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!
Wow, I really have been cooking up a lot of new recipes lately - so many, in fact, that I have nothing to link to this week as none of them are up on the blog yet! I promise I will share them here, starting this Wednesday.
Breakfasts: pancakes, Aloha Muffins, French toast
Lunches: leftovers, pizza, peanut butter toast
Monday: Turkey Salsa Casserole
Tuesday: Southwestern Beef & Pasta Soup
Wednesday: Ham & Potato Hash
Thursday: Smothered Meatballs, mashed potatoes, carrots
Friday: Spicy Black Bean Bake
Saturday: Leftover pizza by myself (kids on a playdate and hubby working)
Sunday: Fish in Spicy Coconut Milk, rice, carrots, Pineapple Coconut Cake
Snacks & Sides: apples, bananas, clementines, fresh pineapple, carrot sticks, popcorn
For more great meal ideas, stop by Menu Plan Monday at orgjunkie.com.