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WIS, WWA | A week of double meals

I think I’m entering a leftovers-heavy stage of life or something, because three times this week, dinners were repeats!

What I Spent

I spent:

  • $45 at Safeway
  • $28 on a Hungry Harvest box

And that was it! A light grocery-shopping week.

Oh, wait. I also ordered this bag of red wheat berries because I wanted to use my grain grinder to make some whole wheat flour.

fresh ground whole wheat flour

The bag was $50 (it seems to have gone up by $10 now!), but I had $39 of Amazon credit (from my Amazon rewards credit card), so I only paid $11 for it.

What We Ate


Pasta alfredo, with pan-sauteed asparagus and garlic bread on the side.

Fettucine alfredo with shrimp.

This is obviously a photo from a previous alfredo session because those are my old countertops in the background.


A repeat of Saturday. 😉


I made open-faced sandwiches that were kind of like this, except I didn’t add any bacon. In my experience, if you add bacon to a sandwich that has seafood in it, you mostly just taste the bacon and not the seafood.

One time I made lobster BLT sandwiches and man, I really felt like the bacon totally overpowered the lobster. And that makes the lobster sort of a waste of money!

Anyway…the avocado was really good in the sandwiches, and so was the squeeze of lemon.


A repeat of Monday.


I breaded some chicken tenderloins in panko and shallow-fried them. I also made some of these roasted carrots, and I cut up some fresh fruit.

easy roasted carrots


An easy meal: leftovers from Wednesday. I reheated the chicken in a skillet because breaded chicken is very not-good if it’s microwaved!

Honestly, I think leftovers are often at their best if you use either the oven or the stovetop for reheating…dry heat usually beats the microwave.


I think it might just be me here for dinner and we know what that probably means: a clean-out-the-refrigerator bowl topped with fried eggs. 😉

A fried egg on top of veggies in a white bowl.

A previous egg bowl. I do this a lot!

What did you have for dinner this week?

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Mary ~ Reflections Around the Campfire

Saturday 17th of September 2022

Kristen, in reference to your Amazon purchase . . . I once read a frugal tip somewhere suggesting that it's better to apply your Amazon rewards as a credit to your account than it is to use the rewards to reduce the cost of the purchase. By reducing the cost of your purchase, you're also reducing the dollar amount on which your rewards are calculated. I’ve never taken the time to analyze my purchases and rewards to determine that this is actually true, but it does make sense to my logical, numbers-oriented brain.


Saturday 17th of September 2022

That does make sense! I didn't even know it was possible to redeem the rewards that way.


Friday 16th of September 2022

Your meals look delicious! Dinners we ate: Takeout pizza Chicken enchiladas with homemade refried beans, fruit plate Beef & broccoli, orange chicken, steamed rice Carne asada with tortillas and guacamole, refried beans, fruit plate Leftover night Pickety bits and fruit platter Pasta, salad, garlic bread


Friday 16th of September 2022

Squeaking in at the end of the day here. It was a long week but we now have a surprise long weekend due to HMTQ’s funeral on Monday.


Saturday - chicken curry from the freezer and naan Sunday - BBQ pork chops and potatoes, green salad, watermelon Monday - leftovers Tuesday - lemon zucchini pasta Wednesday- sheet pan chicken fajitas Thursday - Mennonite garlic sausage, pierogies Friday - chicken, coleslaw, and taters (MB takeout)

Wishing everyone a wonderful weekend


Friday 16th of September 2022

I need someone to stand over me and force me to make reasonable quantities of stuff. I mean to start out with just a small pot of something like soup but somehow I end up with a stewpot full. Sat/Sun/Monday: New England clam chowder and applesauce or leftover cinnamon rolls for dessert. Tuesday/Wednesday: Pot roast and salad full of cherry tomatoes picked before frost and now ripening bit by bit. Still had pot roast left but froze it because I have an extremely limited tolerance for the texture of pot roast. Thursday: a cauliflower pizza we got for free on a coupon. I wanted to try it and all I can say is, what a waste of one of my favorite vegetables. We ate it, but only because I added sausage to it after I realized what the first bite tasted like. Friday: It is going to be McDonald fish fillet for me, bologna (another oddly texture food item) and provolone cheese sandwich for him. Aging trail mix on ice cream for dessert.

Natalie J

Friday 16th of September 2022

Sunday: Barefoot Contessa's weeknight Bolognese. This is one of our favorites, we had bought the ingredients last week but didn't get around to making it until this week. Monday: The green bean recipe from the Recipe Club podcast. I liked it, but my family....not so much. Oh well. Tuesday: Leftovers Wednesday: Mac and cheese with sliced bell peppers (by request of the preschooler) Thursday: Tacos! I've almost used all of the batch of pickled red onions I made a few weeks ago, so tacos might stop making a repeat appearance. Or maybe not, because tacos are delicious haha Friday/Saturday: Leftovers, cleaning out the fridge

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