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Sunday Morning Fun & Menu Plan Monday: Week of November 3, 2014

November 3, 2014

Hope everyone had a happy, healthy, safe, and fun Halloween! My girls had a blast trick-or-treating with some of their little friends and collecting candy. Once they went to bed, mommy and daddy had our fill of what they collected ūüėČ ¬†Don’t worry, we saved them some! The rest of the weekend was treat-filled too with mini-muffins at brunch Saturday and a birthday party with cupcakes on Sunday.

To balance out all these fun foods, we did our best to make the other meals a little nutritionally sound¬†– apples and grapes for snacks and leftover quinoa casserole for dinner. Plus we had some fun in the kitchen. I had a bowl full of shredded carrots that I didn’t use for Friday’s moo shu chicken (2 large carrots shredded made a lot more than I needed!), so it was the perfect time to¬†make these Carrot Cake Pancakes, which I came across a few weeks ago from fellow Recipe ReDux participant Marisa at Uproot From Oregon. The girls gave me a hand in the kitchen by pouring ingredients, cracking the eggs, whisking the batter, and setting the table. They were such good helpers!

cooking with kids

The end result was a Nutritioulicious batch of pancakes, which we served with part-skim ricotta cheese or plain yogurt and some seasonal fruit. Lick Lips

menu plan monday

Now to this week’s menu!

Menu Plan Monday

Week of November 3, 2014

Monday: Leftover Moo Shu Chicken and Vegetables over Brown Rice

Tuesday: Miso-Glazed Cod with Chili-Lime Roasted Butternut Squash and Garlicky Green Beans

Wednesday: Vegetarian Chili with Pumpkin Cornbread

Thursday:¬†¬†Leftovers for the family; I’ll be at a Blueberry Council dinner!

Friday:¬†Soy-Marinated Flank Steak with Shorty’s Quinoa and Roasted Broccoli and Parsnips

What are you eating this week?

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Linking up at Org Junkie’s Menu Plan Monday.

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  1. Love seeing these photos and how you topped the pancakes – now I’m craving a stack with some maple syrup and ricotta on top! Chili lime roasted butternut squash sounds like a fabulous side for the week.

    Thanks again for sharing your photos and for linking back to my recipe!

    1. You’re welcome! It was delicious and so much fun to make with the kids! As for the chili-lime butternut squash, it’s a fan fave – definitely give it a try!