Monday, October 1, 2018

This Week on the Dining Table

The "Kim Goes to Bean's" Edition--




We arrived in Maine on Saturday night.  Had dinner with my cousin and her husband.  Last night around 7 pm I initiated Kim into "Bean's".....known to the world as L. L. Beans.  Around these "pahts" it's just Bean's.
More fun to come.

Moving On....

Onward to the meal planning!

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

1. Sunday--Hamburgers on Rolls w/Tomato, Fries
2. Monday--Fish, Mac and Cheese, Brussels Sprouts
3. Tuesday--Beer Brats, Grilled Onions
4. Wednesday--Tacos
5. Thursday--BBQ sandwiches, Cole Slaw
6. Friday--Eating Out(I had Chowder and Greek Salad)
7. Saturday--Eating Out(I had whole belly fried clams-unfortunately)

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

One trip to Weis, a trip to Dollar General and another somewhere I can't recall now brought the weekly food spending to $67.56 and brought the monthly total to $486.35.
I have 0 days left in my shopping month for September and I am over the food budget by $86.35.  I think I'm done. 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,which happened.
Go me! hehehe

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 58%(without Rite-Aid trips)and September's monthly savings total came to 76.34%(w/R-A).

Leftovers going into this week......barbecue, rolls, Cole slaw, taco meat, taco shells(I think it's still left, can't check as I am not home with the kids and doggies right now.)

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

1. Sunday--Eating Out
2. Monday--Eating Out
3. Tuesday--Eating Out
4. Wednesday--Eating Out
5. Thursday--Cooking a Shore Dinnah
6. Friday--Eating Out
7. Saturday--Eating Out

This week will see 1 new meals cooked, 0 nights of leftovers/FFY, 6 nights of Take-Out/Eating Out.
How's THAT for easy?! lolz

What needs buying for this menu?  Shore dinner ingredients(lobsters, clams-maybe not clams at this point, mussels, corn, maybe potatoes).  No other food shopping will happen this week I can safely say. ;-)

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? 


Sluggy

5 comments:

  1. I hope you have the most wonderful trip with Kim! Oh, and all the wonderful eating out/no cooking! Color me jealous!

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  2. I hope you have a fantastic time this week, Sluggy!!!

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  3. Enjoy your time with Kim! It is great that you both can meet up for a fantastic vacation/getaway.

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  4. When you said beans and pahts I thought you meant beans and Fahts.. Okay private joke....

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