Monday, February 25, 2019

This Week on The Dining Table

The "For the Coffee Addict" Edition.........

Spent some time last Friday wandering around Ollie's(Good Stuff Cheap!)and saw these coffee mugs.  Too bad I don't know anybody who needs more coffe mugs as these were high quality, very cheap price and funny to boot!lolz

Moving On....

Onward to the meal planning!

This is what was planned--

1. Sunday--Leftover Ham and Mac and Cheese(just Hubs and I)
2. Monday--BBQ Chicken Thighs, Asparagus, Leftover Fried Rice
3. Tuesday--Birthday Meal Out(Ex-College Boy)
4. Wednesday--Breakfast-Scrambled Eggs w/Ham and Cheese, French Toast
5. Thursday--Brats on Rolls, Grilled Onions, Broccoli, leftover sides smorgasboard lolz
6. Friday--Leftover Lasagna, Tomato/Cuke Salad
7. Saturday--Leftovers

And this is what actually happened--

1. Sunday--Leftover Ham and Mac and Cheese(just Hubs and I)
2. Monday--BBQ Chicken Thighs, Asparagus, Leftover Fried Rice
3. Tuesday--Birthday Meal Out(Ex-College Boy)
4. Wednesday--Breakfast-Scrambled Eggs w/Ham and Cheese, French Toast
5. Thursday--Brats on Rolls, Grilled Onions, leftover sides smorgasbord 
6. Friday--Leftover Lasagna, Tomato/Cuke Salad
7. Saturday--Fend For Yourself

Last week saw 3 nights of home cooked dinners, 3 nights of leftovers/fend for yourself, 1 nights of Eating Out/Take-Out. 
Everything actually got cooked/eaten as planned AND the specific day planned!  Amazing!! ;-)
I did very little actual cooking last week so that was nice.  Unfortunately most of the leftovers are gone! that means this coming week I'll be in the kitchen quite a bit.

What got put into the freezer last week.....
*  1 package of Brats bought for Thursday's dinner but not used

What got taken out of the freezer and used last week.......
* Nothing because of using up leftovers

 Lots of little grocery trips..... smallish trips to Weis($6.64/$1.56/$20.94), a big $65.64 trip to Weis, a trip to Walmart($10.94), a trip to Maines for produce($14.17), a trip to Aldi for produce($14.55) and a trip to P&R Discount Outlet( $4.36)brought the weekly food spending to $138.80 and brought the February monthly total to $319.69 so far.

My savings percentage last week was 56.27%(without Rite-Aid trips)and February's monthly savings total comes to 60.91%(w/out R-A).  

I have 3 more spending days in the month.

Leftovers going into this week....1 helping of chicken teriyaki stir-fry, fried rice(more than 1 helping).

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

1. Sunday--Korean Beef BBQ, stir-fry Broccoli, Ramen Noodles
2. Monday--Dirty Rice w/Andouille Sausage and Red Beans
3. Tuesday--Lobster Ravioli in Alfredo Sauce, Tossed Salad
4. Wednesday--Pasta w/Turkey Italian Sausage Sauce
5. Thursday--Pork Chops, Green Beans, Sweet Potato Fries
6. Friday--Assorted Leftovers
7. Saturday--Taco Con Queso Casserole

This week will see 6 new meals cooked, 1 night of leftovers/FFY, and 0 nights of Take-Out/Eating Out.

What needs buying for this menu? All the meats needed this week are coming out of the freezer.  I'll just need a little salad stuff, almond milk for Hubs and reg. milk for the rest of us.

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 love those mugs! I hope my stores have them. I have a 10% q to use.

  2. What is taco con queso casserole? that sounds good!!!

    Sue L.

  3. We are having leftovers for dinner tonight. We made pizzas yesterday and chicken the night before. I love leftovers.

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  5. Thanks for adding what you are taking out of the freezer and putting into the freezer. I need to use up some things in my freezer!

  6. Cute mugs!

    We brought food to make while skiing. We stuck to total basics, because we were getting back to the room late, and I was exhausted. ;-)

    Over the weekend, I prepped food for the week ahead: cabbage beef dish & a quadruple batch of carnitas.

  7. Would you share your Korean Beef BBQ recipe please? Thanks, Teddie

  8. Dinner is bean and veggie soup. I had some left over chicken sausage and added it. For lunch, spaghetti with veggies, sun-dried tomatoes and left over chicken in Alfredo sauce. Breakfast is eggs casserole. For dessert, yogurt with fresh strawberries. For snacks, an avocado.

    Sales - My favorite store had a special on avocados and strawberries. Score!

  9. The Ollies near my house is having its grand opening Wednesday. I am going to look for those mugs.
    Your meals look really good, much better than keto meals look.

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