Menu Plan & Shopping Trip

Here is the menu plan for the week. I have to say I am thoroughly unmotivated this week so I planned some of my husband’s favorites (meaning he will cook dinner).

  • Tacos
  • Braised Pork Chops with Sweet Potatoes and Apples
  • Mozzarella Stuffed Meatballs, pasta and eggplant plus these parmesan rolls
  • Martha Stewart’s Mac and Cheese + Salad
  • Steak Salad
  • Chicken Fajitas
  • Steak and mashed potatoes and leftover spinach salad

Plus the girls and I are going to make homemade applesauce plus a chocolate cake with zucchini.

And then here is my shopping trip:

Safeway: $25.40

2 liters Arrowhead $1- used $1 coupon= Free
2 Golden Grain pasta $.89- used $1/2 coupon= $.39 each
Organic Broth $1.99
2 Honest Tea $.89- used $1/2 coupon hanging on the bottle= $.39
Powerade $.59
2 Mission Artisan Tortillas $1.49- used $1 coupons= $.49
1 Safeway Olives $.89
1 Open Nature Sour Cream $1.49- used $1 coupon= $.49
4 bricks of 32oz cheese $5.00- used (2) $.55 coupons= $4.45

That cheese was such a good price I got a few weeks worth.  (See the coupon matchups for Safeway here.)

Target $6.91

3 packets of Shout Wipes $.67- used (3) $.55/1 coupons from 9/25 SS= $.12 each
Panko Crumbs $1.89- used $1 coupon (no longer available)= $.89
Archer Farms Bread $2.99- used free coupon= free
Hormel Lunchmeat $2.33- used $.50 coupon= $1.83
4 Taco Seasoning $.71- used (4) $.50/1 coupon from 9/18 SS= $.21
Cascade Dish soap $.97- used $1 coupon from 8/28 P&G= Free
Aquafresh Toothpaste $1
Simply Orange Juice $2.99- used $1 coupon (no longer available)= $1.99

Sprouts: $25.43

Organic Milk $5.49
Eggs $2.39
Zucchini $.73
Organic Apples $2.97
Carrots $1.49
6 Kiwi $1.00
Sweet Potato $1.26
Fontina Cheese $5.43
2 Brown Cow Yogurt $.89- Used Buy One Get One Free= $.89/2
Chocolate Covered Peanuts $1.99
Frontera Chips $1.79

So the total this week was $57.74 which is not bad at all considering all that cheese!


  1. Jamie says

    I am glad to hear i am not the only person that’s unmotivated this week, but after looking at your menu plan, I don’t think you are unmotivated at ALL! Your plan looks great, as usual, I am jealous of your organization! Have a good week and thanks for the inspirations!

  2. Bobbi Jo says

    I miss you posting your menu plans! You always motivated me to be a better planner!

  3. Charlene says

    Lol I have been TERRIBLE all summer Bobbi Jo! In fact I flat out retired and my husband has been in charge of cooking. Our diet has really gone downhill so just this weekend I gave myself a pep talk to get my act together :).

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