What I Spent
Since I spent some time last Friday doing a thorough job of planning, I did actually make an organized trip to Aldi this week.
Annnnnnd we did not get takeout this week, probably because of the planning. 🙂
- $71 at Aldi
- $6 at Safeway
So, $77 for us this week.
What We Ate
Leftover chicken noodle soup, and I again added cream to mine. Will I ever eat regular chicken noodle again?
Also, I took the suggestion from one of you and added my leftover tortellini to the soup. Thumbs up!
I made a simple chicken taco salad; I just coated chicken breasts with an eyeballed combo of cumin, chili powder, salt, and pepper, and then I pan-sauteed them.
I made an eyeballed* approximation of the cilantro/lime dipping sauce that is in this chipotle chicken recipe to use as a dressing, and I fried some corn tortillas to make some crispy tortilla strips.
*It was an evening full of eye-balling. I feel like eyeballing is more feasible when you are making small quantities of things. I eyeball a lot more now that I’m just cooking for two!
I made a pot of chili, which we ate with chips, sour cream, cilantro, and cheese.
And I used the last of the chili powder that Kristin from Going Country had sent to me.
Zoe and I ate together, but we had different things; she had a grilled cheese and tomato soup, and I had leftover chili plus a cheese quesadilla.
On the side, we had cucumber slices and some small colorful peppers (from my Hungry Harvest box).
But somehow I didn’t take a single picture of the chili, despite plenteous opportunities. Whoops.
I made baked potatoes topped with buffalo chicken; it’s an idea I initially got from a Dinnerly meal earlier this year.
The Dinnerly meal came with ground chicken, but since I like unground chicken better, that’s what I subbed this time.
I sliced chicken thighs into thin strips, coated them with flour, salt, and pepper, fried them with in very small amount of oil, and then added buffalo sauce.
Zoe has another 5:00-9:00 pm shift, so..maybe she will have some French toast when she gets home. And maybe I will eat up some random leftovers.