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: rhubarb streusel muffins, granola, bagels, breakfast puffs (a quiche-like topping baked onto an English muffin)
Lunches: bagel sandwiches, tuna melts, leftovers, pizza
Monday: Barbecued chicken, coconut rice, tossed salad
Tuesday: Sausage & cheddar pasta salad, Build a Cucumber & Bean Salad (with chickpeas and feta)
Wednesday: Potato, Bacon & Egg Hash
Thursday: Leftover chicken, sauteed asparagus, honey roasted carrots, garlic and cheddar biscuits, strawberries (the local ones are finally here - hurray!)
Friday: Spaghetti, leftover carrots and biscuits
Saturday: Leftover Buffet
Sunday: Buttermilk & Herb Chicken, hush puppies, tossed salad, butter tart squares
For more great meal ideas, check out Menu Plan Monday at orgjunkie.com.