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WIS, WWA | I’m done with the bookshelf

Happy Friday, everyone!

I’m happy to tell you that I think we’ll be able to put the new bookshelf in Sonia’s room today. Which is excellent because the shelf and the sawhorses are seriously making it hard to walk downstairs right now.

painted bookshelf

Of course, I will definitely share photos once it’s all set up in her room. 😉

What I Spent

I went to Aldi and spent $124, and later in the week, $17 on a quick stop for a few other things.

So, $141 total for the week. 

November Spending

Week 1: $60

Week 2: $141

What We Ate


We had a fend for yourself kind of night; I remember that Sonia ate ramen, but I’m fuzzy on what everyone else ate!


I made a main dish green salad with shrimp and bacon, which we ate with some fresh homemade French bread. 


We had pasta alfredo (pasta with tomato sauce for Sonia), plus a salad and the leftover French bread from Sunday night. 


Breakfast for dinner! I made fried mush, French toast, and bacon. And we had OJ.

(I really need to update the fried mush post because there’s no printable there. And it’s a little lacking in the photo department.)


We had burrito bowls (rice, veggies, this chicken, sour cream, and mango salsa)

And applesauce on the side.


I made pulled pork sandwiches, which we ate with applesauce, oranges, and potato chips.

pulled pork sandwich


I have book club tomorrow night, so I think Mr. FG and I might do our takeout date night tonight instead.

What did you have for dinner this week? 

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Friday 13th of November 2020

Monday: chicken Normandy, mashed potatoes, asparagus and French bread Tuesday: Salisbury steak and rice, squash casserole Wednesday: dinner out at Perry’s Steakhouse, as they offered a free meal to Veterans when you buy another meal. I had fried shrimp, the veteran had their famous pork chop Thursday: beef stew using a chuck roast I got on sale for $2.77/lb, and cut into chunks, only used half so froze the rest. And homemade biscuits Friday: takeout chicken Spent $106 at Aldi today. Enjoying their “seasonal” offerings that they don’t usually carry, such as heavy-duty foil, heavy cream in the quart size instead of just pints, their white cheddar-Parmesan cheese that is sooo good.


Friday 13th of November 2020

Sunday we enjoyed gorgeous weather outside, visited with family( bring your own food style)- grilled kielbasa and served with baked beans, cheesy potatoes and pumpkin cake

Monday I planned to grill due to great weather still.. but things came up and husband needed me to run errands with him so I used a local fundraiser card deal and ordered 2 large pizzas and sent the oldest to pick them up$13 cannot be beat!

Tuesday- grilled those burgers! Served with steamed cauliflower and cheese sauce, onion rings and grapes.

Wednesday- Started to get back to normal cooler weather.. made chicken, broccoli alfredo and served with cheesy garlic toast. I never get the cheese toasts at ALDI but I could not reach the box behind it to get the plain.. so I took the cheese.. kids were thrilled.

Thursday- poached some chicken thighs I found on sale and chopped that meat down, mixed with cheeses and made enchiladas and red rice for supper.

Friday- pulled pork sandwiches and baked potatoes, steamed broccoli and the rest of the cheese sauce from earlier this week.

I need to free up some freezer space so I think I will pull out a container of chili and work through that this weekend


Friday 13th of November 2020

Monday and Tuesday : very spicy slow cooker chili with cornbread Wednesday : breakfast for dinner Thursday: pork loin and large carrot chunks in slow cooker with 1/2 c chicken broth and one envelope garlic and herb Lipton dry soup mix. With egg noodles. Friday: FIRST TIME EVER TRYING POPEYES CHICKEN it is always crazy jam packed. It was so busy it took us 50 mins to get thru drivethru. We were 19th in line. It was yummy but I like chic fil a better! Sat: Swiss steak. Masked potatoes.


Friday 13th of November 2020

Saturday and Sunday: Chicken noodle soup made with homemade noodles. Fruit.

Monday: Homemade noodles left so supper was buttered noodles with parm cheese sprinkled on. Grapefruit (which both of us like peeled and eaten like oranges).

Tuesday: Bacon wrapped shrimp to use up shrimp so we have room for turkey leftovers. Grapefruit (we bought a case of them as part of a friend's church fundraiser so now we are plowing through them instead of other fruit. The only exception is persimmons, which I love beyond measure and are seldom available here. When we see them, we buy them, irrespective of price.)

Wednesday: omelets and grapefruit.

Thursday: Clam chowder. homemade apple and rhubarb sauce, to clear it out of the freezer.

Friday: Tonight we plan to go through the Sonic drive thru. The first one opened a few weeks ago. We have a two for one coupon and have only been to Sonic once before, on a trip Outside, so are looking forward to it. I feel like I am cheating on Ronald McDonald, since Friday is usually Filet 'o Fish night.


Saturday 14th of November 2020

Does your area have Asian markets? Our local ones always seem to have persimmons, regardless of season.


Saturday 14th of November 2020

I agree. Persimmons are a delectable fruit and difficult to find.


Friday 13th of November 2020

This week we had: (lunches and dinners)

* Butter chicken on rice, with carrots * Chicken fried rice * Spaghetti Bolognese * Spicy eggplant tofu/beef * tacos * Tuna melts * Salads * Beans salad

Lots of cooking this week! I am trying to meal plan more

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