Sunday, November 7, 2010

Weekly Menu Retrospective #14

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


  1. gingerbread muffins sound good...what's your recipe if you don't mind sharing. Thanks!

  2. I am very intrigued by the oatmeal looks delicious. Visiting from MPM!

  3. Susan: I can't remember where I got the recipe I use (somewhere on the internet, lol!), but this one is very similar to mine:,174,154182-252193,00.html

    Katie: We LOVE our oatmeal pie around here! I always thought it was kind of weird-sounding until I tried it - it's easy to make and delicious :)


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