Monday, December 22, 2014

This Week on the Dining Table

The "Eating While Traveling" Edition......

Onward to the meal planning!

What was planned last week--

1.  Pork Chops, Braised Cabbage, Mashed Potatoes(for Hubs and son)
2.  Tacos
3.  Meatball Subs, Veggie TBD
4.  Leftovers or Hamburgers
5.  Chinese Chicken(using my .84¢ chicken) w/Ginger Stir-Fry
6.  Leftovers
7.  Leftovers or Fend for Yourself Night
And this is what actually happened--

1.  Pork Chops, Braised Cabbage, Mashed Potatoes(for Hubs and son)
2.  Tacos
3.  Leftovers
4.  Leftovers or Hamburgers
5.  Meatball Subs, leftover cabbage and collards
6.  Leftovers
7.  Leftovers or Fend for Yourself Night

The chicken didn't happen(too many leftovers to use up)so it got shoved into the freezer for later.
Last week I made 4 trips to 2 different markets and spent $55.39 on $135.24 worth of groceries.  I cherry picked the good deals at Weis last week--cereal, peanut butter, boxed stock and canned tomatoes mostly.

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

1.  Dinner Out
2.  Dinner Out
3.  Dinner Out
4.  Chinese Out(Xmas Eve tradition)
5.  Rib Roast with Roasted Veggies, Homemade Rolls, Pumpkin Ravioli w/Sage Butter Sauce
6.  No Clue
7.  Mushroom Risotto, Tossed Salad Greens
What I need to buy for this menu.........the roast and some veggies for Christmas dinner and mushrooms for the risotto.

I am up to $287.61 in food spending for December with 9 more days left in the month.
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?



  1. Christmas Eve-turkey breast from crockpot, dressing from a box, corn I froze, green beans from can, either mashed potatoes or sweet potatoes (maybe both), homemade gravy. While I have water, I have no hot water, making washing dishes complicated. NO, plumber admitted he broke it and no one from the company will come back.

  2. I managed to save almost $40 on store specials and discounted foods on my monthly trip to Krogers. I couldn't discipline myself to make 4 trips to 2 stores a week! But I am having a small steak one night, ham (glazed with brown sugar and pineapple), baked potato, broccoli with cheese sauce, and rolls for Christmas dinner - with an apple cake with caramel frosting for dessert! I also got a small pork tenderloin on sale for one night, and shrimp for steaming for another. I will be making lasagne one night, too. Lots of leftovers!

    Peace <3

  3. No menu planning here. LOL! We are fly by the seat of our pants eaters this week.


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