Menu Plan Monday - October 24 - 30

>> Monday, October 26, 2009



This coming Saturday is Halloween!  Yay!  I love Halloween, okay let's face it I love any holiday.  Any excuse to do something fun and different is a good excuse in my books.  So this week the kids and I will be making caramel apples, roasting pumpkin seeds, they have asked for more caramel corn, and I will also be making special Halloween cake pops for Bean to take to school on Friday. Look for a post about those on Thursday sometime. 

 
 Part of our All Hallow's Eve supper 2 yrs ago

On Friday we will be doing our traditional All Hallow's Eve supper.  Every year I make something gross, well it doesn't taste gross but the name usually is, for supper on the night before Halloween.  Halloween evening is just too busy running around getting costumes on and going to the mall for Trick-or-Treat, pop home for a quick bite to eat, then we head out into the neighborhood for some more Trick-or-Treating.  Do you do anything fun or extra special for Halloween?

Here's what we're eating this week:

Breakfast: - Toddler Menu
Monday: Yogurt, toast & juice
Tuesday: Whole grain waffle, pears and 1/4 cup milk
Wednesday: Cottage Cheese-n- fruit, cinnamon toast squares (whole grain bread lightly toasted)
Thursday: French toast, peaches, and 1/4 cup milk
Friday: Cream of Wheat (w/cinnamon & organic sugar), fruit and 1/4 cup milk

Mid-Morning Snack: - Toddler Menu
Monday: Orange Slices & 1/4 cup milk
Tuesday: Cereal snack & 1/4 cup milk
Wednesday: Muffin & 1/4 cup milk
Thursday:  No-salt bread sticks & hummus dip
Friday:  Fruit slices & 1/4 cup milk

Lunch: - Toddler Menu
Monday: Grilled Cheese, 1/4 cup strawberries and 1/4 cup milk
Tuesday:  Whole Wheat cheese pizza, soft cooked veggie sticks & 1/4 cup milk
Wednesday: Pasta & peas, cheese dough sticks, diced fruit & 1/4 cup milk
Thursday:  Salmon cakes, green beans, diced peaches & 1/4 cup milk
Friday: Macaroni & Cheese, 1/4 strawberries & 1/4 cup milk (I'm going to try to pack a cool Halloween lunch for the big kids - not sure yet what all I will make.  Thinking carrot & raisin salad for one thing - orange & black...)

Afternoon Snack: - Toddler Menu
Monday: yogurt & graham cracker
Tuesday: no-salt bread sticks & hummus dip
Wednesday: Homemade Applesauce
Thursday: Orange slice & 1/4 cup milk
Friday: Apple Oatmeal Cookie & 1/4 cup milk

Supper for Everyone:
With printable recipe cards (click pics to save and print) & links to original recipes where noted.

Saturday - Chicken Noodle Soup (with homemade noodles)

Sunday - Leftover soup

Monday - Smothered pork chops, mashed potatoes, & green beans


Tuesday - Meat Pie & salad


Wednesday - BLT's or Grilled bacon & cheese sandwiches (DH doesn't care for BLT's), chips

Thursday - Calzones & garlic bread


Friday - Cheesy Monster Eyes (Cheese stuffed shells w/ an Italian meatball for the eye) Snakes on a Stick, Vampire Cookies (some sort of vegetable or salad - trying to come up with some yucky name)


What are you cooking this week?  Need more ideas for menu planning?  Head on over to Laura's at I'm an Organizing Junkie for hundreds of meal plans.

2 comments:

Rona's Home Page October 26, 2009 at 9:05 PM  

How fun for your family that you love making fun meals.
I used to make Valentine heart pancakes when our son was growing up.
Looks like you have a yummy week planned.
Have a great Halloween or Harvest Festival!

Kim October 26, 2009 at 9:15 PM  

Wow! What an awesome menu plan, it looks like a lot of work goes into it. Thanks! I love the toddler meals and snack ideas. I am in a rut with meals for my 2 year old so it's nice to have some new ideas. :)

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