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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

Brigette’s $84 Grocery Shopping Trip and Weekly Menu Plan

Aldi

1 5-lb roll 73/27 Fresh Ground Beef – $8.95

1 3-lb bag frozen Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts – $5.85

1 16-oz pkg Deli Meat – $2.85

1-lb Premium Sausage – $1.89

1 pkg String Cheese – $1.95

1 8-oz pkg Deli Sliced Cheese – $1.79

1 gallon Whole Milk – $0.97

1 gallon 1% Milk – $0.97

1 64-oz carton Unsweetened Almond Milk – $1.65

1 pkg Zucchini ($0.95/lb) – $1.54

1 pkg Romaine Hearts – $1.99

1 Cauliflower – $1.99

2 pkgs Broccoli Crowns – $3.38

2 Avocados – $0.58

1 large tub Organic Spring Mix – $3.49

1 bag Red Grapes ($0.95/lb) – $1.92

1 carton Grapes Tomatoes – $1.59

1 bag Mini Cucumbers -$2.09

3 cans Green Beans – $1.14

1 bunch Bananas ($0.38/lb) – $1.24

1 10-lb bag Russet Potatoes – $3.49

2 boxes Honey Crispy Oats – $2.38

2 64-oz cartons Orange Juice – $3.28

1 can Whipped Topping – $2.65

1 32-oz carton Half and Half – $1.55

1 box Pumpkin Pecan Instant Oatmeal – $1.99

1 bottle Pumpkin Spice Almond Milk Creamer – $1.99 (yes, I’m *that* person who buys everything pumpkin🙂)

1 jar Pasta Sauce – $0.85

1 pkg Crème Brulee Coffee – $3.79

1 pkg Tortillas – $0.65

3 dozen Eggs – $2.31

1 32-oz bag Shredded Cheddar Cheese – $4.99

2 loaves Sandwich Bread, reduced – $0.50

1 bag Gluten-Free Pretzels – $1.85

Total: $80.09

Harris Teeter

8 cans Beans – $2.72

1 bag Pretzel Crisps – $1.99, used $1.00/1 printable – $0.99 after coupon

1 pkg Hidden Valley Ranch Dip – $1.25, used $0.50/1 Hidden Valley Ranch Dry Dip or Seasoning Mix Exp 12/10/19 (SS 11/10/19 R) (doubled) – $0.25 after coupon

1 pkg Bridgford Parkerhouse Style Rolls – $1.84, used $0.75/1 printable (doubled) – $0.34 after coupon

Total after Coupons: $4.30

Grocery Total for the Week: $84.39

Weekly Menu Plan

Breakfasts

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

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

Lunches

Cheese Quesadillas, Grapes, Carrots x 2

Pretzels with Peanut Butter, Cheese Sticks, Apples, Cucumbers

Baked Potatoes with Shredded Cheese, Bananas, Grape Tomatoes

Leftovers x 3

Dinners

Chili, World’s Best Honey Cornbread

Lasagna Casserole, Homemade Breadsticks, Tossed Salad, Green Beans

Cheesy Hamburger Soup, Pumpkin Crescent Rolls

Leftover Chili over Baked Potatoes, Tossed Salad, Broccoli

Date Night Out (macaroni and cheese for the kids at home)

Crockpot Italian Chicken, Roasted Broccoli, Rolls, Creamy Milk Rice

Venison Roast in the Crockpot, Rolls, Green Beans, Garlic Mashed Cauliflower, Tossed Salad

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)