Wow! What a week! There was just something in the air this week that made everyone a bit crazy and quite cranky. (me included…at least in the cranky part) We made it through and I have to say, Thursday afternoon and Friday were pretty good days (I think Jones may disagree with me…sorry Jones)
Thursday afternoon we had our Ellerslie Opening Ceremonies to kick off the Winter Games. Now getting 700 students down to the gym in their Tiger Team groups and keeping them quiet was a NIGHTMARE, but once the ceremony started, they settled down…sort of.
And then, right at the end, there was a music montage.[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cowe84zw32c?rel=0&w=560&h=315]
Now I don’t know about you, but there is something about montages like this that just get me. They are so inspiring to watch. It got me excited for the Olympics…which is not hard because I LOVE the Olympics. So I left Thursday afternoon feeling pretty good (and I’ll tell you that Thursday morning I was NOT a happy camper).
Friday morning, as school started, I received this.
Remember those two boys I told you about? Well thanks to my counselling they have become best friends. I guess if teaching ever fall through, I will have another career choice…
I’m ready for a restful weekend, and of course, I am ready to whip up some old favorites next week on the meal plan. (3 new meals last week, plus a new oatmeal post was a lot…)
|Supper out for Andrew’s birthday (why only celebrate one day?)||One pot chicken curry||Lentil meatball spaghetti||Won ton soup||Frozen Pizza (romantic right?)|
- Instant rice
- Chicken breast
- Green onion
- Ranch dressing
- Curry powder
- Chicken broth (3 cartons)
- Nuts and dried fruit (mix-in’s for the curry)
- Lentil meatballs
- Jarred spaghetti sauce
- Won tons (homemade or from the store)
- Soup veggies (I buy a bag of stir-fry veggies)
- Sesame oil
My friend Patricia reminded me of this recipe. I used to make it a lot when we worked together, but you know how some recipes just get out of rotation? This one shouldn’t have! It is excellent.
This is a Kraft recipe that I found in a magazine years ago. The recipe online is slightly different than mine (I make more so that I have lots of leftovers…) but generally either one will get you to a great end product.
Mix ½ cup of creamy cucumber or ranch dressing with 1-2 tbsp of curry powder. Pour this over your sliced chicken and let it marinate for 10 minutes.
In the bottom of a large pot, soften a handful each of chopped celery, carrots and green onions in some oil. Add in the marinated meat and cook through. Pour in 2 cups of broth and 2 cups of instant rice; bring to a boil.
Remove the pot from the heat once it is boiling. Stir in 2 tsp of ginger and a handful of nuts and dried diced apricots and raisins (I just buy a scoop of bulk trail mix and throw that in). Stir everything together, cover with a lid and let stand 10 minutes.
Serve and enjoy!
Every time I open the freezer I see those lentil meatballs. So I figure, since I’ve laid off the lentils for a bit, I will pull those out and make an easy meal for us.
Right beside the lentil meatballs are the won tons…plus the soup last time was de-licious!
**No new oatmeal this week. I think I will camp on my favorite for a while (gingerbread). But I will continue to look for some new ones to try. I did find a German chocolate one that really peaked my interest. Maybe next week…