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What I Spent, What We Ate | I’ve missed a few nights this week.

What I Spent

I got a $25 Hungry Harvest box and I spent $98 at the grocery store.

lazy daisy cake

What We Ate


Mr. FG and I went out for a date night to Panera, which was fine, but dang it, I had a $25 gift card at home and I forgot to bring it.


Time for more sandwich-y date nights!


We were at a family gathering because my uncle was in town. It was a bring-your-own-meat plus a side/dessert to share kind of thing, so I brought bratwurst and a pan of peach shortbread bars.


This was Joshua’s birthday and he requested kalua pork, which I’ve never made.

So, I followed an online slow cooker recipe, and he was pleased with the results. Yay!

kalua pork sandwiches with slaw

There IS pork in there under the slaw!

We also had a peach caprese salad, and a lazy daisy cake for dessert.

peach caprese salad


I had a homeschool meeting to go to so I made a bowl of leftovers from Joshua’s birthday meal for myself.

pork and veggie bowl

And Mr. FG and the girls took advantage of a Domino’s pizza midweek special.


I’m at Fincon right now (Wednesday-Saturday), so Mr. FG is taking care of feeding himself and the girls. I know he and Sonia made a chicken dish one night but I’m not sure what else. 🙂

I’ve been mostly eating out with people from Fincon, and also eating snacks from my backpack (which I bought at Aldi before I left!)

What have you been eating for dinner this week?

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Friday 13th of September 2019

What is the slaw made with on the Kalua sandwiches?


Friday 13th of September 2019

I made this aioli and this slaw:

I did not do the crispy onions, though!


Sunday 8th of September 2019

Kroger had buy 1 get 1 chuck roasts so I grilled them mixed them with fried peppers from the garden so we could have fajitas during the week. Made a batch of lasagna, froze half for later. Used up all my extra garden veggies for soup. Other than that it was salads out of the garden. Our leaves are turning so growing season is about over. Planning on making a couple of zuchinni-banana bread, its only 65 here today so perfect oven weather.

Kym Parker

Sunday 8th of September 2019

Monday - dined out at Applebees Tuesday - sandwiches Wednesday - tacos Thursday - chicken tenders Friday - turkey dinner Saturday - sandwiches Sunday - dining at my sister's house for my eldest nephew's birthday

Tracey Curry

Saturday 7th of September 2019

Still on a mission to pantry and freezer eat. Had a ZERO grocery bill this week. Here's what we ate:

Monday: We celebrated my, my husband's and oldest daughter's birthdays at a Mexican restaurant. I had the best homemade empanadas. Took the leftovers for lunch the next day. Daughter's boyfriend paid.

Tuesday: lemon and dill baked king salmon caught by my husband with buttered noodles and green beans.

Wednesday: tuna sandwiches with pretzels

Thursday: pizza dinner at friends' home to celebrate our birthdays. They treated.

Friday: venison chili made with meat harvested by the hubby and tomatoes, onion and peppers from our garden.

Saturday: roasted turkey breast, mashed potatoes and gravy, garlic sauteed Brussels sprouts and corn.

Sunday: planning turkey and rice bake from Saturday leftovers.


Monday 9th of September 2019

$0 is AMAZING. Go you!

Randi Macdonald

Saturday 7th of September 2019

Is the cake recipe from CI or CC?


Monday 9th of September 2019

It's actually from my mom! I don't know if CI/CC/ATK has a recipe or not. I've never looked.

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