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$85 Weekly Shopping and Menu 10-28-19

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Once again, I did almost all of my shopping at Wal Mart this week!

For this weekend, I needed to buy both groceries and food for Allison’s birthday parties. I knew that would take awhile, so I decided to use Wal Mart’s Grocery Pickup again. And I’m glad I did. Buying almost $100.00 worth of food sounds like a lot of shopping!

This time around, they didn’t have the quinoa in stock that I ordered. And somehow, I didn’t order cottage cheese and rice. I thought I put them on the list; but the app was being wonky and wasn’t registering when I clicked an item. Lesson learned: Double check before you place an order!

Luckily, I’m about $15.00 under budget (How did that happen???), so I’ll be going out early this week to pick those up. And I’ll probably save the rest for this weekend, because Meijer’s frozen veggies are really cheap right now.

The only other store I visited was Kroger because split chicken breasts were on sale. I don’t know why I’ve been scared of chicken in bones; these are a dollar cheaper per pound than boneless breasts and I typically shred my chicken anyway. Hurray for finding a new way to save money!

As always, check out my video to get more in-depth of what I bought:

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6-ish pounds Tyson split chicken breasts: $6.23, were 99 cents a pound

Total: $6.23

Image of groceries bought at Wal Mart
Image of groceries bought at Wal Mart

Wal Mart

Trident cinnamon gum: $2.48, was a substitute for the Extra I ordered
Bananas, 1.61 pounds: $.74
Tomatoes: $2.15
Zucchini: $1.82
Butternut squash, 2.37 pounds: $2.29
Whole wheat tortillas: $2.18
Ground sausage: $1.98
Applesauce: $1.98
Jif To Go cups: $2.24
Eggo miniature waffles: $2.38
Salami: $2.48
Strawberries: $1.98
3 dozen eggs: $.88 each
Block of cheddar: $1.74
Whole wheat penne: $1.00
2 containers ricotta: $1.74 each
Crushed tomatoes: $.82
Kidney beans: $.54
Tomato sauce: $.46
Rolled oats: $2.46
Almond milk: $1.82
Greek yogurt tub: $3.47
Pineapple: $2.28
Baby carrots, 2-pound bag: $1.84
Spinach: $1.98
Mushrooms: $1.38
2 green bell peppers: $.78 each
2 bags frozen Brussels sprouts: $1.27 each
Half & half: $1.34
K-cups: $3.92
Grape tomatoes: $2.48
Coffee creamer: $1.84

Total: $64.29. Click here to get a code for $10.00 off a $50.00 purchase when you use Wal Mart’s Grocery Pickup!
Weekly Total: $70.52. I’ll need to buy some cottage cheese and quinoa/rice later in the week.


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

Allison’s birthday party- pizza
Buffalo chicken bowl (Chicken, leftover salad from the party, quinoa)
Ricotta Spinach Pasta (Adding 2 cans of tuna from the pantry)
Chili (Using only one pound ground turkey*), Cornbread Muffins
Out for dinner- BW3s
Taco Bake, roasted zucchini
Chicken burgers* (From freezer) on pretzel buns*, roasted carrots

Baked Oatmeal Cups with yogurt
Sausage egg and cheese breakfast burritos

What’s on your menu this week? Let me know in the comments!


Monday 28th of October 2019

Love your countertops! I haven't noticed them before in the photos but I love the color! Our menu for this week S: Beef Stew M: Shrimp with side salad T: Taco Salad W; Buffalo Chicken Pasta T: Beef Stroganoff F: Easy Crunchy Coconut Chicken w/Twice baked potatoes S: Shrimp Broccoli Stir Fry

Breakfast this week is homemade banana bread and ham, or bacon egg and cheese sandwiches Sweet Treat for the week is homemade apple cake


Monday 28th of October 2019

Aw, thank you! The house didn't come with countertops when we bought it, and we're happy with how it turned out. =)

I'm suddenly craving shrimp now; too bad I'm the only one that eats it. Maybe I'll buy a small bag for myself! Do you usually buy them on sale somewhere?

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