Sunday, September 12, 2010

Weekly Menu Retrospective #8

Welcome to my weekly roundup of the past week's eats. I prefer to report what we ate in the last week, rather than what we're planning to eat in the coming week. Why? The reason is pretty simple: although I usually have a general idea of what we're going to eat in the next week or so, life often unfolds a little differently than planned, and I adjust my menu plan on a near-daily basis to accommodate leftovers and other not-possible-to-plan-ahead circumstances. I find this is the easiest way to ensure that I minimize our family's food waste. I'm also willing to admit that I'm a rather spontaneous cook, given to preparing foods that strike me as the most appealing thing to eat right here and now! 

Breakfasts: banana chocolate chip muffins, leftover peanut butter rice pudding, leftover waffles, pumpkin chocolate chip muffins (sub in a cup of pumpkin puree for the bananas in the banana muffin recipe), blueberry pancakes with a side of bacon

Lunches: perogies, pizza, leftover Cheesy Mac & Beef Skillet, sandwiches


Monday: Cheesy Mac & Beef Skillet

Tuesday: Chicken bruschetta sandwiches*, oven fries

Wednesday: Black bean chili*, cornbread

Thursday: Cheese-Stuffed Shells, green beans (from the garden), chocolate peanut butter brownies (had a fancier-than-usual weeknight meal as it was our wedding anniversary!)

Friday: Choice of leftover chili or stuffed shells

Saturday: Hamburgers and hot dogs, oven fries

Sunday: Pork and apple stew*, leftover cornbread, peach pie

Snacks and Sides: bananas, apples, grapes, peaches, homemade applesauce, popcorn

*These recipes coming to the blog soon!

For more great meal ideas, check out Menu Plan Monday at

1 comment:

  1. Looking forward to the pork & apple stew recipe. It looks like a great fall dish.


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