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, bagels, baked oatmeal, pancakes, rhubarb streusel muffins
Lunches: sandwiches, leftovers, pizza, peanut butter toast
Monday: cabbage and beef soup, cornbread
Tuesday: Lime & Garlic Chicken, oven fries, bacon, broccoli and cheddar salad
Wednesday: Creamy Lemon Garlic Pasta with Bacon & Peas (a slight variation on this recipe)
Thursday: Barbecued pork chops, coconut rice, carrots
Friday: Potato, Sausage and Egg Hash
Saturday: Black Bean Chili
Sunday: Hamburgers, potato salad, creamy cucumber salad, cherry clafouti
For more great meal ideas, check out Menu Plan Monday at orgjunkie.com.