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WIS, WWA | a peachy week

What I Spent

cardboard box of bruised peaches

I didn’t do much shopping this week!

  • $20 at Target
  • $5 at Harris Teeter
  • $11 at the liquor store for bourbon for a recipe
  • $8 at the produce stand for peaches

So, that’s a total of $44.

And as you will see below, I decided to get some takeout with $40 of my extra grocery money, so we’ll bump my total up to $84.

July Spending

Week 1: $157

Week 2: $183

Week 3: $157

Week 4: $84

What We Ate


Mr. FG and I used our discounted sandwich meal voucher and the girls fended for themselves.

Grilled cheese sandwich with cheese dipping sauce.


Breakfast for dinner: I made waffles topped with peaches, with bacon on the side.


I grabbed a container of this pulled pork from the freezer and we ate it on buns, with a peach and blueberry fruit salad on the side.

(Why yes, we DO have a peach theme going on this week!)

pulled pork sandwich


I tried a new recipe from Cook’s Country for bourbon chicken over rice.

Verdict: we all thought this was good, except next time I will stick with my usual low-sodium soy sauce because the regular was too salty!

Cook's Country bourbon chicken in a skillet.

The recipe did make more than this; I just forgot to take a photo until after we’d dished up

I cut up raw fruits (yes, peaches) and veggies for us to eat on the side.


I made these chipotle chicken kebabs with the dipping sauce, plus sweet potato fries (a frozen bag from Aldi) and some raw produce.

chipotle chicken kabobs with cilantro dipping sauce


As I was writing this post, I realized that I was quite under budget for the week.

And I also realized that I failed to plan for a quick and easy dinner after Zoe’s 6:00-7:00 dance class.

So, I decided to press the easy button and use some of my grocery money to pick up takeout on the way home.


Our high is only in the low 80s today! So, I can either make pizza in the oven, or I can grill some pizzas without melting.

grilled pizza with fresh basil

It’s a day with options. Woohoo!

What did you have for dinner this week?

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Hawaii Planner

Saturday 24th of July 2021

Let's see, I can never totally remember. -Salmon & caprese salad (lots of caprese, to use up garden tomatoes & basil) -Italian chicken sausages on the grill -One night I had just a bowl of sliced peaches & fresh mozzarella (with a sprinkle of salt), because our kitchen was invaded by ants. After getting rid of them, food was just not very appealing. -A Korean style chicken dish, with cauliflower rice -Chicken samosas (and caprese) -Last night we picked out takeout Greek food. We've been wanting to try it, and figured it was a good time, as our kids are out of town, & we only needed two meals. Turns out, it was great & will become a family favorite.

Tonight will be wings & caprese salad. ALL of the caprese.


Friday 23rd of July 2021

Sat/Sun/Monday: more zucchini latkes with honeyberries for dessert. Zuke and berries from our garden. Tuesday: mushroom stuffed crepes, to use up eggs from our chickens. Watermelon. Wednesday: took out hamburger from the freezer the night before but felt uninspired so made chili, small pot for me without beans and pot for him with black beans. Thursday: a plate with sliced chicken, some brie, crackers, sliced cukes from the greenhouse and that was dinner. Watermelon, too. Friday: We have a memorial service to attend, so I will get Filet 'O Fish and he will get a burger on the way home. More watermelon when we get home. Costco had this gigantic and I mean unearthly gigantic watermelon for $8, so husband brought it home. I dehydrated half of the sucker, and we have been eating it for lunch or dinner every day, but the remains are still there, staring at me every time I open the fridge. Proof that you can have too much of a good thing.


Friday 23rd of July 2021

@Jaime, Sliced in thin slices it takes a long time to dehydrate but the result is sort of like fruit leather. Like any dried fruit, the calories are packed into those little pieces so we use them for snacks but try not to overdo it. They do best if dehydrated and then frozen because the result is sticky and if it gets hot in the kitchen or pantry, they stick together. They defrost very quickly, so freezing is not a problem.


Friday 23rd of July 2021

@Lindsey, What do you do w/ dehydrated watermelon? Eat as snack? We fixed our dehydrator last fall and this summer I am dehydrating all the things!


Friday 23rd of July 2021

My favorite way to eat peaches? Peel them and cut in chunks off the pit and put in a bowl. Sprinkle with sugar and wait 5 minutes. Enjoy!!


Friday 23rd of July 2021

First week of cutting carbs! I can do this!! Monday: taco salad with all the toppings except corn chips. Tuesday:pork chops with mushroom sauce, cauliflower with cheese, fresh green beans with bacon Wednesday: turkey wing, leftover green beans Thursday: baked chicken, zucchini Parmesan, garlic new potatoes for my mom Friday: fajita meat, pico de Gallo, and guac


Friday 23rd of July 2021

Saturday - steak, twice baked potatoes, sugar snap peas Sunday - baked ziti Monday - ground beef tacos, rice Tuesday - Summer sweet corn salad Wednesday - leftovers, with steamed broccoli and biscuits Thursday - sesame chicken over rice Friday - creamy lemon Parmesan chicken, zucchini, biscuits

Happy Friday!

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