Weekly Meal Plan September 14-18

Well, school is back in full swing. In some ways it doesn’t even really feel like we left…everything just fell back into routine, but with new kids.

My group of 26 this year are completely wonderful. I know it’s only 4 days in and there definitely is a honeymoon phase, but they are sweet and kind and eager to learn.

I think it is going to be a great year.

And if the first 4 days are any indication, I am going to have enough great stories to write a book!

Every day in my room, at some point, we all gather in story corner around my big comfy chair and I read to the kids. It might be a story book or part of a chapter book, but it is time when students get to talk about literature and relate what they see and hear to their own lives.

On Wednesday I read a story called Leo the Late Bloomer.


This is a story about a little lion cub who is way behind the other animals. He can’t read, write, speak or even eat neatly. His dad wonders when he will catch up and his wise mother tells him to just be patient. By the end of the story Leo has “bloomed” and his first sentence is “I made it!”. It’s a great little story to remind kids that they aren’t going to be good at everything the same time as those around them, but in the end they will bloom too.

As we were walking back to our desks, one of my little girls comes up beside me and says

“Mrs. Skinner, I think my brother is a late bloomer.” (Her brother is older than her)

“Oh really?” I asked

“Yeah” she continued “He does NOT eat neatly.”

Like I said, this is going to be a great year…

Here is what we are eating this week:

Coconut Curry ChickpeasSausage, Peppers and OnionsFrench Dip CupcakesBuffalo Chicken CupcakesFrozen Pizza

Grocery List:

  • 2 cans of chickpeas
  • 1 can of coconut milk
  • Onions
  • 2 red, yellow or orange peppers
  • 1 green pepper
  • Ground coriander
  • Red curry paste
  • Tomato paste
  • Minced ginger
  • Minced garlic
  • Rice
  • Roast beef from the deli counter
  • 2 wheels of laughing cow cheese (I bought white cheddar and jalapeno)
  • Canned gravy
  • Wonton wrappers
  • Cheese
  • Chicken breasts
  • Buffalo wing sauce (I have Franks Red Hot on hand)
  • 2 celery stalks
  • A ring of turkey or ham sausage
  • 2-3 potatoes


For meatless Monday, we are having my good friend Colin over! I am excited to swap beginning of school stories with him. He, like me, knows the value of a good chickpea meal. They are high in fibre…and fibre is your friend.


Coconut Curry Garbanzo Beans



This caught my eye on Pinterest and it looks so good! Can’t wait to try it out.

Kielbasa, Pepper, Onion and Potato Hash


We love these little cupcake bites! They are easy to make, taste great and are super portable for lunch the next day!




Since the package of wonton wrappers has enough in it for two meals, I thought I would try another cupcake recipe. These buffalo chicken ones look pretty tasty too.