Monday, April 19, 2021

This Week on the Dining Table

   The "Funny Dog Photos" Edition.......

This pic came up on my FB feed as I "liked" Crocs a long time ago.  I just thought it was too cute!

Onward to the meal planning!

Moving On-
This is what was planned....
1. Sunday--Leftover Lasagna, Veggie TBD
2. Monday--Primo Hoagies
3. Tuesday--Leftovers
4. Wednesday-- Chicken Marsala, sauté Cabbage
5. Thursday--Leftovers
6.  Friday--Fend for Yourself
7. Saturday--Fend for Yourself

And this is what really happened.......
1. Sunday--Leftover Lasagna, leftover Brussels Sprouts
2. Monday--Primo Hoagies(Hubs had a BOGOF offer for his birthday)
3. Tuesday--Eating Out(I had a Fish Dinner)
4. Wednesday-- Fend for Yourself(I wasn't up for anything but sleep that day/night)
5. Thursday--small tv dinners(I had chicken alfredo with broccoli and noodles), Green Beans(Hubs "cooked")
6.  Friday--Pot Pies(Something easy from the freezer)
7. Saturday--Chicken Marsala, Mashed Taters, Broccoli

Last week saw 1 night of home cooked dinners, 2 nights of leftovers/planned overs or FFY, 2 nights of frozen meals, and 2 nights of Take-Out/Eating Out.  
We had to go North for my 2nd Covid shot on Tuesday so we stopped on the way home for an early dinner at a pub with a scenic view.  Wednesday I wasn't up for much of anything but sleep and I don't know what Hubs ate(we had a few leftovers and I had bought him burritos at Walmart the week before).  Hubs heated up small tv dinners and a box of frozen green beans Thursday and we had pot pies from the freezer on Friday since I went out that day and it wiped me out(plus my chicken cutlets hadn't thawed in time to cook them that night).  Saturday I made a "proper" dinner....the first one all week! ;-)  It was a dismal culinary week meal-wise but we ate food and lived to tell the tale. lolz

What got put into the freezer last week....
*  2 packages of Chicken Cutlets(w/discount stickers and BOGO)

What got taken out of the freezer and used...
* 1 package of Chicken Cutlets
* 1 box of Green Beans
* 4 small pot pies
* 2 small tv dinners
* 1 bag of Broccoli

We spent $119.22 on food/toiletries/HBA/paper goods last week. This brings our food/toiletries/paper goods Total to $259.33 for April so far. 

There are 11 shopping days left in April.

I've earned $228.47 on Ibotta in April.
I've earned $5.00 on Checkout51 in April.
I've earned $18.00 on Coupons dotcom/Paypal in April.
I've earned 522 points from shopping on Fetch in April(haven't submitted all my receipts yet tho).
I've earned $31.80 worth of points from food shopping on Shop Kick in April.
I've earned 1,234 points from food shopping on Swagbucks in April.

My savings percentage for last week was 54.98%(without "regular" Rite-Aid trips)for April and the monthly savings total for April comes in at 67.19%.(w/out R-A).  

Leftovers going into this week--a helping of Lasagna, a little Broccoli and Taters and 3 small pieces of Chicken Marsala. Another week where I have to cook a lot.

Here is this week's "food plan".....
1. Sunday--Shrimp and Crab Ravioli in White Sauce, Tossed Salad
2. Monday--Caesar Salad w/Chicken Strips
3. Tuesday--Salmon, Sweet Potato Wedges, Brussels Sprouts
4. Wednesday-- Teriyaki Pork Stir-Fry w/Rice or Noodles
5. Thursday--Leftovers
6.  Friday--Tacos or Taco Salad
7. Saturday--Fend for Yourself

What do I need to buy to fix everything on this menu?  Might need more stir-fry type Veggies.  Otherwise everything else is coming out of the freezer/fridge/pantry.  It's not an exciting food week but it will get the job done.

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. Crap I have to figure out what to cook tonight...

  2. I made chik’n and dumplings and a meatloaf out of some cheap Impossible grounds yesterday. I’ve never attempted a meatloaf before but it turned out ok. Both used a buttload of ground up onions, carrots and celery so a time saver to make both at once. Third meal will include mushrooms but not sure what yet.

    Jen G.

  3. I made a list of cooked meals/things in the freezer...haven’t done a menu plan this week. Last week took things out to thaw and felt irritated that I had to cook real meals each night ;). So this week it will be take out from my freezer, and with luck, my cooking enthusiasm will return next week!

  4. Boneless skinless chicken thighs were the big sale item here this week so I bought 2 packages and now I am teed I did not buy at least 3.

  5. I never liked crocs, but that picture is so cute.
    I'm so tired of cooking. Aldi had a lot of german foods on sale last week, so we are trying some of them each day. Strudel was a hit. Schnitzel was pretty good. I love the sweet mustard with pretzels. But today is going to be pesto chicken, I think. Maybe cabbage rolls tomorrow. Will be colder, so maybe chili or stew Thurs.

  6. Tommy loved the picture of dog in Croc.


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