Monday, July 5, 2021

This Week on the Dining Table

  The "Big Adventure to New Jersey" Edition...

Hubs and I met our future daughter in-law's parents over the weekend plus a whole lot of other extended family.  We thought at this point we wouldn't meet them until the wedding. lol  It went well.

Here's a picture of Oliver aka Ollie, the fiancé's parent's dog.  He was cute and had a little 
chair/bed that matched the living room furniture. lol

Onward to the meal planning!

Moving On-
This is what was planned--
1. Sunday--BLT Sandwiches(finally got ahold of a "good" tomato
2. Monday--Chicken Thighs, Zuke in Tomato Sauce, Rice
3. Tuesday--Chicken apple sausage, Sweet Potato Wedges, Green Beans or whatever
4. Wednesday--Salad, Flatbread Pizza
5. Thursday--more BLTs "maybe"
6.  Friday--Salad, Whatever, it will be too hot to cook
7. Saturday--Cook-Out at Son's place(I'm not cooking)
You can tell I am not enthused about cooking this week, can't you?;-)

And this is what really happened.......
1. Sunday--BLT Sandwiches(finally got ahold of a "good" tomato
2. Monday--TV dinner for me
3. Tuesday--Lemon Pepper Chicken Thighs, Zuke in Tomato Sauce, Rice
4. Wednesday--BLT Sandwiches
5. Thursday--I don't remember
6.  Friday--Hubs got Chinese Take-out so I had soup
7. Saturday--Cook-Out at Son's place(I'm not cooking)

What got put into the freezer last week....
* 8 pack of burritos(again)
* 1 pack of mini Klondike bars
* 3 pack of chicken breasts
* 1 Stir-Fry in a bag dinner

What got taken out of the freezer and used...
* 1 tv dinner
* 1 pack chicken thighs
* 1 pack of bacon

We spent a whopping $100.88 on food/toiletries/HBA last week at Weis/P and R/Shoprite and a little something bought 6/30 at Ollie's that I didn't account for on June's total.  This brings our food/toiletries/paper goods Total to $100.88 for July.   

There are 26 shopping days left in July.

I've earned $62.68 on Ibotta in July.
I've earned $0.00 on Checkout51 in July.
I've earned $0.00 on Coupons dotcom/Paypal in July.
I've earned 4,049 points from shopping on Fetch in July which equals $4.04.
I've earned 0 points from food shopping on Shop Kick in July which equals $0.
I've earned 0 points from food shopping on Swagbucks in July which equals $0. 

That's $62.68 in rebates(not counting the ShopKick/Swag Bucks/Fetch)on $100.88 in grocery spending so in reality it's $38.20 spent after the Ibotta and Coupons dotcom rebate apps.

My savings percentage for last week was 55.80%(without "regular" Rite-Aid trips)for June and the monthly savings total for June comes in at 55.80%.(w/out R-A). 

Leftovers going into this week....Lemon Pepper Chicken Thighs, Zuke in Tomato Sauce, Rice.

Here is this week's "food plan".....
1. Sunday--Cheeseburgers, Salad
2. Monday--leftover Chicken Thighs, Zuke in Tomato Sauce, Rice 
3. Tuesday--Chicken Marsala over Taters, Green Beans
4. Wednesday--Salmon, Sweet Potato, leftover green beans
5. Thursday--Stir-fry Veggies, Chicken and Noodles
6.  Friday--leftovers?
7. Saturday--Flatbread Pizza, Tossed Salad

What do I need to buy to fix everything on this menu?  Maybe more green beans?
But I'm working on a $10 Ibotta Bonus that ends next Monday so we'll see what pops up during the week. ;-)

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. My freezer is near empty. I should go fill it up for 'bad times'.

  2. Plain and simple--I have no idea what we ate last week. But, your meals look good.

  3. Your menu looks good, Sluggy. I think a Impossible Cheeseburger pie should be on our menu soon. Reading about your cheeseburgers made me think of it.

  4. Glad the visit with the future inlaws went well. Cute pup! When is the wedding?
    I can't think of anything that I want to cook anymore. Nothing really sounds good.


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