Monday, December 19, 2011

December Food Spending Week 3, Meal Plan Week 4

Last week's meal plan is in the books.  Here is what actually happened....

SUNDAY--Roasted Chicken, Carrots, Onions, Red Potatoes
MONDAY--Kielbasa on rolls, Grilled Onions
TUESDAY--Hamburgers on rolls,Mixed Veggies
WEDNESDAY--Spaghetti and Meatballs, Salad
FRIDAY--Chinese Take-out
SATURDAY--Squash Casserole, Barbecued Chicken Legs

The eBay thing cranked down a notch last week(meaning a bit fewer sales & I started slacking off on listing new items), so I was able to do a little more actual cooking.
We didn't do the Birthday meal for daughter last week, doing this week....other than that we pretty much had things as planned.

The roasted chicken made a dinner and 3 lunches for me(chicken salad sammies).  There were leftovers of the Spaghetti/Meatballs and Kielbasa.  We still have leftover barbecue chicken legs for this week.

Then I made 2 trips to the grocery store and Hubs stopped by Price Chopper for me.  In all, we spent $44.48 last year at the store.
I bought a chicken, ground beef, milk, pizza dough, crab rangoons, salad, a bunch of Pepperidge Farm cakes for the Holidays(on sale for $2 ea.) and beyond that I just don't remember without going through the receipts and nobody cares anyway so bleh. ;-)

Reg. retail of $83.11 so I saved 46.49% last week.

My Dec. food spending total so far through 12/17 is $101.57.  That leaves $198.43 for the month.

This week's menu.....

SUNDAY--Lone Star for steaks(holiday treat out)
MONDAY--Daughter's Bday Meal out
TUESDAY--Beef Stroganoff, Rice, Veggies
THURSDAY--BBQ pulled Pork Sammies, Coleslaw, Corn
FRIDAY--Eggplant Parmesan
SATURDAY--Chinese food out(Xmas even tradition)

Not sure if the Eggplant will happen.  If the leftovers are still plentiful by Friday, it won't happen this week.  #1 son is home for 1 week and leaves the day after Christmas so he is pretty much dictating what I am cooking this week.  What can I say?....he loves my cooking and I don't mind making him some favorite meals a couple of times a year on the rare occasion he is home. 8-)

Items needed for this menu.....Mushrooms, Eggplant, Cabbage and a big hunk of Pork butt for the Cue.
I'll also pick up stuff(like pecans for pie and bourbon balls)for the Christmas Day dinner too this week.
Not sure what the shopping list for Christmas dinner is because I'm still trying to figure out what to serve.  I want something nice and substantial but nothing I have to slave over half the day in the kitchen.  Daughter is suppose to 'help' me but I'm not counting on it.
What is everyone else serving for Christmas?
I can't decide between a ham or a rib roast, hmmmm..... 
At any rate, the food spending will be high this week. ;-)



  1. As we speak Den is out finishing the last of the Christmas shopping. Sluggy, we may have been a good influence on him cuz he said everything was too expensive and is now headed to the dollar store. I may faint!
    And I decided not to tell you about how much we spent on cookies this year. I was thinking about you when we were shopping, lol. You would be upset to know that it was over $180. Whoops I wasn't supposed to tell you but that included 2 new pans. I'm not counting that in my total or food costs. I do want to be able to eat. LOL

  2. I would like to eat dinner at your house. Give me directions, please, and I will be on my way over shortly.

  3. Oh, also... true story: If you think no one notices the graphics on your page, I have drooled over the cake on the table - twice now. I'm sick - I know it.

  4. We're having a traditional Christmas turkey dinner here with all the fixin's!! Yummy! :)


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