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What I Spent

I didn’t do a big shop this week; just a smaller fill-in at $88.50

Which is a good thing, considering I spent $285 last week.


Here’s how things stack up for the month of June:

June Spending

Week 1: $104

Week 2: $194

Week 3: $285

Week 4: $88.50

What We Ate 


We were supposed to go to a small, outdoor gathering, but it got cancelled somewhat last minute.

And as of right now, I cannot at all remember what we ended up eating.

I can tell you it was nothing virtuous or homemade, though.


We got a pizza (Mr. FG’s favorite food is pizza!), but some sushi for Sonia, since she doesn’t do well with cheese (this spending is included in my grocery totals above).


I made tacos on corn tortillas with mango salsa. And I wondered why I do not make mango salsa more often. SO GOOD.

I make it kinda like this pineapple salsa except that I usually do not add red peppers.

pineapple salsa


I made pulled pork sandwiches, which we ate with some fresh fruit.


Sonia and Zoe were out on the boat with their cousins, and I made homemade mac and cheese for Mr. FG, Lisey, and me, topped with leftover pulled pork from Tuesday.

mac and cheese with pulled pork


We barely squeezed in our shift at the cat rescue before the store closed, and after that shift I made some hot subs at home.

gray kitten from the cat rescue


I was thinking grilled pizzas or pizza subs. But we did just have subs last night, so maybe I will not take the sub option.

Although, sandwiches two nights in a row is no worse than tacos two nights in a row.

And we know tacos twice is not wrong at all. 😉

What did you eat for dinner?

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Martha C

Sunday 28th of June 2020

Saturday: takeout bbq brisket for Father's day, homemade Mac and cheese, leftover coleslaw, homemade peach pie (pretty proud of that! Sunday: leftovers Mom: pesto shrimp with pasta Tues: leftovers Wed: takeout pizza plus salad for me because I don't like pizza Thurs chicken salad sandwiches with veggies Fri grilled burgers over campfire yummy Saturday takeout


Sunday 28th of June 2020

I spent $74.26 this week, mainly because we used meat from the freezer. I've been super unmotivated this past week, and it's showing in my meal planning.

Sunday - chicken tikka masala

Monday - I think just sandwiches, but we did have them on fresh sourdough bread that I made.

Tuesday - Pretty sure this was the day I made tacos.

Wednesday - We were super busy, so the kids had mac and cheese and we had leftovers.

Thursday - pizza night, which is an event as much as a meal, because the kids get to make their own.

Friday - I made a generic but satisfactory Italian-ish pasta dish

Saturday - grilled burgers

Each day we did have some sort of fresh fruit and veggie, as well.


Sunday 28th of June 2020

Do you have vegetables with these meals? The homemade Mac and cheese with pulled pork sounds great but I would probably want homemade coleslaw (no bagged cabbage mix and no pre-made dressing) with half the volume of dressing per recipe and another veggie, maybe green beans or baby beets with greens. The cost of the vegetables would really increase the grocery budget. We grow most of our own but not everyone can do that.


Sunday 28th of June 2020

If memory serves me right, we ate watermelon with our mac and cheese. I know a veggie or two would have been more ideal, but I didn't manage it that night.

But I figure hey, at least I did make dinner at home, and at least we did have some produce. Better to not let the perfect be the enemy of the good!


Saturday 27th of June 2020

M- Lazy Lasgnana T- Pork Chops, Oven Fries W- Tacos, Nachos T- Spam Casserole F- Beef Stirfry S- Eggs, Toast S- BBQ Meatballs, Italian Noodles

Alison R

Saturday 27th of June 2020

M-Spaghetti and meatballs, caprese salad, garlic toast T-Crock pot chicken shish kabobs, fruit salad, rice W-Grilled cheese, fruit salad T-Baked chicken, roasted butternut and roasted broccolini F-Pizza, caesar salad, watermelon S-Fried chicken, coleslaw, squash casserole Su- ?

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