Monday, August 19, 2019

This Week on the Dining Table

The "Best Coffee Mug Ever!" Edition................

Saw this gem at Walmart recently.  I might just have to put this in Hubs' Christmas Stocking this year. hehehe

Moving On....

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

1. Sunday--London Broil, Corn on Cob
2. Monday--Chicken Fried Steak, Gravy, Mashed Taters, Cabbage(I'll just have Mashed Ts and Cabbage since I don't like CFS)
3. Tuesday--Tempura Shrimp, Veggies
4. Wednesday--Lasagna, Salad
5. Thursday--Tacos or Taco Salad
6. Friday--Leftovers
7. Saturday--Leftovers

And this is what actually happened--

1. Sunday--London Broil, Corn on Cob
2. Monday--Chicken Fried Steak, Gravy, Mashed Taters, Mixed Veg
3. Tuesday--Tempura Shrimp, Zuke
4. Wednesday--Leftovers
5. Thursday--Leftovers
6. Friday--Lasagna, Garlic Bread
7. Saturday--Leftovers

Last week saw 4 nights of home cooked dinners, 3 nights of leftovers/ffy, and 0 nights of Eating Out/Take-Out.  Nobody wanted salad with the Lasagna and the cabbage didn't get eaten, but otherwise everything got made/eaten as planned but maybe not on the specified day.

What got put into the freezer last week.....
* Nothing

I bought nothing to stick into the freezer last week.  Imagine that?! lolz

What got taken out of the freezer and used last week.....
* London Broil
* Chicken Fried Steak Patties(6)
* 2 lbs. Shrimp

Two trips to Weis($37.33), a trip to Ocean State Job Lot($16.77)and a tiny trip to Shursave market($10.12)brought the weekly spending to $64.22 and my August total to $181.16.

My savings percentage last week was 48.98%(without Rite-Aid trips)and August's monthly savings total comes in at 46.32%(w/out R-A). 

I have 12 more food shopping/spending days in August and $218.84 left in my $400 food budget for this month.

Leftovers going into this week......Lasagna, Garlic Bread, Mixed Veg and Gravy(from the CFS).
I also have some leftover enchilada sauce I made awhile back that needs to be used up(I don't want to have to put it into the freezer)and some cooked turkey and chicken odds and ends IN the freezer so I'll make a small pan of enchiladas for the menfolk this week and use both up.

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

1. Sunday--Tacos and/or Taco Salad
2. Monday--Garlic Pork Loin, Mac and Cheese, Cabbage
3. Tuesday--Baked Catfish, French Fries, Mixed Veg
4. Wednesday--Chicken/Turkey Enchiladas, Rice, Beans
5. Thursday--Leftovers
6. Friday--Pizza(maybe), Salad
7. Saturday--Leftovers
Plus we will have sliced tomatoes and cukes to fill in if we are a low on a dish or someone doesn't want something served(me usually).

This week will see 5 new meals cooked, 2 nights of leftovers/FFY, and 0 nights of Take-Out/Eating Out.
Through Wednesday is suppose to be the hottest weather so the Pork loin will be done in the crock pot and I'll bake off Tues. and Wed. dinners together on Tuesday.

What needs buying for this menu?
Maybe tortillas, I haven't checked yet if I have any in the stockpile.
I am going to the produce market today for some veg and lunch meat too but that's all that is planned for the shopping this week.
I do have a $5 wyspend $25 Q for Weis that expires the end of the month.  The next Weis ad is a 2 weeker that is pretty "meh" so I may use this Q before Thursday's new sales week. 
Either way I'll be shooting for $60 or less spent.

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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