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What I Spent, What We Ate | Also, did you have trouble with the code?

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What I Spent

I spent $72 at Aldi, but it was a crazy day and I didn’t manage to get a picture.

Then I made a small trip ($6.69) to buy bananas, cheese for pizza, and a cup of yogurt for a homemade yogurt starter.

Normally I use some from the previous batch, but I used up all of my last batch!

homemade yogurt

Incidentally, the block of cheese was twice the amount I needed, so I shredded up the whole block and just froze half of it for next time I make pizza.

So, I only spent $78.69 this week, which is kind of nice.

What We Ate


I had some peppers from my Hungry Harvest box that needed to be used up, so I decided to grill some kebabs.   I did onions, peppers, bratwurst, and shrimp.

And I also had some potatoes from Hungry Harvest, so I made a pan of potato cubes.

potatoes with chorizo

this picture has potato cubes with chorizo and spinach…but the ones I made this week were just plain!


This was a dress rehearsal night for Sonia and Zoe’s dance class, which meant I was gone from 5:30-9:30.

Joshua ate at his Bible study group, Lisey made a BLT, Mr. FG picked up a sub, and I took Sonia and Zoe to Chick-Fil-A after dance to use their free meal coupon from this month’s CFA cow calendar.

And I heated up some leftovers and fried an egg for myself when we got home.

It was a very random night of eating for us!


This is the night I made carnitas.

I have quite a bit of leftover meat, and I’m thinking maybe it would freeze well for an easy meal down the road.   What do you think?


I switched things up and made pizza on a not-Friday!   I chose deep dish to use up some potatoes that were getting wrinkly.


Since I made pizza yesterday, I’m not positive what I’ll do tonight! Decisions, decisions….

How about you?

What’s been on the dinner table at your house this week?

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Thursday 11th of May 2017

Monday- Chicken and sweetcorn soup.

Tuesday - Ravioli with salami and mushroom creamy tomato sauce.

Wednesday - Corned Beef with Cheesy sauce and steamed vegetables.

Thursday - Chicken and asparagus risotto.

Friday - Vegetable stir-fry with feta cheese crumbled over.


Sunday 7th of May 2017

We make carnitas all the time (a simpler recipe, with just pork shoulder, salt, and water) and freeze it into pint-sized bags pre-broiling. Then, it's an easy weeknight meal - tacos, taco bowls (rice, beans, carnitas, avocado, cheese, sour cream), eggs + carnitas, nachos, or even into something more Asian-like (white rice, carnitas, scallions, hoisin sauce, green veggies).

Marisa Mitchell

Saturday 6th of May 2017

What recipe do you use for your potato cubes? For all of the quality cooking I can do, for some reason basic oven potato cubes elude me!


Sunday 7th of May 2017

I use a technique I learned from Cook's Illustrated...I cube the potatoes, toss them with a bit of oil, and microwave them in a covered glass bowl until they're nearly cooked.(time necessary depends upon the number of potatoes, of course)

Then I just crisp and brown them in a cast iron skillet, usually with bacon fat.

Pre-cooking them means I can get them cooked all the way through without burning them on the outside, which is a problem I always had when I threw raw cubes into a pan.


Friday 5th of May 2017

I was not able to use the code but I signed up yesterday. Thanks!

Brooke Hart

Friday 5th of May 2017

This was an eat what you find week. My allergies have me extremely sick and Gogurts are all I wanted. Steroids will have me on my feet real soon. That picture of the girls, sent me down memory lane. It is priceless. Just absolutely beautiful.

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