Monday, August 1, 2016

This Week on the Dining Table

It's the "On the Road Again" Edition.............

We are settling into the Shit Hole Motel here in Coastal Maine.
I guess I am just getting too old to travel anymore......

Moving on......

Onward to the meal planning!

Here's what was planned last week--

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?

And this is what actually happened--

1. Sunday--Take-Out Chinese
2. Monday--Leftovers
3. Tuesday--Chicken Pot Pie
4. Wednesday--Quiche, Tossed Salad
5. Thursday--Chicken Parm, Wax and Green Beans, Chipotle Noodles
6. Friday--Tempura Zucchini
7. Saturday--Don't know what Daughter fixed yet*will update this later

6 meals cooked at home, 1 of them nights of leftovers and 1 night of Take-Out.   Daughter made the quiche on Wednesday and the pot pies were emergency provisions from the freezer after I had my abscess excised and I didn't feel up to cooking from scratch.

As for my grocery spending..... I spent a total of $574.57 on July's groceries.  I have negative $124.57 left of my $450 food budget for the month.
Let's just move along....nothing to see here.  ;-)

Leftovers going into this week........asparagus, quiche, chicken parm.

Here is this week's "food plan"--Daughter is in charge of food while we are gone.

1. Sunday--Pizza(home made with Boboli crusts)
2. Monday--Kielbasa on Rolls, Onions, Veg.
3. Tuesday--Tuna Noodle Casserole
4. Wednesday--Salsa Verde Carne Burritos
5. Thursday--Leftovers
6. Friday--Beef Pie
7. Saturday--Take-Out of some kind

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

What we need to buy for this menu.....milk and fruit maybe.  I have everything here to make her dishes but will leave some grocery $ too.

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. You can't be too old to travel as you have not come to see me yet. Sorry about the HS crap, that is hard to live with. More people mean more groceries. Blah!

  2. DD is working out of Minneapolis studio this week so staying with us as opposed to a hotel. She made summer vegetable risotto, but not enough protein for the hubs so he had one of the chicken breasts, already cooked, from the freezer on a couple pieces of toast. I'm not great at scheduling meals to days, more a selection of meal options, and we did pretty well sticking to that game plan.

  3. Have a great trip. Usually the ones I gripe about the most and want to do the least turn out to be the most fun.

  4. I wonder how daughter will like being in charge. Have fun in Maine. Is it cooler there?


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