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WIS, WWA | the dirtiest Pyrex ever

First up, here is what is possibly the dirtiest item I have grabbed from the abandoned house.

A dirty pyrex bundt pan.

It’s made by Pyrex and the internet says that people used to use this both for baking and as a jello mold.

A dirty jello mold.

I cleaned it up, brought it home, and then when Sonia saw it, she remembered the mandarin orange jello that is childhood favorite of mine.

Mandarin orange jello salad.

And when I looked at the recipe, I realized that I could make it Sonia-friendly by just subbing whipped cream for the dream whip!

So, we are having this jello tonight, maybe even in the freshly-clean vintage mold. If we do, I promise I will take a photo so that we can have a satisfying before and after of this piece of Pyrex.

What I Spent

I spent $25 on a Hungry Harvest box, and $53 at the grocery store.

What We Ate


I had planned to try that Thai red curry noodle soup on Friday, but it got bumped to Saturday. 

thai red curry paste

Our verdict on the new-to-us recipe: it was good, but for some reason, the noodle proportion seemed a bit high (a problem I now see some of the commenters had as well.) 

So next time I make this, I might actually halve the amount of rice noodles in order to ensure a more soupy experience.


We had a fend-for-yourself type of night, largely because this was the night my sister-in-law and I did a big trip to rescue things from the abandoned house.

A dirty mug next to a clean mug.

PRIORITIES, people, priorities. 😉 


We had a rotisserie chicken, mashed potatoes, gravy, and cranberry sauce, with steamed broccoli on the side. 


This is the girls’ class night, so we ate in shifts; some of us had soup, some of us ate ham sandwiches. 


This was Sonia’s birthday, so I made her absolute favorite dish, which is chicken katsu.

Chicken Katsu


We had a game night with my parents and my younger brother’s family. My mom made soup, and we had a salad, plus cheesecake-topped brownies made by my sister-in-law (who is an expert dessert-maker).


We are having quesadilla burgers, a green salad, and mandarin orange jello.

What did you eat for dinner this week? 

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Saturday 5th of March 2022

WIS: Aldi: 191.52, Hungry Harvest: 30.05, Bon Chon: 78.08, total: 299.65 It was quite high this week because of the take out which was a necessary expense on a contractor-still-working-at-6:30-pm! night, and also the Aldi cost included a 15.00 random crap aisle purchase because sometimes marketing just gets the better of me. Capitalism is successful for a reason, I suppose, but I want credit for all the times I put something down and walked away...slowly, because I was stuck in the checkout line-darn their clever store layout! I think I need random crap aisle blinders, maybe I'll watch for them next the random crap aisle...oh... ;)

WWA: Sat: salad, sweet and spicy kale, spicy tofu/beans stir fry, Spanish rice, tortillas Sun: salad, scrambled eggs with peppers, leftover tofu/beans, leftover rice, leftover kale Mon: salad and leftovers Tue: salad, frozen cheese pizza and leftover foccacia Wed: salad, broccoli and two types of Aldi veggie burgers-quinoa and kale to taste test them. We were split about half and half, but candidly, I very much preferred the quinoa ones. We have a few other varieties to try on another night. Thu: salad and take out (Korean fried chicken, French fries, popcorn shrimp, edamame and coleslaw) Fri: salad, broccoli and focaccia with pepperoni, tomatoes and cheese Tonight: salad, brussel sprouts and miso soup with tofu and eggs over rice noodles


Friday 4th of March 2022

Also I want to add vintage Pyrex is the best and I’m so glad you saved it from the trash!


Friday 4th of March 2022

We ate:

Meatballs and gravy over noodles with roasted veggie filled puff pastries.

Chicken patties with spicy mayo, salad, and roasted Brussels sprouts.

Turkey sloppy joes with baked fries

Imitation crab salad filled rice balls and salad

Turkey and rice stuffed peppers

BBQ meatballs and loaded baked potatoes

Costco chicken flautas and roasted broccoli

Ruth T

Friday 4th of March 2022

I am loving the before and after pictures from your treasures! I hope to see the Pyrex transformation soon.

Saturday: Leftover chili over leftover tater tots and baked potatoes Sunday: Ham, corn casserole, and broccoli Monday: Cheesy scalloped potatoes with ham Tuesday: Ham and potato soup with a side of strawberries. Weird, I know. But I went to the produce store and they had strawberries for $1.99 per CASE, so when you come home with 24 quarts of strawberries you have to have strawberries with dinner no matter what. Wednesday: One pot ham and veggie pasta... with strawberries on the side Thursday: Ham (nearing the end of it!), broccoli with cheese, and strawberries mixed with blueberries Friday: Pizza and breadsticks. We watched our friends' 3 kids and they gave me all kinds of compliments about my pizza and breadsticks, so I had a wonderful time at dinner!!


Friday 4th of March 2022

The mandarin/jello thing sounds good....but I just don't know if I can buy and use pudding mixes. Apologies. I grew up with a mother who scorned anything instant and would never in a million years make a casserole with a can of soup. In fact once she chided me for using store-bought ladyfingers in a trifle.

It's a heavy, weary load I bear.

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