Monday, October 29, 2018

This Week on the Dining Table

The "Well That's Interesting" Edition--

Spotted earlier this month on a grocery store shelf-a "throwback receipt" of Beefaroni.  Priced almost doubled as the regular Beefaroni.  Checking the ingredient list the only difference I spotted was no HFCS in the throwback receipt one.  Would you pay double to buy the one without HFCS?  Would you even buy this item? lolz  (I confess that I will buy/eat Beefaroni on occasion as it reminds me of my early childhood and comforts me.)

Moving On....

Onward to the meal planning!

This is what was planned--

1. Sunday--Cheese Lasagna
2. Monday--Leftovers
3. Tuesday--Chicken Strips, Sweet Potato Fries, Veggie TBD
4. Wednesday--Beef Stew, Biscuits
5. Thursday--Rigatoni, Meat Sauce, Salad(Hubs will cook this)
6. Friday--Chicken and Chilies Enchiladas, Beans, Rice
7. Saturday--FFY(Fend for Yourself)

And this is what actually happened--

1. Sunday--Cheese Lasagna
2. Monday--Leftovers
3. Tuesday--Chicken Strips, Sweet Potato Fries, Veggie TBD
4. Wednesday--Chicken Parm, Salad, Garlic Bread
5. Thursday--Beef and Veggie Stew, Biscuits
6. Friday--Leftovers
7. Saturday--Rigatoni, Meat Sauce, leftover Collards

Last week saw 5 nights of home cooked dinners, 2 nights of leftovers/fend for yourself, 0 nights of Eating Out.  
I had breaded chicken cutlets in the fridge that needed using so those happened instead of Chicken Enchiladas.  Everything else happened but not in the order/on the day planned.  No salad with the Rigatoni because we had leftover Collards to finish up.

1 small trip to Weis, 2 items at Dollar Tree and a trip to Ollie's on vacation brought the weekly food spending to $44.92 and brought the monthly total to $198.53.
I am pleased as punch I've kept the food shopping so low so far this month....about half of my usual spending so far.  8-)
I have 2 days left in my shopping month for October.

My savings percentage last week was 71.92%(without Rite-Aid trips)and October's monthly savings total comes to 56.71%(w/out R-A)so far.

Leftovers going into this week......lasagna, beef stew, rigatoni w/meat sauce.  Not much leftover.

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

1. Sunday--Leftovers
2. Monday--Chicken Fajitas
3. Tuesday--Leftovers or FFY
4. Wednesday--Potato crusted Cod, Cole Slaw, Veggie TBD
5. Thursday--Chicken and Chile Enchiladas
6. Friday--Beef Goulash, Rice, Spinach Souffle
7. Saturday--FFY(Fend for Yourself)

If I go to Price Chopper this week the meal plan may change since I plan to buy a rotisserie chicken there(it's one of the deals)so there may be more chicken meals this week.

This week will see 4 new meals cooked, 3 night of leftovers/FFY, 0 nights of Take-Out/Eating Out. 

What needs buying for this menu?  Chicken, mushrooms, sour cream.  I plan on hitting a couple stores before Wednesday too which will raise my October food spending but aren't things we need for this menu.

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. We call that barfaroni. But actually I have never tried it.

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  4. Honestly, I wouldn't pay extra for it. But my sister in law is allergic to HFCS so I do pay attention to what its in and what its not in.

  5. I cooked a turkey on Saturday so today is turkey soup and tomorrow will be turkey pot pies. Wednesday will be pasta with meat sauce and a salad. Thursday is ham and cheese omelettes with hash browns and that is as far as I have gotten. Maybe homemade pizza on Friday. We will see.

  6. Years ago, I ate Beefaroni--once. Never again.


  7. Nope - would not buy it. I used to love the ravioli, but UGH... gross!

    Some decent deals at the store, but not a bunch.

    Dinner is going to be rice and bean with avocado for a few nights, and then perhaps some keilbasa with cauliflower rice and small salad.

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