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What I Spent

three people walking toward the beach.

I’m just skipping this section because I have spent way more on food than normal this week! Heh.

I will be frugal on food when we get home, but notttttt this week. 😉 

two people by the beach.

What We Ate 


After leaving the beach, we went to a place called Stix Asian, which is sorta like a food court made up entirely of various Asian restaurants.

I got loco moco, and this version was chunks of meat in teriyaki sauce on top of rice, with an egg.

Oh, and earlier in the day we got shaved ice, because of course you have to do that in Hawaii. 

Kristen and Lisey.

Yep, Lisey got braces here in Hawaii!

bowls of shaved ice.


Lisey’s boyfriend’s mom made dinner for us: chicken plus rice and beans. And afterward we all got froyo together. 


A rainy, rainy day! We went to a place at the Ala Moana mall called Señor Pepe’s. Zoe had a burrito, I had a chimichanga.

And later we got dessert at a place called Mango Mango.

mango pancake.

I had something called a mango pancake, which is sort of a weird name for what it is: fresh mango and whipped cream rolled up in a mango wrapper.

mango pancake.

I think the wrapper is sorta like a crepe, so that’s probably why it’s called a mango pancake.


Kristen on a hawaii hike.

So green! I’ll be back to walking in brown and gray surroundings next week. 😉

We got some frozen pizzas. 


bay in Hawaii.

We had beef tacos in corn tortillas, with Lisey’s boyfriend’s family.


Leftover tacos. Which is always fine with me. 


I don’t know what the plan is. We’ve kinda been flying by the seat of our pants this trip. 🙂 

What did you have for dinner this week? 

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Saturday 13th of January 2024

Pleased that you are having a wonderful time visiting your daughter. Such luck for the 3 of you. May I ask--What drew your daughter's interest to being an airplane mechanic? My co-worker's daughter is a pilot in the air force.

WIS: $36 at The Lobster Trap. It is a restaurant/fish market near where I work. I wanted to try their clam chowder. And I saw stuffed clams in the freezer. They have luscious looking, freshly made crab and fish cakes, maybe another Friday when I work. I was interested in some scallops but they are pricey.

Saturday: Dinner at my friend's house. I brought the New Year's prosecco and sorbet. Sunday: Steaks, broccoli and potatoes. I go to a local meat market and they sometimes have end cuts that are just enough for the two of us and at a lower per lb price. Monday: Ricotta waffles, applesauce. I had a bit of leftover ricotta from Christmas. Gallon of local milk is less expensive than 1/2 gallon, so every other week I need to use up the extra. Tuesday: Soup from the Christmas bag my daughter gave us. Wednesday: Pasta, meatballs, sausage from the shopping trip I did for my daughter for our Christmas dinner. I bought for her for Christmas and put an extra container in my freezer for later. Thursday: Leftover soup and pasta Friday: Clam chowder and stuffed clams. The chowder was good. Was it worth 2x the price of the market one we like? I don't know. I probably could just add a can of clams and a potato (maybe some corn too) to the market one and be perfectly happy. The stuffed clams were good.


Friday 12th of January 2024

Monday - leftover pot roast and mashed potatoes Tuesday - hamburger and left over potatoes (fried) Wednesday - chili topped baked potato with crushed tortilla chips, sour cream, cheese Thursday - salad with leftover steak, cheese, red peppers, mushrooms, onions, croutons, tomatoes Friday - something new 2 me - lightly breaded chicken stuff with broccoli/cheese (not a lot of the "stuffing"), baked potato with butter and sour cream. Normally we go out on Friday night but already had 8 inches of snow on top of the 4 inches we got earlier this week. Still snowing at as I type (now for over 24 hours but at least not dumping an inch an hour) and winds are picking up (never good when it snows). Truth be told, after shoveling snow, most anything would have tasted good.


Friday 12th of January 2024

Looks like you are having a great time! :-)

WIS: Farmer's Market-$24; Neighborhood-$24; S&S-$6; Trader Joe's-$28; Flashfood-$78; Foodocracy-$115 Total-$275 WWA: Sat: Can't remember, could have been the pizza I am claiming was on Sunday; in that case I have no clue what we had Sunday then Sun: Pepperoni pizza and a salad Mon: BBQ tofu w/ rice and BBQ green beans Tues: Supper Club- Various dishes from Christopher Kimball's Cook What You Have; most of the dishes were pretty good. Wed: Italian chicken sausage stew over orzo; not exactly what I would call stew but it was delicious Thurs: Chicken apple sausage and Haluski (cabbage and egg noodles) Fri: Shrimp bibimbop situation (traditionally its beef but we need to use shrimp that won't fit in the shrimp it is)

Central Calif. Artist Jana

Saturday 13th of January 2024

@Jaime, Flashfood and Foodocracy are things I have never heard of. There is no Flashfood available anywhere near Central California but maybe others on the Commentariat will find this helpful. Foodocracy's blog has some really interesting food articles. Thank you for expanding my horizons!

Rachel R.

Friday 12th of January 2024

Soooo fun! Enjoy this all.


Friday 12th of January 2024

Beautiful pictures! So glad to see your mini family reunion. I think I've been to Hawaii 10 or 11 times and it just never (ever) gets old. Your vacation seems incredible (and SO well deserved after the busy-ness and stressfulness of the last few months!) - ENJOY!

One of my goals for this year is to get a handle on our meals. Too much junk, too much eating out, too much effort and feeling like a this week was week 1 for us because we travelled last week:

Sunday: Garlic Chili Noodles Monday: Baked Potatoes Tuesday: Taquitos & Guac/Taco Salad Wednesday: Went out to celebrate my daughter's 13th(!!!!) birthday Thursday: Rice, dal, naan, and butter tofu Friday: Salmon of some sort - need to use it up.

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