Monday, April 4, 2016

This Week on the Dining Table

It's the "I Got Nothing Here" Edition......
Been sick(not bad sick though)and have accomplished very little this past week beyond eating, sleeping and lazying around.
I don't even have a photo of the snow we got yesterday.
Moving on......

Onward to the meal planning!

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

1. Sunday--Baked Ham, Corn Casserole, Monte Carlo Veggie Blend, Deviled Eggs, Dinner Rolls
2. Monday--Subway Sandwiches(Iz tired of cooking!lol)
3. Tuesday--Leftover Spaghetti and Meatballs, Salad
4. Wednesday--Cod, Baked Potatoes, Corn on cob(freezer), Leftover Asparagus
5. Thursday---Chicken Thighs(some way), Veggies-maybe leftover Sunday veggies?
6. Friday--Pork Chops w/Apricot Glaze, Sugar Snap Peas
7. Saturday--Leftover Chicken Thighs(if we have any) or Fish, Potato Salad, Veggies of some kind

And this is what actually happened--

1. Sunday--Baked Ham, Corn Casserole, Monte Carlo Veggie Blend, Deviled Eggs, Dinner Rolls
2. Monday--Subway Sandwiches
3. Tuesday--Leftover Spaghetti and Meatballs, Salad
4. Wednesday--Cod, Corn on cob(freezer), Potato Salad
5. Thursday---Chicken Pot Pie(Hubs had leftover Spaghetti)
6. Friday--Egg Drop Soup(Hubs had Egg Foo Yung)
7. Saturday--Tacos

4 meals cooked at home.
2 new meals, 1 night of leftovers, 1 night of processed food(pot pie), and 2 nights of take-out.  I have not been feeling up to snuff lately so have slacked off on the cooking for awhile.

As for my grocery spending...... Hubs made 3 quickie trips last week and I spent $18.00 total.
I have spent $18 in all for April so far and have $232 left of my food budget with 28 days to go.

Leftovers going into this week......baked ham, potato salad and taco meat.  We have eaten most of the leftovers up(well Hubs did really).  Not many leftovers remain so I've got to jump back into cooking, like it or not. 8-(

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

1. Sunday--Meatloaf, Leftover Easter Veggies, Baked Potato
2. Monday--Leftover Tacos/Taco Salad
3. Tuesday--Hubs Birthday meal Out
4. Wednesday--Tandoori style Chicken Thighs, Rice, Harvard Beets
5. Thursday---Beef Bourguinon, Bread
6. Friday--Leftover Ham on Rolls, ?
7. Saturday--Pork Chops w/Apricot Glaze, Sugar Snap Peas

This week will see 4 new meals cooked and 2 meals of leftovers(re-purposed into new dishes or not) and 1 meal Out/Take-out.
Friday I am drawing a blank on so you get to see next week what we actually had. lol

I haven't been in the stores since a week or so ago so that will change in the coming days.  We really don't need anything as Hubs mini-trips have kept us in fresh produce and there are still plenty of freezer/pantry stocks.
Depending on how this week goes I may be less ambitious with the cooking and just do simpler meals.

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. I'm liking what's up for Thursday's dinner! Post a recipe sometime!

    1. Well I DID edit last week's(or the week befores)post to include a link to the Beef Bourguionon recipe I posted in 2009.
      Here ya go again!

  2. There were no great grocery deals here this past week (Our ads are Wednesday-Tuesday here) but Sprouts is opening a new store here Wednesday morning, so I expect some seriously huge grand opening specials. I fully intend to be there to take advantage of the sale plus I love the produce at Sprouts and now one is about a mile form me!

  3. I wish I had made the ham at Easter, because then I'd have a ha bone and have a craving for a good bean and ham soup. We are back to cold this week and soup sounds good, even though I just made some on Saturday. Hubs bought a lot of meat, so I do need to plan to clear some space for a little batch cooking-saving time and money hopefully.

  4. We've been sick since before easter. Your menu for the week looks good. We had meatloaf and cobb salad tonight.

  5. I am terrible at planning a menu and then cooking something else. I had planned to cook a Cajun spicy rice dish and had also baked a fresh batch of sandwich buns. I had thawed ground beef for the rice dish but grilled burgers sounded better so that's what we had,

    Hope you are feeling 100% well soon!

  6. Sick sucks.
    I'm still shopping like we talked about. It is helping sooooooooooo much. Tht way if Den wants to cook or doesn't, I still have a plan. Thanks cuz.


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