Monday Menu – October 27, 2014

Good Morning!  I hope you had a wonderful weekend!  The Teens had a 4-day weekend and we were lucky enough to have beautiful weather the entire weekend. We cooked on the grill (those days are numbered!) and got some chores done around the house (think leaves, lots & lots of leaves).  It looks like we have more nice weather ahead this week – woo hoo!  I’m definitely going to enjoy it because I know the snow is going to start flying soon.

Halloween is on Friday.  I’ll be making our traditional dinner:  Mummy Dogs and Mac ‘n Cheese.  Not the most nutritious meal, but The Teens still enjoy it.  I have tried to “healthy” it up a little over the years, and I now use the Hebrew National hot dogs and homemade (or Annie’s) mac ‘n cheese.  Do you have any traditional Halloween meals?  Please share if you do!

Still looking for a little Halloween inspiration?  Check out my Halloween Fun Pinterest board for some fun party, costume and decorating ideas, and of course, good eats.

Glenwood Springs (and all B Week) Basketeers:  Contributions are now open for the Nov. 1 Distribution.  In addition to the awesome Conventional baskets, the following add-on items are also available in limited quantities:  Organic basket, lemons, blackberries, Lunchbox pack, Stew Pack, Herb Pack, Pizza Rounds (I can’t wait to try these!), Pinto beans, Tortilla Sampler, Cherry Pecan Granola, Sourdough bread and Multigrain Bread.  Place your contribution here:    Contributions close at 10:00 p.m. Tues.  New to Bountiful Baskets?  Read the New Participant section on the website.  You can also find my review of Bountiful Baskets HERE.

Monday Menu 10-27-14

It’s Monday, and that means it’s time for the weekly menu.  Monday Menu is a weekly feature on A Reinvented Mom. I like to plan a variety of meals, using a combination of family favorites and new recipes. While I do assign meals to days, many times I end up swapping them around as the week unfolds – life happens.  I also like most of our weeknight meals to be of the quick & easy variety. No one wants to spend an hour in the kitchen cooking dinner during the week. It’s a challenge to come up with meals the entire family likes, but it doesn’t stop me from trying.

 — Cheeseburger Wraps.

TUESDAY — Chicken Noodle Soup – I want to try this version.  (11/9/14 Edited to add:  this recipe was a hit across the board for my family and I will make it again.  Make sure you have extra broth on hand because the leftover noodles really soak up the broth.)

WEDNESDAY — Eat Out – attending a fundraiser dinner.

THURSDAY Slow Cooker Ranch Pork Chops.

Slow Cooker Ranch Pork Chops

Slow Cooker Ranch Pork Chops


FRIDAY — Mummy Dogs with Mac ‘n Cheese (this is our traditional Halloween dinner).

SATURDAY — Leftovers.

SUNDAY — Southwest Spaghetti.

SIDE DISHES — Romaine Salad,  Spinach Salad, Mashed Potatoes, Roasted Veggies, fruit.

I’d love to know what’s on your menu this week!  Please share in the comments.

See all of my previous Monday Menus HERE.  For more recipe ideas, follow me on Pinterest HERE.

I’ve linked my menu at the following blogs: Menu Plan Monday at I’m an Organizing Junkie.

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  1. Oh how I wish we had Bountiful Baskets here. I was trying a similar program that is local, but it was just the same old thing over each week and never enough of any one item to cook for a meal, and there are only two of us. You menu looks great.

    • Bountiful Baskets is a wonderful program (and great value, too!). As it’s 100% volunteer run, you could potentially have a site near you in the future. Feel free to email me (click on the envelope icon under the “Connect” box in the sidebar) if you have any questions on getting started. Thanks for stopping by!

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