Back-to-School Meal Plan

Well, I’m losing two of my kids this week to the great white halls of academia!  I’ll still have my little 4-year old shadow along with me though, so I’ll still stay quite busy.  Since we’re returning to school, I suppose I’m going to be forced to return to some kind of routine and order around here.  This means the return to meal planning.

Our Food Allergy Meal Plan for the Week of August 19, 2012

Sunday:  Hawaiian Crockpot Chicken & Brown Rice  (This was an excellent first-time dish for us.  I doubled the recipe (approximately) and it made so much! I was able to give a friend dinner who dropped by to pick up some other things after a busy day.  We’ll have it for lunch leftovers a couple days this week, then I’ll freeze the rest for a quick freezer meal down the road.  Very little work with great results!)

Monday:  Spaghetti & Meatballs (night before 1st day of school kid request)

Tuesday:  Baked Potato Bar or Potato Nachos, & Roasted Corn, Basil, and Tomato Viniagrette (minus the corn and cheese b/c of allergies)

Wednesday:  Kimchi (My first attempt at fermenting! Yay!), Korean Barbecue Beef & Steamed Rice

Thursday:  Slow Cooker Corsican Chicken, Carrot French Fries, Apple Sauce

Friday:  Refrigerator Round-up (aka leftovers) or family may be in town for weekend gathering (always a restaurant possibility 🙂 ).

Saturday:  90th Birthday Celebration for my Grandfather.  Happy Birthday, Grandpa!

Dessert Experiment:  Zucchini Ginger Cupcakes (I’m going to attempt a gluten, dairy, & egg free version!)  Update: Success!  My version of the recipe is coming up tomorrow.

What’s on your meal plan this week?


And while we will continue to soak in the fleeting days of summer as much as we can, I’ll leave you with a taste of what we’ve enjoyed around here…


Enjoying delicious freshly picked strawberries.

Silliness on the slide.

My idea of a peaceful & quiet summer morning.

Waiting for the parade.

Our favorite slow summer morning breakfast.

A lego scene from one of our summer read-alouds, The Horse & His Boy.

Running in the wide open field with friends.

Learning the challenges & enjoying the accomplishments of skim boarding.

Fireworks with my girls.

Beauty on the boardwalk.

Dairy immunotherapy challenge.

Summer is always better with a major league baseball game.

I trust that your summer has been fruitful, fun, & a blessing beyond measure!

Shared at Better Mom Mondays and Meal Plan Monday.



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8 Responses to Back-to-School Meal Plan

  1. Laura says:

    What beautiful children you have Michelle! They are so precious. My daughter starts Kindergarten in a few weeks, but I will still have my son at home with me for a few years to come 🙂 Thanks for sharing your fabulous meal plan with us.

    • Cook says:

      Ah, thanks Laura! I’m going to do my best to enjoy this last year with my youngest. I have a tendency to get caught up in other things (like blogging 🙂 but I really want to make this last year with her memorable, enjoyable, and a learning experience — for both of us. Enjoy your children! My oldest is in 5th grade and I CAN’T BELIEVE IT!!!

  2. what fun photos! your kids are so precious!! and what a delicious week you have planned!

  3. Thanks for featuring our hawaiian recipe Michelle! I hope your family enjoyed it! 🙂 -laura

    • Cook says:

      We really liked it!! I was able to easily double it, share it with another family, have leftovers, and freezer some for later. Thank you so much!

  4. Ah, back to school … have two seniors this year (one is our foreign exchange student 🙂 so it is sure to be a busy one! Thanks so much for the mention of my Zucchini Ginger Cupcakes, they are a tasty treat and I look forward to seeing your version.

    • Cook says:


      We absolutely loved the cake. I’ll leave a comment on your site with a link to my version. Thanks for such great inspiration!


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