Menu Plan: November 1 - November 7

Hopefully everyone has enough candy that they won't run out tonight for Trick-or-Treating.  It seems like there are hundreds of kids stopping by our house on Halloween.

Several years ago our neighborhood tried to move Halloween to Saturday because it fell on a Sunday night and therefore a school night.  All the crunchy-granola earth mothers in the neighborhood claimed that the kids would be out late and wouldn't be productive the next day at school.  Oddly enough, it recently came to my attention that my small southern hometown has Halloween on Saturday night if the 31st falls on a Sunday because Sundays are church nights.  Yet again, here I am in the middle, neither in the Jesus freak camp nor the crunchy-granola earth mother camp. 

Believe it or not, there are some of us who attend church regularly, eat and grow organic food, and send our kids out in costumes soliciting the neighbors for HFCS-GMO-and-sugar-laden handouts even when Halloween falls on a Sunday.  Once they return with pillowcases full of candy, what to do with that ADHD-inducing booty?

Maybe I can find a way to use it in desserts.
  • Monday
    • Breakfast:  banana-nut muffins
    • Supper:  corn pudding, creamed spinach, roasted pumpkin (it's MFM after all)
  • Tuesday
    • Breakfast:  cereal (as usual since Mr. Gaelic has early morning meetings every Tuesday)
    • Supper:  chili, rice, and toppings of cheese, onions, jalapeños, sour cream
  • Wednesday
    • Breakfast:  sautéed apple slices, cinnamon bread
    • Supper:  scalloped ham-and-potatoes, green beans, glazed carrots
  • Thursday
    • Breakfast:  bagels, cream cheese
    • Supper:  veggie and alphabet-shaped pasta soup, homemade bread
  • Friday
    • Breakfast:  soft-boiled eggs, toast
    • Supper:  shrimp étouffée, rice, salad
  • Saturday
    • Breakfast:  bacon, eggs, grits, toast
    • Supper:  pizza for girls, Mr. Gaelic and I are headed to a Murder Mystery party and are to take a dessert (this might be where the extra Halloween candy gets used if a good recipe can be found)
  • Sunday
    • Breakfast:  pancakes, sausage
    • Dinner:  chicken and dumplin's, kale, stewed tomatoes
Yep, not a lot of desserts served at chez Gaelic.  That's why the kids hoard their candy stashes.  But if the candy is not all eaten by Christmas, out it goes.  Yep, they actually make it last that long.


  1. Oddly once I moved to the City I have not had a trick or treater since 2000.

  2. A very nutritious line up. Good old Southern Saturday breakfast, except I make home made biscuits. Here in my town, last night was Halloween night. Over in neighboring towns, tonight will be goblin night, not a good thing.

  3. Flippin' heck, you live well, can I come over Wifie, and I'll work for you this time LOL