Weekly Meal Plan September 29-October 3

Wow! September is almost over. As a teacher I always find that September is a crazy month and it usually flies by, but this year seemed to go exceptionally fast. Maybe it’s being at a new school, getting to know new routines and new faces.

This last week was especially exciting for two reasons.

1. We had a bat in our school.

One day after recess the kids from my class came to me and said they heard there was a bat in the gym. In my best teacher voice I told them that that probably wasn’t true….

I was wrong. It was true.

Unfortunately it did not stay in the gym and one day after school it went flying around the library and our classroom wings. It finally ended up in one of our classrooms swooping at the teacher as he tried to hit it with his textbook. After he made it out and a few other teachers had a pow wow about how to get that thing out of the room and back outside where it belonged, they grabbed some butterfly nets (seriously, children’s butterfly nets) and marched back to deal with the bat.

All I could think about during the whole thing was the office episode where there is a bat in the office…

BAT! BAT!! from Tardy Sauce on Vimeo.

2. We participated in the Terry Fox Run as a school.

This was so fun to watch all the kids learn, first off, who Terry Fox was and why he ran. We all donned our runners and set out to get a little exercise and raise some money for cancer research. As our assistant principal was halfway through the first lap he heard a little boy behind him exclaim in a somewhat melodramatic tone “Now I know what Terry Fox felt like!”

Kid’s say the darndest things…

Here is what we are eating this week:

Coconut Curry Chick PeasPineapple MeatballsTeriyaki Meatball BowlsChicken, Brie and Fig Jam SandwichesFrozen Pizza

Grocery List:

  • Ground beef
  • Canned crushed pineapple
  • Soy sauce
  • Brown sugar
  • Cornstarch
  • Bread crumbs
  • Garlic
  • Eggs
  • Milk
  • Rice
  • Cooking oil
  • Onion
  • Yellow pepper
  • Ground corriander
  • sugar
  • Red curry paste
  • Tomato paste
  • Minced ginger
  • 2 cans of chick peas
  • Coconut milk
  • Chicken breasts
  • Brie
  • Fig jam
  • Ciabatta buns
  • Salad fixings
  • Ground pork
  • Green onions
  • Toasted sesame oil
  • Rice vinegar
  • Sesame seeds


One of Andrew’s very good friends was in town last week and we had the opportunity to do supper together on Thursday. The two guys decided we should go out for dinner than eat the coconut curry chick peas that were on the meal plan. I wonder why….

Coconut Curry Garbanzo Beans


This is a classic dish in our house, and really one of my favourites. It’s been a while since we have had pineapple meatballs so I thought I would dust off the recipe and make these again.

Pineapple Meatballs


I still have leftover teriyaki meatballs in the freezer that I want to use up. It makes supper so much easier when the prep work is already done.

Teriyaki Meatball Bowls


Andrew loves the chicken, brie and fig jam sandwich from Earls, and we have been talking about attempting to make them here at home for weeks. Well last week I searched through my beloved Superstore and found fig Cabernet wine jelly…it is going to be the perfect compliment to this sandwich! I thought it also had pear on it…but upon further investigation it is actually apple. I bought pears, so maybe I will throw caution to the wind and add them on to the sandwich too.

Chicken, Brie and Fig Jam Sandwich
Courtesy of Earls

Weekly Meal Plan April 14-17

The last few weeks have been incredibly busy and I have done very little cooking. While we were in Nashville we ate out (and not very healthy I might add…) and while we were in Banff I indulged in a few too many lattes and ate my fair share of food as well.
Back to reality this next week….at least until Easter. (Oh man, I have got to get things under control or my pants will never fit again!)

I am going to try to keep the meals this week easy and as healthy as possible.

Here is what I am thinking:
Monday- Pineapple Meatballs and Salad
Tuesday- Chicken Noodle Soup
Wednesday- Broccoli Salad
Thursday- Leftover soup and salad
Friday- Frozen pizza

Grocery List:

  • bread crumbs
  • milk
  • eggs
  • onions (red and white)
  • garlic
  • ground ginger
  • ground beef
  • canned crushed pineapple
  • brown sugar
  • white vinegar
  • soy sauce
  • cornstarch
  • bagged salad
  • chicken breast
  • chicken broth
  • carrots
  • celery
  • thyme
  • bay leaves
  • egg noodles
  • plain Greek yogurt
  • pecans
  • red grapes
  • 1 head of broccoli
  • bacon
  • farfalle pasta

This is a good standby recipe. It will be ready when I get home from school and, instead of serving it over rice (which tastes so good…) I am going to just make a salad to go with these.



I love soup and I especially love this chicken noodle soup recipe.



Ok this SOUNDS healthy….as long as I limit the bacon. I must limit the bacon…

Broccoli Salad - A healthy, hearty broccoli salad loaded with plump grapes and crunchy pecans tossed in a "skinny" Greek yogurt dressing!
Courtesy of Damn Delicious


I made soup last week too, so between the chicken noodle soup this week and the vegetable soup last week, we should be covered