Monday, April 18, 2016

This Week on the Dining Table


It's the "Musical Sunday" Edition......


Hubs and I got to see College Boy perform Sunday evening with his punk band from school.  There was an impromptu concert held at an informal venue(aka someone's old barn)about 45 minutes northwest of here.  The weather was stellar so we drove over for it and got to chat with CB too and bring him some essential supplies to get him through the last 20 days of school.

I'll upload the 2 videos I made later for your listening pleasure.


Moving on......

Onward to the meal planning!

Here's what was planned last week--

1. Sunday--Ravioli(freezer)in Mushroom/Meat Sauce, Salad, Garlic Bread
2. Monday--Leftover Meatloaf, leftover asparagus, leftover beets
3. Tuesday--Sloppy Joes made with beef/turkey, using homemade low-salt sauce, Rolls, Sugar Snap Peas(freezer)
4. Wednesday--Leftover Beef Bourguignon, Cuke and Tomato Salad
5. Thursday--Kielbasa(freezer) on Rolls, Collard Greens(freezer)
6. Friday--Leftovers
7. Saturday--Leftovers or FFY(Fend For Yourself)

And this is what actually happened--

1. Sunday--Ravioli(freezer)in Mushroom/Meat Sauce, Salad, Garlic Bread
2. Monday--Leftover Meatloaf, leftover asparagus, leftover beets
3. Tuesday--Sloppy Joes made with beef/turkey, using homemade low-salt sauce, Rolls, Sugar Snap Peas(freezer)
4. Wednesday--Leftover Beef Bourguignon, Cuke and Tomato Salad
5. Thursday--Leftover Ravioli w/Mushroom/Meat Sauce
6. Friday--Pork Tenderloin sandwiches, CA medley veggie mix
7. Saturday--Kielbasa on Rolls with Onions and Peppers, Sauted Cabbage

7 meals cooked at home.
4 new meals, 3 nights of leftovers, and 0 nights of Eating Out.
Mostly kept to the plan but not necessarily in the order planned.


As for my grocery spending..... I spent a total of $44.78 last week.
I have spent $175.02 in all for April so far and have $74.98 left of my food budget with 12 days to go.

Leftovers going into this week.......Mushroom/Meat Sauce, Sloppy Joe Meat, Sauted Cabbage and 1/2 helping of CA Veggie Mix.


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

1. Sunday--Eating Out
2. Monday--Tempura Shrimp, Cole Slaw
3. Tuesday--Rigatoni in Meat/Mushroom Sauce
4. Wednesday--BBQ Chicken, Leftover Cabbage
5. Thursday--French Onion Soup Gratineé
6. Friday--Leftover Sloppy Joes or Taco Salad
7. Saturday--?

This week will see 4 new meals cooked and 1 meal of leftovers(re-purposed into new dishes or not) and 1 meals Out and 1 meal of  "I haven't a clue yet". lolz

What I need to buy for this menu.....Got the World's Largest Head of Cabbage last week so don't need that, BBQ chicken half and shrimp is in the freezer.  I have a large bag of onions so will do our favorite French Onion Soup(low sodium, not that dark brown sodium soup crap you get in restaurants), use up the Leftover Sloppy Jo meat and Meat Sauce I had last week.  Haven't a clue about Saturday's dinner yet.....depends on what if anything is left and/or what I pick up in the store this week or what I pluck out of the freezer.  Other than looking for meat markdowns I don't have any plans at the grocery store this week so far.  Maybe will buy milk, maybe not.


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?

Sluggy

12 comments:

  1. You are such a good mom!!!!!! Drove over to see him and brought supplies!!!
    I don't want to talk about spending money. Wah!

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    1. Yeah I hear ya on the spending money. I went on a clothes spending spree recently....it won't be pretty. lol

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  2. Awe!!! Can't wait to see the video!

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  3. Nice! The best part for you is seeing your son and I am sure he loved seeing you there, especially the bearing gifts part!

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  4. This is a bit random, and probably breaking the rules of annon posting - buttttt.... I found practical parsimony through your blog a number of months back. And now she no longer posts - any of your readers know what happened?!?!?

    sorry in advance for using your blog to ask about another blogger...haha!

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    1. No one I know has heard a word out of her. She was having her usual medical issues and was going to fast food to use their WIFI. Between car issues and medical I assume she just wasn't going out to do her blog stuff. But it has been awhile now, hasn't it?

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  5. I'm already off menu-daughter will get leftover hot dish from Saturday, I had licorice and potato chips heading home from a meeting, and will be working late from home.Not sure what DH will have, but I still can make what I was planning, and thne leftovers tomorrow for us girls.

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    1. Menu is just a guideline and not Gospel so don't worry about it. You can always go back on plan.

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  6. Great menu. Do you cook it all from scratch?

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    1. Yes, it's all from scratch. I might do a cheat like buy precut cabbage for cole slaw if I get a deal, that sort of thing. But down to the spaghetti sauce and the stock for soup it's all from scratch.

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  7. I need to get moving on my 'soup of the month' resolution.

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