Even though I post a menu plan almost every week, it’s rare that I stick to it. Menu planning can be frustrating. How am I supposed to know on Sunday what I’ll be craving in 5 days? Recently I’ve been listing different dinner options instead of placing them on exact days, but I’m still finding it difficult to follow.
Another thing that makes a plan hard to follow is that Bobby and I are rarely in the mood for the same thing. Tonight we lucked out – both of us were craving pho, so we went for it. But take this morning for instance –
That’s a bowl of green oat bran for me (oat bran, raisins, vanilla, salt, spinach) and a ham sandwich for Bobby (kaiser roll, mustard and a little bit of mayo, spinach, tomato, honey ham) + his calcium chew in orange flavor (I had mine when I woke up). We wanted totally different things, but we happily ate them together. I think improvisation and eating what you crave is important, so I don’t always stick to what I have written down. As long as I use up what I have in the fridge and I don’t waste much, I’m happy. How about you? Do you stick to the plan (if you plan) or do you play it by ear?
Menu for the Week of April 26 – May 2
Sunday – dinner at Pho Little Saigon (pho)
Other Dinners –
- squid sauteed with leeks (monday i think) & rices
- leftovers (tuesday)
- stuffed portobellos, steamed kabocha & a protein (chicken/tofu/fish)
- hugh jass salad & a carb
- make your own spring rolls (with shrimp) & peanut dipping sauce
- salad with burdock kinpira & a protein (tofu, chicken, or seafood)
- eating out one night
Lunches – Big salads (romaine, spinach base; kabocha & random veggies for topping; parmesan & bacon bits; various dressings), tortillas, brown rice & butter, omelettes, burdock kinpira
Breakfasts – green oat bran, brown rice mixes, yogurt cake (for Bobby; I need to use up the yogurt that I bought before it goes bad)
Desserts – fruit, milk ice pops, possibly some tofu pudding (silken tofu blended with sweet things), maybe a white fungus dessert (I’ll do a post soon on white fungus since so many of you are curious!)
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