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What I Spent

I got a $25 Hungry Harvest, and I spent $131 at the grocery store.

(These are cinnamon crisps, which I made to give away to some friends for Christmas.)

December Spending

Week 1: $131

Week 2: $182

Week 3: $192

Week 4: $156

What We Ate


It was our date night, and we ended up going out for sushi.


Mr. FG and Zoe went to a concert, and I’d planned to bake a frozen pizza for them before they left.

But. I burned it. REALLY burned it. 

So they picked up some sandwiches on the way.

And I don’t remember what the rest of us ate!


The girls requested pigs in a blanket, which I’ve only ever made once before in my life. I had to google for directions, actually, even though they only require two ingredients.


Christmas Day! We had overnight cinnamon rolls with cream cheese frosting for breakfast, of course.

Lisey requested a double batch of frosting, which meant that ours look like this:

I’m not saying it was bad. But it was a lot of frosting!

For dinner, we veered from our usual and got Chinese carryout.

And that was followed by a post-dinner cookie decorating session.


I didn’t eat one single piece of produce all day on Christmas, so I was feeling the need for some veggies.

Christmas eating: delicious. But not nutritious.

Which is why on Wednesday night, we had a main-dish green salad topped with sauteed shrimp.

(This is the gingerbread recipe we use.)


I made chipped beef on toast, with broccoli and grapefruit on the side (separate, because OBVIOUSLY).


I’m planning to try a new recipe for Korean pork tacos from Dinner Illustrated.

What did you have for dinner this week?

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it's me, Sam

Saturday 29th of December 2018

On Christmas eve we had lobster rolls and Caesar salad. Christmas day we had two turkey dinners, at both parents homes... Wednesday I worked, so they were on are their own. Thursday we had prime rib with garlic mashed potatoes, carrots, asparagus, corn and red wine sauce ( such a treat) Friday we had turkey leftovers ( made into a casserole with the potatoes on the bottom, turkey, gravy and veggies mixed together and topped with stuffing). Tonight, it's going to be leftovers of the beef, and which will then be turned into beef barley soup...


Saturday 29th of December 2018

Ooh, lobster rolls sound pretty fabulous for Christmas Eve!


Friday 28th of December 2018

Saturday - I pulled some bean and ham soup out of the freezer and made a small batch of 6 corn muffins. That night the kittens pulled the leftover cornbread off the stove, through the kitchen and dining room and had a picnic in the living room after chewing through the storage bag. Who knew cats like cornbread???

Sunday - I ate some cold chicken fingers and half an apple because sometimes I'm just fancy like that.

Monday - Tacos

Christmas - We ate around lunchtime and had pulled pork, potatoes au gratin, stuffing, rolls, and cheesecake. I didn't bother to bring the token vegetable this time and no one else did either. Christmas is for carbs, I guess. I just grazed on cheese and grapes for dinner. Oh and Christmas candy because . . . obviously.

Wednesday - Creamed beef on toast and broccoli.

Thursday - Christmas leftovers.

Friday - picked up a sub sandwich on the way home from work. Probably the biggest serving of veggies I have had all week. That's pretty bad.


Friday 28th of December 2018

We also did Chinese take out this year. It was our first time doing it for Christmas, but I think it’s goimg to be a yearly thing. It was very relaxing. That’s what I was going for this year.

Corrine Wilson

Friday 28th of December 2018

Sunday- homemade chicken fingers with homemade macaroni and cheese Tuesday- Christmas Eve appetizers at my sister-in-law's house- we brought homemade pizza breads Wednesday- Christmas dinner at my in-laws- we brought homemade mashed potatoes Wednesday and Thursday- tacos Friday- stuffed pork chops and leftover mashed potatoes

Spent about $60 this week


Friday 28th of December 2018

Monday - we hosted Christmas Eve at my house and had a baked potato bar and a ham Tuesday - dinner at my in laws - full turkey dinner Wednesday, Thursday, Friday are all leftovers

I think I went $30 over my December budget since we hosted Christmas Eve and had guests for 4 days, but I'm pleased.

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