Monday, April 17, 2017

This Week on the Dining Table

The "Great Weather Ahead" Edition--

Well yesterday, Easter Sunday, we hit 83*F here.

The flowering tree has started blooming.  I still can't figure out what variety of tree it is.
We aren't suppose to leave the 60's this week.  It's about time! ;-)

Moving On....

Onward to the meal planning!

Here's what was planned last week--

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--?

And this is what actually happened--

1. Sunday--Cheeseburgers, Macaroni Salad
2. Monday--Chicken, Broccoli, Cheese, Rice Casserole(using up grilled chicken)
3. Tuesday--Leftovers
4. Wednesday--Chinese Take-Out
5. Thursday--Leftovers
6. Friday--Frozen Pizza(sort of-it tasted off so we threw it out), then leftovers
7. Saturday--Salmon, Stir-Fry Veggies

5 meals cooked at home, 3 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 trip to Target brought the food spending last week to $0.00.  Well the total should have been $119.54 but I used free gift cards.  This brought my April food spending total to $172.27.  There are 13 days left in the month.

My savings percentages last week was 100%. 8-)))

Leftovers going into this week....... Fajita filling for 2 tortillas, Beef Pie(enough for 2 helpings), Macaroni Salad, Roast Chicken slices, Chicken/Broccoli Cheese Casserole.

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

1. Sunday--Ham, Beans, Rolls, Deviled Eggs
2. Monday--Tacos
3. Tuesday--Leftovers
4. Wednesday--Kielbasa on Rolls, Onions, Beans or leftover Mac Salad
5. Thursday--Leftovers
6. Friday--Chicken Cordon Blue, Mixed Veggies
7. Saturday--maybe Take-Out Subs?

This week will see 4 new meals cooked, 1 night of Take-Out/Eating-Out and 2 nights of Leftovers.

What I need to buy for this menu?  Maybe salad greens and fruit(but the fruit isn't on the menu).

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. redbud tree...actually a pinkish putple

    1. Nope. the blooms are white but too small to be the usual suspects of crabapple, dogwood or Bradford pear.

  2. So glad spring is finally there. It has gotten warm enough here that we are going to crack the pool open this week.

  3. So far, since Sunday I have bought milk and bananas. My a2milk was $3.78 and went up to $4.92 in one week. I will pay whatever it costs! The new ads come out on Wednesday. Last Wednesday, there were only two things on sale I even wanted.

    I am not buying meat on sale until I am at the end of what is in the freezer!


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