Monday, April 10, 2017

This Week on the Dining Table

The "Doggy Love" Edition--

Hubs and I took a drive to an animal shelter South of here where we had adopted our two beagles in the early 2000's.
I've been feeling the urge to get another dog lately, as we've been petless for three years or so now.
We found this cute little guy, Charlie the Chihuahua.
Charlie was a typical "fierce customer" being a "Hua"(pronounced hoo-aa).
That all changed once you started petting him, but as soon as Hubs stopped the pets, Charlie gave him "what for". lolz

Moving On....

Onward to the meal planning!

Here's what was planned last week--

1. Sunday--Fried Chicken, homemade Macaroni Salad, Carrots
2. Monday--Leftovers(hopefully using up some stuff)
3. Tuesday--Meatball Sandwiches or Spaghetti(leftovers or planned-overs)
4. Wednesday--Birthday dinner out
5. Thursday--Roast Chicken, Stuffing, Veggie
6. Friday--Beef Pie
7. Saturday--Fajitas(using leftover roast chicken)

And this is what actually happened--

1. Sunday--Fried Chicken, homemade Macaroni Salad, Carrots
2. Monday--Leftovers(hopefully using up some stuff)
3. Tuesday--Beef Pie
4. Wednesday--Birthday dinner out
5. Thursday--Fajitas
6. Friday--Leftover Beef Pie
7. Saturday--Roast Chicken, Potatoes, Sugar Snap Peas

6 meals cooked at home, 2 of them a night of leftovers or Fend For Yourself, and 1 night of eating-out/take-out.

As for the grocery spending.....2 trips to Weis and 1 little trip to a Shursave market brought the food spending last week to $127.42(but $6.48 of that was put on a gift card paid for last year so $120.94 from this year's money).  This brought my April food spending total to $172.27.  There are 20 days left in the month.

My savings percentages last week was 60.63%.

Leftovers going into this week.......Meatballs, a little bit of Corned Beef(enough for a sandwich), Fajita filling for 2 tortillas, Beef Pie(enough for 2 helpings), Macaroni Salad, Roast Chicken slices.  I also have 2 grilled chicken breasts from a pack I grilled up to make the Fajita filling.

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

1. Sunday--Cheeseburgers, Macaroni Salad
2. Monday--Chicken, Broccoli, Cheese, Rice Casserole(using up grilled chicken)
3. Tuesday--Leftovers
4. Wednesday--Leftovers
5. Thursday--Fish, Veggie Stir-Fry
6. Friday--?
7. Saturday--?

This week will see 3-? new meals cooked, 0 night of Take-Out/Eating-Out and 2-? nights of Leftovers.

What I need to buy for this menu?  Not sure if I need anything this week.  I do need to go get my freebie protein this week from Weis(can get a ham, turkey breast or lasagna)and a veggie to serve for Easter dinner.
Target has eggs for 2 dozen for $1 this week AND a spend $50 on food/beverages, Get $10 gift card this week.  I have $50+ in free Target gift cards so may just buy groceries at Target with those.  I am sure I can find food/beverages we can use that aren't above what I normally pay there if I try.  ;-)

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 never got to meal planning on the weekend. after helping with cooking and serving food to the church masses, we ended up having a frozen pizza, cheese and crackers,apples, and popcorn last night. Probably chicken chow mien and rice tonight, tuna noodle hot dish tomorrow, chicken, potatoes ad vegetables, Wednesday, and maybe pulled chicken and BBQ sandwiches (make extra chicken) for Thursday. DD1 and I will be visiting DD2 for a couple days, so want leftovers for the hubs. I'm bringing fruit for Sunday brunch so need to pick that up Thursday morning.

  2. We ate out and out and out and out, but we were out of town with no kitchen facilities. Now I am ready to stay in and eat more from the freezer.
    Are you getting the pooch?

  3. Recyclebank has a $5 off $50 Target coupon for maybe 50 pts. (I can't remember exactly} easy to get points on that site. You might want to check it out. Also lots of free magazine subscriptions.


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