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Gretchen’s $52 Grocery Shopping Trip and Menu Plan

Dillons

4 bags Kroger Frozen Veggies – $0.88 each

1 box Yoplait Go-Gurt – Marked down to $2.39

3.22 lbs Bananas – $1.58

1 Green Leaf Lettuce – $1.69

Total: $9.18

Aldi

2 dozen Eggs – $0.58 each

1 gallon Milk – $1.49

2 bags Frozen Chicken – $5.99 each

1 bag Sugar – $1.52

1 jar Pasta Sauce – $1.49

3 pkg Strawberries – $1.49 each

1 pkg Cheese Slices – $1.39

1 jar Pickles – $1.99

1 Half & Half – $1.59

2 Seedless Cucumbers – $0.99 each

1 pkg English Muffins – $0.99

1 bag Spinach – $1.39

1 bag Shredded Cheese – $3.29

1 box Granola Bars – $1.59

1 loaf Bread – $1.39

1 Pineapple – $1.29

1 lb Butter – $2.88

1 box Cheese Crackers – $1.49

Total: $43.37

Total for both stores: $52.55

Menu Plan for This Week

I was disappointed to find that Dillons didn’t have any marked down produce today so I’ll probably pop in there later on this week and check again.

Breakfasts

Cereal, Toasted English Muffins, Eggs, Baked Oatmeal, Cinnamon Rolls

Lunches

Tossed Salad, Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwiches, Cheese/Crackers/Fruit, Cheese Quesadillas, Leftovers

Dinners

Homemade Cheese Pizza, Breadsticks

Lasagna, Steamed Broccoli, Homemade Bread

Grilled Chicken, Biscuits, Steamed Peas

Meatloaf (from the freezer), Spinach Salad, Pumpkin Muffins

Pancakes, Eggs, Fruit Salad

Chicken Noodle Casserole, Steamed Broccoli

Hamburgers, Homemade French Fries, Steamed Cauliflower

Gretchen’s $73 Grocery Shopping Trip and Menu Plan

Dillons #1

1 box Baby Rice Rusks – Marked down to $1.69

1 bag YumEarth Organic Pops – Marked down to $1.49

1 box Simple Truth Cheddar Kangaroos – Marked down to $1.89

3 boxes Kellogg’s Fruit Snacks – $1.99 each, used 3 $1/1 e-coupons AND 3 $0.50/1 Ibotta rebates – $0.49 each after coupons and rebates

2 Kroger Peanut Butter – $1.49 each, used 2 $0.50/1 e-coupons – $0.99 each after e-coupons

1 box Yoplait Go-Gurt – Marked down to $2.39

Total after rebates: $10.91

Dillons #2

1 tub Raisins – Marked down to $1.49

1 Kroger Ice Cream – $2.50

5 pkg Kroger Cheese – $0.99 each with e-coupon (no longer available)

1 pkg Psst Crackers – $0.79

1 Romaine Lettuce – $1.69

1 pkg Flour – $1.59

1 pkg Red Grapes – $1.75

3 bags Produce – Marked down to $0.99 each

2.11 lbs Bananas – $1.03

Total: $18.76

Aldi

2 Half & Half – $1.59 each

1 pkg Monterey Jack Cheese – $1.99

2 pkg Flour Tortillas – $1.19 each

3 pkg Frozen Veggies – $0.79 each

1 gallon Milk – $1.49

1 pkg Frozen Chicken Breasts – $5.99

1 Cantaloupe – $0.99

1 pint Grape Tomatoes – $1.29

1 BBQ Sauce – $0.95

1 Ketchup – $1.25

1 can Cream of Mushroom Soup – $0.49

1 Applesauce – $1.89

1 lb Butter – $2.88

1 lb Oven Roasted Turkey Breast – $3.99

1 bag Tortilla Chips – $1.69

2 Cucumbers – $0.99 each

1 bag Baby Carrots – $0.99

1 pkg Crackers – $1.49

1 Yeast Packets – $0.89

1 pkg Cream Cheese – $1.29

1 box Granola Bars – $1.59

2 dozen Eggs – $0.58 each

Total: $43.60

Not pictured: My mom also gave us several pounds of ground beef and steak.

Total for all groceries: $73.27

Menu Plan for This Week

Breakfasts

Cereal, Eggs, Toast, Fruit

Lunches

Turkey Sandwiches, Cheese Quesadillas, Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwiches, Fruit/Cheese/Crackers, Tossed Salad, Leftovers

Dinners

Grilled Steaks (from my mom), Bread, Steamed Peas

Company for dinner (They are bringing Sanchos & Rice and I’m providing chips and salsa and also making an Apple Crisp.)

Pancakes, Eggs, Fruit Salad

Lifegroup potluck dinner (I’m bringing Chicken Taquitos and Chocolate Chip Cookies.)

Chicken & Veggies in the Crockpot, Rolls

Taco Bar

Cheese Pizza, Breaksticks, Tossed Salad

Gretchen’s Grocery Shopping Trip and Menu Plan

Dillons:

1 Malt O Meal Cereal – $1.99, used $0.50/1 Ibotta rebate – $1.49 after rebate

2 Mom’s Best Cereal – $1.79 each

1 pkg Goldfish Crackers – $0.99

2 pkg Kraft/Taco Bell Cheese – $1.99 each, used Buy One, Get One Free e-coupon – $0.99 each after coupon

1 Sara Lee Bread – $1.99, used $0.55/1 peelie coupon – $1.44 after coupon

5.56 lbs Bananas – $2.72

2 pkg Crunch Bars – $1 each, used 2 $1/1 printable – Free after coupons

2 pkg Zone Perfect Bars – $3.49 each, used $1.50/2 e-coupon – $2.74 each after coupon

1 bag Navel Oranges – Marked down to $0.79

1 bag Oranges – Marked down to $0.99

1 RXBar – $1.67 – used Free e-coupon (no longer available) – Free after coupon

2 Lettuce – $1.69 each

1 loaf Kroger Bread – Marked down to $0.49

Used $0.25 Ibotta rebate for receipt

Total after coupons and receipt: $20.34

Aldi

2 Half & Half – $1.59 each

1 pkg Frozen Chicken Breasts – $5.99

2 cans Green Beans – $0.49 each

1 lb Butter – $1.99

1 bag Pretzels – $0.99

1 pkg Tortilla Chips – $1.69

2 pkg Kettle Chips – $1.39 each

1 pkg Frozen Broccoli – $1.19

1 pkg Baby Carrots – $0.99

1 Unsweetened Applesauce – $1.89

1 jar Dill Pickles – $1.99

1 pkg Red Grapes – $2.55

1 dozen Eggs – $0.58

3 Avocados – $0.79 each

1 pg Flour Tortillas – $1.19

1 pkg Deli Cheese – $1.99

1 pkg MooTubes – $1.55

1 bag Frozen Corn – $0.79

1 bag Frozen Strawberries – $1.95

1 Ranch Dressing – $1.49

1 pkg Tomatoes – $2.69

2 Cucumbers – $0.49 each

1 gallon Milk – $1.49

1 can Pumpkin – $0.79

Total: $45.76

Total for both stores: $66.10

Menu Plan for This Week

Breakfasts

Cereal, Toast, Eggs, Cinnamon Rolls, Fruit Smoothies

Lunches

Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwiches, Turkey Sandwiches, Cheese Quesadillas, Cheese/Crackers/Veggies, Tossed Salad, Leftovers

Dinners

Dinner at my parents house (Salad Bar – I’m bringing sunflower seeds and raisins.)

Company for dinner (They are bringing venison burgers and I’m providing toppings, chips, and tossed salad.)

Nacho Bar

French Toast, Eggs, Fruit

Grilled Chicken, Pumpkin Muffins, Steamed Broccoli

Spaghetti, Steamed Corn, Fruit Salad

Dinner with my in-laws

Gretchen’s $53 Grocery Shopping Trip and Menu Plan for 5

Dillons #1

1 Sunbelt Granola Bars – $1.49

1 Kroger Shredded Cheese – $1.88

2 jars Zia Italiana Spaghetti Sauce – $1 each

2 Mom’s Best Cereal – $1.79 each

2.13 lbs Bananas – $1.04

1 bag Frozen Cauliflower – $1.19

1 bag Kroger Rice – $0.89

1 pkg Blackberries – $0.99

Total: $13.06

Dillons #2

2 pkg Annie’s Mac & Cheese – $0.99 each

1 pkg Kroger Flour – $1.79

2 Green Leaf Lettuce – $1.69

1 pkg Kroger Yogurt – Marked down to $1.49

1 pkg Yum Earth Organic Pops – Marked down to $1.49

Total: $10.13

Aldi

2 dozen Eggs – $0.58 each

1 lb Butter – $2.50

1 pkg Fruit & Grain Bars – $1.39

1 pkg Red Grapes – $3.34

1 pkg Snack Crackers – $1.49

3 Avocados – $0.39 each

2 Cucumbers – $0.49 each

1 pkg Oyster Crackers – $0.79

1 pkg Flour Tortillas – $1.19

1 Half & Half – $1.59

1 pkg Frozen Strawberries – $1.95

1 pkg Thin Wheat Crackers – $0.99

3 cans Cream of Mushroom/Chicken Soup – $0.49 each

1 gallon Milk – $1.49

1 bag Tortilla Chips – $1.69

1 pkg Oven Roasted Turkey – $3.99

1 loaf Bread – $0.89 (not pictured)

1 Unsweetened Applesauce – $1.89

Total: $29.96

Total for all grocery items: $53.15

Menu Plan for This Week:

Breakfasts

Cereal, Eggs, Toast, Oatmeal, Fruit

Lunches

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

Dinners

Homemade Cheese Pizza, Breadsticks

Sour Cream Enchiladas, Chips, Fruit Salad

French Toast, Eggs

Chicken Tetrazzini, Steamed Cauliflower

BBQ Meatballs, Baked Potatoes, Homemade Bread

Mac & Cheese, Sliced Avocados

Leftovers

Gretchen’s $62 Grocery Shopping Trip and Menu Plan

Dillons #1

I actually had some time this week to check out more than one Dillons for markdowns and ended up finding things at both places. Here is what I found at the first Dillons!

1 bag Yellow Peppers – Marked down to $0.99

1 bag Apples – Marked down to $0.99

2 dozen Eggs – Marked down to $0.29 each (Woohoo!)

1 pkg Go-Gurt – Marked down to $1.29

1 pint Chocolate Milk – Marked down to $0.49

5.11 lbs Bananas – $2.50

Total: $6.84

Dillons #2

1.82 lbs Bananas – $0.89 (I ended up buying more because I wanted more ripe bananas and my toddler was screaming for a banana to eat right at that moment… Haha!)

2 pkg Sargento Shredded Cheese – $1.79 each, used $1.50/2 e-coupon – $1.04 each after coupon

1 jar Yeast – $5.99

2 Frozen Freschetta Pizzas – $2.99 each with e-coupon

1 Planter’s Peanuts – Marked down to $1.79

1 Green Leaf Lettuce – $1.69

1 bag Apples – Marked down to $0.99

1 bag Oranges – Marked down to $0.99

1 Mother’s Coconut Cookies – Marked down to $1.49 (These are AMAZING!!! I’m addicted now!)

Total after coupons: $21.89

Aldi

2 Cucumbers – $0.49 each

2 Cantaloupe – $0.99 each

1 Pineapple – $1.29

1 bag Frozen Blueberries – $2.29

1 bag Frozen Strawberries – $1.95

1 bag Frozen Chicken Breasts – $5.99

1 box Animal Crackers – $1.59

1 box Granola Bars – $1.59

1 box Fruit Snacks – $3.99

1 loaf Bread – $1.39

1 pkg English Muffins – $0.99

1 box Snack Crackers – $1.49

1 box Thin Wheat Crackers – $0.99

1 bag Baby Carrots – $0.99

1 pkg Frozen Tilapia Fillets – $3.39

1 bag Potato Chips – $0.99

Total: $33.49

Total for all stores: $62.22

Menu Plan for This Week

Breakfasts

Cereal, Toast, Eggs, Oatmeal, Fruit

Lunches

Fruit Smoothies, Tossed Salad Bar, Baked Potatoes, Cheese Quesadillas, Picnic at the park (Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwiches, Animal Crackers, Oranges, Apples), Fruit/Veggies/Crackers/Yogurt, Leftovers

Dinners

Homemade Cheese Pizza, Breadsticks

Mac & Cheese, Fruit Smoothies

Company for dinner – Grilled Chicken/Tilapia, Steamed Veggies, Tossed Salad (They are bringing a fruit tray.)

Pancakes, Eggs, Fruit Salad

Grilled Hamburgers with Homemade Buns, Chips, Sliced Peppers

Baked Ziti, Homemade Rolls, Steamed Carrots

Poor Man’s Steak, Mashed Potatoes, Steamed Peas

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