Monday, January 28, 2019

This Week on the Dining Table

The "It's Slowing Going Down!" Edition.........

Last Monday......

This morning..........

A bit more left the freezer last week.  I did spend a LOT at the grocery store last week but mostly refrigerated or pantry goods.
I still need to make room to shove a ham in there that's in the fridge. ugh.

Moving On....

Onward to the meal planning!

This is what was planned--

1. Sunday--Catfish Piccata, Asiago Rice, Tossed Salad
2. Monday--Daughter is cooking since it's my Birthday day
3. Tuesday--Leftovers
4. Wednesday--Chicken Fried Steak, Mashed Potatoes, Gravy, Veggie TBD
5. Thursday--Spaghetti and Meatballs, Salad
6. Friday--?
7. Saturday--?

And this is what actually happened--

1. Sunday--Catfish Piccata, Asiago Rice, Tossed Salad
2. Monday--Hamburgers, Carrot and Potato fries
3. Tuesday--Leftovers
4. Wednesday--Chicken Fried Steak, Mashed Potatoes, Gravy, Brussels Sprouts(I don't eat CFS and gravy.)
5. Thursday--just can't remember what we had but I cooked
6. Friday--Spaghetti and Meatballs
7. Saturday--Pork Tenderloin Sandwiches, Roasted Rainbow Carrots

Last week saw 6 nights of home cooked dinners, 1 night of leftovers/fend for yourself, 0 nights of Eating Out/Take-Out.  

What got put into the freezer last week.....
*  4 pints of ice cream(daughter's)

What got taken out of the freezer and used last week.......
*  2 lbs. of Catfish fillets
*  1/2 a bag of Chicken Fried Steak
*  4 hamburgers
*  2 packages of meatballs
*  Brussels Sprouts
*  2 packs of pork

 A couple of grocery trips.....3 trips to Weis($39.35/$63.99/$78.75)and 4 things bought at Ollie's that were food($4.40)brought the weekly food spending to $186.49 and brought the January monthly total to $385.09 so far.
I have 3 days left in my shopping month for January.  So much for my low spending groceries in Jan.....

My savings percentage last week was 50.74%(without Rite-Aid trips)and January's monthly savings total so far comes to 50.24%(w/out R-A).  

Leftovers going into this week.... zuke, chicken and dumplings, Lemon chicken w/Barley spinach and carrots.

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

1. Sunday--Chicken Piccata, Zuke and reg. noodles
2. Monday--Beef Pie
3. Tuesday--Meatball Subs
4. Wednesday--Pot Roast, Carrots, Taters and Onions
5. Thursday--Fend For Yourself
6. Friday--homemade Pizza, Salad
7. Saturday--something Mexican(TBD)

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? I might need more carrots.....we've been on a carrot jag lately.

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. Dinner is leftovers. I have some left over beans and pasta. Just need to add some salad to it.

  2. I cook Friday-Sunday, & then do leftovers during the week. It works for us. Unfortunately, my husband is having to do a super strict diet in advance of allergy testing. So, I feel as though I'm making no progress on eating down our fridge, pantry or freezer, as most of what he can eat is newly purchased & was super pricey. Oh well. Everything has a season.

    This week it's: one pot Greek meatball skillet with lemon dill rice + egg roll in a bowl with cauliflower rice. Beyond that, we'll also probably do homemade pizza.


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