Guys, I think anatomy and physiology is really taking it out of me. Shew.
I technically have time to cook dinner, but I have been spending so many hours studying (on top of all the usual stuff I do), I feel entirely out of motivation at the end of the day.
And it’s not like anyone else in my house suddenly has a lot of dinner-cooking time either…for instance, Sonia is super busy with work + college.
So, we are routinely getting fed, but it’s nothing fancy, and there’s some takeout help in there too.
I kind of wonder if I am spending more time studying than I really need to; I could study less and probably still get an A in the class.
Or I could put earbuds in and listen to lectures while I cook.
Or I could do some dinner prep early in the day while my motivation is not entirely sapped.
Stay tuned to see how I figure this out!
What I Spent
- $11 at Noodles and Company
- $39 at Giant
- $26 at Harris Teeter
- $10 on sushi
- $25 on a Hungry Harvest box
And that adds up to $111.
Week 1: $110
Week 2: $148.50
Week 3: $111
What We Ate
Date night for Mr. FG and me! I had a hankering for a very vegetable-heavy pizza, so I suggested Mod Pizza. Why do I love Mod? Well, since they serve individual pizzas, I can customize my pizza to be precisely the way I like it.
This is perfect because a Venn diagram of my ideal pizza and my family’s ideal pizza is basically two separate circles.
Also perfect: a pizza night is pretty always right around our $20 budget.
Zoe ate pizza with some friends, I was not hungry because I had a late lunch that was an enormous bowl of sweet potatoes, black beans, zucchini, and eggs, Mr. FG picked up some Korean food for Sonia, and he got $10 of sushi for himself.
I have no idea how much the Korean food cost because I don’t see it on our credit card statement at all.
Maybe they didn’t charge us? I dunno!
I made skillet ziti, using a Cook’s Illustrated recipe:
I made two loaves of homemade French bread as well, and we ate one with dinner. I put the other one in the freezer for later use.
And I made a green salad.
I made ham panini, heated up some canned chicken noodle soup (for everyone but me because I hate canned chicken noodle soup!), and cut up some produce.
This was the day I gave blood, and I was feeling pretty drained after that.
(Ahahaha. I did not mean to make a pun, but here we are.)
I managed to do my classwork, help Zoe with algebra, take care of the shelter cats, and get Zoe to youth group and back. But there was no energy left for dinner, so we all did a fend for yourself type of thing, and I got a Japanese steak noodle bowl at Noodles and Company while Zoe was at youth group.
It was actually very lovely…I ate all by myself and I read a library book, just for fun. No studying!
I made easy BBQ chicken, which we ate on buns with potato chips and raw produce on the side.
I think I will thaw the other loaf of French bread that I made and I’ll use it to make French bread pizzas.