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This is an usually low-photo post for me. I just haven’t picked up the camera much this week since I’ve been busy painting.
What I Spent
It was a light week of grocery shopping around here, maybe because I spent part of my week covered in paint. Also, I just didn’t end up needing that much in the way of groceries this week.
I spent $59 at Aldi and $8 at another store.
So, I’m at $67 for the week.
The fridge is getting a little bare, though, so I anticipate a higher bill next week.
Week 1: $160
Week 2: $176
Week 3: $195
Week 4: $67
Year to Date Grocery Spending
I’m averaging $153/week thus far, and we’re at the halfway point of 2019 now.
What We Ate
Mr. FG and I had a date night meal of subs. Because we are very fancy.
We were at a pool gathering, so we ate there. But a few of us were hungry when we got home later that night, and the hungry people ate a can of soup and grilled cheese sandwiches.
I made falafel pitas, which are kind of like gyros but with little falafel patties inside.
The falafel recipe is from Dinner Illustrated, but I used a tzatziki sauce recipe from the latest Cook’s Country magazine this time and I liked that better.
We had BLTs, which are a nice easy meal after a day of sanding bed frames.
The girls were all gone at a friend’s house, so Mr. FG and I went out to grab some pizza. Our regular date night on Saturday isn’t going to work out this week, so this was a little substitute.
Our meal rang in at $14, so we were well under our $20 budget.
I made Asian chicken lettuce wraps from the ATK Quick Family cookbook. We also had some potstickers (which I buy frozen from Costco).
(That ATK cookbook is discontinued, but you can find cheap copies used on Amazon.)
It is hot, hot, hot here on the east coast, so I am definitely not making pizza.
Maybe it’s a good night for a main dish salad.