Monday, June 22, 2015

This Week on the Dining Table

It's the "So Many Beers, So Little Time" Edition-- 

As for forecast for Father's Day was iffy we headed to Berwick on Saturday to celebrate Hubs early at our favorite craft brewery nearby.
I actually sat on a bar stool this time and I didn't fall off!   Not because I was drunk but because I am

Onward to the meal planning!
Here's what was planned last week.......
1. Sunday--Steak(bought last week), Green Beans, Grilled Pineapple
2. Monday--Hot Dogs(freezer) on rolls, Beans
3. Tuesday--Leftovers
4. Wednesday--Leftovers or Pizza or Pork Chops(freezer) or ?
5. Thursday--Flounder(freezer), Cole Slaw, Veg TBD
6. Friday--Smoked Brisket(freezer) on rolls, Cole Slaw, Green Beans or l/o Baked Beans
7. Saturday--Chicken Enchiladas
And this is what actually happened--

1. Sunday--Steak(bought last week), Green Beans, Grilled Pineapple
2. Monday--Hot Dogs(freezer) on rolls, Beans
3. Tuesday--Leftovers
4. Wednesday--Flounder(freezer), Cole Slaw, California Medley saute
5. Thursday--Leftover(Hubs had Taco Salad, I had the Fish, Cole Slaw, Green Beans
6. Friday--Smoked Brisket(freezer) on rolls, Cole Slaw(leftover)
7. Saturday--Pizza out

Everything as planned except an extra night of leftovers and no chicken enchiladas(as CB and his buddy ate them all).  We got a pizza while in Berwick on Saturday so it all worked out aok.

As for my grocery spending last week.....a few more trips than planned but it's all good.
I spent $56.78 on $117.11 of reg. retail food-4 shops between Ollie's, Weis and 2 transactions at the Shursave grocer.

Then on Saturday we hit Grocery Outlet while in Berwick and I hit Weis when we got home(meat discount stickers galore!!!).  Those trips will go on this week's spending since I had already tallied up last week's spending on Friday.

The food spending is up to $423.74 for June and we have 8 days to go still.  I may actually see $600 for food this month.   That hasn't happened in ages around here.

Leftovers going into this week--2 sausage sammies patties, a couple of spoons of chili, a container of enchilada sauce and maybe some lasagna if CB didn't attack it in one of his late night eating sessions.
Here is this week's food plan--

1. Sunday--Chinese take-out(what Hubs wanted for Father's Day)
2. Monday--Leftover Chinese take-out
3. Tuesday--Beef Stroganoff, Rice, Tossed Salad
4. Wednesday--Cauliflower soup, BBQ Chicken legs, Potato Salad
5. Thursday--Chicken Chiles Casserole
6. Friday--Beef Enchiladas, Corn
7. Saturday--Leftovers

I got a deal on mushrooms last week so I'll dig out beef from the freezer and make stroganoff.  I had an old head of cauliflower CB didn't eat when we were on our trip so I trimmed off the bad on it and made a pot of soup on Sunday we can use as "filler" during the week.  That package of chicken leg quarters I got on discount for .50¢ lb. was rubbed and smoked on Friday and waiting to be heated up and sauced this week for a meal.  The leftover enchilada sauce will be put on beef enchiladas(made from hamburgers minced up from that box of Steak-Um burgers in the freezer I got a deal on at the end of April-if the sausage patties are still hanging around they will get minced up into the enchilada filling as well).  The only cooking left to do this week is stroganoff and those 2 Tex-Mex dishes.

What I need to buy for this menu?.....not a thing.

This should be a small shopping week.  At Weis(PMITA)Markets, along with a deal on Wishbone salad dressings($1 OOP a bottle for the large ones), a Kraft  Deal($5.50 OOP for 2 cheeses, 2 sour creams)and Lay's chips-a buy ahead for July 4th cook-out-($3.29 for 2 bags after deal + coupon), plus I'll also scope out the .88¢ deals for napkins/facial tissues.

The Shursave grocer has Doritos BOGO(for CB) so I'll hit them for that item.

As always I'll have my eye out for instant mark-down meats and fresh produce.
I've got $100 left in my wallet for the rest of the month but I'm going to try to stay well under that.

With all the grocery shopping that happened in June and my upcoming eye surgery and then the trip to NC with eldest son and the ensuing packing and moving him we are doing in July I won't have a lot of time or energy to food shop next month.  We will go into July having spent a ton on food and I am hoping we can get through most of it without laying out much cash then for groceries.  July will be the "eating it all down" month here.
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. Anna and Scott are coming in at the end of the month so I need to stock up on beer. That wont be cheap.
    DJ also needs doritos, they seem to be on the same diet. I'm hitting about $500 a month on groceries. That will change when we throw the 4th party. That one is a killer.

  2. My whole life has been derailed by the fact I am allergic to beef. I rarely eat beef, but I am missing it for the rest of my life right now. Naturally, I want spaghetti with ground beef in it, meatloaf and hamburgers! Yes, I know that is sort of melodramatic, but I want to make a meatloaf with the free ground sirloin.

    I have a chicken cooked. I am going to lunch tomorrow and out for dinner on Wednesday night. Tonight, I am having scrambled eggs for dinner.

    If I am allergic to eggs or milk, just kill me now!

    Sprouts and Aldis have lots of fruit and vegetables on sale so I can pric-match at WM.

  3. You know.... I just copy your menus... Well, I'll leave out the mushrooms that certain people don't like, but for the most part, your menus are very doable in my house!
    Is this plagiarism?


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