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What I Spent, What We Ate | A week of small stops

This was one of those weeks where I just did small stops here and there.

Which I have the luxury of doing because I don’t have small children.

Also, I have around 239023842053275 grocery stores within 10 minutes of my house. It’s kind of ridiculous. I’m not even sure how they all survive!

Oh, and Lisey works at a grocery store, which makes it super easy to pick something up when I’m taking her to work.


I got my Hungry Harvest box on Saturday, of course ($25).

A full Hungry Harvest delivery.

It included this pineapple, which was perfect except for the fact that its top was missing.

A pineapple missing its crown.

I let it sit on the counter for a few days to let it ripen a bit, and it was seriously one of the best pineapples I’ve ever had.   So good.

I made a $28.50 stop at Aldi last Friday.

And a few days later, I made a $46 Aldi stop.

To get ingredients for the spring pasta dish I tried this week (plus a few other things), I bought $18.41 of groceries while dropping Lisey off at work.

And the other night when we picked her up, we bought milk, cereal, and a few other things for $10.

I’m at $127.91 total for this week, then.

June Spending

Week 1: $109

Week 2: $172

Week 3: $127

What We Ate


This is the night I made the spring pasta dish that cried out for more sauce. 😉

Pasta Primavera in a large stock pot.


I can’t remember exactly why, but I got a serious case of, “I don’t want to cook dinner.”

But it’s stupid expensive to get takeout for the six of us, so I got out some spiral-sliced ham from the freezer, defrosted some English muffins and toasted them, and made a variation on this salad (I used peaches and cranberries).


I made sloppy joes, using this recipe.  

A sloppy joe dinner plate.

Since I have an overabundance of greens, we had another riff on this salad.


I made ravioli with pink sauce (pink sauce is seriously the BEST.)

We had fresh fruit and applesauce with that because I really didn’t feel like eating a salad three nights in a row.

shrimp and ravioli topped with pink sauce in a white dish.


It’s been a few weeks since we did pizza on a Friday, so I think that’s what we’ll do tonight.

Whatcha been eating?

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Hawaii Planner

Monday 19th of June 2017

How is it so hard to remember what I made a week ago? ;-) SO HARD!

I believe it was: Salmon & rice Kebabs & leftover rice Naan bread pizza Spaghetti & meatballs with pink sauce (we love it as well)

We were at a family event the rest of the weekend, and I took my husband to dinner on Sunday, as we were child free.


Saturday 17th of June 2017

Am I remembering correctly that you have a daughter who doesn't eat shrimp? I'm wondering if the pink sauce would be just as good without--we've got an allergy that's pretty sensitive to cross contamination so shrimp's a no go but it does look good!


Sunday 18th of June 2017

Yep, she eats it without shrimp, or she sometimes just has her ravioli with regular, shrimp-less red sauce!


Saturday 17th of June 2017

Monday- Chinese noodles with stir fry veggies

Tuesday- grilled hamburgers, fries, fruit

Wednesday- Veggies sandwich at Subway

Thursday- Lettuce salad, fruit, sun chips

Friday- Pasta with chicken, cooked carrots, lettuce salad, root beer floats

Lance @ My Strategic Dollar

Saturday 17th of June 2017

“I don’t want to cook dinner.” - I get this all the time. I'm considering trying out a meal planning / delivery company. I need to find one that's cost effective though.


Saturday 17th of June 2017

Do you think that with Lisey working at at grocery store , it will increase your spending habits? Seeing all the ads for things on sale may be a temptation ! lol

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