Tuesday, June 18, 2013

This Week On the Dining Table

I hope that sandwich has lots of BACON on it!!!


Here's what was planned last week--

Sunday--Grilled Pork Chop, Summer Squash Sauté, Macaroni Salad
Monday--Tacos, Corn
Tuesday--Ravioli, Salad, Garlic Bread
Wednesday--Sloppy Joes on Buns, Brussel Sprouts
Thursday--Quiche, Salad
Friday--No Clue
Saturday--No Clue
 We had the pork chop meal, the tacos meal, the quiche meal.  Sloppy joes and ravioli are on this week's menu. I made empanadas using up the previous week's fajita filling and we had leftovers or Fend For Yourself 2 nights.  I don't recall the 7th night what we had but we got NO take-out last week.
Go us!!

 I spent $92.54 on $148.26 worth of groceries at 2 different stores last week.  $60.17 spent was for items we ate last week so about $30 was stocking up and/or staples we were out of.  Most of the spending was for fresh produce, meats and a little dairy.
2 Weeks down in June and I still have $307.46 left in my food budget.
Going into this week the leftovers that remain are--1 whole quiche, kaiser rolls, half a container of half & half,  half a bag of carrots that need using. (I've made bold the leftover items I've used in the menu below.)

 Here's this week's meal plan--
Sunday--Ravioli with homemade Sauce, Salad, Garlic Bread
Monday--Salmon, Corn OTC, Roasted Potatoes & Onions
Tuesday--Sloppy Joes on Kaiser Rolls, Roasted Asparagus
Wednesday--Quiche, Salad
Thursday--Roast Chicken, Baked Sweet Potato, Green Beans
Friday--Mushroom Parmesan, Ginger Carrots, leftover side dishes
Again this week, no Take-Out. 8-)
As for the leftover half&half, it will keep another week....
The night I run the oven for the roasted chicken is the night I do the sweet potatoes and I'll bake something chocolate at the same time in there.

 On the shopping list so far--corn OTC, asparagus, more salad greens, roasting chicken, portabella mushroom caps and lunchmeat for me.  Throw in seasonal fruits and the junk foods I didn't pick up last week for #2 Son because I didn't find them at a good/reasonable price.

So that's where the food money stands now and what's appearing on the kitchen table this week here at Chez Sluggy.

 What's getting fixed and served at your house this week?



  1. Sluggy, my monthly menus have changed with life changes but here are this week's offerings:
    Sun-hamburger and macaroni, salad
    Mon-kielbasa, pierogis, salad
    Tues-shrimp-orzo skillet dish, salad
    Th-marinated steak, baked potatoes with sour cream n chive, green & waxed beans, salad
    Sat-leftovers or make yourself a sandwich

  2. I re-made the chicken recipe I made last time. Strange as may seem, it wasn't anywhere near as good as the first try! I think that my "wrong version" was a lot better than following the recipe. I'll try it one third time and make a call on that. But other than that, I have no idea. I don't have to cook until Thursday, though. Maybe sweet potato fries, turkey patties and veggies?

  3. For Wednesday, chicken legs and thighs and carrots and onion in an oven bag will have lots of sweet potatoes keeping them company in the oven. There are squash and onions and tomatoes and a bag of salad. Last night, I finished the turkey breast from last week. For Thursday and the rest of the week, I have to thaw chicken breasts. Oh, I forgot to corn on the cob.

    The sweet potatoes will not be eaten on the night I have the carrots and chicken, even though I cook them in the same oven.

    Fruits--cherries, bananas, oranges, apples, plums and peaches.

  4. I have no idea what we are eating this week! It's one of those cook-as-you-go weeks for us, I guess :)


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