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WIS, WWA | a Dinnerly week

What I Spent

So, this week I ordered a box from Dinnerly, which is a budget-minded meal kit box (like Blue Apron, but half the price).
I’ve done review posts about Dinnerly before, but the main post I have is a little outdated now! So, I ordered a box so that I could write an updated post.

I spent:

  • $54 on a Dinnerly box
  • $44 at Safeway

So, $98 for me. 🙂

I’ll do a more thorough review of Dinnerly soon, but if you want to give their service a try right now, use this link for 60% off your first box.

What We Ate


I was out with a friend and the girls fended for themselves.


This was Mother’s Day annnd also the day I saw the email about my nursing school acceptance.

So, the girls and I went out and got ramen and bubble tea together for a combo Mother’s Day/YAY I’M GOING TO NURSING SCHOOL dinner. 😉

bowl of shrimp ramen.


The start of our Dinnerly meals!

I made meatball subs on garlic bread, with a green salad on the side.

meatball subs.


Our second Dinnerly meal was corn and shrimp tostadas with guacamole crema, but since Zoe is allergic to shrimp, I cooked up some chicken for her, and she had chicken tostadas.

shrimp tostadas.

I really liked the sauce on these!

We had some fruit on the side.


Third Dinnerly meal: baked potatoes topped with buffalo chicken and ranch-dressed greens.

buffalo chicken baked potato.


A non-Dinnerly meal! We had pancakes with strawberries and whipped cream.

strawberries on pancakes.


Do I ever know what I’m making on Friday nights? Usually not. Ha.

Do I usually figure something out? Yes.

What did you have for dinner this week?

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Hawaii Planner

Monday 22nd of May 2023

I was in Tokyo for work, so I'm not sure what everyone else ate. In Tokyo, I had plenty of ramen, shabu shabu, yakitori, and a fabulous teppanyaki dinner. The teppanyaki dinner, in particular, was classic Japan, and was just fantastic. Loved it.

When I got back, my husband made my request, on a very jet lagged Friday night - baked chicken tenders on top of a salad. Saturday was a grab bag of options from the freezer/fridge (for the adults, kids were with friends). Last night was grilled burgers & a large fruit salad.


Friday 19th of May 2023

My best meal this week was tonight (Friday) - I had a friend over and we ate shrimp and grits with a side of greens. The greens were in my CSA share, the first week for this summer. Surprisingly simple and a relatively quick dinner, to boot.


Friday 19th of May 2023

I spent $89 at Aldi and $40 at Walmart

That Dinnerly deal sounds interesting! I’ve never used a meal service but I’m open to it! I haven’t participated in WIS/WWA in awhile, so here goes. I feed three people, my husband, my mom who lives down the block, and myself. Monday: Smothered pork chops, mashed potatoes, roasted Brussels sprouts. Tuesday: Beef tips over noodles, fresh green beans, homemade rolls ( a Texas Roadhouse copycat recipe. So good!) Wednesday: Homemade chicken salad, (with red grapes and pecans), on croissant buns from Aldi, and chips, with melon. Thursday: Spaghetti, Caesar salad, garlic bread. And strawberry layer cake. Tonight: Mexican

I am still cooking from scratch, despite the fact that I got some rather confusing news from my doctor ( rheumatologist). I was diagnosed with psoriatic arthritis a year ago. I also was told, after X rays, that I have Ankylosing Spondylitis which is also autoimmune. Anyway, I wanted to find out more about the AS, so I looked at my records on the Patient Portal. Under “diagnoses” it lists all the correct ones that I’m already aware of, plus RHEUMATOID Arthritis! I was NEVER made aware of this diagnosis. I can’t get in until a week from Monday to discuss this.


Friday 19th of May 2023

Congrats on your nursing school acceptance! I am doing copycat meals from Hello Fresh this week. 2 weeks ago my daughter gave me a box she was accidentally sent and she was leaving on a vacation. Surprisingly we liked all four meals so trying to copy them which isn’t too hard and when I make them myself I actually get leftovers which is always nice!


Friday 19th of May 2023

Yes, sometimes the value in these is that you get some new ideas to add to your repertoire.


Friday 19th of May 2023

All the Farmers Markets opened this week! While I intend to be more intentional shopping at them...this week I was not. That being said, I didn't do much shopping elsewhere so I guess it worked out.

WIS: Farmers markets-$155; Neighborhood-$35; Milk Delivery-$19 Total:$209 WWA: Sat- Soy glazed salmon, rice, and a veg that I can't remember Sun- Mothers day-Chicken on the grill w/ zucchini and potatoes Mon- probably something pasta but can't remember Tues- Kielbasa, mashed potatoes, green beans Wed- Late lunch of Flatbread so not hungry for dinner before movie night. Mac and cheese eggroll and cucumbers when we got home. Thurs- Kimchi salmon burgers w/ spring veg salad and Dijon vinaigrette Fri-Burgers w/ fries (?)

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