Aldi’s Meal Plan

On Monday, I shared my Aldi’s Menu Plan. I am participating in the  All You Grocery Challenge, trying to stick to a budget of $25 per family member per week. For our family, that’s $125. I usually am way under that, so I thought I would give it a try. Plus, I could win $1000 grocery card.

I thought it would be easier for me if I posted my meals and costs, and that way you can get some ideas on how to cut your grocery costs.

Here is what we had this week… starting with the shopping trip



I have to document my spending for the Grocery Challenge, thought it would be easiest this way.  Spent $68.63 for 60 items

Monday ~ Sticky Chicken, Mashed Potatoes and Green Beans


Chicken   $4.23  (enough chicken left for another meal)

Potatoes $.92  ($3.49/10 lb. bag=27 potatoes per bag)

Green Beans  $.49

Condiments and Spices $.50

Total  $ 6.14

Tuesday ~ Baked Potatoe Bar and Side Salad

Potatoes  $.65

Salad   $1.00

Fixins’  $1.00

Total  $2.65

Wednesday ~ Free Arby’s

We were scheduled to have Sloppy Joes and got invited to some friends to enjoy the Candy Land Cake that I made for her. So, I opted to run by Arby’s for Free Roast Beef. There was no limit, so I got 5, but had to pay for drinks.

Total  $7.97

Thursday ~ Leftovers and FFYS (Fend For YourSelf)

Total -0-

Friday ~ Bread Machine Calzones


Calzone ingredients  $2.00

Sausage  $1.00

Pepperoni $1.00

Cheese  $2.00

Pizza Sauce  $.50 (homemade)

Total   $5.50

Saturday ~ Homemade Corn Dogs and Onion Rings


Hot Dogs $1.50 (2 pkgs)

Batter  $.50

Onions $.50

Total $2.50

Sunday ~ Grill Out ~ Sausages, Hot Dogs, Potato Salad and Fruit

Sausages  $1.50 ($3.99/bag of 16/.25 ea)

Hot Dogs  $.36 ($.75/pkg of eight)

Salad         $2.00 (homemade)

Fruit          $.50

Total $ 4.36

Total for Dinners for the Week  $29.12

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  1. I purchase most of my groceries from Aldi.

    I purchased 1 whole chicken @ $5,45. Cleaned it and sat it on top of an open can of beer , ( Called Drunken Chicken )
    Baked @ 350 for 1 1/2 hour. in an open cake pan.
    Took the broth from bottom of pan and added water and a litle chicken base to make a broth for my homemade noodle dumplings.
    I made these with Aldi flour and eggs. I use 6 eggs and enough flour to make a dough. I then drop into the boiling broth and cook.
    For my family of 5.
    We then had cucumbers and tomatoes from our garden. Our garden helps out alot.

  2. Aldi is my regular grocery store also but I shop at Kroger for meat & sales.

  3. I have been spending WAY too much on groceries lately. I know produce is in season, but fruit induced comas are not. I was just thinking that we need to start shopping Aldi again. It takes away the temptation of Walmart and the prices of the other local grocery stores.

    In fact, I think I will have to plan a potato bar for dinner because that sounds good. Its too bad only me and the toddler like potatoes. Oh well, I as the executive chef can make that plan work!

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