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What I Spent, What We Ate | (for the first time in weeks!)

I missed a week because of my nose surgery, and then I missed a week because of Thanksgiving last week…but I’m back now!

We did still eat food two weeks, but I don’t think you guys want me to rehash three week’s worth of meals. 😉potatoes with chorizoSo, we’ll just start fresh with this week.

Except, I DO want to update my grocery spending…so below is what we spent this week, and then my year-to-date totals are below, including my November spending (which is a little low due to me not really shopping the week of my surgery).

December Weekly Totals

Week 1: $178

Spending Year To Date (avg. $155/week)

January: $681

February: $650

March: $823

April: $623

May: $656

June: $682

July: $706

August: $589

September: $954

October: $646

November: $466

What We Ate


I sauteed some fish (seasoned with Old Bay), made a batch of potato cubes, and cooked up a pan of sauteed green beans.

sauteed green beans



Stir-fry night! Over rice, of course. And I thawed some applesauce from the freezer.

stir fry


I took some pulled pork and buns out of the freezer.   Easy-peasy! And I put together a fruit salad.

bbq sauce for pulled pork


I made a pot of jambalaya (nom, nom) and we ate some orange slices with it.



I think it’s going to be a pizza night, although I need to consult with my crew to see if they have other opinions (Do we need a break from pizza?).


Alrighty, frugal peoples! Your turn. What did you eat this week?


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Hawaii Planner

Monday 5th of December 2016

We had a bit of a crazy week. We were in Hawaii on Monday/Tuesday, and flew in at 1:00 am (flight changes. sigh). You can't bring produce back & forth from Hawaii to the mainland, so we started off on Wednesday with pretty much nothing in the fridge. Here's what we ate (we eat salad with every dinner):

Monday - grilled chicken & pasta Tuesday - brought food for the plane - sandwiches for some, & a fruit & cheese plate for me Wednesday - chicken pesto pasta (I think) Thursday - spaghetti & meatballs (from the freezer) Friday - oven baked chicken risotto Saturday - homemade naan pizza Sunday - my husband grilled chicken on the barbecue (we do this about every three months & grill a giant Costco package & freeze it in single meal bags) & we served it with Persian rice

All in all, we did well, given the timing of our trip, grocery shopping. My goal, after an expensive (but on budget) vacation was no meals out. Success!


Monday 5th of December 2016

Gold stars for you!


Saturday 3rd of December 2016

As usual I am trying to remember. It is strange now just cooking for mum and me as the girl is out most days. We have had soup, sushi, ham and salad, steak and chicken and salad.

I hope everyone feels much better soon.

Alison R

Friday 2nd of December 2016

I had to get rather creative to use up all of the leftovers so the list may seem a little strange! Made cranberry orange muffins and a loaf of tea bread from the leftover sauce from turkey day.

Monday - Fish cakes (used mashed potatoes from turkey day, green onions, celery from the veggie tray) and fish from the freezer, spinach salad with oranges, fruit Tuesday - Pork loin chops in teriyaki, brown rice, roasted broccoli Wednesday - Fish cakes (used sweet potatoes from turkey day) salmon from the freezer, and canned pineapple, salad wheat rolls Thursday - Eat out, Mexican food Friday - Turkey hot dogs, applesauce, muffins, coleslaw

Happy Weekend!!


Friday 2nd of December 2016

I find it so interesting that your family eats fruit as a side for your dinners!

Never heard of serving fruit salad or orange slices!


Friday 2nd of December 2016

That's so've never met anyone who had a fruit salad as a side dish at dinner? Do you just eat fruit salad at breakfast and lunch?

Mr. FG's family regularly eats fruit salad at meals, and I think I grew up having fruit with dinner at least occasionally, so it's always seemed normal to us.

Tina S

Friday 2nd of December 2016

Sunday - Quinoa Tabbouleh Salad with roasted turkey and tomatoes Monday - Salisbury Steak Meatballs with pasta and carrots Tuesday - French Dip Sandwiches with Costco Veggie Salad Wednesday - Leftovers Thursday - Stir Fried Sesame Chicken over rice and tons of veggies Friday - eat out Saturday - Not sure yet

Hope everyone has a great week!

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