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: gingerbread muffins, homemade granola, baked oatmeal, pumpkin chocolate chip muffins (subbed pumpkin for banana in this recipe), pancakes
Lunches: sandwiches (ham, peanut butter and jam), leftovers (cheesy mac & beef skillet, creamy tuna pasta), perogies, pizza
Monday: Cheesy Mac & Beef Skillet
Tuesday: Curried Peanut Soup, toast
Wednesday: Lentil burgers, oven fries
Thursday: Creamy Tuna Pasta with Peas & Carrots
Friday: Broccoli & Mozzarella Egg Puff
Saturday: Tacos (beef and bean)
Sunday: Crispy Parmesan Breaded Chicken, mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans, carrots, Amish Oatmeal Pie
Snacks & Sides: bananas, grapes, apples, clementines, popcorn
For more great meal ideas, head on over to Menu Plan Monday at orgjunkie.com.