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What I Spent

peaches being washed in the sink

I spent $62 at the grocery store and then I finally made a Costco run. I haven’t been since before the lockdown!

I spent $195 there, which was a little painful. But I shouldn’t have to go again for a while now.

July Grocery Spending

Week 1: $145

Week 2: $180

Week 3: $87

Week 4: $257

What We Ate


Mr. FG and I had a takeout date night at the taco truck, which is a super affordable way to get takeout. We always stay below our $20 budget there.

The taco truck is a little bit of a hike from our house, so we just eat our tacos in the car. It’s like a very small, very private restaurant.

And very virus-free. Ha.


Burger night (except Sonia had a hot dog instead because she is really not a fan of burgers! Luckily it’s very easy to sub a hot dog for her.)

grilled hot dogs


I made a BLT chicken green salad and we had pull-apart garlic bread on the side.


Lisey was not here for dinner, and since she dislikes most Asian food, we decided to get Panda Express carryout.

When the cat’s away, the mice will play. 😉


I made shrimp remoulade (recipe from Cook’s Country) and served it with lettuce on toasted croissants from Costco.

shrimp remoulade

And I made Zoe a chicken sandwich instead, since she is allergic to shrimp.

We had watermelon with our sandwiches because, hey, you gotta eat it while it’s in season!

OF COURSE I put the unused watermelon half back in the fridge with my silicone cover.

silicone watermelon cover

And of course it filled my heart with joy, just like it does every time. 😉


We did a fend-for-yourself night, since the girls ate a super late lunch.


I don’t know what we are having, but I do know this: I really, really need to make a menu plan this morning, or we will end up getting takeout tonight.

What did you have for dinner this week?

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Betta from daVille

Sunday 26th of July 2020

WWI: $18 (woopie pies!) WWA/WIA: Saturday: homemade pizza and salad Sunday: Štruklji, fresh kielbasa, cabbage salad

Monday: leftovers Tuesdays: leftovers Wednesday: leftovers Thursday: (I drove to Maine for the night): larb, blistered green beans with miso dressing, jasmine rice, cucumbers and red peppers with Ippudo dressing. We also made coconut-mango semifreddo for dessert Friday (back on my own): leftovers It was great to clean out the fridge!


Sunday 26th of July 2020

FYI IKEA sells a set of 3 small silicone covers. One perfectly fits an onion or apple.


Friday 24th of July 2020

We had "clean out the fridge and freezer of leftovers" mostly. There was leftover barbecue pork, saffron rice and creamed spinach that was plated up for freezer meals that we ate during the week. I had gotten a little Kentucky Legend sliced ham on sale with coupon and used it to make thick, delicious ham sandwiches.

I made a pot of beef veggie soup and home made bread for my sick husband and had leftovers. Also made him a big pot of chili, which we had with whole wheat crackers because the heat index hit 108 F. and I was not about to turn on the oven.

Rounding up the week was a marked-down garlic rotisserie chicken paired with more home made bread, green beans, pickled peaches and a sliced fresh tomato.

My last trip to the grocery store was an eye-watering $154 because I bought laundry detergent, paper products, cat food, dishwasher tabs and several other expensive non-food items so as to limit my trips to one store.


Friday 24th of July 2020

I typed a post earlier, and forgot to add my email, and it deleted the whole thing.UGH>>>

We went shopping yesterday, instead of going on Sunday! spent too much and only bought 1 piece of meat, and a bag of shrimp.

Going to hit up BJ's on Sunday, need a few things.... crystal light tea, nutella, bubba burgers, not sure what else..... the bubba burgers are 20.00 for 12, in the Shoprite they are 6 for 12.99

Saturday- my DH, boss 50th pool party birthday, they served Italian food take out, cake, it was HOT!

Sunday- Hot again! went to mom/dads we had London broil, pasta w/garlic and oil. salad, I brought tomatoes, and dessert. Ice cream sandwiches from DQ!

Monday-did take out, ordered sandwiches from a local pizza place. super hot!

Tuesday- dh took the kids to work, they went swimming, then they went to my mil to dinner. so it was just me. got a kids meal from McDonalds. then hit up the playa bowl, yum!

Wednesday - we where going to have steaks on the grill. weather put a stop to that! Down pored! So we did Belgium waffles, apple slices.

Thursday- Had steaks that we should have had yesterday, yellow rice, corn.

Friday- BBQ chicken on the grill, I think butter noodles, veggie. Hope it doesn't rain again!

Ruth T

Friday 24th of July 2020

I feel like $195 for your first trip to Costco in months isn't crazy. It's not like a person is that likely to walk out of Costco spending less than $100 on a normal trip anyways.

Monday - Chicken tacos with guacamole, pineapple on the side Tuesday - My son's 4th birthday, so we had all of his favorites! Hot dogs, macaroni and cheese, watermelon, blueberries, and ice cream cake. Wednesday - Chicken sheet pan meal done on the grill, pineapple on the side, leftover ice cream cake Thursday - Leftover hot dogs, leftover watermelon, BBQ potato chips Friday - Grilled chicken leg quarters, hopefully trying a new recipe of yellow squash veggie tots, and I'll have to come up with something else to go with it since I have no idea if the kids will actually like the squash tots or not. (I hope they like the tots... I'm feeling a little worn down of the kids rejecting food I make, including stuff they used to like. Gotta keep expanding the list of healthy things my 6yo will eat!)

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