Monday, June 6, 2016

This Week on the Dining Table

It's the "Things Are Looking Up for College Boy" Edition......
Ok, so this is an old photo but I haven't taken any of him recently as he hasn't been here much except to sleep and eat.
He's been working at a restaurant job he really doesn't care for(he worked here last Summer).  They have him washing dishes.  They pay him more than minimum wage but it's dirty work and it's quiet a distance from our home so he's been putting in applications for a different job and hasn't gotten any nibbles in the past month.
But over the weekend, he got phone calls back from 2 different companies and they are both in town here.  He goes in this week to check the positions out and see what they have to offer in terms of hours and pay.
Wish him luck!

Moving on......

Onward to the meal planning!

Here's what was planned last week--

1. Sunday--Beef Pie(using up leftover ground beef)
2. Monday--Hot dogs, Burgers, Corn, Beans
3. Tuesday--Tempura Zuchinni and Shrimp
4. Wednesday--Beef Stroganoff, Rice, Veg
5. Thursday--Leftovers
6. Friday--Salmon, Squash Casserole
7. Saturday--Leftovers

And this is what actually happened--

1. Sunday--Beef Pie(using up leftover ground beef)
2. Monday--Hot dogs, Burgers, Corn, Baked Beans
3. Tuesday--Tempura Zuchinni and Shrimp
4. Wednesday--Leftovers(We had the Beef Pie)
5. Thursday--Leftovers(We had the Stuffed Shells/Meatballs)
6. Friday--Salmon, Squash Casserole
7. Saturday--Leftovers

7 meals cooked at home, 4 new dishes cooked and 3 nights of leftovers.  Most of what I planned got made but sometimes on different nights.  The Stroganoff didn't happen and moves to next week.

As for my grocery spending..... I spent a total of $114.82 on three trips to the store last week.

I have spent $114.82 for June and have $285.18 left of my $400 food budget.

Leftovers going into this week......

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

1. Sunday--Chines Take-Out(I was just too wiped out to cook.)
2. Monday--Leftover Chinese Take-Out or Fend for Yourself
3. Tuesday--Beef Stroganoff, Rice, Spinach Soufle or Salad
4. Wednesday--Broccoli Soup, Garlic Bread
5. Thursday--Leftover Stroganoff, Salad or Veg.
6. Friday--Chicken Fried Steak(I'll have something else), Collards, Cornbread
7. Saturday--Leftovers or Fend for Yourself

This week will see 3 new meals cooked and 2 meal of leftovers or "Whatever You Can Find" and 2 meals of Eating-Out(or Eating-Out Leftovers).
Daughter & BF arrive Thursday so I not cooking a lot this week as I have more reorganizing to do.

What I need to buy for this menu.....I already have the items to make the 3 dishes I am cooking this week.
We'll need milk and canned soup(for the BF)but other than that I am holding off on buying much until after they get here.

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 luck to college boy!!! Now DJ needs to follow in his footsteps and find something else.

  2. Hope the move and transition period is smooth as silk. Not envying you right now.

  3. Dishwashing is not a fun job, even if you run a commercial dishwasher. It's hot and steamy and messy. I hope he gets something better.

  4. He will get one of those jobs for sure,. First of all he just completed a year of college which shows that he has what it takes to be responsible. Also he is very motivated.

  5. Good luck to him!
    and your menu looks great. I wish I had enough time and energy around dinner time to actually cook...

  6. Good luck to him. DD looking but nothing so far but has babysitting clients and can make a bit of money. Did some prep this weekend-chicken, chili, egg bake, hotdishes in crockpot. I gave a Sluggy give away shout out today.

  7. I actually made a menu plan! You are a good leader!

  8. We cannot have a flautist with dishpan hands!


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