Weekly Meal Plan April 28- May 2

Kids are funny and quirky…I mean we all know that, but I think as a teacher I really appreciate this more than the average person. I see and hear funny/quirky things on a daily basis.

Here are just a few examples from last week.

1. The boy who, not wanting to damage his beautiful St. Patrick’s day bowler hat in all the rain we had, covered it with some sort of bread bag so that he could still wear it to school and not have to worry.

2. There is the kid who STILL wears all his winter gear to school: toque, gloves, snow pants, winter coat and boots.

3. The grade one class had an in-depth conversation about how “all living things poop”

Next week I am back to a FULL week of meals and am excited to try a few new recipes. Just an update from last week: I made Mongolian Beef and rice again, and boy was it good…like I-forgot-how-good-it-was-and-was-glad-Andrew-had-asked-for-it good. If you haven’t tried it, you should.

Here is what I am making this week:

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Soup and Sandwiches Guam-Style Chicken Salad Lasagna Cups Sweet Potato Tacos Frozen Pizza

Grocery List:

  • Your favorite soup recipe ingredients
  • Your favorite sandwich fixings
  • Naan bread or pita bread
  • Soy sauce
  • yellow onion
  • cane vinegar or rice wine vinegar
  • chicken breasts or thighs
  • green onions
  • unsweetened coconut
  • lemon juice
  • ┬áred or green chilis
  • sweet potato
  • olive oil
  • cumin
  • paprika
  • ground coriander
  • black beans
  • corn
  • honey
  • lime juice
  • cilantro
  • corn or flour tortillas
  • taco fixings (salsa, avocado, cheese etc.)
  • lean ground beef
  • mushrooms
  • pasta sauce
  • Italian seasoning
  • wonton wrappers
  • Parmesan cheese
  • ricotta cheese
  • mozzarella cheese

Monday

We have lots of soup in our freezer, so I thought I would get using it. I am going to make chicken salad sandwiches to go along with it, possibly with lemon and cranberries and green onions in it. Yum! If you need a good soup recipe check out some of our favorites.

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Tuesday

I saw this meal on an episode of “Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives” and it looked so amazing that I had to find a way to try to make it at home. I search the internet (what would we do without the internet?) and found a recipe that looks exactly like it. I think I am drawn to it because of the coconut…I love coconut.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wednesday

I have had this pinned to my recipe board for a long time and have just never gotten around to trying it. Well this is the week it happens. I bought way more than the required 16 wonton wrappers so I am hoping I can freeze the leftovers and have another easy supper to pull out, or little lunch bites when we are in a pinch.

Thursday

Our meatless option this week includes sweet potatoes and black beans and, frankly, looks incredible. I love Mexican, sweet potatoes and black beans. Win, win, win!

Honey-Lime Sweet Potato, Black Bean and Corn Tacos | Cooking Classy

 

Weekly Meal Plan March 10-14

The weekend is here and things are looking up!

We are finally crawling out of the deep freeze and it looks like we may (fingers crossed) see some spring like temperatures here for the foreseeable future.

My cold is fading away and the school week is done. (it was a rough one…the kids were like wild animals!)

You’d think I’d be thrilled…

But this is my least favorite weekend of the year.

Tonight, I have to “spring ahead”.

Now I know that everyone pushes the benefits of that extra hour of daylight after work, but frankly, the way things are just fits better with my life:

  1. I am up at the crack of dawn and love that it is light out by the time I get to work
  2. I am home by 4 so I’m not super concerned that it is dark out early and, the thing that I don’t like the most…
  3. I don’t want to lose an hour of sleep tonight.

I don’t want to lose an hour of sleep ANY night.

Believe me, I know it is all psychological, but I still don’t like it.

Oh well…I guess there is not much I can do about it. So maybe I should bake something today to help me get over the anger.

I’m excited about this week (and a little nervous) because I am going to try 3 new recipes. Hopefully I can keep up!

MON TUE WED THU FRI
Chicken Parmesan Soup Baked Gnocchi with Zucchini and Tomatoes Beef and Broccoli Borscht and Chicken Salad Sandwiches Frozen Pizza

Grocery List:

  • garlic
  • green pepper
  • crushed tomatoes
  • chicken breasts or thighs
  • chicken broth
  • onion
  • Parmesan cheese
  • basil
  • oregano
  • red pepper flakes
  • pasta
  • zucchini
  • olive oil
  • gnocchi
  • mozzarella cheese
  • beef steak or stir fry strips
  • beef broth
  • soy sauce
  • brown sugar
  • sesame oil
  • cornstarch
  • broccoli
  • rice
  • your favorite soup or a recipe of my borchst
  • canned chicken breast (Costco has a great one!)
  • bread
  • dried cranberries
  • orange

Monday

Slow Cooker Chicken Parmesan Soup - All of the flavors of decadent Chicken Parmesan in a waistline-friendly crockpot soup! Takes just minutes to prep.

I have been eying this recipe for a while. The recipe calls for chicken breasts, but when I was grocery shopping, chicken thighs were on sale so I thought I would make a substitution. This looks hearty and gooey and down right delicious.

Tuesday

I always like to make at least one meatless meal a week (much to Andrew’s dismay). This one seems like it will be pretty good because it is smothered in cheese. Notice a pattern to this weeks meals so far? Lots of baked, gooey cheese…yum!

Wednesday

Ok, no cheese in this one, but I do love Chinese food almost as much as baked, gooey cheese! And I am probably going to make white rice with this…I’m just telling you now. No brown rice, I know its better for me, but I just do not like it.

Thursday

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Can you believe I still have borscht in my freezer? I am starting to get excited about next year’s garden (I shouldn’t…there is still A LOT of snow on the ground) but I still have so much left from last year’s. Better get using it! I’m going to make some chicken, cranberry, and orange sandwiches to go along with it.