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$85 Weekly Shopping and Menu 11-4-19

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Happy November!

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I decided to shop at 2 stores this week: Meijer and Wal Mart. Meijer had some pretty good sales going on, but not enough to do all my shopping there. And since I knew I’d have Allison with me this time, I wanted to make things easy. So we hit up Meijer first, walked around, then drove straight to Wal Mart to pick up our groceries.

I did have a few unexpected purchases, but I planned them ahead of time- if that makes sense. We had extra money in the budget and then I got a $5.00 reward from Meijer, so I was able to play around a bit- got some free stuff and other things I don’t buy regularly. Here’s what I bought this week:

Image of groceries bought at Meijer


3 bags frozen broccoli, 32-oz: $1.69 each
Ground turkey: $1.99
Bigelow tea: $2.19
Candy corn: $2.30
Peanut butter: $2.39
Strawberries, 2-pound container: $2.99
King Arthur white whole wheat flour: $3.79. Used a $.75/1 coupon from the mail and got $.65 back from Ibotta.
Turkey bacon: $2.00
Onions, 3-pound bag: $1.00
Pretzels: $1.00
4 cups Skyr: $1.00 each. Used a $2.00/4 coupon and received $3.00 back from Ibotta, making these a money-maker!
3 packages pads: $4.29 each. I had an mPerks coupon for 50% off an entire feminine item purchase PLUS a Buy 2 Get 1 Free coupon, so I got all 3 for $4.29!
3 tubes toothpaste: $1.00 each

Total: $27.98. Used a $5.00 off reward I had, plus I received another $2.00 reward to use next time! Also received $3.65 back from Ibotta.

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

Wal Mart

Great Value sunflower kernels: $1.27
Joseph’s It’s a Wrap Lavash bread: $2.56
Zucchini, 1.38 pounds: $1.90
Bananas, 1.97 pounds: $.90
Red grapes, 2.57 pounds: $2.51
Broccoli, 1.47 pounds: $2.60
Frozen shredded hash browns: $1.63
Unsalted butter: $2.98
Block of cheese: $1.74
Apple cinnamon rice cakes: $2.98
Vinegar: $2.64
Canned pumpkin: $.87
Gala apples, 3-pound bag: $2.37
Carrots, 2-pound bag: $1.54
Spinach: $1.98
Romaine hearts: $2.48
Quinoa: $3.62
Cottage cheese: $1.64
Milk: $2.76
2 dozen eggs: $.94 each
Almond milk: $1.82
2 green bell peppers: $.78 each
Lentils, 16-oz: $.98
Crushed tomatoes: $.82
Olive oil: $3.98
Cinnamon: $.98
Sweet potatoes, 3-pound bag: $1.77

Total: $54.76. Sign up here for Wal Mart Pickup and we’ll both receive a coupon for $10.00 off a $50.00 purchase!
Weekly Total: $82.74. Took out $5.00 for Sam’s Club and still have a $6.00 overage I’ll use to buy Hershey Kisses.


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

Small group: Hash brown casserole (Using shredded mozzarella instead*)
Chili and Cornbread (Doubling the recipe to take to a neighbor)
Chicken Sausage Broccoli Pasta* (Already had sausages and pasta)
Deli sandwiches* (Meat and bread in freezer), frozen vegetables, fruit
Lentil Burrito Bowls (Lentils, quinoa, lettuce, sour cream*, salsa*)
Parmesan Chicken Wraps* (Chicken in freezer), frozen veggies

Carrot Pancakes
Scrambled eggs with veggies
Bagels* (From freezer) with cream cheese*
Banana Bread Baked Oatmeal (Taking to a neighbor)

Candy Corn Pretzel Treats for a women’s group- Just gotta buy the Hugs first

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


Monday 4th of November 2019

our menu for this week:

S: chili and cornbread - the weather finally got cold!! YAY!!! M: Chicken Bacon Pasta with Spinach & Tomatoes T: One Pan Chicken Enchilada Skillet W: Crockpot Green Beans & Ham with Cornbread T: Potato Soup F: - I have Bunco at my house and the food theme is Thanksgiving dinner. I'm making hashbrown casserole and Apple Snickers Salad S: Quick & Easy Pizza Casserole with Cheddar Bay Biscuits

Breakfast this week consist of: Bacon sandwiches, Bacon and Egg sandwiches, Bologna and egg sandwiches (Hubby eats these). Planning to make some muffins later in the week to change things up.


Monday 4th of November 2019

Oh man, these all sound like wonderful cold-weather dishes!

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