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WIS, WWA | a no-girls-here week

What I Spent

I spent very little this week because the girls have been out of town on their little beach getaway. 🙂



So, it’s been pretty quiet here and I have definitely pressed the easy button most of the week!

I spent:

  • $20 at Aldi
  • $5 at Safeway
  • $25 on seafood takeout

What We Ate


I made pancakes and eggs, and of course, I dipped into my strawberry stash. 🙂

strawberries on pancakes.


I had chiles rellenos at a restaurant a while back, so I tried making some at home. My verdict: the homemade ones were better, but they are a lot of work.

Definitely not something I would make super regularly!

Sadly, I didn’t take a single picture; what is wrong with me???


I had some leftovers from Monday and I heated them up in my toasted oven, using the air fryer option. That works great for reheating anything you want to be crisped up and it’s way faster than heating up my whole oven.


Did I eat eggs and pancakes again?


But this time I made whole wheat blueberry pancakes.

blueberry pancakes.



This is the whole wheat pancake recipe I use, and then I just mix in however many blueberries seem right to me. 😉


It’s been a perfect week of weather here, so I picked up some seafood takeout and ate it on a picnic bench by the water. So delightful!

tree by the water.


I had a sandwich on whole grain bread (ham, provolone, lettuce, avocado, mayo, mustard) an orange, and some berries.

Quick, easy, satisfying, and there are no leftovers. 😉

Not the actual quantity of berries that I ate with my sandwich 😉

Also: any day I eat a sandwich is a good day.


I’m probably going to make some tacos. Or maybe some tostadas!

fish taco.




Or…perhaps a sandwich. 🙂

What did you have for dinner this week?

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Katy in Africa

Sunday 28th of May 2023

Let's see if I can remember what we ate: - Potato salad bought from a vendor down at the main road. - Fish and rice - Vegetarian spagetti - French toast - Peanut sauce over rice - Onion sauce over rice - Bean and rice bowls

Blue Gate Farmgirl

Saturday 27th of May 2023

Busy, busy on the farm. Made a huge green salad and portioned into pint jars. Made T-bone steaks and sliced thin for salad topping. Ate it Sunday & Monday. Tuesday spent the whole day at livestock auction yard. Ate home canned tuna salad over lettuce. Wednesday - big day ate grilled burgers and fries. Thursday: Bacon Lettuce & tomato sandwiches with 3 bean salad. Friday: Decorate all the family cemeteries, ate out at a favorite Pizza place that specializes in gluten free - invited all the cousins who could make it. Saturday will be big day planting the rest of the garden - made a pan of enchiladas, will serve with fresh butter lettuce, sweet onions and a hot bacon dressing. Did not spend anything except buying a few new to me heirloom tomato plants.


Saturday 27th of May 2023

Yummmmm! That is all. :)


Friday 26th of May 2023

As much as I like cooking, having a week of only feeding myself dinner sounds wonderful! I’d probably just eat cheese and crackers or bread every night though haha

Saturday - It was my daughters birthday party with friends, we had a whole Costco pizza leftover from it so we ate that for dinner.

Sunday - overscheduled myself and paid for it later! The kids had morning swim lessons, then I drove an hour to visit with some friends (that involved driving through some horrific traffic) then picked the kids up from my moms and drove the hour back home. Felt very sick by evening (like a flu) and went to bed early. It’s very hard to be sick with young kids though, even with a partner there, they screamed and wouldn’t stop coming in the room and climbing on me, I think they were overtired too from the long day. Long way of saying, I did not eat any dinner, I think everyone else had more leftover pizza.

Monday - chicken and rice salad

Tuesday - creamy chicken and orzo skillet. A new recipe from budget bytes, I haven’t made a new recipe in awhile, this was delicious though and a big hit with the kids.

Wednesday - Trader Joe’s orange chicken and pot stickers from the freezer, Asian chopped salad kit, steamed green beans

Thursday - I was meeting with some friends so quickly made some Kraft and lil smokies sausages for the kids

Friday - it’s my daughters actual birthday, making a bit of an appetizer feast with pizza rolls, mozzarella sticks, chicken nuggets, maybe more Mac n cheese too, all her favorites. Cupcakes for dessert

kristin @ going country

Saturday 27th of May 2023

@Natalie J, Tell me you cook for a family every night without telling me . . .

Also, LB, I really feel for you trying to rest with little kids around. My kids were the same way (still are, sometimes, although they're all a little older now), and unless my husband literally positions him in front of the bedroom door (he has done this on a few occasions), they will ALWAYS come find me.

Natalie J

Friday 26th of May 2023

@LB, I think if I had a week to myself I would make something long and complicated one night, and eat cheese and crackers the other nights haha


Friday 26th of May 2023

Saturday-Frito pie, salad greens, oranges Sunday-leftovers Monday-mushroom stroganoff, broccoli Tuesday-hoisin pork lettuce wraps, oranges Wednesday-leftovers with garden salad Thursday-takeout Friday-chicken apple sausages, pasta salad, salad greens

Our CSA started this week and gave us four different kinds of greens. Plus our own lettuce is growing well. Salad for everyone!

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