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WIS, WWA | on a two-exam week

What I Spent

It’s the end of week four in second semester, and so far we’ve had four exams, plus the competency testing. Nursing school is a little crazy.

Kristen and Chiquita.

But ya know what? We’re 25% of the way through this 16-week semester already!

I spent:

  • $15 at Target (for two bags of Starbucks coffee)
  • $30 on a Hungry Harvest box
  • $51 at Sam’s Club
  • $17 at Safeway

So, $113.

What We Ate


Zoe was at work, and I went up to visit my friend with the broken foot. She was feeling kinda sad and isolated since she can’t drive; I took her out to a little Mexican restaurant near where she lives, and then she treated us both to a massage, since she had a gift card.


Since Zoe and I do not care about football, this was just another Sunday for us. 😉

I felt a little stumped about what to make for dinner, and I stopped at Safeway rather aimlessly, hoping for inspiration to strike.

I walked out with a container of heavy cream (I guess I find heavy cream inspiring. Ha.), and then I went home and made an alfredo sauce for pasta, with some kale and leftover ham mixed in.

pasta with ham and kale.


I made waffles with whipped cream and berries, with bacon on the side.

waffles with berries and whipped cream


I grabbed a rotisserie chicken from Sam’s Club, and we had that along with some orange slices, and a broccoli salad.

rotisserie chicken


I had leftover broccoli salad + pasta, and Zoe had tomato soup and a grilled cheese sandwich.


I used some of the leftover rotisserie chicken to make a little pan of chicken enchiladas for us, plus some pico de gallo, and we had orange slices on the side.

chicken enchiladas.

unbaked, obviously!


I believe Zoe’s making plans to have friends over, but she and her friend group are very last-minute with nailing plans down, so I’m gonna remain flexible. 🙂

What did you have for dinner this week?

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Sk in Norway

Saturday 17th of February 2024

I too find heavy cream to be inspiring.


Friday 16th of February 2024

We have friends visiting this week, so I'm feeding 11 (5 of which are teenagers) - Bean soup and potato soup - burrito bowls - Chicken pasta - the guys smoked a brisket and I made mashed potatoes and cobbler. - Tonight we'll have spaghetti and maybe go to DQ for ice cream.


Friday 16th of February 2024

WIS: $30 Whole Foods, $27 Kroger

WIA: Friday: Pumpkin curry, pita, yogurt Saturday: Shrimp Stew Sunday: Cheddar cheese, orzo salad, mandarin, cookies Monday: Pumpkin curry, pita, yogurt, cookies Tuesday: Stuffed cabbage Wednesday: Persian Beet Soup Thursday: Broccoli salad, zucchini soup

MB in MN

Friday 16th of February 2024

This week, we enjoyed: * Barley, bean and butternut squash stew (x2) * Baked potato and broccoli * Wild rice pancakes * Scrambled eggs with spinach and wild rice mixed in * Salad with homemade croutons, walnuts, raisins and shallot vinaigrette * Potato soup that I had frozen earlier in 3-cup containers

Linda in Canada

Friday 16th of February 2024

Not the greatest week:

- last weekend I ordered takeout food from a local chicken place. For those in Canada it rhymes with "Miss Ballet", I had a gift card from Christmas to spend. The meal was expensive, $44.00 (for 2 people) including the tax and I also gave a tip. My HB and I landed up with horrendous food poisoning, so needless to say that is the last time I will ever eat from that restaurant. - I actually cooked. (Been uninspired as of late). I made schnitzel, boxed stuffing and roasted cauliflower. Leftovers the next night. - Sticky 5-spice ribs (out of the freezer, present me was thankful that past me had frozen the leftover ribs), seasoned rice and succotash. - canned soup and a salad - Raman noodles with spinach with an egg on top. - my poor HB got food poisoning a 2nd time this week. There were some clementines languishing in the fridge that I bought specifically for him around Christmas time. He took 3 to eat, he ate 2 and the 3rd one was mouldy on the inside. I cut open the rest of the clementines and found most of them mouldy so threw them out. But the damage was done, they did not sit well with him. Putting it out there for a better food week this coming week!

Happy weekend to everyone.


Friday 16th of February 2024

@Linda in Canada,

Whoa, food poisoning twice in a week!? That is rough! I've had it twice, years apart, both times from eating out, and it is horrible to have. My sympathies.

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