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Gluten Chicken Pickle

Gluten Chicken Pickle


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Shoprite’s Shop-at-Home is my best friend when it comes to food shopping. I sat down at the computer last night with my refrigerator list and mental list of all the things we needed. I can also sit down with my coupon pile and go through things. This routine has become a game to me. Just like chess I think if my next move and put coupons in piles according to use and save for later. My Shoprite doubles coupons under $.99. Many coupons I have doubled up with sales and result in almost free items.


So you may be asking how shopping from my computer and at a higher end food store is frugal? It is an easy explanation really. One I am not food shopping with my husband or sending him, sending him food shopping results in minimal amount of items for a huge price. He shops via his stomach, hungry or not. When I shop at home I don’t have to take children to the food store. This also prevents impulse buys, store melt-downs, and my own headaches. (A headache for me at the food store turns into loss of patients and forgetting items.) I also while shopping on the computer I have complete control on the dollar amount I am willing to spend. It is a lot less embarrassing deleting items from the shopping cart online than in line if you’ve gone over by accident.


I have always had a target of $80 – $100 each week. On the weeks I call “Paper Week” I may go up to $140. Paper weeks include cat litter, paper towels, toilette paper, and/or laundry detergent. I’ve shopped at many different stores to keep to my budget. One of the best places to go was Aldi’s. Unfortunately we’re unable to do that anymore.


It has been a year since KB and the girl child have been gluten free (also at http://glutenfreeifyouplease.com/) or celiac. It has changed the dynamics of our shopping 150%. In the first months of shopping gluten free I thought we were going to be broke forever. It is amazing how much stuff has gluten in it. I’ve had to change everything from instant hot chocolate, instant pudding, and soup stock. Our goal of going at least 80% organic has been followed up with having a gluten free house. (Except my occasional raisin bread.)


Here is my list:



  • Southern Homestyle Tortilla Crumbs (GF) 12 oz.
  • ShopRite Corn Tortillas 30 ct
  • Enriched Bread – Round Top Wheat No preservatives 22 oz.
  • Mountain Dew Soda 2 Liter
  • Pepsi Cola 2 Liter
  • Tropicana Pure Premium Juice
  • Ortega Salsa – Garden Style Mild 16 oz.
  • Francesco Rinaldi Pasta Sauce – Traditional No starch (AKA GF) 23.5 oz.
  • Peter Pan Peanut Butter 18 oz. 2 jars
  • Dairy Dannon Light & Fit
  • ShopRite Butter 2
  • ShopRite Eggs – Large 18 count $1.69 $
  • ShopRite Natural Mozzarella Cheese 12 oz.
  • ShopRite Ricotta Cheese Whole Milk 32 oz.
  • Deli ShopRite American Cheese White 1.00 lb
  • Frozen Turkey Hill Ice Cream 1.75 quart 2
  • Meat & Seafood Beef Bottom Round Roast
  • Fresh Pork Loin Chops 3.0 lb
  • Perdue Oven Stuffers Weight 6.00 lb
  • ShopRite Turkey – total 4 lbs
  • Tender Choice Whole pork loin boneless
  • Fresh Fillet of Haddock
  • ShopRite Brown Rice 2 32 oz.
  • Tinkyada Brown Rice Pasta (GF) 3 packages @ $1.99
  • Bananas 1 lb
  • Dole Salad Blends 2 16 oz.
  • Grapefruit Ruby Red – Florida 5 Lb Bag 5 lb
  • Green / White Grapes
  • ShopRite Yellow Onions 3 lb Bag


I saved $30.58 in coupons and sales


My grand total was $116.30

I did really well. There were a few things I would not normally buy like the soda. I got 4 2 liter bottles for $2.98. We don’t often drink it but at that price it was a deal. Tropicana was on sale and I had a $1 off coupon. The kids will love me for it. I had to replace our peanut butter due to the salmonella scare. I didn’t realize I had ricotta in the fridge so I have to figure out how to use two of them. I also have a ton of onions. I wonder if I can talk Kyle into trying to make some onion soup.