What I Spent
This week I stopped in at Lidl and I bought a pretty large container of greens. It weighed twice as much as the smaller container and it was only about a dollar more, so that seemed like a no-brainer to me!
And I am proud to say that I have single-handedly eaten almost the entire container, largely by eating a bowl of greens with my breakfast.
I made a double recipe of the dressing from this strawberry-pear salad, put it into a jar in my fridge, and then shook it up each morning and poured a little over some over greens.
Since the dressing is a little bit sweet, I can handle it for breakfast, and it works great for a side with some scrambled eggs and toast.
This week, I spent:
- $35 at Lidl
- $14 at Safeway
- $11 at Chick Fil A (for a sad reason. Read on.)
So, just $60 this week for Miss Zoe and me.
What We Ate
Sadly, Zoe’s hamster, Socks, died shortly before she had to go to work.
He was pushing two years old, so he was quite an elderly little hamster, but still, it’s always hard to lose a pet.
Zoe and I went together to buy Socks right after Christmas in 2021, and then a few weeks later, we left the family home and moved in with my parents.
So, Socks has been with Zoe through a lot of upheaval, and I think that made it especially hard to say goodbye.
We put him in a little butter box and buried him in our backyard, in the rain (fitting weather, we agreed), and we both cried.
I told Zoe I would buy her whatever she wanted for dinner after work, and she chose her standby, Chick-Fil A.
I think on a day when your hamster dies, you should have whatever dinner you want. <3
Pulled pork from the freezer, on buns, with fruit on the side.
I got a rotisserie chicken (the $3 one I mentioned in this week’s Five Frugal Things), and we ate that with sweet potato fries and a fruit salad.
I used leftover chicken to make half of this chicken and biscuits recipe. Halving it worked great for just the two of us! I made a green salad on the side.
We had enough leftovers to make cooking unnecessary, which was handy because I had an evening lab
(Where we learned all about how to insert catheters and administer enemas. Fear not; we have vinyl replicas of those body parts so that we do not have to practice on actual humans for now!)
On Wednesday, I made this thin crust pizza dough and put it in the fridge.
I had an open lab from 4:30-5:30, so I just had Zoe turn on the oven for the preheating while I was gone, and then when I came home I made the pizzas.
A note on the recipe: I published that one back in 2009 so it unfortunately does not have a printable version. I’d say something like, “I’ll fix that!” but I kinda think I will not get around to things like that until after the semester ends. 🙂
We have some leftover pizza and also some leftover pulled pork, so I think that’s what’ll be on the menu.