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, English muffins with peanut butter, chocolate zucchini muffins, pancakes with peach slices
Lunches: pizza, leftovers, Toad-in-the-Hole, picnic on the beach (lemon garlic chicken, pasta salad, cherries, sliced carrots and cucumbers)
Monday: Sausage and Swiss Chard Quiche (I tossed some leftover sauteed green beans and tomatoes from Sunday's dinner in there too - chard, beans and tomatoes all free from my produce cooperative)
Tuesday: Peach & Salsa Baked Beans
Wednesday: Bacon, Egg and Potato Hash
Thursday: Spaghetti with creamy vegetable-tomato sauce
Friday: Fish & chips (we ate out for the first time in over a year on the way home from the beach - the kids were thrilled!)
Saturday: Black Bean Chili
Sunday: Barbecued pork chops, creamy cucumber salad, corn on the cob, chocolate zucchini cake
For more great meal ideas, check out Menu Plan Monday at orgjunkie.com.