Monday, May 14, 2018

This Week on the Dining Table

The "No Time for Photos" Edition--
I've got company arriving this afternoon so no time for photos or to even write anything here.  I've got to get my butt back into the kitchen to cook!

Moving On....

Onward to the meal planning!

This is what was planned--

1. Sunday--Fend For Yourself
2. Monday--Leftovers(various)
3. Tuesday--Pizza, Salad
4. Wednesday--Kielbasa on Rolls w/Onion, Brussels Sprouts
5. Thursday--more Leftovers
6. Friday--Fish, Cole Slaw, Sweet Potato Fries
7. Saturday--?

And this is what actually happened--

1. Sunday--Fend For Yourself
2. Monday--Leftovers(various)
3. Tuesday--Kielbasa on Rolls w/Onion, Brussels Sprouts
4. Wednesday--Pizza, Salad
5. Thursday--Burger King
6. Friday--Fend For Yourself
7. Saturday--Spaghetti w/Meatballs, Salad, Garlic Bread

Last week saw 3 nights of home cooked dinners, 3 nights of leftovers/fend for yourself, 1 nights of Take-Out or Eating Out.  The kids didn't eat much of that tempura shrimp I made last week so I've been eating it reheated 3 nights this past week.  Silly kids.....
One of the Stromboli we bought a week ago last Saturday didn't make it to Sunday since College Boy found it after work Saturday night and ate the ENTIRE thing! save for the small bit I had for dinner that night. sigh.  So basically I went on strike most nights and told them all to eat leftovers since we had a lot of that.

1 grocery trips to Weis and 1 large trip to the Grocery Outlet brought the shopping to $141.71 for the week and brought May's food spending total to $239.58.   

I've got $160.42 left in the food budget for May and 17 days left in my shopping month. 

My savings percentages last week was 53.38% and May's monthly savings total so far is at 52.94%.

Leftovers going into this week.......spaghetti and meatballs, salad, garlic bread but nothing else that I can find. lolz

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

1. Sunday--Steaks on the grill, Green Beans, Corn on Cob(Daughter is cooking)
2. Monday--Ribs and Pork BBQ, Cole Slaw, Potato Salad, Mac Salad, Beans, Pie(Company's coming!)
3. Tuesday--Fend for Yourself
4. Wednesday--Not Sure Yet/Something in the Freezeer
5. Thursday--Leftovers
6. Friday--Fish, Cole Slaw, Sweet Potato Fries
7. Saturday--?

This week will see 4 new meals cooked, 2 nights of leftovers/FFY and 1 nights of ?.

What needs buying for this menu?  Peppers, Cabbage, Potatoes, Milk all of which have been bought already this weekend(will be on next week's post).

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. Company I have to hurry and read the back posts!

  2. Sunday-Chinese
    Monday-leftovers, daughter staying after school for Yearbook pizza party
    Tuesday-fish on the grill
    Wednesday-chicken on grill
    Friday-who knows.
    Saturday-don't care.
    Busy week. I'm sick. Lots of money flying out the window lately so we are eating up what's here and liking it. Lol.
    Enjoy your company! :)

  3. the fend for yourself sound fascinating
    what gets eaten ?

  4. Everyone loves it whenever people get together and
    share opinions. Great website, keep it up!


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