Monday, May 16, 2016

This Week on the Dining Table

It's the "Exotic Foods Found on the Road" Edition......

Twice on this current journey we have seen convenienc stores with large vats of hot boiled peanuts for sale.  I know someone who dearly loves this delicacy.  Me?, I don't think I've ever tried one.

Moving on......

Onward to the meal planning!

Here's what was planned last week--

1. Sunday--Hubs bought Chinese
2. Monday--No Clue
3. Tuesday--BBQ or Seafood
4. Wednesday--No Clue
5. Thursday--No Clue
6. Friday--No Clue
7. Saturday--No Clue

And this is what actually happened--

1. Sunday--Hubs bought Chinese-4 Seasons dish w/Rice
2. Monday--Restaurants Buffet, Sides, Soup and Salad only
3. Tuesday--BBQ for me, Hubs had Catfish
4. Wednesday--Chicken Fingers, Cole Slaw
5. Thursday--Fried Green Tomato Nuggets, Salad
6. Friday--Griff's Cheese Burgers
7. Saturday--Muffaletta Sandwich

0 Meals cooked at home because we weren't home. lol

As for my grocery spending..... I spent a total of $0 last week.
I have spent $103.98 in all for May so far and have $196.02 left of my food budget with 15 days to go.

Leftovers going into this week......I hope nothing and that College Boy and his friends have eaten all the leftovers.

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

1. Sunday--Steak and Catfish in Texas
2. Monday--Chinese Buffet
3. Tuesday--No Clue
4. Wednesday--No Clue
5. Thursday--No Clue
6. Friday--No Clue
7. Saturday--No Clue

This week will see 0 new meals cooked and 0 meals of leftovers or "Whatever You Can Find" and 7 meals of Eating Out.

What I need to buy for this menu.....nothing.  No grocery shopping this week....ok, maybe on Saturday if we get home soon enough that day.

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. My last week sounds like your last week. This week does not look promising. I am getting a little tired of fruit, yogurt cheese and crackers.

  2. I love me some boiled peanuts! Please eat a vat for me!!!

  3. Boiled peanuts are amazing. Used to pick them from the garden,boil them in a crock pot all day and watch Atlanta Braves games with my grandaddy. LOVE them.

  4. I tried a boiled peanut and had to spit it into my hand. The texture and taste were gross to me.

  5. Well, NOW I've put Hot boiled peanuts on my menu... I've never had them, but I'm a huge peanut fan, so I may have to try them out the next and first sign I see! None in Iowa unfortunately. and it's too early for Sweetcorn on the street corners.

  6. I don't think I've ever had "boiled" peanuts. We have blanched peanuts here and roasted peanuts but not boiled. Now I am wondering how they taste. I had my crockpot going on the weekend, it was that cold out!

  7. Boiled peanuts are a southern thing I guess. There are roadside produce stands all over that have a big old pot simmering waiting on buyers. They are made with green peanuts, water and an unholy amount of salt. I am not a big fan of them, but I don't like a lot of salt on anything. TheHub loves them and gets them just about every time we pass a place that sells them.

  8. I've never heard of boiling peanuts, but I like most so I bet they are tasty. Leftovers tonight-no extra kid as she stayed an extra day with her parents and then the poor thing got sick. Two soccer games this week, so probably some pizza on the run, and maybe I'll do another pot of soup for the last little chill.

  9. I LOVE boiled peanuts. Cannot eat them now though. 😟


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