Tuesday, July 25, 2017

This Week on the Dining Table....Or Is It??

The  "Eating on the Road" Edition--

It's been interesting so far on the food front.  Some days we've stuck to our plan of eating Breakfast(supplied at the motel)and then just eating one main meal late afternoon/early evening.  And some days we've needed two meals during the day.
At one point I bought applesauce cups to keep in the car so I know I can get fruit along the way in my diet.  Veggies have been a struggle tho.

And staying away from national chains and going with local or regional restaurants  instead has been hit and miss.
It's a real mixed bag out there when you avoid McDonald's, Burger King, etc. both in cost and quality.

Moving On....

Onward to the meal planning!

Here's what was planned last week--

1. Sunday--Breakfast for Dinner
2. Monday--Not Sure, something using up the leftovers
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--Breakfast for Dinner(French Toast, Sausage, Scrambled Eggs)
2. Monday--Chinese Take-Out(Hadn't had in awhile, the natives were going to revolt if we didn't get it. lol)
3. Tuesday--a Cranberry Chicken Salad with Blue Cheese
4. Wednesday--a Pork Tenderloin sandwich, Fries(only ate a few fries)
5. Thursday--a Chicken "Salad" sandwich and "Salad"(I only ate half the sandwich.)
6. Friday--a Runza sandwich(It's a Nebraska thing. I only ate half the fries.)
7. Saturday--a Cowboy Hamburger with hand cut fries

Last week saw 1 night of home cooked dinners, 0 nights of leftovers and 1 nights of Take-Out and 5 nights of Eating on the Road. 

I made 0 trips to the Weis Markets or any other store at home but I did browse 2 grocery sources while on the road(and bought a few things, mostly snacks and gifts).  All totaled all the food spending came to "I don't have a clue".   I'll have to delay this keeping track feature until I get home.  I am having Daughter keep all receipts for her purchases and of course I'll keep all mine and tally the sad, sad truth when I get home. ;-)

My savings percentages last week and for the month so-far?    No clue. 8-)))

Leftovers going into this week........again, no clue.  We don't have leftovers while traveling, we just have to dump or leave what we don't finish.

Here is this week's "food plan"....not that I am cooking any of it anyway. lol......

1. Sunday--a Cowboy Supper
2. Monday--No Dinner
3. Tuesday--No clue
4. Wednesday--Probably home cooking but not sure
5. Thursday--Ditto
6. Friday--Might take everyone out?
7. Saturday--No clue

This week will see ? new meals cooked, ? nights of leftovers and ? night of Take-Out/Eating-Out.

What I need to buy for this menu?  Daughter will be grocery shopping for the next few weeks so it's not in my hands until later.

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. It all sounds wonderful! Happy Trails!

  2. Eating non-chain is always a crap shoot! I like lots of food in the car to eat. Once when I was traveling for a week with my brother and sister, I went into a restaurant and got a salad. I ate until I was stuffed, then brother and sister ate some. I think I finished it before the dressing went bad, all in the car.

    You must really feel out of your element, not a bad thing necessarily.

  3. OOH, Tuesday's dinner sounds delish!!!!


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