Monday, July 4, 2022

This Week on the Dining Table

The "Is It The 4th of July?!?" Edition....

Even Cousin Tom had a lot going on sometimes and stressed over deadlines. lol  Happy 4th Everyone!  

Onward to the meal planning!

Here's what was planned.....
1. Sunday--Leftover Tempura Shrimp, Salad
2. Monday--Fend For Yourself
3. Tuesday--FFY
4. Wednesday--FFY
5. Thursday--Probably some sort of take-out
6.  Friday--Breakfast for Dinner
7. Saturday--?  Depends of what Hubs made this week

And here's what actually happened........
1. Sunday--Leftover Tempura Shrimp, Salad
2. Monday--Smashburger, Sweet Potato Fries
3. Tuesday--Fish and Chips, Cole Slaw
4. Wednesday--FFY
5. Thursday--Leftover Shrimp, Salad
6.  Friday--Chinese Take-out
7. Saturday--Leftover Take-out

I was not home for 3 days so I didn't do ANY cooking last week!  That was nice for a change.  I left Hubs some leftovers(Beef Pie, Shrimp)and he made a Hamburger Helper type dish while I was gone.

What got put into the freezer last week....
*  1 pack of hot dogs

What got taken out of the freezer and used...
*  Nothing
I spent $79.16 on food/toiletries/HBA this last week at Weis.  
This brings our food/toiletries/paper goods Total to $79.16 for July.  

There are 27 shopping days left in July.

I've earned $9.50 on Ibotta in July.
I've earned $0 on Checkout51 in July.
I've earned $ on Coupons dotcom in July.
I've earned 1,704 points from shopping on Fetch in July.
I earned 0 points from food shopping on Shop Kick in July. 
I've earned $.02 from food shopping on Swag Bucks in July.

That's $9.50 in rebates(not counting the Shop Kick/Swag Bucks/Fetch)on $79.16 in grocery spending so in reality it's $69.66 spent after the 3 rebate apps I count.

My savings percentage for the last week was 38.68% (without "regular" Rite-Aid trips)and the monthly savings total for July comes in at 38.68% so far(w/out R-A).  

Leftovers going into this week....some hot dog chili(if it didn't go bad).  I think Hubs ate all the leftovers while I was gone.

Here is this week's "food plan".....
1. Sunday--Breakfast for Dinner
2. Monday--Steak, Corn on Cob, Grilled Veggies, Pie, Watermelon, Almost New Pickles
3. Tuesday--Hot Dogs, Zucchini Tempura,  and leftover 4th of July stuff
4. Wednesday--Spaghetti, Meatballs, Salad
5. Thursday--FFY
6.  Friday--Bratwurst, Pierogi, Almost New Pickles
7. Saturday--Pork Tenderloin Sandwiches, Veggie TBD

What do I need to buy to fix everything on this menu? I bought squashes, corn on cob, steak, hot dogs, boneless pork chops, watermelon and rolls on Sunday which is most of this week's menu. The rest will come from the freezer. 8-)  I don't think I'll need to buy anything else this week.

I'll be cooking 6 out of 7 nights and Thursday will be Fend for Yourself(or leftovers).

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 deals on food at your stores this week?  



  1. ho ho ho Mr. Jefferson had i well ready by June, then the others modified it some and voted it as so on 2 July.

  2. We have so many odds and ends that need using up and I'm going to get creative. DH "helped" me this week shop, so I'm already deep into the budget.

  3. I ordered two large $6.99 pizzas from Papa John’s. That’s the extent of my meal plan for the week. 😀

    Jen G.


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