Weekly Meal Plan November 2-6

Do you want to know the best thing I got for my classroom this year?

Dot Matrix computer paper.

My parents were planning some renovations this past summer and they did a little purge of non-essential items that were taking up space including 2 boxes of computer paper that they could no longer use.

My mom asked me if I wanted it and the answer was an unequivocal YES!

See, as many of you know, kids like to draw, create, cut and glue. If I have any plain white paper in my room, it is gone instantly. So I figured this could be great free time, indoor recess, doodle paper.

Little did I know my students would get so creative!

One day, on the way out to recess a little girl in my class handed me this little creation.


A purse…she had made me a purse out of paper. Pretty clever if I do say so myself, but it was what was on the inside that was even more fun.



She made me money for my purse. I think I may be the only person to ever be given an $8000 dollar bill before. Trying to decide what to spend it on…

The last few weeks have been crazy busy and my meal plan has made sure that though we are running around we are not hungry….I love a good meal plan.

Here is what we are eating this week:

Honey Sriracha ChickenWonton SoupMozzarella Stuffed MeatballsPizza RollsFrozen Pizza

Grocery List:

  • Rice
  • Stir Fry Veggies x 2
  • Soy sauce
  • Honey
  • Sriracha
  • Lime juice
  • Ginger
  • Chicken breasts
  • Garlic
  • Sesame seeds
  • Green onions
  • Ground beef
  • Bread crumbs
  • Eggs
  • Onion powder
  • Italian seasoning
  • Jarred pasta sauce
  • Pasta
  • Dry active yeast
  • Flour
  • Sugar
  • Oil
  • Pizza Sauce
  • Pizza roll toppings
  • Salad stuff
  • Wonton wrappers
  • Pork meatballs from the freezer
  • Chicken broth
  • Sesame oil


We love Sriracha! Pairing it with honey sounds like a great idea to me…

Honey Sriracha Chicken


I have some leftover wontons and pork meatballs in my freezer..that means most of the work is already done for wonton soup! And I love wonton soup…




We love this hearty, easy slow cooker meal. Who doesn’t love a good meatball? Especially when it is stuffed with cheese.




Andrew was lamenting about pizza muffins that one of his co-workers brought for lunch. I don’t know how to make pizza muffins…but I do make a mean pizza roll. Hope this helps satisfy the craving!


Weekly Meal Plan November 3-7

I stopped to treat myself to a coffee this week and saw this:



Before I met Andrew, I would not have understood this sign. But now…8 year later…I giggled a bit and thought it was so great I had to have a picture of it.

I found a few new meals to try this week which I am excited about. I am equally excited about some old favorites that I was reminded of.

Pizza RollsBlack Bean SoupSlow Cooker Chicken CurrySticky Chicken FingersFrozen Pizza

Grocery List:

  • Yeast
  • Pizza sauce
  • Pizza meat (whatever you like)
  • Pizza veggies (whatever you like)
  • Cheese
  • Carrots
  • Garlic
  • Red peppers
  • Yellow peppers
  • Onions
  • Spinach
  • 2 cans of black beans
  • 1 can of diced tomatoes
  • 1 can of refried beans
  • Paprika
  • Chili powder
  • Rice
  • Chicken breasts (club pack)
  • Curry powder
  • Coconut milk
  • Tomato paste
  • Ginger
  • Chicken broth
  • Salad stuff
  • Flour
  • Eggs
  • Panko bread crumbs
  • Brown sugar
  • Franks Red Hot sauce (or your favorite hot sauce)


I haven’t made pizza rolls in a while so I thought I would dust off this recipe and make them again. I bought salami, green peppers and mushrooms to put in ours, but you can add anything you like to yours.

Pizza Rolls


My friend Lara made told me she was making black bean soup last weekend and I remembered how incredibly good this soup was! So naturally it had to put it on the meal plan this week.

black bean soup


Another slow cooker meal! I love coconut….so I am sure you can understand why I chose this.


I found this recipe while on Pinterest (one of my many hobbies) and I instantly wanted to make it. These sticky chicken fingers look dangerously good…

Winger's Sticky Fingers