Monday, February 23, 2015

Last Week on the Dining Table



The "I Am SOOOOO Over This" Edition ........



We got another 5 inches over the last 24 hours.  This isn't boding well for March. bleh.
 
Here's what was planned last week.......

1.  Beef Taco Salad
2.  Salmon, grilled asparagus, yellow squash casserole
3.  Ham & Bean Soup/Asparagus Leek Soup, Bread
4.  Pumpkin Ravioli w/Sauce, Salad(use leftover Alfredo sauce)
5.  Leftovers(Chicken w/Zuke, rice)
6.  Leftovers(Chicken Fajitas or Beef tacos)
7.  Leftovers(Chicken Stir-fry)
 
And this is what actually happened--

1.  Beef Taco Salad
2.  Salmon, grilled asparagus, yellow squash casserole
3.  Ham & Bean Soup/Asparagus Leek Soup, Bread
4.  Pumpkin Ravioli w/Sauce, Salad(use leftover Alfredo sauce)
5.  Leftovers(Chicken w/Zuke, rice)
6.  Leftovers(Chicken Fajitas or Beef tacos)
7.  Leftovers(Chicken Stir-fry)

Everything went as planned for some reason I can't fathom why! lolz
Well except I didn't make the squash casserole so that moves to the coming week.


Last week I made 2 trips to grocery stores(but am holding back 1 trip's spending until March) and I spent  $7.74 OOP on $13.96 worth of reg. retail groceries.  I had 2 transactions at Rite-Aid(but am holding back on 1 done after I closed out the books on Feb.)and spend $.23 OOP on $14.87 worth of toiletries, so $7.97 total spending last week.


My spending for February on food/toiletries was posted on Sunday so go have a look if interested.


Leftovers going into this week are asparagus/leek soup and ham/bean soup.

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

1.  Beef Stroganoff, rice, veggie
2.  Salmon, Squash casserole
3.  Pasta with meat sauce, salad or soup
4.  Pork filet or Country Fried Steak(diners choice), Steak fries, leftover squash casserole
5.  Pizza, Salad
6.  Leftovers or Soup & fresh bread
7.  Ginger garlic duck & veggie stir-fry, rice

 
 
What I need to buy for this menu......not a thing.  The meat for the stroganoff is cubes of beef roast that we didn't eat for Christmas and has been sitting in the freezer.  The duck breasts are from that great deal at Wegman's a year ago December that are still lurking in the freezer too.
The ready made pizza is from the Snack +Ups Promo from Rite-Aid at the end of Jan. before the Super Bowl that we didn't eat yet.  It's taking up valuable real estate in the freezer so it's getting used NOW!
The salmon, pork filets and the ground beef for the pasta sauce I bought last week when it was super cheap with instant discount stickers on the packages.  I also bought the 2 bags of fresh stir-fry veggies last week on discount too that are being eaten with the duck breasts.
Unless there is an awesome deal I won't be shopping this week except too use the last of my $10 Catalinas I earned the week before last.

 
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?

Sluggy

10 comments:

  1. I have just been winging it recently with not feeling great. I try and make sure dh has a full meal but some nights I have only been having crackers. I am hoping by the end of the week my stomach will let me eat more. Meanwhile my clothes aren't as snug...LOL

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    1. One of the only benefits of being sick and not being able to eat. Hmmm, don't sure that trade-off is worth it.
      Feel better soon.

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  2. I really thought that when DJ left that the grocery bill would go way down but it hasn't. I figured that it would drop by at least, $25 a week. I can't get our bill under $100/week no matter what I try. So I finally gave up and I"m leaving it at $100. Next week I will have both Anna and DJ home so lets see how much I spend!

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    1. Ours dropped a bit because I was no longer having to cook separate stuff for the kids when they wouldn't eat what Hubs and I ate.

      I don't think I want to see your grocery bill next week with both of them home! lol

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    2. I'm thinking that it will be zucchini spaghetti all week. I'm not looking forward to the bill either. Or the cleaning. They have the tendency to leave everything laying around. Hmmm, I think that I have complained of that before.

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  3. Trying to plan and keep shopping low but my DH has a weird compulsion to go into grocery stores on his Thursday day off buying what he thinks are great deals. I end up with mismatched oddities. Have soup and chili for two meals but need to plan.

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    1. I hear ya on the DH.....when I leave town he buys really strange things to feed himself.....like canned potatoes.....canned, really? Don't fresh potatoes keep a long time anyway? lolz

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  4. Really my plan did not go at all. But we have plenty of food so I had better start planning. I have $9 in up rewards I must use but can't find anything. Have any suggestions?

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    1. if your store carries the smaller Jergens that runs $4 something use $3/2 IPQ & $2 AdPerk Q and if you have 20% off wellness discount level you pay $1.86 or so OOP and get back $5 +Up. Then Colgate toothpaste after $1/2 manuQ is $6, get $6 +Ups back.
      If you have $2/1 Tresemme ManQs after u get back $2 wyb2 that 'Poo is .50¢ a bottle.
      Chloraseptic is $3.99, there is a $1/1 IPQ and you get $3 +Ups back fore every one you buy.
      Those are the almost free/freebies I see this week after +Ups.

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  5. I have only bought milk and price-matched strawberries this week, I think. There has been nothing on sale that interest me. Exbf did not come up at my suggestion. Soooo, I have food in the refrigerator that I cooked. Yay for not having to cook when he comes. I have four pounds of ground beef that won't go in the freezer and is thawing in the refrigerator. I plan to cook it and stuff into freezer bags about 2/3 of it. Then, I can make spaghetti of the other third.

    From close observation for a few months, I think the best sales happen the first of the month in order for stores to take advantage of checks from ss coming in the first of the month.

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