Monday, August 5, 2013

This Week on The Dining Table

This is the "Everything is set until company gets here" Week.

Here's what was planned last week--

Sunday--Leftovers or Whatever you can Find in the Fridge
Monday--Leftover Lasagna for me, Sausage Sammies for Hubs
Tuesday--Chicken & Dumplings
Wednesday--Pork Chops, Green Beans, Roasted Potatoes
Thursday--Fend for Yourself night, I can't eat. eek!
Friday--Probably Chinese Take-Out as I won't feel like cooking but will be ravenous lol
Saturday--No Clue yet....maybe that grilled Pizza I never made ?
We were good with this plan until Tuesday.
Wednesday we had leftovers again since there were still leftovers.  Friday Hubs took me to a Chinese buffet after we got out of the colonoscopy so we had an early dinner/late lunch.  I think I had some pickles and melon that night when I got hungry again.
Saturday Hubs wanted to eat out since we were running errands(mostly looking at travel trailers)so we went to TGI Friday's.  I had a free appetizer coupon so I got that and a salad, which made that early dinner $8 less than it would have been.
All this early dinner stuff lately makes me think we are turning into one of those old Early Bird Special couples who eat dinner at 2 in the afternoon.  Geez, I didn't think we were THAT old yet. lolz
Last week,  I spent  $85.90 on  $121.97 worth of groceries at 3 stores.  I ended up not doing the Catalina Deals at Weis(PMITA)Markets.  This spending includes $11.55 on colonoscopy prep supplies and $16.18 on junk foods for #2 Son for the month and $12.62 for "we're having company" type foods.  So $40.35 of my $85.90 in spending wasn't for regular meal foods.
No food waste last week...woohoo!
Leftovers, that are still aok, going into this week's plan......1 helping of Chicken & Dumplings.  If I don't eat this for lunch one day, it can be fed to the dogs, with their undying thanks. lol

Company is arriving in time for dinner on Wednesday so I've got a plan in place through Wednesday.
As for Thursday, Friday and Saturday? clue.  We will be winging it.

Here's this week's meal plan--such that it is--
Sunday--Subway sandwiches
Monday--Chicken and Broccoli(from the garden)in Garlic Sauce, Coconut Rice
Tuesday--Pork Chops, Green Beans, Roasted Taters(trying again to get this cooked!)
Wednesday--Barbecue Ribs & Pulled Pork Sandwiches, Coleslaw, Collards
Thursday--?  Will play it by ear
Friday--?  Will play it by ear
Saturday--Probably bunches of leftovers

On the shopping list for these meals--turkey deli meat(for my lunches), more foods to have here for company like baked goods, chicken for Monday's dinner, collards and ?
I'm figuring about $50 for the above.

That's what's appearing on the kitchen table this week here at Chez Sluggy.  Half the week's meals are up in the air still but it will all work out for the best. 8-)

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



  1. I just wish I knew! I will get out chicken breasts to thaw. There are sweet potatoes left from the 80 lbs. last year, lots of fruit, tomatoes, stuff. When I get color on my hair, then I can think.

  2. Congrats on no food waste last week. I'm still trying to figure out our menu for this week - it's just too hot to cook...

  3. Your menus sound absolutely delicious! Can I come and eat at your house?

  4. When I leave a meal or two up in the air, it usually costs more money. I'm not as daring as you. LOL


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