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What I Spent, What We Ate | $152.16, to be exact

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What I Spent

I spent $152.16 this week, so I am pretty much exactly on budget. Excellent.

hungry harvest produce.

July Spending

Week 1: $154

Week 2: $152

What We Ate


I grilled some marinated chicken, made buttermilk biscuits, and cut up a watermelon.


I grilled pizza for dinner and we ate it outside because it was so not hot out!


I grilled bratwurst (boy, I was on a grilling kick, I guess!), which we ate on buns. We also had raw fruit and veggies, and some chips.


I made a pan of stuffed shells (look at me, not grilling), toasted English muffins, and cut up some grapefruit.


I made pan-seared shrimp with lime quinoa, a recipe from Dinner Illustrated, a cookbook which I still have checked out from the library.

As of the writing of this post, there’s a $1.30 coupon off of Dinner Illustrated at Amazon, so if you buy a copy, don’t forget to click on the coupon!

I mean, it’s only $1.30, but on the other hand, it’s $1.30, and if you’re going to buy it, you should snag the discount.


We had BLTs and fresh strawberries.   Easy peasy summer eating!

crispy bacon


I’m planning to try a recipe for garlicky shrimp pasta from Dinner Illustrated.   Things are getting pretty serious between me and that cookbook right now. 😉

What did you eat for dinner this week? Dish in the comments!

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Sunday 15th of July 2018

OH MAN, not only is this post so helpful, but all the comments are, too! I love this, what a community you've built. I shared this post in my weekly link round up:


Monday 16th of July 2018

Thank you for sharing!


Saturday 14th of July 2018

I try to stay within my budget of $75/week for the family. So far, I'm doing ok. July 1st week- spent $81 July 2nd week- spent $57 July 3rd week- spent $64 I've been quite exhausted and didn't make everything from scratch, but here is what was for dinner. Pork green chili (no beans), meatballs & spaghetti with French baguettes, chicken raviolis, oven fry chicken, pork chili over rice and beef enchiladas.


Friday 13th of July 2018

My week to cook.

Sunday - chef salad (including our first home-grown tomato of the summer!)+ broccoli and toasted bread Monday - mushroom gnocchi +garden salad (more fresh tomato!) Tuesday - breakfast burrito smothered with green chili + orange slices Wednesday - Thai peanut chicken (including carrots and red pepper) with noodles + broccoli Thursday - chicken, rice, mango slices, leftover broccoli Friday - went out (free meal with our frequent-diner card!)


Friday 13th of July 2018

I'm trying something new this month and made a plan for the main dishes for the whole month at the beginning of the month and I will add in the side dishes based on my Hungry Harvest box each week. It's helping me use what we have in the house and stick to our weekly budget. This week: Sun: pork loin, corn and salad from HH Mon: Panera bread (I went to a concert and didn't cook) Tues: leftovers from Sunday Wed: chicken fried rice Thurs: steak, mushrooms and roasted beets, potato, and fennel all from HH Fri: pulled pork sliders and homemade cheese pizza for game night with friends

Martha C

Friday 13th of July 2018

Saturday and Sunday: I was by myself, so dug out some pasta and ratatouille from freezer, added a can of white beans and ate that all weekend. Monday: leftover brats, macaroni salad (I'm doing a pantry cleanout so macaroni!) Tuesday: huge pot of rice and beans Wednesday: quickie PB sandwich and banana on the run Thursday: Non-frugal (but fun) Chinese takeout Friday: will be the lemon chicken, rice and asparagus I couldn't bring myself to cook last night due to exhaustion Saturday: probably leftovers from tonight. OR if no leftovers, then tacos.

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