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What I Spent, What We Ate | Also: we eat more than one pizza.

What I Spent

I spent $149.53 at the grocery store, and then $13 on the 36 pounds of peaches.



And the milk, which didn’t make it into the other picture.   Two gallons are for cereal/drinking, and the other gallon is for making homemade yogurt.


August Spending

Week 1: $252

Week 2: $140

Week 3: $34

Week 4: 163

What We Ate

pad thai

If you’d like more meal ideas than what I post here every week, you’re in luck! There’s a handy-dandy recipe index page with all of the main dish recipes I’ve ever posted. Check it out here.


I made a pan of chicken enchiladas with red sauce.

baked chicken enchiladas with red sauce

We had guacamole too (of COURSE).


We had pork cutlet Cuban sandwiches (from my Cook’s Country magazine). And broccoli topped with cheese.

cooks country sandwiches


I made Pad Thai, using a recipe from America’s Test Kitchen. I’d never made it before, and it was pretty easy and tasty!   I think this will go into regular rotation.

pad thai

Since Zoe is allergic to shrimp, I dished her noodles up before adding shrimp and mixed in leftover pork cutlet for her.


Joshua had his wisdom teeth out, so he wasn’t eating. And Mr. FG and I weren’t able to eat until later.

So, the girls had stuffed shells (I’d made them ahead of time and frozen them), Joshua had juice and tea and water (!) and Mr. FG and I had potato cubes, grilled sausages, and some fresh fruit.


It’s gonna be a pizza night.   Except for poor Joshua, who probably is not going to be up for pizza yet.

homemade pizza

By the way: multiple people wrote to me last week wondering how in the world we eat just one pizza for dinner on Fridays. Rest assured, we eat more than one pizza! In fact, if all six of us are here, we can eat 3-4.

But I bake them one at a time, and photographing multiple pizzas doesn’t really look that awesome anyway, which is why there’s only one in my photographs.


What did you eat this week?


P.S. I have a fun giveaway from Froozer this weekend, so pop back in tomorrow to throw your name in the hat!

P.P.S. There’s still time to get a set of Lunchskins for just $3.

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Friday 16th of December 2016

I am getting 4 wisdom out tomorrow morning! What helped Joshua? Thanks! I truly love reading your blog.


Friday 16th of December 2016

Be consistent with the icing! That helped him a lot. And he spent a couple of days just laying low and resting. Soft foods too!


Friday 2nd of September 2016

It's been a while since I stopped by but I still think about your site a lot. I love that you have your recipes in one spot now! And that you share with us what you make.

Take care!

- Charmaine


Friday 2nd of September 2016

Good to see you pop in!

Serene Focus

Sunday 28th of August 2016

Monday-scicilian pasta (with aubergines-delicious!) We will definitely put this recipe in our database Tuesday - left over from Sunday, porc tenderloin and green, red and yellow peppers with couscous Wednesday - spaghetti bolognese (with pancetta, chicken liver and Marsala) Thursday - sallad with tomatoes and mozzarella and another sallad with cucumber, romaine and lentils. + bread Friday - we had 3 guests staing over the whole week and it was their turn to cook and they choose to make pasta and sauce fram a jar. A lot of pasta this week!!! Saturday - shrimp sallad, some chorizo slices, bread and...chips!


Saturday 27th of August 2016

I am a professional consultant and had a busy week with work, so we had a lot of easy meals.

Monday - chicken nuggets and sides Tuesday - burgers and hot dogs, chips, fruit Wednesday - tacos Thursday - grilled pizza night with mangoes and melon Friday - date night celebrating our 8th anniversary.


Saturday 27th of August 2016

It's been a busy week with lots of school projects, work, and paperwork. Our college son drives home 4x/week to do laundry and eat. Here's our dinner menu from the past week:

Sun- smoked chicken, grilled garlic potatoes Mon- crockpot chicken, mashed potatoes & gravy with steamed carrots, hatch chile cornbread Tues- grilled steaks and oven fries, hatch chile cornbread Wed- pork roll sandwiches Thurs- shredded BBQ leftover chicken sandwiches, onion rings Fri- Asparagus and leftover chicken in a cream of chicken gravy over noodle, chocolate chip cookies Sat - turkey burgers, oven fries

As you can see,we don't eat much salad for dinner. Fruits are limited as well. It sure does limit menu planning! I have severe GI sluggishness that won't tolerate fiber or fatty foods. So the menu above is what the family ate, although I'll eat the chicken dishes. I usually end up making soup/tuna /toast/cereal for myself.

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