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!
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!
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.
Monday – 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!
This 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!
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.