Monday, February 15, 2016

This Week on the Dining Table

It's the "Can It Get Any Colder??" Edition--

I don't have a photo but idiot that I am, I went to Rite-Aid after dark last night.  I had planned on going Monday afternoon but they are predicting snow here for then so I ran out in the monstrously cold night.  Luckily I have a remote start feature on my Sonic so I didn't have to sit in the car waiting for the heat to kick in....but even so, it was beastly cold for here.  My car dashboard read 3F degrees...eek!  It was even colder Friday/Saturday night at negative something or other.  At that temp I didn't even want to look so I'm not sure how frigid it did get then. 8-o

Onward to the meal planning!

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

1. Sunday--Frozen Pizza, Salad
2. Monday--Barbecue Pork(leftover)on Rolls w/Cole Slaw
3. Tuesday--Sloppy Joes(using taco meat leftover)on Onion Rolls, Sugar Snap Peas
4. Wednesday--Bourbon Salmon fillets, Cole Slaw, Veggie TBD
5. Thursday--Beef Enchiladas(leftover)
6. Friday--Broccoli/Cauliflower Cheddar Soup, French Bread
7. Saturday--Leftover of some kind

And this is what actually happened--

1. Sunday--Frozen Pizza, Salad
2. Monday--Barbecue Pork(leftover)on Rolls w/Cole Slaw, Sugar Snap Peas
3. Tuesday--Chinese Take-Out(I was feeling sick so didn't cook)
4. Wednesday--Sloppy Joes(using taco meat leftover)on Onion Rolls, Leftover Sugar Snap Peas
5. Thursday--Leftover Beef Enchiladas, Corn
6. Friday--Broccoli/Cauliflower Cheddar Soup, Biscuits
7. Saturday--Subway Sandwiches

Being sick and getting Take-Out meant the Salmon got moved to this week but otherwise mostly the plan was stuck to.
I took the leftover taco meat and made it into Sloppy Joes, finishing off that leftover.

5 meals cooked at home(3 new meals-if you count frozen pizza as a new meal-and 2 using up leftovers) and 2 take-out meals.

As for my grocery spending so far for February.....Hubs made a stop at the store for me and spent $7 and that was everything for last week.
Added to the $242.28 spent in Week #1 that makes a running total of $249.28 spent in February and we have 15 days left in the month.

Leftovers going into this week......ravioli in sauce, pork bbq, Cole Slaw, Broccoli Cheddar Soup.  I will freeze the rest of the bbq this week as we have had it for dinner once and lunch twice last week.  I will eat on the soup for lunches for myself this week.

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

1. Sunday--Bourbon Salmon, Mixed Veggies, Mac and Cheese
2. Monday--Chicken Parm, Veggies(Spaghetti for Hubs)
3. Tuesday--Chicken Fajitas
4. Wednesday--Bacon Mushroom Quiche(or another frozen pizza augmented with goodies)
5. Thursday--Shrimp, Cole Slaw, TBA?
6. Friday--Leftovers
7. Saturday--Leftovers

This week will see 5 new meals cooked and 2 meals of leftovers(re-purposed into new dishes or not).

What I need to buy for this menu?  Trying to keep spending down again this week so I concocted meals out of ingredients already in hand here.  I hope to stay out of the grocery stores again this week unless a great "deal" turns up.

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. Its cold crap here. It snowed yesterday. Bleck. But it should be 50 on Friday so I'm thinking about that.

  2. Veddy cold here too! Usually I would grocery shop today but as it's FAMILY Day here in Ontario everything is closed. I guess shopping isn't considered a family activity. (But eating is isn't it? LOL) I'll be trying a new recipe this week, yet to be picked, as part of my TRY NEW things goal. Probably will be meatless also as a way of coping with skyrocketing food prices around here.

  3. We have a 16 year old auto car starter. She grumbles a bit but still works.
    I hate it when it's that cold! The seat in the van feels like bricks. I think the upholstery freezes solid...
    It's supposed to warm up this week so I hope to see the driveway and wear shorts by Friday.

  4. It is supposed to be in the 60's today so I am not griping. Even our cold days are nowhere near as cold as yours. I am pretty sure I would not go anywhere I didn't have to when the temps are insanely low.
    We won't know what our food specials are until Wednesday, Since all the Christmas sales they have not been stellar, but hopefully this week will be different.

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    1. It's salmon fillets cooked with a mixture of OJ, brown sugar and bourbon or whiskey, cooked down to a glaze and spooned over the fish. Very tasty.

  6. I am going to make beef stroganoff Wednesday in my Instant Pot. I went to Grocery Outlet today to get the mushrooms and sour cream and noodles I needed to make it. I cook one time and eat it till it's gone (hopefully this will last 5 days till I'm off work again). Grocery Outlet had 1.5 lb packages of thick bacon for $2.99 and fancy brand rolled out pie crust for $1.49 so I bought some and froze one bacon and 2 pie crusts. The bacon is usually about $8-9 and the pie crust $5, so good deals. I love your blog.


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