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What I Spent

I’m about to have an all-nighter, and yes, I am being a fussy little baby about it. 😉 More on that below.

Chiquita on the floor.

just because!

This week I spent:

  • $85 at Aldi
  • $30 on a Hungry Harvest box
  • $7 at Safeway

Sooo, $122 this week.

What We Ate


Zoe was out with a friend for dinner, and I ate a salad, some sauteed carrots, and a chorizo sausage.

carrots with parmesan.


Chicken tikka masala on mini naan from Aldi, with sliced cucumbers on the side.

tikka masala.


This was one of my worst prednisone exhaustion days, and Zoe was at work until pretty late, so we had a very unofficial dinner; I think she mainly ate leftover cinnamon rolls, and I ate toast, cottage cheese, and strawberries.

Girl dinner? 😉

(Every night is girl dinner at our house, honestly. Even our cats are both girls!)


Rotisserie chicken with some raw fruits and veggies on the side.

rotisserie chicken


I made a pasta dish, in I’m-winging-it style.

chicken and tomato pasta dish.

I browned onions and tomato halves, added some rotisserie chicken, mixed in milk and red pesto, scraped up the browned bits off the bottom of the pan, added penne pasta, and sprinkled it with the last of the Parmesan left from my crab/bread birthday freebie.


Burgers, with some fruit on the side.


I have an overnight training shift tonight (!!!!!) which I am not looking forward to in the slightest. So, I guess I will eat an early dinner before I head to the hospital, but I haven’t decided what yet.

Luckily after this, I shouldn’t have any more night shifts unless I want them.

(And we know I will not be wanting them. 😉 I like to be in my bed at night, and I do not even care that you get paid more to work overnight.)

What did you have for dinner this week?

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Ali M

Saturday 22nd of June 2024

You just have to learn how to manage the night shifts.....I am a very good sleeper and have a good fitness/food/sleep routine that allows me to manage night shifts without too much lost time!

It sounds terrible but is really not that awful!

I hope that your training shift went well.....but strange that it was a night shift!

Chris b

Saturday 22nd of June 2024

With 5 lbs of chicken, we had baked chicken, parmesan noodles, and peas. With leftover chicken, taco chicken for Kyle and a huge kettle of chicken noodle soup for us. Soup for 3 meals. Hamburgers on toasted bread for a meal. We had pork under broiler, freezer corn, and seasoned rice. A meal of rice and chow mein. Lots of strawberries we picked and raw carrots.

Hanna K

Friday 21st of June 2024

I got a new cookbook called Souped Up and have been making the most of it. It’s Winter here in Melbourne, Australia which makes it perfect soup weather. Soups this week have been: * cauliflower and coconut soup with toasted pumpkin seeds *carrot and fennel soup with nigella seeds *beetroot, parsnip and horseradish soup topped with edamame beans. All served with a slice of toasted sourdough of course.


Friday 21st of June 2024

I like the night shift - even when my planned afternoon nap gets interrupted by a certain person who *always* needs something out of the freezer when said certain person is done napping (much earlier than me). But I loved working 3rd shift. Some of us are just night owls.


Friday 21st of June 2024

Friday - tilapia and black beans/rice/mushroom/red pepper combo Saturday - the usual steak for me/salmon for better half Sunday - Mexican dine out Monday - leftover Mexican - day one (Sunday) of the heat dome we didn't turn on the A/C but Monday we did. Tuesday - stuffed pork chop and potatoes Wednesday - ricotta/spinach ravioli and sauce - while the pasta was good, I do not do well without any protein at dinner. Thursday - turkey tender Friday - burgers, potato salad, and leftover corn from the freezer.

I spent but on non-edibles (paper et al supplies/cat litter). Better half spent around $315 on edibles - we used up what we had before we went on vacation so restocking time.

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