Monday, June 20, 2016

This Week on the Dining Table

It's the "Father's Day Weekend" Edition.............


We began Father's Day celebrating on Friday since Hubs took off that day(was suppose to be my surgery check-up appointment day).  Daughter treated him to the local brewpub(I had to pay for myself...humph!).  Then on Saturday, a gorgeous day weather wise, we headed to Berwick for his favorite brewpub there.  We sat outside in the Bier Garten overlooking the Susquehanna River.  BF even joined us there.  Afterwards we got ice cream cones and then Daughter and BF headed west to go see some dirt track racing and Hubs and I headed home to dog sit.
Sunday was spent doing little here as it was 90 degrees....a little yard work and Daughter cooked dinner(with some help)and we turned on the a/c.
Yes, we party wild, don't we? ;-)

Moving on......

Onward to the meal planning!

Here's what was planned last week--

1. Sunday--Roasted Chicken w/Roasted Onions, Potatoes, Zucchini
2. Monday--Leftovers of FFY(Fend For Yourself)
3. Tuesday--Marinated London Broil & Skewer Veggies, Fettucine Alfredo Noodles
4. Wednesday--Chicken Enchiladas(using leftover roast chicken from Sunday)
5. Thursday--Steak Sandwiches(using leftover marinated London Broil), leftover Collards
6. Friday--Fish, Cole Slaw, Hush Puppies
7. Saturday--Leftovers

And this is what actually happened--

1. Sunday--Roasted Chicken w/Roasted Onions, Potatoes, Zucchini
2. Monday--Leftovers of FFY(Fend For Yourself)
3. Tuesday--Marinated London Broil & Skewer Veggies, Fettucine Alfredo Noodles
4. Wednesday--Chicken Enchiladas(using leftover roast chicken from Sunday)
5. Thursday--Steak Sandwiches(using leftover marinated London Broil), leftover Collards
6. Friday--Panninis at the Brew Pub
7. Saturday--Leftovers(I ate some pickles.)

6 meals cooked at home, 2 of them nights of leftovers and 1 night of Eating Out.  Fish didn't happen due to Eating Out at the Brew Pub so that meal moves to this week.

As for my grocery spending..... I spent a total of $137.17 on 4 trips to the store last week(Bread Outlet, local Shursave store, 2 x Weis).

I have spent $273.58 for June and have $126.42 left of my $400 food budget with 11 days to go in the month.
We might stay under budget, we might not, only time will tell.

We had some food waste last week unfortunately.......a piece of pecan chicken, some Brussels Sprouts, and some Deviled Clams that all got pushed to the back of the fridge.  It doesn't happen much here but....oh well. 8-(

Leftovers going into this week......roast chicken and collard greens.

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

1. Sunday--Ravioli w/Italian Sausage
2. Monday--Fish, Cole Slaw, Hush Puppies, Collards(we didn't eat on Sunday)
3. Tuesday--Chicken Gnocchi Soup
4. Wednesday--Kielbasa on Rolls, Beans, Veggie of some kind
5. Thursday--Chicken Risotto, Veggies of some kind
6. Friday--Stuffed Pork Chops, leftover Veggies
7. Saturday--Leftovers or FFY

This week will see 6 new meals cooked of which 2 meals are planned-overs(using leftover Roast Chicken)and 1 night of leftovers.

What I need to buy for this menu.....Gnocchi, Spinach.  Probably more milk as we are going through a gallon+ a week now.

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

4 comments:

  1. I have the clean out the freezer addition, and then shopping for the lake weekend with a group of teens. Chicken will feature highly on the menu, with wraps and salads and stir fries..

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  2. When exbf comes this Friday morning, I will have lunch and dinner already in the house and cooked. It seems I just need chauffeuring around in his nice car with ac!

    Plus, the replacement washing machine will come at 1 pm.

    The ac has not been cut off since March down here!

    Chicken is high on the list, maybe sandwiches for lunch on Friday with lettuce, cheese, and tomato. Chicken for dinner on Friday, too. He really loved the new potatoes, squash and zucchini, so maybe I will repeat that. Maybe lunch will be chicken salad on a bed of salad and tomatoes.

    I really don't want to cook much with the heat so high. The crock pot is not too bad and lots of meals come from one pot, so not many dishes to clean up.

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  3. I prep my meals for 3-4 days at a time. This week I am eating. (By the way, this is Lizzie formerly seeking-fulfillment now www.mealpreprockstar.com)

    Breakfast: Super Moist Grapefruit Chia Seed Muffin Cake | 245 calories per muffin | $0.29 per muffin

    Lunch: Thai Larb (ground meat) Salad | 347 calories per serving | $1.76 per serving

    Dinner: One Pot Colorful Edamame Potato Sweet Corn Stir Fry | 469 calories | $1.25 per serving

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  4. I am having an easy week since its just me and DJ.
    Seems like a wild weekend for you!!! Turning the ac on. Party on!!!!
    Hey, do a RA run. I miss those.

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