Monday, November 14, 2011

Weekly Menu Retrospective #50

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!

I have some exciting news! My book, Cheap Appétit : The Complete Guide to Feeding Your Family for Less Than $400 a Month (While Eating Better Than You Ever Thought Possible) is going to be coming out very soon! I still don't have an exact date, but it should be sometime right after American Thanksgiving. I'm going to start putting page references to recipes that are in the book in my menu plans so you'll know where to find them once it's released :) 

Breakfasts: bagels with cream cheese, peanut butter toast, waffles, banana blueberry muffins (a variation of the Banana Oatmeal Muffins, p. 96 Cheap Appétit) 

Lunches: grilled cheese, Toad-in-the-Hole (p. 180 Cheap Appétit), sandwiches, leftovers, Pizza (p. 133 Cheap Appétit)


Monday: Potato, Bacon & Egg Hash (a variation of Make-It-Your-Way Potato Hash, p. 140 Cheap Appétit)

Tuesday: Pork & Apple Stew (p. 156 Cheap Appétit)

Wednesday: Everything-But-the-Kitchen-Sink Lentil Soup (p. 162 Cheap Appétit), Garlic & Cheese Biscuits (p. 213 Cheap Appétit)

Thursday: Indian-Spiced Honey Garlic Chicken (p. 188 Cheap Appétit), Coconut Rice (p. 199 Cheap Appétit), carrots

Friday: Leftover Buffet

Saturday: Spaghetti with Creamy Tomato-Vegetable Sauce

Sunday: Roast chicken, mashed potatoes, gravy, carrots, peas, Chocolate Mousse in a Minute

For more great meal ideas, check out Menu Plan Monday at

1 comment:

  1. The whole menu sounds amazing - but especially the banana blueberry muffins! YUM!

    Stopping by from MPM


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