Monday, August 11, 2014

This Week on the Dining Table

The "In the Doldrums of Summer" Edition........

Here's a sculpture I made of out of the rinds from a watermelon I cut up.  Yes, I need a life.....lolz

 What was planned last week--
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
And this is what actually happened--
1.  Fish, Sautéed Cabbage
2.  Reuben Sandwiches
3.  Brats, leftover Potato Salad, Baked Beans
4.  Beef Brisket, leftover Zuke Casserole
5.  Meatloaf, Green Bean Casserole
6.  Spaghetti with Meatballs, Tossed Salad
7.  Macaroni & Cheese, California Veggie Blend
4 of the meals planned were served.  I get a "yen" for meatloaf so bought some ground beef and made one, along with a bunch of meatballs too.  #2 Son requested mac & cheese so we had that Sunday.  No chicken, no leftovers, chili or tuna noodle casserole was made/served.
Last week I made 2 trips to the grocery store(and 2 trips to Rite-Aid) and spent $98.53 on $143.40 worth of groceries/toiletries.

Going into this week, in leftovers we bean casserole, taco filling, 1 romaine head, asparagus, a container of salad greens, a container of mushrooms, 1/2 red pepper and a big hunk of smoked brisket, meatloaf and meatballs, mac and cheese and veggie blend.

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

1.  Chicken Parm, Caesar Salad, Spaghetti(leftover)
2.  Beef Brisket Sandwiches, Grilled Asparagus
3.  Eating Out
4.  Leftovers
5.  Chili, Tossed Salad
6.  Tuna Noodle Casserole, Green Beans with Red Peppers and Mushrooms
7.  Leftovers
We are having a rare eating out night this week, a "farewell to #2 Son" meal I guess you'd call it.

What needs buying for this menu to happen?
Not much except for some milk.  Either using leftovers up(or repurposed into new meals), or using items already in the house.

Not much on sale at the stores this week I want.....some milk, fresh fruit, onions and Gatorade(G2).
$30 is planned for the grocery spending this week.  Let's see if I can stick to that.....

No food waste again this week.
Eagle Eye Sluggy is watching that the leftovers get used. 8-)
It will help that Hubs took a week of vacation and is home to tackle leftovers at lunchtime too.
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. We are taking DJ for Chinese food on Tuesday as a going away present.
    SO what are you and Mr. Sluggy going to do to celebrate when you are emtpy-nesters? Alcohol and a nice dinner?

  2. As I'm sure I've mentioned on FB... Nice tablecloth!
    Just going with the flow around here. Never planning far enough ahead for any one meal, just hoping there's enough of SOMETHING to feel the clan each night. SOMEDAY it will slow down, right?

  3. We're going to be at the beach this week, and finding interesting things in the freezer at our vacation house. We have: crab cakes, burgers, hot dogs, & tortellini planned so far.

  4. My hens would love that watermelon rind sculpture! I plan their meals more often than I do mine.

  5. You will definitely bring the wow to that space. Love the made of out of the rinds from a watermelon. Can't wait to see this one finished.


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