Monday, January 2, 2017

This Week on the Dining Table

The "Holiday Hangover" Edition--

In retrospect, perhaps I should have bought the giant flask I found in the store the day before Hubs had his little accident.  I sure would have come in handy over the last month.  ;-)

Moving on......

Onward to the meal planning!

Here's what was planned last week--

1. Sunday--Beef Eye Round Roast, Yeast Rolls, Green Bean Casserole, Mac & Cheese
2. Monday--Leftovers
3. Tuesday--Chicken Enchiladas(premade Stouffer's)
4. Wednesday--Tacos
5. Thursday--Xmas Dinner 2.0
6. Friday--Clam Chowder and Biscuits
7. Saturday--NYE tapas(aka appetizers)

And this is what actually happened--

1. Sunday--Beef Eye Round Roast, Yeast Rolls, Green Bean Casserole, Mac & Cheese
2. Monday--Leftovers(Don't recall what we had)
3. Tuesday--Chicken Enchiladas(premade Stouffer's)
4. Wednesday--Tacos
5. Thursday--Leftover Ravioli
6. Friday--? I don't recall that I ate dinner.
7. Saturday--NYE tapas(aka appetizers)

The chowder and biscuits didn't happen but most everything went as planned otherwise.
7 meals cooked at home, 2-3 of them nights of leftovers or Fend For Yourself, and 0 night of Take-Out/Eating-Out.

As for the grocery spending.....1 trips to Weis for lettuce and milk bought the food spending last week to $5.55 and brought my December food spending Total to $410.24 for the month.
My December "found money" budget ended up at $444.39 so I had $34.15 leftover for the month.

My savings percentages last week was 0% as neither item I bought was on sale and no coupons were used.

Leftovers going into this week.......potato salad, a piece of Xmas roast.

Here is this week's "food plan".  As talked about in my December Grocery Spending post yesterday I am instituting a simplified meals/1 involved meal per week Plan going forward.  I have noted the "complicated" meal for the week with an *.

1. Sunday--Xmas Dinner 2.0 + Corn Casserole
2. Monday--Roast Beef Hash from scratch, Scrambled Eggs *
3. Tuesday--Kielbasa on Rolls, Potato Salad
4. Wednesday--Chicken Chili w/Sweet Potatoes
5. Thursday--Quesadillas or Taco Salad(leftover Taco Beef)
6. Friday--Clam Chowder, Biscuits
7. Saturday--Spaghetti and Sausage, Salad, Garlic Bread

This week will see 7 new meals cooked, 0 nights of Take-Out/Eating-Out and 1 night of Leftovers.

What I need to buy for this menu?  chicken breast, hot dog rolls, milk and breakfast sandwiches for the BF.
We start a new month with a $500 food budget to work from.

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. You are making great progess, Sluggy! As far as deals go, Shoprite has some "can can" specials and loss leaders such as 5 lbs of potatoes for 99, limit 2-which I may* take advantage of. I am in the begining of my annual Jan-until Mar or later, pantry/freezer challenge. Purchases are significantly restricted as we chow down on what is already on hand. This week's plan:
    sun-roast turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, whipped sweet potatoes (including planned overs for Tues), peas with creamed onions, gravy, cranberry sauce
    Mon-mini Thanksgiving, take 2: make a plate and nuke it
    Tues: planned overs: whipped sweet potatoe topped, Sheppard's pie
    Th vegetarian baked ziti with cheese, salad
    Sat-pulling a container of chicken and stars soup out of the freezer, crackers

  2. Just did an inventory and will be making some easy, but favorite meals, uisng up anything fresh first (veg and fruit, opened dairy). I am buying minimal groceres this week,mostly new fresh foods. I want to see janaury under $250 groceries, and under $25 for household/personal care.

  3. This must be inventory day. Just cleaned the pantry and reorganized the refrigerator freezer. We are in serious use it up mode, especially since TheHub just made on of his "fun" stops at Publix and came home with 20 bucks worth of snacks, using about a third of my newly set 75 buck a week budget.

  4. I think a flask that big kind of defeats the purpose of a flask 😂😱😂


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