Monday, November 4, 2019

This Week on the Dining Table

The "Halloween was a Bust!" Edition................

Halloween was warm but windy and drizzling rain.  We had a total of FOUR kids at our door!  I have never had so few trick or treaters.
Funny thing is Hubs had the porch light on Saturday night(TWO days after Halloween)for Ex-College Boy's expected arrival home from work and we heard the door bell ring.  2 kids in costume stood there waiting for candy.....WTF?!?!
Gave them candy and turned OFF the porch light. lolz
So I guess we had SIX kids total.
And that's the huge bowl of candy this morning....6 kids and Hubs and Ex-CB hitting it later.

I guess Trick or Treating is now an activity of the place here. 8-(((

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

This is what was planned--
1. Sunday--Chicken and Dumplings
2. Monday--Chicken Broccoli Cheese Casserole
3. Tuesday--Tacos
4. Wednesday--Spaghetti and Meatballs, leftover Garlic Bread, Salad
5. Thursday--Something TBD + Brussels Sprouts
6. Friday--Leftovers
7. Saturday--Fend for Yourself

And this is what actually happened at home per Hubs info & after I got home--
1. Sunday--Chicken and Dumplings
2. Monday--Chicken Broccoli Cheese Casserole
3. Tuesday--Tempura Haddock, Brussels Sprouts, Cheddar Biscuits
4. Wednesday--Leftovers or FFY
5. Thursday--Leftovers or FFY
6. Friday--Fend for Yourself (The power was out all day so we had lunch out and I just had a couple pieces of cheese for dinner.)
7. Saturday--Tacos or Taco Salad

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

Tacos happened but on a different day, fish was procured to have with the Brussels Sprouts but on a different day than planned and extra leftovers meant the meatballs + spaghetti didn't happen this past week.

What got put into the freezer last week.....
* 2 packs of Brats
* 2 packs of Chicken Breasts(BOGO + $3 in discount stickers)
* 1 pack of Ground Veal($2 discount sticker)
* 1 pack of Sea Legs/Faux Crab($2 discount sticker)
* 1 lb. Shoulder Steak($3 discount sticker)
* 1 lb. Haddock(we ate the other lb.)

What got taken out of the freezer and used.....
* Nothing(We have been using proteins I bought last week and the week before + the fresh haddock I got on special this past week.)

Two trips to Weis, a few items from Ollie's and a small trip to Walmart brought the current weekly spending to $119.05 and my November spending on food to $119.05 for this month.

My savings percentage last week was 37.23%(without Rite-Aid trips)and November's monthly savings total comes in at 37.23%(w/out R-A).

I have 26 more food shopping/spending days in November.

Leftovers going into this week......1 helping each of chicken and dumplings and chicken broccoli casserole.  Not much in the way of leftovers.

Here is this week's "food plan".....
1. Sunday--Rigatoni w/Sausage in Sauce
2. Monday--Pecan Chicken, Roasted Carrots and Taters
3. Tuesday--?(We are working the polls until 8+pm)
4. Wednesday--Chicken Parm w/Spaghetti, Salad
5. Thursday--Haluski(Cabbage, Noodles, Onions and Bacon)
6. Friday--No clue yet(maybe soup or chowder and cornbread as it's going to be frigid)
7. Saturday--No clue yet

As always this menu is subject to change or rearranging depending on what leftovers get eaten or not and what I am feeling like cooking(or not). lolz

What needs buying for this menu?  Salad Greens and fixings and a gallon of milk.
The ads aren't inspiring me this week so other than the Friday freebie at Weis I may be staying home.

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. We got 23, weather was perfect. That is also a bust as usually we have 35-60 and we bought for that amount. I am taking some into the animal rescue for volunteers to eat and also emptying all the smarty packets and will use that chocolate in place of chocolate chips on the next batch of cookies I make. Next year I am not sure we will bother. Here it seems they just want to go downtown and trick or treat the stores. They don't at all get what it was all about.

  2. We got nine kids. I bought a case of 60 mini Rice Krispy treats. We gave each kid two, so now I have those left instead of candy. Good with coffee.


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