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WIS, WWA | $84

What I Spent

This week, I spent:

  • $50 at Giant
  • $34 at Safeway

And that’s it!

So, $84 total.

What We Ate


We had a fend-for-yourself night because we were not all home at the same time for dinner.


I made a batch of stuffed shells, some homemade French bread, and a salad.

A pan of pasta shells, topepd with tomato sauce.


Lisey was craving something like a smoothie at dinnertime, so I suggested breakfast for dinner, with Orange Julius as the beverage. And she said YES.

So, we did French toast topped with whipped cream and berries, and we drank Orange Julius. 🙂

Orange Julius in a glass.


I baked the rest of the stuffed shells, made garlic bread with the leftover French bread, and made a salad.

Two stuffed pasta shells on a white plate.


I had gotten a free frozen pizza offer in my Safeway app, so I picked it up and stashed it in the freezer.

Unfortunately, there is no good place in this freezer to house a pizza box, so it was getting pretty annoying to have around. It kept getting stuck when we opened the drawer.

So, I baked that for dinner (yay for an emptier freezer!) and we had sauteed green beans on the side, plus some fresh fruit.

sauteed green beans


I noticed that I had thousands of reward points on my Royal Farms reward card, and Zoe was wanting some of their fried chicken. Which was perfect because I had been swamped with chemistry homework that day.

So, I picked up some free chicken and we had some cut-up fresh produce on the side. Easy-peasy, and no extra money was spent.


Oh man, I don’t know. I have two exams to study for, plus my quarterly tax reports are due. Whatever we have, it will be something easy!

What did you have for dinner this week?

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Terri Cheney

Saturday 8th of October 2022

Fried Chicken, Mac n Cheese, Steamed Broccoli Chicken Parm (using leftover fried chicken, canned pasta sauce, pasta), Green Beans, bread and butter Chicken and Dumplings Sweet and Sour Pork, Rice, Broccoli, plums Chicken Sandwiches, Chips, Sliced Tomatoes, Grapes Salisbury Steak, Mashed potatoes, Green Beans (if the green beans looks repetitive a 3 year old is involved and green beans are his choice)


Friday 7th of October 2022

An anniversary, so picked up Mongolian beef (which we both love) from our favorite Chinese place. SO MUCH FOOD! Ate it Sat/Sun and Monday, with only the addition of sliced fruit each night. Tuesday--spaghetti and green salad Wednesday---leftover spaghetti and a fruit salad. Thursday--chicken enchiladas. Made them a month ago and doubled the batch so I could freeze one. Thanked myself for my advance planning when I pulled this out of the freezer. Green salad. Friday--Want a fillet of fish, but we have to wipe out the leftover spaghetti from Tuesday and Wednesday, so no McDonalds fish this week.


Friday 7th of October 2022

I spent 183.00 this week- yikes. Out of everything and had to stock up.

1. We had spaghetti one night and then 2. chicken parm the next night with the leftover spaghetti sauce 3. I had a 2.50 Sam's pizza combo and my husband ate cereal. 3. Last night I cooked up ground beef with the idea that I could make chili or nachos and when I came in from my walk, my husband had put chili seasoning in beef, but then made nacho "fixins". Really good. And we'll probably eat that again tonight! And I can't remember what else we ate!


Friday 7th of October 2022

We did salads and chicken or turkey at luches Chili with grilled cheese, Greek chicken with asparagus and roasted potatoes, a ham and white bean soup, chicken kielbasa/carrot/brussels sprouts tray bake, and hamburgers with onion rings for supper meals. We had some fruit and hummus with veggies along with those on different nights.


Friday 7th of October 2022

This was not a good week for me in terms of frugality. Life happened and we ate out waaaay more than we usually do.

Sunday- my husband and I had a pretty big argument (which is rare for us) but we made up and decided to have an impromptu date night to start the week off right. So we went to a local pizza place

Monday- We had family visiting from Colorado for Disney, so we met them at a PF Changs. My first time going and surprisingly not bad.

Tuesday-I made migas with a bunch of leftover veggies

Wednesday- Back on rotation, so rice bowl with veggies and avocado

Thursday- You know the drill, baked potato with cauliflower, broccoli and cottage cheese.

Friday- I have no idea, it really depends on if we fly. If I am at the crew house for dinner, I think it will be quinoa burrito bowls with jackfruit and avocado

Saturday- probably baked potato night number two

The weather is starting to get chilly at night at work, so I brought some ramen packets from my local Korean market at home. So, that might also be in the cards.

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