Tuesday, June 30, 2020

This Week on the Dining Table

The "Laid Up in Bed Edition" Edition..........

Wouldn't you know it, Sunday I tweeked my left knee(the good knee)on the way out the door to go to Rite-Aid and it just felt worse and worse over the course of the day.
I am on Day Two of staying upstairs in bed in hopes staying off it and not going up and down the stairs helps it feel better.
Otherwise it's off to the doctor. sigh

Moving On....
Onward to the meal planning-

This is what was planned.........

1. Sunday--No Clue
2. Monday--Steak, Asparagus, and?
3. Tuesday--Maybe Pizza? or Leftovers
4. Wednesday--No Clue
5. Thursday--No Clue
6. Friday--No Clue
7. Saturday--No Clue

And this is what really happened.......

1. Sunday--I had a big Salad
2. Monday--Steak, Asparagus, leftover Butternut Squash
3. Tuesday--Leftover Teriyaki Beef w/Bok Choy, Salad
4. Wednesday--Sweet and Sour Chicken take-out at son's
5. Thursday--a bowl of  Rice Krispy cereal
6. Friday--Hot and Sour Soup
7. Saturday--leftover Soup

Last week saw 2 nights of home cooked dinners, 3 night of leftovers/FFY, and 2 nights of Take-Out and no dinner for me on Sunday.

What got put into the freezer last week....
* 1 pack of thinly sliced chicken breast
* 6 tv dinners(Maybe this was a premonition that I wouldn't be able to cook for awhile?)

What got taken out of the freezer and used.....
* No clue what Hubs made at home except pork chops one night and steak another that he told me about on the phone.

Hubs spent a whole $26.02 on groceries while I was away.  He did eat a couple of "dogs" in the pantry-things that had been bought for him that he never got around to making. I pulled them out and put where he could find them yet he didn't go crazy on eating pasta and sauce which I assumed he would(since he loves it so and I just can't eat tomato based sauces much anymore).
I pillaged a could more R-As down in VA and hit a Sharp Shopper in VA and a Walmart in WV on the way home as well as went with sis in-law to Kroger twice which brings my June food spending to $405.55.

I am at $91.42 total earned in Ibotta rebates in June plus $1 in rebates on Saving Star for June which brings my actual June spending down to $313.13 after that's factored in.

My savings percentage the last 3 weeks was 50.58%(without "regular"Rite-Aid trips)for June and the monthly savings total comes in at 56.37%(w/out R-A).

I have 0 more food shopping/spending days in June as it's the last day of the month today. 8-)

Leftovers going into this week.......nothing really as Hubs hardly cooked while I was away.  With Ex-CB back at work as of last week Hubs just made something for himself.
Must be nice to do that and not have to meal plan. 8-(

Here is this week's "food plan".....my first full week back home.
1. Sunday--Pork Tenderloin Sandwiches
2. Monday--Salad and Pizza
3. Tuesday--FFY
4. Wednesday--Crab Cakes, Sweet Potato Wedges, Broccoli
5. Thursday--Mushroom Ravioli, more Broccoli
6. Friday--Caesar Salad w/Grilled Chicken
7. Saturday--Something Chicken-I have a roaster that needs to be cooked and ?

What needs buying for this menu? Nothing.  I might get fruit, deli meat and milk.  That's it.

What's left on my master list of meals we can make from what's at home...........
* Shrimp Tempura
* Tuna Casserole
* Roasted Chicken
* Shrimp/Crab Ravioli
* Cheese Ravioli
* Spaghetti and Meatballs
* Breakfast for Dinner
* Grilled Chicken  new
* Grilled Steak  new
* Haddock Fish Dinner  new
* Chicken Tenders  new
* Beef Liver  new
* Pork for Tenderloin Sammies  new
Plus lots of thinly sliced Chicken Breast, grass fed Ground Beef and Ground Turkey in the freezer.

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. Well with you stuck upstairs, I think you will save money as you can't shop. But hubs can shop and will not save money. You had better get better fast.

  2. Grapes are cheap. Since this is first week of month and the 4th of July, deals should be good this week and next.

  3. Hope you feel better soon. No shenanigans.

  4. Two thoughts: It sucks to be laid up in the summer. I tweeked a knee and the garden went to pot. Hope you are on the mend soon.

    I need to get back to ibotta. I just am not shopping at the same stores right now. I live in the boonies and without going into work started shopping more and more out here.

    Take care.

  5. Sorry about the knee. Hopefully the pain will go away before a doctor visit.

  6. I have been living pretty sparse in the food department since I've moved, but I finally am starting to get into meal prep.

  7. Ended up with chow mein and pot stickers and rice. Last night spaghetti. I made list of food for the week, but that's likely to change some.

  8. Hope your knee heals fast Sluggy!

  9. We finished the last of the never ending pasta salad for lunch today - not making that again for a while. Already made spaghetti and “meatballs” for tonight. Pizza and some kind of soup should cover the rest of the week. I may skip the weekend grocery trip since stores will probably be crowded.

    Jen G.


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