As I started planning out this week’s menu plan, I realized that I completely forgot to post our family’s meal plan from last week. Between a snow day last Tuesday and a busier-than-usual week for our family, we had mostly simple meals to streamline our schedule.
Two weeks ago, I tried my hand at an Ethiopian meal for the first time. I made Doro Wat (a chicken dish), Iab (a cheese sauce), and Injera (a spongy flatbread). I was pleasantly surprised that everyone really liked the both the chicken and the flatbread. While they weren’t crazy about the cheese, my husband and I absolutely loved it. And putting it all together…just yum!
Now that I’ve ventured outside of my comfort zone, I’m feeling much more ambitious to tackle other new recipes. It’s my goal to experiment with foods from other cultures and nationalities not only to introduce our kids to new recipes, but also to tie in with our lesson plans throughout the school year as well.
Here’s what we have planned for this week’s meal plan:
Monday – waffles, scrambled eggs, oatmeal casserole, fresh fruit (per request for our youngest son’s 13th birthday)
Tuesday – Skyline Chili night!
Wednesday – leftovers
Thursday – marinated chicken, spinach salad, brown rice, fresh fruit
Friday – baked salmon, steamed broccoli, quinoa
Saturday – spaghetti with ground turkey, spinach salad, breadsticks
Sunday – white chicken chili, fresh fruit, baguettes