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Grocery List Menu 1 – Family of 4

Week 1 will cost about $83.35. If you stay with store brands and sale items these numbers will be lower.

What’s in the cupboard?

Pantry

These are pantry items I assume you have and about how much they cost. They are NOT included in the grocery list:

  • bbq sauce $1.50
  • butter $3.79
  • canola oil $2.99
  • flour 5 Ib $2.69
  • olive oil $4.49
  • mayo $3.29
  • parchment paper $4.49
  • salad dressing $2.50
  • soy sauce $1.59
  • sugar - 4Ib $2.29
  • white vinegar 16 $2.49

Spices

These are spices I assume you have and about how much the cost. They are NOT included in the grocery list:

  • celery seed $1.94
  • cumin $1.28
  • garlic powder $0.98
  • lemon pepper $1.00
  • onion powder $0.98
  • oregano $1.00
  • pepper $2.08
  • salt $2.08
  • seasoned all salt $1.82
  • thyme leaves $1.94

Grocery List - Store brand (Metro Detroit) $83.35 as of June 2022

  • 3 - lemons $2.97
  • 1 - bulb fresh garlic $0.67
  • 1 - small gingerroot $0.80
  • 1 - bag onions $2.79
  • 1 - 5 pound bag potatoes $2.88
  • 1 - medium green pepper $0.79
  • 2 - pounds fresh broccoli crowns $3.54
  • 1 - bunch of green onions $0.89
  • 1 - large bag salad $3.19
  • 1 - small coleslaw mix $1.89
  • 1 - fresh rosemary $2.19
  • 2 - whole chickens $13.76
  • 1 - pound lean ground turkey $3.99
  • 1 - pound lean ground beef $6.79
  • 1 - box saltine crackers $1.59
  • 1 - bag long grain rice 16 oz $0.99
  • 2 - cans black beans $1.58
  • 1 - jar salsa 16oz $1.39
  • 1 - can pickeled jalapeno $1.39
  • 1 - pack 30 corn tortillas or flour tortillas 6 inc $1.79
  • 1 - can tomato sauce 15oz $0.79
  • 1 - can diced tomatoes & green chilies 14 1/2oz $0.79
  • 1 - can Italian diced tomatoes $0.79
  • 1 - can chicken broth 10 oz $0.79
  • 1 - box onion soup mix $0.89
  • 1 - bag shredded cheese 32oz $3.99
  • 1 - tub parmesan cheese $2.50
  • 1 - sour cream 8 oz $1.16
  • 1 - family size ravioli $6.99
  • 1/2 - dozen eggs $1.13
  • 2 - bag frozen stir-fry vegetables 12 oz $3.18
  • 1 - bag frozen corn 32 oz $2.49
  • garlic bread $1.99

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