Monday, May 16, 2022

This Week on the Dining Table

The "I Got Nothing" Edition....

Recovering from Saturday's sale and preparing to work the polls tomorrow.  The house is a mess and needs putting back together.  I can't get motivated to do much right now so am putting off a lot of stuff.  

Onward to the meal planning!

Here's what was planned.....
1. Sunday--Applebee's Salad
2. Monday--Fish, leftover mac and cheese, Beets
3. Tuesday--Breakfast for Dinner
4. Wednesday--Leftovers?
5. Thursday--Hubs cooking
6.  Friday--?
7. Saturday--?

And here's what actually happened........
1. Sunday--Applebee's Salad
2. Monday--Fish, leftover mac and cheese, Beets
3. Tuesday--Subway subs
4. Wednesday--Leftovers
5. Thursday--Tuna Noodle Casserole, leftover Beets
6.  Friday--Chicken Yakisoba w/Veggies
7. Saturday--Chinese Tale-out

Chicken Fajitas and Breakfast for Dinner didn't happen last week again. sigh.  Lots of take-out(3 times!)as I was in set up Stockpile Sale mode and was not in a state of mind for cooking and too busy with that and Hubs didn't take up the slack in the food department.  The only meals I "cooked" were Fish/Beets meal and Tuna casserole(the yakisoba was a tv dinner).
I feel like I've been dialing in meal planning and cooking for awhile now.  Why can't I live on a cruise ship and just go to the restaurants when I am hungry?  This cooking thing is for the birds sometimes. lolz

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

What got taken out of the freezer and used...
*  Fish portions
*  2 tv dinners

I spent $0 on food/toiletries/HBA this last week. This brings our food/toiletries/paper goods Total to $0 for May.  

There are 15 shopping days left in May.  

I've earned $15.25 on Ibotta in May.
I've earned $0 on Checkout51 in May.
I've earned $0 on Coupons dotcom/Paypal in May.
I've earned 0 points from shopping on Fetch in May.
I earned 0 Kicks from food shopping on Shop Kick in May. 
I've earned 0 Swag Bucks from food shopping on Swag Bucks in May.

That's $15.25 in rebates(not counting the Shop Kick/Swag Bucks/Fetch)on $0 in grocery spending so in reality it's -$15.25 spent after the 3 rebate apps I count.

My savings percentage for the last week was 0% (without "regular" Rite-Aid trips)and the monthly savings total for May comes in at 0% so far(w/out R-A).  

Leftovers going into this week....1 portion of tuna casserole. Ugh I'll have to cook a lot more this week.

Here is this week's "food plan".....
1. Sunday--Fend for Yourself
2. Monday--Breakfast for Dinner
3. Tuesday--Working Election Polls so ?
4. Wednesday--Chicken Fajitas
5. Thursday--Hubs cooking
6.  Friday--Homemade Flatbread Pizzas, Salad
7. Saturday--?

What do I need to buy to fix everything on this menu? Still need mushrooms for the Fajitas and Salad Greens.  I'll need to go to the grocery store this 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?   Great deals considering inflation nowadays.



  1. I saw an article about a couple living on a cruise ship. Apparently, quite a few do this. The cost was negligible when compared to a mortgage. And, you don't pay for utilities. lol Maybe this could be your next move.

  2. SO inquiring minds want to know, how much loot?

  3. Give yourself a few days--you had an unexpected sprint at the end instead of a nice cross-country run! ;-)

    Need to replace a few items in the pantry. Some on sale, others not. One item increased by $1 during the past two weeks when I couldn't get out due to sciatica flaring badly. Affects everything from the hips down and causes other issues. Hauled trash to the dumpster just before dark yesterday and did okay. Time to accelerate the process--again! Temps moderating to around 100°F, down from 105°F range. :-) Summer is holding off just a little longer! 🌞

    Aiming for two small-ish beef roasts (on sale, relatively decent price) to cook, portion and freeze. Possibly 2.5 to 3 lbs. of BSCB, used the last of what was on hand when I was out of commission. Again, cook, portion and freeze. Fairly decent price in circular. What do you want to bet that if I buy it, a lovely sale will occur in the next week or two? Or, if I don't, a very sharp price increase that becomes the base price norm? 😳 You pays your monies and you takes your chances! 🙃

    ...Taja 🏜️


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