Weekly Meal Plan September 8-12

Well I made it through the first week. Teacher friends, I hope that your first week went well too.

Routines are being set, expectations are being adjusted and somewhere in there we are having a little fun too.

I’m starting to understand the kids in my class and I know already there are going to be some very funny moments.

After last recess on Friday, one of my little boys approached me with a small notebook.

“Look at the picture I drew Mrs. Skinner”


“Wow” I responded

“Yeah, it’s a cat fish…” he said

Naturally I had to take a picture of it and share it with you…

I planned for a lot of meals last week, but did not get to all of them. We had so many leftovers to eat that I was happily able to move a few meals to this week and cut down on my grocery bill.

Here’s what I have planned:

BorschtChicken Quinoa CasseroleSausage spaghetti squashHawaiian Hula ChickenFrozen Pizza

Grocery List:

  • beef broth (4-8 cups depending how much soup you want to make)
  • beets
  • zucchini
  • potato
  • carrots
  • dill
  • ham steak
  • 4 chicken breasts
  • 1 can of red kidney beans
  • 1 can of white kidney beans
  • quinoa
  • tomato sauce
  • onions
  • garlic
  • red (2) and green peppers
  •  honey
  • olive oil
  • lemon juice
  • spaghetti squash
  • pasta sauce
  • chicken sausages or ham sausage
  • spinach
  • rice
  • pineapple juice
  • ginger
  • crunchy Asian noodles
  • green onions
  • brown sugar
  • sriracha
  • soy sauce
  • ketchup
  • rice vinegar


With garden season coming to an end, there is lots of vegetables to use up. Borscht really is one of my favorite things and I think I have perfected my recipe.

  1. Instead of bacon, I bought a small ham steak and cubed that up. I let it cook a bit in the bottom of the pot with a diced onion before adding everything else in.
  2. I only cubed up my veggies…I used to shred them all, but this time I cut everything about the same size and cooked the beets, potato and carrots first. I threw in the zucchini about half way through the cooking process



I didn’t get a chance to make this recipe last week (which I think was a bit of a disappointment for Andrew) so it’s on the menu this week. I am sure there will be lots of leftovers.

Baked Chicken and Quinoa Chili


More garden bounty to use! The original recipe calls for chicken sausage,  but I couldn’t find any at our grocery store so I decided to use an ham sausage instead. Hope it tastes ok…


With my affinity for Chinese food, I am surprised it has taken me so long to try this recipe. I think it is going to be delicious.

Hawaiian Hula Chicken - Creme de la Crumb

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