Monday, February 29, 2016

This Week on the Dining Table

It's the "Who Took My Bathroom?!?" Edition--

The crew showed up on Thursday and within 3 hours my bathroom was gone.
Wow, that didn't take long.
Of course, putting the new bathroom in will take a tad longer but they should be finished by Friday if the weather cooperates(and of course it's raining now and NOT cooperating).
The shot is of the underside of the roof as even the ceiling of the bathroom had to go.  It got mighty cold in there once they took the ceiling down.

Onward to the meal planning!

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

1. Sunday--Thai Peanut Chicken, Rice, Broccoli
2. Monday--Meatloaf, Brussels Sprouts, maybe dreadful Mac&Cheese fixed up
3. Tuesday--Cheese Lasagna, Tossed Salad
4. Wednesday--Kielbasa on rolls, Saute Cabbage
5. Thursday--Fish, Potato Salad, Veggie TBD
6. Friday--Leftovers(Meatloaf)
7. Saturday--Leftovers(Lasagna)

And this is what actually happened--

1. Sunday--Thai Peanut Chicken, Rice, Broccoli
2. Monday--Meatloaf, Brussels Sprouts, Garlic Mashed Taters
3. Tuesday--Cheese Lasagna, Tossed Salad
4. Wednesday--Beef Stroganoff, Rice, Leftover Veggies
5. Thursday--Pecan Chicken, Mac and Cheese, Sugar Snap Peas
6. Friday--Leftovers(Meatloaf, Baked Beans, Leftover SSPs)
7. Saturday--Leftovers(I had a Lean Hot Pocket )

7 meals cooked at home....well sort of. lolz
We went to a new Chinese Buffet on Sat. for lunch.

As for my grocery spending for February.....
Added spending of $70.85 this past week for a grand total food spending in February of $359.09.
Yes, I am over budget for the month.  Not horribly over budget but still over and I put the Feb. Grocery Spending Update up on the blog yesterday.
Moving on.......

I have closed out the books on February and taken out my March cash and begun spending this past weekend on the March books.  Can't leave the house all this week so we did some grocery shopping on the weekend.

Leftovers going into this week......Beef Stroganoff, Rice, Meatloaf, Cheese Lasagna, Pecan Chicken, Sugar Snap Peas, Thai Chicken.  I suspect that I'll put whatever Lasagna is leftover into the freezer after serving in one more time on Sunday.  College Boy comes home this coming weekend and I'll put out a bunch of frozen leftover that he enjoys, like Lasagna and Barbecue.

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

1. Sunday--Leftover Lasagna
2. Monday--Sausage Patties on Rolls, Sauted Cabbage
3. Tuesday--Leftovers
4. Wednesday--Fish, Potato Salad(using up old taters), Grilled Asparagus
5. Thursday--Leftovers again?
6. Friday--Italian Torta, Salad
7. Saturday--?

This week will see 3-4 new meals cooked and 3 meals of leftovers(re-purposed into new dishes or not). We might get take-out on Saturday as I will be too tired to cook that evening after driving to get CB and back.

What I need to buy for this menu? Nothing at all.  I already bought the Cabbage and Asparagus on Saturday with March's food monies.

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. Good God woman, that is a mess. I would be freaking out a bit but I am sure it will be amazing when it is done.
    I've got to get the boy on Friday/Saturday I'm sure he will request something yummy but hopefully Den will be cooking it.

  2. Please keep us updated as the bathroom progresses. Would love to see some step by step pictures. I need to have my Master bath gutted, but I am not looking forward to it at all.

    Thanks for mentioning your son is coming home. I forgot mine will be here next Monday so I need to defrost some of his favorites. (Since I don't have to drive to get him I tend to forget the dates)


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