I didn’t realize this when I made my menu plan, but everything I cooked this week was from Dinner Illustrated.
It’s a really useful cookbook; highly recommend if you struggle figuring out what to cook for dinner!
What I Spent
I spent $189 on groceries this week, but I bought a lot; we will definitely not finish it all this week.
So, I think next week will be a lower spending week.
Oh, wait, let’s add $10 to that total because I bought a box of bruised peaches at the produce stand.
We’re eating the peaches as-is, of course, but I’ll also be freezing a bunch of the peaches today.
Week 1: $76
Week 2: $162
Week 3: $151
Week 4: $199
So, my average for the month is $147/week. Sweet!
What We Ate
Mr. FG and I were out of town for our anniversary get away, so we ate at a local restaurant, and the girls fended for themselves.
Same story as Saturday night; we came back on Sunday night after dinner.
Do I know what the girls ate while we were gone? Nope.
Was it probably a lot of frozen chicken nuggets and pizza? Yep.
Do I care? Nope.
They fed themselves and that’s good enough for me.
I made quesadillas with a corn/lime filling (recipe from Dinner Illustrated), and I tried making one for Sonia with the Violife cheddar cheese, which worked out pretty well.
So, I am excited about that because it means we can have quesadillas again. I’ve missed having those as an easy dinner option!
My aunt had made baked ziti when we went to pick up the quilt and Sonia really liked it. So, she asked me to put it on the menu, and I did!
I used the recipe from Dinner Illustrated.
I made a shrimp, bacon, and apple green salad with a homemade mustard vinaigrette; a new recipe from Dinner Illustrated.
And I roasted some small potatoes to eat with our salad.
I made chicken katsu with rice and tonkatsu sauce (from Dinner Illustrated) and we had raw veggies and fruit on the side.
Maybe I should browse through my Dinner Illustrated book and pick something out. Then I can make a full week of it!