Well I made it through the first week. Teacher friends, I hope that your first week went well too.
Routines are being set, expectations are being adjusted and somewhere in there we are having a little fun too.
I’m starting to understand the kids in my class and I know already there are going to be some very funny moments.
After last recess on Friday, one of my little boys approached me with a small notebook.
“Look at the picture I drew Mrs. Skinner”
“Wow” I responded
“Yeah, it’s a cat fish…” he said
Naturally I had to take a picture of it and share it with you…
I planned for a lot of meals last week, but did not get to all of them. We had so many leftovers to eat that I was happily able to move a few meals to this week and cut down on my grocery bill.
Here’s what I have planned:
|Borscht||Chicken Quinoa Casserole||Sausage spaghetti squash||Hawaiian Hula Chicken||Frozen Pizza|
- beef broth (4-8 cups depending how much soup you want to make)
- ham steak
- 4 chicken breasts
- 1 can of red kidney beans
- 1 can of white kidney beans
- tomato sauce
- red (2) and green peppers
- olive oil
- lemon juice
- spaghetti squash
- pasta sauce
- chicken sausages or ham sausage
- pineapple juice
- crunchy Asian noodles
- green onions
- brown sugar
- soy sauce
- rice vinegar
With garden season coming to an end, there is lots of vegetables to use up. Borscht really is one of my favorite things and I think I have perfected my recipe.
- Instead of bacon, I bought a small ham steak and cubed that up. I let it cook a bit in the bottom of the pot with a diced onion before adding everything else in.
- I only cubed up my veggies…I used to shred them all, but this time I cut everything about the same size and cooked the beets, potato and carrots first. I threw in the zucchini about half way through the cooking process
I didn’t get a chance to make this recipe last week (which I think was a bit of a disappointment for Andrew) so it’s on the menu this week. I am sure there will be lots of leftovers.
More garden bounty to use! The original recipe calls for chicken sausage, but I couldn’t find any at our grocery store so I decided to use an ham sausage instead. Hope it tastes ok…
With my affinity for Chinese food, I am surprised it has taken me so long to try this recipe. I think it is going to be delicious.