The first week of school is always known at our house as the week that “works out the kinks.” This is good because of all weeks for one of our computers to die, one died last week. So much for Math and Spanish lessons on “the back room computer.”
Now that we’re ready for “Week 2” I think we’ve got all the software set up (again) and schedules mostly situated into what actually works. If I’ve learned anything during my
life 15 years of homeschooling it’s to be open and flexible. Expect life to happen. Don’t get tied down to the ideal schedule because as ideal as the ideal is, it is rarely pulled off ideally. <— Profound, eh?
I kept last week’s menu plan simple and am doing the same this week. Is there any other way?
This Week’s Menu Plan
Always served with some sort of protein and 1-2 choices of fruit.
- Easy Breakfast Casserole
- Raspberry Oatmeal Bars
- Pancake Muffins
- Stir-n-Pour Bread (toasted and served with peanut butter and honey)
- Poppyseed Bread (from our Make-Ahead Meals and Snacks eBook)
Always served with 2-4 choices of fruits and veggies. This week I have apples, grapes, avocados, bananas, nectarines, applesauce, cantaloupe, carrots, spinach, mixed greens, and zucchini to work with.
- Chicken Salad
- Lazy Dogs (prepped in the freezer)
- Pizza Boats
- Bacon, Egg, and Avocado Salad
- Easy Cheesy Bean Dip
I’m using my crock pot almost every night this week to save time after a busy day of work and school. Dinners are always served with 2-4 choices of fruits and veggies. I’ll work with all of the fruit/veggies options mentioned in the lunch section, plus sweet potatoes, frozen green beans, and frozen peas.
- Baked Potatoes in the Crock Pot (served with ham, cheese, butter, and sour cream)
- Italian Cream Cheese Chicken
- Calico Beans
- Apricot Chicken (one of our favorite recipes in the Eat Right Away Collection)
- Grilled Italian Chicken
Anything yummy on your menu this week?
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