Meal plans? What meal plans? The first week's meal plan turned out to be a huge Leftovers Feast! All that Japanese food we got for daughter's birthday lunch! Which was fine with us! We love leftovers!
Brunch: Salad with sliced chicken/
last leftover dolma half
Dinner: Leftover salmon, rice, broccoli, green beans, etc. (daughter); sliced chicken and tortilla "burrito" (me).
Brunch: Milkrice and
seeni katta sambol; I also made a sweet coconut mixture known as "pani pol" (honey coconut) that is made with grated coconut and palm treacle cooked together to eat with the milkrice
Evening Tea Snack: "Imbul kiribath" or milkrice with pani pol filling
Italian sausages with bell peppers and onions, mashed potatoes, broccoli Armenian mixed grains and vegetable salad, compliments of neighbor S
Brunch: Japanese take out
Dinner: Stringhoppers, coconut sambol, chicken curry
Brunch: Leftovers (daughter had leftover grilled squid; I had the last half of leftover stuffed peppers); we both had a piece of leftover birthday cake!
Dinner: Assorted leftovers buffet (I had my leftover beef teriyaki and rice from the Japanese restaurant; daughter had leftover sushi rolls)
Salad Leftovers - daughter had leftover stringhoppers with chicken curry; I had leftover milkrice with chicken curry
Leftover Italian sausages with carrots, snowpeas, and rice or potatoes
Me: Fusion Cuisine Tortilla: Leftover sauteed chicken with leftover Japanese pickled vegetables and Sriracha hot sauce in a flour tortilla!
Daughter: Leftover salmon, rice, broccoli, etc.
Scrambled eggs and toast Daughter: rice, last piece of salmon, broccoli
Me: Chicken curry and tortilla
Leftovers made into fried rice or soup Japanese style chicken curry, rice
Waffles Daughter: Japanese curry and rice; Me: Cheese sandwich
Spaghetti and meat sauce (using ground turkey instead of ground beef) Leftovers - Japanese curry, with rice (daughter), without rice (me)
Did I mention we loved leftovers? LOL! The important thing is we had some delicious food to enjoy during the week, we didn't go hungry, and nothing was wasted!
Onto Week 2! Although, I'm not even sure if it is worth the effort! LOL!
Brunch: Pizza! I bought a frozen pizza with my grocery order and we shared that for lunch
Tea: Another slice of pizza!
Dinner: Italian sausages sauteed with bell peppers and onions, sauteed garlicky green beans, rice
Brunch: Egg salad sandwiches
Dinner: Leftovers! (Rice, sausages, green beans)
Dinner: Leftovers! (Rice, sausages, green beans) and broccoli
Brunch: Leftovers buffet - last slice of pizza, last bit of egg salad, toast, etc.
Dinner: Curry puffs with ground turkey filling, salad
Brunch: Leftover curry puffs
Dinner: Chicken soup and/or fried rice
Brunch: Leftover chicken soup
Dinner: Salmon, rice, asparagus
Dinner: Leftover salmon, etc.
As always, the meal plan is subject to change, but, I do want to use up as many leftovers as possible!
Did you make a meal plan for last week? If so, were you able to follow it? Are you making a meal plan for this week? Or, do you decide what's for dinner on the morning of the day?
We are having a leftovers week. We are going away at the weekend so I want to use up the veg in the fridge.ReplyDelete
Hope you're enjoying your leftovers as much as we are enjoying ours, Angela. Hope the weekend trip is for pleasure and you have a lovely time.Delete
You definitely do love your leftovers and why not indeed. Food waste is one of my pet hates so nothing gets wasted here, I am very keen on checking use by and best before dates too.ReplyDelete
We didn't want to waste any of the food we bought from the restaurant for the birthday lunch! I froze some of the items we received from my friend for the birthday dinner, to be enjoyed later. :)Delete
Food waste is something I dislike very much, although, occasionally, I have some dairy that spoils before we can finish it, sometimes even before the "best by" date. Otherwise, on canned foods, etc., I tend to ignore the best by dates!
"... we had some delicious food to enjoy during the week, we didn't go hungry, and nothing was wasted!" That says it all. You had a successful week!ReplyDelete
It was a very good week. :)Delete
Leftover squid for brunch. Now there's a challenge! I haven't had squid in a long while and I am just remembering an iconic Italian meal in San Francisco, decades ago. I had baby squid with black tagliatelle, which had a certain horror quality about it but was delicious, nevertheless!ReplyDelete
You have to understand that our "brunch" is usually eaten around 2:00 p.m.! Neither daughter nor I have breakfast in the mornings. She has a cup of coffee when she wakes up and I have a cup of tea. Then, we are not hungry for breakfast, although, sometimes, we will eat a fruit, late morning or around noon. Today, for example, I had half an apple with a spoon of peanut butter around 1:00 p.m. So, our brunch is probably closer to lunch than breakfast, but, I call it brunch because we usually don't have breakfast!Delete
Oh, I wonder if the tagliatelle was cooked in the squid ink to make it black? I grew up eating squid curry, but, the ink was always removed from the squid before cooking. :)
I like the flexibility in your planning! That's what I'm aiming for and my new plan will include planned leftovers, because sometimes the leftover re-hash is better than the original meal!xxReplyDelete
I like planned leftovers! I have no problem eating the same thing two or three days in a row. By the fourth day, however, I might be a bit tired of it! :)Delete
I love how you make your leftovers work. It's very reassuring to me to see how other people are flexible.ReplyDelete
Thank you, Lyssa; flexibility is the key! If nothing on the plan appeals, there's always cereal, ramen noodles, peanut butter on toast or crackers, scrambled eggs, etc. :)Delete
You ate your daughter on Monday??? :-)ReplyDelete
Oh, I hope not! :D Is that how it came across? I was trying to show that we ate different things on Monday!Delete
Good that you use your leftovers! I don't mind eating the same things, but husband and son aren't so good on it, so I try to make limited portions or freeze to reheat at a later date (or the next week).ReplyDelete
Freezing for later works, too! :)Delete
haha - We Love Leftovers Edition :)ReplyDelete
Yum - Let's hear it for Rice, Sausage & Green Beans!
We eat all the leftovers in this house! I LOVE leftovers because that means I don't have to cook. Well, I have to cook but you know what I mean. I try to change things up on the second (maybe third!) round of a dish. Adding a different side dish, changing something here and there.
My husband will eat anything. Never complains - never says, "this again?" lol
I read other blogs & comments and know I'm really lucky in that respect (and many others too)
It is good that your husband isn't fussy about leftovers. :)Delete
If anyone complains about leftovers in this household, it is probably me! I will, sometimes, cook something different, because I don't want to eat the same thing for a 3rd day in a row, BUT, I will eat the leftovers the next day! My daughter is very good about eating leftovers and she will often eat something if I don't feel like eating it! Once she goes back, I will have to either cook smaller quantities for myself for just one or two meals or freeze the extra portions to have another day, later on. :)