Monday, June 29, 2015

This Week on the Dining Table

It's the "My son is going to kill Me for posting this Photo" Edition-- 

Since I have no photos from this past weekend to share, here is one of my eldest son right after his wisdom teeth removal surgery last Friday.  His girlfriend sent this to me with the caption, "He has a mouth full of gauze and woke up after surgery talking up a storm but I can't understand anything he is saying!" lol
I guess he enjoyed the "happy drugs".....

Onward to the meal planning!
Here's what was planned last week.......
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
And this is what actually happened--

1. Sunday--Chinese take-out(what Hubs wanted for Father's Day)
2. Monday--Leftover Chinese take-out
3. Tuesday--Subway sandwiches
4. Wednesday--Beef Stroganoff, Rice
5. Thursday--BBQ Chicken legs, Potato Salad, Cabbage Sauted
6. Friday--chicken and Green Chiles Casserole, California Medley Veggies
7. Saturday--Leftovers

Everything as planned except no Enchiladas and Subway sammiches instead.  The Cauliflower soup WAS made but not served at dinner as it's been a lunch "go-to" last week for me and CB.

As for my grocery spending last week.....I blew the budget out of the water!!
I spent 209.54$ on $529.11 of reg. retail food(counting the check I wrote for a trip to Surplus Outlet last weekend that gets included on this week's tally and 8 trips to Weis(PMITA)Markets to boot.

The food spending is up to $602.03 for June and we have 2 days to go but I am finished spending money on food/toiletries for the month. 
Heck, I had better be finished!! lolz

Leftovers going into this week--beef stroganoff and rice, enchilada sauce, potato salad, chicken chiles casserole, medley veggies and cauliflower soup.  The leftover chicken legs will be thrown into the freezer and saved for the July 4th festivities.
Here is this week's food plan--

1. Sunday--Beef Enchiladas(leftover sauce), Corn Casserole
2. Monday--Salmon, Potato Salad(leftover), Cauliflower(freezer)
3. Tuesday--Burgers and/or Dogs on Rolls, Zucchini, homemade Pickles
4. Wednesday--Leftovers
5. Thursday--FFY(Fend For Yourself) or BFD(Breakfast for Dinner)
6. Friday--Leftovers
7. Saturday--July 4th Cook-out(the usual

What I need to buy for this menu?.....Rolls/Buns for the cook-out, maybe some chips, corn and fresh fruit too.  I've got the rest of the week's meals covered.

I used a mix of some of these frozen Steak-Umm hamburger patties and a lb. of seasoned ground pork for the Enchilada filling and made 2 large pans(12 pieces)on Sunday.  There are 9 pieces left so the Hubs and College Boy will most likely eat off this off and on this week for leftovers.  I don't care for them so I'll just figure something out for myself each night---a BLT, a big salad with nuts, tuna sammich, a big bowl of veggies, stuff like that.

The grocery ads aren't too interesting this week here, except for the usual July 4th picnic stuff like soda, hamburger, rolls, hot dogs, bakery cakes/etc., and corn on the cob.  Nothing really to stock-up on this week.  I'll run out later in the week(Wednesday)after the July food budget kicks in.
The only thing I am in dire need of is onions and I plan on getting a BIG bag(20ish lbs.)at the restaurant supply store this week to put into my ersatz root cellar.
With the $ spent on lots of onions and the picnic stuff I hope to keep this week under $50.
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'm so glad that your oldest is doing well and enjoying the drugs. I feel the least they should do for you is get you high as hell when inflicting that much pain on you. The person getting the bill should get a buzz too.
    I blame the children for all the food money. Holy hell and hot dogs! We are going to be homeless with the way that I am spending. It is really getting a bit upsetting but I keep telling myself that we will get it under control in say, mid-August when we lovingly ditch the boy. I'll make up for it then.

    1. Oldest is footing the bill for this one. He has a good job and his own health insurance so I feel no pain in the wallet over this one. lolz

      And I am ready to ditch CB here too. I have cut off CB's junk food pipeline as of July......oh the pain has yet to start for him!

  2. My daughter and I both had our wisdom teeth out on the same day and nothing weird happened (that I know of) afterwards, thank goodness. No babbling or crying. As for meal planning...I suck at it. I have no plan. I don't even know what I'm making for dinner tonight. Pitiful innit?

    1. Well the fact that you don't even like to cook just makes it more painful, don'tit?

  3. Payback for you having to pick up after him :)

    1. I just wish he wanted kids.....then I'd be assured of enough payback. lolz

  4. Yep he's going to kill you... :)
    I'm eating a lot of lettuce these days as I'm racing my sister to 20 pounds. So far, I've been backsliding and need to beat her.

    1. Just remember that afterwards you'll be racing back up that scale if you take it off too fast. ;-)

  5. Yeah his only option now is your death. It is too hot to cook here.

  6. you need to run and hide!!! He'll forgive you.........eventually!

  7. Love the pic! Hubby is quite hilarious when coming out of anesthesia.

    No meal plan here, but I am happy that Hubby has been cooking at home instead of bringing home dinner from somewhere. We got a little carried away last month and now I feel really poor,.


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