Monday, January 26, 2015

This Week on the Dining Table

The "Lots of Snow Here & More Coming" Edition........


Here's what we got overnight.....about 1 inch.  That's on top of the 5 inches we got overnight Friday/Saturday.
These Nor' Easters are tricky where we live.  They can track more west and we get dumped on too like the coast.  This one is suppose to stay east so we won't be looking at a potential of 3 feet here.  Maybe another 6 inches.
Another storm is due in Thursday from the North but shouldn't give us but a few more inches.
Ah, the joys of January in NEPA! lolz

Here's what was planned last week.....................

1.  Leftover Lasagna
2.  Garlic Ginger Shrimp Stir-fry
3.  Bean and Ham Soup(If too salty for me I'll eat Broc/Caul. Soup.)
4.  Chicken Parmesan, Salad
5.  Broiled Salmon, Coleslaw, Veggie
6.  Leftovers
7. Birthday Meal out(probably steak)
And this is what actually happened--

1.  Leftover Lasagna, Steamed Broccoli
2.  Chicken Parmesan, Salad
3.  Birthday Meal out-Steak, Salad, Green Beans
4.  Leftover Broccoli-Cauliflower Soup
5.  Breaded Fish, Coleslaw, Steamed Sugar Snap Peas
6.  Brisket on Rolls, Coleslaw
7.  Leftover Lasagna, Salad

Substituted Breaded Fillets for Salmon and didn't make the Shrimp or Bean Soup yet.  Still eating on that Lasagna too. burp 

Last week I made 3 trips(Hubs made another one too)to 2 different grocery stores here and spent $92.79 on $197.12 reg. retail worth of food.

My spending so far for January on food is $258.08 for $545.00 worth of food.(Not counting Rite-Aid.)
I went $7+ over on my self-imposed $250 budget for January and there are 5 days left in the month.

Let's see if I can keep from setting foot into a grocery store until Feb. 1st(Sunday) and dig through the pantry/freezer to come up with meals for this week.  I might break down and go Saturday as there are about $10 worth of deals I want.

Leftovers going into this week are barbecue, coleslaw and breaded fish.

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

1.  Leftovers(I had soup, hubs had hot dogs)
2.  Risotto with Chicken & Mushrooms  
3.  Leftover BBQ, Coleslaw
4.  Chicken & Dumplings, Carrots
5.  Bean and Ham Soup, Brussells Sprouts
6.  Tuna Noodle Casserole, Veggie
7.  Leftovers

I bought a cheap small whole chicken last week(instant discount sticker)so I've got it in the crockpot today cooking away.  Will use half for Risotto tonight and the other half of the meat and stock from simmering the bones in Chicken 'n Dumplings later this week.  Tomorrow I'll make the Ham & Bean soup.
We still have 2 helpings of Lasagna leftover even after having it for dinner and lunch last week.  That will probably go into the freezer this week.
I can do this plan without buying anything this week.

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. I have not looked at the Sunday or last Wednesday ads. However, I m still eating off chicken breasts. I am going to make spaghetti or a taco casserole with two lbs of ground beef that had so little fat that I had to add oil to brown and crumble it.

  2. I'm very glad to not being living in the northeast today. It's in the 60s here and sunny. Colder than I'd like it to be but way better than dealing with a giant blizzard. Oh yeah.

  3. Our Friday/Saturday snow was pretty but it all but completely melted off by Saturday afternoon. (Maryland speaking, here.) Then this morning there was a dusting on the ground, and now just an inch or two. Freezing rain or some other such nonsense is going on, though.

  4. Yeah snow sucks. We were lucky and only got just slightly more than a dusting but we are supposed to get a lot more. It is sitting at about 34 so it might be rain. Either way it will be a mess.
    The shrimp stir-fry sounds amazing! Now I'm hungry.
    Hey, don't forget to enter my drawing. I don't have a lot of entries so you have a good chance.

  5. I can't remember the last time I bought proper groceries, so there's that... saves a whole lot of money to be lost elsewhere, though! Snow looks beautiful, I don't care what everyone says. Stay warm and cozy.

  6. I wish we had snow! An inch would close Houston. LOL!


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