Monday, February 11, 2019

This Week on the Dining Table

The "Who WOULDN'T Want This!?!?" Edition.............

Hubs and I were out and about on Saturday.  I found this yummy rainbow furry purse and threatened to send it to Kim for her birthday next month.  Who wouldn't want this, right? lolz

Moving On....

Onward to the meal planning!

This is what was planned--

1. Sunday--Homemade Pizza, Hot Wings
2. Monday--Cheese Steak Subs, Spinach souffle 
3. Tuesday--Leftover Beef Pie or FFY
4. Wednesday--Pork Roast, Italian side dish w/Beans and Veggies, Baked Kale Chips
5. Thursday--Roast Chicken, Stuffing(maybe), Sweet Potato Casserole, Sugar Snap Peas
6. Friday--Ham, Mac and Cheese, Brussels Sprouts
7. Saturday--Leftovers

And this is what actually happened--

1. Sunday--Homemade Pizza, Hot Wings
2. Monday--Cheese Steak Subs, Spinach souffle 
3. Tuesday--Pork Roast, Italian side dish w/Beans and Broccoli, boxed Mac and Cheese
4. Wednesday--Leftovers or FFY(I had leftover Beef Pie)
5. Thursday--Chinese Take-Out
6. Friday--Roast Chicken, Stuffing, Sweet Potato Casserole, Corn, Peas
7. Saturday--Ham, Mac and Cheese, Broccoli

Last week saw 5 nights of home cooked dinners, 1 night of leftovers/fend for yourself, 1 nights of Eating Out/Take-Out. 
Everything happened as planned but perhaps on different days then planned. Instead of leftovers the second night we got take-out.  I wasn't "feeling" leftovers and we hadn't had take-out in quite a while.

What got put into the freezer last week.....
*  1 pack of ground veal
*  3 packs of panko-ed pork tenderloins
*  2 lbs. of ground beef
*  5 packages of veggies
*  a box of ice cream snadwiches

What got taken out of the freezer and used last week.......
*  2 packs of deli sliced roast beef
*  1 whole chicken
*  1 pork roast
*  2 spinach souffles 
*  1 dinner ham
*  3 bags of frozen veggies

You would THINK the freezers were emptying out, wouldn't you?  

 A couple of grocery trips.....2 smallish trips to Weis($6.98/$45.88)and a trip to Ollie's($10.71)brought the weekly(really more than a week because Jan./Feb. week last week and I only reported the Jan. of that week)food spending to $73.48 and brought the February monthly total to $73.48 so far.

My savings percentage last week was 69.30%(without Rite-Aid trips)and February's monthly savings total comes to 69.30%(w/out R-A).  I got some great deals on meat and some clearance items and used Qs on those too so a big savings % last week.

Leftovers going into this week.... a helping of pot roast w/veggies, taco filling(might still have some//I didn't check yet), roast chicken, ham, mac and cheese, sweet potato casserole, corn, peas, kale(daughter made it one night).
Besides the ham and mac/cheese there isn't enough of the rest of it to serve another night/as leftover.

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

1. Sunday--Pad Thai fake-out
2. Monday--Hamburgers, Tomato and Cuke Salad
3. Tuesday--Beef Lasagna, Tossed Salad
4. Wednesday--leftover Ham, Mac and Cheese, Veggies TBD(maybe leftover corn and peas)
5. Thursday--Chicken Thighs and something else lolz
6. Friday--Ham and cheese scrambled eggs, French Toast, Fruit
7. Saturday--Leftovers

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

What needs buying for this menu? Ground beef and veal was bought on Sunday along with some reduced B/S chicken thighs(half went into the Pad Thai/half saute for later this week).  The rest of the week should be low spend(I think).  ;-)

Whatever ham is left after 1 night of leftover slices and what goes into the eggs on Friday will be chopped and put into the freezer for ham/bean soup in the future.

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. I am seriously impressed with how close to your plan you stick. In my world having things on different days does not even factor in the meal plan equation.

  2. Wow, I hope Kim has a great 3rd birthday as I think only a 3 year old would like that purse. That thing would give me a headache if I look at it too long.

    I cooked a 20+ pound turkey on Saturday so we will be eating that most of the week. I see pot pies and turkey soup the next few days.

  3. For me - Breakfast casserole, fried rice with chicken and pork chops for dinner this week.

  4. Last week I didn't mean plan and it showed, lol. I had back to back 1-9:30 shifts, hubby was sick, and I started a Weight Watchers-ish program. Things were cobbled together and no one wanted leftovers...they ate a lot of pizza last week. I was good :)

    This week will be better!
    Sunday-pretzel crusted chicken with a lemon butter garlic sauce
    Tuesday-chicken teriyaki
    Wednesday-pork roast in crockpot with cream of chicken soup and ranch seasoning, served over rice (long day for me)
    Friday-long day for me but I might meet the Fam at Arby's during my dinner break. Hubby gets paid this Friday, so his treat lol.
    Saturday-hopefully dinner and my dad's if the weather cooperates. Overwise pizza in the oven

    And that purse is ravishing! Does it come with a flea collar??? :))

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  8. Great deal on the cereal. Getting paid to take groceries home is wonderful.

  9. I love it, it will match a pinafore I have with ducks on it!


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