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WIS, WWA | $89

What I Spent

yogurt with fruit and seeds.

Homemade yogurt, Aldi chia seeds, Hungry Harvest blueberries, plus bananas. Bowl and spoon from my Buy Nothing group!

I spent:

  • $24 at Lidl
  • $26 at Safeway
  • $18 at Sam’s Club
  • $21 at Mod Pizza

So, $89 for me.

What We Ate


We had pulled pork sandwiches, salad, and watermelon.

cut up watermelon



I had bought a marked-down package of chicken tenderloins; I froze half of them, and the other half I breaded with panko and pan-fried to make chicken fingers.

Zoe and I dipped those in sauce and ate them, with watermelon on the side.

chicken tender.

I had to run out to yoga class with Sonia, so my food photography was a little less than stellar. 😉

I didn’t fry all the breaded chicken that night, so the next day I fried the last few pieces, cut them up, and made a salad with them for my lunch.

salad with chicken tenders.


I made a very odds-and-ends kind of dish using stuff from my pantry and fridge.

I broiled some sliced zucchini with Parmesan, sauteed some green peppers and Italian sausage, and then mixed all of that with some couscous + some garlic oil and spicy chopped jarred peppers.

couscous with veggies.


A bunch of freezer stuff!

stuffed pasta shells and salad.


Zoe and I had a little shopping to do, so we went out for dinner together at Mod Pizza.

Zoe and Kristen smiling.


I made a half recipe of baked ziti, and we had watermelon on the side (a theme of this week, apparently!)

baked ziti.


I think I will make a chicken taco salad, to assist with some of my freezer contents!

What did you have for dinner this week?

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Wednesday 5th of July 2023

I’m on vacation right now. Specifically on a cruise up and down the Queensland coast, taking advantage of a very welcome bit of warmth in the very middle of winter.

So because of the nature of that, I couldn’t tell you exactly what I’ve spent, but I’m taking full advantage of being able to have sit down served meals rather than going to the buffets. It’s the same price regardless.

It’s a little scary seeing people with massive piled plates, and then the food waste afterwards


Monday 3rd of July 2023

Isn't water melon a theme for any FG summer? :-D I have a question about "I didn’t fry all the breaded chicken that night". What's your take on how long meat keeps in the fridge? In my household, we have a constant discussion about this.


Monday 3rd of July 2023

I do tend to err on the side of caution with raw meat once it's opened, but this was just sitting in my fridge overnight, so I felt pretty safe!


Saturday 1st of July 2023

Gus wants to know if Chiquita is on Purrr yet, the app for feisty feline hookups. "She's beautiful," Gus says.


Saturday 1st of July 2023

Is this the cat version of Tinder? Chiquita says to tell Gus that she's more of a long-term relationship kinda gal. What's the cat version of Hinge? ;)

Martha C

Friday 30th of June 2023

Zoe is so cute!


Friday 30th of June 2023

Hello, this week we ate:

Sunday - My riff on Beechers macoroni and cheese (I was pleasantly surprised to find they sold Beechers cheese at if they would only carry Cougars Gold) had spinach salad and watermelon in the side.

Tuesday - Husbands friend went to Yakama and picked up walla walla onions, sweet corn and asparagus for corn, caramelized onion flatbread roasted asparagus and leftover watermelon was what we ate.

Wendsday - Taco salads deluxe

Thursday - Random taco salad leftovers rolled in a tortillas , cob corn cooked in the air fryer ( I was dubious about this at first but it worked like a charm and I didn't melt over a boiling pot of water) and more asparagus ( the air fryer)

Friday - Eating out at our favorite sea food place tonight so grilled halibut and various sides is what I'm ordering..yum.

Saturday - I've got some gnocchi so I'll probably brown them up on a sheet pan and then add some peppers, cherry tomatoes, the last of the asparagus and fresh mozzarella balls until all is heated through...french bread from the bakery to go with.

Happy weekend everyone!


Saturday 1st of July 2023

@kristin @ going country,

You can also microwave it IN the husk. About two minutes per ear. Then you cut bottom end off (through the cob) and squeeze the ear out of the husk. All the silk stays behind. It's freaking magical and I didn't believe it until I tried it myself. It only works if the cob is completely cooked though, so it's better to microwave them one at a time.

kristin @ going country

Saturday 1st of July 2023

@April, Corn on the cob can also be microwaved after being husked, wrapped in a damp towel. Just a couple minutes per ear.

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