Monday, March 13, 2017

This Week on the Dining Table

The "Oh Goody, More Snow!" Edition--


We got 7 inches last Thursday night/Friday morning and I had the drive from hell later that day to go pick up College Boy.
His room at school has cable and thus the Weather Channel so I watched it a bit before heading to bed that night.
Oh Goody!  Another storm, a Nor'Easter is heading in this week.  They showed a tiny area on their map for snow accumulations for this weather event of 18-24" and you'll never guess who's smack dab in that little pink area?!
Come on! Guess.......
Yep.  You guessed it.

Locally the weather talking heads on the tv are calling for this one to be the biggest/baddest we've had in a deccade.
Yay......
So much for an easy Winter here.

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

Here's what was planned last week--

1. Sunday--Chinese chicken w/sauce, fried rice w/veggies added
2. Monday--Leftover meatloaf and corn casserole, asparagus
3. Tuesday--Leftover lasagna
4. Wednesday--Leftover baked chicken w/potatoes, roasted brussels sprouts
5. Thursday--Tacos
6. Friday--Haddock, cole slaw, glazed carrots
7. Saturday--Leftover Tacos or Quesadillas using leftover Taco filling or Taco Salad

And this is what actually happened--

1. Sunday--Chinese chicken w/sauce, fried rice w/veggies added
2. Monday--Leftover meatloaf and corn casserole, asparagus
3. Tuesday--Leftover lasagna
4. Wednesday--Leftover baked chicken w/potatoes, roasted brussels sprouts
5. Thursday--Tacos
6. Friday--Hubs and Daughter got Pizza.
7. Saturday--We ordered Pizza....again! lolz

5 meals cooked at home, 0 of them a night of leftovers or Fend For Yourself, and 2 nights of eating-out/take-out.
The fish didn't happen as I wasn't home to cook and I was too tired to cook on Saturday and nobody wanted leftovers.

As for the grocery spending.....1 trips to Weis brought the food spending last week to $0.00  I spent $32.45 on a gift card paid for last year.  This brought my March food spending total to $72.79(Food spending would be $175.79 for the month so far, w/out that gift card).  There are 18 days left in the month.

My savings percentages last week was 100% due to the gift card. 8-)  Savings would have been 54.04% otherwise.

Leftovers going into this week.......Stroganoff/Rice, 1 slice Meatloaf, Pizza.  I am sure these will all be eaten as lunches as College Boy IS home. ;-)

Here is this week's "food plan"....
* Denotes "complicated" meals

1. Sunday--Chili(using a small frozen container mixed with newly cooked)
2. Monday--Corned Beef, Cabbage, Potatoes
3. Tuesday--Irish Stew
4. Wednesday--Shrimp, Cole Slaw, Asparagus
5. Thursday--Leftovers
6. Friday--Country Fried Steak, Gravy, Taters, Brussells Sprouts(I'll have Taters and Sprouts)*
7. Saturday--Leftovers

This week will see 5 new meals cooked, 0 nights of Take-Out/Eating-Out and 2 nights of Leftovers.
With the storm coming we may not get around to taking College Boy out belatedly for his Birthday dinner.  Playing things by ear this week really.

What I need to buy for this menu? Corned Beef, Asparagus.  I've got everything else here already.

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. And I thought our weather was strange. You are really getting it this year. Keep Hub's in the house, make college boy shovel.

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  2. Wishing you the best through the snow storm!
    I just read your menu plans and realized St Pats is approaching so I went to the freezer to pull out a corned beef I swear was in there. Nope so I guess I will be buying one this week. Hope they are cheap somewhere.

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  3. No snow here. It went below freezing tonight and will tomorrow night. We have truly been lucky. Begrudgingly, I put on socks for the first time in three months. Yes, I had to put away my sandals! Good deals are on my blog today. I took cooked chicken breast from the freezer and used those with various vegetables this week. Exbf is coming Friday, so I will maybe cook something to go with the chicken.

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