Wednesday, June 26, 2019

This Week on the Dining Table

The "I Can't Even!" Edition.............

When Ex-College Boy had to take everything out from under his bed when the Daughter took that bed frame to Louisiana with her he found a box of food I had sent off to his college apartment with him his first semester of his Senior year.  Among the foodstuffs were two Hormel Compleats breakfast meals.
Hubs and I took the 2 breakfast ones with us to New Hampshire last week for options if the motel breakfast was sad and/or as a change for the motel continental breakfast since we were going to be staying there 5 nights.
Well we broke out these Compleats on Wednesday.  You can see in the photo above the package "art" compared to what the bacon breakfast scramble actually looked like.  And let me tell you for the record that it tasted WORSE than it looked! lolz
I knew it would be over salted.  I tried to eat it with my eyes closed so the nasty look wouldn't prejudice my taste buds but GAWD!......the texture was just something I couldn't get past!
So breakfast was just the toast you can see in the right bottom corner as this nasty Compleats went directly into the trash can.
Amazingly Hubs ate his all up......*shudder*.  I've always said Hubs will eat anything, anywhere and at any time and this just proved I was correct. 8-)

Moving On....

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

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--?

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

1. Sunday--Grilled Steaks, Corn on cob, Mac and Cheese
2. Monday--Eating out-Chowder, Haddock, Cole Slaw, Fries
3. Tuesday--I had an applesauce cup and pretzels(Had a big lunch)
4. Wednesday--Turkey w/Stuffing Compleats, applesauce cup
5. Thursday--Chowder, Burger for lunch, no dinner for me(Hubs had a turkey sandwich)
6. Friday--Pulled Chicken Compleat on Buns, applesauce cup
7. Saturday--Manicotti Compleats, pretzels w/peanut butter

Last week saw 1 nights of home cooked dinners, 5 nights of leftovers/fend for yourself, 1 night of Eating Out/Take-Out. 

Eating was sort of strange(as in not normal/regular)last week at PorcFest.  We either ate turkey sandwiches for lunch(we took bread from the free breakfast at the motel and bought sliced deli turkey from Shaw's), ate from food vendors at the campground, or we went out for lunch(Thursday).
Dinners were either leftover turkey sandwiches at the campground, pastries we bought in Lancaster during the day or Hormel "Compleats" and fruit cups we brought with us from home.  Dinner when we ate it was around 10 or 11 pm as that's when we got back to the motel(except Thursday when we got in before 8 pm as it rained ALL day and I wasn't feeling very well).

What got put into the freezer last week.....
* nothing what so ever as I wasn't home

What got taken out of the freezer and used last week.....
* nothing what so ever as I wasn't home

A small trip to Ocean State Job Lot as they opened the weekend before we left and 2 small shops at Reny's and Marden's in Maine on the way to NH brought the food/toiletries spending last week to $49.45 and my June total to $207.81.  

My savings percentage last week was 47.08%(without Rite-Aid trips)and June's monthly savings total so far comes to 54.25%(w/out R-A). 

I have 6 more food shopping/spending days in June(counting from this past Monday).

Leftovers going into this week.....a little corned beef, a whole pan of stuffed shells(Ex-CB didn't eat), a container of taco meat(Ex-CB didn't eat)and a container of leftover sliced turkey(which I put into the freezer on Monday).

We had lots of food waste while we were gone.  Ex-College Boy didn't seem to eat anything(I left him Domino's gift cards and he just seemed to get pizza and didn't touch any food here).  I threw out corn on cob, Cole slaw, cabbage, zucchini and rice but was able to salvage a couple of things for the freezer.
So unhappy about it.  If I'd known he'd just eat out or eat pizza I'd have frozen or had Hubs eat stuff before we left.
Oh well.....sometimes you loose the game. 8-(

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

1. Sunday--leftover turkey sandwiches
2. Monday--leftover Corned Beef turned into hash, eggs
3. Tuesday--leftover Stuffed Shells, Caesar salad
4. Wednesday--Chili(I'll have something else)
5. Thursday--BLT sandwiches
6. Friday--Grilled Cheese sandwiches, Tossed Salad
7. Saturday--Hot Dogs on buns, Beans, Something Green Veg from the freezer

This week will see 4 new meals cooked, 3 nights of leftovers/FFY, and 0 nights of Take-Out/Eating Out.

What needs buying for this menu? We are out of milk and tomatoes and that is all.  I'll need to get fresh produce, lettuce, onions, etc. later this week or early next week. I am hoping to keep the food spending to $50 this week.

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. Not a clue what is being eaten back home I left three packages of already cooked chicken breast for fajitas, chicken salad, or whatever, There is pasta, sauces, vegetables, and of course sloppy joes. My guess is they will order pizza at least once and pick up Chinese food.

  2. We ate these awful ww premade waffles in the toaster up at the lake. Daughter brought them and they were like eating cardboard. So bad, no matter how much syrup or butter you tried to put on them. All I could think about was my homemade waffles.

  3. We did not go off our plan! What we ate is here:

    Those Compleats are awful I tried them just once a very long time ago. Never again!

    You menu looks scrumptious.

  4. You can't bank on a young single adult in the house to actually eat anything that requires even warming, at least that has been my experience. Food waste happens and you just have to live with it, especially if you aren't in town to deal with it firsthand. On to a better week!

  5. How long had that "food" been under the bed? I tried NutriSytem once. I lost weight because I ate so little of the food. It tasted like the cardboard containers in which it came.


  6. This Compleats are gross. I got one a couple years ago for Bill as it was a free Friday thing and he told me never to get them again. LOL Your menu looks good. I am doing quick and easy meals for the next couple weeks as Bill and Rebecca have the play so they need to eat beforehand.

  7. LOL on the Hormel dinner. My dad buys the turkey and dressing one and thinks it's good. I tasted it once and thought the salt was outrageous. We keep telling him those things can't be good for him. Thankfully, he doesn't eat them often.

  8. I only looked at the ads this Tiesday when Tommy came. He drove me to get red grapes for him at $0.79/lb. I ate one of those Hormel foods when it first came out and there was a coupon that made it about a quarter. It was gross. I don't think I finished it.


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