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1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

Monday, October 25, 2010

Menu Plan Monday October 25-31

Here we go! The beginning of the whirlwind of holidays! We've come up with our own way to celebrate this time of year. Here in Texas, we had always gone to a Harvest Festival hosted by our church. However, we lived in an Amish town in Indiana a few years back where trick or treating was impossible. The closest neighbor was about a mile away and I'm pretty sure, while incredibly hospitable, the Amish do not have bowls of candy waiting for trick-or-treaters. Seclusion became the mother of invention!  Sometimes we dress up, sometimes not but our Harvest Feast has become our yearly tradition! We just stay home, watch movies and EAT! Definitely a family theme, huh? We make mummy dogs, eyeball soup, orange or root beer floats, cupcakes, caramel apples, pumpkin roll and any other kind of treat we can think of and then we eat ourselves into a sweet, sugary oblivion.

However you plan to celebrate the season, my family wishes you a safe, happy and delicious holiday!!!

Since the kids will probably want to eat the rest of the week, too here's my plan....

A picnic dinner since we're out late for dance and then scouts.

BBQ rib sandwiches
Cheese and fruit

King Ranch chicken (from the freezer)
Creamed corn

Ice cream! Yep, it's 99 cent waffle cones at TCBY...our after dance class tradition.
If we're still hungry we'll work on the leftovers in the fridge.

Dijon mustard glazed pork tenderloin with cabbage and apples

Family Fun Night!
Homemade pizza and boneless teriyaki wings

Chicken and dumplings

Harvest Feast!
Mummy dogs - hotdogs wrapped in refrigerated bread stick dough (leave a little gap near the top for eyes), bake according to package directions. After removing from oven add mustard or ketchup dots for eyes.
Eyeball soup - tomato soup with "eyeballs" floating in it. To make eyeballs, hollow the center of a mozzarella pearl and insert a Spanish olive.

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Happy eating! Wait til you see what I'm up to my eyeballs in this week from the garden!!


  1. Julie, What a fun idea, eyeball soup! Who knew!!!!!
    I love your great menu and your fun wednesday night supper!

  2. What a great family tradition you have. I also love that eyeball soup.

  3. Oh I would love to see a picture of your harvest feast! Looks like a great week.

  4. Looking for some good meal ideas. Happy Menu planning. Have a great week.

    Nina (Author)

  5. I'd love it if you'd consider linking a post with a recipe for 8 or more servings to my Potluck Saturday link-.


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