Monday, July 13, 2015

This Week on the Dining Table

It's the "Using Up Leftovers" Edition-- I think the only "cooking" I did last week was making a big pot of clam chowder.  The rest was just reheating leftovers pretty much. 
Onward to the meal planning!
Here's what was planned last week.......

1. Sunday--Picnic leftovers
2. Monday--leftover Salmon, stir-fry veggies
3. Tuesday--picnic leftovers
4. Wednesday--maybe Subway sammiches
5. Thursday--more picnic leftovers
6. Friday--smoked bbq chicken legs(in freezer), picnic sides
7. Saturday--either take-out or eating out(eldest comes home)
And this is what actually happened--

1. Sunday--Picnic leftovers
2. Monday--Picnic leftovers
3. Tuesday--leftover Salmon and stir-fry veggies
4. Wednesday--Chinese buffet lunch, leftover dinner
5. Thursday--Clam Chowder me(leftover pasta Hubs)
6. Friday--smoked bbq chicken legs(in freezer), ribs, picnic sides
7. Saturday--pizza for lunch out, Chinese take-out(I had gyoza and a big salad)

Everything as planned except I made a pot of clam chowder on Thursday and we had Chinese buffett instead of Subway on Wednesday.
Pretty boring on the eating front.

As for my grocery spending last week.....
I don't have my tracking book with me right now but I spent $28 and change on groceries last week.  I ended up making 1 quick trip to Weis on Friday when I went out for an eye drop refill.

The food spending is up to about $126 for July and we are almost halfway through the month.

Leftovers going into this week--baked beans(lat picnic leftover)and clam chowder.
Here is this week's food plan--

1. Sunday--?
2. Monday--?
3. Tuesday--?
4. Wednesday--?
5. Thursday--?
6, Friday--?
7. Saturday--?

This week I didn't plan anything yet.  Eldest son and I are in VA until Wed. apartment hunting so Hubs and College Boy will be fending for themselves.  Lots of stuff in the freezer and I think we have a frozen pizza out there too if they get desperate.
As for after we get home I have no clue yet.  I'll pull something out of my hat when we get home.
I did want to do a big roast turkey dinner at some point because we'll have enough people here to justify cooking one of the four large turkey breasts in the freezer.

What I need to buy for this menu?.....again, no clue yet.
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 didn't even think of making a plan this week. Every morning I look in the freezer and see what is available. Since it is so blooming hot we are mostly living off of grilled food and salad. Boring, yes, but no one is really complaining. So I guess our plan is: wake up,take something out of the freezer, defrost, toss on grill, eat, go to sleep, repeat

  2. I just posted a blog entry on my > too proud of myself, gourmet toasted cheese." I have leftover rice and eggs that need using up, so a rice crust quiche with spinach salad for tomorrow. If we get a break from the heat, I have odds and end veggies so a pot of soup, meatballs and gravy and egg noodles with peas, no yeast crust pizza with leftover sauce from Sunday's mock veg. lasagna, but I may need some more cheese unless I just use non mozzarella cheeses on hand. I need to do a good look in the freezer and see what is in there for meat. Daughter raided my pantry a bit when she was home, but I would really like to avoid shopping as between Friday-Sunday, I just spent over $90.


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