31 Days of Frugal Paleo | Chicken Fingers with Cauliflower Poppers

October 16, 2013

Sometimes I just need to be honest, like right now, this is going to be real honest. 

Teaching is sucking the life out of me right now. 

With Compass looming over ever teacher in the state's heads, heightened behavior problems due to where I'm at now, and just being at the defeated part of hitting the 5 year mark.... I'm mentally done. 

I don't talk about my job much on here and for good reason, I'm not one of those "teacher" teachers. I don't live and breathe it. Seriously I chose the career because I could get a Master's in it before Jeremy started his specialist. 

Now after two major moves, 4 schools, and a curriculum overhaul I'm exhausted. 

I'm sick of being the "new" teacher. Teachers who have taught less time than I have tell me, "Oh you're just having to deal with this because you're new." Well, yes, I may be new here, but I'm not new

Nearly ever year has felt like my first year of teaching simply because we've moved, or I've been transferred because of district shutdowns and the new ones were moved around. 

I just want to be in a room that "my room" and have students that don't give me a run for my money because I'm new. I had really hoped that after moving I would get settled and want to stay where I am, but I can't really imagine it at the moment. Hopefully that will change before the end of the year, but as for now I am at the end of my rope and am totally out of ideas. 

It just seems to be "one of those years." 

Now that I got that off my chest, I just really needed to be transparent about something I'm struggling with right now. If y'all think to pray for me this school year I'd so covet your prayers. It's just tough. 


Now for the actual 31 Days.

Today's recipes are a favorite and I cook them probably every other week. Since there is nothing I change in them I'm just giving you the pin so you can check them out yourself. 

I normally make my own almond meal/flour, it's cheaper and much easier. 

You may want to make Paleo ketchup to go with this, I adore ketchup on these poppers. Jeremy thinks I'm gross, but it's so good.