Monday, October 21, 2019

This Week on the Dining Table

The "I Don't Want to Go Home" Edition................

I saw this luggage in Ollie's in Va. Beach.  Too bad I already have new luggage. ;-)

Moving On....
Onward to the meal planning!

This is what was planned--
1. Sunday--No Clue
2. Monday--No Clue
3. Tuesday--No Clue
4. Wednesday--No Clue
5. Thursday--No Clue
6. Friday--No Clue
7. Saturday--No Clue

And this is what actually happened at home per Hubs info & after I got home--
1. Sunday--Pork Chops, Broccoli, Garlic Mashed Taters
2. Monday--Pesto w/Whole Grain Spaghetti, Peas
3. Tuesday--Leftover Lasagna
4. Wednesday--Chinese Take-Out(I got home but Hubs didn't plan a meal and expected ME to cook.....oh, hell no!!)
5. Thursday--McDonald's stuff, Brussels Sprouts
6. Friday--Meatloaf, leftover Brussels Sprouts, Mac and cheese
7. Saturday--Shrimp, French Fries, Carrots

Meanwhile in VA here is what dinners looked like--
Sunday--Roast Chicken w/Caesar Salad at brother's house(I cooked)
Monday--Beef Stir-Fry at brother's house(I cooked)
Tuesday--Turkey dinner at Bob Evan's(with son and GF)

Last week(for me)saw 4 nights of home cooked dinners, 0 nights of leftovers/ffy, and 3 nights of Eating Out/Take-Out for me.

What got put into the freezer last week.....
* 2 lbs raw shrimp

What got taken out of the freezer and used last week at home.....
* 4 pork chops(Hubs)
* a bag of broccoli(Hubs)
* a container of pesto(Hubs)
* a bag of carrots
* 2 boxes of breaded shrimp

All my food spending on stuff to bring home on vacation came to $82.17(post about that later this week).  A trip to Weis brought the current weekly spending to $46.15 and my October spending on food to $237.29 so far this month.

My savings percentage last week was 43.27%(without Rite-Aid trips)and October's monthly savings total comes in at 45.09%(w/out R-A).

I have 10 more food shopping/spending days in October.

Leftovers going into this week......meatloaf, carrots, peas(Hubs).

Here is this week's "food plan" at home.....
1. Sunday--Roast Chicken, Onion, Carrots, Potatoes
2. Monday--Leftover Meatloaf, Squash Casserole
3. Tuesday--Sloppy Joes, Salad
4. Wednesday--Chicken and Dumplings
5. Thursday--Tacos
6. Friday--Chicken Enchiladas, Rice
7. Saturday--Leftovers

What needs buying for this menu?  I bought a large tray of ground beef and 2 whole chickens at Weis on Friday so my weekly menu is using up those proteins.  We do need produce like taters, carrots, sweet potatoes, etc. so I'll be going to the produce market this week.  We are also out of bread so it's up to the Bread Outlet today too.  Aldi's is on the radar as well for this week. I'll probably be spending $100 or so this week.  That will bring us to under $400 for the month on the food/toiletries budget and I am ok with that. 8-)

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. I CANNOT believe your husband expected you to cook the night you got!!!!

    Sue L.

  2. LOL on hubs wanting you to cook! Chinese sounds great!

  3. Isn't it amazing that we can be gone for over a week but the minute we come home we are expected to pull a meal out of our a.....

  4. Greetings! Very useful advice in this particular post!

    It is the little changes that will make the biggest
    changes. Thanks for sharing!

  5. I laughed soooo hard--oh hell not---Tommy did not think it was so funny. He has never used his oven since he moved here in 1985.


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