Monday, June 13, 2011

Weekly Menu Retrospective #40

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 peanut granola (recipe coming this week!), bagels with cream cheese or peanut butter, rhubarb streusel muffins, Breakfast Puffs (a quiche-like topping baked onto English muffins)

Lunches: sandwiches (peanut butter, grilled cheese), leftovers, pizza


Monday: Hummus Hoagies (hummus on a whole wheat hot dog bun with sauteed zucchini and red pepper), pasta salad

Tuesday: Hamburgers, oven fries, tossed salad

Wednesday: Build a Cucumber and Bean Salad (made with black beans, salsa, and southwestern spices), toasted buns, fruit

Thursday: Sausage on a bun, sauteed onions, potato salad, leftover bean salad

Friday: Spaghetti with Creamy Rose Meat Sauce

Saturday: leftover spaghetti (I was on my own for dinner!)

Sunday: Country-Style Turkey Casserole, tossed salad, butterscotch pudding

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