Weekly Meal Plan April 28- May 2

Kids are funny and quirky…I mean we all know that, but I think as a teacher I really appreciate this more than the average person. I see and hear funny/quirky things on a daily basis.

Here are just a few examples from last week.

1. The boy who, not wanting to damage his beautiful St. Patrick’s day bowler hat in all the rain we had, covered it with some sort of bread bag so that he could still wear it to school and not have to worry.

2. There is the kid who STILL wears all his winter gear to school: toque, gloves, snow pants, winter coat and boots.

3. The grade one class had an in-depth conversation about how “all living things poop”

Next week I am back to a FULL week of meals and am excited to try a few new recipes. Just an update from last week: I made Mongolian Beef and rice again, and boy was it good…like I-forgot-how-good-it-was-and-was-glad-Andrew-had-asked-for-it good. If you haven’t tried it, you should.

Here is what I am making this week:

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Soup and Sandwiches Guam-Style Chicken Salad Lasagna Cups Sweet Potato Tacos Frozen Pizza

Grocery List:

  • Your favorite soup recipe ingredients
  • Your favorite sandwich fixings
  • Naan bread or pita bread
  • Soy sauce
  • yellow onion
  • cane vinegar or rice wine vinegar
  • chicken breasts or thighs
  • green onions
  • unsweetened coconut
  • lemon juice
  • ┬áred or green chilis
  • sweet potato
  • olive oil
  • cumin
  • paprika
  • ground coriander
  • black beans
  • corn
  • honey
  • lime juice
  • cilantro
  • corn or flour tortillas
  • taco fixings (salsa, avocado, cheese etc.)
  • lean ground beef
  • mushrooms
  • pasta sauce
  • Italian seasoning
  • wonton wrappers
  • Parmesan cheese
  • ricotta cheese
  • mozzarella cheese

Monday

We have lots of soup in our freezer, so I thought I would get using it. I am going to make chicken salad sandwiches to go along with it, possibly with lemon and cranberries and green onions in it. Yum! If you need a good soup recipe check out some of our favorites.

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Tuesday

I saw this meal on an episode of “Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives” and it looked so amazing that I had to find a way to try to make it at home. I search the internet (what would we do without the internet?) and found a recipe that looks exactly like it. I think I am drawn to it because of the coconut…I love coconut.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wednesday

I have had this pinned to my recipe board for a long time and have just never gotten around to trying it. Well this is the week it happens. I bought way more than the required 16 wonton wrappers so I am hoping I can freeze the leftovers and have another easy supper to pull out, or little lunch bites when we are in a pinch.

Thursday

Our meatless option this week includes sweet potatoes and black beans and, frankly, looks incredible. I love Mexican, sweet potatoes and black beans. Win, win, win!

Honey-Lime Sweet Potato, Black Bean and Corn Tacos | Cooking Classy