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Gretchen’s Grocery $53 Shopping Trip and Menu Plan for 5

Aldi

5 lbs Potatoes – $1.99

2 dozen Eggs – $0.58 each

2.24 lbs Green Grapes – $2.13

1 pkg Tilapia – $3.39

1 Unsweetened Applesauce – $1.95

1 pkg Fruit Squeezies – $1.49

1 Half & Half – $1.59

1 pkg Frozen Chicken Breasts – $5.99

1 pkg Flour Tortillas – $1.19

1 loaf Bread – $1.39

1 gallon Milk – $1.49

1 Grape Jelly – $1.65

1 can Cream of Mushroom Soup – $0.49

1 pkg Peaches – $1.78

1 pkg Fruit & Grain Bar – $1.49

1 Cantaloupe – $0.99

1 pkg Oyster Crackers – $0.79

Total: $30.95

Dillons

1 Annie’s Cocoa Bunnies Cereal – Marked down to $1.79

1 box Kroger Applesauce – Marked down to $4.99 (My toddler loves these and they are so perfect when we are on the run, so even though I’d already bought some at Aldi, I snatched these up for this great price!)

1 bag Kroger Flour – $1.59

1 Cucumber – $1.50

1 Kroger Shredded Cheese – $2.69

2 General Mills Cereal – $1.79 each, used – $1.29 each after coupon

3.08 lbs Bananas – $1.51

2 Stoneyfield Yogurt – Marked down to $0.50 each, used 2 – Free $0.50 overage!

2 Birdseye Frozen Veggies – $1 each

1 pkg Kroger Drumsticks – $3.68

2 Green Bell Pepper – $0.50 each

Used

Total after coupon and rebates: $22.63

Total for both stores: $53.58

Menu Plan for This Week

We have a ton of lettuce from our garden this week that I will be using. 🙂

Breakfasts

Cereal, Toast, Eggs, Fruit

Lunches

Cheese Quesadillas, Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwiches, Tossed Salad Bar, Cheese/Crackers/Veggies, Applesauce/Yogurt/Grapes, Leftovers

Dinners

French Toast, Eggs

Date night (The babysitter will be making Mac & Cheese for our kids.)

Homemade Cheese Pizza, Breadsticks, Tossed Salad

Baked Chicken Drumsticks, Steamed Peas, Homemade Bread

Burritos (from the freezer), Rice, Cantaloupe

Grilled Chicken and Tilapia, Mashed Potatoes, Biscuits

Ground Beef & Gravy over Noodles, Fruit Salad, Steamed Corn

Gretchen’s $72 Weekly Shopping Trip and Menu Plan

Aldi

1 loaf Bread – $0.89

2 Cucumbers – $0.49 each

1 Seedless Cucumber – $0.99

1 bag Carrots – $1.19

1 lb Oven Roasted Turkey – $3.99

1 bag Shredded Mozzarella Cheese – $2.69

1 bag Oyster Crackers – $0.79

1 bag frozen Corn – $0.79

3 pkg Strawberries – $0.99 each

1 bag Spinach – $1.39

1 bag Tilapia Fillets – $3.39

1 bag Frozen Green Beans – $0.79

1 bag Frozen Chicken Breasts – $5.99

1 bag Corn Chips – $1.25

1 bag Roma Tomatoes – $1.29

1 Unsweetened Applesauce – $1.95

1 pkg Rice Cakes – $1.99

1 Taco Mix – $0.29

1 gallon Milk – $1.49

1 pkg Snack Crackers – $1.69

3 Avocados – $0.79 each

1 bag Frozen Broccoli – $0.95

2 cans Refried Beans – $0.79 each

1 Half & Half – $1.59

1 pkg Flour Tortillas – $1.19

Total: $44.47

Dillons

1 bag Tortilla Chips – Marked down to $0.99

1 bag Sargento Cheese – $1.99, used – $1.24 after coupon

1 Blue Bunny Ice Cream – $2.99

1 pkg Danimal Smoothies – $3.99, used – $2.99 after rebate

2 Annie’s Mac & Cheese – $1 each

1 Cascadian Granola Cereal – $1.99, used – $1.49 after rebate

1 Old El Paso Taco Shells – Marked down to $1.09, used – $0.59 after rebate

1 Pork Roast – Marked down to $2.19

1 pkg Pork Chops – Marked down to $3.68

1 Las Palmas Enchilada Sauce – $1.85

1 box Kroger Classic Applesauce Pouches – Marked down to $4.99

1 Green Leaf Lettuce – $1.29

2 pkg Bacon – Marked down to $0.99 each (I somehow forgot to include these in the picture!)

Used

Total after coupons and rebates: $28.02

Total for both stores: $72.49

Menu Plan for This Week

Breakfasts

Cereal, Toast, Eggs, Oatmeal, Fruit

Lunches

Salad Bar, Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwiches, Turkey Sandwiches, Cheese/Crackers/Fruit/Veggies, Peanut Butter on Rice Cakes, Leftovers

Dinners

Grilled Chicken & Tilapia, Biscuits, Steamed Peas

, Chips, Steamed Broccoli

Baked Pork Chops, Homemade Bread, Tossed Salad

Taco Bar, Fruit Salad

Homemade Cheese Pizza, Breadsticks, Veggies

Crockpot Pork Roast, Corn, Baked Potatoes

Mac & Cheese, Sliced Strawberries, Green Beans

Gretchen’s $51 Grocery Shopping Trip and Menu Plan

Aldi

1 Unsweetened Applesauce – $1.95

1 pkg Frozen Chicken Breasts – $5.99

1 box Cinnamon Crunch Cereal – $1.39

1 box Instant Brown Rice – $1.79

1 pkg Sugar – $1.73

1 pkg Flour Tortillas – $1.19

3 pint Blueberries – $0.99 each

1 Pineapple – $1.29

4 pkg Strawberries – $0.99 each

1 Yeast Packets – $0.89

1 Baking Powder – $1.19

1 Half & Half – $1.59

1 Gallon Milk – $1.49

1 loaf Bread – $0.89

1 pkg Oyster Crackers – $0.79

1 pkg Snack Crackers – $1.69

2 dozen Eggs – $0.58 each

1 can Diced Tomatoes with Green Chilies – $0.49

Total: $32.44

Dillons

1 pkg Simply Popped Popcorn – $0.99

1 box Honey Bunches of Oats – $1.49

1 box Honey Nut Cheerios – $1.49

5 boxes Mott’s Fruit Snacks – $0.99 each

2 boxes Annie’s Mac & Cheese – $1 each

1 Clif Mojo Bar – $1, used – Free after coupon

1 Clif Nut Bar – $1, used – $0.50 after coupon

1 Green Pepper – $0.89

1 bag Kroger Tortilla Chips – $1.49

1.86 lbs Grapes – $1.84

2.74 lbs Bananas – $1.34

1 bag Kroger Carrots – $0.99

1 Green Leaf Lettuce – $1.29

Total after coupons: $19.26

Total for both stores: $51.70

Menu Plan for This Week

Breakfasts

Cereal, Fruit, Toast, Eggs, Oatmeal

Lunches

Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwiches, Cheese Quesadillas, Salad Bar, Crackers/Fruit/Veggies, Leftovers

Dinners

Pizza at Family Get Together (provided by my in-laws)

Chicken & Rice, Sliced Pineapple

Pancakes, Eggs, Fruit

, Chips, Carrot Sticks

Mac & Cheese, Steamed Peas

Homemade Cheese Pizza, Breadsticks, Tossed Salad

Chicken Enchiladas (from the freezer), Steamed Broccoli, Fruit Salad

Gretchen’s $56 Grocery Shopping Trip and Menu Plan

Dillons Trip

Dillons

4 bags Taco Bell Shredded Cheese at $3.49 each – On Sale Buy One Get One Free, used one Buy One Get One Free coupon (I found a coupon dispenser by the cheese with this coupon!) – $0.87 each after coupon (I was so excited about this price! I wasn’t sure if the coupon would work, but the cashier said I could use it. I plan to go back and grab four more bags later today!)

2 bags Apples – Marked down to $0.99 each

3.23 lbs Bananas – $1.58

1 Green Leaf Lettuce – $1.69

1 pkg Hamburger Buns – $0.89

2 pkg Strawberries – $1.88 each (I was SO excited about this price! My kids love strawberries!)

1 Core Water – $1, used Free e-coupon (no longer available) – Free after coupon

1 can Kroger Refried Beans – $0.79

1 box Sunbelt Granola Bars – $2.29, used $1/1 printable – $1.29 after coupon

1 Clif Mojo Bar – $1.25, used Free e-coupon – Free after coupon

Total after coupons: $15.47

Aldi Trip

Aldi

2 bags Mini Cucumbers – $1.49 each

1 bag Frozen Chicken Breasts – $5.99

1 Half & Half – $1.59

2 pkg Frozen Broccoli – $0.95 each

2 bags Frozen Peas – $0.79 each

1 pkg MooTubes – $1.55

1 pkg Flour Tortillas – $1.19

1 pkg Snack Crackers – $1.49

1 pint Blueberries – $1.69

1 Grape Jelly – $1.65

1 pkg Sausage – $1.89

1 bag Avocados – $3.79

1 loaf Bread – $0.89

1 Unsweetened Applesauce – $1.95

1 bag Potatoes – $1.99

1 bag Spinach – $1.39

1 box Fruit Squeezies – $1.49

1 gallon Milk – $1.49

1 canister Oats – $2.59

1 dozen Eggs – $0.58

1 bag Roma Tomatoes – $1.29

Total: $40.95

Total for both stores: $56.42

Menu Plan for This Week

Breakfasts

Oatmeal, Cereal, Eggs, Toast, Fruit

Lunches

Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwiches, Tossed Salad Bar, Baked Potatoes, Cheese/Crackers/Fruit, Cheese Quesadillas, Leftovers

Dinners

Southwestern Roll-ups, Steamed Peas

Homemade Pizza, Breadsticks, Steamed Broccoli

Meat Potato Quiche, Fruit Salad

Memorial Day Grill Out (We are having our small group over and everyone is bringing their own meat to grill and a side dish. I’ll be doing hamburgers and cookies.)

Pancakes, Eggs, Sausage

Taco Salad Bar

Dinner at my parents house

Gretchen’s $48 Grocery Shopping Trip and Menu Plan

Aldi

2 dozen Eggs – $0.59 each

1 Gallon Milk – $1.49

1 pkg Frozen Chicken Breasts – $5.99

3 pkg Strawberries – $1.29 each

1 pkg Applesauce Cups – $1.49

2 cans Green Beans – $0.49 each

1 pkg Fruit Squeezies – $1.49

1 pkg Frozen Corn – $0.79

1 pkg Thin Wheat Crackers – $0.99

2 pkg Blueberries – $1.69 each

1 loaf Bread – $0.99

2 Half & Half – $1.59 each

2 cans Cream of Mushroom Soup – $0.49 each

1 pkg Frozen Chicken Nuggets – $3.79

2 Seedless Cucumbers – $0.99 eac

1 Yeast Packets – $0.89

1 pkg Fruit & Grain Bars – $1.69

1 pkg Flour Tortillas – $1.19

1 pkg Cheese Crackers – $1.49

Total: $37.83

Dillons

1 Bare Naked Granola – $2.49, used – Free overage after coupon

1 pkg Goldfish Crackers – $1.99

1 Sunbelt Granola Bars – $2.29, used $1/1 printable – $1.29 after coupon

1 loaf Bread – $1.49

2 bags Apples – Marked down to $0.99 each

3.31 lbs Bananas – $1.62

2 Kraft Barbecue Sauce – $0.49 each

1 Green Leaf Lettuce – $1.69

Total after coupons: $10.53

Total for both stores: $48.36

Menu Plan for this Week

Breakfasts

Cereal, Eggs, Toast, Fruit

Lunches

Cheese Quesadillas, Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwiches, Fruit/Crackers/Applesauce, Tossed Salad Bar, Leftovers

Dinners

I’m keeping dinners simple and easy this week since my husband is working night shift.

Chicken Enchiladas, Chips (leftover from a few weeks ago), Fruit

Chicken Nuggets, Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins, Strawberries

French Toast, Eggs, Sliced Apples

Spaghetti, Banana Muffins (using old bananas in my freezer), Steamed Corn

Barbecue Chicken in the Crockpot, Green Beans

Grilled Steak (from the freezer), Baked Potatoes, Homemade Bread

Homemade Cheese Pizza, Breadsticks, Tossed Salad

Gretchen’s $52 Grocery Shopping Trip and Menu Plan

Dillons

4 bags Kroger Frozen Veggies – $0.88 each

1 box Yoplait Go-Gurt – Marked down to $2.39

3.22 lbs Bananas – $1.58

1 Green Leaf Lettuce – $1.69

Total: $9.18

Aldi

2 dozen Eggs – $0.58 each

1 gallon Milk – $1.49

2 bags Frozen Chicken – $5.99 each

1 bag Sugar – $1.52

1 jar Pasta Sauce – $1.49

3 pkg Strawberries – $1.49 each

1 pkg Cheese Slices – $1.39

1 jar Pickles – $1.99

1 Half & Half – $1.59

2 Seedless Cucumbers – $0.99 each

1 pkg English Muffins – $0.99

1 bag Spinach – $1.39

1 bag Shredded Cheese – $3.29

1 box Granola Bars – $1.59

1 loaf Bread – $1.39

1 Pineapple – $1.29

1 lb Butter – $2.88

1 box Cheese Crackers – $1.49

Total: $43.37

Total for both stores: $52.55

Menu Plan for This Week

I was disappointed to find that Dillons didn’t have any marked down produce today so I’ll probably pop in there later on this week and check again.

Breakfasts

Cereal, Toasted English Muffins, Eggs, Baked Oatmeal, Cinnamon Rolls

Lunches

Tossed Salad, Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwiches, Cheese/Crackers/Fruit, Cheese Quesadillas, Leftovers

Dinners

Homemade Cheese Pizza, Breadsticks

Lasagna, Steamed Broccoli, Homemade Bread

Grilled Chicken, Biscuits, Steamed Peas

Meatloaf (from the freezer), Spinach Salad, Pumpkin Muffins

Pancakes, Eggs, Fruit Salad

Chicken Noodle Casserole, Steamed Broccoli

Hamburgers, Homemade French Fries, Steamed Cauliflower