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What I Spent
I spent $94 at the grocery store, plus $25 on my Hungry Harvest box.
Related: What’s Hungry Harvest?
So, I’m starting May off at $119.
What We Ate
It was my official birthday! I turned 41 this year, which feels a little anti-climactic after turning 40.
After Mr. FG and I went on a little hike (it was a beautiful day!), he and I went out on a date night to Cava, which is kind of like Chipotle, except with Mediterranean food.
He would have been willing to take me somewhere much fancier, but Cava is what I wanted.
We had a double birthday celebration with my brother (my birthday was Saturday, his was Sunday). I had the very easy job of bringing drinks to this gathering.
I grilled some kebabs, using peppers, onions, kielbasa, and marinated chicken (I used the marinade from this chipotle chicken kebab recipe.)
Batter rolls usually stick like nobody’s business, and they came out very easily even with no greasing.
We had quesadillas (filled with bacon and cheese), dipped in sour cream and salsa, with grapefruit halves on the side.
I made one-pan Ramen bowls with chicken and peppers.
We had a tough time getting all six of us together for my birthday anywhere near my actual birthday, so we delayed it until Thursday.
We went out to eat at a local restaurant, and then came back home for ice cream cake and present opening.
It was lovely to have all six of us together for an evening.
Even before Joshua moved out, it had gotten pretty rare for all of us to be together at dinnertime…once teenagers start getting jobs, life changes a whole lot!
I have book club tomorrow night, so Mr. FG and I will probably do our date night tonight.
So, three nights of no cooking for me this week, but next week’s menu plan will likely have me cooking every night. It all balances out.