Sunday, August 26, 2012

Menu Plan–August 26

Here we are – the start of another academic year.  Last week was spent gearing up for the new year.  Two days of faculty retreat (including a session led by yours truly), followed by exited freshman arriving to campus, was enough to get me ready for another year. 

Menu planning during the school year is different than the summer months, as we are more constrained by time.  So – quick meals, and menu items that can be prepared ahead of time make a big difference.  Last week, we pilot tested some recipes – especially some new lunch ideas I’m looking forward to sharing with you.  To see a recipe from the collage below, click on the image that interests you. 

This week, the back-to-school menu is in full swing.  I spent about three hours in the kitchen today making lunch items, and getting our kitchen ready for a busy week.  Here’s what we’re planning to eat:

Whole Wheat Oat Bread with Blueberry Butter {new}
Leftover Ratatouille & brown rice
Neighborhood Spaghetti Feed {bring these caprese rolls)

To do: Thaw banana bread, thaw chicken, make brown rice & broccoli & breakfast bars

Monday {First Day of Classes!}
Honey Whole Wheat Banana Bread {new}, fruit & yogurt
Broccoli, Brown Rice and Black Beans with Cheddar Cheese
Balsamic Crusted Chicken & Grilled Veggies with Wild Rice

To do: Grill extra chicken breasts

Granola and blueberries
Chicken Parmesan Sandwiches {new}, Sweet Potato Fries

White Whole Wheat Blueberry Buttermilk Pancakes with Blueberry Sauce
Mixed Roasted Veggies & Pasta, Broccoli

To do: Dice extra veggies for breakfast, shred some extra cheese

Veggie Scramble
Simple Chicken Wraps, grilled veggies {leftover}
Grilling – Turkey Burgers, Pickles & sweet corn on the cob!

To do: Thaw burger buns, thaw pizza sauce

Granola and blueberries
Grilled Pizza, green beans

To Do: Make bagel dough, thaw sausages,

Homemade bagels, blueberry butter
Clean out the fridge
Lazy Sunday Casserole {new, carryover}, veggies

Applesauce {freezer}
Raspberry Rhubarb Breakfast Bars
Yogurt with fruit
Dried Fruit

Here’s to the start of my third year as a professor!  How time passed so quickly, I do not know.  We’re just taking things one week at a time, and enjoying every bite along the way. 

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1 comment:

  1. For some reason your blog keeps dropping off my reading list. I noticed last week when I did the awards you were not there and re-added you. Then today I went to see your menu and again you were not to be found. Strange.

    Hope your first day goes smoothly.


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