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!
I'm afraid this is another week of not-so-inspired menus; I'm still recovering from oral surgery so soft and liquidy foods made up the bulk of the meals around here. Hopefully this phase won't last too much longer and I'll soon be back to a much more varied menu!
Breakfasts: leftover Upside-Down Apple Pancake, rhubarb muffins, baked oatmeal, cheese omelettes
Lunches: pizza, Toad-in-the-Hole, sandwiches, leftover soup
Monday: Leftover Buffet
Tuesday: Potato & Cheddar Soup, cornbread
Wednesday: Pasta e Fagioli
Thursday: Macaroni & Cheese with Ham & Peas
Friday: Choice of sandwich or French toast
Sunday: Cheesy Mac & Beef Skillet, chocolate pudding cake
For more great meal ideas, check out Menu Plan Monday at orgjunkie.com.