Monday, August 4, 2014

This Week on the Dining Table

The "I Kept to the Menu, Mostly, Last Week" Edition........
A cute little waterfront cottage on Clear Lake in Iowa.  I bet the price tag isn't so little or cute. lolz

 What was planned last week--
1.  Chicken Cutlets in black pepper sauce, COC, Caesar salad
2.  Zucchini and Carrot casserole, Green bean casserole
3.  Tacos or Taco salad(had iceberg)
4.  Barbecue brisket, leftover casseroles
5.  Fish(had), Coleslaw, mixed veggies(had)(I'll have salad instead)
6.  Burgers on rolls(had), leftover COC, baked beans(had)
7.  Leftovers of some sort
And this is what actually happened--
1.  Chicken Cutlets in black pepper sauce, COC, Caesar salad
2.  Zucchini and Carrot casserole, Green bean casserole
3.  Tacos or Taco salad(had iceberg)
4.  Barbecue brisket, potato salad, roasted carrots
5.  Leftover pasta, mushroom parmesan, leftover casseroles(2)
6.  Burgers on rolls(had), green bean casserole(leftover), baked beans
7.  Crab Ravioli in Parmesan Sauce, Tossed Salad
Pretty much everything was served as planned, except for the fish, which moves to this week and I had picked up some crab ravioli at Wegman's on a whim which we had on Friday.  It was quite yummy with my homemade Béchamel Parmesan Sauce.  2 packages was $9.98 and served 3 people.  When #2 Son leaves home Hubs and I get to fight over who gets the 3rd serving/leftovers when I make this again....and I WILL make this again! ;-)
Since August 1st I've made 2 trips to the grocery store(and 2 trips to Rite-Aid) and spent $46.07 on $126.94 worth of groceries/toiletries.

Going into this week, in leftovers we have.........1 piece of chicken breast,  zuke/carrot casserole, green bean casserole, taco filling, potato salad, 2 romaine heads, head of cabbage, a container of salad greens, a container of mushrooms, 1 red pepper and smoked brisket.

Here is the plan for this week......not necessarily eaten in this order.....

1.  Fish, Sautéed Cabbage
2.  Reuben Sandwiches
3.  Brats or Brisket, leftover Potato Salad, Baked Beans
4.  Chicken "something", probably with leftover Casseroles
5.  Chili, Tossed Salad
6.  Tuna Noodle Casserole, Green Beans with Red Peppers and Mushrooms
7.  Leftovers
#2 Son brought home a loaf of rye bread from his work and requested Reubens.  I have corned beef slices in the freezer, leftover from the last time I made Reubens so I'll pick up sauerkraut this week.  The fish, brats, chicken, beef for chili and green beans are in the freezer already and we have rolls I picked up on my way home from Pittsburgh.  In the pantry already are noodles, tuna, beans for chili and 1000 Island dressing for Reubens.

What needs buying for this menu to happen?
Sauerkraut, maybe Swiss cheese(haven't looked yet to see if I have any left), Milk.

Later this week I'll pick up on sale items for next week......Asparagus, shredded Cheese, Ravioli, French Fries(for #2Son), Onions(almost out), Tea and Powerades.  Maybe get some Salmon at Price Chopper if I want to go out that way and stop in.

W/out the salmon it should be under $35....$45 with.

No food waste this week.
Eagle Eye Sluggy is back home and watching that the leftovers get used. 8-)
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 that week?

Any great deals on food at your stores this week?



  1. BOGO Kraft cheese chunks, sliced, and shredded. I bought ten 8-oz. Medium Cheddar chunks and 6 8-oz. Italian -cheese, shredded. It's on my blog post for Sunday.

    And, copy paper from $2 that I won't eat.

    Last week, we went out to eat since we car shopped and I was exhausted. This week, exbf is not coming at all so I plan to graze on frozen chicken breasts, cherries and salad greens.

  2. You are back to being thrifty! Never thought that it would happen, lol.
    I'm really starting to wonder how much things are going to change when DJ leaves. I foresee a lot of leftovers and Sonya not cooking.


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