Monday, May 19, 2014

This Week on the Dining Table

The  "Help! We are Buried in Bread Products!!!" Edition.......

#2 son has a job cleaning a local bakery, which means he is usually there at closing time.
And of course he comes homes with leftovers......many leftovers!
I will weigh 600 lbs. by the time he leaves for college in August.....EEK!

Here is what was planned last week--

Monday--leftover Taco(salad) and Fajitas
Tuesday--Chicken Fried Steak, Veggie, Mashed Potatoes and Gravy(I'll have leftover Pork Chop and Cabbage.)
Wednesday--Burgers on Pretzel Rolls(freezer-Hubs not home for dinner)
Thursday--Duck Breast(freezer), Risotto, Veggie(from freezer)
Friday--Sausage Sandwiches, Veggie(from freezer)
Saturday--Pasta w/Meatballs, Salad

And here is what got cooked last week---

Sunday--Hubs took me out for Chinese
Monday--leftover Taco(salad) and Fajitas
Tuesday--Chicken Fried Steak, Veggie, Mashed Potatoes and Gravy(I'll have leftover Pork Chop and Cabbage.)
Wednesday--Burgers on Pretzel Rolls(freezer-Hubs not home for dinner), Salad
Thursday--Chinese Take-out
Friday--Pasta w/Meatballs, Salad
Saturday--Fend for Yourself Night(I had a big Salad with Fruit and Nuts in it.)

Duck Breast and Sausage sandwiches didn't happen, moving to this week.  I cooked 2 boxes of pasta on Friday and saved half to make Mac and Cheese for Sunday's dinner for this week.
As for the food spending update.....I spent a total of $53.86 on $82.98 reg. retail on groceries last week at Weis(PMITA)Markets.  I have spent $162.94 on groceries in May so far.
Going into the new week, here are the leftovers we have.....1 chicken fried steak, gravy and veggies, pasta and meatballs.
I also have 2 bags of rolls from son's job to work into this menu, not to mention 1 bag of bagels, 2 loaves of round bread and a loaf of pumpernickel rye.....sigh.
I see many many sandwiches in our future....lolz
Here is this week's meal plan----

Sunday--Roast Chicken, Mac & Cheese, Carrots
Monday--Leftovers or Fend for Yourself
Tuesday--Duck Breast(freezer), Risotto, Veggie(from freezer)
Wednesday--something easy, French Honor Society Ceremony night, leftovers Mac & Cheese and a veggie?
Thursday--Sausage Sandwiches, Asparagus(bought last week)
Friday--Chicken Sandwiches or Burgers or Crabcake Sammies, Salad
Saturday--Something on bread? or Leftovers
What I need to purchase for this menu?.......Nothing as I have everything here.  I will pick up some watermelons this week as they are super cheap for the Memorial Day Weekend.

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



  1. I think you could just change it all to:
    M: Bread
    T: Bagels
    W: Donuts
    R: More Donuts
    F: Rolls
    Sa: Muffins
    Su: More Donuts!

    Peace <3

  2. Yes, you do appear to be swimming in bread products! Looks like a bag of Kaiser rolls-do you like fried egg bfst sandwiches? Also, any bread can be converted into croutons, crumbs, bread pudding etc.
    Dinner tonight was 2 pouches of Bumble Bee fzn garlicky shrimp over rice, side of broccoli crowns. Add a stomach pill, too as this will definitely trigger my GERD! Delicious, just doesn't agree with me! Both the shrimp dinners and broccoli were sale plus cpn deals so we ate like royalty on a pauper's budget tonight.
    Tomorrow: taco night
    Wed: l/o
    Th Kale-apple chicken sausage quiche
    Sat: soup or sandwich night

  3. Every meal should be bread and donuts. Easy Peasy.

  4. If I had that much bread in the house, EVERY MEAL would be toasted bagels and peanut butter

  5. You aren't writing as much as before. Is it because you are out and about in your new car or slipping into a depression over the costs? Or is it having your son home with you all day is making you drink?

  6. can't you freeze some for later?

  7. I want doughnuts for dinner!

    We are eating from the freezer as much as possible so we will have less to move next month. Moving frozen food is a bit of a pain even though we are moving in the same complex. I have to take the food to a friend's freezer while we get the freezer moved. The less food I have to schlep over there the better. LOL!


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