Monday, January 8, 2018

This Week on the Dining Table

The "The Bombogenesis" Edition--

We got a little snow from the Bombogenesis aka Bomb Cyclone aka Nor'Easter that hit the East Coast last week.  Just about 2 inches in total over a couple days.  My brother down in SEVA got 12 inches at his house.  They don't "do" snow down there and certainly not a foot of it at a time.  He's been shoveling for 4 days now and they haven't gone anywhere since it started snowing as the roads are still a mess.
The photo above is of a fridge magnet I saw this past Summer in a gift shop in Wyoming. lolz

Moving On....

Onward to the meal planning!

Here's what was planned last week--
1. Sunday--Cocktail Meatballs, Shrimp Toast, Cheese/Crackers, Dip/Celery, Pickles, Olives and Bubbly to drink
2. Monday--Ravioli in Sauce, Salad
3. Tuesday--Leftover Roast Beef, Asparagus, Mashed Taters
4. Wednesday--Leftovers
5. Thursday--?
6. Friday--Homemade Pizza, Salad
7. Saturday--Chicken Fried Steak, Gravy Taters, Mix Veggies

And this is what actually happened--
1. Sunday--Cocktail Meatballs, Shrimp Toast, Cheese/Crackers, Dip/Celery, Pickles, Olives and Bubbly to drink
2. Monday--Ravioli in Sauce, Salad
3. Tuesday--Roast Beef Hash, Eggs, Leftover Rolls
4. Wednesday--Meatloaf, leftover mac and cheese, asparagus
5. Thursday--Pizza, Salad
6. Friday--Pork Tenderloin Sandwiches
7. Saturday--Chicken Enchiladas, Spanish Rice, Refried Beans

Last week saw 6 nights of home cooked dinners, 1 night of leftovers/fend for yourself, 0 nights of take-out and 0 night of Eating out.
NYE was finger foods of items picked up for cheap and I turned some premade meatballs Daughter bought this Summer into cocktail meatballs with a great sauce using a can of cranberry glop and a bottle of chili sauce.  I used part of the leftover Roast from Christmas to make hash one night.  A Stouffer's meatloaf picked up cheap at Weis last week was served with leftover mac and cheese also from Christmas with fresh asparagus as well.  The ravioli was a quick meal and the enchiladas(a big production)happened the night Daughter's BF arrived from Louisiana.

2 Trips to Weis was the extent of the shopping last week and the bill came to $60.60 for all.  That brought January's food spending total to $60.60.
There are 23 days left in my shopping month.  

My savings percentages last week was 48.79% and the monthly savings so far ends up at 48.79%(without Rite-Aid trips added in).

Leftovers going into this week....... rolls, an entire pan of enchiladas, spanish rice, a little mac and cheese, 1 piece of pizza and 2 servings of ravioli in sauce.

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

1. Sunday--Country Fried Steak, Mashed Taters, Gravy, CA medley Veggies
2. Monday--Chinese(maybe)
3. Tuesday--FFY or Leftovers
4. Wednesday--Hot Dogs on Rolls, Beans, Potato Salad
5. Thursday--Veal Parm, Brussels Sprouts
6. Friday--Manicotti in Sauce, Salad
7. Saturday--Leftovers

This week will see 4 new meals cooked, 2 nights of leftovers, 1 night of Take-out/Eat-Out.

The only thing I need to buy to make these meals is maybe some salad greens.  But that won't keep me from going to the grocery store anyway. lolz

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?


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