Monday, November 1, 2010

Menu Plan Monday

Can you believe it's already November 1st? October went by so quickly!

How was your Halloween? We had such a great time. On Friday, Army Man and I went with some friends to see Saw in 3D. What better way to kick off Halloween weekend than to see a slasher film? On Saturday, our community observed trick or treating hours. Army Man and I dressed up to hand out candy while Bayberry and Fancy went trick or treating with friends. Later, we all met up at a Halloween party and had a fun evening. Finally, our holiday weekend culminated in a scream fest at a haunted farm. Just adults, no children. I screamed a lot, got some special cuddles in the haunted barn by various axe murderers, and came home a bit hoarse. What a great weekend! Here we all are in our costumes:

Fancy made a pretty convincing spectre.

I loved Bayberry's eyes here. She wore some long false lashes that really added to the cat look.

Army man as grandpa. He scared most of our trick or treaters with this mask!

Finally, yours truly. The kids weren't so frightened of me. Note the rolled stockings. Oh, and on my head, that's my hair, not a wig. It took at least an hour to roll it and turn it grey. Some dollar store reading glasses on a beaded chain and a cane completed my look.

Lots of folks took our picture that night. :)

Did you dress up? Go to a party? Tell me about your Halloween!

On to the menu plan...

Breakfasts will include pumpkin pie oatmeal (recipe follows), pancakes, scrambled eggs & toast, yogurt, Cheerios (Publix has them buy one get one free through Tuesday!), and fruit.

Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal
serves 1

What You Need:
  • 1/2 cup old fashioned rolled oats
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 Tbsp sweetener of choice
How it's Done:
  1. Combine all ingredients in a small sauce pan with high sides. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer five minutes. Remove from heat and let stand three minutes before serving. My kids love this with a bit of whipped cream on top. I like it plain for a low fat, high fiber breakfast.

Lunches will be posted at 360 Lunch Boxes.

Dinners this week:

  • Spinach-Feta Pasta
  • Beef Tacos
  • Slow Cooker Vegetable Lasagna
  • Slow Cooker Chicken Burritos
  • Chicken Stroganoff
  • Chicken Fried Steak (made healthier!), Pepper Popovers, Mashed Potatoes, and veggies
  • Leftovers
Planned Baking:
  • Pumpkin pudding

For more menu plans, visit I'm an Organizing Junkie every Monday. Stop back by for recipes throughout the week.


Jenn said...

You all look great!! Hope you enjoyed the night!!

Anula said...

I have something special waiting for you:
Cheers :)

Jenna said...

My 16yo son & I are totally delighted by your costume. :)

Michelle said...

=D thanks, Jenna!

TheMenuMom said...

MMMMM I'm going to have to try Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal! YUM!

Simply Life said...

I love the costumes! Too fun!

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