Monday, August 20, 2018

This Week on the Dining Table

** Just a reminder that today is the last day to enter the Giveaway.  Go HERE before 11:59 pm EDST to enter. **

The "Goofy Dog" Edition--

This is Chester's Summer bed.  He has torn 3 holes in it and has pulled every last bit of stuffing out of it. He seems to prefers it flat like a blanket because he still uses it as a bed.
Then he began ripping the fabric apart so much so that it's more hole than fabric now. lolz

This is Chester getting inside the bed to hunt for more stuffing I am assuming......

A little while later he decided to go inside it again..........

 and he got most of his body inside it(you can still see a foot).......

Luckily it is lightweight fabric and I was right there when he began panicking because he couldn't extricate himself this time. lololz
After that time, he hasn't attempted it again.  ;-)

Moving On....

Onward to the meal planning!

This  is what was planned--
1. Sunday--Pork Chops, Squash Casserole, leftover Fried Zucchini(Daughter cooking)
2. Monday--Breakfast for Dinner(Meat, Eggs, Waffles)
3. Tuesday--BLTs
4. Wednesday--Leftovers
5. Thursday--Ham and Zuke Quiche, Tossed Salad
6. Friday--Something on the Grill, Tomatoes
7. Saturday--Chicken and Dumplings

And this is what actually happened--
1. Sunday--Pork Chops, Squash Casserole, leftover Fried Zucchini(Daughter cooking)
2. Monday--Breakfast for Dinner(Meat, Eggs, Waffles)
3. Tuesday--Leftovers
4. Wednesday--Cuke/Tomato Salad, Lobster Cakes, Leftover Fried Zuke(again!)
5. Thursday--Fend For Yourself
6. Friday--Leftovers(I had a BLT)
7. Saturday--Pasta w/Meat Sauce, Salad, Bread

Last week saw 4 nights of home cooked dinners, 3 nights of leftovers/fend for yourself, 0 nights of Take-Out or Eating Out.  

The chicken and dumplings didn't happen again(it's too hot for it!)so it comes off the schedule for the time being until things cool off here. Friday it was too wet and muggy to grill out anything..heck, it's been too rainy and muggy most days to stand out there and grill.  The quiche didn't happen because I didn't get the half and half and we had too many leftovers in the fridge already to eat down.

Three trips, two to Weis and one the Shursave Markets brought the weekly food spending to $100.96 and the monthly total to $186.39.(I forgot to add in the Bread Outlet trip when I was adding my tracking book up and I don't want to have to redo it, so that goes on this coming week's tally.)
I have 11 days left in my shopping month for August and have $213.61($203.11 after adding the Bread store trip in)left in the food budget to spend this month.

My savings percentage last week was 54.79%(without Rite-Aid trips)and August's monthly savings total comes to 52.12% so far.

Leftovers going into this week......lobster cakes, pasta w/meat sauce, squash casserole.

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

1. Sunday--Chinese take-out
2. Monday--leftover Chinese take-out or ?
3. Tuesday--Roast Turkey Breast, Corn on cob, Stuffing, Gravy
4. Wednesday--No clue yet
5. Thursday--Ham and Zuke Quiche, Tossed Salad
6. Friday--Leftovers
7. Saturday--No clue yet

This week will see 2-4 new meals cooked, 1-2 nights of leftovers/FFY, 1 nights of Take-Out/Eating Out.
Didn't turn the oven on for the quiche so I didn't make the cake yet.

What needs buying for this menu? Corn, half and half so far.

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. Sounds delicious, Sluggy. My daughter loves Chinese food and could eat it everyday. Poor Chester, panicking at getting stuck inside his bed. Our cats will make a bed out of anything we put on the porch. LOL

  2. Your shopping inspires me. I too will have to learn to find bargains soon.

    My dogs do the same thing! At the extended stay hotel we are in for another 6 weeks, we had few extra baskets we stacked at the end of the bed with our dirty clothes. Well, the dogs decided they liked these baskets as much as any dog bed. So, we threw away the torn up one at retirement home and put a small pillow in a pillowcase in the bottom and problem solved! We shall see if they try to tear up that pillow. lol.

  3. Hi everyone, it's my first pay a visit at this website, and post is really fruitful for me, keep up posting such posts.

  4. No plans as I am trapped at home arguing with insurance. It really does not matter what is on sale, because I cannot get there!

  5. Silly dog. Our dog does some silly things also. We have been eating lots of tomato and pepper based meals. Using up the garden veggies. I haven't gotten one zucchini yet.

  6. I hope the dog does not discover there is stuffing in the sofa. My friend's dog's ball rolled under the sofa. The dog wanted the ball and ate it's way through the sofa. He got the ball but ate cushions part of sofa to the floor and ripped out springs. But, the determined black lab got his ball.

  7. Oh Chester is such a silly boy :) At least he is amusing himself...and you!


Hey there! Thanks for leaving a comment.
All Anonymous commentors will be deleted.
Please include your name in your comment, or choose the 'Name' option and put your name or whatever you call yourself, in the box. Thank you.

Though I moderate it's partly to keep trolls at bay but also partly so that I read every comment. I don't often respond to comments so if you need me to answer you please write me at my email addy posted on my "About Me" page, linked on the side bar.