Monday, November 7, 2011

Weekly Menu Retrospective #49

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 blueberry muffins (subbed blueberries for choc chips in this recipe), bagels with cream cheese, pancakes, bacon/eggs/hash browns/toast

Lunches: sandwiches, leftovers, pizza


Monday: grilled cheese (quick dinner for Halloween night!)

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

Wednesday: Sausage and Apple Saute

Thursday: Lemony Chicken & Spinach Pasta

Friday: Sloppy Joes, carrot sticks, chocolate chip squares (birthday dinner requested by my son)

Saturday: Leftover Buffet

Sunday: Baked Pasta, tossed salad, Pull-apart Garlic & Parmesan Breadsticks, apple crisp

For more great meal ideas, check out Menu Plan Monday at

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the links to the breadsticks and refrigerator dough recipe. That is going on my "to do" for tomorrow, excited to try it! You are so right, a great fresh baked bread on the table always makes a meal seem more special.


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