Monday, June 17, 2019

This Week on the Dining Table

The "Things Are Moving Along If Not Slowly" Edition........

Well the folks came out and measured the room and the carpeting is ordered and paid for now(I put it on my Lowe's card and got a 5% discount). We are waiting on it to arrive and for the install to be scheduled when we get home from vacation.
They measured Hubs' room while they were here so when we pull the trigger on carpet for that room we have the sq. footage on record.  But that will have to wait until my new room is finished first.

Moving On....

Onward to the meal planning!
This is what was planned--

1. Sunday--FFY/Leftovers
2. Monday--Chinese Take-Out(lunch entrees)
3. Tuesday--Turkey Breast, Stuffing, Broccoli, Rolls(for them that wants 'em)
4. Wednesday--Pork Chops, leftover Zuke in Sauce and Rice OR Grilled Sammies
5. Thursday--Stuffed Shells, Caesar Salad
6. Friday--Pork Tenderloin Sandwiches, Brussels Sprouts
7. Saturday--Leftovers OR Grilled Sammies w/a side TBD

And this is what actually happened--(everyone else here not me after Tuesday)

1. Sunday--FFY/Leftovers
2. Monday--Chinese Take-Out(lunch entrees)
3. Tuesday--Turkey Breast, Stuffing, Broccoli, Mashed Potatoes, Gravy
4. Wednesday--FFY
5. Thursday--Stuffed Shells
6. Friday--Pork Tenderloin Sandwiches, Brussels Sprouts
7. Saturday--Leftovers

Last week saw 3 nights of home cooked dinners, 3 nights of leftovers/fend for yourself, 1 night of Eating Out/Take-Out. 
Lots of leftovers so no need to cook a fourth night last week.

What got put into the freezer last week.....
* a bag of cheese(I had a partially used block that was going moldy so I cut off the bad spots and shredded what was left and put it into the freezer for later.)

What got taken out of the freezer and used last week.....
* that bag of cheese from last week
* a turkey breast
* breaded pork tenderloin 

A small trip to Aldi's, Ollie's, Shursave, CVS and 3 items from Weis(one was free)brought the food/toiletries spending last week to $45.45 and my June total to $158.36.  

My savings percentage last week was 69.54%(without Rite-Aid trips)and June's monthly savings total so far comes to 56.11%(w/out R-A). 

I have 13 more food shopping/spending days in June.

Leftovers going into this week.....corned beef, cabbage, potatoes, turkey breast, stuffing, gravy and stuffed shells.

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

1. Sunday--Grilled Steaks, Corn on cob, Mac and Cheese
2. Monday--Eating out w/my cousin
3. Tuesday--?
4. Wednesday--?
5. Thursday-?
6. Friday--?
7. Saturday--?

This week will see 1 new meals cooked, ? nights of leftovers/FFY, and ? nights of Take-Out/Eating Out.

What needs buying for this menu?  Nothing whatsoever.  Ex-College Boy will be eating leftovers and/or fending for himself.
There will only be a little bit of food shopping this week, just bits and bobs we buy in NH.

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 wilol be eating taco bar for the next few days!

  2. If remodeling and renovating did not move slowly would it even move at all?

  3. This week--turkey tenders, slaw, squash casserole, potatoes baked with the chicken, tomatoes, lettuce, blueberries, strawberries, grapes, bananas, hotdogs. Maybe I will make potato salad with the potatoes. That is as close as I can commit meal planning. There is food; I will eat.


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