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$85 Weekly Shopping and Menu 1-6-20

Happy New Year, everyone!!! I’m so glad to be back on a regular posting schedule and doing these grocery hauls again. I really missed it!

For the past month, I’ve been super busy with my 25 Days of Freezer Meals series. If you missed any, make sure you check it out! But because of that, I simply had no time to post my grocery hauls… or breathe… or sleep.

But now I’m back! And things might look slightly different for the next week or two. First, remember my Dollar Tree Meals post I did a couple months ago? You all loved it (and it’s going crazy on Youtube), so I’m making this a monthly series.

This week I’m making the meals, and next week you’ll get to see the exact process in a blog post and video. These are gonna be different than anything I’ve ever made (For the most part, anyway), so I’m excited to see how they turn out!

Also, we’re working through those freezer meals I made in December. Our problem is that a lot of those meals serve 6-8. And since John and I are the only ones to eat them, we have a lot of leftovers. I estimate it’ll take us another 2-3 weeks to completely empty our freezer, but it’ll get done!

Here’s what I bought for the week:

Dollar Tree

Hormel tamales: $1.00
Can of black beans: $1.00
Yellow rice: $1.00
Frozen okra: $1.00
Pepperjack cheese: $1.00
Spring rolls: $1.00
Frozen peas and carrots: $1.00
Gnocchi: $1.00
Spaghetti sauce: $1.00
Veggie meatballs: $1.00
2 cans tuna: $1.00 each
Box of deluxe shells and cheese: $1.00
Frozen broccoli: $1.00
Frozen soft pretzels: $1.00

Total: $15.00


2 boxes wheat crackers: $1.19 each, for Allison’s school snack
Cereal: $1.29
Pure and Simple bars: $3.99
Frozen berries: $1.95
3 packages cheese sticks: $2.49 each, for Allison’s school snack
Dijon mustard: $.85
2 containers cottage cheese: $1.59 each
Box of raisins: $.99
Milk: $2.75
Vine tomatoes: $2.19
Turkey sticks: $3.49
Whole wheat loaf: $1.29
Spinach: $1.39
Gala apples, 3-pound bag: $1.39
Vanilla: $3.65
Mini bagels: $1.89
Zucchini, 4.11 pounds: $4.07
Bananas, 4.12 pounds: $1.81
Sunflower salad kit: $1.99
Mushrooms: $1.29
Goat cheese: $1.99
Cara Cara oranges: $2.50
Strawberries: $3.49

Total: $57.28
Weekly Total: $72.28. Will use the overage next week on vitamins and dishwasher tabs.


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

Mac and cheese with tuna, frozen broccoli, soft pretzels
Gnocchi with veggie meatballs, spaghetti sauce, frozen peas and carrots, spring rolls
Tamale bowls with rice, black beans, okra, shredded Pepperjack cheese
Aidell’s chicken burgers* on pretzel buns*, roasted sweet potatoes*, roasted zucchini
Salad with pulled pork*, salad mix, tomatoes, mushrooms, cooked quinoa*

Eggs and veggies
Breakfast Brownies

Making Freezer Uncrustables for Allison’s lunch using the loaf of bread

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

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