Monday, March 20, 2023

This Week on the Dining Table

The "Spring Has Sprung" Edition.....

On the way to my wound care appointment last Wednesday I noticed massive amounts of Wisteria vines had bloomed everywhere.  Much prettier than the massive pollen dump I've been seeing the last few weeks.

Onward to the meal planning!

This is what was planned.......
1. Sunday--Cheese Ravioli, Salad
2. Monday--Chicken Enchiladas
3. Tuesday--Shrimp Alfredo, Creamed Spinach
4. Wednesday--Lunch out after dr. appt.
5. Thursday--Chicken Teriyaki Stir-Fry w/Veggies, Rice
6.  Friday--Pork Tenderloin Sandwich, Sweet Potato Wedges
7. Saturday--Chicken Tenders, Veggies TBD

And here's what actually happened........
1. Sunday--Cheese Ravioli, Salad
2. Monday--Chicken Enchiladas(I just had Spanish rice as I don't care for Enchiladas.)
3. Tuesday--Shrimp and Primavera Alfredo Fettuccine
4. Wednesday--Lunch out after dr. appt.
5. Thursday--Leftovers(I has sweet potato fries)
6.  Friday--Corned Beef, Cabbage, Baked Tater
7. Saturday--Leftover Fettuccine

Friday changed as I didn't realize it was St. Patrick's Day when I made the menu last week.  And we were out of fettuccine noodles so that dish was made with linguine.
Thursday, Friday and Saturdays planned meals didn't happen(again).

What got put into the freezer last week....
*  1 box of Beer Battered Fish
*  a pan of Chicken Enchiladas

What got taken out of the freezer and used...
*  1/2 bag of Ravioli
*  1 large Chicken Breast
*  1 bag of Shrimp
*  1 bag of CA Medley veggies

Last week Hubs picked up 2 items at Walmart, picked up Zero sugar Soda at Dollar General and we both hit Kroger on Wednesday and spent a total of $103.33.  
This brings our food/toiletries/paper goods Total to $347.77 for March so far.

There are 11 shopping days left in March.

I've earned $69.46 on Ibotta in March.
I've earned $2.96 on Checkout51 in March.
I've earned $28.50 on Coupons dotcom in March.
I've earned 29,073 points from shopping on Fetch in March.
I earned 691 points from food shopping on Shop Kick in March.
I've earned 517 SB from food shopping on Swag Bucks in March.

That's $100.92 in rebates(not counting the Shop Kick/Swag Bucks/Fetch)on $347.77 in grocery spending so in reality it's $246.85 in food spending after the 3 rebate apps I count.

My savings percentage for the last week was 41.09% and the monthly savings total for March comes in at 35.77% so far.  

Leftovers going into this week.....some cabbage, corned beef, broccoli. 

Here is this week's "food plan".....
1. Sunday--Chicken Parm, Roasted Asparagus
2. Monday--Lemon Pepper Chicken w/Zucchini in Tomato Sauce, Rice
3. Tuesday--Tacos or Taco Salad
4. Wednesday--Chicken Teriyaki Stir-Fry w/Veggies, Rice
5. Thursday--Dental Work so ??
6.  Friday--Leftovers
7. Saturday--Leftovers

What do I need to buy to fix everything on this menu?  Nothing. Kroger had asparagus and zucchini on sale so I crafted those meals around the fresh produce.  The Taco will use cooked ground beef sitting in the fridge.  Lots of dental work on Thursday(yay me!)so I'll probably be relegated to Jello for dinner and Hubs will have to fend for himself.  If the leftover don't hold out for Fri. and Sat. maybe a Zalad from Zaxby's will be in my future on one of those evenings. 8-)

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. Oh Sluggy, I love wisteria it is my favorite.

  2. I baked a turkey breast I had in the tiny freezer above my fridge. It shall be my meal this week along with salad or canned green beans with lemon juice. Obviously I do not do variety for just me…. lol. Cindy in the South

  3. The wisteria was beautiful here but then we had freezes. Glad I got to see it while it lasted.
    I am not really planning anything, I am just trying to make it through the week without going to the store at all. We will probably have some interesting combination meals, but we will eat.


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