Monday, November 12, 2012

Food Spending NOVEMBER Week 1, Meal Planning NOVEMBER Week 2

This has nothing to do with Meal Planning.  I just thought it was funny. 8-)


And here is what actually got served last week....

Sunday--Steak on grill, Salad, Roasted Potatoes & Onions
Monday--Reuben Sandwiches
Tuesday--Grilled Pork Chops, Green Beans, Cinnamon Apples
Wednesday--Kielbasi on Rolls, Onions and leftover Sauerkraut, Corn
Thursday--Chinese Take-out
Friday-- Ravioli with Sauce, Spinach Salad
The food spending last week was $96.30 for $157.04 reg. retail worth of goods.  I also earned $20 in food Catalinas to spend in the coming 2 weeks so I should have little or ZERO OOP food expenses from now until Thanksgiving day.

Going into this week, I have leftover corned beef, swiss cheese and sauerkraut from the Reubens, and 1 large helping of Raviolis and Sauce.  I'll either have sandwiches for lunch or freeze the corned beef for later use.  I'll have the ravioli dish for one of my lunches.  Moving the 1 meal we didn't have last week to this week's menu and the big side dish of Halushki as well.

This week's menu....
Sunday--Halushki with Bacon
Monday--Chicken Pot Pie
Wednesday-Honey Mustard Chicken, Rice, Broccoli
Thursday--Chili, Cornbread
Friday--Tuna Casserole, Beets

On Wednesday it's possible we'll have leftovers as well instead of the Honey Mustard Chicken.  There is leftover Halushki from Sunday, there should be leftover Pot Pie tonight and there will be leftover Lasagna on Tuesday, so the second chicken dish may not be needed this week.
What do I need to buy to serve this menu?  The local market had their semi-annual meat sale last week, so I picked up a huge pork loin(to cut into chops)and 2 large pkgs. of chicken breasts.  I've got 2 chicken dishes on deck for this week(or note) to use some of what I bought.  Chili will use some of the beef cubes in the freezer that are aging and the ricotta was bought last week to make the Lasagna this week.
Left to buy this week?.....maybe some romaine lettuce for a Caesar Salad to have with the Lasagna.
Add in some fruit and milk and we are done.
So what are you cooking at your house this week?



  1. Gah, that song is stuck in my head now! Wednesday's lunch sounds really yummy... I love anything with honey mustard. Got a recipe to share? For me, my week is looking like a whole lot of boring chicken stirfry and salads.

  2. We're going to be staying in a condo on vacation, so very easy stuff - burgers, fish & chicken on the barbecue + pasta salad & grilled veggies as side dishes.

  3. dang! I need to keep on eye on how much funky music I listen to...

  4. Yesterday--chicken piccata, green beans, sweet potato

    Tuesday and Wednesday and Thursday--Hot Chicken salad , field peas and snaps. sweet potatoes, turnip/mustard greens, tomatoes, and salmon croquettes in different combinations.

    Friday and Saturday--roast, carrots potatoes, onions

    There will fruit salad--banana, apple, grapes, pecans and Miracle Whip. Maybe there will be an Apple Betty if it stays really cold. Brownies will appear.


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