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What I Spent
Well, I wanted to be at $100 this week, but I actually spent $144.
Which would normally be fine, but I was trying to be a little extra frugal this week to balance out some high spending earlier in the month.
Week 1: $245
Week 2: $156
Week 3: $96
Week 4: $144
My yearly average is doing just fine, though, so I’m not going to stress about March!
For all of 2018, my spending is averaging $136/week.
2018 Monthly Averages
(goal is $150/week)
January: $544 ($136/week)
February: $588 ($147/week)
March: $641 ($160/week)
I am really going to try to not start April with a $245 week, though!
What We Ate
It was Lisey’s 17th birthday! She chose chicken and waffles for her meal, so I made buttermilk waffles and picked up fried chicken from a local place.
I really do not like frying chicken. And luckily Lisey is just fine with that.
We also had cucumber slices and grapes.
Uhhh, not together, mind you. Separately. Cucumbers and grapes seem like a slightly odd combo.
Although, hmm, what about a green salad with some fruit and feta cheese and a vinaigrette? Grapes and cucumbers could be buddies like that.
I rummaged around in my chest freezer for inspiration and ended up grilling some kielbasa and chicken breasts. I also grilled the last of the asparagus and we ate cantaloupe and pineapple.
And this is rather random, but I made some guacamole because my avocados suddenly all ripened at once.
I stuck them in the fridge to buy myself some time, but still, I figured I’d better get going on the avocado-eating.
We ate a fairly filling meal mid-afternoon at a birthday party, so no one was particularly hungry at dinner time. It was a fend for yourself kind of night, which was easy for me!
Normally I’d make pizza, but I know Mr. FG is going out to lunch with a co-worker, and I feel like the odds are high that he’ll end up at a pizza joint.
Although Mr. FG does really love pizza, I think even he might feel like it’s a lot to have it at two consecutive meals.
So I thawed some short ribs, and I think I’ll try a Cook’s Illustrated recipe for barbecuing them.