It’s the last day of summer vacation…I can’t believe it! Where did the summer go?
It always feels like this as school starts. You look back on the summer and reflect on all the fun and (lack of) work and projects that got done and wonder what you did with all that time.
My classroom is ready for the 26 eager (and probably some not-so-eager) students who will enter my room and spend the year with me.
It’s always a mix of excitement and nervousness as the big day approaches.
I’ll get up early tomorrow morning and put on my best I’m-the-teacher outfit, grab my lunch and go in to make sure every last part of the day is organized, photocopied and ready to be executed.
Work Melissa is back in the house….sorry Andrew. Summertime Melissa did have a little chat with her before she left. She said to not take things too seriously, to relax a bit and to still have some fun.
Hopefully she took that message to heart.
One thing I know helps with the craziness of the week is a meal plan. I’m back on track after a summer of lackadaisical meal planning. And for this first week I have planned all slow cooker recipes so that I can just come home to a finished meal.
Here is what we are eating this week:
|Split Pea Soup||Honey Sesame Chicken||Lettuce Wraps||Chili||It’s Friday? Who cares what we eat? (But probably frozen pizza…)|
- Ham steak or ham bone
- Dried split peas
- Dried lentils
- Chicken broth
- Chicken breasts or thighs
- Soy sauce
- Vegetable oil
- Red pepper flakes
- Sesame seeds
- Stir fry veggies
- Ground chicken
- Red pepper
- Hoisin sauce
- Green onions
- Ground beef
- Tomato soup
- Canned mushrooms
- Green pepper
- 2 cans of kidney beans
- Hot sauce
- Chili powder
It has been so cold here over the weekend! All I want is a big pot of hearty, warm soup. This is one of our favorites for sure! I realize for as many times as I have made it, I have never really shared a post about it with you…that changes this week!
First day back! This recipe is an easy take on Chinese food…just throw everything in the slow cooker and make a little rice and stir fry veggies before serving!
I’m putting my slow cooker through the paces this week! I’m planning on making EXTRA rice on Tuesday so that I don’t have to do it Wednesday.
Again, another tried, true favorite. I could make this chili in my sleep…