Monday, November 16, 2015

This Week on the Dining Table

It's the "Would You Wear This?" Edition--

While waiting for Hubs to exchange his jeans on Saturday I poked around the men's department at that store and saw this Christmas Sweater outfit displayed.
What man do you know that would seriusly wear this get-up? lolz
I can see a kid or a young girl maybe but a guy(even a pug lover guy)?  Nope

Onward to the meal planning!

Here's what was planned last week.......

1. Sunday--Roast Chicken with Carrots, Onions, Potatoes, Cauliflower, Broccoli
2. Monday--Garlic Honey Shrimp w/stir-fry Veggies, Rice
3. Tuesday--Dinner Out(on gift certificate)
4. Wednesday--Meatballs Subs, Caesar Salad
5. Thursday--Leftovers
6. Friday--Tuna Casserole, Brussels Sprouts
7. Saturday--Leftovers

And this is what actually happened--

1. Sunday--Roast Chicken with Carrots, Onions, Potatoes, Cauliflower, Broccoli
2. Monday--Garlic Honey Shrimp w/stir-fry Veggies, Rice
3. Tuesday--Subway sammiches
4. Wednesday--Leftovers(I had tacos, Hubs had ravioli in meat sauce)
5. Thursday--Meatball Subs, Caesar Salad
6. Friday--Leftover Roast Chicken stuff
7. Saturday--Leftover Garlic Honey Stir-fry Veggies and Rice

Well the restaurant we were suppose to eat out in was jammed on Tuesday so we got Subway instead and we went back Saturday for lunch to use it and then had leftovers that evening for dinner.
The tuna casserole didn't happen yet again.

As for my grocery spending last week......three small trips to Weis meant $29.56 in spending.  Big Lots! and the local grocer trips added another $24.89 for a total this week of $54.45.   Month to date is $180.37 spent for November.  $28.42 of that spending was for food bank donations.
I still have $119.63 left in the $300 food budget for the month.

Leftovers going into this week....taco filling, garlic honey stir-fry veggies and a small helping of roast chicken and veggies.

Here is this week's "food plan"--

1. Sunday--meatloaf, sweet potato fries, Brussels sprouts
2. Monday--Italian Torta, Caeser Salad
3. Tuesday--Pecan Chicken, Mixed Veggies
4. Wednesday--Kielbasa on Rolls, green beans
5. Thursday--Rockfish, Cauliflower, Garlic mashed potatoes
6. Friday--Guinness Beef Stew
7. Saturday--Leftovers

I'll use up the taco filling and roast chicken w/veg for lunches this week.  Leftover stir-fry veggies may appear in a dinner instead of what veggies are planned.

What I need to buy for this menu?.........nothing.  I went through the chest freezer(had to dig out the turkey breasts for Turkey day anyway)so I also dug up some things from the bottom that we need to use sooner rather than later.  This included some kielbasa, some bagged veggies, a premade meatloaf and a hunk of beef for stew.  The meatloaf is a mix of ground chicken/beef so with the stew, 2 beef meals this week, a fish, a chicken and a pork meal.  There is some sausage in the Torta but it's mostly a meatless dish.

Even though I don't "need" anything this week I'll buy some mayo for the food bank(and mustard if it's cheap enough).  I also plan to go to Target this week and use that $10/$50 food/beverage coupon to pair with ManuQs and my free to me Target gift card.

My thanksgiving shopping list is still just celery, rutabaga and whipped cream and I'll buy those the end of this week or beginning of next week.

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 last week?

Any great deals on food at your stores this week?



  1. Kazi has been away visiting her beau in New Joysee so I've been living off leftovers:) Spent NO money on food last week!

  2. I don't know any man who would wear that sweater, I really wonder how many they sell. It was probably like $99 too. My kitchen is currently a train wreck as my new countertops are installed today = had to remove everything on the shelves and all the drawers so Chinese takeout tonight it is. I made two homemade pizzas last night so we have easy lunch covered. Not sure for the rest of the week but lots of options in the freezer.


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