Last week I followed the menu plan pretty well. I was especially appreciative that I had extra chicken noodle soup leftover that we ate on Sunday for lunch with grilled cheese sandwiches. I put the leftover soup in the crock pot before we left for church so it was hot and ready when we got home. It’s amazing how planning makes such a difference as we are now trying to eat at home after church on Sundays. I can’t stand walking into the house followed by 4 hungry people if I don’t know what what I’m going to feed them.
Monday – Chicken Alfredo. I got some cheap Alfredo sauce and I’m going to put some chicken in it that I cooked last week when I made the soup. I made the broth for the soup by boiling 7 lbs of chicken breasts. Now I have plenty of cooked chicken for quick suppers.
Tuesday – Jambalaya with sausage. Biscuits.
Wednesday – Crock pot beef in gravy over mashed potatoes
Thursday – spaghetti using my already cooked ground beef
Friday – Eat out!
Saturday – The kids will help me make our fun Halloween foods like mummies, spiders, and worms!
For mummies, we just cut crescent rolls into strips and wrap them around hot dogs. Leave a little space to draw on a face with mustard.
We make spiders by putting pretzel sticks into Ritz crackers with peanut butter in the middle, and then using raisins for eyes.
The worms are the kids faves! I cut up hot dogs into 4ths longways – strips, and then boil them. They get all curly.
We’ve also done black punch by mixing different kool-aid flavors. Then we put it in the punchbowl and I froze water in a plastic glove. I cut off the glove and we had a hand shaped ice cube floating in the punchbowl. The only problem was that the fingers melted really quickly and then we just had a big ice cube. So make sure the kids help put it in, or they may never get the effect.
We’ve also done fingers by cutting knuckle notches in string cheese, and then using half of a black olive for the fingernail.
Sunday – leftovers
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