – $0.79

2 dozen Eggs – $0.58 each

1 pkg Shredded Cheese – $2.49

1 pkg Chips – 41.19

2 Avocados – $0.39 each

1 pkg Corn Chips – $0.79

1 Frozen Corn – $0.79

2 pkg Frozen Broccoli – $0.95 each

1 Unsweetened Applesauce – $1.95

1 Applesauce Cups – $1.25

1 can Diced Tomatoes – $0.45

1 MooTubes – $1.55

1 Butter – $2.69

1 can Refried Beans – $0.65

1 pkg Tortillas – $0.99

Total: $49.21

Dillons

3 pkg Frozen Chicken Breasts – $4.99 each with e-coupon (no longer available)

3 pkg Quaker Granola Bars – $0.99 each with e-coupon (no longer available)

2 pkg Life Cereal – $0.99 each with e-coupon (no longer available)

5 Clif Z-Bars – Marked down to $0.49 each

Total: $22.37

Total for both stores: $71.58

Menu Plan for This Week

Breakfasts

Cereal, Toast, Eggs, Oatmeal, Donuts (after church treat)

Lunches

Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwiches, Turkey Sandwiches/Chips, Baked Potatoes, Fruit/Veggies/Crackers/Granola Bars, Mac & Cheese, Leftovers

Dinners

Pizza, Grapes

Slow Cooker White Chicken Chili, Corn Chips, Fruit Salad

Pancakes, Eggs, Sausage (from freezer)

Grilled Steak (from the freezer), Biscuits, Green Beans

Bean Burritos, Rice, Steamed Broccoli

Slow Cooker Chicken with Cream of Mushroom Soup, Steamed Corn, Homemade Bread

Spaghetti, Steamed Broccoli, Banana Muffins (using old bananas I froze)

Gretchen’s $63 Weekly Grocery Shopping Trip and Menu Plan for 5

Dillons

2 Kroger Ice Cream – $1.49 each

1 Oven Roasted Turkey Breast – $1.99

1 gallon Milk – $1.59

3 bags Simple Truth Chips (6 count) – Marked down to $0.99 each

3 boxes Kind Bars – $1.99 each, used 3 $1 Ibotta rebate and 3 $1 Kroger Cashback rebates – Free after rebates

2 boxes General Mills Cereal – $1.79 each, used $1/2 e-coupon – $1.29 each after coupon

1 pkg Hot Dog Buns – $0.89

1 pkg Hamburger Buns – $0.89

1 Oscar Meyer Hot Dogs – $2.50

5 pkg Jello Pudding – $0.99 each

5 pkg Danimal Smoothies – $0.99 each

3 bags Apples – Marked down to $0.99 each

1 Green Leaf Lettuce – $1.29

1 pkg Red Grapes – $2.30

Total after coupons and rebates: $32.85

Aldi

1 Old Fashioned Oats – $2.45

1 lb Ground Beef – $3.39

2 Half & Half – $1.55 each

1 pkg Frozen Chicken Breasts – $5.85

1 bag Snack Crackers – $1.35

1 pkg Oyster Crackers – $0.89

1 Unsweetened Applesauce – $1.95

1 Mild Cheddar Cheese – $1.69

1 gallon Milk – $1.49

2 Cucumbers – $0.49 each

1 Pineapple – $1.29

1 loaf Bread – $0.95

1 Honey Bear – $2.89

1 bag Baking Potatoes – $2.39

Total: $30.56

Total for both stores: $63.41

Menu Plan for This Week

Breakfasts

Cereal, Oatmeal, Toast, Eggs, Donuts (after church treat)

Lunches

Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwiches, Turkey Sandwiches, Fruit/Veggies/Cheese/Crackers, Lunch at my moms (We are bringing apples and energy balls.), Cheese Quesadillas, Salad Bar, Leftovers

Dinners

Hot Dogs over the fire, Chips

Homemade Pizza, Breadsticks

Grilled Hamburgers, Steamed Broccoli

Spaghetti, Pumpkin Muffins (from freezer), Steamed Green Beans

Chicken Noodle Casserole, Tossed Salad, Fruit Salad

Baked Potato Bar

Out to eat