Monday, July 9, 2018

This Week on the Dining Table

The "Starting to Produce, Produce" Edition--

The veggies in the garden are starting to ripen and be ready to pick.  I've harvested lettuce three times now and there is more out there.  Usually by this time it's gotten too hot for lettuce but it's still going gangbusters this year.

Moving On....

Onward to the meal planning!

This is what was planned--

1. Sunday--Chicken w/Queso and Noodles Casserole, Salad
2. Monday--Garlic Pork Roast, Brussels Sprouts, Stuffing
3. Tuesday--Pizza
4. Wednesday--Cook-Out Foods
5. Thursday--BLTs
6. Friday--Leftovers
7. Saturday--Chicken Tenders, leftover Cook-Out sides

And this is what actually happened--

1. Sunday--Chicken w/Queso and Noodles Casserole, Salad
2. Monday--Garlic Pork Roast, Brussels Sprouts, Quinoa w/Kale
3. Tuesday--Pizza(take-out)
4. Wednesday--Cook-Out Foods(burgers, dogs, sides, corn)
5. Thursday--Chicken Tenders, Grilled Squash, Mac and Cheese
6. Friday--BLTs
7. Saturday--Leftovers

Everything planned was served pretty much.  I used up a boxed meal thing and reserved a bit of macaroni I cooked up for the mac salad to make a small pan of mac and cheese(also using up leftover cheese sauce).

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 the Bread Outlet, a Produce Market and two trips to Weis brought the weekly food spending to $78.96 and the monthly total to $78.96.
I have 22 days left in my shopping month for July.  I went to Big Lots this past weekend and got some food items but I haven't had time to go through the receipt to separate the food from non-food and add it to my food tally for July so that will show up on next week's report.

My savings percentage last week was 55.14%(without Rite-Aid trips)and July's monthly savings total comes to 55.14% so far.

Leftovers going into this week......Chicken Casserole, Garlic Pork Roast, 4 Hot Dogs, Potato Salad and Macaroni Salad.

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

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

This week will see 5 new meals cooked, 2 nights of leftovers/FFY and 0 nights of Take-Out/Eating Out.

What needs buying for this menu? Portabello Mushroom caps, Ground Beef, maybe Eggplant.
Don't need much but I'm going to Wegman's and there's the Big Lots trip too to add into this week so spending will top out at $100+.

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. My great deals this week are on my blog right now. There were many more deals, just not things I wanted or needed. I spent as much this week as I do in three weeks.

    Right now, I am going to fill the crockpot with bscb and potatoes later.

    Tomorrow, I will go to the Farmer's Market for tomatoes, squash, zucchini.

    Tuesday, we have to free events, so I will not have to cook lunch or dinner. Yay! The rest of my week will revolve aroud chicken breasts, supplemented by slaw and other vegetables.

  2. Can you share your chicken with queso recipe?

  3. Your menu sounds great, Sluggy. We had BLTs yesterday for breakfast/lunch. I don't make them often, but they sure are good.

  4. Since I have started eating Keto, meals take a lot of planning and I am not a planner. The great deal here this week was tuna steaks. I love them, they are super quick to cook, and any leftovers become a poke bowl the nest day. They are still having the sale so I want to get more for the freezer.

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