Wednesday, September 18, 2013

What's On The Dining Table

The "Best Laid Plans Go Awry" Edition......



 Here's what was planned last week--

Sunday--Hamburgers, Green Beans, Roasted Potatoes and Onions
Monday--Cheddar Broccoli Soup(garden broccoli)
Tuesday--Tacos (I  had leftover roasted potatoes and onions instead.)
Wednesday--Eggplant Parmesan(sauce using garden tomatoes), Caprese Salad, Garlic Bread
Thursday--Roasted Chicken, Carrots, Onions, Stuffing
Friday--London Broil/Green Beans Stir fry, Rice
Saturday--Fish fry, Beets, Coleslaw

And here's what actually got eaten--

Sunday--Hamburgers, Green Beans, Roasted Potatoes and Onions
Monday--Cheddar Broccoli Soup(garden broccoli)
Tuesday--Tacos (I had leftover taters and onions.)
Wednesday--Eggplant Parmesan, Green Salad(leftover greens, garden tomatoes)
Thursday--leftovers(I had broccoli soup.)
Friday--Chinese take-out
Saturday--leftovers (I had a turkey sandwich.)

So Wed., Thur., and Fri. meals are moved yet again to this coming week
  
As for food spending last week.....I spent $29.44 on $65.36 worth of groceries at 1 store.  Actually Hubs spent the $ as I was in no shape to go shopping from Wednesday on.

As for food waste, we had a cantaloupe go bad since I was indisposed and nobody else it seems can clean a cantaloupe so we could eat it. 8-(  A hunk of my homemade bread also got too stale to eat so it became squirrel food.
  
Leftovers going into this week--a hunk of London broil, a butt load of green beans and tomatoes from the garden.

Here's this week's meal plan---
 
Sunday--Leftovers (I had my leftover Chinese Food.)
Monday--Leftover London Broil cut thin for beef hoagies(with caramelized onions and melted provolone cheese), stir fried Green Beans
Tuesday--Roasted Chicken with Onions & Carrots, Stuffing(for the menfolk), Cranberry "Glop"
Wednesday--Frozen Pizzas(I can have a small piece), Caprese Salad
Thursday--Broccoli Casserole, maybe Pork chops if I can dig them out, Applesauce
Friday--no clue but will probably involve tomatoes and/or green beans lolz
Saturday--ditto

On the shopping list......Hubs already bought steak rolls, provolone cheese, lettuce, a loaf of wheat bread(for his lunch sandwiches), so I still need, frozen pizzas, a ball of fresh mozzarella and basil, milk, perhaps some more broccoli and who knows what else!  If Hubs feels like doing a major shop I'll say $100 for this plus picking up some more deals for this week to use next week.  Goodness knows I have only spent just over $103 to this point in September of the food budget, due to not being able to get to the store with my foot, so I can afford a big shopping trip. 8-)

That's what's appearing on the kitchen table this week here at Chez Sluggy. 
  
 What's getting fixed and served at your house this week?

Sluggy

5 comments:

  1. I am trying not to shop at all as we're heading for a weekend away and are going out to eat the next two nights. However, I've had a big box of pears and some fresh home-grown apples to deal with so today I am baking a pie and making pear/apple sauce! Teddy is getting a lot of pear-based veggie slop over the next few weeks. The next batch will be pears and peas. She has discerning tastes....

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  2. Part of my problem is my food does not proper names. What is all this Caprese s@$t? Can I have a London broil in Alabama? Is it still "LONDON"? I just need to fancy up my food with a name. Then, assign it a day. That way I won't feel so lacking in the food department.

    Chicken, onions, carrots, green beans, onions, grapes, apples, bananas, cheese sauce, salad greens, eggs, bacon, tuna/

    A chain grocery store is going out of business in this town. So, there could be other things on the menu because of fantastic sales. Today, I got things already marked 20% off store wide. At the register, another 25% was taken off the total bill, then another 5% was subtracted because it is Wednesday, and I am a senior. One item was already marked 50% off, and still received the 20% and 5% off.

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  3. Those syringes and "dinner" don't go well together!

    This week I'm just gonna have Chinese because, well, I am lazy. Heh. Just one $12.50 order will last me for 4 days, so I am good. Heavens know I've already spent over $40 at my parents' place for food! Next week, I'll be having chicken thighs with veggies(?). That's the plan, anyhow.

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  4. Oh good, it's Wednesday & I still haven't figured out a menu yet! Crap. Okay, here's what I'm thinking

    I made spaghetti sauce (Trader Joes provided the base of the sauce, since I had to leave behind all of my homemade/frozen stuff) with sautéed peppers + some dry salami leftover from a cheese tray. It was actually super yummy. Sounds weird.

    Today will be grilled chicken, asparagus, & some sort of a carb. Homemade bread? I guess I should get on that.

    Tomorrow - leftover pasta + sauce

    Friday - leftovers. I'm going out with a friends. ;-)

    Saturday - Hoping to make homemade pizza.

    Sunday - May do tacos or homemade burgers.

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  5. Those syringes just threw me off. LOL!

    I would put the hurt on someone if a cantalope went bad at my house.

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