Monday, November 13, 2017

This Week on the Dining Table

The "Making Progress" Edition--

This weekend was all about going through stuff and reorganizing the dining room and the garage.  I am sore from all the physical activity and bending and toting.  Today will be a low key sit on my butt kind of day......well as much sitting on my butt as I can do with a puppy underfoot. '-)

Moving On....

Onward to the meal planning!

Here's what was planned last week--

1. Sunday--Fend for Yourself
2. Monday--Asian Chicken Salad
3. Tuesday--Olive Garden Gnocchi Chicken Soup
4. Wednesday--Rigatoni w/Meat and Mushroom Sauce, Salad
5. Thursday--Leftovers
6. Friday--Calzone or Stromboli(homemade)
7. Saturday--maybe Eggplant Parm in the freezer?

And this is what actually happened--

1. Sunday--Fend for Yourself(Don't recall what I had)
2. Monday--Eggplant Parm
3. Tuesday--BK Hamburgers, Fries
4. Wednesday--Tortellini Soup(sort of)
5. Thursday--Calzone and Stromboli(homemade)
6. Friday--Rigatoni w/Mushroom Sauce, Meatballs
7. Saturday--Leftovers(I had soup)

Last week saw 4 nights of home cooked dinners, 2 nights of leftovers/fend for yourself and  1 night of take-out.  I discovered I was out of gnocchi too late to thaw anything else so the Whoppers happened on Tues instead.  I found tortellini on sale on Wednesday so I changed the soup up and substituted that for the gnocchi and left out the leftover roast chicken too as the tortellini had meat in it and it was very good, different but good!  We got 2 lumps of pizza dough out of the freezer on Thursday and I helped Hubs make the calzone/stromboli.  We also used up that opened ricotta from last week when Hubs made lasagna in the calzone/stromboli so it's a win/win.

Last week's grocery spending was large as I hit quite a few stores but surprisingly I stayed out of Weis(PMITA)Markets! lol  I hit the Shursave Markets, Big Lots, Dollar Tree, Ollies and Maines Restaurant Supply and everything came to a whopping $154.94.  That brings November's food spending to $210.35.  There are 17 more days in my shopping month.

My savings percentages last week was 47.64% and the monthly savings so far ends up at 47.73%(without Rite-Aid trips added in).

Leftovers going into this week.......roast chicken, calzone, tortellini soup, rigatoni and sauce.

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

1. Sunday--Chicken Enchiladas, Spanish rice and beans
2. Monday--Italian Sausage Patties w/Onions, Sauteed Cabbage
3. Tuesday--Beef Stew, Rolls
4. Wednesday--Leftover Rigatoni w/Sauce, Salad
5. Thursday--Fish, Cole Slaw, Sweet Potato Fries
6. Friday--?
7. Saturday--?

This week will see 4 new meals cooked, 1 night of leftovers and 2 nights of "I haven't got a clue".
Leftovers carried forward into this week will be lunches for Hubs except the roast chicken and the rigatoni.

The only thing I need to buy to make these meals is salad greens.  And we need milk 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. I cooked nothing I planned last week! Today, a massive sweet potato cooking is the plan. I thawed a five pound batch of ground beef, only 13% fat for several dishes for exbf--meat loaf, taco soup, meat balls, and maybe a few hamburger patties. The price was so good for such lean ground beef, that he will get all this to take home. More potatoes, carrots, and cabbage will go into the crock pot. Hopefully, the majority of this happens today as he is coming tomorrow.

    Your leftovers sounded delicious.

  2. Going to get butter for 1.99 limit one. So I will go in 5 times every day for two days!

  3. Homemade Stromboli sounds delicious! I've been hungry for some of that ( :

  4. would love to win your giveaway

  5. Trying to find sale on butter ~ now is when I stock up for the year. Best price is $2.99 and that was for last weekend and I missed it. Oh how I miss my Aldi... TxTeddie

  6. We had a lot of pasta salad last week, spaghetti, and chicken bbq are what I can remember off the top of my head. The cheapest I have seen butter here so far is $2.50, which isn't that great of a price.

  7. We are really trying to eat down our freezer... we just bought a sale turkey and know we will also want a ham !

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