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, carrot bran muffins, banana chocolate chip muffins
Lunches: Toad-in-the-hole, pizza, leftovers
Monday: Apple & Bacon Baked Beans, leftover roasted root vegetables, toast
Tuesday: Pork Parmesan, Broccoli, Bacon & Cheddar Salad with Old-Fashioned Boiled Dressing
Wednesday: Cabbage & Beef Soup
Thursday: Bean burritos
Friday: Bacon & Cheese Egg Puff
Saturday: Black Bean Chili
Sunday: Baked ham, Cheesy Vegetable Bake, Butterscotch Pudding
Snacks & Sides: apples, bananas, fresh pineapple, homemade yogurt, popcorn
For more great meal ideas, check out Menu Plan Monday at orgjunkie.com.