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In case you happen to be new here: every Friday I write a post detailing what I spent on groceries and also what we ate.
I used to publish a menu plan, but I eventually decided it was better to chronicle what we actually ate, vs. what I aspired to have us eat.
It’s a little more real that way.
Because let’s be honest…it’s easy to write things on a menu plan but it’s a lot harder to execute!
What I Spent
I spent $119 at the grocery store and $25 on my Hungry Harvest.
So I’m landing at $144 for the week.
Week 1: $76
Week 2: $166
Week 3: $144
What We Ate
I was at book club (discussing Educated. What a book!).
The girls + Mr. FG got some Chick-Fil-A for dinner while I was gone.
We were at Mr. FG’s sister’s house for a birthday party for my mother-in-law. I brought…bread.
SUCH A SURPRISE.
I wanted to make it fresh after church, so I went with French bread, which is pretty quick as yeast breads go.
I made a new recipe from the latest Cook’s Country; a recipe for penne with asparagus and pancetta.
Except I went to two stores and couldn’t locate pancetta so I used bacon instead. It worked out fine.
(Try to remember a time when subbing bacon in a recipe did NOT work out fine. Nothing? I came up dry too.)
I tried a chicken salad recipe from the latest Cook’s Country magazine and we ate it on croissants. We also had a fruit salad and veggie chips.
Funny story (in which I get slightly snarky.): years ago, someone left a comment informing me that serving veggie chips is not the same as serving actual veggies.
Which I found hilarious, because I just don’t know of anyone who pours these in a bowl and feels like they are serving a salad.
Anyway, it became a running joke at our house.
“I was going to serve a spinach salad, but then I found these veggie chips in the cabinet!”
“Thanks for the salad, Mom!”
I was a little stuck about what to make for dinner, and Lisey suggested pancakes. Then I realized that maybe it was actually National Pancake Day, but alas, it was on Tuesday.
So we celebrated it with buttermilk pancakes, just a day late.
I also used up the rest of the bacon left from Monday’s dinner and made Orange Julius.
Zoe was on an outing with Joshua, Lisey was at her small group, Mr. FG and I went on an early date night, and so it was just Sonia eating at home.
She chose to have vegetarian pasta with some Hungry Harvest veggies.
It’s going to be just Sonia and me here for dinner, so I will put my head together with Sonia and see what she wants to eat.
I’m putting my money on her choosing something with grits, polenta, or pasta…we’ll see if I’m right!
What did you eat for dinner this week?
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