Monday, September 24, 2018

This Week on the Dining Table

The "Ready for Company" Edition--

All systems are go and I am ready for Kim's arrival! lolz

Moving On....

Onward to the meal planning!

This  is what was planned--
1. Sunday--Breakfast for Dinner
2. Monday--Leftovers or BLTs
3. Tuesday--Ravioli in Sauce w/Sausage, Salad
4. Wednesday--Tacos or Taco Salads
5. Thursday--Chowder, Bread
6. Friday--Pizza, Caesar Salad
7. Saturday--Leftovers

And this is what actually happened--
1. Sunday--Breakfast for Dinner
2. Monday--Chinese Take-Out
3. Tuesday--Ravioli in Sauce w/Sausage, Salad
4. Wednesday--Leftovers
5. Thursday--Cheese Steaks
6. Friday--Homemade Pizza
7. Saturday--Leftovers

Last week saw 4 nights of home cooked dinners, 2 night of leftovers/fend for yourself/tv dinners, 1 night of Take-Out or Eating Out.  
We got another spat of unseasonably hot weather so Monday we got take-out and the tacos and chowder didn't happen this week.  I had roast beef that needed eating so Cheese Steaks happened instead on Thursday. No one wanted salad with the pizza either.

Nobody offered to cook this week for me. **sad face**

Two trips to Weis, a trip to Giant and a trip to the Surplus Grocery Outlet brought the weekly food spending to $131.58 and brought the monthly total to $418.79.
I have 6 days left in my shopping month for September and have -$18.79 left in the food budget. lolz  I need to get some things this week, plus I found my Walmart receipt from earlier in the month that I didn't record(sigh)so I am hoping to stay under $500 now for the month.

October will be all about being austere with the budget and using up what we have and buying very little grocery shopping other than milk, fresh produce.  I've got to reign it in for a month and October will be that month!  Usually there are no great grocery store deals around here in Oct. and things heat up in November for holiday deals and food buying.

My savings percentage last week was 56.36%(without Rite-Aid trips)and September's monthly savings total came to 54.42%.

Leftovers going into this week......2 ears of corn, fettuccine Alfredo, potato salad, ravioli w/sauce, pizza.  Little bits of these things.

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

1. Sunday--Hamburgers on Rolls w/Tomato, Fries
2. Monday--Fish, Mac and Cheese, Brussels Sprouts
3. Tuesday--Beer Brats, Grilled Onions, Veggie TBD
4. Wednesday--Tacos
5. Thursday--BBQ sandwiches, Cole Slaw
6. Friday--Eating Out
7. Saturday--Eating Out

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

What needs buying for this menu?Lettuce(maybe), milk.

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. A local store had a 4 day sale that I *tried to take advantage of but many items were out of stock, no rain checks. Grrrr. I don't shop there often and am usually disappointed when I do. So had to switch up meals this week.

    Sunday leftovers
    Monday cottage pie
    Tuesday hot turkey and gravy
    Wednesday tacos
    Thursday leftover tacos or meatloaf
    Friday fish and fries
    Saturday ??

    Veggies and sides tbd. I have salad that needs used up first. Probably make a batch of Halushki as well with lurking cabbage.

  2. I've tucked a few things away for reheat and eat for my daughter, but other than that, no leftovers for supper as we need for lunches. My older daughter was going to make a red lentil daal dish but her lentils went bad, which I have never heard of-gross. I may make a curry this week, despite it not being on my plan as I have yogurt but will maybe use that in a homemade pizza crust instead of my normal flat bread version.

  3. So happy you are getting ready for me. You have everything I need. Can't wait to see you.

  4. It all went out the window this past week as far as meals were concerned. I am not really sure what all we ate, it was so busy-crazy. Going to be working on my menu/grocery list this week so that when we get paid Friday I can try to shop and make the most of the money.
    Wendy C

  5. I know you will have fun with Kim and she can be all Diet Coked up. I am assuming you will partake in a different beverage?


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