Monday, October 10, 2016

This Week on the Dining Table

It's the "Nothing Much to Report" Edition.......

This shirt was seen on the way back from the family reunion in a WV Walmart we stopped at to stretch our legs and wander around(and Hubs managed to buy some beer he can't get here).
Cousin Sonya Ann needs this shirt! lolz

I've got nothing else to report in on.  I few trips to R-A/Weis/Target last week and nothing exciting got accomplished here at home.

Moving on......
Onward to the meal planning!

Here's what was planned last week--

1. Sunday--Cheese Steak Sandwiches with Peppers and Onions(requested)
2. Monday--Hamburgers on Rolls, Fried Green Tomatoes, French Fries
3. Tuesday--Leftovers(probably Beef Bourguinon)
4. Wednesday--Chicken & Stuffing Casserole(using leftover stuffing)
5. Thursday--Leftovers(Hubs and are going out/Kids on their own)
6. Friday--Crab Cakes, Cole Slaw, Broccoli
7. Saturday--Leftovers

And this is what actually happened--

1. Sunday--Cheese Steak Sandwiches with Peppers and Onions(requested)
2. Monday--Hamburgers on Rolls, French Fries
3. Tuesday--Leftovers(Beef Bourguinonover Leftover Rice or Noodles)
4. Wednesday--Pork Tenderloin Sandwiches, Fried Green Tomatoes
5. Thursday--Leftovers(Hubs and are going out/Kids on their own)
6. Friday--Crab Cakes, Cole Slaw, Broccoli
7. Saturday--Chicken Parmesan, Greek Salad

6/7 meals cooked at home, 2 of them a night of leftovers, 1 night Eating Out and 0 night of Take-Out.
Everything but the Chicken/Stuffing Casserole happened as I still haven't gotten a deal on chicken breasts.  I might make a trip to Maine Source this week and see if they have BSCB for a decent price.  I am almost out of onions as well and they have those in large quantities for a good price.(I like to buy onions in 10 lb. bags as that is the quantity I have found that I can use them all up before they go bad.)

As for the grocery spending.....1 trip to Weis and 1 trip to the Shursave grocery store brought my weekly spending to $64.71 and my October food spending Subtotal to $64.71.

Leftovers going into this week........rigatoni in sauce, small container of flavored noodles, cole slaw, 1 crab cake, broccoli, Greek salad.

Here is this week's "food plan".

1. Sunday--Chicken and Dumplings
2. Monday--Sausage Sandwiches w/Onions, Roasted Cauliflower w/Garlic
3. Tuesday--Leftovers(Rigatoni), Veggie TBD
4. Wednesday--Mac & Cheese w/Ham,
5. Thursday--Caesar Salad w/Chicken Strips, Baked Potato
6. Friday--Fend for Yourself/Leftovers
7. Saturday--Fend for Yourself(Out of Town)

This week will see 4 new meals cooked and 0 nights of Take-Out and 3 nights of Leftovers.
I have a whole chicken that needs using and a couple of ham steaks in the freezer I'll cube and put into the mac & cheese.  The chicken strips and Italian sausage patties are already in the freezer too.

What I need to buy for this menu? salad greens, milk, rolls.
I also need to get lunchmeat for the kids and breakfast sandwiches for the BF.

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. I have four pounds of carrots to work into my plans and put up. Plus, cooked chicken breasts, tomatoes, salad greens, are here, so we will see. On Friday, I will be making Tangy Ginger Pork with autumn rice. It is on my blog. Maybe we will have green beans with it. I know, I actually have a meal planned.

  2. Your cousin needs the shirt and some sluggy time. Miss you.
    It's not been easy for you to go from empty nesters to nesters. Just readjusting to the workload hasn't been easy and adjusting the amount of food your cooking. It throws me off when the kids come in. Couldn't imagine going back to having people here.

  3. Hi Sluggy! It's turkey time in Canada so eating LOTS of that this week. Also made a cajun shrimp recipe that called for white wine - what a great recipe! Mmmm and butter chicken - even Kazi complimented me on that one :)

  4. I am so ready for a boring week! I really need a week at the lake place. I have a lot of project there I would like to get done, and of course if I were there I would not be able to see the boatload of things I need to do around here. Bummer!

  5. If the chicken stuffing casserole is the same one I make, my mouth is watering-even if different as I love stuffing!!

  6. Our Walmart has the same shirt. I had to laugh at your sentence. Hope you don't mind. I thought you meant your family reunion was in Walmart. Have you ever said that when you saw a bunch of people you knew in an unexpected location?


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