Monday, August 22, 2011

Weekly Menu Retrospective #45

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


  1. I just found your blog. It's great. I love that the picture on your header features library books proving one: you know the value of your library and two: that you practice what your preach.
    (I'm a librarian);)

  2. Glad to know you're here! Yes, I have been a passionate library user for most of my life. We like to joke that our family is responsible for single-handedly boosting the circulation rates of our neighbourhood branch :) The staff knows all 4 of us well (and we always bring them a big plate of homemade cookies at Christmas time). We are really fortunate to have a fantastic library system in our city.


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