Monday, September 21, 2015

This Week on the Dining Table

It's the "Getting a Jump on Winter" Edition--

This flyer arrived in my mailbox before August was over ad for snow blowers!
Really?....In August??

Come January I may regret making fun of this ad. lolz

Onward to the meal planning!
Here's what was planned last week.......

1. Sunday--Kielbasa on Rolls, Collards(leftover)
2. Monday--Chicken Tacos(using a crockpot recipe Daughter gave me)
3. Tuesday--Fish, Squash and Onions
4. Wednesday--Spaghetti(leftover)for Hubs, Broccoli Soup for me
5. Thursday--Beef Pie(depending on how well I feel)
6. Friday--Chili(leftover)for Hubs, Broccoli Soup(leftover)for me
7. Saturday--Leftovers(either Chicken Tacos or Beef Pie)
And this is what actually happened--

1. Sunday--Kielbasa on Rolls, Collards(leftover)
2. Monday--Chicken Tacos(using a crockpot recipe Daughter gave me)
3. Tuesday--Leftover Spaghetti for Hubs, Big Salad w/Feta Cheese for me
4. Wednesday--Steak and Salad
5. Thursday--Beef Pie
6. Friday--Leftover Beef Pie(I also had last of leftover Collards)
7. Saturday--Leftovers(Hubs had chicken tacos, I had a big salad)

I didn't make the soup and the rest of the chili went into the freezer for later.
As for my grocery spending last week......a couple of impromptu trips and then back again to fix cashier mistakes saw us spend $103.86 total.  I have spent $124.02 for the month with 9 days left in the month.
I have $225.98 left in the food budget for September.  I do believe I'll stay under budget for food this month....yay! 8-))
Here is this week's food plan--

1. Sunday--Beef Stroganoff, Mixed Beans & Carrots(Noodles for Hubs)
2. Monday--Fend for Yourself Night
3. Tuesday--Chicken n' Dumplings w/Carrots
4. Wednesday--Fend for Yourself Night
5. Thursday--Leftovers-Stroganoff, Chicken filling from Tacos, Chicken n' Dumplings
6. Friday--Eating Out
7. Saturday--Eating Out

What I need to buy for this menu?......just some milk.  I got the mushrooms and carrots last week and I have everything else to make this menu.
Not that it's much of a menu since there will be lots of eating out and 2 nights hubs won't be home for dinner so I am on my own so not cooking a big meal.
The nights for myself  I'll either make a big salad w/feta cheese in it or eat some leftovers.

I didn't get around to making the broccoli cheddar soup so it will have too wait until next week now because I started thawing a whole chicken for chicken n' dumplings this week.

The weather here has started to cool off finally so I am more than ready to start cooking up soups and stews again...woohoo!
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. Milk was $4 for two gallons, so I got that. Since I am allergic to beef, chicken tacos sounds like a recipe I need. Can you post it?

  2. Collards! Love them, in fact they are on the menu here tonight!

    1. I'll be right over....hehehe

      We hit 46 degrees here last night so it won't be long before the frost and I can harvest these babies!!

  3. The Broccoli Cheddar soup sounds terrific. I love this cooler weather and am so looking forward to soups and stews back on the menu.

    1. It's raining today(Tues.)and in the 60's so that chicken n' dumplings will be so good tonight!

      I also do the broccoli cheddar with cauliflower sometimes.

  4. I need to find a few freeze ahead crockpot sort of meals. Den has been talking about it for a while. You know, make a bunch of meals and freeze them. Fine by me, I'm perfectly capable of turning on a crockpot.

  5. I WISH we had cooler weather here. Well, it has been in the high 70s in the morning, but 92 in the afternoon is NOT a Fall temperature.

    Hubby makes soups and stews year round. We just turn up the ac. LOL!


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