What I Spent
I spent $180 on groceries this week.
That’s a little high, but it did include a stock-up trip to Aldi (which included an 18 roll pack of toilet paper. I really like being able to buy TP again!)
Week 1: $145
Week 2: $180
What We Ate
Since it was the 4th of July, we had grilled hot dogs and sausages, chips, and cherries.
And I made homemade blueberry cheesecake ice cream for dessert.
Though there were no official fireworks displays to go to, we did paddle down the river in our kayaks, and there were lots and lots of people setting off fireworks from their docks.
Advantage: if you kayak to the fireworks, there’s no parking lot jams on the way home.
Disadvantage: you have to paddle back home.
I made a cobb salad + buttery bubble bread.
We had skillet sausage and orzo with red peppers, and we ate fresh cherries and grapes on the side.
I made grilled chicken gyros with tzatziki sauce, and we had watermelon with our gyros.
Chicken burrito bowls with mango/pineapple salsa (a current favorite of mine!), avocados, peppers and onions, lettuce, and rice.
I made the chicken with the same marinade I use in these chipotle chicken kebabs, and I just cooked the chicken on the stovetop instead of the grill.
We didn’t have a side dish with the burrito bowls because they cover carbs, protein, fat, and veggies very nicely in one dish.
I tried a new recipe; a pasta dish from the ATK Quick Family Cookbook.
(out of print, but there are always used copies for sale on Amazon.)
And since it’s July, we had watermelon on the side again!
Sonia and Zoe are having dinner with a friend, so I think Mr. FG and I will do our takeout date night tonight.
And that works out nicely because tomorrow night is book club night anyway.
(We’re discussing Into Thin Air this month, and since Sonia read it right after me, she’s going to join our Zoom club meeting this time. )