Monday, April 20, 2015

This Week on the Dining Table

The "Finding New Things to Clear Out" Edition.....

Just when you think you have everything cleared out you find something else to get rid of.
Last weekend after hauling the daughter's stuff down to the living room I opened the door to the basement and spied a basket hanging on the wall of the stairwell.  It use to hold dog supplies.  No dogs anymore so I will post this lot on the local Freecycle board.  I also have a metal dog crate, a dog house and an outdoor chain link metal dog run/kennel to rehome.
And then there are the pol stairs behind the run/kennel out back.
So much to get rid of.......

Anyway, onward to the meal planning!
Here's what was planned last week.......

1.  Spaghetti and meatballs, salad
2.  Ham and bean soup
3.  Fish, potato salad, whatever veggies I can dig out of the freezer
4.  Kielbasa on rolls, grilled onions, Brussels sprouts
5.  Chicken and Confetti pepper fajitas
6.  Leftovers
7.  Maybe get Take-out or BLTs(if I can find some nice tomatoes this week)

And this is what actually happened--

1.  Spaghetti and meatballs, salad
2.  Ham and bean soup(I had broccoli cheese soup)
3.  Fish, potato salad, Brussels sprouts
4.  Kielbasa on rolls, grilled onions(hubs ate leftover pot. salad too, I had some salad)
5.  Chicken and Confetti pepper fajitas
6.  Leftovers
7.  Take-out Chinese

Everything went as planned, more or less.

Last week I made 2 trip to the food stores and spent $37.69 OOP on $69.66 worth of reg. retail groceries. 

I had 0 transactions at Rite-Aid last week.
And that one won't be changing for some time to come. lolz

$209.76 spent of my $300 April food budget, leaving us $90.24 for the last 10 days of the month. 

Leftovers going into this week are--1 slice of quiche, corn, mac and cheese, 2 soups, spaghetti and meatballs and fajitas filling.

Here is the plan for this week.........

1.  Hamburgers on rolls, Corn on cob
2.  Leftovers
3.  Meatloaf, Squash & Onions, Macaroni Salad
4.  Ravioli, Salad
5.  Salmon, Macaroni Salad leftovers, Sugar Snap Peas/Corn
6.  Lena's Lemon Chicken w/Zuchinni, rice
7.  Leftovers

2 nights of leftovers and 5 nights of new dishes. 
What I need to buy for this menu......squashes, ground beef, coc. (In reality we went to Maine Source on Sunday and bought these already but since meal plan runs Sunday to Saturday this spending goes on this coming week's week.)  I plan on spending about $40 this week(with the ground beef being the bulk of that spending).

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. I'm sick and as I like the look of what you're having, me and my dh will be over around 5pm each day if that's alright??? LOL

  2. It is amazing how you will find stuff you no longer need when you think you already got rid of it all. LOL!

    Hubby bought a pork roast on sale on Thursday, so we cooked it in the crockpot on Friday and ate that in various ways over the weekend. Quite a bit of it went in the freezer to enjoy at a later date.

  3. Rite-aid really took the fun out of coupons for me.

  4. I took a hen out of the crock pot last night. Sausage, free after deal will be eaten with my free eggs. Wednesday night will be dinner at church, so no cooking.

    I price-matched a quart of strawberries from Sprouts at WM.


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