Monday, June 6, 2011

Weekly Menu Retrospective #39

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: chocolate zucchini muffins, bagels with peanut butter or cream cheese, granola, waffles

Lunches: sandwiches (turkey salad, peanut butter, tuna), leftovers, pizza


Monday: Leftover Buffet

Tuesday: Barbecued pork chops, potato salad, roasted asparagus

Wednesday: Pork fried rice (yup, pork two nights in a row - the first package labelled "pork chops" that I thawed was actually pork chunks, and since I thawed it I had to cook it!)

Thursday: Macaroni and cheese, peas and carrots

Friday: Italian meatball subs, tossed salad

Saturday: Spicy Peanut & Tomato Soup, cornbread

Sunday: Lemon Garlic Chicken, coconut rice, sauteed asparagus

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