Monday, December 16, 2019

This Week on the Dining Table

** Giveaway Drawing and Winners posting happening later today.**

The "Oh My!!" Edition................

Hubs and I took a little field trip on Saturday and just happened to find this little grocery gem.  I'll post about our trip later this week. 8-)))

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

This is what was planned--
1. Sunday--Meatloaf, Corn
2. Monday--Chicken Parm, Spaghetti, Salad
3. Tuesday--Kielbasa Sandwiches, Beans
4. Wednesday--Ravioli, Salad
5. Thursday--Chicken Piccata, Baked Potato, Brussels Sprouts
6. Friday--Salmon, Mushroom Risotto, Roasted Carrots
7. Saturday--Leftovers

And this is what actually happened--
1. Sunday--Meatloaf, Corn
2. Monday--Chicken Parm, Spaghetti, Salad
3. Tuesday--Leftovers(I had fish and cole slaw)
4. Wednesday--Chicken Marsala, Mixed Veggies
5. Thursday--Chili, Cornbread(I had a can of soup)
6. Friday--Leftovers
7. Saturday--We had a late lunch at Denny's so no dinner

Last week saw 4 nights of home cooked dinners, 2 nights of leftovers/ffy, and 0 nights of Eating Out/Take-Out(but a lunch out).  The Piccata turned into Marsala and the Kielbasa, Ravioli and Salmon didn't happen but Chili did as I had Ground Beef to use up.
Those 3 meal move to this week so that's half my menu already finished. lolz

What got put into the freezer last week.....
* 6 lbs. of Chicken Breast
* 2 bags of Potato Wedges
* 3 bags of Grilled Chicken Strips
* 2 lbs. of Kielbasa
* 1 Chicken Broccoli Casserole

What got taken out of the freezer and used.....
Ground Beef
* Ground Veal
* Frozen Corn
* Chicken Patties
* Mozzarella Cheese
* a Hunk of Chorizo
* frozen Mixed Veggies

Four small trips to Weis, a trip to the Bread Outlet and "free" food from Ocean State Job Lot  brought the weekly spending to $102.61 and my December spending on food to $181.32 so far.

My savings percentage last week was 58.84%(without Rite-Aid trips)and December's monthly savings total comes in at 53.79%(w/out R-A).  Weeks with trips to the Bread Outlet always skew my savings rate pretty high. ;-)

I have 15 more food shopping/spending days in December.

Leftovers going into this week.....meatloaf, mixed veggies, chili and beef stew.

Here is this week's "food plan".....
1. Sunday--Pecan crusted Chicken, leftover mixed veggies
2. Monday--Pizza, Salad
3. Tuesday--Leftovers
4. Wednesday--Kielbasa Sandwiches, Beans
5. Thursday--Salmon, Risotto, Roasted Carrots
6. Friday--Leftovers
7. Saturday--Ravioli, Salad

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? Nothing really.  But that won't keep me out of the grocery store if there's a great deal.  Hey! everybody needs a hobby, right? ;-)

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. Don't you love December - month of grocery deals? Meatloaf sounds good - perhaps that's what we'll have for supper tonight :)

  2. I have a turkey thawing. What does not go into the freezer will be eaten with cranberry sauce, green beans, and sweet potatoes. Then, it will be a casserole and sandwiches and salad topping.


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