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: banana chocolate chip muffins, cornbread with jam, Christmas granola, French toast, banana bread
Lunches: pasta salad with sweet peppers, leftovers, pizza, peanut butter toast
Monday: Spicy Peanut Soup, cornbread
Tuesday: Smothered meatballs, rice, broccoli, carrots
Wednesday: Ham and cheese egg puff
Thursday: Baked pasta, peas
Friday: Leftover buffet
Saturday: Black bean chili
Sunday: Barbecued pork chops with spicy rub, roasted root vegetables
I'll be posting the recipes for most of these dishes in the next few weeks, so stay tuned!
For more great meal ideas, head over to Menu Plan Monday at orgjunkie.com.