Monday, May 9, 2016

This Week on the Dining Table

It's the "Using Up a Load of Onions" Edition......

I bought a 20 lb. bag of onions recently at the restaurant supply store.  I made French Onion Soup Gratinee last Tuesday finally! and used up quite a few onions from that bag.
This onion soup is da bomb! and not anything at all like that brown crap you get in most restaurants that is just a salt lick!  This recipe uses very little salt and chicken stock and not those sodium filled bouillon cubes those restaurant soup concoctions churn out.  If you love Onion Soup you need to try your hand at this recipe.

Moving on......

Onward to the meal planning!

Here's what was planned last week--

1. Sunday--Chicken Parm, Cuke & Tomato Salad
2. Monday--BBQ Chicken, Roasted Cauliflower and Potatoes
3. Tuesday--French Onion Soup
4. Wednesday--FFY aka Fend for Yourself
5. Thursday--FFY
6. Friday--FFY
7. Saturday--Probably pizza and salad

And this is what actually happened--

1. Sunday--Chicken Parm, Cuke & Tomato Salad
2. Monday--BBQ Chicken, Roasted Cauliflower and Potatoes
3. Tuesday--French Onion Soup
4. Wednesday--Leftover French Onion Soup, Salad
5. Thursday--Subway Chicken Sweet Onion Teriyaki Sub
6. Friday--Cheese Hamburgers, Cantaloupe
7. Saturday--Stuffed Pork Chops, Sugar Snap Peas, Leftover Roasted Cauliflower, Spinach Noodles

5 meals cooked at home.
4 new meals, 1 night of leftovers, and 2 nights of Take-Out(or their leftovers).

As for my grocery spending..... I spent a total of $64.93 last week.
I have spent $103.98 in all for May so far and have $196.02 left of my food budget with 22 days to go.

Leftovers going into this week......a portion of spare ribs.

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

1. Sunday--Hubs bought Chinese
2. Monday--No Clue
3. Tuesday--BBQ or Seafood
4. Wednesday--No Clue
5. Thursday--No Clue
6. Friday--No Clue
7. Saturday--No Clue

This week will see 0 new meals cooked and 0 meals of leftovers or "Whatever You Can Find" and 1 meal of Take-Out and who knows what else.

What I need to buy for this menu.....nothing.  No grocery shopping this 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. I did not see the recipe! I make an onion soup with a beef roast/london broil I cook in the crock pot with water, onions and some seasonings. It is good indeed. I need to go through some recipes and plan a menu since the company is gone and I don't have a lot to eat in the house. I'm not craving a thing except shrimp and I have some in the freezer.

  2. I'll probably pick up some milk.... but not buying too many groceries this week. We're still working on a turkey from the weekend that didn't get eaten.

  3. I love French onion soup. Post thy recipe sometime.

  4. My last week menu planning was a success. This week looks to be as well, though sometimes I want to smack myself for following my grocery list so closely. On my list was 3lbs of purple potatoes. I didn't know how much they cost. I just liked the taste of it when my mom gave them to me last week.

    Imagine my shock when it turned out to be $3 a pound for potatoes!!!

    For more on my purple potato saga read my most recent post.

    Still face palming myself for spending so much on potatoes.

  5. I luv me some French onion soup, but I can't seem to find a link to a recipe in your post?? My eyesight is fading faster than I'd like (haha) so it may be just me that can't see where the link is ...

    ~ Freckles

  6. My guest chef made barbecue chicken quesadillas for supper before daughter and I hauled out of town for a soccer game. I'll just wait to see what Rachel Ray has up her sleeve later in the week.

  7. how lovely
    I wish I could make a good onion soup.


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