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WIS, WWA | a sunny kitchen!

What I Spent

Kristen's kitchen.

It was sunny yesterday! I took a picture because I was so happy that my kitchen was bright.

I spent:

  • $29 at Safeway
  • $32 at Aldi
  • $22 at Chick Fil A

So, $83 this week.

What We Ate


chicken fingers.

pre-frying, obviously

I made homemade chicken fingers and potato wedges, and we dipped both in buffalo sauce.

chicken fingers.

What did we have on the side? Man, I don’t know. And I didn’t catch a picture.


At dinnertime, we were both home, just the two of us, so we ate sandwiches and watched Gilmore Girls together (with Shelley too, of course, because she always joins us when we watch TV!)

black cat in Kristen's lap.


The first of two clinical days for the week!

I used this brinerade on some chicken and grilled it. I packed that with some roasted sweet potatoes and sauteed green peppers, with some chipotle mayo for a sauce.

packed lunch.

Also: grapefruit, a plum, and a mango.

Everything except the chicken and the chipotle sauce is from Hungry Harvest, actually! 😉


A repeat of Monday…eating the same thing twice in a row has been my groove for clinical meals this semester.


We had tortellini with tomato sauce and parmesan, with some fruit on the side.


I spent my whole day doing responsible things like…

  • taking an exam
  • doing two quizzes
  • filling out a homework assignment
  • reading textbook chapters
  • organizing papers for a lonnnnnnng day of school tomorrow
  • sending business tax info to my CPA

Kristen in a hoodie.

And when I looked up at the clock at 6:30, I said, “Zoe, I do not feel like being responsible anymore.” And she said, “How about Chick Fil A?”

So that’s what we did.

Chiquita really wanted to get up on the table, but we said no.

cat sitting in a chair.


Zoe’s got an evening shift tonight, so, you know….probably eggs and veggies for me. 😉

What did you have for dinner this week?

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Saturday 6th of April 2024

WIA Monday - Quinoia with chickpeas, fried egg, hummus, avocado, and mixed greens Tuesday - bbq with sweet potato fries and asparagus (asparagus has been on super sale this month!) Wednesday - rice with salmon and stir fry veggies Thursday - dinner was… not a winner. The preschooler helped with cooking and menu planning and it showed haha cheddar sausage, oven fries, roasted asparagus with Parmesan cheese, and roasted cauliflower. It just didn’t taste great, but they don’t always have to be home runs Friday - was Korean takeout and it was amazing!


Saturday 6th of April 2024

Oooh, your Monday meal sounds so tasty!

Blue Gate Farmgirl

Friday 5th of April 2024

WIS: $13 @ Grocery Outlet, $17 @ Scratch & Dent & $44 @ Costco Sun: Chix fried steak fingers, green salad, roasted veggies Mon: Green Salad + leftover steak fingers Tue: BLT's using first greenhouse tomato Wed: Halibut pan fried, coleslaw and roasted asparagus Th: Fish tacos w/leftover fried fish, cilantro lime cabbage, cotija, pintos & salsa Fri: Late lunch with quilting group friends - will eat lunch leftovers Sat: Take a trip to the bay to get fresh oysters to bbq with the neighbor. Fresh garlic bread + green salad I have a West facing kitchen window and it is so cheerful!


Friday 5th of April 2024

Oh Chiquita! :) We had: - Chicken, bean and rice burrito bowls with various toppings. - pasta bake - We were taken out to a Chinese buffet - Tonight we had a dinner meeting at Dairy Queen and the kids stayed home and had nachos. - And that's all I can remember

Chris b

Friday 5th of April 2024

I made a beef roast, lots of taters and carrots in big slow cooker. We had hamburgers. With a husband and son who works long factory hours, meat is a necessity. Husband made a big bowl of pasta seafood salad. Easter was at our house so lots of meat leftovers from smoker so I made a huge kettle of chicken soup with leftover chicken. Son had smoked turkey and gravy. I made gooey can't leave alone bars.


Friday 5th of April 2024

Don't do the grocery (edibles that is) so no idea. Saturday - salmon and steak w/actually pretty good instant mash potatoes. Asparagus too. Sunday - Our favorite Mexican restaurant Monday - Leftovers from Sat/Sun Tuesday - beef stew - our butcher shop has the best stew meat. Better half braised it this time and that made the meal even better. Wednesday - stuffed pork chops w/taters and carrots Thursday - hamburgers w/sauteed red peppers and onions and co-jack cheese. Pickles too. Plus leftover potatoes from Tue/Wed. Friday - leftover pizza from last Friday (dinner w/my Dad) for better half. For both of us, salad w/radishes, mushrooms, cherry tomatoes, blue cheese. I had leftover steak with mine as better half had the pizza. Not wasting food is an inflation buster as well as budget friendly.

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