Monday, November 27, 2017

This Week on the Dining Table

The "WTF?" Edition--

Last Spring, before College Boy came home from college I found these in his room when I was digging out the garbage........

A couple of miniature lunch boxes I put a couple of his Xmas presents in a couple of Christmas' ago.
What I found inside was another story..........

They were filled with homemade cookies a friend of his made for him Christmas of 2015!, no! lolz
They looked good except for being 1.5 years old8-P

Moving On....

Onward to the meal planning!

Here's what was planned last week--

1. Sunday--Leftover Chicken Enchiladas
2. Monday--Tuna Subs
3. Tuesday--Pizza
4. Wednesday--Chinese Take-Out
5. Thursday--Turkey Dinner w/all the bells and whistles
6. Friday--Turkey Dinner leftovers
7. Saturday--?

And this is what actually happened--

1. Sunday--Leftover Chicken Enchiladas
2. Monday--Tuna Subs
3. Tuesday--Teriyaki Chicken Thighs, Cornbread, Cabbage
4. Wednesday--Chinese Take-out
5. Thursday--Turkey Dinner w/all the bells and whistles
6. Friday--Turkey Dinner leftovers
7. Saturday--Ditto

College Boy came home Tuesday afternoon rather than Wednesday morning so I dug some chicken thighs out of the freeze and made a proper dinner instead of getting pizza that night.

Last week saw 3 nights of home cooked dinners, 3 nights of leftovers/fend for yourself and 1 nights of take-out. 

Last week's grocery spending included Weis, Shursave Market, the Bread Outlet and Maines Restaurant Supply and came to $101.21.  That brings November's food spending to $381.72.  There are 3 more days in my shopping month but I don't know if I'll do any more food shopping this month.
I wanted to stay under $300 for November so I have blown my budget already for the month. sigh.

My savings percentages last week was 51.77% and the monthly savings so far ends up at 48.51%(without Rite-Aid trips added in).

Leftovers going into this week.......Thanksgiving side dishes(Green Bean Casserole, Mashed Taters, Stuffing, Rolls, Carrots), Chicken Thighs and Cornbread.  I also had 3 containers of fresh mushrooms that didn't go into the stuffing to use.

Here is this week's "food plan".....

1. Sunday--Beef/Broccoli/Mushroom Stir-Fry, Jasmine Rice
2. Monday--Leftover Chicken Thighs, leftover Thanksgiving sides, Stuffed Mushrooms
3. Tuesday--French Bread Pizza, Salad
4. Wednesday--Chinese Take-out
5. Thursday--?
6. Friday--?
7. Saturday--?

This week will see 2 new meals cooked, 1 nights of leftovers, 1 night of Take-out and 3 nights of ?.  Hubs is off circumnavigating the country this week so meals will be mostly fend for yourself or leftovers or take-outsince it's just Daughter and myself for meals.  We are traveling this weekend to go see College Boy's recital so no clue on what meals will consist of the end of the week.

The only thing I need to buy to make these meals is some salad greens.

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 cannot believe you still have leftovers! What a waste of cookies.

  2. Oh, those cookies! What a find!

    I cooked our turkey Saturday so we are still eating leftovers. I made a beautiful pot of Turkey Noodle soup for lunch today. My "work" schedule is a bit up in the air and I desperately need a decent grocery shop so the rest of the week is TBD. I strongly suspect no chicken will be on the menu.

  3. A college boy who didn't eat cookies the moment that he received them? Now that shocks me.


  4. I love that you not only found antique cookies but that you shared the find with us.


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