Monday, April 30, 2018

This Week on the Dining Table

The "All Seasons in One Week" Edition--

This morning my little forsythia bush is in full bloom.
We had all 4 seasons within the span of 7 days this past week.
Torrential rain with thunder, temps in the 30's with snowflakes, up to high 70Fs and then the 50's.
I'd much rather the seasons play out over the course of a year not a week! lolz

Moving On....

Onward to the meal planning!

This is what was planned--

1. Sunday--leftover BBQ made into a Taco Ring thing
2. Monday--Take-out(getting it at Lunch prices, reheating for dinner)
3. Tuesday--Baked Rigatoni(using leftover pasta), Salad
4. Wednesday--Tacos(using leftover meatloaf)
5. Thursday--Leftovers
6. Friday--Leftovers
7. Saturday--Fish, Coleslaw, Mystery Veg(because I don't know what it is yet)

And this is what actually happened--

1. Sunday--leftover BBQ made into a Taco Ring thing
2. Monday--Take-out(getting it at Lunch prices, reheating for dinner)
3. Tuesday--Baked Rigatoni(using leftover pasta), Caesar Salad
4. Wednesday--Pot Roast, Carrots, Au Gratin Taters
5. Thursday--Tacos(using leftover meatloaf)
6. Friday--Leftovers
7. Saturday--Leftovers or FFY

Last week saw  nights of home cooked dinners, 2 nights of leftovers/fend for yourself, 1 nights of Take-Out or Eating Out.  The fish wasn't needed as we had so many leftovers(plus a small beef roast I found for cheap that I decided to go ahead and cook)so that protein moves to this week.

2 grocery trips to Weis brought the shopping to $87.28 for the week and brought April's food spending total to $360.70.   

I've got $39.30 left in the food budget for April and 0 days left in my shopping month. Rah.

My savings percentages last week was 57.06 and April's monthly savings total came in at 58.10% or 74.42% with Rite-Aid shopping included.

Leftovers going into this week....... some chicken thighs, baked rigatoni dish, taco filling, a couple of slices of meatloaf and pot roast.

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

1. Sunday--Breakfast for Dinner
2. Monday--Pot Roast Sandwiches, Spinach Soufflé
3. Tuesday--Leftovers or FFY(Hubs and I have date lunch out)
4. Wednesday--Chicken Enchiladas, rice, beans
5. Thursday--Leftovers
6. Friday--Fish, Onion rings, Cole slaw, Green beans
7. Saturday--?

The pot roast sandwiches are to use up the leftover pot roast from last week.
If nobody eats the leftover chicken thighs I'll add that meat into the enchilada filling on Wednesday.  If nobody eats the taco filling I'll make up some beef enchiladas on Wednesday too to put into the freezer or I might add to it and make a big pot of chili(always a favorite with my family though not with me).
Hubs will most probably eat all the baked rigatoni dish for lunches this week(What can I say?....He is a pasta hound!)
No clue about next Saturdays menu yet.

This week will see 4 new meals cooked, 2 nights of leftovers/FFY and 1 nights of ?.

What needs buying for this menu?  Cabbage for cole slaw and cheese(seriously low except Cooper sharp).

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. Haven't even looked at the ads yet! But another busy/crazy week ahead. Leftovers and whatnot today. Last weeks meal plan went 6/7. We decided to go to the Pirates game Friday and that was my one off day.

  2. Four seasons in one week, we have the same weather!

  3. Except for the snow, we have had wildly varying weather, too. The temp was freezing and two days later it was above 80.

    No plans, just food to cook.

  4. You are having one crazy spring up there. I miss forsythia. It doesn't grow down here apparently. No rhodos either but I did spot some mountain laurel growing in the woods near a creek.


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