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What I Spent

First, how about a gratuitous picture of The Original Cat?

tuxedo cat.

After seeing Chiquita photos, some of you have been asking, “Where is your other cat??”

Well, Chiquita would like to be friends, but so far Shelly has not shown an interest. Ehhhh….quite the opposite.

black cat on couch.

Since Chiquita is always hanging out with me, Shelly has not been hanging out with me so much. And that’s why there are fewer pictures of her than there were before! 

cat hiding behind curtain.

You have to hang around the camera-happy person if you want photos. 😉 

I spent:

  • $37 at Sam’s Club
  • $30 on a Hungry Harvest box
  • $26.04 at Giant
  • $26.05 at Aldi

So, $119.06 for me.

I don’t normally include cents in these reports, but I think it’s funny that I bought groceries within one cent at two different stores! 

What We Ate


French toast: an Easy Button dinner.

french toast on a blue plate.


Sauteed chicken, roasted potatoes, and asparagus.


I made a pot of clam chowder, which we ate with sauteed broccoli and some cheese bagels from the freezer.

clam chowder recipe


Zoe was out with a friend, so I put my PJ pants on, watched a bunch of assigned lab videos, and ate leftover soup for dinner.

cat on Kristen's lap.

Chiquita was interested in my soup.

cat trying to get bowl of soup.


I had lab from 5:30-9:30, so it was Zoe’s turn to eat leftover soup!

I ate a peanut butter sandwich before I left.

Kristen in scrubs.

And I ate a Clif bar on a break at lab.

reflection of Kristen in glass door.

It was pretty dark when I left to go home!


I made some meatball subs with a green salad on the side.

meatball subs.


Zoe’s working tonight, so maybe we will eat some Swedish pancakes together after she gets home.

swedish pancakes lazy crepes

What did you have for dinner this week?

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Wednesday 4th of October 2023

French toast! Yum! I love it so . . .

Patti Peres

Tuesday 3rd of October 2023

Hello. Your clam chowder has been my go-to since you posted your recipe years ago. It is the best! I might need to bring out my soup pot this weekend. Thanks for the reminder.

How is Lisey doing with her new job? Is she loving life on an island?


Wednesday 4th of October 2023

She's doing well! She loves Hawaii life and she's been working through the long training process for new hires.


Monday 2nd of October 2023

Just a tidbit we learned about cats: We've always had two cats at a time because we thought they would love a companion. Then we watched a documentary about cats. They said dogs love companions (other dogs or even a cat) but cats don't want a companion. They want to be the only pet to their owners. They're very jealous of each other. Some get along well, but mostly they just tolerate each other.

Gina from The Cannary Family

Sunday 1st of October 2023

It was a crazy week last week, but I almost always play along, so here is what we ate: Monday - Buffalo Chicken Salads with Frank's Red Hot Dressing Tuesday - Crockpot Ribs, ranch beans, watermelon Wednesday - Broccoli Cheese Soup, garlic toast Thursday - Trader Joe's Autumnal Pasta Sauce on ziti with Italian Sausage, zucchini Friday - We had quesadillas with some fajita meat I found in the freezer Saturday - I made taco bowls and Sunday - we're going to each pick out a container from the freezer! This week looks fairly crazy, too. But I have a menu plan and I did buy groceries. My mother died. So. I guess I will need to blog about that...


Sunday 1st of October 2023

Oh Gina, I am so sorry to hear about your mom!

Blue Gate Farmgirl

Sunday 1st of October 2023

Sun - Refrigerator soup, muffins Mon - Hamburgers, home fries Tues - IP stew, garden salad Wed - Leftover stew, fruit salad Thurs - cabbage roll casserole & green salad Fri - Halibut, coleslaw and green beans Sat - fish tacos, salsa verde and pico de gallo Happy Pumpkin Spice Everything!


Sunday 1st of October 2023

What's refrigerator soup?

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