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, toast, bagels, banana blueberry muffins (subbed blueberries for chocolate chips in this recipe)
Lunches: pizza, leftovers, sandwiches
Monday: Sausages, potatoes in a spicy tomato sauce, peas and carrots
Tuesday: Cheeseburger pockets (a kind of homemade pizza pocket using refrigerator bread dough), carrot sticks
Wednesday: Ate out at my niece's birthday party
Thursday: Lemon Chicken Pasta with Broccoli and Carrots (a variation on this recipe)
Friday: Leftover Buffet
Saturday: Pork Fried Rice
Sunday: Cabbage & Beef Soup, cornbread, Peach & Blueberry Clafouti
For more great meal ideas, check out Menu Plan Monday at orgjunkie.com.