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Friday, May 27, 2016

Long Holiday Weekend Grocery Haul + Weekly Menu Plan...

Happy Friday friends!! I am getting on here again to share another grocery haul with y'all. Yesterday the kids and I ventured out to Wal-Mart and Winco to grab some things for this long holiday weekend and for another week worth of meals. We were able to get everything on our list for $213.46. $133.95 of that total was for strictly food items, with $79.51 being for non food items. On the list this week were kitty litter, air freshers, new bathing suits for the kids, and a lot of goodies for our long holiday weekend. We have plans to visit family, swim a lot, and spend a lot of down time with dad on his day off.

I have a cost breakdown of what we bought. In the video I take you through each thing we bought, what we will be eating this upcoming week, and the progress we are making on cleaning out our freezer chest. I am happy to announce that we only have about a quarter of it filled now. My goal is to have it emptied by the end of June and I think we are right on track with that.

My Wal-Mart and Winco Long Holiday Weekend Grocery Haul

Chex Mix $1.78
Hoagie Rolls $2.28 x2
Bagels $1.77 x2
Rice Cakes $2.18 x2
BBQ Lays Chips $1.28 x2
Variety Chip Pack $6.28
Nacho Cheese $1.58
Brownie Mix $.98 x2
Green Onions $.48
Cilantro $.33
French Bread $.98
Pepperoni $1.58 x2
Cheese Singles $2.48
Tortillas (regular) $4.92
Tortillas (burrito) $2.98
Turkey Bacon $2.40 x2
Refried Beans $.98
Butter $2.78
Onions $2.98
Biscuits $1.68
Cinnamon Rolls $1.98 x4
Bread $1.78
Canned Yams $1.48 x2
Crackers $1.78 x2
Watermelon $3.28
Bananas $.34/lb x4lbs
Corn $.16 x4
Strawberries $1.68 x2
Tomatoes $.98/lb x2lbs


Food Items:
Pizza $3.50 x4
Mints $2.28
Juice Box $1.88 x3
Dr. Pepper $4.58
Root Beer $2.68
Grape Soda $2.68
Mnt Dew $3.33

Non Food Items:
Beach Towel $9.88 x3
Beach Towel $8.94
Girl Bathingsuit $8.84
Boy Bathing Shirt $9.44
Trash Bags $6.96
Fabric Softner $3.97
Floss Threaders $1.98
Air Freshners $.98 x8
Cat Litter $3.87 x2

This weeks menu plan:

Breakfast Ideas: Cereal and fruit, toast and eggs, bagels and fruit, cinnamon rolls and bacon, smoothies, fried eggs and toast, etc.

Lunch Ideas: Mac and cheese, pizza, tuna sandwiches, deli sandwiches, egg salad, leftovers, grilled cheese, salads, and peanut-butter and jelly sandwiches. 


Friday: Sloppy joes with melon and baked beans
Saturday: Deli Sandwiches chips, and fruit
Sunday: Crockpot enchiladas with corn on the cob
Monday: Burrito night
Tuesday: Strawberry Chicken with pasta and veggies
Wednesday: Chicken Pockets with broccoli
Thursday: Mexican eggplant with rice
Friday: Vegetable soup and biscuits

Have a safe holiday weekend friends! I'll see you guys on Tuesday, with new posts and brand new videos!! :)

XO Danielle


  1. I can't get over how cheap the food is there! To give you an idea of the difference today I paid $0.97 for cilantro, $0.40/ear of corn, $0.77/lb for bananas $5.99 for 2 lbs of strawberries.

  2. I absolutely love when you do grocery hauls and share meal plans. Gives so much inspiration. Thanks!

  3. I need to make strawberry chicken sometime.

    I also enjoy your grocery hauls. I find them so interesting and helpful.

  4. I was really excited when I heard about your blog, but now? Not so you always buy huge amounts of pre-packaged/processed foods? And, where is the fresh produce?

    1. I'm sorry you feel that way. Check out more than one video/post and you'll see we buy a variety of things. This was a special haul for the long holiday weekend 😃

  5. I am another new reader...the one thing I noticed is you put the tomatoes in the fridge.Tomatoes should never be refrigerated...if you leave them out, you will find they do not get mealy and they taste so much fresher!
    Enjoy the rest of the weekend.

  6. Just stumbled across your blog. So far, great treadings. I love your desire to be thrifty, yet the knowledge of special times, call for out of the ordinary purchases. God bless !

  7. Love your thriftiness! But a you ever fix your family a proper meat and potato meal? Sometimes those are actually cheaper than a casserole, crockpot meal, etc,
    Like I can get eye of round roast for 2.99 per lb and divide 1 roast into 3 meals (wrap and freeze the other 2 pieces). Season with garlic powder, salt and pepper, maybe some onion flakes and roast till medium rare, maybe 140 degrees, slice thin and make a gravy with the drippings. Serve with roasted or mashed potatoes and a veg. It's so so good and such a nice change from nachos, tacos, crockpot items, etc, etc.


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