Monday, December 12, 2016

This Week on the Dining Table

The  "We Interrupt Your Life For This Important Message" Edition--

Well, it's been a hell of a week here.  All my plans/priorities for now are on hold as the leg above has taken over my life.

Yep, I am a regular Florence Eff'ing Nightingale now. ;-)
Go me.

Later this week I also get to be medical transport too when Gimpy has a dr. check.
This should be fun. hahaha

Moving on......

Onward to the meal planning!

Here's what was planned last week--

1. Sunday--Chicken Parm, Ceasar Salad
2. Monday--Roast Chicken, Sweet Potatoes,(Baked Potato for BF), maybe Stuffing if there is some left
3. Tuesday--Grilled leftover Meatloaf, Broccoli,(Box Mac and Cheese for BF)
4. Wednesday--Breaded Pork Tenderloin Sammies, Veggie Brussels Sprouts, Macaroni Salad
5. Thursday--Chicken Soup using Leftover Roast Chicken, Grilled Cheese Sammies
6. Friday--Ravioli w/Pasta Sauce, Garlic Bread, Salad
7. Saturday--Leftovers of Fend For Yourself

And this is what actually happened--

1. Sunday--Chicken Parm, Ceasar Salad
2. Monday--Roast Chicken, Sweet Potatoes,(Baked Potato for BF)
3. Tuesday--Grilled leftover Meatloaf, Broccoli,(Box Mac and Cheese for BF) Not many of us ate actually. 8-(
4. Wednesday--Januzzi's Subs take-out
5. Thursday--Breaded Pork Tenderloin Sammies, Macaroni Salad
6. Friday--Primo Subs take-out
7. Saturday--London Broil, Brussels Sprouts, Au Gratin Taters

5 meals cooked at home, 1 of them nights of leftovers, and 2 nights of Take-Out. 
Menu be damned last week and we got take-out a few nights since being an "angel of mercy" wore me out!

As for the grocery spending.....2 trips to Weis brought the week's spending to $94.39 and brings my December food spending Total to $149.14 so far this month. 19 Days left to spend in December.

My savings percentages this week was 54%.

Leftovers going into this week.......stroganoff, rice, meatloaf, chicken meat from the roasted chicken I cooked(I made chicken soup with it on Sunday), 1 piece of chicken parm.

Here is this week's "food plan".

1. Sunday--Pork Loin Roast, leftover Macaroni Salad or au gratin taters, Sugar Snap Peas
2. Monday--Ravioli in Marinara, Salad, maybe Garlic Bread
3. Tuesday--Eating Out/Daughter's Birthday Meal
4. Wednesday--Flounder, Cole Slaw, French Fries
5. Thursday--Chinese Take-out or homemade Pizza
6. Friday--? Not sure, Leftovers or Breakfast for Dinner
7. Saturday--Leftovers of Fend For Yourself

This week will see 3 new meals cooked, 2 nights of Take-Out/Eating-Out and 1-2 nights of Leftovers.

What I need to buy for this menu? Can't think of anything at the moment as my brain is fried.

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 certainly can understand take out when you are so busy. I did a lot of that and restaurant meals when Hubby was sick. I know how tired you must bee. Try to take some time for yourself too.

    We got snow during the night so today was a pot roast in the crockpot day. I am sitting here getting very hungry because the smell is awesome. I am not planning menus yet. I will be in January. I got some hams today for $1.09 a lb and some other things at Aldi's so that I could use the $10./50. coupon that was in yesterdays newspaper.

    1. Yes, my menus are very much suggestions only since the accident last week. I figure we've got extra cash so get take-out if it helps me out(and keeps me sane). ;-)
      Pot Roast sounds good to me.

  2. Back when I was married, my husband broke his leg. Taking care of him was exhausting, so I understand what you're going through. I found milk for $2.90 today at Walgreen's, which is a dollar off. I bought three gallons. One will go in the freezer. I'm a lover of milk.


    1. I wish milk would go "on sale" here but the PA dairy lobby keeps that from happening.....

  3. That picture of your hubby's leg reminds me of that movie Misery-ummm, just sayin'.
    Make sure you get some rest. You both can't be down at the same time.

    1. Funny you should mention that film....I've already threatened to get the sledgehammer and take it to Hubs other leg if he doesn't behave. lolz

  4. He's not pulling "Diary of a mad housewife" on you I hope.

  5. Whew! I thought that was YOUR leg!! But dang. I guess HE'S out of the Christmas dish duties...

  6. Hey, it could be worse, Sluggy. Remember a few years ago when my hubby had 2 surgeries on each foot? He was in a wheelchair for 5 weeks and we lived in an upstairs apartment. I had to lug that wheelchair up and down stairs for every dr appt. The things we do for our Hubbies!


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