Monday, February 24, 2014

This Week on the Dining Table

The "My Baby Turned 18 on Saturday" Edition.......

Here he is with his gifts--
And here is is with his gifts after I forced him to smile for a change......

And here is what was planned last week---
Monday--Dinner Out using gift card
Tuesday--Cheese Steaks w/peppers and onions
Wednesday--Rigatoni w/Meat Sauce, Mushroom Parmesan, Asparagus
Thursday--Fish, Sugar Snaps, Roasted Potatoes
Friday--Chicken Risotto, Salad or Leftover Asparagus
Saturday--Leftovers Again
And here is what actually happened---
Monday--Dinner Out using gift card
Tuesday--Cheese Steaks w/peppers and onions
Wednesday--Fish, Asparagus
Thursday--Rigatoni in Meat Sauce, Sugar Snap Peas
Friday--Pizza(I had Eggplant Parm)*Hubs got 2 med. pizzas free with a gift card.
Saturday--Leftover Eggplant Parm

Everything served as planned except the Risotto because I bought some Eggplant Parm on Friday which was on sale at the store.  The Risotto moves to this week.
I spent a total of.......$65.01 on groceries last week, including the $1 I spent at Rite-Aid.  Evidently I didn't try very hard to only spend the $9.28 left in my February food budget.
Food spending for February to this point is $355.83. 
We had food waste last week.....a bit of Chicken Fajita filling.
Going into the new week here are the leftovers we have.....Rigatoni and Meat Sauce, 1 helping of Fish, 2 slices of pizza.  Fresh produce left are 2 bundles of asparagus.  It was on special last week and I'll eat this every day for lunch until it's gone if nobody wants it for dinner again.  I "heart" asparagus....
I also have a frozen turkey breast(bought on special last week)in the fridge which will be cooked by midweek(after it thaws), giving me 1-2 dinners(it's a real small one), or 1 dinner and meat for lunch sandwiches.
Here is this week's meal plan----

Sunday--Leftovers(I had a big plate of Asparagus.)
Monday--Chicken Risotto, Asparagus
Tuesday--Birthday Dinner Out
Wednesday--Roast Turkey, Carrots, Potatoes of some sort
Thursday--Dinner Out(last of gift card & coupon)
Friday--Beef Roast and some sort of fresh veggie I buy this week

That makes 3 new meals, 2 meals out and 2 leftover or planned over meal.

What I need to purchase for this menu?.......Beef Roast, a fresh veg, Carrots.  Everything except Sun. and Mon. meals are subject to change this week.  The turkey will be cooked and served but other than that, this is all tentative.

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



  1. Last night was pork tenderloin, garlic egg noodles, steamed carrots, sauteed spinach
    Mon: horeseradish encrusted Pollock, corn, salad, Basmati rice
    Tues: home made baked beans, hot dogs (gotta fight for who gets one of the 3 rolls I pulled out of the freezer), coleslaw
    Wed-leftover night
    Thurs: cheese tortellini in homemade marinara, salad
    Sat: soup night, something with the homemade turkey broth or the homemade roast pork broth I have on hand. TBD

  2. Tell your "baby" that he's so HANDSOME when he smiles. Of course don't tell him a 57 year old lady blogger said so or he might get creeped out! Food at my house this week consists of homemade ratatouille, grilled tilapia and roasted cauliflower :) yum yum!

  3. Your 18 year old looks so handsome when he smiles.

    Your menu is making me hungry. Thank goodness Hubby is cooking right now.

  4. Jane, I was thinking "he will be horrified when he hears a 67 yr old woman says he is cute."

    I will have turkey and no bread. I have vegetables and fruit.

  5. Hahahaha. He does have a lovely smile! Whatever did you bribe him with?!

    I had leftover porkchops from last wee, the last portion, and put some b/s chicken thighs to defrost. I guess I'll have to get creative tomorrow... I did buy tomatoes too. I like where this is going.

  6. BAHAHAHA I have to make DJ smile too! Boys!

  7. alas, we don't have a planned menu like yours; yours sounds the more sensible approach.


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