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$85 Grocery Haul 11-18-19

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Guys. I did my grocery shopping IN THE STORE today.

I can’t even tell you how strange it was, having to get out a cart and actually shop for everything. No parking and letting someone else put my bagged groceries in the car? Seriously, it did feel a little weird after using Wal Mart’s grocery pickup a few weeks in a row.

And I did end up making a few impulse purchases, so there’s that.

But the reason I shopped mainly Aldi was the butter. They finally went on sale for $1.99, and that’s when I stock my freezer for my holiday baking. I think I have 4 full boxes in there now, which MIGHT be enough. But I think I’ll get a few more later- to last me most of next year, you see.

I did end up having to go to Meijer for a couple things right afterward, because Aldi doesn’t sell canned coconut milk. I guess you take that risk, although it did defeat the purpose of trying to stick with one store! Oh well. Maybe this week I’ll go with Wal Mart again.

Here’s what I picked up for the week:

Images of groceries bought at Mr. Mac's Grocery Outlet

Mr. Mac’s Grocery Outlet

Bell & Evans uncured chicken franks: $1.50
2 Epic bars: $.75 each
3 large Uncrustables: $.60 each
2 packages Wellshire deli turkey: $1.00 each
Crystal Light liquid: $1.00
Cherry syrup: $1.25
Protein Boost bars: $3.00
Lance mini peanut butter crackers: $1.50
Kids Larabars: $2.50
Bear Naked granola: $2.75

Total: $18.87

Image of groceries bought at Aldi
Image of groceries bought at Aldi


2 cans diced tomatoes: $.45 each
2 cans Great Northern Beans: $.55 each
Bouillon cubes: $1.69
Canned chickpeas: $.55
Dark chocolate chips: $1.69
3 boxes butter: $1.99 each
2 tubs Greek yogurt: $3.45 each
Tub of spread butter: $2.29
Cream cheese: $1.49
Hot sauce: $1.99
Pickles: $.89
Italian dressing seasoning: $.45
Whole wheat spaghetti: $1.09
Cinnamon Spice tea: $2.19
Salted Caramel K-Cups: $3.89
English cheddar cheese block: $4.29. I thought it said $2.49, oops. Still delicious!
Hummus: $1.95
Eggs: $.98
Whole wheat loaf: $1.29
Spinach: $1.39
Carrots, 2-pound bag: $1.29
Bananas, 2.82 pounds: $1.24
Broccoli: $2.69
Red grapes, 2.29 pounds: $1.95
Nutmeg: $1.69
Chili powder: $.95
Cottage cheese: $1.59
Strawberries: $2.49
Zucchini, 2.19 pounds: $2.17
Granny Smith apples, 3-pound bag: $1.69
Peppermint mocha creamer: $1.99
Milk: $2.68
Coconut milk (From Meijer): $1.89
Stir fry veggies (From Meijer): $1.79

Total: $69.08
Weekly Total: $87.95


Lunch is always leftovers. Items marked with an asterisk (*) were purchased in previous weeks.

Small Group- Making Spanish Rice
Creamy Italian Chicken over spaghetti, roasted broccoli
PTO meeting- They’re providing pizza
Sausage Spinach White Bean Soup, slices of bread from Panera*
Aidell’s Chicken burgers*, frozen veggies*
Instant Pot Chickpea Curry

Cinnamon rolls* (I bought a few cans from Sam’s a few weeks ago)
Panera bagels* with cream cheese
Yogurt with granola and diced apples

Zucchini Bread for Allison’s lunches

What’s on your menu this week? Share below in the comments!

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