Weekly Meal Plan October 27-31

My class this year is challenging. I have never taught a group of kids that talk so much and make noise purely for the sake of making noise. It is tiring and, at times, unbelievably frustrating.

I have been working with this group and now, mid October, I feel like we are finally in a good groove (most days).

Yesterday we were working on solving math equations using fact families. The class was super engaged, on task and answering questions. After our lesson was done, I praised them for their hard work and change in behavior from September.

One of my more challenging students put his hand up.

When I called on him, he just looked at me matter-of-factly and said “Well, I just couldn’t have done it without you.”

As a teacher, that is one of the greatest things you could ever hear…it was truly a great way to end my week.

I finally got through the backlog of recipes from the past few weeks and I am ready to try a few new things and throw in an old favorites that I have been craving.

Guam Style Chicken SaladLentil Vegetable Barley SoupLazy Stuffed PeppersSteak TacosFrozen Pizza

Grocery List:

  • Old El Paso Restaurante Steak Carne Asada taco kit
  • Steak
  • Avocado
  • Onions
  • Cilantro
  • Tomatoes
  • Limes
  • Green pepper, 3 other peppers (whatever color you choose)
  • 2 Zucchini
  • Carrots
  • Red lentils
  • Yellow split peas
  • Barley
  • Chicken broth
  • 29 oz can of diced tomatoes
  • Ground beef
  • Garlic
  • 14.5 oz can of diced tomatoes
  • Beef or chicken bouillon
  • Beef or chicken broth
  • Tomato sauce
  • Worcestershire sauce
  • White rice
  • Cheese
  • Naan bread
  • Rice wine vinegar
  • Chicken thighs
  • Green onion
  • Unsweetened grated coconut
  • Lemon juice
  • Thai chilis


My love of coconut brought this meal back to the forefront of my mind and I just had to make it again.

Guam Style Chicken Salad


This soup looks hearty, healthy and delicious. I love that I can throw everything in my crockpot, go to work, and come home to dinner ready!

Courtesy of Full Measure of Happiness


I really like stuffed peppers, but they are a bit fussy to make for a weeknight dinner (at least in my house they are). So when I found this lazy stuffed pepper recipe, it seemed like a good one to try.

This lazy stuffed peppers recipe is a one-pot wonder for dinner!
Courtesy of CherylStyle.com


I was given one of the new Old El Paso boxed taco kits. I don’t usually buy stuff like this, but since I have it, I’m going to give it a try and see how it is.

Steak Carne Asada
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