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Menu Plan Monday – November 4 – Kid’s Choice!

This menu plan may seem a bit redundant to you.  Let me explain…  This week my daughter has testing all week as a result of our state adopting the Common Core of studies.  Basically, these are national education standards that are assessed in 3rd, 4th, 5th, 8th and 10th grade. She has 5 days of testing next week, and the tests aren’t easy-peasy by any means.  ‘What number is 5/9ths of 45?’ She thought it might be comforting to design her own menu of favorites, so here goes!

Ultra Red Dwarf Japanese Maple

Red Dwarf Japanese Maple

Monday – Shrimp and twice baked potatoes (baked Sunday night during cheap electricity period!)

Tuesday – Jamie Oliver’s Fajitas

Wednesday – Quick meal to go after Girl Scouts

Thursday – Pumpkin Pancakes, again!

Friday – Hot dogs are requested… not sure I am ready for that again, but we do have them on hand and we’ll see how things go!

Have a great start to your week.  If you need more menu planning inspiration, orgjunkie.com is the place to be!


Menu Plan Monday – October 28

Pumpkin Family

I have a couple of Halloween-inspired meals planned this week.  Today is our Trick or Treat day and I am hoping my daughter scores a few Baby Ruth bars for me!  Mmmmm.

PumpkinPancakesMonday –  Pumpkin Pancakes and Sausage… See linked recipe and read the comments section if you are looking for advice on taking this recipe Gluten-Free!  Thanks to reader ‘Jen’!

Tuesday – SCARY Meal… Mummy Dogs (see Pinterest for inspiration), Tombstones (chips or waffle fries) and blood in goblet (cranberry juice).

Wednesday – Kid haircut night, dining out

Thursday – Tuna Salad, Deviled Eggs, Arugula Salad

Friday – Hummus Soup and Naan

For more menu inspirations, head on over to orgjunkie.com!

Pumpkin Pancakes

PumpkinPancakesThis recipe has been handed down through a long series of co-workers and friends.  That is how you know you have a great recipe on your hands!

2 eggs

1 c. milk

1/2 c. canned pumpkin

1/4 c. oil (canola, vegetable, etc.)

1 1/2 c. flour (I sometimes use a little whole wheat pastry flour in there)

1/2 teaspoon salt

3 teaspoons baking powder

1/2 teaspoon each cinnamon, nutmeg and powdered ginger

3 Tablespoons sugar (I use a little less)

Beat eggs in bowl very well until thick.  Stir in remaining liquid ingredients.  Combine dry ingredients.  Add liquid ingredients to dry ingredients.  Cook on hot griddle.  I occasionally need to thin out the batter with another small splash of milk.  Some people in this family have been known to enjoy these with chocolate chips in them!  Thus, I reduce the sugar in the recipe.