Sunday, October 3, 2010

Weekly Menu Retrospective #10

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: zucchini bran muffins, peanut butter toast, pancakes, cornbread with jam, blueberry clafouti

Lunches: pizza, peanut butter and jam toast (with homemade bread), leftover lentil soup, perogies


Monday: Lentil soup

Tuesday: Pork and apple stew

Wednesday: Omelets with cheese and kielbasa (leftover from BBQ at dh's office), hash brown potatoes

Thursday: Lime and garlic chicken, cheesy vegetable bake, cornbread

Friday: Hamburgers and leftover cheesy vegetable bake

Saturday: Apple and bacon baked beans, leftover cornbread

Sunday: "Almost Pastitsio" casserole, peas and carrots, cinnamon rhubarb cake

Snacks and Sides: apples, grapes, sliced raw veggies (carrots, cucumber, sweet peppers), homemade yogurt, popcorn, banana bread 

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