Monday, September 8, 2014

This Week on the Dining Table

The "We Drove to Berwick on Sunday" Edition--

Same companion, different

We had lunch at the Greek place we like(using up a $15 gift certificate I had)and then had some brewskis at the brewpub down the road.  No new pictures to share because I brought my old camera by mistake(it has been behaving lately but on Sunday it was back to it's old broken self), so I'm re-sharing the photos I took in June when we went.

What was planned last week--

1.  Zucchini Casserole
2.  Hamburgers(from freezer)and Tomato and Feta Salad
3.  Cream of Potato Soup w/Chicken and Carrots(made from leftover roast chicken/veg)
4.  Leftover Pot Roast Sammies w/Carrots
5.  Brats on rolls, leftover zuke casserole
6.  Spinach Salad(will make pasta and sauce also for Hubs, not for me)
7.  Take-out
And this is what actually happened--
1.  Zucchini Casserole
2.  Hamburgers(from freeze), Baked Beans
3.  Cream of Potato Soup w/Chicken and Carrots(made from leftover roast chicken/veg)
4.  Leftover Pot Roast Sammies w/Carrots
5.  Salmon grilled, leftover Zuke Casserole
6.  Spinach Salad(no pasta for Hubs too, he was fine with just the salad)
7.  Take-out
Everything but the Brats happened and we had salmon that night instead.  Brats moving to this week.
Last week I made 2 trips to the grocery stores on my grocery shopping day.
I spent $45.86 on food last week.  It's a bit less than I actually spent because the cashier forgot to take the 50% sticker/price off my collards so I got that free.  Hey, $3 is $3.....

 Going into this week, in leftovers we have.........1 helping of each the zuke casserole, the potato/chicken soup and the baked beans.  There is a bit of fresh spinach leftover as well.

Here is the plan for this week.........

1.  BLT sammies, side spinach salad
2.  Ravioli(freezer), tossed salad
3.  Brats(freezer) on rolls, leftover baked beans, collard greens
4.  Duck breast(freezer) Risotto, sauted Veggies of some kind(depending on what's fresh at the market)
5.  Leftover Chinese take-out from last Saturday
6.  Grilled pork chop(freezer), leftover Collards, fried apples
7.  Leftovers or No Clue Yet(something in the freezer)

Food Waste--nothing went bad last week.

What I need to buy this week......some fresh produce, bread and milk. 

We stopped at Giant because we were over by one in Berwick and stocked up on canned chili, G2 and a couple more things totaling $26.87. And we went and joined Sam's Club on Saturday and dropped another $54.74 on flounder, pecans, peroxide, lunchmeat, muffins, good hot dogs and 10# sugar(for making my pepper relish). Yes, we got out of there without spending $100.....everyone tells me $100 is your baseline spending anytime you walk through those doors. lolz

Since we've already spent $81.61 this past weekend I'll try to keep it to a minimum of food spending for the rest of the week.
I'm already up to $127.47 spent for September and we are only 8 days in.
What is getting fixed and served at your house this week?
Was last week's plan successful, did you go off plan or did you not even plan what was going to be eaten that week?

Any great deals on food at your stores this week?
How much did you spend on food so far in September?



  1. I don't know, I don't know, I don't know. Can you tell I'm not into food planning lol? When I feel hungry I open the fridge and see what's there that needs to be used up. I did thaw salmon out though so that's for supper tonight. Wow - I planned a meal!! Sorta...

  2. I could not find the ground beef in the freezer last week! But, Saturday I opened the freezer and it almost bit me. So, I will thaw it for the rest of the week. I already know I am going out to eat on Wed at church and on Thursday. I really want some zucchini casserole. You made me want zucchini casserole.

    How much are pecans up there? Whole? halves? Pieces? Just curious because I think my pecan people charge too much.

    Blueberries were $1.29/pt which I price-matched at WM where they were $3.98/pt.


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