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What I Spent, What We Ate | I skipped Tuesday’s cooking

What I Spent

tree at sunset

I spent $151 at the grocery store and $25 on my Hungry Harvest box.

So, $176 total.

June Spending

Week 1: $160

Week 2: $176

What We Ate


Mr. FG and I went out to Five Guys for a quick date night.  Five Guys is always a great option for staying within our date night goal of $20.


Mr. FG was out with his uncle, and I made pfannekuchen for the girls and me.

German pancake with raspberries

(Mr. FG is not much on eggy dishes, so we eat these in his absence!)


I made BLT salad (greens with bacon, tomatoes, chicken, and croutons), and I made a loaf of homemade French bread to go with that.

Ingredients for a green BLT salad.


It was an unseasonably lovely evening, so I scrapped my dinner plans.


We picked up subs, picked up a friend of the girls, headed to a local park, ate our dinner on a picnic bench by the water, and explored the park afterward.

tree by bay

beach sand

This is obviously not the most frugal choice ever, but I did pack drinks, grapes, and dessert, so all we had to buy were the subs.

Sonia Zoe park path


Mr. FG was out with a friend, Zoe was at a friend’s house, and that left just Sonia and me.

So, I heated two chicken sausages in a pan and we ate those along with a bunch of the veggies that I cooked/prepped up in my Hungry Harvest session.

Hungry Harvest veggies

Sonia LOVES spaghetti squash, so she ate the whole squash herself.


I made corn and cheese quesadillas, which we ate with a fruit salad.  I noticed our two bags of grapes were getting down to the bottom, and no one seems to like to eat the last few grapes.

fruit salad

But if I put them into a fruit salad, they get eaten up with no problem.


I’m planning to make Asian chicken lettuce wraps and I’ll probably add some Costco frozen potstickers.

asian lettuce wraps

What’s been for dinner at your house this week?

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Sunday 16th of June 2019

Saturday- pizza, cucumbers and fruit salad left over from an all day coding contest my son attended and I volunteered at (at the snack and lunch table as I know nothing about coding) lots of leftover food so I didn’t need to cook dinner. Yea! Friday-Attended a graduation party for my youngest nephew- fruit salad, sandwich platters veggie platter very yummy! Thursday- chicken meat ball subs from HH and DS, I’m not a fan so I dipped my meatballs in leftover wing sauce. Fruit and salad Wednesday- left over home made beef a roni with cheesy zucchini in Italian sauce for the guys. I went out with a friend and we split wings and a large salad. Tuesday- home made beef a roni corn on the cob and broccoli. Monday. I forget!

On a sad note, my extra fridge in the back room malfunctioned and I lost everything in the freezer part. There was nothin in the fridge part but drinks. ARG! That’s one way to clean out the freezer.


Friday 14th of June 2019

Sounds like a good week ! A couple of questions- is that the ocean??? A bay? Or what? Looks gorgeous. Are there any non-chain "support your local merchants" hamburger places around? Or is it that you just love 5 Guys? I got really tired of the burgers there, which to me are terrible, but those fries are delish!


Saturday 15th of June 2019

It's actually a river!

There are some local sit-down-with-a-waiter restaurants that serve burgers, but that always ends up being over budget for us. We tend to stick to restaurants that don't have wait staff.


Saturday 15th of June 2019

Ditto- I like local restaurants and absolutely no ambiance at Five Guys. Ours actually closed- I was told the rent was too high.


Friday 14th of June 2019

This weeks easy meal plan Chicken Alfredo - with spaghetti squash for me/Olive Garden salad (jar sauce, frozen cooked chicken) Bang bang shrimp pasta- instapot recipe BBQ chicken tostados- precooked everything Chicken Spinach orzo salad- precooked chicken Hot dogs/chips/beans Beef nacho taco salads


Friday 14th of June 2019

A picnic dinner sounds wonderful but the mosquitoes are everywhere right now.

Monday we had beef and green beans over noodles. I skipped the beef because I still have stitches.

Tuesday was lo mein, one of my favorite meals. I stir-fried the veggies a little longer so they were softer.

Wednesday we had lo mein again.

Thursday is pizza night. Pizza was too chewy for me so I had roasted carrots and some meatloaf from the freezer. Kristen, thanks for the reminder about the carrots. They were so good!

The soft food theme continues tonight with salmon loaf and more roasted carrots.


Friday 14th of June 2019

hi random internet friend here with a question about the beef-stitches connection??


Friday 14th of June 2019

Luckily it's pretty windy right by the water, so mosquitoes aren't bad at all. On a still day away from the water, though, I totally hear you!

I hope your mouth feels better soon, and I'm so glad you enjoyed the carrots.

Betta from daVille

Friday 14th of June 2019

Saturday: birthday party for friend included dinner Sunday: lamb burgers grilled in pitas (delicious!, from, garlic yogurt sauce, bitter green salad (garden lettuces) Monday: bacon, leek, and leftover veg quiche Tuesday: bacon, leek, and leftover veg quiche Wednesday: vegetable samosa and cucumber salad Thursday: cheese, salami & chips for the 3.5 hour drive home Friday/night: probably pizza as partner wants to go out.

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