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Brigette’s $80 Grocery Shopping Trip and Weekly Menu Plan for 6


2 pkgs String Cheese – $3.98

1 3-lb pkg 80/20 Fresh Ground Beef – $6.82

2 cans Chicken Breast – $3.10

1 pkg Strawberry Gelatin – $0.35

1 box Honey Nut Oats – $1.15

1 loaf Bread – $0.65

1 pkg Hamburger Buns – $0.59

1 pkg Hotdog Buns – $0.59

2 64-oz cartons Orange Juice – $3.18

1 64-oz carton Coconut Milk – $2.39

1 bottle Organic Ketchup – $1.49

1 16-oz carton Heavy Whipping Cream – $1.55

1 gallon Whole Milk – $1.36

1 tin Baking Powder – $0.99

1 10-lb bag Potatoes – $3.19

2 heads Cauliflower – $3.50

1 jar Unsweetened Applesauce – $1.89

1 pkg Blueberries – $1.79

2 large bags Red Grapes (3.69lbs @ $0.89/lb) – $3.27

1 pkg Romaine Hearts – $1.59

1 bunch Bananas (2.96lbs @ $0.35/lb) = $1.04

2 2-lb bag Honey Crisp Apples – $4.98

1 Dark Chocolate Bar – $1.99

Total: $51.43

Harris Teeter

2 boxes Fruity Pebbles – $4.00, used 2  (doubled) – $2.00/2 after coupons

2 boxes Honey Bunches of Oats – $4.00, used 2  (doubled) – $2.00/2 after coupons

3 dozen Eggland’s Best Eggs – $5.91, used 3 $0.55/1 Eggland’s Best Eggs – 12-10-17 RP (exp. 03/10/18) (doubled) – $2.61/3 after coupons

2 pkgs Frigo Wisconsin Cheese Sticks – $4.48, used 2  (doubled) – $2.48/2 pkgs after coupons

5 jars Bertolli Pasta Sauce – $7.20, submit for $5.00 rebate from  ($1.00/1, limit 5) – $2.20/5 after rebate

1 pkg Strawberries – $1.67

2 5-lb pkgs Flour – $1.98

2 pkgs Chocolate Chips – $1.98

2 pkgs Cream Cheese – $1.98

2 4-lb bags Sugar – $1.98

2 48-oz cartons Canola Oil – $1.98

(Plus receive $1.00 off wyb 5 Harris Teeter baking items)

1 pkg Mini Cucumbers – $1.99

1 2-lb bag Carrots – $0.99

1 bunch Romaine – $1.99

1 bag Lemons – $1.99

Total after Coupons and Rebates – $28.82

Grocery Total for the Week: $80.25

Weekly Menu Plan


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

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


Build-Your-Own-Salad-Bar (Romaine, Chopped Veggies, Chopped Apples, Craisins, Shredded Cheese, Chicken, Hard Boiled Eggs, Homemade Dressing) x 2

Grilled Cheese Sandwiches, Fruit, Carrots x 2

Leftovers x 3


Chicken Corn Chowder, Homemade Sourdough Bread, Crackers (Meal that a sweet friend dropped by my house “just because” :))

Hotdogs on the Grill, Baked Seasoned Potato Wedges, Grapes, Roasted Cauliflower

Chicken Gravy Over Rice, Easy Whole Wheat Bread, Green Beans (from the freezer)

Burritos (Seasoned Venison meat, Shredded Cheese, Salsa, Lettuce, Chopped Onion on Homemade Tortillas), Spanish Rice

(meatless!), Homemade French Bread, Green Beans (from the freezer)

Barbequed Meatballs (I’ll be using the ground beef I bought, mixing in a pound of ground venison. This will make two large pans – one for this week, one for the freezer), Heart-Shaped Biscuits with Strawberry Jam, Pink Applesauce, Steamed Cauliflower, Twice Baked Potatoes, Heart-Shaped Sugar Cookies with Pink Frosting and Sprinkles – Valentine’s Menu

Venison Roast in the Crockpot, Steamed Carrots, Baked Potatoes


Cheese Sticks, Fruit, Popcorn, Whole Wheat Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

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  • Becky says:

    Awesome prices at both stores! Thanks for sharing 🙂

    • Amanda says:

      I agree on the prices. My Aldi’s prices are definitely higher than this and seem to be creeping even higher. Ugh. Great job Brigette! I love reading these every week!

      • Brigette says:

        Oh, that’s too bad about your Aldi prices. My Aldi seems to be LOWERING their prices recently (weird, I know, but I think it’s because Lidl recently opened in our city.)

        Thank you for your encouragement!

    • Brigette says:

      Thanks! 🙂

  • Bobbie Armstrong says:

    Can I ask how you prepare your venison roast? Do you have marinades or sauces or special seasoning?

    • Brigette says:

      I don’t use any special marinades or seasonings. I just add some sort of fat (butter or olive oil), some sort of liquid (broth or a mixture of soy sauce/water) and generous amounts of garlic, onion, salt, pepper, and whatever other seasonings I feel inspired to add. 🙂 I cook it on low for 8-10 hours. Hope that helps!

  • Lisa says:

    I got tired just reading your lists, im terrible at making them.

  • Amie says:

    I love your Valentine’s Day menu. It sounds really fun. I’m curious… how do you make your chicken gravy over rice?

    • Brigette says:

      I melt some butter in a saucepan (saute in some chopped onion and fresh garlic if you like them) and then stir in some flour and cook/stir until starting to brown. Gradually whisk in a combination of milk and water/broth and continue to cook until desired thickness. Throw in some cubed, cooked chicken and season to taste (salt, lots of fresh pepper, garlic powder, onion powder and basil). Serve over rice.

  • says:

    Organic ketchup for under $2!? You’re living the dream! I can’t seem to find it for less than $5 which seems outrageous to me considering the bottles are always smaller.

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