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WIS, WWA | absolutely no grocery shopping!

What I Spent

chocolate zucchini bread

I am very pleased to say that I did not go to the grocery store at all this week!

However, we did get subs on Wednesday night ($31), and we spent our date night budget on wings Saturday night, so there was a little bit of food spending.

I’m getting down toward the end of my two weeks’ worth of planned meals, so this coming week will probably involve at least a small grocery run.

What We Ate


Saturday is usually our date night, but we’ve been just opting to get takeout for the whole family on these nights instead.

This time around, Lisey said she was really wanting wings.  So, we got carryout from a local wing shop.


I made the skillet lasagna I mentioned in this week’s Five Frugal Things post.

skillet lasagna


I made panini with chipotle mayo*, using the low-yeast no knead bread I made.


*I use my blended chipotle chilies and just mix them with mayo. This works great with sour cream too, for when you want something spicy.

We had buttered, salted, and peppered broccoli with our sandwiches.


I grilled sausages, which we ate on toasted and buttered buns.  On the side: veggie chips, grapes, and apples.


We got subs from a shop nearby.


Jambalaya, which I made using this recipe.

Homemade Jambalaya Recipe | The Frugal Girl



I think I’m going to make pizza again, as long as my housemates are agreeable. 🙂

homemade pizza

What did you have for dinner this week?

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Monday 13th of April 2020

Talk to me about that bread you have a photos of at the top of this post! Looks like maybe a chocolate quick bread of some kind? Yum! Do you have a recipe you could share for that?? It looks so good.


Monday 13th of April 2020

Sure! It's double chocolate zucchini bread from King Arthur. :)

Kymberlee Fisher

Sunday 12th of April 2020

Monday - BBQ Pork Ribs

Tuesday - Tacos

Wednesday - Grilled Chicken Breasts

Thursday - Chicken Pot Pie Soup

Friday - Spaghetti and Meatballs

Saturday - Leftovers

Easter Sunday - Ham Steaks


Saturday 11th of April 2020

I've never responded before but thought it might be fun. My hubby and I are retired and our 27 year old daughter who works at a hospital still lives at home. So our meals are for three. Lately dear daughter has been working crazy long hours so I've tried to incorporate food that can easily be reheated. I am vegetarian, hubby and daughter are not. They often enjoy my vegetarian entrees for lunch, just smaller portions.

I wish I could say that I didn't go grocery shopping but that certainly is not the case! I am scheduled for surgery next week so have been playing "Amish Housewife" to get as many vegetarian meals away in the freezer to make things easier. Also some meals for hubby and daughter. We tried a free delivery service from a local grocer as I'm almost afraid to go shopping any more and hubby is older than me. Our daughter has been working 13 hour days for the past two weeks so not fair for her.

Money spent - local grocer - $57.11 - I made it a small order as a trial. Service was extremely prompt. Contactless delivery but driver ensured we answered the door from a distance. Safeway - got up at the crack of dawn to take advantage of senior shopping. Security was at the door to let everyone in singly. Only one family member/household. Staff wipe down your cart with wipes in front of you and spray your hands (or in my case vinyl gloves) with hand sanitizer and let you in individually, maintaining social distancing. Staff were at each aisle to ensure customers were adhering to the "one way" aisles and maintaining social distancing. You were not allowed to pass anyone in front of you. I guess this will be our new normal in Canada. Even though I arrived at the store at 6:30 am, I still waited 15 minutes to go in. My shopping took much longer than usual because quite frankly some people were being very poky in selecting their items (especially the cheese and soup aisles. I spent $255.88 but managed to get a Butterball turkey on sale no less! I was pleased to get almost everything else on my list.

Monday - meatloaf, buttered egg noodles, steamed green beans (fresh), sweet kale salad and a TexMex quinoa dish for me

Tuesday - sirloin steak (from delivery), roasted herbed potatoes, mashed rutabaga, last of quinoa for me

Wednesday - leftover steak, garlic couscous, oven baked zucchini, veggie fritters

Thursday - last of steak, mashed potatoes, oven roasted asparagus, leftover zucchini strips, veggie fritter

Friday - battered haddock, brown rice, sauteed fennel in butter/parsley, last of veggie fritter for me

Saturday- sweet and sour spare ribs, brown rice, steamed broccoli and cauliflower, veggie bean soup

Sunday - Easter turkey dinner with all the trimmings! Loads of leftovers for the following week. My surgery is on Wednesday.


Friday 10th of April 2020

Saturday: did our weekly outing to a family owned store to try and help them stay alive. This week it was a different family owned pizza joint. They give free pan pizzas to any school aged kids who come by at the lunch hour, so we also left extra money beyond the bill for that.

Sunday/Monday/Tuesday: husband had banana pancakes and I had eggplant parm.

Wednesday: Polish dump casserole (, which I found because I had cheese, some kraut and a half a kielbasa and didn't know what to do with it. Made my own mushroom sauce, since we don't usually have canned soup around, and it was pretty good.

Thursday: Chicken Kiev, which I make by request only because it is sort of a pain, but the husband wanted it and I had all the ingredients.

Friday: Found an elderly trout at the bottom of the freezer, so will bake that.

We have to go to the store tomorrow, since we have no milk and no fresh fruits or vegetables left. We have been eating fruit or vegetable salad with every lunch or dinner and by last night the salad was looking pretty sad---but no waste! (Who knew that jicama tasted pretty good in a fruit salad...)

Betta from daVille

Friday 10th of April 2020

We had a GREAT week of meals and started getting fish from a contactless delivery fish monger.

Saturday: Grilled porterhouse steak with shallot-herb butter, grilled green beans, mac 'n cheese, roasted beets

Sunday: Zucchini fritters with spiced yogurt, stewed white beans with crispy proscuitto

Monday: Tortilla España, pisto manchego, berenjenas con miel (fried egplant with honey and rosemary)

Tuesday: Roasted salmon with shallot herb butter; melted leeks, farro, roasted carrots & sautéed spinach

Wednesday: Albacore poke, rice, roasted carrots & broccoli, blistered shishito peppers

Thursday: Roasted herbed chicken, sautéed spinach, roasted parsnips & carrots

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