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: apple oatmeal muffins, homemade granola, banana chocolate chip muffins, scrambled eggs/bacon/toast
Lunches: Leftover Spinach & Parmesan Bake, leftover lentil soup, cream of tomato soup, peanut butter and jam sandwiches, turkey salad sandwiches, pizza
Monday: Lentil soup, sliced multigrain baguette (from the discount rack)
Tuesday: Cheesy Mac & Beef Skillet
Wednesday: Zucchini & Cheddar Puff, sliced raw veggies
Thursday: Paprika Chicken, mashed potatoes, peas and carrots
Friday: Leftover Buffet
Sunday: West African Style Baked Beans, broccoli, carrots, Parmesan and Herb Flatbread, apple crisp
For more great meal ideas, head over to Menu Plan Monday at orgjunkie.com.