Monday, October 5, 2020

September Week 5 Meal Plan Review and October Week 1

I included the first four days of October in the September Week 5 meal plan options.  These are the options I listed:

September Week 5 Meal Plan Options:

Breakfast/Brunch/Lunch:  Pancakes, uppuma (semolina)✓, milk rice and onion relish (Thursday, October 1)✓, tuna or egg salad sandwiches, leftover tomato soup (1 small serving left)✓, salad✓.

Dinners:  Leftover mac and cheese✓; chicken stir fry with rice; "breakfast for dinner"✓;  leftovers

Snacks/desserts:  Fruits, crackers, etc.

And this is how it all worked out:

Brunch:  Tomato soup, cantaloupe
Dinner: Macaroni and cheese with shredded chicken
Snacks/Dessert: More cantaloupe, crackers, orange juice
Brunch: Uppuma (Indian style semolina) 
Dinner: Mac and cheese with shredded chicken
Snacks/Dessert:  Cantaloupe, crackers with mango jam, apple pastry

Breakfast: Apple pastry
Lunch: Salad
Dinner:  Scrambled egg and toast ("breakfast for dinner")
Snacks/Dessert: Cantaloupe, grapes

Brunch: Milk rice with onion relish, orange juice
Dinner:  Milk rice, again, with fish curry and onion relish
Snacks/Dessert: Grapes

Brunch: Leftover milk rice, with fish curry and onion relish
Dinner: Baked (frozen) battered fish fillets, rice, green peas, and ketchup!
Snacks/Dessert:  Cantaloupe, orange

Breakfast: Scrambled egg, bacon, and toast; orange juice
Lunch: Bacon fried rice  
Dinner: Pizza - the last slice of the frozen cheese pizza
Snacks/Dessert: Grapes, crackers

Brunch:  Boiled cassava with onion sambol
Dinner:  Baked battered fish fillets, rice, green peas, with ketchup
Snacks/Dessert: Grapes

Not quite what I had planned, but, it worked out well enough.  I have been feeling lazy to cook, this past week!  

Moving on to October, here's what I have planned for this week: 

October Week 1 Meal Plan Options

Breakfast/Brunch/Lunch:  Boiled cassava (Monday), French toast, pancakes, uppuma (semolina), tuna or egg salad sandwiches, salad.

Dinners:  Chicken stir fry with rice or noodles, soup and toast, "breakfast for dinner", fish and chips. 

Snacks/desserts:  Fruits, crackers, etc.

We shall see how it works out.  

What are your meal plans for the week?


  1. My meal plans for the week are set, yet fluid, since I change my mind often.
    Do you use a sweet or bitter cassava?

    1. I like how you keep your meal plans flexible. :)

      I guess I use a sweet cassava. They are sold as yuca in the grocery stores here. Most of the time, I buy the whole tubers and peel and cut them, but, this time, I used some of the frozen cassava my friend gave me - it comes already peeled and cut. I boil them in salted water with a little turmeric added (not sure why, but, that's how they used to cook it in Sri Lanka).

  2. I now have a plan for the next month but it's more a list of meals for brunch and dinner, rather than what I'll have on specific days. I've done some of the bulk cooking ready for this and will finish off once the next supermarket delivery is received on Saturday.

    1. A list of meals works for me; you can decide what to have on a particular day as you please. I struggle to come up with options for a week; I am awed that you can do so for a whole month at a time! :)


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