What I Spent (less!) & What We Ate

The Frugal Girl

Grocery Reports Menu PlansWhat I Spent. To start out, here’s a quick reminder that a little soak in water magically revives wilted greens. My downcast cilantro: And my cilantro, revived: This works great for herbs as well as greens like lettuce or kale.

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WIS, WWA | Oh, hello Costco!

The Frugal Girl

I don’t know what we are having, but I do know this: I really, really need to make a menu plan this morning, or we will end up getting takeout tonight. Grocery Reports Menu PlansWhat I Spent. I spent $62 at the grocery store and then I finally made a Costco run.

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WIS, WWA | also some kittens

The Frugal Girl

Grocery Reports Menu PlansWhat I Spent. First, how about a kitten picture? The cat rescue we volunteer at has opened back up again, with social distancing measures, and we had a lot of kittens this week!

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What I Spent, What We Ate | Mostly ATK

The Frugal Girl

I realized after typing up this menu plan that all but one of our meals came from some branch of America’s Test Kitchen/Cook’s Country/Cook’s Illustrated. And since I am terrible of thinking of meals last-minute, I better make a dinner plan very soon.

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What I Spent, What We Ate |

The Frugal Girl

Grocery Reports Menu PlansWhat I Spent. I didn’t do a big shop this week; just a smaller fill-in at $88.50. Which is a good thing, considering I spent $285 last week. (!). Here’s how things stack up for the month of June: June Spending. Week 1: $104. Week 2: $194.

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WIS, WWA | First one for July!

The Frugal Girl

The first half of 2020 was so crazy that I wonder what the second half will bring. Grocery Reports Menu PlansTime for a new month and a new grocery budget. And now it’s officially the second half of the year.

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WIS, WWA | Well, I ordered more flour

The Frugal Girl

I had planned on going grocery shopping this week, but as it turns out, I was able to make another week of meal plans with what I had in the house. Grocery Reports Menu PlansWhat does it say about me that I have stockpiled more flour than toilet paper? What I Spent.

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What I Spent, What We Ate | with a few fireworks photos

The Frugal Girl

Grocery Reports Menu PlansWhat I Spent. I spent $180 on groceries this week. That’s a little high, but it did include a stock-up trip to Aldi (which included an 18 roll page of toilet paper. I really like being able to buy TP again!). Not an Aldi shelf, but look at all that stock!

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WIS, WWA | I ran out of milk.

The Frugal Girl

Grocery Reports Menu PlansWhat I Spent. This was not a week for a big shopping trip. After all, I spent $430 last week! I did get a Hungry Harvest delivery ( $25 ). Would I ever buy kale? Probably not. But when Hungry Harvest sends it to me, I eat it.

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WIS, WWA | time for hot-weather meals

The Frugal Girl

Grocery Reports Menu PlansFirst, I just want to say: thank you so much for keeping the discussion on my last post so respectful. I really appreciate all of you. What I Spent.

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WIS, WWA | A non-exemplary week of cooking

The Frugal Girl

I did not plan a menu this week. And I was reminded that I cannot be trusted without a menu plan. Because I didn’t plan a menu, I didn’t do a big grocery shopping trip. I really, really need to plan a menu this week! What I Spent.

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You will be slow at first. But you can get faster!

The Frugal Girl

The first time you try menu planning, you will probably take a while to do it. But the more menus you plan, the faster you will be.

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Five Frugal Things | excessive mending alert

The Frugal Girl

I… made another 2 week menu plan. Let’s start with the mending, shall we? I mended a 23 year old tea towel. This is the part where I tell you about something I don’t necessarily recommend!

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8 Valuable Life Skills to Teach Your Kids During Quarantine

Couponing 101

You could discuss budgeting, prioritizing, and menu planning. During quarantine, there’s so much to teach your children.

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8 Irresistible Recipes for Baby Showers

Couponing 101

Menu planning can be one of the most challenging aspects of planning a baby shower. Oh, baby! A friend or family member is expecting a new bundle of joy, and that’s reason to celebrate!

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