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WIS, WWA | Halloween week

What I Spent

Pumpkin pictures will be sprinkled throughout this post. 😉

Flower carved pumpkin.

I spent:

  • $141 at Aldi
  • $7 at Giant
  • $8 at a liquor store to buy some wine for the tortellini soup (see Thursday’s menu)

So, $156 for me this week.

What We Ate


I drove Zoe and a bunch of friends to a haunted house event (Zoe can drive herself, but she is not legally allowed to drive other minors around. Good thing I still have my minivan!)

scary pumpkin.

Zoe and I just ate some grilled cheese sandwiches before we went, and I have no idea what Lisey ate while we were gone.

grilled cheese sandwiches


pan of lasagna.

I made lasagna, French bread, and sautéed broccoli.

dinner table.

And we carved pumpkins! 

happy pumpkin.

Naturally, Lisey’s has a plane on it. 😉

Lisey and an airplane pumpkin.

airplane pumpkin.


Both the girls were out, and I was here for my online chemistry class…but since it was Halloween, I had to keep turning off my camera and running over to the door to hand out candy to trick-or-treaters.

Hmm. That’s not really very relevant to this post but I’m leaving it in anyway.

Happy pumpkin.

To the point at hand: I made myself some sautéed broccoli and fried eggs.


I had not had pancakes in a while…so I made some for dinner for us.

And then I was pretty happy. 

This is the pancake recipe I use, but I subbed thinned yogurt for the buttermilk because I had no buttermilk on hand.


It was a weird schedule night and I don’t think any of us actually ate at the same time. I made mashed potatoes and ate them with some ham from the freezer, and the girls both ate mac n cheese. 


I made tortellini soup, and we ate some leftover toasted French bread on the side.

tortellini soup


Last night Lisey said, “Mom, you know what I haven’t had in a while? a REALLY good sandwich.”

And it just so happens that I have a Local Flavor voucher for a REALLY good sandwich place. So I think that is what we will do tonight.

What did you have for dinner this week?

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Natalie J

Saturday 5th of November 2022

This week was crazy but let's see what I remember!

Sunday: Was supposed to be a BBQ chicken and cornbread thing, but we ended up scrounging leftovers together Monday: A Jack o lantern shaped pizza with salad before trick or treating Tuesday: Spaghetti with leftover sauce Wednesday: I was on an accreditation team for another school, which means I was gone 7-7 Wednesday and Thursday, and the school fed us breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Dinner this night was some tasty gluten free taco soup and clam chowder (one of our team members was gluten free). No idea what my family ate, haha Thursday: Gluten free lasagna that I wouldn't have guessed was gluten free! Turns out the principal at this school is a really good gluten free cook Friday: The BBQ chicken and cornbread that we were supposed to cook on Sunday Saturday: Leftovers


Saturday 5th of November 2022

Halloween didn't even happen here - I got home from work, changed into my lounging around clothes, made dinner, and layed in bed to watch Netflix. Slug behavior but I was very tired. I did not even pass out candy...and my menus were only very loosely followed this week: Monday - Potato Chip Chicken, brussels sprout, carrots (this was meh) Tuesday - Salmon Patty with wild rice, broccoli (also meh) Wednesday - Blackened Catfish tacos with sauteed peppers (with fresh tortillas from HEB) Thursday - Teriyaki Chicken Ramen Soup with veggies (very good) Friday - I picked up fried chicken at Church's - ate three pieces!, then deboned the rest to store in freezer, and now I have a crockpot of bones going for stock. I also had a honey butter biscuit and some fried okra, YUM. Saturday - I think I shall heat up leftover Butter Chicken with Rice and have a frozen veggie on the side. Going to get a free sub from Jersey Mike's for lunch. Sunday - Making taco salads for my daughter and I, might consider making a yummy fall dessert. Happy Saturday!


Friday 4th of November 2022

Kristen, I chuckled that you kept turning your camera off to get the door! Almost all the other students in my online classes keep their cameras off but I like to keep mine on so the professor isn't speaking to black boxes. However, sometimes I need to grab a bite to eat or something and turn my camera off briefly too. :) For the first time ever, I didn't hand out any candy! By the time I got home from my evening class, it was already 7:30 and I had been studying so hard all week that I forgot to buy candy. I hung my head in shame and kept our front light off. Ugh.

Becca C

Friday 4th of November 2022

Homemade pizza and sautéed Brussels sprouts

Beef stew and homemade fococcia

We went to my parents house to trick or treat and she made English muffin pizzas

Chili with homemade tortilla chips, sour cream, and shredded cheese

Hubby picked up subs from a local chain after my son had jiu jitsu

Baked fries with chili and homemade cheese sauce

Homemade pizza and salad. Eaten in the living room while watching Disney movies which automatically makes it taste better.


Friday 4th of November 2022

99 and some change from Kroger pick up. Love pick up.

Sunday: mustard baked salmon, rice cooker rice and salad Monday: leftover broccoli cheese soup and oyster crackers Wednesday: air fryer baked potatoes ( please try it!) with all the fixins and Asian slaw Thursday: leftover salmon and rice turned into siracha fried salmon rice with peas and carrots Friday: frozen pizza and bagged salad our version of take out Saturday: STILL WARM WEATHER IN MOTOR CITY we are going to grill burgers and make oven fries with coleslaw

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