Last week, I was all, “Oh, probably next week our eating will be more normal!”
Readers, I severely underestimated what it’s like to move at the end of a semester. And this was not a “normal” move by any stretch of the imagination.
Suffice it to say: it was still a weird week!
And honestly, living here is still going to be weird in a sense, even when we get settled in. I have never really lived on my own; I lived with my parents and three siblings until I was 19, and then I got married.
So, this is the first time I have been the sole adult in the home.
Also a point of adjustment: right now, there’s just Zoe and me here, since Sonia decided she did not want to move from the family home*. I joke with Zoe that she and I have become the Gilmore Girls…at least, until Lisey comes for the summer.
(*In case you are concerned: please trust that Sonia’s ok. She’s 18, she’s free to make her own choices, she’s got a car, she can choose to switch between homes any time she wants, I still see her regularly, and we chat every day.)
Anyway! On to the topic at hand: food.
What I Spent
- $25 at Lidl
- $21 at Chipotle
- $155 at Aldi
So, $201. But this is obviously not a representative week; I was starting with a basically empty pantry! I am quite sure it is not going to cost $200 to feed Zoe and me each week. 😉
What We Ate
Our last night at my parents’ house and my goodness, I do not remember what we ate. Last Saturday feels like months ago! I’m guessing we had a salad, though. 😉
This was the day Zoe and I moved into our rental, and we made a quick trip to Aldi to get some food. I was not in any shape to cook dinner (and my kitchen was not even vaguely unpacked), so we picked up bowls from Chipotle and ate them in our disorganized living room.
A weird evening; Zoe was at a movie with friends, so she had some snacks there, and I drank a smoothie for dinner because I wasn’t that hungry. And after Zoe’s movie, we went over to my brother’s house to have a birthday dessert (it was my sister-in-law’s birthday…the treasure house sister-in-law!)
Zoe had her college class, and while she was there, I ate a plate of tomatoes, avocado, and fried eggs. Afterward, I picked her up, got some fast food carryout for her and Sonia, and she and Sonia ate that together while they collaborated on some assignments.
I had grabbed some food from my chest freezer when I moved my stuff out of the house…so, we had some ham (frozen from Christmas!), some homemade applesauce, a random box of Paw Patrol mac and cheese (why did we have this? I DO NOT KNOW.), and some sauteed broccolini from Hungry Harvest.
Some of our new neighbors had brought us a pan of lasagna (so kind!!) and I froze half and baked half for our dinner. I cooked the rest of the Hungry Harvest broccolini to eat on the side.
I am most definitely flying by the seat of my pants right now, so…I don’t know. Maybe leftover lasagna?