My boys have been home on a fall break from school since having a half-day last Thursday and are still here with me today. I love having them around but I’m looking forward to a few days that are back to a normal routine plus having the computer all to myself again later this week! We did better than I thought the last week with our menu plan. The bacon wrapped chicken was such a huge success that even the picky 7-year-old rated it a “6” and ate it all. Of course, that meant we had no leftovers to serve on the night I set aside for serving leftovers and the plan went downhill from there. I’m trying for a fun Halloween/pumpkin theme in the meals this week. We’ll see if it happens.
Steak Soup (carried over from last week). Jack O’ Lantern Grilled Cheese Sandwiches for the boys (basically, I use triangle cookie cutters to cut a face in the bread). We will probably also spend part of today making these pumpkin pretzels that I found on Pinterest.
Jack O Lantern Stuffed Peppers, Skeleton Cookie Cake (Sugar cookies cut into bones put together with a skeleton head. I’m planning to send the leftover “bones” in their school lunches on Halloween.)
Dinner at relatives. They’re serving Pizza. I usually take a dessert/thank you gift of some sort for their hospitality. I have no idea yet what I’ll be taking them this time.
Porkchops and baked potatoes
I also plan on making sure that the breakfasts and lunches this week are protein packed to counteract some of the sugar! I honestly don’t worry much about all the candy though. We usually have Halloween candy left at Christmas so I know they won’t make themselves sick eating it all in one or two nights. If you celebrate Halloween, are you planning any special meals for the week?