Monday, July 26, 2010

Weekly Menu Retrospective #5

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: chocolate chip banana muffins, homemade granola, zucchini bran muffins, pancakes and hash browns

Lunches: leftover Curried Turkey & Rice Salad, peanut butter bagels (bagels from the discount rack), grilled cheese, pizza


Monday: Leftover baked pasta with sausage*

Tuesday: Baked beans (homemade), hush puppies with rhubarb ketchup, leftover celery & sunflower seed salad

Wednesday: Cheese omelettes (leftover beans on the side for the boys, leftover salad on the side for me)

Thursday: Barbecued chicken thighs, green beans (some from the garden) with lemon & herb butter, baked potatoes with sour cream

Friday: Hot dogs, leftover green beans, parmesan & herb noodles and sauce*

Saturday: Spaghetti

Sunday: Tuna burgers*, cheesy cauliflower casserole*, refrigerator dills, peach clafouti*

Snacks & Sides: homemade yogurt, watermelon, peaches, bananas, strawberries

*these recipes coming to the blog soon, stay tuned!

For more great menu planning ideas, head on over to for Menu Planning Monday.


  1. Rhubarb ketchup? I'm very curious! How do you make it? Is it anything like ketchup?

  2. Stacy - it's not a lot like regular tomato ketchup, more like a chutney I'd say, but not as chunky and thick as some chutneys are. I got the recipe from Company's Coming: Preserves by Jean Pare.


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