Monday, May 9, 2011

Weekly Menu Retrospective #36

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, rhubarb streusel muffins, waffles 

Lunches: pizza, sandwiches, Toad-in-the-Hole


Monday: Leftover Buffet 

Tuesday: Everything-But-the-Kitchen-Sink Lentil Soup

Wednesday: Sausage & Potato Hash

Thursday: Apple & Bacon Baked Beans, Spoon Bread, carrots

Friday: Hamburgers, oven fries, creamy cucumber salad 

Saturday: Spaghetti

Sunday: Lemon Garlic Chicken, coconut rice, sauteed red pepper, zucchini & onions 

Snacks & Sides: banana bread, roasted chickpeas, fresh pineapple

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