Monday, January 17, 2011

Weekly Menu Retrospective #21

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! 

This week is another one where I've cooked a lot of recipes not yet on the blog, so again, not so many links. The good news is I don't think I'll run out of recipes to share any time soon.

Breakfasts: baked oatmeal, cornbread with jam, banana chocolate chip muffins, pancakes

Lunches: peanut butter toast, Toad-in-the-Hole, pizza, leftovers


Monday: Taco Stuffed Pasta Shells, creamy cucumber salad

Tuesday: Speedy Black Bean Soup, cornbread

Wednesday: Fried Rice (using up leftovers)

Thursday: Crispy Parmesan Chicken, mashed potatoes, milk gravy, broccoli and carrots

Friday: leftover taco stuffed shells 

Saturday: Cheesy Mac & Beef Skillet

Sunday: Sweet & Sour Pork, Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cake

Snacks & Sides: apples, clementines, bananas, carrot sticks, popcorn, peanuts

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