Sunday, November 21, 2010

Weekly Menu Retrospective #16

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: toasted bagels with peanut butter, baked oatmeal, pumpkin spice muffins (subbed pumpkin puree for bananas in this recipe, skipped the choc chips and added cinnamon, ginger, clove, and nutmeg), blueberry clafouti

Lunches: pizza, perogies, sandwiches (peanut butter, tuna), peanut butter toast


Monday: Leftover turkey croquettes and baked ham, mashed potatoes, peas

Tuesday: Lentil soup and cornbread

Wednesday: Tex-Mex Shepherd's Pie

Thursday: Macaroni & Cheese with Ham and Peas

Friday: Leftover Buffet

Saturday: Toad-in-the-Hole

Sunday: Turkey Pot Pie, mashed potatoes, gravy

Snacks & Sides: apples, clementines, grapes, applesauce (homemade)

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


  1. Your menu looks great. I would like that Turkey Pot Pie for the leftovers that will be coming up. Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!
    Miz Helen

  2. Thanks Helen! I'm Canadian, so we had our Thanksgiving back in October - that was actually my leftover Thanksgiving turkey (cubed and stashed in the freezer) that I used in our pot pie :) Hope you have a great Thanksgiving yourself and I'll be posting some ideas for using leftover turkey next week.


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