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WIS, WWA | accidentally frugal!

What I Spent

bowl of granola and berries.

All I spent this week was $33 at Safeway. It was an inadvertently frugal week; I did pull most stuff from the pantry/freezer, but I hadn’t even planned for that.

I had an accidental pantry/freezer challenge, I guess.

What We Ate


Zoe was at work and I ate a sandwich for dinner (because, of course!)


I made some chicken quesadillas, and we had watermelon on the side.

quesadilla cut in half.


Zoe was out with a friend, and I made myself a tuna melt.

tuna melt on a plate.

Chiquita was very, very interested when I opened that tuna can. And she was trying to get at my sandwich until it was gone. 😉

cat looking at a tuna melt.


I had toast with fried eggs, and Zoe had mac and cheese when she got back from her late shift.


I grilled burgers and we had some watermelon on the side.

watermelon in a bowl.

I love watermelon season!


Leftover burgers. Because a pound of ground beef makes two meals for Zoe and me. 🙂

burgers on grill.


Zoe’s having a friend sleepover tonight, so I will see what she’d like to have on the menu for the two of them.

A lot of Zoe’s best friends are going off to college in the fall, so I know the days of friend sleepovers are numbered. The end of a long era is coming.

Although…there are still Christmas breaks and summer breaks when the friends will be home. 🙂

What did you have for dinner this week?

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Sunday 2nd of June 2024

Saturday: labneh, sourdough bread Sunday: split pea soup Monday: leftovers Tuesday: pinto beans and rice, strawberry shortcake Wednesday: fried rice Thursday: leftovers Friday: burritos


Saturday 1st of June 2024

Penne pasta with sliced sauted red peppers onions and small amt. of sausage and a salad Baked fish and orzo salad and brussels' sprouts Curried chickpeas over rice and spinach salad A large cobb salad from Salad N Go (One salad feeds 2 of us!!) A frozen trader joe pizza with cruciferous slaw on the side. We fasted one day.We do an “Apple fast” sometimes for 1-2 days just to clear our digestion and ease up a bit.SO we did a ONE day apple fast this week. Just eat an apple when hungry plus apple sauce (homemade from freezer) . It felt so good, we decided we may try to fast one day a week from now on (right after we get back from vacay..)


Saturday 1st of June 2024

This week was hectic. I did my best but things were a bit slapdash Monday - salmon, rice, salad Tuesday - roasted sausage, potato, vegetables, salad Wednesday - cheese ravioli with meatballs from the freezer, salad, garlic bread Thursday - I took out meat to defrost but didn’t stick the landing. Chick-fil-A for dinner - added salad and fruit Friday - turkey stir fry with rice We did a good job of using up stuff we had and everyone was fed, another successful week of eating in the books


Friday 31st of May 2024

Saturday - dine out burgers and fries - not as frugal as the local deal but combined with using a rebate for some shopping. Almost nailed the shopping, only had to pony up $1.29 at the checkout. Sunday - dine out Mexican Monday - steak (me), salmon (better half), salad and maybe a side - can't remember Tuesday - an edible but don't do it again chicken Marsala Wednesday - dine out fish sandwiches and fries after a budgeted purchase Thursday - yep, burgers again and side of repurposed pasta leftovers from Tuesday Friday - tilapia and left over dirty rice (read: more protein) from the freezer


Friday 31st of May 2024

WIS: About $150, which required trips to three grocery stores and Dollar Tree (Bell black olives, Lucky Leaf unsweetened applesauce, Pennysticks pretzels, Saco baking cocoa, and Gold Medal English muffins -- all highly recommended).

WWA: Leftover pork roast with carrots and onions. Roasted chicken thighs and drumsticks. Green salad with shredded provolone cheese and the season's first cucumber from the container garden. Baked potatoes. BBQ stuffed baked potato made with meatless crumbles and topped with provolone cheese. Leftovers from our son's birthday meal out.

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