Tuesday, July 25, 2017

This Week on the Dining Table....Or Is It??

The  "Eating on the Road" Edition--

It's been interesting so far on the food front.  Some days we've stuck to our plan of eating Breakfast(supplied at the motel)and then just eating one main meal late afternoon/early evening.  And some days we've needed two meals during the day.
At one point I bought applesauce cups to keep in the car so I know I can get fruit along the way in my diet.  Veggies have been a struggle tho.

And staying away from national chains and going with local or regional restaurants  instead has been hit and miss.
It's a real mixed bag out there when you avoid McDonald's, Burger King, etc. both in cost and quality.

Moving On....

Onward to the meal planning!

Here's what was planned last week--

1. Sunday--Breakfast for Dinner
2. Monday--Not Sure, something using up the leftovers
3. Tuesday--No clue
4. Wednesday--No clue
5. Thursday--No clue
6. Friday--No clue
7. Saturday--No clue

And this is what actually happened--

1. Sunday--Breakfast for Dinner(French Toast, Sausage, Scrambled Eggs)
2. Monday--Chinese Take-Out(Hadn't had in awhile, the natives were going to revolt if we didn't get it. lol)
3. Tuesday--a Cranberry Chicken Salad with Blue Cheese
4. Wednesday--a Pork Tenderloin sandwich, Fries(only ate a few fries)
5. Thursday--a Chicken "Salad" sandwich and "Salad"(I only ate half the sandwich.)
6. Friday--a Runza sandwich(It's a Nebraska thing. I only ate half the fries.)
7. Saturday--a Cowboy Hamburger with hand cut fries

Last week saw 1 night of home cooked dinners, 0 nights of leftovers and 1 nights of Take-Out and 5 nights of Eating on the Road. 

I made 0 trips to the Weis Markets or any other store at home but I did browse 2 grocery sources while on the road(and bought a few things, mostly snacks and gifts).  All totaled all the food spending came to "I don't have a clue".   I'll have to delay this keeping track feature until I get home.  I am having Daughter keep all receipts for her purchases and of course I'll keep all mine and tally the sad, sad truth when I get home. ;-)

My savings percentages last week and for the month so-far?    No clue. 8-)))

Leftovers going into this week........again, no clue.  We don't have leftovers while traveling, we just have to dump or leave what we don't finish.

Here is this week's "food plan"....not that I am cooking any of it anyway. lol......

1. Sunday--a Cowboy Supper
2. Monday--No Dinner
3. Tuesday--No clue
4. Wednesday--Probably home cooking but not sure
5. Thursday--Ditto
6. Friday--Might take everyone out?
7. Saturday--No clue

This week will see ? new meals cooked, ? nights of leftovers and ? night of Take-Out/Eating-Out.

What I need to buy for this menu?  Daughter will be grocery shopping for the next few weeks so it's not in my hands until later.

What is getting fixed and served at your house this week?

Was last week's plan successful, did you go off plan or did you not even plan what was going to be eaten last week?

Any great deals on food at your stores this week?


Saturday, July 22, 2017

Further West....Playing the Wicked Witch

Just a quickie in case I can't update for the next two days as I don't know what the internet situation will be at A-the mom and pop motel this evening and B-the rustic accommodations booked for Sunday evening.

Deciding to stay in an authentic Western tipi for a night sounded real good back in April/May from Pennsylvania.....but that was before the weather out here decided to hover around 100 F degrees for days on end.
It's suppose to be a "mere" 95 F Sunday in Wyoming and the authentic Western experience doesn't have a/c.
Oh lord......what have I done!?!?

Pray for me folks, pray for me.

Back on the grid Monday afternoon if I live.......8-0


Friday, July 21, 2017

It's Just Not for Breakfast Anymore

As we are traveling at this point I've got nothing to add really to the blogging conversation.
I am off today(as I am most days!lol)experiencing new stuff and most of it will be revealed later, "In the fullness of time" when we get home.
I'll try to post a little something on here now and again until then and I'll be posting a few tidbits on Facebook so you can catch updates on there(after you friend request me).

Let me share my breakfast on Wednesday.  Ok, maybe not breakfast but it was waaaay before lunch time.

The crazed look on my face here is because I had already gotten soused at a Kentucky Bourbon tasting and was now eating ice cream laced with Bourbon Balls.

Sluggy eating Balls. *snort*
I think I slept the entire way to Missouri.......
Yesterday the temps topped 103F with a heat indexx of 110F.
Guess where that was?

Back with more as time/energy permits.


Thursday, July 20, 2017

My Best Deals Last Week at Weis(PMITA)Markets

Last Friday during the Fantastic Friday Deals I bought two ready made pizzas at the Deli counter at Weis.  They make a pretty good cheese pizza and on Fridays they are reduced to $6 for a 16" pie.
I took Hubs with me so we each bought 1 pizza so I could use two $1 off Weis Booklet Qs so our pies were $5 each after sale and Q.
When we got them home I defrosted some pepperoni and threw it onto the pies and warmed them in the oven quickly.
It was a LOT of pizza as we still had some left on Tuesday(even with various folks eating on it over the weekend).

Remember this Q I got in the mail a few weeks back?

For a free bottle of Nestea.
It was also good for $1.79 off a multi-pack of Nestea.
This is how I used it last Friday, on a multi-pack as my grocery store didn't have single bottles available for purchase.

I had gotten on one of my trips to Weis a Catalina for $1.25/1 multi-pack of this product.
Nestea packs were on sale this past week for $2 each so I bought two packs for $4, used my $1.79 and $1.25 Qs and paid .96¢ OOP for both packs or .48¢ per 6-pack.
We haven't tried this tea yet but will let y'all know what we think of it once we have.

That's about all the noteworthy buys lately.
Pretty pitiful......