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WIS, WWA | I one-upped myself, fashion-wise

What I Spent

So you know how the other week I told you that I wore a polka-dotted shirt?

(which is surprising because it was a print and I rarely wear prints!)

Well, this week I did one better:

Kristen wearing a flowered shirt

Yes. A flowered shirt, even!

I only needed to do a small fill-in trip this week, so I’m starting of September with a $63 grocery bill.


However, we did also spent $36 on takeout, so my actual total is $99.

Which is still just fine.

What We Ate


Mr. FG and I got seafood sandwiches at a local shop; the girls fended for themselves.


I noticed I had a few ripe mangoes and avocados, so I made tacos with mango salsa, pico de gallo, and guacamole.

mango salsa and pico de gallo


Zoe was with a friend, and the rest of us got Chick Fil A (Sonia’s choice).


I made a main dish salad with bacon, chicken, shrimp, greens, and veggies, and we had cream biscuits on the side.


We had pulled pork on buns with raw veggies and fruit on the side.


I made sandwiches using brinerated chicken, lettuce, cheese, this basil-red pepper mayo, and toasted buns.

croissant sandwiches

a picture from another time, obviously, because these are croissants

We had watermelon with our sandwiches because I am trying to eat as much watermelon as humanly possible while it is still in season and delicious. 😉


I plan to make a main dish salad with scallops from Aldi, using a recipe from Dinner Illustrated.

And I will probably make some kind of fresh bread to go with the salad after I poll my housemates for their preferences.

Prediction: garlic pull-apart bread is going to win.

garlic pull apart bread

On the other hand, it has been a long while since I made glazed honey pan rolls, so maybe I will just make an executive decision about those tonight.

glazed honey pan rolls

What did you have for dinner this week?

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Tuesday 8th of September 2020

Kristen, you make that shirt look good! Very nice! This week we had- 1) Smoked pork ribs as DH uses his smoker a lot and even thru the winter... 2) Chicken enchiladas, which we eat a lot of in general. 3) Beef tortilla wrap with chiles, onions and cheese, all warmed up. 4) Traditional Turkey dinner since the cold front moved in and we are getting snow. Time to heat the house up. 5) Chicken salad with boiled eggs, fried chicken bites, cukes, tomatoes, spinach and green onions


Sunday 6th of September 2020

You look GORGEOUS in the flowered top! The colors, pattern, and style are FANTASTIC on you!


Saturday 5th of September 2020

Pretty shirt!! I don't wear prints either. They just feel weird. The only exception i make are plaid flannels in the Fall. So happy i get to wear those soon.

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Saturday 5th of September 2020

We did our normal plan of cooking on weekends, and eating leftovers during the week. Except this week we unexpectedly had contractors in the kitchen. We are all masked up, but both to give them space to work, and due to COVID, we ended up eating a few meals out, which is unusual for us. So, Subway & In & Out both happened.

Other meals: Kebabs, rice, grilled tomatoes & yogurt sauce Chicken curry & rice Tacos with homemade pico de gallo


Saturday 5th of September 2020

The floral print looks pretty on you!

We spent $38 on groceries this week. $20 was on fresh made, ready-to-eat meals from our grocery store. I took my daughter back to college and helped my friend shut down her shop (damn COVID) after 16 years. I felt I deserved a little comfort food that someone else made this week.

Here's what we ate (We had a ton of chicken, lol. I'll have to change it up next week):

Saturday - my daughter's best friend's family invited us over for a big, socially-distanced, going away pasta dinner on their deck.

Sunday - After taking my daughter back to college, I had a bowl of Rice Krispies with a banana sliced in it.

Monday - It was my birthday so the hubby took me to a new restaurant/micro brewery we were anxious to try. They have a gorgeous rooftop patio we are out on. We went early and there was only one other occupied table at the time. He had a Hawaiian chicken dish and I had a california burger with truffle parmesan fries. Wonderful meal on a perfect summer night.

Tuesday - Cajun chicken with dirty rice and coleslaw.

Wednesday - Korean BBQ chicken with baked potatoes, corn and garlic bread sticks.

Thursday - premade meals from the grocery store. Hubby had grilled lemon chicken, mashed potatoes and green beans, and I had chicken French rosemary roasted potatoes and green beans.

Friday - BLTs with chips.

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