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WIS, WWA | very late, after a foggy morning!

I am seriously late getting this post up. See, it was a beautiful foggy morning when I woke up, so then I went for a walk.

I freaking love going for walks on foggy mornings because everything looks so magical.

And this is particularly true when it’s a foggy and sunny morning.

a foggy sunrise.

Which it was today.

Then right after my walk, I needed to go pick up my parents from the airport (they’d been visiting family out west).

And then I needed to eat breakfast and shower and do laundry and one thing led to another and now it’s 2 pm!

What I Spent

I spent $81, at Aldi and Safeway.

What We Ate

Man, I am having a TERRIBLE time remembering what I made this week. I even started typing this up backwards, starting with the end of the week (that usually helps!) and I am still struggling.

I know I could have fixed this by writing down what we ate, but, alas, this was a week when I did not plan a menu ahead of time. I flew by the seat of my pants the whole week. 


Ok, even after looking at my grocery receipts, I cannot for the life of me remember what I made on Saturday night. No one else here can remember either.

On the upside, this means that this meal was not terrible, because we would remember it. But it also was apparently not fantastically delicious either. Ha. 


sautéed broccoli.

We had bratwurst in buns and sautéed broccoli.

Of note: I bought Aidell’s mango jalapeño sausages and I was so excited because those are my absolute favorite, and I can almost never find them! They are not inexpensive but they are so good.


I made a pasta and sausage dish, which we ate with a salad and some toasted ciabatta rolls.


This is the night the girls have their evening class, so we ate at various times. Some of us had pasta leftovers, some had ham sandwiches, and Zoe had French toast!


I made chicken burrito bowls (rice, cheese, chicken, lettuce, tomatoes, etc.) and we had some fresh fruit on the side. 

Burrito bowl leftovers in white bowl.


We had enough leftovers from the burrito bowls to eat them a second night. Yay! 


It is a beautiful day today, so I’m thinking maybe I could grill something for dinner tonight.

We have a running joke in our family that I only grill on days when the weather is terrible (it does seem to rain almost every time I plan a grilled meal!), so grilling on a warm and sunny day would be quite an experience. 😉 

What did you have for dinner this week? 

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Sunday 20th of March 2022

Partner spent $24.49. I was completely spoiled as I spent the entire week in NYC eating at Japanese restaurants for work. I have never eaten so well, and I probably will never again. sashimi, nigori, kaiseki, soba, udon, ramen, izakaya, katsu, yakitori, tempura & Japanese pancakes.


Saturday 19th of March 2022

We spent $191.53. We ate:

Saturday-mini wheats & a banana (didn’t feel well - still felt stressed from working too many hours during the past 3 weeks) Sunday-pork chops, rice, salad, Victoria sponge cake filled with blackberry jam and too much whipped cream (will use the same amount of jam but a smaller amount of buttercream filling next time) Monday-leftover pork chops, rice, salad, cake Tuesday-oven baked arctic char with creamy dill sauce & chips Wednesday-grilled cheese & potato dill pickle soup Thursday-slow cooker corned beef, cabbage, potatoes, and Guinness (wished I had also made/bought a dessert, but alas there was none) Friday-lasagna (purchased frozen from a local chef)

We eat salad for lunch most days, so I don’t usually worry about including veggies with dinner…


Saturday 19th of March 2022

WIS: Aldi: 187.26 Hungry Harvest: 30.40 Local Health Food Store: 35.42 Starbucks: (credit) -15.00 Total: 238.08 (but will be returning 16.00 worth at Aldi for pants the teenager rejected so will go down to 222.08 and I call that not too bad.)

WWA: Sat: salad, leftover rice, leftover egg rolls, and lemon broiled asparagus. Sun: salad, fish and chips and air fried brussel sprouts. Mon: salad, arroz con pollo, frijoles y vegetables, topped with shredded cheese, mango and avocado. Tue: salad, rice, spicy tofu and broccoli with a bit of tomato sauce mixed in. Wed: salad, rice and chicken breasts in a pear sauce. Thu: St. Patrick's Day feast: salad (all green), Reuben bites (frozen from Aldi-they were ok), colcanon (mashed potatoes with cabbage), Irish bangers fried with turkey bacon and onions, homemade soda bread with Irish cheddar cheese, homemade cherry cake. Husband practically killed himself making this spread and it was all so good, but then our youngest who is still suffering post-covid threw up the entire meal. The doctor says he cannot have anything greasy or heavy until his lymph nodes heal, so no more bacon grease for this baby. :( Luckily we rarely eat heavy meals. Fri: salad and focaccia (plus a pear for the barfy boy instead of second piece of focaccia)

Fridge is looking pretty stuffed, so I think it'll be leftovers tonight. Have a great weekend everyone!

Dianne in CO

Saturday 19th of March 2022

Sunday-ate out at a local restaurant for Restaurant Week here

Monday-chicken tacos, rice, mango, broccoli

Tuesday-takeout from Five Guys as a bit of celebration of good news

Wednesday-stir-fry rice, stir-fry veggies, potstickers, mango

Thursday-sweet potato chili from the freezer, corn muffins, orange slices

Friday-took out turkey from the freezer (leftover from the holidays) and made turkey pot pie, also served with orange slices. In addition to the usual carrots, celery, and onion, the recipe included parsnips and mushrooms. And instead of crust, the topping was cheesy biscuits. It was delicious!

Saturday-planning turkey enchiladas with broccoli or zucchini plus fruit


Saturday 19th of March 2022

I can't remember either. I am so bored with food.


Saturday 19th of March 2022

@Suzan, Me too! I have been uninspired. Between food costs being so high and the time change throwing off my body clock, cooking has seemed like a big, big chore this week. The only meal of note was Thursday’s St. Patty’s Day supper with guests - Corned Beef (uncured, slow roasted) with carrots, potatoes and onions roasted in horseradish butter and steamed cabbage. Dessert was vanilla bean ice cream with green sprinkles and GF chocolate chip cookies hot out of the oven. Next week DH travels so I’ll get the week off. I wish that he could cook.

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