Monday, February 13, 2023

This Week on the Dining Table

 The "Better Than Smek" Edition.....

There was an Ibotta rebate on this new product at Walmart last week when we were there so I thought I'd try it.  I got a laugh when I took the lid off and saw the inner lid.......

I'll save you having to look up what smek means in's sex. lol
Mmm the ice cream is not even close to being that good. ;-)

Onward to the meal planning!

This is what was planned.......
1. Sunday--Cheeseburger, leftover Cabbage
2. Monday--Teriyaki Chicken and Veggie Stir Fry, Rice
3. Tuesday--Fend for Yourself
4. Wednesday--Rigatoni w/Mushroom and Meat
5. Thursday--Something frozen
6.  Friday--Pizza, Salad
7. Saturday--BBQ Chicken, Veggies TBD

And here's what actually happened........
1. Sunday--Cheeseburger, leftover Cabbage
2. Monday--Chicken Teriyaki w/Stir-Fry Veggies
3. Tuesday--Chicken Tenders, Baked Sweet Potato Wedges
4. Wednesday--Rigatoni w/Mushrooms and Meat, Cherries
5. Thursday--FFY(I don't remember what I had)
6.  Friday--Subway subs for Linner(no dinner)
7. Saturday--Leftover Rigatoni

The Pizza got moved to this Sunday and the BBQ Chicken didn't happen.  BBQ chicken is not a fav so may not happen for awhile. 8-)
I can count on Hubs to make short order on the Rigatoni leftovers however. lol

What got put into the freezer last week....
*  1 Pizza 
*  1 bag of Chicken Tenders
*  1 bag of Pot Stickers
*  1 bag of Ravioli
*  1 pint of Ice Cream
*  1 almost quart of Ice Cream
*  1 package of Liver

What got taken out of the freezer and used...
*  2 containers of Ground Beef
*  1 bag of Teriyaki Chicken
*  2 bags of Stir-Fry Veggies
*  1/3 of bag of Chicken Tenders

Last week we picked up stuff at Kroger and Walmart and spent a total of $160.11
This brings our food/toiletries/paper goods Total to $305.54 for February so far.

There are 15 shopping days left in February.

I've earned $112.60 on Ibotta in February.
I've earned $0 on Checkout51 in February.
I've earned $7.00 on Coupons dotcom in February.
I've earned 3,146 points from shopping on Fetch in February.
I earned 30 points from food shopping on Shop Kick in February.
I've earned 0 SB from food shopping on Swag Bucks in February.

That's $119.60 in rebates(not counting the Shop Kick/Swag Bucks/Fetch)on $305.54
 in grocery spending so in reality it's $185.94 in food spending after the 3 rebate apps I count.

My savings percentage for the last week was 25.89% and the monthly savings total for February comes in at 28.55% so far.  
Not a good week for savings but ok for here and what I've got to work with.

Leftovers going into this week.....Rigatoni and Mushroom/Meat Sauce.

Here is this week's "food plan".....
1. Sunday--Pizza and Salad
2. Monday--Beef Stroganoff over Rice, Green Beans
3. Tuesday--Fend for Yourself
4. Wednesday--Maybe a Linner Zalad at Zaxby's?
5. Thursday--Something frozen
6.  Friday--Tempura Shrimp, Cole Slaw
7. Saturday--Liver and Onions, Gravy, Mashed Potatoes, Mixed Veggies

What do I need to buy to fix everything on this menu? A head of cabbage to make slaw and maybe some Salad Greens.  Not a very inspiring plan, just easy basic stuff mostly that I can delegate prep to Hubs(except Friday and Saturday)so I can stay off the leg.

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. Hope your leg is feeling better! I used Safeway rewards/offers to pick up birthday stuff for my soon to be 17 year old, so that was a nice surprise. I love when I find random offers on my app.

    I also used the birthday freebies at Panera and Starbucks, so always a fun treat.

    Otherwise, groceries are abysmally expensive.

  2. New word to use...smek. LOL
    If you are wondering where I came from I'm one of Cheryl's blog readers.

  3. It was new for me too. Welcome to the blog!


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