Monday, July 25, 2016

This Week on the Dining Table

It's the "Welcome to the Heat Dome" Edition.............
No photos today as the camera is broken.
The guy on the tv tells me we are under the "Heat Dome" phenomenon.  All I know is that it's hotter than blazes here and has been since we got back into town last Thursday.  Of course, where we were last week(down South)was also hotter than blazes and I am over hot weather now.

I came home to 1 little zucchini on one of my garden plants(along with scads of teeny tiny green tomatoes).  That zuke should be a size to pick and eat very soon this week.

Moving on......

Onward to the meal planning!

Here's what was planned last week--

1. Sunday--No Clue
2. Monday--No Clue
3. Tuesday--No Clue
4. Wednesday--No Clue
5. Thursday--No Clue
6. Friday--No Clue
7. Saturday--No Clue

And this is what actually happened--

1. Sunday--Pork Chops, Scalloped Potatoes, Spinach Souffle(not home)
2. Monday--Leftovers(not home)
3. Tuesday--Leftovers(not home)
4. Wednesday--Pizza(not home)
5. Thursday--I had Leftover Pizza
6. Friday--Catfish, Shrimp, Asparagus, Potato Salad
7. Saturday--Hamburgers

6 meals cooked at home, 3 of them nights of leftovers.   Hubs cooked Sunday night, bought take-out Pizza on Wednesday and when I came home I cooked dinner on Friday and Saturday.

As for my grocery spending..... I spent a total of $158.05 on 5 trips to 4 different stores. I have negative $124.57 left of my $450 food budget with 6 days to go in the month.
July's food budget has kicked my ass it seems.......

Leftovers going into this week........asparagus and a small bit of potato salad.

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

1. Sunday--Take-Out Chinese
2. Monday--Chicken Parm, Tossed Salad or Leftover Asparagus
3. Tuesday--Chicken Pot Pie
4. Wednesday--Quiche, Tossed Salad
5. Thursday--Tuna Noodle Casserole
6. Friday--Verde Salsa Chicken on Tortillas
7. Saturday--No Clue?

This week will see 5 new meals cooked and 1 night of  Take-Out and possibly 1 night of Leftovers.

What I need to buy for this menu.....possibly some milk.

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 so negative it hurts!!! Honestly, I may just stop looking at all of the bills. This year has been a killer. And I still have no idea what I am cooking for dinner. Please help me.

  2. You know I have chicken and salad greens in the refrigerator! This week I have peaches and watermelon. I'm good.

  3. we ordered pizza from Caseys last night and one of them was totally the wrong pizza... I called them and they made me a new one with free bread sticks AND we got to keep the other wrong one. Not sure who's going to eat it, but I guess we're having leftover pizza for supper tonight...

  4. one word-ramen!!!
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  5. Hi Sluggy - are you going to try to stick with the same food budget or are you thinking of increasing it temporarily? I went over a little too - I'm glad Kazi is going away for a few days so I can eat up the leftovers. No shopping til August!

    1. I don't know really Jane. I'm at $574.57 for July. ugh. I am hoping that August is much less but I just don't know. I'll just keep to my saving ways next month and see where it lands.


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