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What I Spent

Lisey left on Wednesday of this week, so from here on out, I’m usually only going to be feeding Zoe and me. It’s been a long time since I was cooking for just two! 

I spent:

  • $9 at McDonald’s
  • $22 at Chick Fil A
  • $72 at Aldi

So, $103 for me.

It’ll be interesting to see if I notice a difference in groceries with Lisey gone. She definitely didn’t eat all her meals here, since she was often out with friends, so I don’t know if much will change.

Time will tell! 

What We Ate


The girls came back from their trip pretty late; I’d had a late lunch, so I wasn’t hungry. But they were, so we picked up some McDonald’s for them on the way home. 


Zoe was with a friend, so for Lisey and me, I made pesto tortellini with sautéed veggies and shrimp.

tortellini and shrimp.


I made fried rice with chicken and veggies.


I grilled burgers. Still so excited to have a grill again!

grilled hamburger.

I was pretty proud of these grill marks, not gonna lie

I grilled the buns too.

grilled buns.

I added sliced jalapeños to my burger toppings and it was a delightfully spicy experience. 


This is the day that Lisey flew out to Hawaii, so Zoe and I treated ourselves to a visit with all the cats at the cat shelter and then we went to Chick-Fil A for dinner.

cat in cat bed.

The day when Lisey moves halfway across the world, a bit of treating is in order for those of us who are left behind. 😉 


I went out for a belated Mother’s Day meal with my sisters-in-law, my sister, and my mom.

I had shrimp and grits with fried green tomatoes, and OHHHH it was so good.

shrimp and grits on a plate.

I love shrimp and grits, but now that I’m feeding just me and Zoe, I probably won’t make it that often. Zoe’s allergic to shrimp, and making a whole batch of shrimp and grits just for me is a little too much work.

So, a restaurant version was perfect. 🙂

(This is the recipe I use when I do make shrimp and grits!)


I have a day with a million and one things to do so I probably will do something very easy for dinner. I have some bacon in the fridge, so maybe BLTs are in order.

BLT sub on a white plate.

What did you have for dinner this week? 

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Tuesday 6th of June 2023

Does Sonia not come over to visit anymore? I miss her vintage finds!


Monday 5th of June 2023

Sunday-subs Monday-salad with bacon on top Tuesday-chicken/ rice/ peas casserole Wednesday-salmon/couscous/ sweet potato Thursday-leftover chicken/rice/peas casserole Friday-cauliflower/ bacon casserole Saturday-Mezeh

MB in MN

Friday 2nd of June 2023

In no particular order: - Yogurt/berries/granola parfait - Pasta with spinach and pink sauce (x2) - Pasta with roasted butternut squash and a vegetarian chicken patty - Stewed lentils and tomatoes - Enchilada casserole - Salad sampler: red cabbage slaw, avocado/grape tomatoes/black bean salad, and remainder of beet salad from restaurant lunch


Friday 2nd of June 2023

We are in Legoland for the second half of this week so not a usual week! Really enjoying ourselves though, the first big trip we’ve taken in quite awhile!

Saturday - we had family over for my daughters birthday so we had pizza and I made a chocolate cream pie and cupcakes for dessert

Sunday - leftover clean out before our trip, we had a mix of pizza, chicken and orzo, chopped salad

Monday - easy chicken Parmesan (frozen chicken patty with marinara and mozzarella on top), butter pasta, steamed broccoli

Tuesday - sausages, steamed green beans and baby corn, chopped salad

Wednesday - Friday: in Legoland so various hotel and theme park meals, all pretty good so far and the pits of Lego bricks in the restaurant have been nice, so we can actually eat while the kids play!


Friday 2nd of June 2023

Two will be okay!!! Much love to you too and Sonia.

169 spent at Kroger pickup. 22 dollars spent on DINNERLY. It was fun to try but too many steps for my kind of cooking.

DINNERLY fancy meals

Chicken and sweet potato Nicoise. Piripiri pork with roasted zucchini and tomato. Very tough wah!!! BBQ steak with ranch potato salad. Ravioli and marinara with hot Italian sausage. It was scorched earth hottt this week and DINNERLY kept saying preheat the oven to 450 degrees! Help!! Meals were pretty yummy tho small.

I have been making nice cucumber and cabbage salads with lots of fresh herbs from my kitchen garden.

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