Monday, November 5, 2018

This Week on the Dining Table

The "How the Mighty Have Fallen From Grace" Edition.........

Poor old Mario Batali.  Once the darling of the food world until his sexist ways were brought to light in the #MeToo scandals.
Hubs and I were in the Amish discount grocery outlet late Summer and saw this sad, slightly crushed box of Mario branded spaghetti sitting on a shelf there, priced at 49¢.  I am sure before Mario's career hit the skids this baby went for big money.

Moving On....

Onward to the meal planning!

This is what was planned--

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)

And this is what actually happened--

1. Sunday--Leftovers
2. Monday--Chicken Enchiladas
3. Tuesday--Leftovers
4. Wednesday--Chicken Fajitas
5. Thursday--Hot Dogs, Beans, Potato Salad
6. Friday--Chicken Tenders, leftover Potato Salad, Mac and Cheese
7. Saturday--Pork Tenderloin sandwiches w/LTO(lett., tom., onion).

Last week saw 5 nights of home cooked dinners, 2 nights of leftovers/fend for yourself, 0 nights of Eating Out.  
The fish and the goulash didn't happen.  The hot dogs were a last minute meal(didn't take stuff out to prep in time so needed something quick and easy)and the pork sandwiches happened as I got that deal on a big hunk of pork.

 A flurry of grocery shopping at the Bread Outlet, a little bit at Ollie's and 2 med. sized trips to Weis brought the weekly food spending to $104.18 and brought the November total to $104.18.

I have 25 days left in my shopping month for November.

My savings percentage last week was 49.65%(without Rite-Aid trips)and November's monthly savings total comes to 49/65%(w/out R-A)so far.

Leftovers going into this week......1 helping rigatoni w/meat sauce and fajitas filling, 1 enchilada, 2 hot dogs, 1 helping beans, 2 pork tenderloins(need cooking). Not enough to feed a family(everyone the same thing)so this will all be lunch fodder for this week(mostly Hubs will eat it all).

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

1. Sunday--Chicken Marsala, Rice 
2. Monday--Meatloaf, Baked Potato, Salad
3. Tuesday--Beef Goulash w/Sweet Taters, Noodles
4. Wednesday--Leftovers
5. Thursday--Roast Chicken, Veggie TBD
6. Friday--Fish, Cole slaw, Broccoli, Fries
7. Saturday--Chili w/Beans, Cornbread

This week will see 6 new meals cooked, 1 night of leftovers/FFY, 0 nights of Take-Out/Eating Out.

What needs buying for this menu? More mushrooms and broccoli.  That's it. 
A good deal of beef roast, ground beef, BSCB, frozen fish(and that whole chicken I bought last week) will be utilized and free up a bit of freezer space.

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. Poor Mario___not!
    I decided to plan nothing. I am tired and tired of cooking so we will just eat whatever I have frozen previously. I just don't have the energy to worry about the house and pleasing palates at the same time, and honestly I just don't care.

  2. Well it was 3 meal roasted chicken week at my house with chicken soup on the horizon :) This week we're eating out of the freezer to make some space!


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