Monday, May 18, 2015

This Week on the Dining Table

It's the "Traveling Circus" Edition--

Here's a shot of my dinner last night.....that plus a small side salad.  I tell you it was an effort just to eat this last night after the day I had!
Oy......more details about that in the fullness of time.

Anyway, onward to the meal planning!
Here's what was planned last week.......

1.  Chinese Take-out(Mother's Day and I don't cook!)
2.  Salmon, Squash casserole
3.  Leftover Chinese take-out
4.  Rotisserie Chicken, Roasted Cauliflower
5.  Fend for Yourself/Wing Night
6.  Tacos or Taco Salad
7.  Subway sammies
And this is what actually happened--

1.  Chinese Take-out(Mother's Day and I don't cook!)
2.  Salmon, Squash casserole
3.  Leftover Chinese take-out
4.  Rotisserie Chicken, Roasted Cauliflower and Potatoes
5.  Fend for Yourself/Wing Night(I had a salad & a steak.)
6.  Chicken Parm, Salad
7.  Subway sammies

Everything went as planned.

Last week I made 6 trips to 2 different food stores and spent *sit down first!* $271.36 OOP on $476.49 worth of reg. retail groceries and toiletries.
So much for my "I plan on spending about $60 this week on loss leaders."!  Yah, the loss leaders were too good to pass up this week so we ran up the spending to the tune of $271.36.

Yes last week was bad was getting a lot of good deals, stocking up on things College Boy will eat(that I don't usually buy now) and I TOLD YA it would be a bad month for the food budget before we started May.
The good things are-groceries won't be bought the next 2 weeks and I earned $20 in Store Scrip this month for buying things like charcoal and trash bags that we did need anyway.
Ok, enough of my justifications.....

I had 0 transactions at Rite-Aid last week and spent $0.00

$504.10(plus $11.67 at R-A) spent of my $? May food budget.  I think I am done buying food/toiletries for May now(except if College Boy picks up milk or something but I can't think of a thing we don't have other than milk now.
We should be good until June rolls around.
I did leave him basic foodstuffs and pizza money so it's all good. 8-)

We have cleaned out the leftovers other than things CB will eat(which isn't much in the leftovers dept.) so I don't plan on coming home to any food waste. *crossing fingers*

There is no plan for the next 2 weeks but I'll share yummy stuff we eat while away instead.
Now doesn't that sound like fun? lolz
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. Baked chicken and mashed taters yesterday.
    Bacon sammy tonight. YUMMY!
    Who knows tomorrow.
    Wednesday is probably Arby's.
    I will be scouring the freezer for Thursday and Friday.

    Peace <3

  2. don't have a plan so I guess I am eating at your house!!!

  3. When you have boys at home your food spending always goes up.

  4. Agh! I have been so ill, who knows what I planned to eat or what I ate. I have not done more than a cursory once over of the ads. I know I am making spaghetti tomorrow, enough to last both of us for a few days. I don't know how allergies to one plant can make me so ill.

  5. Have a great road trip. Since you are going to be in La. you should be able to find outrageously delicious food! Envy you!

  6. Ugh, I never plan ahead when it comes to meals & I need to get better about that. Track season is OVER as of last night so that will help .... hard to make dinner when I'm traveling all over the county to watch my son's meets .... & I'm sure you can guess what ends up happening. He gets done late .... we stop for fast food. Not good for the wallet NOR the waistline!

  7. I'm no good at meal planning, just make up my mind each day based on whats available in fridge and pantry.

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