Monday, February 14, 2011

Weekly Menu Retrospective #25: Valentine's Day Edition

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: granola, banana chocolate chip muffins, blueberry pancakes

Lunches: sandwiches, pizza


Monday: Spicy Peanut & Tomato Soup, cornbread

Tuesday: Cheesy Mac & Beef Skillet

Wednesday: Leftover Buffet

Thursday: Indian-Spiced Honey Garlic Chicken, coconut rice, peas and carrots, lemon pudding

Friday: Toad-in-the-Hole

Saturday: Hamburgers, oven fries, creamy cucumber salad

Sunday: Fish a l'orange, barley pilaf, apple-raspberry squares

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


  1. Hehe I should do the backwards thing too- so often things come up and we oops with the dinner plan. I am trying to wrap my brain around tomato/peanut and can't quite get there- then again who ever thought I'd like satay? ;) Found you on MPM.
    My middle dd loves Indian flavors going to share the honey chicken recipe and let her make that for us soon.

  2. I wasn't too sure about the peanut/tomato thing myself the first time I encountered it. It's a popular combination in West African cooking, and it really is delicious :) Hope your dd enjoys the chicken!

  3. It looks like you have another week under control. I have to try the soup. I'm curious about the combination. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary


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