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Brigette’s $100 Grocery Shopping Trip and Weekly Menu Plan for 6


1 gallon Whole Milk – $1.56

1 16-oz carton Heavy Whipping Cream – $1.55

1 2-lb bag Frozen Tilapia – $3.59

2 Whole Chickens (5.5lbs each) – $10.86

2 16-oz bags Egg Noodles – $2.18

2 4-lb bags Sugar – $2.18

2 1-lb boxes Butter Quarters – $3.90

1 Extra Virgin Olive Oil – $2.69

1 bag Zucchini – $1.45

1 bag Broccoli Crowns – $1.15

1 Pineapple – $0.89

2 bags Baby Carrots – $1.50

1 2-lb bag Carrots – $0.65

1 bunch Bananas (1.74lb @ $0.33/lb) – $0.57

1 bag Green Grapes (1.86lb @ $0.89/lb)$1.66

1 bunch Celery – $0.85

1 Artisan Lettuce – $1.19

1 2-lb bag Yellow Onions – $0.99

1 large tub Organic Spring Mix – $3.79

1 bag Fresh Parsley – $1.15

1 jar Pure Vanilla – $3.49

2 cans Tomato Sauce – $0.38

1 box Pure and Simple Apple Pie Bars – $3.99 (I’m so excited Aldi started carrying these – the ingredients are similar to Larabars, which we love!)

1 box Saltines – $1.19

2 loaves Bread, reduced – $0.40 (I have no idea where the other loaf is in this picture – but we came home with two, I promise!)

3 dozen Eggs – $2.64

2 cans Organic Pinto Beans – $1.78

Total: $58.02

Harris Teeter

3 64-oz cartons Orange Juice – $2.97 (Great price, and these will last us for this week and next)

2 3-lb bags Fuji Apples – $4.98

2 40-ct boxes Zing Sweetener – $3.98, used 2 $1.50/1 Born Sweet Zing Organic Stevia Sweetener – 1-7-18 SS (exp. 03/10/18) – $0.98/2 boxes after coupons

2 cans Petite Diced Tomatoes – $1.00

2 cans Mild Rotel – $2.00

1 64-oz carton Almond Breeze – $1.97

2 10-ct bags Flour Tortillas – $1.98

2 5-lb bags Flour – $1.98

1 Artisan Lettuce, reduced – $1.00

1 5-lb bag Bread Flour – $3.39

Total: $22.25


I don’t have a membership to Sams, but my friend texted me earlier this week to tell me they had a whole pallet of these large boxes (each box has 30 individual sized packages) of organic cranberries reduced to $3.91 each!! I LOVE craisins, and I LOVE this brand because they are sweet and juicy, but don’t have any added sugar (they are sweetened with fruit juice only). These normally retail for $15-20 each, and I’m not sure why Sams was clearancing them since they don’t expire for over a year. I asked my friend for 5 boxes (I actually wanted more, but didn’t want to be greedy. :)) She bought 10 boxes for me, and would only let me pay her $20 for all 10. So the super great deal turned out to be super SUPER great for me! Ha! 

10 large (30-ct each) boxes Patience Organic Craisins – $20.00 (see my story above)

Grocery Total for the Week: $100.27 

Weekly Menu Plan


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

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


Cheese Quesadillas, Apples, Carrots

Grilled Cheese Sandwiches, Craisins, Baked Zucchini “Fries” x 2

Build-Your-Own-Tossed-Salad Bar (Lettuce/Spring Mix, Celery, Carrots, Apples, Hard Boiled Eggs, Shredded Cheese, Craisins, Nuts, Dressing) x 2

Leftovers x 2


Build-Your-Own-Burritos (Venison Taco Meat, Seasoned Rice, Black Beans, Shredded Cheese, Lettuce, Onions, Salsa), Fruit Salad, Green Beans

Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup, Make-Ahead Butterhorns, Saltine Crackers, (Company for dinner – One family is bringing a relish plate and dip, the other family is bringing dessert)

Venison Roast in the Crockpot, Roasted Parmesan Broccoli, Easy Whole Wheat Bread

Pearl’s Chili (recipe from Trim Healthy Mama Cookbook), Make-Ahead Butterhorns, Tossed Salad

Baked Potatoes topped with leftover Chili and Shredded Cheese, Tossed Salad, Pineapple

Oven-Blackened Tilapia, Steamed Carrots, Apple Slices, Bread Machine Buttery Rolls


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  • Angela says:

    What a great deal on the Craisins! And a sweet friend to think of you! I love having frugal friends that will pick things up for me at amazing prices, it’s good to have a community of frugal friends. I always enjoy looking at your shopping and meal plans!

  • SK Bell says:

    I now have a family of six and am excited to look through all these backlogs to get ideas for a frugal meal plan!

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