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WIS, WWA | Election Week Eats

I don’t ever quite remember having an election WEEK before, but here we are.

I mean, there was that whole mess with Gore/Bush in 2000, but somehow, that felt slightly more settled than this does.

yellow fall leaves

Maybe by the next time I post a menu plan, things will be clearer.

What I Spent


I got a $25 Hungry Harvest delivery and I made a super quick $16 stop for coconut milk, bacon, bananas, and a few other things.

I also spent $19.50 on two takeout occasions.

So, I’m at $60.50 total for the week, for a nice low start to November!

What We Ate


This was Halloween, and we had a very here-and-there kind of night.

Zoe had a grilled cheese sandwich, Sonia had rice and scrambled eggs, and after we finished handing out candy, Mr. FG picked up a Little Caesar’s pizza and crazy bread ($9.50).


Mr. FG and Lisey were not here for dinner, and Sonia and Zoe had a random craving for McDonald’s.

So, I picked that up for them ($10), and I made a skillet meal for myself (sausage, peppers, eggs, and an avocado).

skillet meal

before the fried egg and avocado, obv.

This is not a matter of self-flagellation. I just would really rather eat a skillet meal than McDonald’s most of the time!

I’m not a big french fry person, and I definitely am not into their chicken nuggets. So, a skillet meal wins.

Here’s the basic method for making skillet meals.

skillet meal

Here’s a more appetizing-looking skillet meal from before the sun went down at dinnertime!


roasted red peppers

Roasted red pepper soup (to use up the zillion red peppers Hungry Harvest gave me!), and toasted croissants.

red pepper soup in a black bowl

Buttered and toasted in a skillet = the best way to eat croissants.

toasted croissants


Breakfast for dinner; Swedish pancakes (aka lazy crepes) this time around.

swedish pancakes lazy crepes

And I used the spoon-in-the-drain hole trick as usual.

swedish pancakes


I made bacon and smoked gouda panini with chipotle mayo (a trifecta of smoky flavors!)


I made a quick pot of spaghetti before our rescue cat shift.

rescue orange tabby cat


I’m probably going to make a taco salad with fried corn tortilla strips.

What did you have for dinner this week? 

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Tuesday 10th of November 2020

Sat - my hubby ordered us all pizza Sun - breakfast for dinner Mon - Italian beef sandwiches, and baby carrots Tues - shrimp fajitas Wed - cheeseburgers and veggies Thur- we ate but I can’t remember what Fri - grilled chicken sandwiches Sat - smoked pork and salad Sun - beef stroganoff

Erika W.

Monday 9th of November 2020

This crazy meal was a big success, we both loved it.

My husband grilled marinated fillet beef steaks (soaked them in a mixture of sherry wine vinegar and Worcestershire sauce) gouging holes in them first. Then I heated the day before' s cabbage pie and added it as a side dish + seedless red grapes.

My cabbage pie recipe is much liked always:

Shredded Savoy cabbage blanched in chicken broth Chopped hard boiled eggs Grated sharp Cheddar cheese A little heavy cream Salt and pepper Covered with puff pastry

We finished with de-caff coffee and Swedish ginger biscuits.


Monday 9th of November 2020

I love that you and your husband have official coffee and dessert, even when it's just the two of you.


Saturday 7th of November 2020

This is always a good memory exercise for me... Working backwards: Friday night - homemade pizza and a salad Thursday night - Jambalaya with french bread (your recipe) and salad Wednesday night - Freezer fish, roasted potatoes, roasted broccoli Tuesday night - Meatball subs and... Monday night - I think we had Asian leftovers from the freezer and eggrolls. Sunday night - Leftovers? Maybe?


Saturday 7th of November 2020

Somehow, it is always easier to do backwards!


Saturday 7th of November 2020

At the beginning of the week I made a pot of something that served us a few meals. ON Thursday a pot os spaghetti sauce was made and we have had two dinners from that. A. big batch of soy sauce chicken wings was made and served with turmeric rice. This afternoon leg ham was carved off the bone for some meals with salad over this weekend.


Saturday 7th of November 2020

Saturday: black beans soup and creamy corn salad

Sunday: stew with potatoes, green beans, bacon and pears

Monday: falafel wraps

Tuesday: fresh bread from our local bakery, cheeses and cut vegetables and hummus

Wednesday and Thursday: spaghetti carbonara

Friday: Delivery of Asian noodles

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