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What I Spent

It’s December, guys!

frosty branch.

As you may imagine, it was not a week of prize-winning kitchen endeavors.

I spent:

  • $4 at Safeway
  • $83 at Sam’s Club

So, $87 for me.

What We Ate

As I mentioned, I’ve been in a bit of a fog! Let’s see if I can remember what we ate.


Mannn, I don’t know.

Hmm. This isn’t starting out well. I skipped Saturday, filled in all the other days, came back here, and still can’t remember what we ate.

Oh well. We are just gonna have to proceed.


Zoe was at work and I had a random plate of baked sweet potatoes, avocadoes, and a fried egg.

vegetable and egg plate.


I got some chili out of the freezer and we ate that with some applesauce, also from the freezer.

bowl of chili.


I was out all day for legal happenings, and I ate some food my lawyer brought. Zoe had ramen at home.


I had to meet my small group to film our video for our class at 6:00 pm, so I ate an early meal that was a repeat of Sunday (sweet potato, avocado, and egg) and Zoe had ramen again while I was gone.


Not of much note: French toast.

french toast on a blue plate.

Of note: I spread cinnamon butter on mine, and that was so good!

10/10, would recommend.


I got a rotisserie chicken at Sam’s Club yesterday so I’ll probably do something with that for dinner. 🙂

What did you have for dinner this week?

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Sara M

Monday 4th of December 2023

I need to know what sauce you have on those sweet potatoes. Looks yummy!!


Monday 4th of December 2023

It's a sriracha mayo!

Chris B

Monday 4th of December 2023

Got free pizza flatbread so I made a variety of different toppings on them......three days worth. Had chili. Had pork $1.79 lb...slow cooker. Served with pork gravy and free bread. 59 cent lb chicken baked.


Saturday 2nd of December 2023

Well, Friday's chicken will give you a few meals. After Thanksgiving Saturday doldrums. I had it too. I'm working hard to stay away from take out for the remainder of the year--there are so many expenses to be had.

WIS $49.00 local meat market; Aldi $69.00 WWA Friday: Pizza with friends. It was a sewing/craft day with friends. Saturday: It was a bad night. I finally said to "self"--I don't feel like doing it tonight and I didn't. Sunday: Family Leftover Thanksgiving. My daughter made soup, I made a potatoe pancake. My other daughter brought a small dessert. Monday: "Creative" baked ziti. I had a half container of ricotta, a bit of grated parmesan and mozzarella, a half jar of sauce and a half box of pasta. Tuesday: Burgers. The local meat market has a pack of 4 burgers--1 a person is plenty. Wednesday: French toast and sausage. My husband had taken out a loaf of challah from the freezer. So, French toast. Thursday: Burgers (remaining 2) and air fry potatoes (1 remaining potato) Friday: Aldi Pizza.

The meat market had a special on filet mignon, box of 6, which I bought to serve to my family as a special holiday dinner--probably sometime after Christmas or New Year's, when things may quiet down. This week I saw an interesting easy basked stuffed shrimp dish, and I have a bag of shrimp in the freezer. $69.00 I stopped at Aldi on the way home from work today to pick up a pizza, bread and butter, and plastic bags for cookies for today's garden club holiday sale. As I was walking along, I saw things that would be good for holiday cookies, a Christmas present, and a couple of other staples. I was disappointed--they have added self check out. I looked for an open register and seeing none, I went to the self check out. While doing my order, I then noticed a register kind of tucked in a corner and a clerk, who I had noticed on the floor, at that register and a long line developing. I had an item with a discount sticker on it--well, I found out it is a process to have someone do the discount. When you press the help button for the blinking light, you also have to press something else to get a bell to ring someplace else for a clerk to come from somewhere (because they work hard, always multitasking). With one or two open registers, the Aldi workers were good and quick. I don't really like self-check out. I may start putting my order in at a store where I can just pick it up. It could save money.

Ginger Hilderman

Saturday 2nd of December 2023

Not gonna lie the avocado egg and sweet potato sounds great!


Friday 1st of December 2023

In no particular order...

Grilled cheese with tomato soup Chipotle pulled pork enchiladas with corn on the side Steak with boiled potatoes, lima beans, and peas for the lima haters Homemade pizza Turkey pot pie

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