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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 – $0.99 after coupon

3 boxes Kellogg’s Frosted Flakes – $1.49 each, used – $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 and 3 $1 Kroger Cashback rebates – Free after rebates

2 boxes General Mills Cereal – $1.79 each, used – $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

Gretchen’s $91 Grocery Shopping Trip and Weekly Menu Plan for 5

Dillons

1.84 lbs Red Grapes – $1.78

1 Krusteaz Pancake Mix – $3.49, used AND – Free $0.51 overage after coupon and rebate

2 bags Kroger Shredded Cheese – $2.99 each

3 pkg Goldfish – $0.97 each

2 boxes Mom’s Best Cereal – $1.99 each, used 2 – $0.99 each after coupons

1 box Kellogg’s Peanut Butter Corn Pops – $1.79, used – $0.29 after coupon

2 Cascadian Farms Cereal – $1.99 each, used – $1.49 each after coupon

1 Simple Truth Tortilla Chips – $0.97, used – $0.47 after coupon

1 Breyer’s Ice Cream – $2.49

2 boxes Barbara’s Cereal – $1.99 each, used 2 – $0.99 each after coupons

2 bags Frozen Veggies – $1 each, used $0.50/2 mailer coupon – $0.75 each after coupon

1 Kroger Ice Cream – $2.50, used $0.45/1 mailer coupon – $2.05 after coupon

2.96 lbs Bananas – $1.45

1 pkg Oreo Cookies – $1.99

5 Hormel Snacks – $1.67 each, used 5 – $0.17 each after rebates

1 Green Leaf Lettuce – $1.29

1 bag Flour – $1.59, used $0.40/1 mailer coupon – $1.19 after coupon

Used

Total after coupons and rebates: $30.48

Aldi

1 box Spaghetti – $1.39

1 pkg Applesauce Cups – $1.25

1 bag Frozen Peas – $0.79

2 bags Frozen Broccoli – $0.95 each

1 bag Oyster Crackers – $0.79

1 bag Shredded Cheese – $2.69

1 bag Frozen Tilapia – $3.79

1 bag Chocolate Chips – $1.69

1 loaf Bread – $0.99

1 lb Frozen Ground Beef – $3.39

1 lb Sausage – $2.29

1 Unsweetened Applesauce – $1.95

1 bag Tortilla Chips – $0.89

1 box Fruit & Grain Bars – $1.39

1 jar Pasta Sauce – $0.85

2 cans Green Beans – $0.49

2 Half & Half – $1.55 each

1 lb Butter – $2.89

1 bag Apples – $1.99

1 pkg MooTubes – $1.55

1 bag Baby Carrots – $0.89

2.53 lbs Peaches – $2.50

1 bag Mandarins – $2.69

1 Honey Bear – $2.89

5 lbs Baking Potatoes – $2.19

1 gallon Milk – $1.49

1 bag Frozen Chicken Breasts – $5.85

1 Deli Cheese Pizza – $4.99 (We just recently discovered these and are hooked! They are SO yummy and large enough to feed our entire family. You can’t beat “eating out” for only $5!!)

Total: $60.62

Total for both stores: $91.10

Menu Plan for This Week

Breakfasts

Cereal, Eggs, Toast, Oatmeal, Granola Bars, Fruit

Lunches

Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwiches, Hormel Snack Lunches, Cheese/Fruit/Crackers, Cheese Quesadillas, Mac & Cheese, Lunch at my in-laws, Leftovers

Dinners

Deli Pizza from Aldi, Fruit Salad (We are also hosting game night later this night and are serving Ice Cream, Brownies, Chips/Salsa and Oreos.)

Grilled Tilapia/Chicken, Rolls, Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans

Spaghetti, Steamed Okra, Homemade Bread

Taco Bar

Snacky Dinner/Leftovers

Pancakes, Eggs, Fruit Salad

Chicken & Rice Bowls, Steamed Broccoli

Gretchen’s $47 Grocery Shopping Trip and Menu Plan for 5

Aldi

1 Half & Half – $1.55

4 lbs Sugar – $1.73

1 bag Navel Oranges – $2.19

1 loaf Bread – $0.99

1 dozen Eggs – $0.58

2 Cantaloupe – $0.99 each

1 lb Butter – $2.89

1 pkg Flour Tortillas – $0.99

1 bag Brown Sugar – $1.29

1 bag Plums – $0.99

1 pkg Deli Sliced Cheese – $1.79

1 pkg Thin Wheat Crackers – $0.99

1 bag Oyster Crackers – $0.79

1 bag Peaches – $2.19

1 pasta Sauce – $0.85

1 bag Corn Chips – $0.79

1 pkg Bagels – $1.49

1 can Pumpkin – $0.79

1 Unsweetened Applesauce – $1.95

1 can Pineapple Chunks – $0.89

1 bag Chocolate Chips – $1.69

2 pkg Frozen Broccoli – $0.95 each

1 box Fruit Squeezies – $1.49

Total: $32.78

Dillons

1 bag Frozen Chicken Breasts – $6.99 (Aldi was out of this so I had to buy it at Dillons.)

3 Totino’s Frozen Pizzas – $1 each, used – $0.67 each after coupon

2 cans Bush’s Beans – $1 each, used 2 – Free after rebate

1 box Halo Top Pops – $4.99, used AND AND $1.50 Kroger cash back rebate – $0.49 after coupon and rebates

1 box Zataran Rice – $1.29, used – $0.79 after coupon

1 dozen Eggs – $0.59

2 Annie’s Mac & Cheese – $1.59 each, used – $0.54 each after coupon

1 gallon Milk – $1.59 (Aldi was also out of milk!)

2 Cucumbers – $0.50 each

Total after coupons and rebates: $14.53

Total for both stores: $47.31

Menu Plan for This Week

Breakfasts

Cereal, Oatmeal, Bagels, Eggs, Fruit

Lunches

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

Dinners

French Toast, Eggs

Chicken & Rice with Pineapple

Grilled Chicken, Biscuits, Steamed Broccoli

Bean Quesadillas, Chips, Fruit Salad

Date Night (The kids will eat mac & cheese.)

Spaghetti, Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins, Fruit Salad

Homemade Cheese Pizza, Breadsticks, Tossed Salad

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

Dillons #1

I shopped at two Dillons stores this week as I wanted to check for markdowns at both. We have THREE (yes, three!!) Dillons stores within a mile radius of our house so if I have a little bit of extra time, I like to do this. I didn’t find much produce marked down so I will probably pop back into one of them tomorrow since they usually mark down a lot of produce on Tuesdays.

2 boxes Nature’s Valley Panda Puffs – Marked down to $1 each

2 boxes Mott’s Fruit Snacks – $1.99 with e-coupon (no longer available)

1 Chobani Yogurt – $1, used Free e-coupon (no longer available) – Free after coupon

2 Giant Size Boxes General Mills Cereal – $1.99 with e-coupon (no longer available), used $1/2 e-coupon – $1.49 each after coupons

1 Value Pack Nature Valley Granola Bars – $1.99 with e-coupon (no longer available)

4 pkg Kraft Cheese at $3.19 each – On Sale Buy One Get One Free – $1.59 each after sale

18 count Eggs – Marked down to $0.50

3 lbs Kroger Ground Beef – Marked down to $2.99 (I was SO excited to find this! I will stretch this into 5-6 meals.)

Total after coupons: $20.82

Dillons #2

1 bag Kroger Unbleached Flour – $1.59

1 Breyer’s Ice Cream – $3.99, used – $2.99 after coupon

1 jar Dry Yeast – $5.99

1 Kroger Tortillas – $1.79 (Aldi was completely out of tortillas.) 🙁

2 Cucumbers – $0.50 each

1.88 lbs Gala Apples – $2.43

1 Green Leaf Lettuce – $1.29

Total after coupon: $17.08

Aldi

1 Unsweetened Applesauce – $1.95

2 Half & Half – $1.55 each

1 Cottage Cheese – $1.59

2.09 lbs Red Grapes – $3.53

1 Sour Cream – $0.89

1 pkg Frozen Chicken Breasts – $5.85

1 loaf Bread – $0.99

1 pkg Sliced Cheese – $1.79

1 gallon Milk – $1.49

1 pkg Oyster Crackers – $0.79

1 pkg Corn Chips – $0.79

1 Ranch Dressing – $0.89

1 pkg Chocolate Chips – $1.69

Total: $25.34

Total for all stores: $63.24

Menu Plan for This Week

We are still getting veggies from our garden so I’ll be using those this week.

Breakfasts

Oatmeal, Cereal, Toast, Eggs

Lunches

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

Dinners

Lasagna, Freezer Biscuits, Steamed Peas, Sliced Green Peppers

Sour Cream Enchiladas, Rice, Fruit

Snacky Dinner (Popcorn, Crackers, Fruit, Leftovers)

French Toast & Eggs

Mac & Cheese, Grapes

Sausage (from the freezer) & Potatoes, Banana Muffins, Steamed Broccoli

, Corn Chips, Sliced Veggies