My Monday Menu Plan: Back to School

Garlic Bulb

Garlic Bulb
Garlic Bulb

This week is back-to-school in our household, and I thought it would be nice to have a couple of the kids’ favorites. While on vacation, we used a couple pounds of our Morris Grass-fed ground beef for tacos and sloppy joes, and I think I will bring those items back this week. Maybe a large batch of sloppy joes so I can tuck some away in the freezer for later!

Our box from Two Small Farms contained many staple items this week, which allows me a lot of flexibility in menu planning. In addition to a bag with Garlic and mixed Onions, we also found Tomatoes, Strawberries, Green Onions, Carrots, Potatoes and Cabbage. I managed to score an extra cabbage (or two), so I will be putting up a batch of sauerkraut today. It needs a couple weeks to sit and meld before I can make my favorite Pork Chops and Sauerkraut.

Here is my menu plan for the week of August 23:

Monday: Sloppy Joes, carrot sticks, special first-day-of-school dessert treat

Tuesday: Leftovers

Wednesday: Roasted carrot soup, corn bread muffins, sliced tomatoes

Thursday: Tacos with a Rancho Gordo Bean Pot, chopped tomatoes

Friday: Movie night and takeout

What is on your menu plan this week? Any special back-to-school favorites?


  1. Can I come over on Thursday? 😉

    Here in Kuching, the primary school year actually starts in January. But Annie just started a new semester at the university. We made our Chinese Beef Tendon Stew on Sunday; it will last 3 days.

  2. Kitchen Gadget Girl

    you are welcome anytime!

    I am a big fan of leftovers during the school week, makes hectic days much simpler. Beef Tendon stew sounds great; I have random beef parts from my purchase, I will have to check out the recipe…

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