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What I Spent, What We Ate | $164

What I Spent

I got a $25 Hungry Harvest and then I spent $139 at the grocery stores.

So, I’m at $164 this week, which isn’t too bad. Especially compared to last week. Oy.

June Spending

Week 1: $235

Week 2: $164

What We Ate


I made pulled pork, using the pork from my first clean-out-the-chest-freezer basket.

Pork ready for cooking.

about to go into the oven for some slow cooking

What did we have with the pulled pork sandwiches?   I have no idea at this point!


We had chicken shawarma on homemade whole wheat pita breads.

chicken shawarma from Cook's Country.

And we had watermelon on the side.   I love watermelon season!


I made a green salad with a mustard vinaigrette, grapes, snap peas, and poached chicken

I also made some potato wedges, using some red potatoes from Hungry Harvest.

America's Test Kitchen Steak and Potato Salad

(The only photo I have of potato wedges. This is obviously not a chicken salad. 😉 )


I had a packaged of reduced-for-quick-sale bacon in the freezer, so I made BLTs for dinner.

Lettuce and sliced tomatoes on a wooden cutting board.

And I cut up cantaloupe, strawberries, and snap peas.

Sliced cantaloupe on a white plate.


I’m thinking I might make some crock pot chicken tikka masala. Although hmm, now that I think about it, I don’t think I have any chicken in the freezer.

So, I’m either going to pop by the grocery store or I’m going to come up with some other idea!

What did you eat for dinner this week?

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Monday 18th of June 2018

I just got 12 packs of bacon on sale for $1.99 each. We had BLT's with watermelon on the side. Delicious and easy. My kind of meal.


Monday 18th of June 2018

Continued to eat down the freezer. The week's meals included: - simmered shrimp, homemade lasagna (separate dishes) - baked ribs - fruit smoothies from fruit I threw in the freezer so it wouldn't go bad, the remainders of which became frozen smoothie pops - Japanese leftovers from Father's Day dinner - Whole Foods (vacation return day) - sushi

Future plans include: - more ribs - more shrimp (may serve plain, may stir fry) - fish fillets (emergency meal) - breakfast for dinner (to use homemade bacon, homemade biscuits, homemade strawberry jam, ham) - frozen pizza (emergency meal) - ham

I also plan to make bean-based soup for lunches, to use more of the large stash of smoked pig parts (ear, trotters, hock, etc). Might add frozen spinach that I keep forgetting to add to smoothies.

Rebecca in MD

Saturday 16th of June 2018

Love this feature of your blog because I get so many great ideas for dinners from your posts and the folks that comment.

1. Chicken Tikka Masala - new to us recipe - not a hit at our house 2. Chilli 3. Hamburgers and homemade macaroni salad 4. Homemade pizza - a weekly favorite 5. Marinated grilled chicken served on flatbread with tomato, onion, and cucumber salad, fresh Tzatziki sauce 6. Greek pasta salad (Rotini tri-colored pasta, tomato, onion, cucumber, feta cheese, kalamata olives, and fresh vinaigrette 7. Crab cakes, steamed broccoli, homemade potato salad - - - fabulous price on jumbo lump crab meat at Costco


Saturday 16th of June 2018

Monday- Beef tacos

Tuesday- Waffles, bacon and scrambled eggs

Wednesday- Egg salad sandwiches, tortilla chips with hummus, and fruit

Thursday- Salami sandwiches, Lentil chips, fruit, and chocolate chip cookies

Friday- Salmon, baked potato and lettuce salad


Saturday 16th of June 2018

Rough week. I've been working early and leaving late, so no time for dinner making. The worst is coming home on my lunch break for something to eat and trying to find something!

Anywho, here's what I managed this week: Enchiladas twice for dinner, macaroni and beef...….. The rest was fend for yourself! Which, basically, was any frozen dinner/spring rolls/chicken dinos/chicken fingers that was in the freezer as back-ups.

Tomorrow will be tacos as cooking ground beef is fast and I'm using canned diced tomato (a first for me), taco seasoning, cheese from the freezer, onions and maybe some jalapenos.

Monday, I'll make a tortilla lasagna with layered produce from the tacos and leftover corn tortillas that I froze previously.

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