Monday, December 30, 2019

This Week on the Dining Table

The "Fa-La-La-La-La" Edition................

My plate at the Chinese Buffet where we took eldest son and GF the day after Christmas for lunch when they drug me out for after Xmas shopping on Thursday.
I know that the pickled ginger is suppose to be used as a palate cleanser but I LOVE it and put it on all my sushi rolls and sashimi items so I suppose no matter what I am eating it all tastes of pickled ginger. lolz

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

This is what was planned--
1. Sunday--Broiled Salmon, Yellow Squash and Onions
2. Monday--Ravioli, Salad, Garlic Bread
3. Tuesday--Leftovers or Fend for Yourself
4. Wednesday--Eye Round Roast, Roasted Carrots, Baked Potatoes, Lasagna, Corn Casserole
5. Thursday--Chicken Enchiladas, Beans, Rice
6. Friday--?
7. Saturday--Leftovers

And this is what actually happened--
1. Sunday--Broiled Salmon, Yellow Squash and Onions
2. Monday--Ravioli, Salad
3. Tuesday--Leftovers or Fend for Yourself
4. Wednesday--Eye Round Roast, Roasted Carrots, Baked Potatoe/Sweet Potatoes, Lasagna, Corn Casserole
5. Thursday--Fend For Yourself
6. Friday--Chicken Enchiladas, Beans, Rice
7. Saturday--Leftovers

Last week saw 4 nights of home cooked dinners, 3 nights of leftovers/ffy, and 0 nights of Eating Out/Take-Out(but a lunch out).  Mostly the menu happened just not necessarily on the chosen days.

What got put into the freezer last week.....
* 1 Boneless Ham(once I make room for it)

What got taken out of the freezer and used.....
* 1 pack of BSCB
* 1 hunk of Salmon
* 2 bags of Ravioli
* 1 big Eye Round Roast

3 small trips to Weis and a trip to Malacari's produce market brought the weekly spending to $75.36 and my December spending on food to $364.76 and as Porky Pig says, "Th-Th-That's all Folks!" for the month.
Anything I bought after last Friday(a few things)will be added into January's tally.

My savings percentage last week was 56.32%(without Rite-Aid trips)and December's monthly savings total comes in at 57.06%(w/out R-A).  

I have 0 more food shopping/spending days in December.

Leftovers going into this week.....some chili, lasagna, beef roast, corn casserole, rolls, refried beans.

Here is this week's "food plan".....
1. Sunday--Leftovers
2. Monday--Leftovers
3. Tuesday--?
4. Wednesday--Lasagna(I'm not making it tho)
5. Thursday--?
6. Friday--?
7. Saturday--Wedding Food

What needs buying for this menu?  Nothing.  I'll leave Ex-College Boy some cash if he needs to buy any groceries while we are gone.

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 love Chinese buffets, but Joe does not like buffets. So add that to our Sluggy and Kim fest next time we are together.

  2. I only like Moo Goo Gai Pan, so hate Chinese buffets. There are lots of Christmas candies on sale and I am staying away from it. I still have a bag of Kisses Santa hats.

    I need to get carrots and potatoes in the crockpot for dinner. Tomorrow, dinner will be some kind of pork carrots, potatoes, and blackeyed peas. The rest of the week will be leftovers of turkey, and the stuff I am cooking today and tomorrow. I need to go buy halos and milk, a2 milk.


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