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, granola, peanut butter toast, Aloha muffins, Giant Upside Down Apple Pancake
Lunches: pizza, Toad-in-the-hole, bagels with peanut butter, sandwiches
Monday: Fried rice with sausage, tossed salad
Tuesday: Giant Apple Oven Pancake, scrambled eggs, bacon
Wednesday: Cheesy Mac & Beef Skillet
Thursday: Thai-style chicken wraps
Friday: Black bean & sweet potato soup
Saturday: Chicken pocket sandwiches, carrot and cucumber slices
Sunday: Roast chicken, mashed potatoes, gravy, carrots and green beans, cream cheese brownies
For more great meal ideas, check out Menu Plan Monday at orgjunkie.com.