Monday, May 21, 2012

May Food Spending Week 3, Meal Plan Week 4

I had toyed with the idea of titling this post "This Week, It's All About the COC!"
I knew that title would get the attention of the more....uh ummm....bawdy and/or satirical regular readers.  But it would also get the attention of an unsavory element crawling the web for salacious items to fill their lascivious appetites.
And try saying THAT 10 times!
So I took the higher moral STOP that laughing!!.....and didn't lead with my COC.
COC you see, stands for Corn On the Cob around here.
 Memorial Day kicks off the COC days.
Whether you like yours dark(roasted), dripping(with butter), 2 toned, super sweet or plain and hot,
Summer is all about the COC.
Who's day isn't just a little bit brighter with the addition of some Corn Porn.....

Now if this little snippet doesn't generate some comments, I don't know what will! 8-))
 And here is the meal plan that actually happened last week.....
SUNDAY--Beef and/or Elk burgers and/or dogs, potato salad, baked beans, pumpkin pie
MONDAY--Leftover Stroganoff or something else they can scrounge
TUESDAY--Chicken Enchiladas
THURSDAY--Chicken Pot Pie which Daughter made
FRIDAY--Chinese Take-Out
3 nights of new meals and 2 nights of leftovers and take-out/eat-out for 2 nights.
We had leftover elk burgers/dogs from the cook-out on Sunday and leftover Stroganoff from last Saturday.  We went out to eat on Wed. partly to celebrate #2 Son's French Honor Society ceremony that evening AND to celebrate #1 Son's birthday since he'll be away working at summer camp when his birthday rolls around.  Then I hurt my shoulder(AGAIN!), so Daughter made dinner on Thursday(had to buy pie crust), we had take-out on Friday because I still couldn't cook and plenty of leftovers still so Saturday's meals were just reheating stuff already here.

The weekly food spending was $50.49 this past week. I went to the Bread Outlet and then I had Daughter do the Catalina Deals at Weis Markets for me(the Kimberly-Clark $7 OYNO WYB $21, the $3 Instant Discount WYB 4 Nestle items, the $5 Instant Discount WYB $15 Unilever).  We paid $37.96 w/the Instant Disc. on the "deal" items(reg. price of $58.49),  plus we got a $7 Catalina to use next trip.
Value of food bought was at $103.16 so my savings rate was 51.06% for the week.   Total spending for the month to this point is $198.14.  With $201.86 left, it's not very likely I'll go over budget for food this month, huh?lol

In terms of leftovers, I'm going into this week with half a Chicken Pot Pie and a couple of Elk Burgers, which were NOT a big hit here.  There might be 1 helping of Stroganoff left but it might have turned the corner by now. 
The Sloppy Joes never made it to the table last week, so it's back again.
Half the craziness is gone now but the hot weather is here so I'm trying NOT to run the oven.  That leaves too few meals that the whole family will eat....unless of course, we want to have tacos every. single. night.

This week's menu.....

SUNDAY--Baked Tilapia, Stuffed Clams, Mixed Veggies
MONDAY--TV Dinners from the back of the freezer....uh, oh.....
TUESDAY--Sloppy Joes, Corn on Cob(or COC as it's known around here)
WEDNESDAY--London Broil and Pineapple on the grill
THURSDAY--Sausage or Chicken patty Sandwiches, Harvard Beets
FRIDAY--Grilled Chicken Alfredo, Sugar Snap Peas
This menu gives us 5 new meals and 1 night of leftovers and 1 night of tv dinners.
As for items I need to buy for this week......ground beef, pineapple, COC, London broil and maybe Chicken if Daughter used what was left in the freezer.
We'll be buying milk as usual, along with some fresh fruit and Daughter wants some Morning Star fake meat Burgers.

No Deals I can see so far I need to do....maybe some more frozen fruit bars.

So what is everyone else eating this week?



  1. We call corn, corn OTC. "on the cob"... not "over the counter"...
    It makes it sound like a laxative.

  2. McVal--Well isn't THAT the purpose of corn?
    nature's laxative....just like prunes but smaller...hehehe

  3. I want to eat your hot dripping coc! It looks so juicy and irresistible.

  4. Free,
    Oh, how funny!

    Mon-I am going to have scrambled eggs and cheese before I pass out. Later, I will have the last of the cooked chicken on a salad of greens with tomatoes and carrots.

    Tuesday-Steak that was reduced-- cooked in oven with carrots, onions, and potatoes....all cooked like a roast.

    Maybe I will go to the Farmer's Market and get corn for Tuesday and Wednesday.

    Thursday--leftovers of steak and vegetables

    Friday--chicken and something

    Wed--bake more chicken

  5. Hmmm, I was so weak that somehow I did not fill out the info. Did I post as anonymous?

  6. I just licked the screen....I love corn on the cob!

  7. I'm not sure what we'll be having throughout the week, but we're definitely going to enjoy a little COC when we go camping next weekend. And some roasting ears, too. ;)

  8. I love me some porn but I'm not sure I's interested in corn porn. Doesn't sound appetizing.
    Frances is funny!

  9. YUMMY COC! What time is dinner? The best corn I ever grew was from seeds that fell from my bird feeder. Grew right where they fell in the middle of my impatiens. Wish I had taken a picture!


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