Monday, July 16, 2018

This Week on the Dining Table

The "Looking Better" Edition--

Chester was looking a tad "scruffy" so I groomed him on Saturday.  No people want me cutting their hair but I did ok with the dog and besides, he doesn't care and won't give me a bad review on Yelp. lolz
He'll get a bath this week too.

Moving On....

Onward to the meal planning!

This is what was planned--

1. Sunday--Hamburgers and leftover Cook-out sides
2. Monday--Leftovers
3. Tuesday--Spaghetti and Meatballs, Salad
4. Wednesday--Eggplant w/Garlic Sauce, Rice
5. Thursday--Mushroom Parm(and Chicken Parm for someone), Salad
6. Friday--Leftovers
7. Saturday--Something w/Pasta

And this is what actually happened--

1. Sunday--Hamburgers and leftover Cook-out sides
2. Monday--Leftovers
3. Tuesday--Steak, Salad
4. Wednesday--Spaghetti and Meatballs, more Salad if wanted
5. Thursday--Stuffed Chicken Breast Florentine, Mixed Veggies, Mashed Taters
6. Friday--Stromboli, Wings, Pizza, Salad
7. Saturday--Chinese Eggplant in Garlic Sauce, Rice

The Parm didn't happen because I got those stuffed chicken breasts(meh) on discount and had those instead.

Last week saw 5 nights of home cooked dinners, 1 night of leftovers/fend for yourself, 1 nights of Take-Out or Eating Out.  

A trip to each of Big Lots, Wegman's and Weis brought the weekly food spending to $156.68 and the monthly total to $235.64. I bought a lot of pantry staples last week as well as 4 lbs. of cheese and a pork butt to smoke this week.
I have 15 days left in my shopping month for July. 

My savings percentage last week was 39.95%(without Rite-Aid trips)and July's monthly savings total comes to 46.07% so far.

Leftovers going into this week......3 slices of pizza, a small portion of each Eggplant w/Garlic Sauce, Spaghetti, 1 Meatball and tons of Rice and Spaghetti Sauce.  The small meatloaf is going into the freezer. No real leftovers to serve just bits and pieces Hubs can dine on for lunch.

The spaghetti sauce will be used in the Mushroom Parm this week and I might make a pan of Lasagna as I have Cottage Cheese to use up.  I also have cheese sauce to use up so I'll make a pan of mac and cheese as well.

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

1. Sunday--Leftovers
2. Monday--Mushroom and Chicken Parm, Salad
3. Tuesday--Pork Chops, Sauteed Squash, Mac and Cheese
4. Wednesday--BLT sandwiches
5. Thursday--Lasagna or Fish?
6. Friday--Steak, COC, Salad
7. Saturday--BBQ, Coleslaw

This week will see 6 new meals cooked, 1 night of leftovers/FFY and 0 nights of Take-Out/Eating Out.
Tuesday should be cooler so I'll run the oven then for pork chops, mac and cheese and will make the lasagna(if I decide on that).

What needs buying for this menu? Corn, Coleslaw mix, milk and eggs also(though not needed for these meals).

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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  2. Man your dinners sound good!!! Dd has taken over the cooking and has decided to try vegetarianism....which is....fine.....but man would I like more meat - I'm going to start eating at your house!!!

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  5. Last week was an odd one, I don't think I cooked dinner at all, except for Monday. I can't get away with it again this week. Lol

    Sunday-pizza and soup
    Monday chicken w snowpeas, mushrooms and brown rice
    Taco Tuesday
    Wednesday- yoyo, I work late, they can feed me :)
    Thursday pork chops on the grill, loaded baked potatoes
    Friday, Saturday-not sure how many of us will be here so plans are hanging in the balance

  6. I am planning to saute mushrooms, bell pepper, onion, zucchini, and yellow squash for Tuesday. I may throw in some cabbage. This will go with the chicken that is left over.

    Another meal will be bbq chicken and slay and tomatoes/lettuce.

    One hotdag without the bun and with slaw and cookie.

    Then, chicken, lettuce, tomato on bun.

    Ham and cabbage and potatoes.

    Wow, I meal planned for five meals. The only one I have a day for is the sautéed vegs and chicken on Tuesday.

    Meal six may be more ham and cabbage and potatoes.

  7. AND, I have blueberries, cherries, apples, oranges, and bananas here.

  8. No deals at the store, but I have plenty at home. On tap for dinner this week... veggie and sausage soup. I had a bunch of veggies that needed to be used. Done and done. Going to heat some up right now.

  9. Chester's looking all handsome and I am pretty sure he knows it.
    Not many good deals this week, but hope springs eternal for Wednesday's ads. Though looking through my freezer and fridge I am not sure I need anything except cucumbers.
    I have planned my weeks meals and I hate planning, but I am doing it anyway. Damn Keto!

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