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What I Spent, What We Ate | early Saturday is where it’s at!

What I Spent

You guys, I went shopping at Aldi early on a Saturday morning, and my goodness, it was fantastic.

The parking lot was so not full of cars!

The store was so not full of people!

It was…relaxing.

As relaxing as grocery shopping can be.

I spent $110 at Aldi and $47 elsewhere.

And of course, I had my $25 Hungry Harvest.

(Get $5 off your first Hungry Harvest by using my referral link.)

So I’m at $182 for this week.

December Spending

Week 1: $131

Week 2: $182

What We Ate


Sonia and Mr. FG went out for dinner and Zoe and I ate the meatballs from the freezer.


We made fish tacos, using some mahi-mahi from the freezer.


I made cast-iron fried chicken, buttermilk biscuits, and we ate some raw fruits and veggies on the side.


I had some ravioli in the freezer (not even part of my challenge!), so we had shrimp and ravioli with pink sauce.

I also cooked some spaghetti squash and cut up some oranges.


I made a pot of tortellini soup and a pan of muffin-tin popovers.

how to make popovers in muffin tin


I made BBQ chicken pizzas to use up the mozzarella from my freezer challenge.


I think I’m going to make a pot of jambalaya to use Andouille sausage and shrimp from my freezer.  Plus I have a pepper and some celery that need to be used.

jambalaya from The Frugal Girl

What did you eat for dinner this week?

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Randi Macdonald

Wednesday 19th of December 2018

Your title bugs me. It should not be "where its AT". You don't end a sentence in a preposition. As a homeschooling mom, I thought you would be aware of this.


Wednesday 19th of December 2018

Ah, I wouldn't do it in formal writing.

But, "That's where it's at!" is just kind of a colloquial phrase, and this is blogging, which is arguably a rather informal platform. I do all kinds of things in blogging that I wouldn't do in formal writing, such as using sentence fragments, starting sentences with, "and", and using made-up numbers like eleventy. ;)

Interestingly, I've seen several sources in the past few years that say that ending sentences with prepositions is an acceptable thing, but that it's just a little less formal. Phew.


Monday 17th of December 2018

I always do my main grocery shopping trip early Saturday morning...I usually leave my house by 7:15. Not only is the store deliciously empty, but often the store has marked down meats and such and who doesn't want some cheap meat for their freezer!

I was just thinking as I opened your blog that I didn't see the cookie post yet! How funny it was there when the page loaded!


Friday 14th of December 2018

Let's see what I can remember- most meals had a veggie and./or fruit of some kind Monday- meatloaf and baked potatoes. We had my father in law over for dinner and I needed a familiar favorite. Tuesday- I am sure it was something tasty... Wednesday- Breakfast - Waffles and sausage Thursday- BBQ pulled pork sandwiches- needed a crockpot meal Friday- teriyaki chicken over rice


Monday 17th of December 2018

"I am sure it was something tasty..."

That cracked me up!

WHY is it so hard to remember what we made for dinner? I struggle too!


Friday 14th of December 2018

This week was a rotation of kale salads with red pepper, banana peppers and homemade balsamic dressing, pesto chicken with squash and butter parmesan rice, and soup. I make a couple small batches of a meal on Sunday or Monday and rotate them between lunches and dinners throughout the week. I will through in some other things such as grilled cheese and soup, frozen leftover lasagna, frozen leftover chili etc to break up the week as well. That about sums up what I ate. Breakfast is hash browns and 2 eggs every morning. It's what I love and I never seem to get tired of it.

Mrs. Picky Pincher

Friday 14th of December 2018

Giiiirl, early Saturday morning shopping is where it's at! Hubs and I wake up every Saturday at 7, grab breakfast, and swing by the grocery store. We're done with everything by 8:30 and there's so much less hassle. :)

I kept the meals easy (read:unhealthy) this week. I know Christmas craziness will be here soon, so I've been storing extra mental energy. ;)

This week we made brisket chili with tater tots. Tonight I'm also making calzones. I'm using storebought pizza dough (sshh, don't tell hubs!) and a homemade filling.

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