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What I Spent, What We Ate | And July begins

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What I Spent

To start July off, I spent $154 on Hungry Harvest and at the grocery store.

What We Ate


Mr. FG went to a gathering of friends, Joshua was out with a friend, Sonia and Zoe were babysitting, and Lisey and I just ate some snacky stuff, like hummus and cheese and crackers.


I made quesadillas and pico de gallo for lunch after church, and for dinner I made panini, using sourdough bread from Aldi and some chicken lunch meat.

(Here’s how I do panini-making.)


I went out with my cousin and her husband who were here from California to visit.

My kids fended for themselves. Yay, older children!


I found a recipe in Dinner Illustrated for scallops with a snap pea salad. And since I had some snap peas to use up from Hungry Harvest, I splurged and bought scallops at Aldi.

I cooked some chicken for Zoe, since she’s allergic to shellfish.


The 4th of July!

We had pulled pork sandwiches, veggie chips, watermelon, and fruit salad.


Mr. FG’s friend was playing music at a local restaurant so we moved our date night from Saturday night to Thursday night for a meal on the water.

Joshua was at a friend’s house, and the girls ate cheese ravioli topped with homemade pesto.


I was going to grill some chicken instead of making pizza, but the weather does promise to be only in the 80s today.   Hmm.   I think I’ll poll my people and see what they want.

What did you eat this week?

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Monday 9th of July 2018

This week I plan on starting the freezer challenge and keeping up with what I spend on food. Being shift workers we end up eating out a lot while at work and wasting the food at home that I had good intentions of prepping to bring to work. our spending on all things have gotten out of control again and I am looking at ways to save money. Our food budget is the first place I wanna start. WISH ME LUCK!!!

Martha C

Friday 6th of July 2018

Monday: "cheated" with 2 bags of freezer Lo Mein. I don't usually do these prepared foods, but it was that or takeout and the freezer bags are 1/3 of the cost of takeout for three of us. Tuesday: Salad with grilled meat (salmon for me, chicken for DH and DD), whole wheat quesadillas Wednesday: The Fourth! We grilled brats and I served some watermelon and raw veggies from my freezer. Relatives brought lots of side dishes and dessert and we had a feast Thursday: Date Night <3 Tonight: our classic Friday grilled burgers and broccoli

Dividend Diplomats

Friday 6th of July 2018


Real cool, well-balanced out meals with eating out and making fun dinners. Monday night we used the medium shrimp from Aldi to make shrimp tacos, with the salsa, black beans and tortillas from Aldi, delicious. Tuesday night we went out for Pizza with the fiance's parents and sister. Wednesday was a cookout with my side of the family and all we brought we vegetables & dip - compliments to Aldi and spent only $6.04. Thursday Night/last night - we roasted cauliflower and we sauteed up mushrooms and onions, while throwing in some pasta into there afterwards with olive oil and garlic. Incredible and inexpensive : )

Not sure what's in store tonight, as well. We'll see!



Friday 6th of July 2018

My baby girl was born Saturday!!! I finally got to let the hospital cook for me. ;) I had their pot roast dinner both Saturday and Sunday (it was delicious). I also had a personal pizza Saturday night because labor apparently leaves you starving! Ha! Monday- Our first dinner at home. The evening ended up being quite a bit overwhelming with my older kids being way too excited about everyone being home. My husband picked up some chicken and potato salad from the store. Tuesday- A friend brought us lasagna and salad. Wednesday- I made stir fry for lunch. My family came over for dinner and we had burgers, squash, potato salad, beans, and fruit. Thursday- A friend brought us pulled pork, shells and cheese, strawberries, and broccoli slaw. Friday- My husband went back to work today and his co-workers are providing dinner for us. I don't know what it'll be, but I'm grateful. I'm feeling a little worn out at the moment. :)


Friday 6th of July 2018

Ohhh! Wonderful! Many congratulations to you.

And I'm so happy the people in your life are feeding you.


Friday 6th of July 2018


Rebecca in MD

Friday 6th of July 2018

This week we had:

1. Sauerbraten (crock pot) with mashed potatoes and fresh green beans 2. Cabbage (fresh from the garden) and potatoes 3. Steamed crabs (splurge for my birthday) 4. Hamburgers 5. OFC (Oma’s fried chicken) with broccoli salad 6. Chicken salad 7. Leftovers

Homemade desserts included banana bread, and carrot coconut bread

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