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What I Spent

I am still not over the joy of daylight at dinnertime. My family is probably getting tired of my enthusiasm over it, actually, but I can’t help it; I am so happy to have daylight when we sit down to eat.

We spent $103 at the grocery store, $25 on a Hungry Harvest box, and $28 on a fast food stop (see Wednesday below!)

Shrimp on a plate.

What We Ate


Mr. FG and I did our usual takeout date night, and the girls fended for themselves.

No, wait! This was the day after Sonia got her second shot, so she was not feeling well. She thought McDonalds sounded really good, so we picked that up for her.


Continuing our trend of ignoring holiday food traditions (and also continuing our support-a-local-restaurant Sunday)…..we got Chinese takeout from a local spot. Ha.


Zoe was at a small outdoor bonfire with some youth group friends, so I said, “We should eat what she is allergic to!”

(which is shrimp)

So I made a green salad topped with shrimp, chopped bacon, and a homemade vinaigrette. Toast on the side for those who wished. 

Green salad topped with shrimp.


I grilled some bratwurst, which we ate in buns. Chips on the side, plus some fruit. 

Bratwurst on the grill with buns.


I did put on a pot of chicken broth, intending to make an orzo dish, but the broth is as far as I got.

So on our way home from our weekly cat shift, Sonia and I picked up fast food for the four of us (Lisey was at work).


I made orzo with sausage, and I used asparagus and red peppers (from Hungry Harvest) as the veggies this go-round.

(It’s a pretty flexible dish, so I use whatever I have on hand.)

Orzo with sauage in a skillet.

I found a container of applesauce hiding in the chest freezer, so we had that on the side.


Last week, everyone was really happy when I made homemade pizza. So maybe I will do that again tonight, since the weather isn’t hot.

homemade pepperoni pizza

Bring on the 500° oven!

What did you eat for dinner this week? 

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Sunday 11th of April 2021

I am always amazed how little your family eats at a meal. My group would be back in about a hour asking when the next meal would be.

Debra Schramm

Monday 12th of April 2021

Mine too!


Saturday 10th of April 2021

We managed to eat all the 2 dozen hardboiled eggs I had made for dyeing Easter eggs.

That was my major food-waste accomplishment of the week. :-)

I had a few as egg salad packed into yellow pepper halves (I eat low-carb, so that's my preference over low-carb bread, which is really icky), a couple on a salad with some bacon and blue cheese dressing, my husband had some egg salad on toast, and my kids ate the remainder as plain hard boiled eggs for snacks and lunches.

My other accomplishment was managing to consume all of the berries and grape tomatoes I had bought before any of them went bad! The last cup of blueberries ended up in muffins this morning for breakfast for everyone else (I had scrambled eggs with peppers, onions, bacon, and cheddar).


Saturday 10th of April 2021

No money spent this week as the prior week was enough to cover 2 weeks and more. We ate: Sat. Takeout pizza Sun. Steak, baked potato, salad & homemade buttermilk biscuits Mon. Salmon patties, mashed potatoes, corn on the cob, leftover biscuits Tue. Hamburgers & French fries Wed. BBQ pulled pork, cole slaw, roasted potatoes Thu. Cheese coneys with homemade Cincinnati style chili Fri. Leftover BBQ & French fries


Saturday 10th of April 2021

I did a grocery pick up order this past week and between that and the produce box delivery I feel like we have a TON of food in the house. No shopping for us for a while! We're whittling down the freezer and the fresh produce though!

Saturday night some friends we'd helped out this past year while they built a house made a "thank you" dinner for us. I contributed a "mixed berry" cobbler using up some peaches and blueberries from the freezer.

Sunday night we had spaghetti with meatballs, and salad.

Monday was grilled chicken, roasted potatoes, salad.

Tuesday we had some leftover spaghetti but not quite enough for 2, so I used up some mushrooms from our produce box and the last of some spaghetti noodles from the cabinet to make a 2nd we had 2pasta night with roasted broccoli and salad.

Wednesday we had crab cakes (Sam's has really good frozen ones) with leftover roasted potatoes, leftover broccoli and leftover salad. I'm pretty happy with this night because we'd met some friends at a brewery and after a few beers they were considering the food truck parked at the brewery...we opted to just head home for dinner because we knew we had a bunch of stuff we needed to eat!

Thursday was grilled salmon, coconut rice and salad.

Friday we finished up the 2nd pasta dish and topped it with leftover grilled chicken. Of course we had salad!

Sarah G

Friday 9th of April 2021

Saturday- we had friends over we hadn't seen in ages. I made sloppy joes, baked macaroni and cheese, veggie tray, and some store-bought cupcakes (kid friendly food...there are seven kids between the two families) Sunday- Easter dinner/my mom's birthday celebration at our house- I made ham, roasted baby potatoes, green beans, dinner rolls, coconut cake Monday- leftovers Tuesday- hot ham and cheese sandwiches, bell peppers, carrot sticks Wednesday- chicken quarters in the crockpot, roasted broccoli, boiled potatoes Thursday- got home much later than intended; scrambled some eggs and popped some bread in the toaster. Random fruit on the side. Friday- once again out later than expected (took my bored kids on an outing with my mom to a little working farm where you can spend the day). So dinner turned into frozen pizza from Aldi with raw veggies on the side. The grilled hamburgers I planned will get bumped to tomorrow! :-)

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