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Brigette’s $43 Grocery Shopping Trip and Weekly Menu Plan for 6

After taking an inventory of our refrigerators, freezers, and pantry, I decided we didn’t need much in the way of groceries this week. We hosted a large gathering this past weekend, and not only did I make too much food for it, but people who brought food left the leftovers at our house. We have all kinds of odds and ends and fresh produce that needs to be used up at my house! So a quick trip to Aldi was the extent of our grocery shopping this week. AS far as meat goes, we will be using frozen meats from the freezer.


Sandwich Bread – $0.65

4 dozen Eggs – $3.92

1 pkg Gluten-Free Cinnamon Raisin Bagels – $3.49

2 cans Chicken Breast – $3.10

1 pkg Cream Cheese – $0.65

5-lb bag Jasmine Rice – $2.85

1 bag Broccoli Crowns – $1.29

3 1-lb bags Asparagus – $4.47

1 bag Frozen Raspberries – $2.09

1 bag Frozen Strawberries – $1.75

2 cartons Strawberries – $1.98

1 Cauliflower – $1.85

1 tub Organic Spring Mix – $3.79

1 bag Green Grapes (2.62lbs @ $0.99/lb) – $2.59

1 64-oz Orange Juice – $1.59

1 32-oz Half and Half – $1.59

1 gallon Whole Milk – $1.59

1 64-oz carton Almond Milk – $1.98

1 24-oz carton Cottage Cheese – $1.75

1 jar Green Olives – $0.89

Total: $43.90

Weekly Menu Plan


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

Cereal, Oatmeal, Toast, Fruit, Fried/Boiled/Scrambled Eggs, Veggie Omelets, GF Bagels (for Mom only ;))


Baked Potatoes with Cottage Cheese, Fruit

Build-Your-Own-Salad Bar (Canned Chicken, Romaine, Organic Spring Mix, Variety of Chopped Fresh Veggies, Craisins, Shredded Cheese, Dressing) x 2

Macaroni and Cheese, Carrots, Fruit

Grilled Cheese Sandwiches, Fresh Veggies with Dip, Strawberries x 2



Individual Supreme Pizzas (served on Homemade English Muffins), Asparagus

Fluffy Pancakes, Scrambled Eggs, Bacon

Venison Roast in the Crockpot, Creamy Milk Rice, Roasted Parmesan Broccoli, Easy Whole Wheat Bread (I’ll make a double batch)

Honey Garlic Slow Cooker Chicken Thighs served over Rice, Asparagus, Easy Whole Wheat Bread

Build-Your-Own-Burritos (Seasoned Ground Venison, Shredded Cheese, Lettuce, Avocado, Salsa, Black Beans on Tortillas), Steamed Cauliflower

Actually Delicious Turkey Burgers (I am picking up a Ground Turkey order from Zaycon this week – it will be on my grocery post next week), Baked Potato Wedges, Cucumbers (planning to look for some type of cucumber salad recipe in my Trim Healthy Mama cookbooks)

Spaghetti, Roasted Zucchini, Fruit Salad

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