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Well, I barely shopped. But we did eat all week.

I didn’t do an honest-to-goodness grocery shopping trip this week, partially because I don’t like shopping and partially because we didn’t end up needing a lot of stuff.

I love it when that happens.


I made a quick stop for two gallons of milk and a bunch of bananas.   And on another day, since I had to return some shoes to Target, I picked up a few quick groceries there to carry us through the week.

I spent $11.71 at Target, and $9.06 on my banana/milk stop, so I spent just $20.77 this week.   That is a fortuitous start to November.   Whee!

An upside of not going shopping is that I’ve been forced to use up almost all of the food in my fridge, which means there’s actually some breathing room in there for a change.


grilled hamburger

We had grilled hamburgers on homemade fluffy hamburger buns, with potato cubes and a green salad on the side.

homemade hamburger buns


It was a breakfast for dinner night!

We had buttermilk pancakes, local sausage from the freezer, plus Orange Julius.

buttermilk pancakes with peaches

We did not have ours with peaches and cream, sadly.   I miss peach season!


I made a beef, pepper, carrot, and green onion stir-fry, which we ate over rice. And I threw together a fruit salad to eat with that.

beef stir-fry


The kids and I had an event to go to where food was served, so only Mr. FG really needed any dinner.   I made him a bacon and cheese quesadilla, with pico de gallo, guacamole, and chips on the side.

pico de gallo


It’s a pizza night!   I haven’t decided exactly what kind we’re having…


What did you eat this week? Anything good you want to share?

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Stephanie L

Friday 6th of November 2015

I made this and it was amazing - I added herbs when sauteeing the veggies. With a spinach salad it was a fantastic lunch. I don't use "egg substitute", I just use some whole eggs (the iron and other good stuff is in the yolk), and egg whites. As for cheese, I just used what we already had - feta from a chicken/artichoke/feta dish, and cheddar. The cottage cheese is crucial, though.


Sunday 8th of November 2015

Yay for eating whole "real" eggs!!


Friday 6th of November 2015

I have to rack my brain to recall what we made for dinner this week! Monday - Black Rice with Broccoli, Red Peppers & Peanut Sauce Tuesday - Crockpot Chana Masala with paprika chicken on the side Wednesday - pizza Thursday - tortellini with shiitakes & shrimp Friday - homemade veggie nachos with all the fixins

I made one of my daughters' fave breakfasts this morning with some odds & ends of bread: Pumpkin Spice French Toast. My kids LOVE this. Pumpkin puree, eggs, and spices.


Friday 6th of November 2015

Have you ever calculated how much you save making your own bread? I'll bet its significant.

I'm astounded at the price of bread these days (I no longer eat it, but that's another story. . . ). The cost of bread ingredients is so little in comparison to the finished product--probably less than a dollar a batch (making several buns or a few loaves) if you buy yeast in bulk.


Friday 6th of November 2015

I haven't, but I did do a nitty-gritty cost comparison, and even when you compare dirt cheap $0.99 bread to homemade, homemade is cheaper. And that's with factoring in electricity too.

The cost savings is much more significant when you compare homemade to good loaves, or to things like buns or pita bread, of course.


Friday 6th of November 2015

I am REALLY liking these menu posts, so thank you for doing them! I have not had much success with stir-fry meals. Do you have a recipe/method for your beef stir-fry?


Friday 6th of November 2015

Well, I used a recipe and was kind of "eh" about the results. I'll keep trying recipes and if I come across a really good one, I'll share it!


Friday 6th of November 2015

Those hamburger buns look amazing! I love that you made Mr FG a special dinner, even though you were not eating at home. That's very sweet. I also really like your Friday pizza night idea. We love our Friday night hangout time and this would be a fun and frugal alternative to eating out!


Friday 6th of November 2015

Well, it was pretty easy...fry up a bit of bacon, put it inside a tortilla with cheese, and cook it in the skillet for a few minutes. And guacamole and pico de gallo are easy-peasy too.

So I don't deserve oodles of credit! Ha.

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