Monday, August 17, 2015

This Week on the Dining Table

It's the "The Kid is Gone" Edition--

College Boy left on Sunday.  He's in the marching band at college so he goes back a week earlier than most due to Band Camp.  I think he is glad to be back if only because it means he doesn't have to wash dishes in the restaurant he slaved worked at this Summer. 
I am glad too that I don't have to be quiet until 2pm each day so he could sleep.  Plus I never knew each morning when I got up whether we had overnight guests in the house and my kitchen was a mess from late night cooking sessions. lolz

Onward to the meal planning!
Here's what was planned last week.......
1. Sunday--Subway sandwiches(still not feeling well enough to cook)
2. Monday--Rotisserie Chicken, Veggies, Corn Casserole
3. Tuesday--Lasagna, Salad, Bread
4. Wednesday--Pizza and/or Wings at local place(I have a freebie Q)
5. Thursday--Burgers or leftovers
6. Friday--Various Seafood items in freezer, Veggies TBD
7. Saturday--Leftovers
And this is what actually happened--

1. Sunday--Subway sandwiches(still not feeling well enough to cook)
2. Monday--Rotisserie Chicken, Corn Casserole
3. Tuesday--Lasagna, Salad, Bread
4. Wednesday--BBQ Pork Sandwiches with Cole Slaw
5. Thursday--Burgers for Lunch(Hubs was home)and Leftovers for Dinner(I had green beans, Hubs had GBs and Lasagna)
6. Friday--Salmon, Creamed Spinach
7. Saturday--Pizza(a freebie) and assorted leftovers

As for my grocery spending last week.....Maine Source, Sam's Club and 2 small trips to Weis that cost me $188.21 OOP(I also used the $20 Weis gift card.)
August food spending now stands at $297.86.  I have a paltry $52.14 left in the budget this month and August is barely half over!
I'm going to try to eat from food stores we have in the house for the rest of August.
Easier said than done!

Leftovers going into this week--rotisserie chicken pieces, barbecue pork and cole slaw.
Here is this week's food plan--

1. Sunday--Eating Out(after lugging CB back to school)
2. Monday--Pork Chops w/Peach Glaze(have), Squash Casserole(have)
3. Tuesday--Various seafood(in freezer), Fried Zucchini(have)
4. Wednesday--Barbecue(leftovers)on rolls, Cole Slaw(have)
5. Thursday--Chicken Marsala(have), Tom and Cuke Salad(have)
6. Friday--Steaks(have), Corn on cob or leftover Squash
7. Saturday--Kielbasa or Meatballs on rolls(have), Beans(have)

What I need to buy for this menu?.....corn....unless I have leftover squash then I don't need corn.  That's it.
I might change up one of these meals for BLTs depending on the weather.  I have a partial head of iceberg lettuce I need to use up but this change would involve buying tomatoes this week....unless I want to use OUR tomatoes and make the sandwiches micro-BLTs. lolz

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. Your menu sounds delicious, both last week and this week. . I made Bean & Cheese Enchiladas and Mexican Rice for dinner on Sunday and have enough for dinner tonight, so no cooking. Yay! :)

  2. Unfortunately no great deals. I did, however go hog wild grocery shopping as my oldest stepston, army boy got leave and flew in for 9 days. That coincided with my fridge and stove being delivered (yay = that was a long 4 weeks) so I went out and spent $225. I usually never spend that much in one shot as am always spending a little here a little there due to close proximity to stores and trying to cherry pick the loss leaders. It felt so good to buy a watermelon!

  3. No good food deals here this week either. Son3 comes home Thursday for a family wedding/long weekend, but the wedding is out of town and we will be at the rehearsal dinner Friday and the reception after the wedding on Saturday so no major eating out and little cooking at home

  4. You had to rent a TRUCK to get his stuff up there? Holy Toledo, Batman!!! He's carrying WAY too much crap around. Bet he doesn't use 1/3 of it. Apart from food and TP.

    Peace <3

    1. No he'll use it all. The first week is Band Camp and the school doesn't feed them for that so we have to take lots of foods he can nuke and bottled water and snacks. He goes through an inordinate amount of shampoo so I HOPE 4 bottles lasts til Thanksgiving. Plus being a music major he has a bass, an amp, 2 flutes and a keyboard and assorted stands....add in clothing, bedding, computer, printer, notebooks, pens, pencils, laundry supplies and bathroom cleaners/tp(he has to clean/supply a bathroom shared by 2 people).
      It starts to add up.
      We don't have a car big enough for the Fall load in so we rent a van for that. By May all the consumables are consumed and we get use 2 cars to get him home.

  5. The pharmaceutical representatives provided a veritable feast of Mexican food - for they have a new Rx to flog. The food was good; the product , so-so.

  6. Quiet until 2pm?? You are nicer than I am. When Son was staying with us, he was lucky I was quiet at 6 am. LOL! And Hubby made whatever noise he wanted. We must not love our kids as much as you do. LOL!


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