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What I Spent, What We Ate | 0% fancy this week

What I Spent

roasted yellow peppers

I only spent $69 at the store this week, plus $25 on my Hungry Harvest box.  So, a pretty cheap week!

September Grocery Spending

Week 1: $123

Week 2: $182

Week 3: $94

What We Ate

It was not a heavy kitchen week for me this go-round. No one will nominate me for a chef award, but none of us went hungry, which is what matters!


I had book club, and Mr. FG took care of dinner with the girls. I think they got Chick-Fil-A, if my memory serves me properly.


We had tacos at a gathering where all I had to bring was a watermelon. Which makes me feel a bit like a slacker! 😉


We had breakfast for dinner: sausage, Orange Julius, and buttermilk waffles.

orange julius in blender

I was going to make strawberry syrup too, but my motivation ran low. 😉


Mr. FG and I were both not home at dinnertime and the girls ate pigs in a blanket plus some fruit.

pigs in a blanket

They are on a very happy pigs-in-a-blanket tear lately, which is fine with me.  It’s something easy for them to have when I’m not going to be home at dinnertime.


I made a batch of piadine (an Italian flatbread), which we filled with salami, provolone, veggies, and roasted pepper/basil mayo.

homemade piadine

We had broccoli with our piadine.


I was pretty tired, because I’d been up since 4:30 am.

Lisey and I were supposed to go take a hot air balloon ride, so my alarm was set super early.  Sadly, the winds ended up being too high, so we couldn’t go.

But at that point, I couldn’t really go back to sleep (I tried!)

So by the time dinner rolled around, I wasn’t feeling very energetic.

Which meant that grilled cheese sandwiches and canned soup are what we had for dinner, along with some melon.


Corn and cheese quesadillas are the plan for tonight. Nice and easy!

Although hopefully I will feel much less tired at dinnertime tonight, since my alarm was not set for 4:30 am.

What did you eat this week? Share in the comments!

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Tuesday 24th of September 2019

I agree that the weather has been hot & cold. Hard to decide what to make! But, I decided it's a no-spend freezer challenge. I'll be using whatever is in the freezer for the next 2 weeks. Here's the menu for the past week:

- Stuffed cabbage - Breakfast burritos - Chicken enchiladas -Chicken soup - Pizza

I took a quick look at freezer items and will thaw things for this week's menu. It will have me making breaded pork chops, rotisserie chicken, salsa beef over rice, chicken & rice, and breakfast burritos. I hope to make a pumpkin pie and cookies. If I run out of time, we have some gift cards to use (Subway, Olive Garden, Red Lobster).


Tuesday 24th of September 2019

-I had two nights of grilled sausages with mashed potato & steamed vegies - carrot/cukes/peppers/broccoli - one night at sis' she made marinated roast chicken with roast potato/sweet potato/peppers/mushrooms/tomatoes & steamed broccolini - a can of beef & chunky veg soup & I added a cup of mixed fresh cut vegies - beef & vegie flatbread sandwich toasted - takeaway pan-fried dumplings with chilli & soy sauce - tonight I think I will do rice with sautéed mixed vegies


Tuesday 24th of September 2019

-woops forgot was naughty on fri & had takeaway fish n chips


Saturday 21st of September 2019

This is the first time I recall creating a menu and sticking with it for a whole week! All of us have different food limitations due to allergies, sensitivities, so we don’t always eat exactly the same thing. Sunday: Bunless burgers w/ pickles, cheese, etc; Greek salad w/ cucumbers, tomatoes, kalamata olives, feta; roasted spicy potato and sweet potato wedges Monday: Salmon, green beans, blackberries; chicken tenders & applesauce for kid who dislikes fish Tuesday: Soft tacos w/ homemade GF tortillas (cheese, chicken, lettuce, tomato), Tricolor Slaw and red bell pepper slices on the side Wednesday: Pasta (everyone had different mix-ins: chicken, cheese, olives, veggies) Thursday: Roast Chicken, green salad Friday: Chana Masala (chickpea curry) over brown rice


Saturday 21st of September 2019

Wooohoo! Good job, you.


Saturday 21st of September 2019

Sunday: Spaghetti Carbonara

Monday: Rye bread fresh from our local bakery and cheese. Tomatoes and cucumber as snacks.

Tuesday: Aubergine „asia style“ with rice

Wednesday: easy but delicious stew with potatoes, bacon, green beans and pears

Thursday: Leftovers and cauliflower

Friday: we were at the climate strike in our town and had a late lunch out, so we had a small dinner of bread and some vegetable spreads.


Friday 20th of September 2019

Maybe this is just one of those weeks for a lot of folks...I feel like we are eating out more, but I think it can't be helped most of the time. I'm still making out menus, tho! We ate: Monday - Brown Sugar Chicken, basmati rice, carrots - Big Trash Day so we get to empty the garage of a few things - HOORAY Tuesday - Crock Pot Ribs, 1/2 a twice baked potato, broccoli Wednesday - Turkey Pesto Meatballs, garlic toast, green beans Thursday - Honey Sriracha grilled chicken salads Friday - a grilled cheese sammie at home while Hubby goes to some fancy dinner thing... Saturday - Wine club pick-up in Burnet, so we will eat there Sunday - Dr. Martin's Mix {an easy meal and we will have leftovers for lunch the next day}

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