Weekly Meal Plan January 26-30

Grade 3 Social Studies revolves around studying 4 countries: Peru, India, Ukraine and Tunisia. I try really hard to find cross curricular connections when I teach, and in the past I have brought someone in to make Peruvian masks with my class.

I didn’t book anyone this year, but I thought how hard can it be?

I ordered a whack-load of modelling clay, came up with some step by step instructions, found some pictures of Peruvian masks and jumped right in!

Peruvian Masks

The outcome was funny for sure, but not too bad I must say. Yes, they are not “traditional” and they do make me giggle, but I think the kids got the point. Plus they had a lot of fun!

Peruvian Masks

My students identified lots of characteristics of Peruvian masks and did their best to re-create it themselves. But of course, there is always one in the group who does not listen and for some reason wants to do something really, really weird.

I had a little girl ask me if she could make a cyclops mask.

“Did you see any cyclops in the Peruvian masks I showed you?” I asked.

“No” she responded.

“Then no, no you may not make a cyclops mask” I said matter-of-factly.

Where did that even come from?

Peruvian Masks

Here is what I have planned for us this week:

MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday
Apple Cider Pulled Chicken SandwichesAsian Salmon in FoilLazy Stuffed PeppersBaked Potato SoupFrozen Pizza

Grocery List:

  • Salad stuff
  • Salmon
  • Stir fry veggies
  • honey
  • garlic
  • soy sauce
  • rice vinegar
  • sesame oil
  • ginger
  • sriracha
  • onions
  • sesame seeds
  • apple
  • onions
  • chicken breasts
  • paprika
  • dry mustard
  • hard cider or apple cider
  • cheese
  • bread
  • bacon
  • cauliflower
  • green onions
  • 2 potatoes
  • chicken broth
  • milk
  • sour cream
  • ground beef
  • 3 bell peppers
  • dice tomatoes
  • tomato sauce
  • beef broth
  • beef bouillon
  • Worcestershire sauce
  • Italian seasoning
  • rice

Monday

Andrew and I have been trying to hit the gym 3 days a week as our New Years resolution. We are both feeling great and enjoying the new activity together. The only problem we face (which is not really a problem) is that the gym is really busy after supper on Monday. So this week, I am going to throw some chicken in the slow cooker and we are going to eat AFTER our gym visit.

Slow-Cooker Apple Cider Pulled Chicken Sandwiches - super easy & flavorful | cupcakesandkalechips.com | #slowcooker #crockpot

 

Tuesday

I feel like I haven’t made fish in a while, and I know that it is important that we eat it at least once a week. When I saw this recipe I knew this would be a great way to add salmon back in…I think it is going to be delicious.

Asian Salmon in Foil - The best and easiest way to make salmon in foil - and you won't believe how much flavor is packed right in!

Wednesday

This really is one of our favorites. It makes a ton, and tastes amazing!

Lazy Stuffed Peppers

Thursday

Another favorite! This is a recipe that tastes rich, flavorful and full of calories, but isn’t. What a great combination.

Baked Potato Soup

Weekly Meal Plan February 24-28

This week’s meal plan was pretty easy to put together. We have a some evenings where we will be out at dinner so there were very few meals that needed to be planned.

Plus, my sister comes home from her long trip to Europe, so guess what is back on the menu this week? You guess it! Baked potato soup. I thought I would make a big pot to share and go and hear about her great trip.

Here is what’s on the plan this week.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Chicken Lettuce Wrap Dinner out! Teryaki Meatball Bowls Baked Potato Soup Rib night with friends

Grocery List:

  • ground chicken
  • onion
  • garlic
  • hoisin sauce
  • soy sauce
  • ginger
  • water chestnuts
  • rice
  • green onions
  • lettuce for wrapping
  • ground pork
  • breadcrumbs
  • eggs
  • potatos
  • cauliflower
  • milk
  • chicken stock
  • bacon
  • sour cream
  • cheese
  • salt and pepper
  • butter
  • cornmeal
  • flour
  • sugar
  • baking powder
  • baking soda
  • buttermilk

Monday

These lettuce wraps look amazing! I’m also glad I can make these in the slow cooker. That helps start Monday off right.

Tuesday

Dinner plans! No cooking for me. I hope there is enough leftovers from Monday night for Wednesday…or I guess we are eating KD for lunch.

Wednesday

I love this recipe!

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Thursday

My sister gets home Tuesday, so I am hoping by Thursday the jetlag effects have worn off and she will want to show some pictures from her trip. I’m making soup just for her. I hope she likes it…

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Friday

Usually we just throw a frozen pizza in the oven and call it a night. But some of our friends have invited us over for ribs. I’m on cornbread duty.

Moist and Easy Cornbread

I know I have a recipe somewhere, but I found this one online and think I will give it a shot. Hopefully it is good!