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Grocery List Menu 1 – Family of 4

Week 1 will cost about $83.69. 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:

  • butter $2.98
  • canola oil $2.19
  • flour 5 Ib $1.79
  • olive oil $2.52
  • mayo $3.48
  • parchment paper $3.99
  • salad dressing $1.99
  • soy sauce $1.37
  • sugar - 4Ib $3.99
  • 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 $3.02
  • cumin $0.98
  • garlic powder $0.98
  • lemon pepper $2.48
  • onion powder $0.98
  • oregano $0.98
  • pepper $2.08
  • salt $2.08
  • seasoned all salt $0.98
  • thyme $1.94

Grocery List - Store brand (Metro Detroit) $83.69

  • 3 - lemons $2.97
  • 1 - bulb fresh garlic $0.67
  • 1 - bag onions $2.19
  • 1 - 5 pound bag potatoes $1.94
  • 1 - medium green pepper $0.79
  • 2 - pounds fresh broccoli crowns $2.60
  • 1 - bunch of scallions $0.59
  • 1 - large bag salad $2.99
  • 1 - small coleslaw mix $1.69
  • 1 - fresh rosemary $1.99
  • 2 - whole chickens $13.16
  • 1 - pound lean ground turkey $3.99
  • 1 - pound lean ground beef $6.50
  • 1 - bbq sauce $1.00
  • 1 - box saltine crackers $1.29
  • 1 - box brown brown or white minute rice $1.79
  • 2 - cans black beans $1.38
  • 1 - jar salsa 16oz $1.39
  • 1 - can pickeled jalapeno $1.29
  • 1 - pack 30 corn tortillas or flour tortillas 6 inc $1.69
  • 1 - can tomato sauce 15oz $0.69
  • 1 - can mexican stewed tomatoes or diced tomatoes & green chilies 14 1/2oz $0.99
  • 1 - can mexican stewed tomatoes 14 1/2oz $0.99
  • 1 - 28oz can italian diced tomatoes $1.38
  • 1 - can chicken broth 10 oz $0.50
  • 1 - box onion soup mix $0.89
  • 1 - bag shredded cheese 32oz $6.99
  • 1 - tub parmesan cheese $2.50
  • 1 - sour cream 16 oz $1.25
  • 1 - family size ravioli $6.49
  • 1 - gallon milk $2.49
  • 1 - dozen eggs $1.59
  • 1 - bag frozen stir-fry vegetables $2.00
  • 1 - bag frozen corn $2.49
  • garlic bread $1.99
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