Monday Menu

We are way ahead of the game, here, and if I don’t watch it, I could get pretty smug. By Saturday afternoon, not only was the weekend’s menu all planned, but all of next week’s, too! AND the grocery shopping was done, AND the freezer was cleaned out. By Sunday afternoon, the Hub had already cooked the soup and pasta sauce for later in the week, and had dinner well on its way. The Hub took the lead on all these tasks, but I washed a lot of dishes and cleaned the gunk out of the bottom of the freezer drawer. I’d say we’re even. If I make some dessert, he’ll say we’re even.

Monday: Mote pillo (an Ecuadorean hominy dish), green salad

Tuesday: Garlic-Potato Soup, kale chips

Wednesday: Rustic Slow-Simmered Tomato Sauce with Meat, pasta, broccoli, Halloween candy for dessert

Thursday: Quiche (I’d like to try this crust recipe, but will streamline the rest), Carrot Salad with Creamy Lemon, Yogurt & Chive Dressing

Friday: Chili (I don’t exactly use a recipe, but this one is the same general formula), tortilla chips, fruit salad

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Monday Menu

Do you have a special dinner planned for Halloween, or at least something you can heat up after trick-or-treating?


3 responses

  1. Chili and cornbread is the traditional Halloween fare at our house, but I usually try to do something festive for the grown-up desserts. My favorite was a ghoulish monster red velvet cake with an avocado frosting. I think this year, because the costumes will be completed an unprecedented 3 days early (yay, me!), I’m going to go old-fashioned and make my grandmother’s caramel popcorn balls.

  2. Chili is my default Halloween meal, too (but I’ve never made popcorn balls!). But I’m excited that this year the meal is already made (well, I’ll have to boil some pasta)–can’t get easier than that! I’m making the chili on Friday, when we have to squeeze our meal in between gymnastics and karate.

  3. I love how your meal planning always has some interesting ethnic dishes 🙂 For Halloween, we’re going to have slow cooker vegetarian chili with sweet potatoes, and cornbread on the side! I wanted to make a dessert with Halloween Oreos, but could not find them anywhere in Hawaii, isn’t that strange? The closest I could come was peanut butter oreos, so I’ll see what I can come up with to use those 🙂

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