Monday, March 3, 2014

This Week on the Dining Table

The "When Is Asparagus Too Much Asparagus?!" Edition.......
We went to the restaurant supply store on Saturday.  They had asparagus for $1.49 lb. so I loaded up with 4 lbs.  Don't worry NONE of this will go to waste in my house as I am an asparagus addict!
The Sunday paper had an ad that the asparagus there was now .99¢ lb.
Figures, right? lolz
And here is what was planned last week---
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
And here is what actually happened---
Sunday--Leftovers(I had a big plate of Asparagus.)
Monday--Chicken Risotto, Asparagus
Tuesday--Leftovers(I had Rigatoni and Asparagus.)
Wednesday--Roast Turkey, Asparagus, Au Gratin Taters
Thursday--Leftovers of Fend for Yourself(I had a homemade burger and a large salad.)
Friday--#2 Son for free b-day burger Out(I had a chicken sammie.)
Saturday--Official B-day dinner Out(Thai food, mine had chicken in it.)

I finally made the Risotto....boy my arm is sore from all that
Only made 2 meals last week.  We never got to Bob Evans to use that last dinner Q but we still managed to eat out 2 nights.
I spent a total of $42.59 on groceries last week, including the .01¢ I spent at Rite-Aid.  
I spent $4.09 on head of lettuce($1.49) and a bottle of dressing($2.59) at the local independent grocer-I found a bottle of that same dressing in the stockpile later. ugh
I spent $38.49 at Weis(PMITA)Markets on.....a 4+lb. turkey breast, 2 lbs. asparagus, 1/2 gal. milk, 2 jars of Duke mayo(rock bottom price $2.50), cauliflower($2.50), 2 pints grape tomatoes, 2 bags of salad(50% off), 1 pkg. ham lunchmeat(.89¢ after $3 instant discount sticker), 3 lb. ground beef(marked down to $2.99lb.), 1lb. organic stew beef($2.35 after $3 instant discount sticker).
Food spending for February totaled $398.42 when all was tallied up last month.
We had food waste last week....a handful of grape tomatoes I didn't eat in time.
Going into the new week here are the leftovers we have.....everything is gone except for some slices off that turkey breast, which will keep in lunch sandwiches for a few days, and a pint of grape tomatoes, the organic stew beef(in the freezer)and the cauliflower(and the mayo is in the stockpile).
Here is this week's meal plan----

Sunday--Beef Roast, Yellow Squash Casserole
Monday--Broiled Teriyaki Salmon(freezer), Asparagus, Roasted Potatoes with Onions
Tuesday--Slices off Leftover Roast, Roasted Cauliflower and Carrots
Wednesday--Lasagna(from freezer), Brussel Sprouts
Thursday--Either Roast Beef Hash or French Dip Sammies from leftover Roast, and leftover Veg
Friday--Breakfast for dinner
Saturday--Chicken & Pot Pie Noodles

That makes 4 new meals and 3 leftover, from the freezer or planned over meals.

What I need to purchase for this menu?.......squash, asparagus, beef roast, eggs, rolls, carrots, onions(I am out of the 50lb. bag I got in September at the farm stand).   Most of this I picked up on Saturday(first day of new grocery spending month), so only thing left to buy is rolls.  I might attempt baking my own rolls and not go to the grocery store this week. at. all.
Nothing much in the sales ads I want or need but I do like going on Wednesday to check out the marked downs in produce and meats so I am torn.  What would you do?

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



  1. Sluggy, do you ever make your own salad dressing or is what you bought a special type that you needed?

    menus this week:
    Sun-beef stew with herbed dumplings
    Mon-horseradish encrusted Pollock, brown rice, steamed (fzn) zuke and summer squash
    Tues: sliced ham (freezer), scallopped potatoes (mix), beets
    Th-black bean burgers, steamed kale (fzn) and carrots, tater tots
    Sat-16 bean soup with meaty ham bone, saltines
    Carol in CT

    1. This is one I like and I haven't figured out how to replicate it yet. I do make some of our dressings(fruit/oil/vinegar ones)but I buy bottled the mayo based ranch that #2 Son eats.

  2. I have a meal plan but I'm just not in the mood to care about food or cooking. I think this miserable weather is making me depressed or seeing one of by dear friends this weekend and she was super thin. I may sit on her just to teach her a lesson. I need to diet. I swear I'm on a diet everyday until I get hungry.

  3. I have found a bagged salad mix that will be used for four meals. The leftover turkey will go on it one day, canned tuna another. I have sweet potatoes, red cabbage, and carrots. I am considering thawing either ground round or some steaks. The reduced steaks will go in the crockpot with carrots, potato, onions like a roast. Since I have been losing weight, I sort of don't want to cook. That would work out if I didn't want to eat still.


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