Monday, September 30, 2019

This Week on the Dining Table

The "Weird Dreams" Edition................

I've been having a slew of weird dreams lately.  The last one I was giving birth but the baby was inside a gift tin. ouch! lolz  I should write them down so I remember them all.

Moving On....

Onward to the meal planning!

This is what was planned--

1. Sunday--Spaghetti with Sauce, Meatballs, Salad
2. Monday--Leftover Pork Chops w/Apricot Glaze(glaze is new), Asiago Rice, Veggie TBD
3. Tuesday--Salmon, Roasted Sweet Potato and Carrots, Mac and Cheese
4. Wednesday--Hot Dogs w/Chili, Beans
5. Thursday--Steak Ravioli with Sauce, Salad
6. Friday--Leftovers or FFY
7. Saturday--Leftovers or FFY

And this is what actually happened--

Here is this week's "food plan".....
1. Sunday--Spaghetti with Sauce, Meatballs, Salad
2. Monday--Leftover Pork Chops w/Apricot Glaze(glaze is new), Asiago Rice, leftover Harvard Beets and Carrots
3. Tuesday--Salmon, Roasted Sweet Potato, Mac and Cheese
4. Wednesday--Pizza and Stromboli
5. Thursday--Hot Dogs, Beans
6. Friday--Steak Ravioli with Sauce
7. Saturday--Leftovers

Last week saw 5 nights of home cooked dinners, 2 nights of leftovers/ffy, and 0 nights of Eating Out/Take-Out.
I found some old gift certificates we won at the church auction last Fall and wanted to use them before the restaurant closed up(it happens quite a bit around here lolz)so we had take-out on Wednesday instead of hot dogs and beans.

What got put into the freezer last week.....
* leftover Chili
* leftover Goulash

What got taken out of the freezer and used last week.....
* 12 Meatballs
* 1 hunk of Salmon
* 1 bag of Ravioli
* 1 pack of hot dogs

Trips to Weis for lots of TP and other items($57.52) and a trip to the Ocean State Job Lot($12.80)brought the weekly spending to $85.54 and my September Grand Total spending on food to $462.32.

My savings percentage last week was 51.90%(without Rite-Aid trips)and September's monthly savings total comes in at 54.50%(w/out R-A).

I have 0 more food shopping/spending days in September.  Because of the TP stock-up mostly, I went over budget this month by $62.32.
No problem as I have spare monies in the budget to cover that overage and most of the tp was 50% off and I won't have to worry about tp for about 6 months now. 8-)))

Leftovers going into this week......1 slice of pizza and 1 helping of ravioli.  These will be eaten for lunches/snacks so I've got to come up with all new meals. sigh.

Here is this week's "food plan".....
1. Sunday--FFY
2. Monday--Lasagna Helper, Veggie from Freezer TBD
3. Tuesday--Beef Pie w/Green Beans/Carrots, Cornbread Topping
4. Wednesday--Pork Tenderloin Sandwiches w/Veggie from Freezer TBD
5. Thursday--Chicken Rice and Broccoli Casserole
6. Friday--Leftovers or FFY or Breakfast for Dinner
7. Saturday--Leftovers or FFY

This week will see 5-6 new meals cooked, 1-2 night of leftovers/FFY, and 0 nights of  Eating Out.
The weather has taken a nippy turn so I've got a couple casserole type meals on tap for the week and both should yield leftovers.
Go me. ;-)

What needs buying for this menu? We have no Ground Beef so that's a need.

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. That’s no dream, woman! That’s a nightmare!

    I think I stuck to my food plan last week. We ate, but I don’t really remember what. Sunday Tyson chicken tenders, fries and cheesy broccoli. Monday copycat Panda Express. Tuesday tacos. Wednesday roast and veg in crockpot. Thursday stroganoff. Friday crab cakes and pierogies. Another busy week, what’s new? Might make a copycat Chick-fil-A Mac and cheese recipe I found on Friday or Saturday when it cools down. JoAnn

  2. We ate chicken in various iterations. For the trip to Memphis on Saturday and the trip back on Sunday, we ate food I took. We did eat one tiny hamburger and halved it. Of course, we ate well and paid well at Coletta's in Memphis. This week, we went to Cullman today and need to go back tomorrow for a lunch. Then, I have a long chore nd will take sandwiches and fruit for that. I have gotten no further. But, I have meat and vegetables to prepare for the rest of the week.


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