Monday, August 15, 2011

Weekly Menu Retrospective #44

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


  1. you're menu seems very end of summer to me! especially the fish and chips after a day at the beach. took a look at the cucumber salad and will be making that sometime soon! :)
    visiting from MPM.

  2. Choco zucchini cake sounds fabulous!


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