Monday, May 1, 2023

What's on the Dining Table

The "What In The Pan Fried Hell?" Edition.....

We were in a random Walmart and I saw these Mr. Beast Chocolate bars.  Mr. Beast, for those of you living under a rock, is a multimillionaire YouTuber.  He had a Willy Wonka type Golden Ticket game when he first came out with these candy bars through his company Feastables.  You had the chance to win prizes if you found a sticker with a code on the backside of your bars' wrapper.

Before you get excited, the game is over.  Has anyone actually tried his chocolate? LMK what you think of it.

Onward to the meal planning!

This is what was planned.......
1. Sunday--Lasagna, Spinach soufflé
2. Monday--Burger at Trivia
3. Tuesday--Chicken Teriyaki w/Veggies Stir-fry
4. Wednesday--Leftover Meatloaf, Veggie TBD
5. Thursday--Leftovers or FFY
6.  Friday--Salmon, Baked Sweet Potato Fries, a Green Veggie TBD
7. Saturday--No Clue yet

And here's what actually happened........
1. Sunday--Lasagna, Spinach soufflé
2. Monday--Burger at Trivia
3. Tuesday--Chicken Teriyaki w/Veggies Stir-fry, Rice
4. Wednesday--Leftover Meatloaf, Broccoli
5. Thursday--got a Tuna Sub/ate half for lunch/half for dinner
6.  Friday--Broiled Salmon, Baked Sweet Potato Fries, Collard Greens
7. Saturday--FFY(I had a bowl of Cheerios to use up milk before it went bad)

The leftovers were thin on the ground here so Subway to the rescue on Thursday. lol

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

What got taken out of the freezer and used...
*  Spinach Soufflé
*  Mozzarella Cheese
*  Chicken
*  2 bags of Stir-Fry Veggies
*  1 bag of Broccoli
*  2 pieces of Salmon(1 wild Sock-eye)
*  2 bags of Collards

Last week we spent $0 on grocery shopping
This brings our food/toiletries/paper goods Total to $552.53 for April.  For us this is high but we cherry picked some deals, had to restock some staples and we bought some meat we weren't expecting to because it was a really good price and as soon as we procure a grill we'll be glad we spent on those items.  I am ok with it as I can put all my rebates I earned toward my grocery spending.

There are 0 shopping days left in April.

I've earned $135.56 on Ibotta in April.
I've earned $0 on Checkout51 in April.
I've earned $26.50 on Coupons dotcom in April.
I've earned $13.00 on Shopmium in April.
I've earned $17.50 on Kroger Cash Back in April.
I've earned 9,263 points from food shopping on Fetch.
I've earned 11,465 points from food shopping on Shop Kick in April.
I've earned 341 SB from food shopping on Swag Bucks in March.

That's $192.56 in rebates(not counting the Shop Kick/Swag Bucks/Fetch)on $557.94 of grocery spending so in reality it's $365.38 in food spending after the 5 rebate apps I count.

My savings percentage for the last week was 0% and the monthly savings total for April comes in at 47.12% so far. 

Leftovers going into this week...nothing.  

Here is this week's "food plan".....
1. Sunday--Catfish, Cole Slaw
2. Monday--Hubs Pizza in Freezer, Salad/Me Salad
3. Tuesday--Steak, Yellow Squash or ?
4. Wednesday--Beef Pie
5. Thursday--New Trivia spot night so not sure what we'll eat
6.  Friday--Zaxby Salad
7. Saturday--Kielbasi with Onions, Sautéed Cabbage

What do I need to buy to fix everything on this menu?  Nothing.  
There will be some grocery shopping I guarantee that. ;-)

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. just wondering if you had heard from Kim ... if she is doing okay since she's not been on her blog for 3 wks. Hope she's fine... and you are being good with that leg of yours. Be Safe

    1. Kim is back from Hawaii(the lucky duck!)and ok. She is hard to get on the hear that Kim??? ;-)

  2. I have never heard of Mr. Beast and yes, I live under a rock…. Lol I just basically go to Aldi and farmer’s market and live on fruit and vegetables with bread and LOTS of ice cream! I can hardly wait until fresh tomato sandwich season, and watermelon season! Cindy in the South


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