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WIS, WWA | 4th of July week

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What I Spent

Fireworks in the sky over a river.

  • $26 at BJ’s
  • $102 at Aldi
  • $35 at Weis
  • $20 at Harris Teeter

So, that’s $183 for the week.

July Spending

Week 1: $157

Week 2: $183

What We Ate


Mr. FG was at a concert with a friend, Sonia was pet-sitting overnight, and Lisey and Zoe went out with two friends.

Which meant I was home all by myself.

That has almost never happened in the last year, so I was not displeased with my Saturday night situation.

I didn’t feel like putting forth a bunch of effort, so I just fed myself a random assortment of things from the fridge. Easy + food-waste-fighting!


Lisey really wanted fried chicken, and we had points to get a free family pack. So, we picked that up and ate it with some watermelon.

Angel food cake topped with strawberries.

I don’t make desserts that often, but it was a holiday, and the girls had been asking for some angel food cake recently.

So, I made one of those and we topped it with whipped cream and berries.


A mandarin chicken salad on a white plate.

I made this mandarin chicken salad with pull-apart garlic bread.

garlic pull apart bread

garlic pull-apart bread recipe


We don’t have any free nights this weekend, so Mr. FG and I did a mid-week date night, using a local voucher (kind of like Groupon) for a Peruvian chicken place. 

Peruvian chicken and rice.

We tried plantains and fried yucca, which neither of us has had before.


  • thumbs up to the fried yucca
  • meh to the plantain; not my favorite, but not terrible

At home, the girls had a Very Healthy Dinner comprised of mini pigs in a blanket. And watermelon.


I made grilled chicken gyros, stuffed with tzatziki sauce, cucumbers, tomatoes, onions, and obviously, chicken!

Chicken stuffed in a pita.

And we had cherries on the side.


I made shrimp salad croissants (chicken for Zoe).

shrimp salad croissant sandwiches.


Tex-Mex night!

I’m making pork tinga tacos on corn tortillas, and we’ll have chips, salsa, queso, and guacamole with those.

What did you have for dinner this week?

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