Weekly Meal Plan November 23-27

Kids love to give their teachers gifts. Over the years I have received many, many gifts from students. From pencil sharpeners and homemade jewelry to hundreds of hand drawn pictures and notes, kids love to show their teacher how they feel about them.

But I have never received a gift like this one before:


I brought it home to show Andrew and to get a good picture of it and the very next day she asked me where it was.

“Oh I took it home to show Mr. Skinner. But I will bring it back to put on my desk.”

“When?” She said.

“Probably Monday” I responded

“But it’s supposed to snow Monday!” she said to me a little worried “If it gets wet all the glitter will come off”

I told her I would be very careful returning it to school…

Here is what we are eating this week:

Turkey SaladWonton SoupCrockpot Bolognese SauceChickpea NuggetsFrozen Pizza

Grocery List:

  • Ground turkey
  • Salad fixings
  • Chicken broth
  • Sesame oil
  • Soy sauce
  • Stir fry veggies
  • Store bought wontons (or the ingredients to make your own)
  • Olive oil
  • Onion
  • Celery
  • Carrots
  • Garlic
  • Tomato paste
  • Ground beef
  • Thyme
  • Oregano
  • Nutmeg
  • Milk
  • White or Red wine
  • 2 cans whole peeled tomatoes
  • Bay leaf
  • Pasta
  • Chickpeas
  • Eggs
  • Bread crumbs
  • Flour


Our friend Vivian is a master at throwing things together in the kitchen and coming up with a pretty good end result. This is one of those things. You basically choose a flavor profile (Mexican, Asian etc), cook up the ground turkey with those spices and serve it over a salad full of veggies! We had a Mexican version of this last time (with chili powder and cumin) and topped our salad with salsa and cheese. Maybe this time I’ll try an Asian flair!


I have a load of homemade wontons in the freezer…so why not use them right?



I have made this before, but did not get all the pictures I needed to blog about it. It was absolutely incredible! So I promise you, this week, I will share more about it with you.

Courtesy of The Kitchn


I’m going to give these another try! I read my verdict and will get that chickpea batter smoother and add more spices. I didn’t buy any fries this week….we are trying to cut down on that stuff so maybe I’ll just make a salad to go with them.

Chick'n nuggets