Gentle Readers, it promised to be another action-packed week here for Team Practical Cook. Leading off, Halloween. As the parent of two trick-or-treaters, I have optimize for last-minute costume prep AND a meal that will offset the sugar bomb that is to come.
This week is pretty straightforward due to pending travel. Our job will be to dutifully report on it. Game on.
Here’s how it’s shaking out, with this week’s Weekly Menus:
And the Four-Square Grocery Shopping List:
Which all means:
Sunday: Dine Out
Field Research in Progress!
Monday: Dine Out
I already know this will be the Whole Foods takeout meal. Nothing is easier while still taking a swing at healthy.
Tuesday: Salad for Dinner
I will transform Monday’s meal to sit atop the family salad that comes with.
Wednesday: Faux Nuggets and Broccoli
Vegetarian junk food and the vegetable they always eat. Some padding for the sugar bomb that is to come. Assuming we all still have power after the storm of the century. Again.
Thursday: Breakfast for Dinner
Eggs work. We made some beautiful omelets last week. Well not at all beautiful, but stuffed full of vegetables, and that is attractive by itself.
Learning that burger night is ideal to feed omnivores and veggies at the same time. Just put something different on each bun! Of course, the Juniors have gone crazy for Portobella Mushroom caps right now. Try them out if you haven’t. They work.
Saturday: Dine Out
What do you serve on Halloween to prevent sugar shock? Post your ideas in the comments section below!
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On Wednesday, Trader Joe’s Pumpkin Pancake Mix Reviewed! (And a recipe.)