Monday, March 20, 2017

This Week on the Dining Table

The "Enough Already!" Edition--

Stole this off of Facebook earlier this week.  It's just too good and accurate. lolz

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

Here's what was planned last week--

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

And this is what actually happened--

1. Sunday--Chili(using a small frozen container mixed with newly cooked)
2. Monday--Corned Beef, Cabbage, Potatoes
3. Tuesday--Leftovers
4. Wednesday--Irish Stew, Bread
5. Thursday--Leftovers
6. Friday--Shrimp, Cole Slaw, Brussels Sprouts
7. Saturday--Reuben Sandwiches(using leftovers)

5 meals cooked at home, 2 of them a night of leftovers or Fend For Yourself, and 0 nights of eating-out/take-out.
The country fried steak meal didn't happen.  That will stay in freezer until College Boy comes home for Summer break now.

As for the grocery spending.....2 trips to Weis, a few things from the Dollar Tree and a big shop at Maine Source brought the food spending last week to $160.35.  This brought my March food spending total to $233.14(Food spending would be $336.14 for the month so far, w/out that gift card).  There are 11 days left in the month.

My savings percentages last week was 48.12%.

Leftovers going into this week.......1 big helping of Stroganoff/Rice, 1 slice Meatloaf, lots of Corned Beef, Potatoes, Cabbage and Carrots, Irish Stew, 1 helping of Cole Slaw, Brussels Sprouts, Shrimp and Chili.
And a serving bowl of Broccoli Cheddar Soup.

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

1. Sunday--Leftovers/Fend for Yourself
2. Monday--Breakfast for Dinner
3. Tuesday--Leftovers
4. Wednesday--Spaghetti and Meatballs, Salad
5. Thursday--Leftovers
6. Friday--Chicken and Mushrooms in Wine, Asparagus, Rice*
7. Saturday--Leftovers

This week will see 3 new meals cooked, 0 nights of Take-Out/Eating-Out and 4 nights of Leftovers.

What I need to buy for this menu?  Not a thing. It's a week heavy with leftovers and I have everything for the 3 new meals already here. I have made meatballs in the freezer so I just have to make sauce that night and boiled pasta and Breakfast for Dinner is easy. The chicken dish is the only thing this week which will take more than nominal effort to prepare.

I may not go to the grocery store this week.  There is nothing on sale this week that is calling my name.  Even the double dipping Kraft cheese Deal isn't tempting me. 8-0

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. My week will be heavy with cabbage, carrots, and potatoes! I can put $2 worth of this sale food in the crockpot and eat many nights. Then, there will be other cabbage dishes and dehydrating of the cabbage that was $0.69/HEAD.

    1. I'd buy extra cabbage if it was .69¢ a head too.

  2. I love the Bob Ross meme! Are you melted/ing yet?
    I am with Linda about the cabbage and carrots. Both were dirt cheap this week so __cabbage meals. I think I will be making the Scarlesdale diet cabbage soup and freezing it in individual containers cause I really do like that stuff.

    1. WE are down to about 12-14" left. It's suppose to hit 50F here today so we will lose a good amount of the snow pack today and with 50'sF predicted for the weekend this mess shouldn't linger much into April. That being said, we "could" get snow in April(it happens)so we are not out of the woods yet.

      We've still got cabbage/potatoes/carrots left here too but it's all cooked. I might pick up another head of cabbage if it's cheap this week. It keeps rather well so I won't have to do anything with it(other than keep it chilled)for awhile.


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