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WIS, WWA | with a visit to see Lisey

Well. These menu posts are going to feel a little easier for me now that you all know what’s going on in my life.

As you may imagine, I am not doing a whole lot of cooking or grocery shopping these days; I do trade off some cooking duties with my parents, and I do some grocery shopping, but it’s not like it was when I was at my own house.

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I feel slightly silly even still doing these posts, but hopefully soon I will be able to find somewhere to rent, and then I will settle into a new normal of cooking and shopping.

And in the meantime, you can get a peek into eating at my parents’ house. 😉 

What I Spent

I spent $15 at Trader Joe’s, $7 at Mezeh, and $20 at Chick-Fil-A.

What We Ate


I made pizza, but unfortunately, I did not have my King Arthur bread flour. So, the resulting pizza was all right, but not quite up to my standards. 

A sliced cheese and pepperoni pizza.

A previous pizza, made with the appropriate flour

I got some bread flour this week, though, so we will have a follow-up pizza night soon. 😉

Here’s the pizza recipe I use.


My parents and Sonia and Zoe and I drove up to visit Lisey for her birthday.

Lisey and Kristen.

My aunt made a dish called fleishkuechle. (it’s was a popular dish among the Mennonite people in South Dakota, which is where my dad’s side of the family is from.)

Fleischkuechle in a container.

the leftovers!

I’d never had this meal before, and I’d say these little meat pies are a bit similar to an empanada; basically a deep-fried meat pie.

Kristen's aunt, uncle, and mom and dad.

My aunt, in the green top, is the expert fleischkuechle-maker!


My mom cooked; we had quesadilla burgers, roasted cauliflower, and some fruit.


I got a bowl at Mezeh and studied while the girls were at their class. Afterward, I took them to Chick-Fil-A.

Mezeh lights.

I love these lights at Mezeh!


My mom finally got to make Brussels sprouts tacos for me (our previous plans to do this had gotten derailed).

Brussels sprouts taco filling.

Basically, you shred Brussels sprouts, saute them with taco seasoning, and eat them in tortillas with pickled onions, chimichurri sauce, and corn.

Brussels sprouts taco on a plate.

My verdict? These are much tastier than I imagined they would be, particularly because of the chimichurri sauce. It doesn’t really taste like you are eating Brussels sprouts. 


Leftovers, plus a green salad. 


I have not consulted with my mom yet to see what we are doing for dinner tonight! So…I don’t know. 😉 

What did you have for dinner this week? 

P.S. Just so you know, I have read every single one of the kind comments you all have left for me, both on my blog and on my social media accounts. I can’t respond to them all, but please know that I have read and appreciate every single one. <3 

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Monday 4th of April 2022

Thank you for being honest with us...but it's ok to be a little private, too. We don't have to know EVERYTHING. That having been said, I really hope you have a separate account that only you can access -- and you've been putting money into it. That should help with the deposit on the rental, at least. Good luck, and God bless you. (I'll be continuing to read.)


Monday 4th of April 2022

I did spend $28 last week on not much. I cannot remember when we ate. I think this is it. Sunday: I don't know. I had a 4 p.m. yoga session. Monday--meatloaf, potatoes and corn; Wednesday Pasta and meatballs Thursday fish sandwiches and broccoli; Friday leftover egg salad for me after a reiki session Saturday grilled ham and cheese sandwiches; Sunday Bacon, eggs and beans. There was applesauce for sides.

I was about ready to order out on Sunday but I held back, dug through the freezer and asked my daughter for some of the fresh chicken eggs.


Monday 4th of April 2022

Myself , I live in a 62 Apartment complex , in walking distant there is a Senior Community Center , I attend it from Monday to Friday , we have several Activities , Bingo , play cards , Rummikup and Sozial , at 12 we all get a balanced Meal with meat or chicken , veggies and fruits , it is prepared from a Restaurant named Mojos and it taste super good ! That way I eat a light evening meal , salad , Avocodo , soup or Sandwich , that way Safe on my Budget too. Blessings to you and your family !


Monday 4th of April 2022

I made a very similar recipe this week to the Brussels sprouts tacos, but using shredded roasted cauliflower which was first tossed in oil and taco seasoning. I mean, what doesn't taste good with taco seasoning on it?!

Joanne in the U.K.

Sunday 3rd of April 2022

Please don’t feel silly writing these posts, I find all of your posts interesting and you are sharing your real life with us all. I’m guessing you wouldn’t have had Fleischkuekle if you had been at your house and as I’d never heard of them I’ve learnt something new so thank you. WWA: Sunday - roast chicken, roast potatoes, carrots, runner beans & gravy Monday - chicken stir fry, noodles & lots of peppers Tuesday- home made lasagna & salad Wednesday - veggie curry & rice Thursday- home made cauliflower & carrot soup with olive sourdough bread - bought from the reduced section 50p - bargain!! Friday - pizza nite Saturday- chicken Kyiv, broad beans, stir fried peppers & mashed potato

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