Monday, September 2, 2019

This Week on the Dining Table

The "I Can't Keep Up!" Edition................

Here is the latest large colander of tomatoes Hubs picked on Sunday.  He had just picked another bowl worth on Friday.  I am drowning in tomatoes!  That's always how it is with tomatoes(and zucchini) either have almost none or you have bowls of them all at once.  8-)))

Hopefully by tomorrow I'll be ready to process it all in the water bath canner.  I've been throwing bags of tomatoes into the freezer(easier to de-skin them that way)and have almost a full stock pot of mater pulp now.  The jars are out and ready and canning will happen soon now! ;-)

Moving On....

Onward to the meal planning!

This is what was planned--

1. Sunday--Chinese Take-Out
2. Monday--Chicken Pot Pie
3. Tuesday--Kielbasa on Rolls, Sauerkraut(optional), Harvard Beets
4. Wednesday--Dinner Out(Anniversary)
5. Thursday--Breakfast for Dinner
6. Friday--Shrimp Scampi w/Linguine
7. Saturday--Steak, Salad, Corn Casserole

And this is what actually happened--

1. Sunday--Chinese Take-Out
2. Monday--Chicken Pot Pie
3. Tuesday--Chicken Tenders, Broccoli w/Cheese Sauce
4. Wednesday--Dinner Out(Anniversary)
5. Thursday--Kielbasa on Rolls w/Peppers and Onions, Sauerkraut(optional), Harvard Beets
6. Friday--Shrimp Scampi w/Linguine
7. Saturday--Breakfast for Dinner(I had eggs, bacon, sausage, hash browns)

Last week saw 5 nights of home cooked dinners, 0 nights of leftovers/ffy, and 2 night of Eating Out/Take-Out.
Everything happened except the steak but it didn't necessarily happen on the night it was planned.  Meals were changed up according to Ex-CB schedule, weather or me being too tired or not inclined to cook a particular entree on a particular night.

What got put into the freezer last week.....
* 3.31 lbs. corned beef brisket
* 1 pack sausage w/peppers and onions

What got taken out of the freezer and used last week.....
* 1 bag cooked chicken breast
* 1/4 of a bag of chicken tenders
* 2 packs Kielbasi
* 3 packs of shrimp

Two trips to Weis($34.14),a trip to Shurfine Market($16.42), a run to the Bread Outlet($10.00)and a forgotten trip earlier in the month to Ollie's($5.17) brought the weekly spending to $65.73 and my August Grand Total spending on food to $304.16.

My savings percentage last week was 60.65%(without Rite-Aid trips)and August's monthly savings total comes in at 52.16%(w/out R-A). 

Onward and upward to September!I have 28 more food shopping/spending days in September.  The budget is $400 but we always hope to do a little better than that amount. ;-)

Leftovers going into this week......Corn from 2 Corn on Cob, Shrimp Scampi, Linguine, Harvard Beets, Peppers and Onions, Kielbasi, 1 Pancake, 1 Sausage Patty and 1 strip of Bacon, a helping of Hash Browns, and a helping of Broccoli in Cheese Sauce, which I'll turn into Broccoli Cheese Soup. The leftover corn went into Sunday evening's corn casserole.

Here is this week's "food plan".....
1. Sunday--Steak, Corn Casserole, Garlic Mashed Taters
2. Monday--Haddock, French Fries, Cole Slaw
3. Tuesday--Leftovers(Probably Beets and Scampi + Tomatoes)
4. Wednesday--Pork Tenderloin Sandwiches, Squash and Onions
5. Thursday--Pizza, Salad
6. Friday--Pork Chops, Glazed Carrots, Rice(Hubs is cooking this.)
7. Saturday--?

This week will see 5 new meals cooked, 1 night of leftovers/FFY, and 1 night of ?.

What needs buying for this menu? Cabbage, Yellow Squash.  Lobsters are on sale this week so that might happen instead of something if I feel up to going to that store. ;-)

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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