Monday, February 12, 2018

This Week on the Dining Table

The "Wacky Winter Weather" Edition--

The photo above it was a typical Winter in the Poconos where we use to live looked like.  This was taken standing in our circular driveway from about 20 feet away from the house The high "pile" on the right?   One of our cars is actually under all that snow. lolz
Ah the good old days.....

We don't get nearly as much snow at our current location in PA but we do get a whopper storm every couple of years.
Last week has been crazy Winter weather with it not knowing what it wants to do.  Cold a couple of days then it warms up, snow melts and then it rains some?  It was 50F degrees here last night!  The yard is now officially a swamp.  It's suppose to hit almost 60F degrees later this week, at which time the yard will be Lake Poop(since Daughter never cleans up after her dog and the dog is large and poops three times a day!lol).

So all you folks who get a few inches of snow each Winter, I don't want to hear the bellyaching. ;-)

Moving On....

Onward to the meal planning!

1. Sunday--pizza(one homemade, one store bought frozen)  No one was really hungry so these happened and everyone grabbed something else to their liking if they wanted more/different.  It was a strange food day.
2. Monday--Leftovers
3. Tuesday--Tacos or Taco Salad
4. Wednesday--Fish, Veg, Potato Salad or ?
5. Thursday--Ham and Cheese Quiche, Salad
6. Friday--Leftovers
7. Saturday--?

And this is what actually happened--

1. Sunday--pizza(one homemade, one store bought frozen) or FFY
2. Monday--Leftovers
3. Tuesday--Leftovers
4. Wednesday--Tacos or Taco Salad
5. Thursday--Salmon, Au Gratin Potatoes, Brussel Sprouts
6. Friday--Manicotti in Sauce, Salad
7. Saturday--Leftovers of Fend For Yourself

Last week saw 4 nights of home cooked dinners, 3 nights of leftovers/fend for yourself, 0 night of take-out and 0 nights of Eating out. 

1 trip to Weis and 1 trip to Ollies(Good Stuff Cheap!),brought the shopping last week to $65.78 for all.  That brings February's food spending total to $143.97.  There are 16 days left in my shopping month.

My savings percentages last week was 58.80% and the monthly savings so far ends up at 53.08%(without Rite-Aid trips added in).

Leftovers going into this week.......some ham chunks, beef stroganoff, manicotti(2) and a little taco beef.  I've put the rest of the ham chunks into the freezer(except for some for Sun. and Tues. night's meals).  All the leftovers will be eaten as lunches as there isn't enough of any of them to be dinners.

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

1. Sunday--ham and cheese quiche
2. Monday--hot dogs on rolls, beans
3. Tuesday--ham and bean soup, cornbread
4. Wednesday--leftovers
5. Thursday--chicken fajitas
6. Friday--Italian pork roast, potatoes, onions and carrots
7. Saturday--leftovers

This week will see 5 new meals cooked, 2 nights of leftovers, 0 night of Take-out/Eat-Out.  I am trying to get my soup mojo back though it didn't happen on Sunday this week(Tues. will be soup night for now).

The only thing I need to buy to make these meals is some chicken breast and carrots as I am all out of those items.  I dug through the freezer and there is no chicken in there.  I'll go out there the day it hits 60F and look more closely for some chicken but until then I ain't spending that sort of time in the garage! lolz

The pork roast, hot dogs and ham bone along with some frozen veg to have with the hot dogs are in the freezer.  Baked beans, corn bread and pie crust(quiche)makings in the pantry, potatoes and onions in the root cellar and peppers in the fridge.

I shouldn't have to spend much this week at the stores and hopefully I WON'T! ;-)

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. No whining here although the winter has been much more severe this year. Lots of variation also - there is snow layered on top of ice on top of snow on top of get the drift (hahahaha!)
    A 5-pack of large skinless boneless chicken breasts got us through all of last week; this week is salmon and tuna :)

  2. Wow... nicely done sluggy. Here is the menu plan

    Monday - bean and cheese tacos with avocado
    Tuesday - egg casserole with cheese and broccoli
    Wednesday - smoked sausage. brussel sprouts and potato
    Thursday - Leftovers
    Friday - Sunday - TBD (going camping)

    I was able to get some pork chops on sale yesterday and will be marinating and freezing for the next week.

  3. I took a hen from crockpot yesterday. I have vegetables, so I am set. There are buns and bbq sauce, so maybe? Fresh vegetables--broccoli, zucchini, carrots, potatoes, onions, lettuce plus apples, grapes, and bananas and other stuff. I'm good.

  4. Lots of convenience food this week since I was feeling yucky, did manage to make chow mein Saturday night and we had steaks and asparagus Sunday. I only need to menu plan for tonight as hubby is off tomorrow on a business trip until late Friday...and you know I just eat leftovers, or whatever is in the fridge/freezer (which sometimes means cereal for supper)

  5. Poop lake? I bet you could grow great vegetables....:0

  6. Sunday - tilapia, rice, & salad
    Monday - hamburgers, salad
    Tuesday - Coke pork chops, mashed potatoes, brussels sprouts
    Wednesday - pasta, salad
    Thursday - crock pot chicken & potatoes, broccoli
    Friday - eggs, hash browns, fruit
    Saturday - hubs is gonna smoke a pork roast - yum!!! Probably with mashed or baked potatoes & green beans.

  7. We’ve had about 150” so far. So, yah...I dream about moving to where the levels are a bit more realistic. The U.P. is not the place!
    Dinners will be (vegetarian) tacos X 2 and maybe a chicken/orzo soup X 2 with grilled cheese or tuna melt (husband). After working all day today, even though it was sloooooww, I just didn’t feel like thinking too hard about dinners. I feel the need for fruit so I may make a large batch of blueberry pancakes, too. (I always add lots of berries and husband can have some meat with them.) Tomorrow, when my brain fog clears, i’ll give this some more thought.

  8. We had 60's over the weekend, only to wake up to a 2 hour delay and a couple inches of snow. Lol. Wut?

    Sunday and Monday was pork and sauerkraut with mashed potatoes
    Tuesday Steakum
    Wednesday Fish from Chickfila (got a free sandwich in my email)
    Thursday Chicken Parm
    Friday Fish sticks and pierogies

    I realize that I love having a meal plan. So much off of my mind.


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