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WIS, WWA | $80

What I Spent

Box turtle in the sunshine.

Putting this here just because a post that starts with only text is boring 😉

This week, I spent:

  • $13 at Safeway
  • $67 at Aldi

So, $80 this week.

What We Ate


Lisey and Zoe were both out with separate friends, and I don’t remember what I made for myself! Probably…egg and avocado toast. Or a salad.

Avocado toast on white plate.


My brother invited me to hop on his boat with some other family members to ride to a riverfront restaurant for dinner. It was delightful!

The view off the side of a boat.

On the boat ride back, I was trying to take a picture of the lovely lights on the bridge, but the boat was going too fast. My brother noticed and slowed the boat down for me, which I thought was very sweet.

My picture is still blurry because…phone cameras aren’t great at night. But I still like it!

A bridge at nighttime.

Lisey and Zoe had a hair-dying session while I was gone (Zoe has red now, and Lisey has purple) and I believe they got McDonald’s in my absence.


Lisey headed to the beach for the rest of the week, and Zoe and I ate quesadillas for dinner.



Someone sweetly sent me some Panera gift cards they couldn’t use, so Zoe and I drove to Panera and got some takeout (we are taking every opportunity for her to drive right now!)


Dinner table with flowers.

I made chipotle chicken kebabs and cilantro-lime dipping sauce, but I just pan-sauteed the chicken instead of grilling it. Zoe and I had cucumber slices and apple slices on the side, along with some bagel halves from a bag of marked-down day-old bagels.


Zoe and Sonia were out together, and I ate a rather snacky dinner.


I might do breakfast for dinner.

What did you have for dinner this week?

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Sunday 5th of June 2022

Burgers on the grill, baked beans, and fresh fruit


Grilled chicken on a salad of strawberries, pickled asparagus, kale, walnut, queso fresco, and lettuce topped with scallion and garlic dressing. Garlic bread on the side.

Pork fried rice

Chik fil a

Pork, black bean, corn, roasted bell pepper rice bowls with lime sour cream sauce, salsa, and queso fresco.

Random leftovers night

Have free tickets to a minor league baseball game with food/drinks included so will be having burgers and beer.


Saturday 4th of June 2022

We spent $200+ last week and had the following - I don't know what day though! London Broil was Memorial Day but I had a hot dog with no roll Frozen cheese ravioli with marinara sauce. I had two ravioli, hubby had three and daughter ate the rest. I froze the leftover marina sauce. Both the ravioli and Ragu were on sale. Chicken thighs. Hubby has his secret rub that he makes for these. I had a protein shake. Pizza from the pizza joint. Dh had his golf game rained out. Otherwise daughter and I would just pick. I can't remember what we had for supper last night. Tonight (Saturday) was Subway subs. I had 4 bites of my 6 inch sub so I have the rest to eat tomorrow while the hubby and daughter have London broil. It was on sale today.


Saturday 4th of June 2022

I also saw my first turtles if the season on the bike trail this week. Yay

Kroger pick up 121 dollars. Grocery prices inching up. We have not been able to find frozen salmon or frozen cod at Kroger or Aldi in seven weeks. We also had no power due to a storm for two days!

M- hot dogs on the grill. All the fixings. Homemade chips n salsa. Cilantro going wild T- black bean brown rice salad cilantro green onions and shallots used from garden other random veggies thrown in salad was BIG W- power out grilled chicken left over brown rice salad Th- power out We had a BOGO at RED ROBIN BURGERS were good. F- grilled cheese left over brown rice salad S- grilled chicken grilled asparagus air fryer potatoes with lots of fresh herbs



Saturday 4th of June 2022

It is cooler here and therefore soup season. Beef based minestrone this week. I made a pea and ham soup for the next week overnight. That about sums up our food preparation and lots of fruits.


Friday 3rd of June 2022

On Memorial Day, we had a cookout with friends. The next day, determined not go to the store, I made soup with stock made from my bag of bones and vegetable scraps that I keep going in the freezer. We had leftovers from the party to use up, so I washed the dressing off the coleslaw and added that along with chopped leftover chicken, grilled zucchini and peppers, leftover honey glazed carrots (I rinsed those off as well), a little bit of wilted kale, and homemade egg noodles. The soup was delicious and I can probably never replicate it. The next day, I made flatbreads with chickpeas and roasted peppers and tomatoes. Thursday the kids and I had peanut butter sandwiches bc DH had a work event. We had some green grapes that no one was eating, so we turned them into a quick grape sorbet in the Vitamix. The kids loved this. Today the Hungry Harvest box came, so we had roast chicken with shredded sautéed Brussels sprouts and boiled potatoes. I roasted the chicken on top of thickly sliced onions which caramelize in the chicken fat.

We made it through the whole week without going to the grocery store!


Friday 3rd of June 2022

Congrats on avoiding the store this week!

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