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We had much better week for eating in than last week, which is admittedly a low standard.
What I Spent
I spent $113 at Aldi and then $25 at another store.
Update after I wrote the first draft of this post: also a $9 stop for cereal, cheese, bananas, cilantro, and candy corn pumpkins (because Lisey really wanted some!)
So my total is now $147.
Week 2: $147
What We Ate
Mr. FG’s band had a gig, so we ate dinner at the restaurant where he was playing.
We got real fancy with some frozen pizzas. Ha.
I did not burn them this time, though. See a previous attempt:
I made a pot of tortellini soup,
and a batch of basic homemade rolls.
The soup has lots of veggies in it, but I’m pretty sure I served some other kind of produce too.
I just don’t know what it was!
Mr. FG had an unexpected trip to the ER from work due to terrible vertigo. I drove over to the ER to be with him, of course, and I didn’t get home until 9:30 pm.
(He’s fine; they tested all sorts of scary causes and it turns out that an ear infection was causing the problem. Whew.)
The girls fended for themselves and I made myself a late night sandwich once I got home.
A sandwich tastes AMAZING when it’s been a very long time since lunch.
Mr. FG got to come home from the hospital. He’s good to go now that his ear infection is being treated.
I made a pan of shrimp viennese*, which we ate with some leftover homemade rolls and some apples and grapes.
*I have most definitely just added the shrimp viennese post to my list of things to redo. Whyyyy did I put those awkward black letters on that photo in 2011?
I made chicken tacos from Dinner Illustrated.
I will probably make this sausage and orzo dish, using asparagus for the veggie.
What did you eat for dinner this week?
P.S. It’s almost always cheapest to buy groceries and cook dinner that way. But if you need a little help and Blue Apron is too pricey for you, I have a link with a coupon code for Dinnerly, which is half the price of other meal kit boxes. Get $20 off your first two boxes ($10 off each of the first two).