Monday, December 3, 2018

This Week on the Dining Table

The Funniest Fortune Cookie EVER!"" Edition.........

Even better than the typo on the menu at the Hibachi restaurant from last year that served "Red Snapple" on a bed of rice. Mmmm......I didn't know that Snapple was a fish. lolz

Moving On....

Onward to the meal planning!

This is what was planned--

1. Sunday--Leftovers or Fend for Yourself
2. Monday--Hoagies
3. Tuesday--Seafood Buffet
4. Wednesday--Spaghetti and Meatballs
5. Thursday--Chicken Tenders, Taters, Veggie TBD
6. Friday--Leftovers
7. Saturday--Breakfast for Dinner(tentatively)

And this is what actually happened--

1. Sunday--Leftovers or Fend for Yourself
2. Monday--Hoagies
3. Tuesday--Leftovers
4. Wednesday--Turkey Casserole
5. Thursday--Spaghetti and Meatballs, Tossed Salad
6. Friday--Strip Steak, Baked Taters, Brussels Sprouts
7. Saturday--Marinated Pork Loin, Sugar Snap Peas, Teriyaki Rice

Sometimes the plan happens and sometimes I go rogue if I find a great deal or just aren't feeling what I had planned.
I did use up some Turkey Day leftovers making a casserole w/turkey, stuffing, carrots and Campbell's soup.  We aren't much of a turkey soup family here so this worked to use up stuff.
The Seafood Buffet didn't happen because I couldn't find the fish in the freezer and it's too cold out in the garage to dig around much.  When it turns up it will get used. ;-)

Last week saw 4 nights of home cooked dinners, 2 nights of leftovers/fend for yourself, 1 night of Eating Out/Take-Out. Primo Hoagies had a Cyber Monday special so we indulged.

 A couple of grocery trips.....1 to the Bread Outlet($10.16), a couple of veggies at Shursave($1.98)and a small Weis shop($22.17)brought the weekly food spending to $40.31 and brought the December monthly total to $40.31 so far.

I have 28 days left in my shopping month for December.
December already?!

My savings percentage last week was 65.25%(without Rite-Aid trips)and December's monthly savings total comes to 65.25%(w/out R-A)so far.  The percentage is so high because there was very little grocery store shopping and a good sized Bread Outlet shop.

Leftovers going into this week.....rolls, Hawaiian rolls, some spaghetti and meatballs in sauce.

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

1. Sunday--Beef Stroganoff, Rice
2. Monday--Spaghetti, Meatballs in sauce, Salad?
3. Tuesday--Bratwurst on rolls, Potato Salad, Spinach
4. Wednesday--Beef Pie
5. Thursday--Pork Tenderloin Sandwiches, Sweet Potato Fries
6. Friday--Leftovers
7. Saturday--Fend for Yourself or maybe Tacos?

This week will see 5-6 new meals cooked, 1-2 nights of leftovers/FFY, 0 nights of Take-Out/Eating Out.

What needs buying for this menu? Green Beans and if I can find a bag of Salad

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? 



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  4. We're having leftover turkey soup tonight. Can't tell you for sure about the rest of the week. Depends on what I feel like when I get up in the mornings. Love your fortune cookie. When my daughter lived in San Francisco a few years ago, there was an Asian restaurant that we liked to order from for dinner delivery. One item on the menu was Steamed 'Dumpings.' Got us going every time; it never got old. :)

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  7. Woo hoo! I love that you will go rogue if necessary! Or if you just want to go rogue, either way it works. I keep an old pair of ski gloves in the drawer next to my freezer. It makes rummaging through it so much easier, but mine is in the laundry room and it is heated.

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  10. No leftover turkey for us as we were away for the holiday. I missed having a few easy meals.


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