It’s been downright difficult getting back into the flow of menu planning this fall! As a result, I’ve been eating too many dining hall meals, and my immune system hasn’t been appreciative.
However, this week represents a transition. Term 1, which included teaching a new “solid” class, with new curriculum, has come to an end. Term 2 will begin this Wednesday, with different challenges. My class schedule is a little lighter, and the farmers’ market season has come to a close. However, it’s time for the rifle team to get cranking, which means coaching every night. And, for a couple of weeks, overlapping Lancer Band preparations for Veterans’ Day. While winter sports seasons do tend to go on forever, I’m excited for this year’s rifle team. We have a couple of very strong leaders returning, and a push towards national rankings for Junior Olympics from a couple of students (plus the success of our first Junior Olympian to compete at nationals last season for motivation).
All of this highlights both the difficulty and importance of getting back on the ball with menu planning. So, let’s get this week’s menu going!
|Mon||Pumpkin Bread||Leftover Pizza||Roast Chicken|
|Fall Weekend Leave – lots of farm errands|
|Tues||Apples||Roast Chicken Sandwiches||Chicken Tortellini Soup w/ Spinach|
|Fall Weekend Leave – hopefully greenhouse work, firewood cutting.
Make Applesauce Spice Cake
|Wed||Applesauce Spice Cake|
|Chicken Tortellini Soup w/ Spinach||Chicken Tortellini Soup w/ Spinach|
Term 2 starts
|Thur||Applesauce Spice Cake|
Baked Potato w/ fixin’s
|Dining hall||Comments Due
X late duty
|Fri||Applesauce Spice Cake|
|Dining Hall||Spaghetti w/ Meat Sauce||Paper for HIST551 Due|
|Sat||Bagels w/ pesto schmear||White Bean Chicken Chile w/ Butternut Squash|
Parmesan Roasted Brussels Sprouts
|Rifle Range Setup
Snow in forecast
Start Sourdough for Philly Cheesesteaks
|Sun||Bagels w/ pesto schmear||White Bean Chicken Chile w/ Butternut Squash||Philly Cheesesteak Sandwiches on Sourdough Baguettes|
|Rifle Team Open House – practice for season begins tomorrow.
Make Zucchini Bread
New from the farm: The garden is finishing a bit early this year, as we work on infrastructure things. Brussels sprouts are coming in, and should appreciate cold weather late this week (we haven’t had a frost yet!). Baby turnips, radishes, a few tomatoes and pepper are hanging in, and we’ll need to pull the basil before late week coldness kills it anyway.
Groceries: Kroger – $67.27 (I stocked up on some things that were on great sales)