Monday, October 25, 2021

This Week on the Dining Table

 The "End of the Garden" Edition...

I went out this weekend to pull up what was left of the garden plants.  These few green beans were found and are the last of the garden produce.  This will get put into the doggies dinners for a few nights as they love green beans.

Onward to the meal planning!

1. Sunday--Chinese take-out
2. Monday--Homemade Pizza, Salad
3. Tuesday--BLTs
4. Wednesday--Apricot glazed Pork Chops, Green Beans
5. Thursday--Pasta w/Meat Sauce, Salad
6.  Friday--Korean Beef/Veggie Stir-Fry w/Noodles
7. Saturday--Leftovers or FFY

And this is what really happened.......
1. Sunday--Chinese take-out
2. Monday--Pasta w/Meat Sauce, Salad
3. Tuesday--Leftovers
4. Wednesday--I had a PBJ sandwich, Hubs ?
5. Thursday--Homemade Pizza, Salad
6.  Friday--Club Sandwiches
7. Saturday--Leftovers or FFY

Pork Chops and Korean Beef stir-fry didn't happen as I didn't feel like cooking, had tomatoes to use up, Sissie's meatloaf leftovers made a lot of meat sauce.  You pick a reason. lolz

What got put into the freezer last week....
* Nothing

What got taken out of the freezer and used...
* Mozzarella Cheese
*  Pepperoni slices

I spent $0.00 on food/toiletries/HBA last week. This keeps our food/toiletries/paper goods Grand Total so far to $121.62 for October.

There are 6 shopping days left in October.

I've earned $69.86 on Ibotta in October.
I've earned $3.64 on Checkout51 in October.
I've earned $5.25 on Coupons dotcom/Paypal in October.
I've earned $4.00 from Aisle.
I've earned $3.27 from an ice cream offer.
I've earned 1023 points from shopping on Fetch in October which equals $1.02.
I earned 1875 points from food shopping on Shop Kick in October which equals $7.50.
I've earned  9008 SB from food shopping on Swagbucks in October which equals $9.00.

That's $85.94 in rebates(not counting the Shop Kick/Swag Bucks/Fetch)on $121.62 in grocery spending so in reality it's $35.68 spent after the 4 rebate apps(+the ice cream offer)I count until I cash out on the other three apps. 8-)))

My savings percentage for the last week was 0.00%(without "regular" Rite-Aid trips)and the monthly savings total for October comes in at 50.29% so far.(w/out R-A).

Leftovers going into this week....Rigatoni, Meat Sauce.  That's it.

Here is this week's "food plan".....
1. Sunday--Rotisserie Chicken, au Gratin Taters, Corn
2. Monday--Leftover Rigatoni and Meat Sauce, Salad
3. Tuesday--Steak, Baked Potatoes, more Salad or ?
4. Wednesday--Chicken Parm, Green Beans, leftover au Gratin Taters
5. Thursday--TV dinners
6.  Friday--?
7. Saturday--?

What do I need to buy to fix everything on this menu?  Not sure on end of the week.  Will play it by ear.  I've got everything through Thursday.

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 as usual, Sluggy. We are having chicken tonight and maybe one of those pizza ina bowl things that are popular right now. Other than that I have question marks like you do. 😂

  2. I wanted to roast a whole chicken but they were quite high. I might pick up a rotisserie this week.

  3. The loss leaders in the grocery flyers have been pitiful pickings recently. I'm hoping there will be some good stock up sales starting in November.

  4. Leftovers today and I am craving corn chowder so will probably do that tomorrow.

  5. No good deals at the stores last week, and I just saw the ads for a coupe of stores that begin Wednesday. Still nothing!

  6. Just finished up leftovers so made two new things. Baked meatball sandwiches and a ranch tofu pasta concoction. Not really sure after that but I’ll figure it out.

    Jen G.


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