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WIS, WWA | A less receipt-ful week

What I Spent

Well, I have a simpler report than last week (admittedly, that’s a low standard. I had so many receipts last week!)

This week, I spent:

  • $24 at Giant
  • $64 at Weis
  • $20 at Target
  • $18 on fast food (see Wednesday night)
  • $6 at Safeway

November Grocery Spending

Week 1: $103

Week 2: $184.50

What We Ate


We had kind of a Friendsgiving dinner at church for the women; I brought overnight potato rolls + cinnamon butter, and I helped set up and tear down.

Potato rolls in a white oblong pan.

So, I obviously wasn’t available at dinnertime, and Mr. FG and the girls fended for themselves.


Mr. FG’s night to cook! He made baked ziti, using a Cook’s Illustrated recipe.

Skillet ziti topped with basil.


Since we hadn’t had a chance to do a date night over the weekend, we did a Monday night date. Upside: every restaurant is quite empty on Monday nights!


This was the night I had dinner with my sister-in-law. We went to True Food Kitchen and I had Panang curry with shrimp, which was SO good.

Sonia and Zoe had some friends over while I was gone, and they made waffles and bacon together.


Wednesday is usually my no-cooking night; Zoe ate at a get-together with friends, Sonia got some fast food, I ate leftover ziti, and Mr. FG just drank a lemonade because he got his booster shot and he was not feeling too hot from the side effects.

(His first one was J&J, so he was eligible for a second shot already.)


I had a $25 Safeway gift card, so I stopped in and bought a rotisserie chicken, which we ate with sweet potato fries and some random produce from the fridge.


I think I will probably make pizza. No need to worry about heating up the kitchen at this time of year!

A sliced cheese and pepperoni pizza.

What did you have for dinner this week?

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Sunday 28th of November 2021

That ziti looks delicious, Kristen! Could I please get a recipe link?


Sunday 28th of November 2021

@Kristen, thank you for the link and sorry for the double post. I somehow couldn't "see" my first post after I submitted. :)


Sunday 28th of November 2021

Oh yes, so sorry I missed this!


Friday 26th of November 2021

That ziti looks SO good! Would you mind sharing the recipe link?

Randi F.

Sunday 21st of November 2021

At least one night a week, I use my bread machine to make pizza crust. It's super cheap, and you can top it with whatever you like. I do a standard red sauce/mozzarella for my daughter, with an extra one to pack in her lunch for the next day. I do pear/blue cheese/walnuts for me and my husband.


Saturday 20th of November 2021

We stayed under budget at the grocery. Have to really plan and cook from scratch.

We had two nights: slow cooker red sauce with Gtound Turkey and mushrooms over polenta, semi homemade chicken pot pie, and fried fish and saffron rice. One night we were OYO due to schedule conflicts. I had life cereal with sliced banana. I love cereal for dinner so it was a rare treat.


Saturday 20th of November 2021

I love polenta! Sadly, only Sonia and I like it (unless it's fried, in which case 4/4 of us like it), so sometimes I make a small batch just for Sonia and me.


Saturday 20th of November 2021

@Stephanie, sorry I posted twice. WHO KNOWS?


Friday 19th of November 2021

That ziti looks delicious! $19 Market Basket; $47 Aldi Sat: poulet à la moutarde (Leite's Culinaria) over mashed potato/cauliflower. Sister brought beet and goat cheese salad. Orange/mango fruit salad with lime zest. Sun: Dad took me out for dinner Mon: leftovers Tues: pasta; raw cucumbers and red peppers Wed: out for Shake Shack Thurs: pork carnitas over giant salad Fri: homemade turkey and black bean empanadas with salsa verde; roasted cauliflower; lettuce-less salad

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