Tuesday, December 19, 2017

This Week on the Dining Table

* I'm a day late with this due to other things going on around Chez Sluggy.....so sue me. ;-)

The "Souper Sunday" Edition--

I wanted to replicate Progresso's Tomato soup w/pasta and veggies.  Came pretty close to doing so but my soup is thicker and has more pasta shells.
Works for me!  I stuck what's left of it into the freezer after 1 week to eat later this Winter.

Moving On....

Onward to the meal planning!

Here's what was planned last week--
1. Sunday--homemade Tomato Soup w/Veggies and Pasta, Grilled Cheese Sandwiches
2. Monday--Pork Chops, Grilled Asparagus
3. Tuesday--Fried Fish, Home Fries, Brussels Sprouts
4. Wednesday--Leftover Spaghetti and Meatballs, Salad
5. Thursday--Chicken Sausages, Roasted Veggies
6. Friday--Homemade Pizza, Caesar Salad
7. Saturday--Leftovers

And this is what actually happened--
1. Sunday--homemade Tomato Soup w/Veggies and Pasta, Grilled Cheese Sandwiches
2. Monday--Apricot Glazed Pork Chops, Mac and Cheese from box, Brussels Sprouts
3. Tuesday--Fried Fish, Sweet Potato Steak Fries
4. Wednesday--Chinese Take-Out
5. Thursday--Leftover Spaghetti and Meatballs
6. Friday--Chicken Sausages, Roasted Carrots and Beets, Latkes
7. Saturday--Baby Back Ribs, real Mac and Cheese, Veggie

Last week saw 5 night of home cooked dinners, 1 nights of leftovers/fend for yourself, 1 nights of take-out and 0 nights of Eating out.
Two trips to just Weis was the extent of the shopping last week and the bill came to $159/75.  That brings December's food spending to $328.63.  There are 12 more days in my shopping month.

My savings percentages last week was 52.84% and the monthly savings so far ends up at 53%(without Rite-Aid trips added in).

Leftovers going into this week.......spaghetti and meatballs, latke mix, ribs, mac and cheese.

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

1. Sunday--Veal Parmesan, Salad
2. Monday--Chicken and Dumplings
3. Tuesday--Eat-Out?
4. Wednesday--Chicken Fried Steak, Taters, Gravy, Califlower
5. Thursday--Chicken Enchiladas, Rice, Beans
6. Friday--Pizza, Wings, Veggie Tray
7. Saturday--Leftovers

This week will see 5 new meals cooked, 1 night of leftovers, 1 night of Take-out/Eat-Out.

The only thing I need to buy to make these meals is nothing I think.  That isn't to say that I won't go to the grocery store however. 8-)

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 daughter loves the Progresso recipe. If you feel like sharing the recipe, please do!

  2. I made soup too - vegetable with lentils. Love soup this time of year.

  3. Since I have the flu, I will just have some of what you are having. I feel like eating, just cannot stand to cook.

  4. Your version of Progresso soup looks delicious. NOthing like soup to warm you up in this weather.


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