Monday, September 5, 2016

This Week on the Dining Table

It's the "We Finally Got Around to Cleaning Out the Shed" Edition......

This shot was after Hubs had pulled out about half the junk in there already.
What a hot mess......
I'll blog about this ordeal later this week and show more photos, which I know, y'all are dying to see. lolz

Moving on......

Onward to the meal planning!

Here's what was planned last week--

1. Sunday--Leftovers for kids, Anniversary Dinner out for Hubs and I
2. Monday--Meatloaf, Zucchini Casserole
3. Tuesday--Leftovers
4. Wednesday--Kielbasa on Rolls, Sauted Cabbage
5. Thursday--Leftovers
6. Friday--maybe Leftovers again?
7. Saturday--not sure yet, maybe Take-Out

And this is what actually happened--

1. Sunday--Leftovers for kids, Anniversary Dinner out for Hubs and I
2. Monday--Meatloaf, Zucchini Casserole
3. Tuesday--Leftovers
4. Wednesday--Kielbasa on Rolls, Baked Beans
5. Thursday--Leftovers
6. Friday--Roasted Chicken and Potatoes, Corn on Cob
7. Saturday--Chinese Take-Out(I had Cashew Chicken)

6 meals cooked at home, 3 of them nights of leftovers and 1 night of Take-Out.

As for the grocery spending.....3 trips to Weis Markets and 1 quickie to Shurfave market for bottled water bringing my weekly spending to $104.90 and my September food spending total to $104.90 with 25 days to go in the month.

Leftovers going into this week........meatloaf, zucchini casserole, kielbasa and cauliflower cheese soup.

Here is this week's "food plan".

1. Sunday--Leftovers
2. Monday--Steak, Veggie Ka-bobs, Baked Potatoes
3. Tuesday--Manicotti, Salad, Garlic Bread
4. Wednesday--Chicken Fajitas
5. Thursday--Leftover Meatloaf, Brussel Sprouts, Noodles
6. Friday--Apricot Glazed Pork Chops, Mixed Veggies, Corn Casserole, Applesauce
7. Saturday--Crab Cakes, Fries, Cole Slaw, Broccoli

This week will see 5 new meals cooked and 0 nights of Take-Out and 2 nights of Leftovers.

What we need to buy for this menu......steak, tortillas, peppers, mushrooms.  I got 1/2 off crab meat last week and a bag of potatoes so we are good on those items.  Garden grown tomatoes will go into the sauce for the manicotti and the salads.

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 have to actually haul my butt to the grocery store (likely tomorrow) so am eating whatever is in the fridge and freezer. Last night pot roast started in oven, finished on BBQ. Tonight Baron of beef from leftovers (using leftover frozen hamburger buns toasted) with salad. Still have tomatoes producing so eating those up as they ripen (giving mom the extra ones). Good deal on some 50% off meat this week at my expensive grocery store (the one I only go to for that exact reason, they always have stickers on their meat).

  2. Chicken and vegetables as usual. My one big plan is to have dairy on Friday when I am going out to Ruby Tuesday for my birthday meal. The EpiPen is coming along in case my mammal allergy tries to kill me. If I can find my $10 KFC card, I will eat there Tuesday. It's not exciting, just healthy.

  3. we are mostly eating out/carry out as we are too lazy/tired to make anything. bad.

  4. Your shed is my laundry room. I am almost afraid to even start in there. There is no telling what I might find!


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