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WIS, WWA | I did do some cooking!

This week I did not fly anywhere. But I did spend an entire day doing a Hershey Park trip with Zoe and Lisey, so I have not exactly been giving up on the summer adventuring. 😉

Hershey park roller coaster.

I will be back to more of my homebody self once school starts and I have to be a more responsible person again. 😉

What I Spent

I spent:

  • $70 at Safeway
  • $42 on takeout

So, $112 for me this week.

What We Ate


We got back from Wisconsin late on Friday night, and I spent Saturday trying to get my life back in order after two weeks away. Unfortunately, I did not get to the grocery store!

Lisey was out at dinner, but Zoe and I got takeout subs together.


I made skillet-baked ziti, and I have no idea what we had on the side. Ha.

baked ziti in a steel skillet.


A nice thing about feeding only three people: leftovers! We finished up the leftover baked ziti on Monday night.


I tried a recipe from Cook’s Country for sriracha chicken sandwiches.

sub sandwich.


The components are a sriracha-lime mayo, shredded chicken dressed with a fish sauce/lime juice concoction, some quick pickled veggies, and cilantro.

The girls and I thought these were tasty, and I will be making them again!


Hershey Park entrance sign.

This was the day we went to Hershey Park, and when we got back at 9 pm, we stopped at Chipotle and got burrito bowls.


Lisey and I ate our leftover burrito bowls (neither of us can usually finish a whole bowl in one sitting!) and Zoe had another sub made with the leftovers from Tuesday.


I have a pack of chicken thighs in the freezer, so I think I’m probably going to use those for something. Maybe this Thai curry?

What did you have for dinner this week?

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Sunday 14th of August 2022

I haven't read other comments... you knew those sandwiches were banh mi, didn't you? I LOVE these Vietnamese sandwiches!


Monday 15th of August 2022

Kind of a riff on a banh mi, right? These didn't seem completely authentic to me!


Sunday 14th of August 2022

Yum!! Nice job cooking over there this week! That skillet ziti photo is making me drool . . .


Saturday 13th of August 2022

The only dinner I remember was the Wegman's pizza (mushroom & truffle), which turns out to be pretty good. Today (Saturday) I feel like I'm doing All The Cooking: - Joe Yonan's Israeli-Style Mung Bean Stew, for Supper Club - Joe Yonan's Lalo's Cacahuate Beans for lunches - CI's Minestrone for later and for lunches - babka, chocolate for Supper Club and cinnamon for Book Club

My fridge also has a lot of the good stuff: canteloupe, cherries, bell peppers, cukes; and some of the not-so-good stuff: gingery sticky-sauce meatballs where the meatballs are too dry (don't use 98% lean ground chicken) and the sauce is only OK. I'm going to mash it, add garlic sauce and maybe some catsup or tomato sauce, and serve over pasta, rice, or couscous cuz I'm too stubborn to waste food.

Terri Cheney

Saturday 13th of August 2022

Saturday: Steak, some kind of potato dish, salad Sunday: ???Can't remember! Monday: Mississippi Pot Roast, Mashed Potatoes, homemade succotash with fresh butterbeans and canned corn (leftover roast went into freezer for future hoagie sandwiches Tuesday: Chicken Souvlaki, Rice Pilaf, Tomato and Cucumber Salad Wednesday: Cubed Steak, Beans and Potatoes, Squash with onions, biscuits Thursday: Tuna Casserole, Green Peas, Tomato Salad Friday: Roast Chicken, 3 Bean Salad, Scalloped Potatoes

Hawaii Planner

Saturday 13th of August 2022

We're back to six soccer practices/week, so things are pretty crazy. Most of our carpoolers weren't available for various reasons, so it was a lot of driving.

Saturday - flew home from Bend, and I made a couple of frozen Trader Joe options (orange chicken & stir fried rice) Sunday - my husband grilled burgers, & I made fresh tomato paella to go with it. Needed to use up many, many fresh tomatoes Monday - I made a double batch of a chicken curry recipe, which used up jalapenos, basil & cilantro from the garden Tuesday - leftover burgers & paella Wednesday - leftover curry Thursday - salmon & the last of the paella Friday - my son didn't have tennis, for the first time in forever, so we went out to a new Italian place. I had a mushroom & truffle white sauce pizza, that was delicious + beet salad. I'm the only one in my family who enjoys beets, so I try to order it when we're out.

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