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WIS, WWA | Maybe next week, I will be cooking

What I Spent

I didn’t do any grocery shopping this week at all…but maybe by next Friday, I will be cooking AND shopping!

raindrops on leaves.

It all depends on the weather; I have the keys to the house I’m renting, but I need a combo of non-rainy weather + availability of my dad and brother in order to move into the house.

And it looks like this weekend, the skies are just going to rain, rain, rain. 

But, it will be ok. The skies will eventually clear. It can’t rain forever! 

What We Ate 


A burger on a white plate.

One of my nieces had a little birthday gathering; we had burgers, beans, oven fries, and the family orange jello salad.

Doesn’t her cat have the cutest nose??

A girl holding a tuxedo cat.


We all just fended for ourselves! 🙂


We had a creamy tomato tortellini soup, salad, and some ciabatta rolls. 


Zoe had two fillings, so she was only up for yogurt at dinner.

And poor Sonia had an asthma attack, so we had a little ER visit (she’s ok! The medics always get her fixed up in short order.), and I do not even remember what I ate after the ER visit. 

Kristen and Sonia sitting in a hospital bed.

From a 2021 ER visit 😉


I made two pizzas; one cheese, and one pepperoni. The time around, I had my beloved King Arthur bread flour, and my mom agreed that it does make a superior pizza, even when compared to King Arthur all purpose flour.

Here’s the pizza recipe I use.

And here’s why your homemade pizza might be terrible. 😉 Flour is definitely on the list of reasons!

A sliced cheese and pepperoni pizza.


We had quesadillas after Zoe’s evening class. Sonia has been cautiously eating some things like quesadillas, and it seems like so far she might be tolerating them ok.

So, maybe some harder cheese can be back on her menu! 

Exciting possibilities. 


My mom is making this baked potato soup, I believe.

What did you have for dinner this week? 

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Sunday 8th of May 2022

WWS: $71 (Mystery shop/will be reimbursed) $3.49 Market Basket WWA: Sat.: friend's 50th birthday. We brought some appetizers. Sun: homemade pizza Mon: beef Thai red curry sloppy joe's over scallion biscuits: Tues: Tortilla Española, cabbage salad, prosciutto Wed: beef & black bean empanada with chimichurri, big salad; cherry crisp Thurs: leftover pizza Fri: mystery shop dinner

Kristie Lawrence

Sunday 8th of May 2022

Can’t wait to see your new place! I’ve been using your baked potato soup recipe since the day you published it. It is the best!


Saturday 7th of May 2022

This week was light on the WIS side, $18 at Aldi & $38 at Kroger. WWA - roast beef, potatoes & carrots, cornbread Leftover roast beef in gravy over noodles, green beans, cornbread Hamburgers & fries Shrimp, cheesy broccoli & rice, cheddar garlic biscuits Homemade pizza - tried a new crust recipe & won’t be using it again. It was supposed to be a time-saver, but the crust was too crispy for our tastes. Not sure about this weekend’s eats. Today is Derby Day here in KY & of course tomorrow is Mother’s Day so I may treat myself to a “no cooking” weekend.


Friday 6th of May 2022

I have never commented on the What-we-ate. By Friday I can honestly never remember. Monday was fajitas, a Cook’s Country recipe. I love them so much. Tuesday was a fend for yourself day. I do that whenever I have no idea what to make. My kids are all older, so it works for us. Wednesday, I have no idea. Thursday was bean burritos in honor of Cinco de Mayo. Friday/today was pizza.

Mostly I just wanted to say Congratulations on the new place also on being reunited with your cat. Pets seem to bring smiles when we need them most.


Friday 6th of May 2022

Asian glazed meatballs, stir fry veggies, and Costco chicken dumplings

Burgers on the grill, baked beans, German potato salad, and angelfood cake with lemon curd, cherry sauce, and whipped cream for dessert.

Leftovers night

Pizza bagels and roasted sweet potatoes

My younger son was at my parents, my older son and husband had a scouts banquet and I had to work nights so I just had leftovers.

Cheesy veggie pasta bake

Spaghetti and meatballs, roasted cauliflower

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