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What I Spent

Sigh…I feel like I have been catching cold after cold! I had no sooner gotten over my post-skiing cold (and the sinus infection that followed), when I came down with another one.

Kristen making an upset face.

How I feel about this string of sickness

It’s not flu, it’s not covid, it’s not strep (got tested and all negative). I just seem to be catching alllllll the colds I avoided last year.

On the upside, this cold is pretty mild. And I’m not in school, so it’s no big deal if I’m sick.

cold medicine bottles.

Prior to this, I had a solid year where I didn’t get sick with a single thing, and that was very convenient timing for my schooling.

I guess this is my semester of catching colds. 😉

Anyway…easy meals around here this week!

I spent:

  • $10 at Target
  • $25 at Safeway
  • $77 at Sam’s Club

So, $112 for me this week.

What We Ate


I picked up a rotisserie chicken from Sam’s Club and also a jar of pesto sauce, and we used that to make chicken sandwiches (mayo, lettuce, cheese, chicken, and pesto on buns).


Leftovers from Saturday night!


Easy button night: pizza bagels, with produce on the side.

pizza bagels on a baking sheet.


Another easy button night; I boiled some frozen cheese ravioli, topped them with jarred tomato sauce and grated some Parmesan over top.

Ravioli in a white bowl.

And I cut up some fresh produce on the side.


I had some homemade cinnamon bread that was getting slightly dry, so I made French toast with that for dinner.

sliced cinnamon bread.


I got a container of this pulled pork out of the freezer and we had it in toasted buns.

I had picked up a bag of Sumo oranges because I’d heard a lot of good things about them, and last night we tried ’em. Our verdict: they’re good, but not like WHOA THE BEST ORANGES I’VE EVER EATEN.

So, I’d buy them again, but I wouldn’t go out of my way to hunt for them.


We have some more pulled pork left; I’m thinking maybe we will eat that on top of mashed potatoes or mac n cheese.

What did you have for dinner this week?

P.S. I’m doing my best to take good care of my body (like taking probiotics, going to bed on time, exercising regularly, and eating plenty of fruits and veggies) so I’m not looking for health advice. 🙂 But I am happy to accept sympathy. Heh.

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Monday 20th of March 2023

There’s been some research showing that having covid erases some of the immune system’s memory, kind of like having measles. It’s thought that is why some of us are getting so many bugs this year! We might have been immune prior to the vid but have to get the thing again to get a new immune memory of that particular invader. Grr. I hope this string of things is soon over for you, Kristen!

Kristina M.

Monday 13th of March 2023

Not sure if anyone has already recommended these, but my favorite oranges (which you can get right now!) are the heirloom oranges at Trader Joe's, so SO GOOD and juicy.

Terri Cheney

Saturday 11th of March 2023

Covid lowers your immunity. I'm so very sorry you are sick. Hope you feel better soon!


Friday 10th of March 2023

WIS: $185 at Wegmans, $96 at the farm stand (note that this was the annual fundraising day when I splurge because 20% goes to the school), and $137 at Stop & Shop makes $418.

WWA: Tacos; Salmon with brown rice and broccoli; pasta with meat sauce and cut veggies; homemade pizza; shredded beef with slaw

Central Calif. Artist

Friday 10th of March 2023

I love reading about sumos, how you all are discovering them and what you think. ! My friend is the main farm advisor for all sumo growers in Central California, so I have been learning about them since they were first introduced here. Sometimes he brings us A WHOLE BOX!! The season is over now but I think there is still quite a bit in cold storage. let me know if you want to know anything about them and I will ask The Farmer.

Central Calif. Artist

Saturday 11th of March 2023

@Tiana, yes they are. Easy to peel, juicy, and your hands don't get messy while peeling. They have a little different flavor than a navel, a little more intense is the best description I can come up with.


Friday 10th of March 2023

@Central Calif. Artist, Are they oranges?

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