Monday, November 30, 2015

This Week on the Dining Table

It's the "Another Thanksgiving Meal has Come and Gone" Edition--

Everything came out fine this year and was enjoyed by all.  I do think cooking only one turkey breast would have been enough however as College Boy only had 1 plate of food this year for some reason.
That's very unlike him....

So a big hunk of turkey roulade is going into the freezer this week for eating sometime in December, along with all the carcass meat I pulled off and a container of turkey stock so I can make turkey soup too when it's needed.
There are still stuffing, rutabaga, green beans and mashed potatoes and gravy to serve/eat this coming week though.

Onward to the meal planning!

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

1. Sunday--Leftover Meatloaf, G Beans, B Sprouts, Potatoes
2. Monday--Leftovers(chicken soup/beef stew) or Breakfast for Dinner
3. Tuesday--Eating Out
4. Wednesday--Chili(from Freezer)or Leftover soup and/or stew or ?
5. Thursday--Turkey Dinner
6. Friday--Pecan Chicken, Corn Casserole
7. Saturday--Leftover Turkey Day meal

And this is what actually happened--

1. Sunday--Leftover Meatloaf, G Beans, B Sprouts, Potatoes
2. Monday--Leftovers(chicken soup/beef stew) or Breakfast for Dinner
3. Tuesday--Eating Out-Chinese Buffet
4. Wednesday--Pizza take-out(using gift certificate)
5. Thursday--Turkey Dinner
6. Friday--Stromboli/Wings take-out(using gift certificate)
7. Saturday--Leftover Turkey Day meal

Inside of having to defrost Chili when we got home from getting College Boy on Wednesday and then start the cooking marathon for Turkey Day we used a pizza place gift certificate for dinner.  I also didn't make the Pecan Chicken on Friday and we used another gift certificate for Stromboli and Wings I had.  The less cooking I needed to do last week the better. lolz
We did accomplish finishing ALL the leftovers in the fridges before Thursday saw a ton more!

As for my grocery spending last week......a trip to Maine Source for cheap produce and mozzarella, 2 small trips to the local shursave market for loss leaders and .05¢ spend at Rite-Aid on the Black Friday deals for a total this week of $52.08 OOP.   Month to date is $295.96 spent for November.  I have $4.09 leftover in the food budget and I am done shopping for the month.  $28.42 of that spending was for a food bank donation.

Leftovers going into this week....where to begin!?!lolz......all the Turkey day side foods(plus pie)and Stromboli(they were HUGE!!!)

Here is this week's "food plan"--

1. Sunday--Leftovers-whatever you want
2. Monday--Butternut Squash Soup(something light), Garlic Bread
3. Tuesday--Pecan Chicken, Leftover Sides
4. Wednesday--Leftovers
5. Thursday--Beef Stroganoff, Rice, Leftover Sides
6. Friday--Chicken Parm, Spaghetti(for Hubs), Salad and/or Leftover Sides
7. Saturday--Leftovers

This week will see 4 new meals cooked and many MANY leftovers consumed.

What I need to buy for this menu?.........not a thing. Stocked to the gills on food here.  ;-)
I will be getting a few loss leaders(half n' half, napkins, canned tomatoes and whatever pops up on Thursday in the Weis ad)this week though, once December's food budget gets withdrawn on Tuesday.

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 last week?

Any great deals on food at your stores this week?



  1. I did not cook for ThAnksgiving, so no leftovers here. We went to my Brother in laws for Thanksgiving dinner. Plenty of food at our house though, we had BBQ yesterday. Have enough left for dinner though too.

  2. I packed the last of the leftovers into the freezer last night. Sick, sick, sick of turkey.

  3. Not sure how I landed here but it's a sure sign I need to work on my food budget. I think I'll scan through for a bit looking for tips.

  4. No leftovers here since I was visiting my little sis in Myrtle Beach. They don't eat leftovers although I managed one turkey sandwich. I made a big pot of Limas yesterday and that is on the menu for a couple of days. I hope to actually be a few pounds lighter when 1/1/16 rolls around. I have a turkey breast and whole turkey in the freezer if I crave any this month- our tradition is prime rib for Christmas. Funny because my little sis texted me for my crust recipe and she made her first pie from scratch yesterday- another pumpkin. We had blueberry, pumpkin and coconut cream Thanksgiving but pretty much demolished those.

  5. I have two small acorn squash and two avocados that need cooking up this week, otherwise, starting almost from scratch. I's like to try something creative with the squash, but will probably just end up eating it scooped out as a side with a smidge of cinnamon and brown sugar. Maybe quesadillas or grilled cheese with avocado.

  6. Denise I tried something new this year with leftovers. Heated up my george foreman grill sprayed it with pam. Took a scoop of stuffing and grilled it for a minute. Topped with mashed potatoes turkey and gravy. Carb delight!


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