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Brigette’s $70 Grocery Shopping Trip and Weekly Menu Plan for 6

Aldi

1 tub Vegetable Shortening – $2.89

1 large jar Light Corn Syrup – $2.89

1 gallon Whole Milk – $1.56

1 16-oz carton Heavy Whipping Cream – $1.55

1 32-oz carton Half and Half – $1.59

1 64-oz carton Cashew Milk – $2.49

2 64-oz cartons Orange Juice – $3.18

1 Butternut Squash (4.1olbs @ $0.39/lb) – $1.26

1 Acorn Squash (3.23lbs @ $0.39/lb)  – $1.23

1 Spaghetti Squash (3.90lbs @ $0.39/lb) – $1.52

1 bag Radishes – $0.95

1 16-oz bag Mini Cucumbers – $1.69

1 pint Grape Tomatoes – $1.19

1 bag Romaine Hearts – $1.49

3 bags Baby Carrots – $1.47

1 3-ct pkg Green Peppers – $0.99

1 pkg Green Onions – $0.65

1 2-lb bag Honey Crisp Apples – $2.99

2 16-oz cartons Egg Whites – $3.78

2 bags Chopped Pecans – $9.98

2 cans Pumpkin – $1.58

1 box Refrigerated Pie Crusts – $1.39

2 12-oz bags Shredded Mozzarella Cheese – $4.98

2 12-oz bags Shredded Cheddar Cheese – $4.30

1 bag Big Dipper Chips – $1.19

1 bag Corn Chips – $0.85

1 bag Blue Multigrain Chips – $1.69

1 pkg Oyster Crackers – $0.79

1 bottle Organic Ranch Dressing – $1.99

1 pkg Fresh 80/20 Ground Beef – $6.56

Total:$70.66

Weekly Total: $70.66

Weekly Menu Plan

Breakfasts

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

Toast, Fried/Scrambled/Boiled Eggs, Veggie Omelets, Cereal, Oatmeal, Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins

Lunches

Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwiches, Carrots, Apples x 2

Leftovers x 5

Dinners

Hosting a Chili/Pie Dinner at our House for 40+ Friends (I’m serving The Pioneer Woman’s and , as well a Relish Plate and Dip and plenty of Chips, Crackers and Shredded Cheese. Other people are bringing various chilis and pies.)

Chili Cheese Topped Baked Potatoes (using leftover chili), Fruit Salad, Roasted Carrots

Hamburgers on the Grill, Roasted Seasoned Potato Wedges, Tossed Salad

, Easy Whole Wheat Muffins, Relish Plate

, , Roasted Broccoli

Venison Roast in the Crock Pot, , Homemade Biscuits, Tossed Salad

Leftovers

Brigette’s $77 Grocery Shopping Trip and Weekly Menu Plan for 6

Aldi

2 boxes Raisin Bran – $3.30

1 40-oz jar Peanut Butter – $2.49

1 jar Duke’s Mayonnaise – $3.09

1 jar Dijon Mustard – $0.89

1 24-oz bag Chocolate Chips – $2.79

2 Avocados – $1.38

2 Pomegranates – $1.38

2 gallons Whole Milk – $3.12

1 Honey Bear – $2.79

1 8-oz pkg Cream Cheese – $0.65

1 pkg Turkey Bacon – $1.89

1 32-oz carton Plain Nonfat Greek Yogurt – $3.29

1 1-lb pkg Butter – $2.25

1 head Cabbage – $1.19

1 pkg Broccoli Crowns – $1.39

2 3-ct pkgs Colored Peppers – $5.10

1 2-oz pkg Parsley – $1.59

2 16-oz pkgs Baby Carrots – $1.10

1 bag Red Grapes (3.80lbs @ $0.79/lb) – $3.00

1 bag Frozen Raspberries – $1.85

1 can Decaf Coffee – $2.99

1 bag Lemons – $1.79

1 pkg Celery – $0.59

2 heads Cauliflower – $3.78

2 2-lb bags Honey Crisp Apples – $4.98

1 pkg Romaine Hearts – $1.59

1 bunch Bananas (2.61lbs @ $0.38/lb) – $0.99

1 pkg Zucchini – $1.45

2 loaves Bread – $1.30

3 dozen Eggs – $1.08

Total: $62.07

Harris Teeter

3 pomegranates, reduced – $1.00 (Of course, I found these AFTER I’d already bought pomegranates at Aldi! But the more the merrier. :))

2 can Well Yes! Soup -$2.98, used 2 $0.75/1 Campbell’s Well Yes! Soup – 10-1-17 SS (exp. 11/26/17) (doubled) – FREE after coupons

1 bag Pillsbury Bread Flour – $3.39

1 jar Liquid Smoke – $2.19

2 bags Frozen Cauliflower – $2.50

4 bags Picsweet Frozen Vegetables – $5.36, used 2 $1/2 Pictsweet Farms Southern Classics or Farm Favorites frozen vegetables, SS 10/01 – $3.36/4 bags after coupons

2 boxes Microwave Popcorn – $2.79

Total after Coupons: $15.23

Grocery Total for the Week: $77.30

Weekly Menu Plan

Breakfasts

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

Fruit, Yogurt, Scrambled/Fried/Boiled Eggs, Veggies Omelets, Toast, Cereal, Oatmeal, Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins

Lunches

Leftovers x 4

Grilled Cheese Sandwiches, Fruit, Raw Veggies with Dip x 2

Tossed Salad Bar

Dinners

Hosting a Soft Pretzel/Cookie Party at our Home (I’ll probably feed my kids some fruits and veggies ahead of time – but won’t make a real dinner that night). I’m serving Never Fail Saucepan Brownies (favorite recipe from a dear friend), (I’ll make some with kosher salt, and some with cinnamon/sugar) and several kinds of homemade dipping sauces (I’m thinking a Honey Mustard Sauce, a Cheese Dip, and a sweet Cream Cheese Dip)

 (I substitute my own veggies based on my family’s preferences), Fruit Salad

Venison Roast in the Crockpot (My husband got his first deer of the season last week!), Mashed Cauliflower, Roasted Carrots, Pumpkin Crescent Rolls

, Scrambled Eggs, Fruit Salad, Turkey Bacon

Ham and Bean Soup, World’s Best Honey Cornbread

Soup Night: Hamburger Vegetable Soup, Cheesy No Cheese Trimmy Bisque (recipe from “Trim Healthy Table” cookbook), Cheesy Flower Biscuits (Trim Healthy Table)

Leftovers

Brigette’s $71 Grocery Shopping Trip and Weekly Menu Plan for 6

Aldi

1 box Crunchy Granola Raisin Bran – $1.65

1 box Crispy Rice – $1.15

1 10-lb bag Russet Potatoes – $3.49

2 gallons Whole Milk – $3.12

2 64-oz cartons Orange Juice – $3.18

1 8-oz Heavy Whipping Cream – $1.55

1 24-oz carton Cottage Cheese – $1.75

1 32-oz carton Nonfat Greek Yogurt – $3.29

1 8-oz block Cream Cheese – $0.65

4 dozen Eggs – $2.36

1 1-lb bag Fresh Green Beans – $0.85 (I have no idea WHY I didn’t buy more of these – they looked great and fresh, and this is a great price!)

1 1-lb bag Brussel Sprouts – $1.29

1 carton Baby Bella Mushrooms – $0.99

1 24-oz bag Zucchini – $0.99

1 bag Yellow Squash – $1.49

1 pint Grape Tomatoes – $1.29

1 bag Baby Carrots – $0.49

1 16-oz bag Mini Cucumbers – $1.59

1 bag Spinach – $1.49

1 bag Red Grapes (2.63lbs @ $1.05lb) – $2.76

1 bunch Bananas (2.30lbs @ $0.38/lb) – $0.87

1 3-lb bag Gala Apples – $1.89

2 cans Chicken Breast – $3.10

1 bag Nacho Tortilla Chips – $0.75

1 bag Sliced Pepperoni – $1.75

2 loaves White Bread – $1.30

1 can Olive Oil Spray – $1.35

Total: $47.08

Harris Teeter

10 8-oz bags Shredded Cheese – $13.56

1 32-oz carton Egg Whites – $5.39 (Aldi was out)

4 cans Luck’s Chili Beans – $2.40, used 2 $0.80/2 Luck’s Beans – 10-1-17 SS (exp. 11/30/17) (doubled) – FREE after coupons

1 64-oz carton Silk Cashew Milk – $3.00, used $0.55/1 Silk Milk – 9-24-17 RP; Includes 1/2 gal or Larger Only (exp. 11/24/17) (doubled) – $1.90 after coupon

2 Lemons – $0.50

1 box Celestial Seasonings Tea – $2.00, used $1.00/1 Celestial Seasonings Tea – 10-1-17 SS; Excludes K-Cup Pods, receive $1.00 rebate from  – FREE after coupon and rebate

5 jars Barilla Pasta Sauce – $5.89, used 2  (doubled) – $2.89/5 after coupons

T0tal after Coupons and Rebate: $24.24

Weekly Grocery Total: $71.32

Weekly Menu Plan

Breakfasts

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

Cereal, Oatmeal, Cream of Wheat, Scrambled/Fried/Hard Boiled Eggs, Veggie Omelets, Toast, Fruit, Yogurt

Lunches

Leftovers x 5

PB and J Sandwiches, Fruit, Fresh Veggies, Cheese Sticks x 2

Dinners

Pan-Fried Fish (my husband and boys went on several fishing trips this summer, so we still have several bags of fish in our freezer), Roasted Green Beans, Mashed Potatoes, Homemade Freezer Biscuits

Homemade Pepperoni Pizza, Tossed Salad

Ham and Beans (Ham from the freezer), World’s Best Honey Cornbread

Turkey Gravy over Rice, Roasted Brussel Sprouts, Fruit Salad

Burritos (Homemade Tortillas, Venison Taco Meat, Shredded Cheese, Salsa, Seasoned Beans, Lettuce), Spanish Rice, Fresh Veggies with Dip

, Butterhorns, Steamed Carrots

Fried Egg Sandwiches, Fruit Salad, Green Beans (canned)

Brigette’s $58 Grocery Shopping Trip, Zaycon Order, and Weekly Menu Plan for 6

 

I decided to go out on a limb and try something different at   – boneless, skinless chicken thighs! I’ve been purchasing all my boneless chicken breasts and hamburger meat at  for the last couple of years, and have been extremely impressed and pleased.

I have to admit that I didn’t actually read about the thighs before purchasing them, so I was SHOCKED to open my box and find 10 3-lbs bags of FROZEN chicken (only 9 are pictured here because I didn’t get a picture before we ate Bag #1 :))!!

The only things I’ve ever purchased from  in the past haven’t been frozen, and I’ve loved the “fresh” factor. Having said that, it was awfully nice to not have to go to all the prep work of getting them ready for the freezer – I just had to throw them in!

I also got a huge thumbs-up from the entire family when we ate that first bag, and my husband told me to absolutely order them again. Based on sale prices on frozen thighs at my local supermarkets, these are still cheaper than I could buy locally. I’m still a loyal  customer, and I will probably buy these again in the future. But I will also (probably ;)) read the fine print from now on on any new product I decide to try.

30lbs of Boneless, Skinless Chicken Thighs – $47.16 ($1.57/lb)

~Used $47.17 of  credit

Total: FREE after credit

Aldi

2 2-lb bags Honey Crisp Apples – $4.98

1 16-oz bag Shredded Cheddar Cheese – $2.15

2 boxes Raisin Bran – $3.30

1 1-lb pkg Butter – $2.25

1 Romaine Hearts – $1.99

2 Cauliflower – $3.38

1 Pineapple – $0.89

1 16-oz carton Heavy Whipping Cream – $1.55

1 jar Pasta Sauce – $0.85

2 cans Tomato Paste – $0.58

1 64-oz carton Orange Juice – $1.59

1 64-oz carton Cashew Milk – $2.49

1 bag Mini Sweet Peppers – $2.09

1 bunch Bananas – $1.10

4 dozen Large Eggs – $2.36

1 pkg Hamburger Buns $0.25

1 gallon Whole Milk – $2.03

2 pkgs Baby Carrots – $1.18

1 large Bag Organic Kale – $2.49

1 2-ct pkg Tomatoes – $1.39

1 bag Spinach – $1.49

1 bag Broccoli Crowns – $0.89

2 16-oz cartons Egg Whites – $3.78

1 bag Zucchini – $1.45

1 pkg Mushrooms – $0.69

1 Butternut Squash – $0.88

1 Acorn Squash – $0.72

1 24-oz carton Cottage Cheese – $1.75

~Used $5/50 Aldi Coupon

Total: $44.54

Harris Teeter

2 pkgs Frigo Sharp Cheddar Cheese Sticks – $6.00, used 2  (doubled) – $3.00/2 after coupons

2 pkgs American Cheese Singles, $3.98, used 2  (doubled) – $1.98/2 after coupons

1 2-lb bag Carrots – $0.99

1 pkg Spiralized Zucchini, reduced – $1.00

1 pkg Spiralized Carrots, reduced – $1.00

2 Lemons – $0.50

1 piece Ginger Root – $0.74

2 pkgs Hungry Jack Chocolate Chip Pancake Mix – $1.98, used 2  (doubled) – FREE after coupons

2 16-oz pouches Daisy Sour Cream – $2.58, used 2  (doubled) – $0.78/2 after coupons

5 Yoplait Yogurts – $1.85, used $0.50/5 Yoplait Yogurt Cups – 10/8/17 SS (exp 12/02/17) (doubled) – $0.85/5 after coupon

2 Goodness Knows Bars – $2.00, used 2  (doubled) – FREE after coupons

2 boxes Annie’s Macaroni and Cheese – $2.00, used 2 (doubled) – FREE after coupons

1 Chobani Smooth 2-pk Yogurt – $1.50, used $1.00/1 Chobani Smooth – 10/01/17 RP; Includes 2-pk only (exp 12/03/17) – $0.50 after coupon

2 cans Progresso Beans – $1.50, used $0.50/2 Progresso Products – 10/8/17 SS (exp 12/02/17) (doubled) – $0.50/2 after coupon

2 Hormel Snacks – $2.58, used  (doubled) – $0.58/2 after coupons

3 College Inn Chicken Broth – $6.00, used 3 $0.75/1 College Inn Stock or Broth, 32 oz, RP 10/01 (doubled) – $1.50/3 after coupons

Total after Coupons: $13.92

Weekly Grocery Total: $58.46

Weekly Menu Plan

Breakfasts

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

Oatmeal, Cream of Wheat, Cold Cereal, Scrambled/Fried/Boiled Eggs, Veggie Omelets, Yogurt, Fruit

Lunches

Macaroni and Cheese, Apples, Carrots Sticks

Ladies Luncheon at Church (Meal Provided)

Leftovers x 5

Dinners

, Rice, Roasted Broccoli, Pineapple

Fall Festival at Church – I’ll bring Ultimate Double Chocolate Brownies and a Tossed Salad

Chicken Noodle Soup (with Homemade Noodles), Pumpkin Crescent Rolls

Hamburgers on the Grill, Baked Potato Wedges, Fruit Salad, Mashed Cauliflower

Taco Salad (I use ground venison), Spanish Rice, Apples

Venison Roast in the Crockpot, Steamed Carrots, Baked Potatoes, Pumpkin Crescent Rolls

Leftovers

Brigette’s $70 Grocery Shopping Trip and Weekly Menu Plan for 6

Aldi

1 bag Red Grapes (2.29lb @ $0.69/lb) – $1.58

2 64-oz cartons Orange Juice – $3.18

1 bag Spinach – $1.49

1 64-oz carton Cashew Milk – $2.49

1 pkg Sliced Pepperoni – $1.95

1 pkg Zucchini – $1.45

1 canister Old Fashioned Oats – 2.29

1 box Honey Crunch Oats – $1.45

1 box Honey Crunch Oats – $1.15

1 5-lb bag Red Potatoes – $1.39

2 3-lb bags Gala Apples – $3.78

1 24-oz carton Cottage Cheese – $1.75

2 large Seedless Cucumbers – $1.18

1 jar Ground Ginger – $1.69

1 jar Ground Nutmeg – $1.69

4 dozen Eggs – $2.32

1 pkg Mushrooms – $0.49

1 bunch Bananas (2.74lbs @ $0.36/lb) – $0.99

1 3-oz bag Fresh Ginger – $1.29

1 Parmesan Cheese – $2.29

3 16-oz cartons Egg Whites – $5.67

1 32-oz carton Half and Half – $1.59

1 pkg Hamburger Buns – $0.30

2 loaves Sandwich Bread – $0.80

Total: $44.25

Harris Teeter

4 boxes Honey Nut Cheerios – $7.36, used 2  – $5.36/4 boxes after coupons

2 5-lb bags Unbleached Flour – $1.94 (used a rain check)

2 4-lb bags Sugar – $1.94 (used a rain check)

1 Dannon Light and Fit Zero – $1.25, receive $1.25 rebate from  – FREE after rebate

3 pkgs Naan Pitas – $4.47, used 3 $1.00/1 Stonefire Product – 10-1-17 RP (exp. 12/31/17) – $1.47/3 after coupons

3 cans Green Beans – $1.11

1 pkg Tortillas – $1.79

2 Yellow Peppers – $1.98 (These are cheaper at Aldi, but Aldi was out)

1 carton Heavy Whipping Cream – $1.74

Total: $17.33

(From Harris Teeter Super Doubles earlier this week – Total: $9.36 after coupons and rebates. Since I wasn’t able to go until the very end of the sale, and since all of these deals are over, I won’t go through the price breakdown. I’m adding it into my grocery total for this week, and you’ll see various things listed in my menu plan. This grocery haul included yogurts, cheeses, breakfast cereals, coffee, apples, and kale salad, among other things.)

Grocery Total for the Week: $70.94

Weekly Menu Plan

Breakfasts

Everyone is responsible to make their own and clean up after themselves. Choices include:

Cereal, Oatmeal, Cream of Wheat, Toast, Scrambled/Fried/Boiled Eggs, Veggie Omelets, Fruit, Yogurt

Lunches

Grilled Cheese Sandwiches, Carrots, Grapes/Bananas x 2

Leftovers x 5

Dinners

Cheesy Hamburger Potato Soup, Pumpkin Crescent Rolls

Grilled Chicken, Kale Salad, Sliced Apples, Pumpkin Crescent Rolls

Scrambled Eggs with Cheese and Ham, Homemade Applesauce, Freezer Biscuits, Green Beans

Pepperoni Pizza (We LOVE using Naan Pitas for the crust!), Tossed Salad

Chicken Fajitas, Chips and Salsa, Rice, Apple Slices

Hamburgers, Cheesy Hashbrown Potatoes, Raw Veggies with Dip

Chicken Fried Rice, Fruit Salad

Brigette’s $70 Grocery Shopping Trip and Weekly Menu Plan for 6

Aldi

1 64-oz carton Orange Juice – $1.69

1 can Pink Salmon – $2.49

1 pkg String Cheese – $1.99

1 bag Frozen Strawberries – $1.85

1 24-oz carton Cottage Cheese – $1.75

1 16-oz carton Heavy Whipping Cream – $1.55

2 gallons Whole Milk – $4.08

1 Garlic Powder – $1.19

1 Onion Powder – $1.19

1 24-oz jar Pasta Sauce – $0.85

2 1-lb pkgs Butter – $4.90

1 3-lb bag Sweet Potatoes – $1.79

1 large jar Unsweetened Applesauce – $1.89

1 head Cabbage – $1.19

1 20-oz pkg Zucchini – $1.45

1 pkg Broccoli Crowns – $1.15

2 heads Cauliflower – $3.78

2 pkgs Baby Carrots – $1.30

1 pkg Romaine Hearts – $1.69

1 2-lb bag Honey Crisp Apples – $2.49

1 bunch Bananas (1.67lbs @ $0.40/lb) – $0.67

1 bag Red Grapes 2.61lbs @ $0.69/lb) – $1.80

1 3-head pkg Fresh Garlic – $0.79

1 frozen Value Pack Salmon – $5.95

1 pkg Sliced Pepperoni – $1.95

1 loaf Sandwich Bread – $0.65

2 pkgs English Muffins – $0.60

Total: $52.67

Harris Teeter

10 8-oz bags Shredded Cheese – $13.56

1 pkg Butterball Turkey Bacon – $2.50, used  (doubled) – $1.00 after coupon

1 can Pillsbury Crescent Roll – $1.00, used  (doubled) – FREE after coupon

3 pkgs Perdue Grilled Chicken Strips – $7.50, used 3 $0.75/1 Perdue Refrigerated Fully Cooked Product – 9-24-17 SS (exp. 11/04/17) (doubled) – $3.00/3 after coupons

Total after Coupons: $17.56

Grocery Total for the Week: $70.23

Weekly Menu Plan

Breakfasts

Everyone is responsible for their own breakfast and clean-up. Choices include:

Cereal, Cream of Wheat, Oatmeal, Toast, Fruit, Hard Boiled/Scrambled/Fried Eggs, Homemade Granola, or Veggie Omelets (for me)

Lunches

Leftovers x 5

Baked Sweet Potatoes, Cheese Sticks, Grapes

Grilled Cheese Sandwiches, Carrot Sticks, Applesauce

Dinners

 (I’ll use spaghetti instead of fettuccine, and the Perdue Short Cuts Chicken strips), Homemade Garlic Bread, Tossed Salad

Grilled Hamburgers on Homemade Buns, Roasted Cauliflower, Baked Potato Wedges

Homemade Pepperoni Pizza, Tossed Salad

Breakfast Sandwiches (Bacon, Egg, and Cheese on English Muffins), Fruit Salad, Steamed Carrots with Garlic and Butter

Chicken Noodle Soup (I’ll use the rest of the Perdue chicken strips in this), Homemade Biscuits

Taco Salad, Spanish Rice

, Roasted Broccoli, Milk Rice