Dinner Menu Plan – Week of May 3rd

greenmpm[1]Sometimes I wonder why I post my dinner menus. It seems a little silly to broadcast to the world what we are eating at Chez Leftovers. However, I find a lot of recipe ideas from viewing other blogger’s menus, so it only seems fair that I return the favor.

When viewing other blogger’s menus and recipes, an ingredient we like often catches my eye, like the sweet potatoes in Addictive Sweet Potato Burritos. (I keep looking for new ways to incorporate sweet potatoes in our diet, so if you have a recipe, please leave me a link in the comment section). Other times I see a recipe like  Char Siu that looks delicious and notice the flavors of that item would blend well in an ‘”encore meal”. I also discover dishes that will allow me to use up my leftovers like Hashbrown Crusted Quiche. So thank you to all the bloggers who share their menus and recipes; you inspire me to try new meals!  If you are in need of inspiration I suggest you visit Menu Plan Monday, where you will find several hundred menus.

I should also note, that although I am a gluten-free cook, some of the recipes I link to are not. If you would like to know how I have adapted them, feel free to leave a question in the comment section or email me at AleasLeftovers@sbcglobal.net.

Monday – Addictive Sweet Potato Burritos and salad

Tuesday – Char Siu (I am going to use chicken thighs as Sheila suggests), Brown Rice, and Glazed Carrots

Wednesday – Use leftover chicken from Char Siu, rice, and carrots to make Orange-Ginger Stir Fry

Thursday – YOYO Dinner

Friday – Vegetable Garden Minestrone Soup and Salad

Saturday – Pork Chops with Mustard Sauce, Mashed Potatoes, and Peas with Basil

Sunday – Dinner with friends. I am spending Day with one of my favorite cooks. I usually bring a salad and a dessert when we get together. I will decide what I am bringing once I know what she is planning on serving.

Are you going to get Mother’s Day off from cooking?



  1. Elizabeth says

    Please don't stop posting menu plans! I love reading other people's menus; I get so many ideas from them. I think that posting a menu on my own blog helps me because it forces me to make a menu and then stick to it, something I've had a problem with in the past.

  2. Rebecca says

    I wonder about menu plans, too — some of my old friends who are regulars on my blog don't say anything about them, so I think, "Is this weird?" But yes! The ideas are wonderful! I made a ravioli recipe last week that I found on someone's Menu Plan Monday (I'm so sorry I don't remember where!) and it was so tasty I posted it today on my Loose Ends blog.

    We plan to go out for Mother's Day — although we bought a convection oven yesterday and are hoping it will arrive by Friday, so my mom and I might be baking maniacs this weekend and feel no need to go out!

    Have a happy week!

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