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WIS, WWA | & some kitten photos

Sonia and I went to feed the rescue cats last night, and it was a full house! So many crazy kittens.

This was one of Sonia’s favorites.

Sonia holding a rescue kitten

sleepy kitty

And this was one of my favorites. She’s so cute with that little head tilt!

black rescue kitten

Our own cat always seems so large (and calm!) after we see the kittens. 

What I Spent

I spent $127 at Aldi and got a $25 Hungry Harvest box delivery.

(What’s Hungry Harvest?)

So, I’m at $152 for this week.

October Grocery Spending

Week 1: $224

Week 2: $152

What We Ate


I had (virtual) book club, and we all fended for ourselves.

I mashed a sweet potato and topped it with browned apple sausage slices, diced hot peppers, and a splash of cream.

mashed sweet potatoes

A very good combo, if I do say so myself.


I still hadn’t gone to the grocery store post-beach trip, so it was a weird night.

Zoe and Lisey ate boxed mac n cheese, Mr. FG ate a frozen pizza, and Sonia and I had Swedish pancakes made with coconut milk.


I went to Aldi, finally! We had Swedish meatballs on top of noodles, with raw veggies on the side.


We had chili over rice with a sour cream/cilantro/lime sauce on top (recipe from the most recent Cook’s Country issue).


I made apple pfannekuchen with some of my bruised apples.

apple pfannekuchen


I made fried chicken fingers, which we ate with some bread from the freezer and some raw fruits/veggies.

Japanese fried chicken


Well, Mr. FG, Sonia, and Lisey are on their own, because Zoe and I are going to spend a night camping with some of my family.

Camping is not Sonia’s thing (which you probably could have guessed!), so Mr. FG said he’d stay home with her. And Lisey’s working, of course.

So, Zoe and me it is.

What did you eat this week? 

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Tuesday 13th of October 2020

I spent $99 on groceries this week because my daughter came home from college after the covid rate went up to 32%. She was worried about staying on campus. Plus, being a vegetarian, food choices from the limited cafeteria deliveries (they couldn't go to the dining hall) were hit or miss at best. She was eating a lot of bread and butter, she said. As much as I wanted her to stay at school for the education component, I'm glad to have her home doing everything online. Here's what we ate:

Saturday - Taco salad with all the fixings Sunday - Soup and grilled cheese sandwiches Monday - Leftover soup and homemade biscuits Tuesday - Homemade mac & cheese Wednesday - Lo mein bowls loaded with vegetables (added Canadian bacon for the omnivores in the family) Thursday - Frozen pizzas Friday - Yummy leftovers from the week.

Kim S.

Sunday 11th of October 2020

I keep coming back to look at the kittens as I respond to student writing. Both kittens in this post are so sweet. But look at that cuddle that's happening between the grey and white and your daughter. She really knows how to love on a cat! I'm thankful and hope they find the best, best, best of homes with endless love and fun.


Sunday 11th of October 2020

The week has been a lazy one as far as dinners. Some were planned and others not so much. A brief run down: onion rings, oven fry chicken, macaroni with a pork/beef meat sauce, scrambled eggs, frozen chicken sandwiches/burritos / breaded chicken patties.

I will try new recipes this week like a crockpot asian dish. It can be hit or miss when I cook, so I cross my fingers. DS2 says the garbage can eats better than we do.......:(


Monday 12th of October 2020

Aww. I hate it when I go to the effort of cooking and then the recipe is not good. So frustrating!


Saturday 10th of October 2020


So cute.

I am pro-camping in theory but not so much in practice anymore. I like a comfortable bed and I like to be clean! Glamping maybe.

I wasn't feeling super for part of the week so nothing fancy.

Saturday - tacos Sunday - more tacos Monday - ramen bowl Tuesday - BLT Wednesday - omelet with fruit and toast Thursday - pork chop, broccoli and mashed potatoes Friday - cheeseburger and fries with a friend eaten on the patio of a local burger place.

Julie Norman

Saturday 10th of October 2020

I love that I'm not the only one who can't remember what they ate! Friday night - we had smothered chile relleno burritos using poblanos we got in our produce box this week Thursday - I was going to make mushroom risotto with button and Lion's Mane mushrooms (also from the produce box) but I tried a bite of the mushrooms raw and they were SO bitter. (Turns out you have to cook them until they're crispy and then they're edible) so it became mushroom and broccoli risotto. We also had a panzanella salad. Wednesday - Leftover pasta from Monday Tuesday - Parmesan Crusted Tilapia from the freezer, potatoes, salad Monday - I think we had pizza with whole wheat pizza crust Sunday - one pot pasta with tomatoes, spinach, some leftover chicken and a bit of leftover turkey sausage

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