Weekly Meal Plan March 23-27

We have finally solidified our artwork for our B’s Diner Supporting Youth Foundation Charity and I am excited.



This project has evolved greatly from the time we started. And the hardest part has been steering and guiding the students without them realizing I am steering and guiding them.

This week I had to convince the kids to drop the idea of 5 individual mug designs that we would paint ourselves (the closer we got to actually starting that the more unrealistic I realized it would be) to 1 mug design that we would have printed.

Thankfully my class is pretty business savvy…

In the end I appealed to their ability to make more money (I believe the words out of my mouth were “we could sell hundreds….maybe even…thousands this way!” to which I was met with gasps of excitement.) and to all have a say in the design (“If we choose 5 designs, 23 of you are going to have to be OK┬áthat your design is not chosen…I think you might be sad…”)

We are also going to sell chocolate cookies with our school logo printed in the chocolate.

Let me tell you, for a 9 year old, this is pretty exciting stuff.

I’m hoping we can raise a lot of money for an incredibly worthy cause that supports kids within our city in an incredible way.


Here is what we are eating this week:

Roasted Red Pepper SoupCrockpot RibsLoaded Chicken SaladTacosFrozen Pizza

Grocery List:

  • Ribs
  • Rice
  • BBQ sauce
  • Salad stuff
  • Taco seasoning
  • Taco toppings (veggies, salsa, sour cream and guacamole)
  • Ground beef
  • Wraps or bread
  • Chicken breasts
  • Green onion
  • Red peppers x 5
  • Yellow pepper
  • Carrots
  • Celery
  • Red onion
  • Greek yogurt
  • Mayo
  • Parsley
  • Dill
  • Minced garlic and garlic powder
  • Onion powder
  • Goats cheese (I bought a herb crusted one)
  • Cauliflower
  • Onion
  • Thyme
  • Red pepper flakes
  • Chicken broth
  • Smoked paprika


Here is our vegetarian option for the week. I liked this soup the last time I made it…but guess what I forgot again? The bread….



Ribs! Yummy…and so, so easy. What could be better?



Doesn’t this look amazing?

Loaded Chicken (or Tuna) Salad with Greek Yogurt Ranch "Mayo"
Courtesy of parsleysagesweet.com


It’s parent-teacher conferences on Thursday, so tacos are an easy thing for Andrew to whip up when he gets home from work. I guess he could make oven ones if he wanted….




Weekly Meal Plan November 10-14

It’s fall break in our school district so that means 5 glorious days off of school. Don’t get me wrong, I love the kids I teach and I love my job, but after having to pin 27 poppies on and then subsequently having to keep 27 kids from poking themselves with, playing with and losing said poppies I was ready for a break. And I am going to enjoy my break.

After I finish my report cards that is…sigh…

So, of course, while I am supposed to be finishing my report cards, I am busying looking up recipes of things that I shouldn’t be eating. Stay tuned to see what I make!

Here is what I am planning this week for supper:

Slow Cooker Ribs, Rice and VeggiesChicken Noodle SoupCauliflower Alfredo PastaSkillet LasagnaFrozen Pizza

Grocery List:

  • Pork ribs
  • BBQ sauce
  • Rice
  • Broccoli
  • Chicken breasts
  • Chicken broth x 2
  • Carrots
  • Celery
  • Onions
  • Thyme
  • 1 head of cauliflower
  • Minced garlic
  • Linguine noodles
  • Mushrooms
  • Diced tomatoes
  • Tomato sauce
  • Ricotta cheese
  • Mozzarella cheese
  • Parmesan cheese
  • Lasagna noodles
  • Parsley
  • Basil


I asked Andrew what he wanted to have for supper this week and ribs is what he asked for. Since I am off Monday this will be a great meal to make. (even though it is so easy it is great to make on a day when I am at work)

Slow Cooker Ribs


Soup is always a welcome meal as the weather starts to turn cold. We love this chicken noodle soup because it tastes great and is super easy to make.

Chicken Noodle Soup


This “Alfredo” sauce is another favorite. I feel like I can eat lots of it because it is way more healthy than regular Alfredo sauce…not sure if that is a good thing or not…

Cauliflower Alfredo Sauce


I like lasagna but rarely make it (only on lasagna cook-off nights really..) because it does take a lot of time. This skillet lasagna looks easy and tasty, so why not right?

Skillet Lasagna