Monday, April 16, 2018

This Week on the Dining Table

The "Crazy Weather" Edition--

After 2 days of 70+ weather(on Friday it hit 80F!)the temp sank 30+ degrees on Sunday into the 40's.  The rain Sunday didn't come until last night/this morning along with strong winds.  This reminds me we need to do something about a couple of tall trees out back soon. sigh.  Temps in the 40's today, snow showers mid week overnight/early morning and then 50's for the rest of the week.
The poor forsythia bush started budding out on Friday.....I guess it didn't get the weather memo.
Poor Mother Nature is on crack lately! lol

Moving On....

Onward to the meal planning!

This is what was planned--

1. Sunday--Lasagna
2. Monday--BLTs, Ham or Club Sandwiches
3. Tuesday--Leftover Lasagna, Zucchini side dish
4. Wednesday--Pork Chops, Sweet Potato Fries(baked), Sugar Snap Peas or Green Beans
5. Thursday--Spaghetti and Meatballs, Salad
6. Friday--Fish, Sautéd Squash, Mashed Taters
7. Saturday--Leftovers

And this is what actually happened--

1. Sunday--Lasagna
2. Monday--Club Sandwiches
3. Tuesday--Leftover Lasagna, Zucchini side dish
4. Wednesday--Stir-Fry Beef, Mushrooms, Broccoli w/Noodles
5. Thursday--Pork Chops, Mashed Taters, Green Beans w/Garlic
6. Friday--Leftovers(I had stir fry)
7. Saturday--Breakfast for Dinner

Last week saw 5 nights of home cooked dinners, 2 night of leftovers/fend for yourself, 0 nights of Take-Out or Eating Out.

4 small grocery trips(Weis, Shursave, Dollar Tree and Maine Source)brought the shopping to $67.65 for the week and brought April's food spending total to $192.90.  

My savings percentages last week was 45.45% and April's monthly savings total so far is at 60.04%.

Leftovers going into this week.......ham and lasagna.  The rest of the ham will go into the freezer later today so it's a helping or two of lasagna left.

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

1. Sunday--Rigatoni and Mushroom Ragu
2. Monday--Fish, Squash Sauté, Corn Casserole
3. Tuesday--Homemade Pizza, Salad
4. Wednesday--Meatloaf, Baked Sweet Potato Fries, Brussels Sprouts
5. Thursday--Leftovers
6. Friday--?
7. Saturday--?

This week will see 4 new meals cooked,1  nights of leftovers/FFY and 0 nights of Take-out/Eat-Out and 2 nights of ?  because I'm not inspired yet to think of something. lolz  Maybe I can talk Hubs into cooking again one night this week.  ;-)

What needs buying for this menu?  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. We are in that weird meal planning stage right before holidays - to use stuff up. Last night fajitas to use the peppers. Tonight salad and .....something else lol

  2. We are having chili tonight because the temps are so low. It is hard to imagine actually eating chili in mid April.

  3. Things did not get made because I felt bad because of the antibiotic. Actually, I don't buy anything this week because I am broker than broke. I need to see if my eggs or romaine are on the list of products/stores/brands with salmonella or e coli.

    Today, I plan to make Jello salad again, carrot raisin salad and baked potatoes that can be eaten with salad greens and tomatoes and leftover field peas. Oh, and chicken.

  4. Mon - dd making honey-balsamic chicken, rice, green beans
    Tue - I'll make cheesy ham & asparagus bake, salad, rolls
    Wed - ds making ???
    Thurs - dd making ???
    Fri - I'll make hamburger helper, salad
    Sat - dh making pizza
    Sun - dh making pork loin in the smoker

  5. On the crazy weather topic, I was told that Mother Nature and Father Time were going together to welcome Spring but Father Time got lost and wouldn't ask for directions -- and the crazy weather was the result!


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