Operation: Eat All the Food – Week 2

by Elizabeth on August 19, 2013 · 2 comments

in Eat All the Food, Menu Plan Monday

I did pretty well last week, considering I ate out twice.  I was able to finish a few opened things and made a small dent in a few others.  Here is a list of things I was supposed to have used up or at least make headway:

  • leftover pizza
  • cut up fruit (watermelon)
  • lemon
  • parsley
  • pasta
  • hot dog buns
  • meatballs
  • lettuce
  • croutons
  • cheese
  • eggs
  • crackers
  • sandwich bread
  • rice
  • green onions

As you can see, I didn’t do too terribly.  I still 10 eggs left but given that I started with almost 18, I think I’m doing okay there.  I still have a few hot dog buns and a half bag of meatballs left.  I’m planning on using those up this week.  I ate half a box of pasta and finished a package of brown rice.  I am tempted to replace the brown rice, but I have white, jasmine, basmati, and a lot of quinoa so I really don’t need to.

I spent about $25 at the grocery store on Sunday and that included some face wash and contact solution.  I also got some parmesan cheese because I was out and some cantaloupe among a few other things.  Okay, on to this week’s menu!

Lunch: leftovers (my dad ate lunch with me so I was able to get rid of two portions! lol)
Dinner: balsamic chicken with mushrooms, quinoa with mushrooms and onion
Using up – chicken, mushrooms

Lunch: leftovers from Sunday
Dinner: crescent wrapped hot dogs, tator tots, steamed broccoli
Using up – crescent rolls, hot dogs, tator tots, broccoli

Lunch: leftovers from Monday, fruit
Dinner: Bible study where dinner is provided
Using up – making a dent in the leftovers

Lunch: leftovers from either Saturday or Monday
Dinner: spaghetti and meatballs, use hot dog buns for bread
Using up – pasta, meatballs, tomato sauce, buns

Lunch: leftover pasta
Dinner: lemon chicken with potatoes, roasted broccoli
Using up: lemon, chicken, potatoes, broccoli

Lunch: leftovers from Thursday
Dinner: homemade margherita pizza
Using up: bread flour, cheese

Lunch: leftover pizza
Dinner: out at a party

Breakfasts will be bagels, toaster strudels, fruit, and yogurt.  Snacks are granola bars and graham crackers with nutella.

If you’re doing Operation: Eat All the Food how did you do last week?


{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Judith August 21, 2013 at 12:12 pm

If you are looking for something unique to do with hot dog buns, my family loves this dessert recipe…if you don’t have vanilla, Kahlua will work in a pinch.


2 Elizabeth August 22, 2013 at 8:14 am

This looks like an excellent way to use up hot dog buns! Thanks for sharing!


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