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Spooktacular Meals For The Littles : {Happy Halloween}

Halloween is in full swing in our house and the kitchen is no exception! If you read my blog, then you already know I am a fan of batch cooking. Meaning, I typically cook my toddlers meals for the whole week at once, depending on what it is. Since Mondays tend to be the day we typically stay home, it works out pretty perfect!

I knew I wanted to incorporate Halloween into her breakfast and lunches for the week. It was also important that I keep the prep work pretty simply for the days that we were out and about. Plus, we are not morning people and she is never a huge fan of eating at that time.

Cookie Cutters are usually my go-to for fun and simple! A few good metal cookie cutters can take a boring meal and turn it into a fabulous creation! So, I grabbed some Halloween inspired ones from the drawer.

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Breakfast

Halloween Cinnamon Sugar Crisps with Ghost Bananas 

Cookie Cutters: A cat, witch hat, and pumpkin

Whole Wheat Tortilla Shells

2 tsp Cinnamon

1/4 to 1/2 Cup Sugar

4 TBS Butter Melted

Bananas

Chocolate Chips

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

My daughter used the cookie cutters to make shapes out of the tortilla shells. Then she dipped them in the bowl of melted butter. Next she pressed them into the cinnamon and sugar mixture. Lastly, we placed them on a a greased baking sheet. Bake for 10 minutes. Let them cool for a few minutes and Enjoy! You can store the remaining crisps in a tubber ware bowl on the counter.  (Note: I got busy and left them in for a few extra minutes and they were much darker then intended. So really pay attention to the timer.)

Cut a banana in half, to create two individual ghosts. Press chocolate chips on the bananas to create the eyes and mouth. Creating the perfect Spooktacular Breakfast!

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Lunch

Mummy Hot Dogs, Apple Teeth, & Pumpkin Carrots

1 Can of Crescent Rolls

Hot Dogs

Cheese

Apple Slices

Peanut Butter

Marshmallows

Carrots

Preheat Oven to 375 degrees. Roll out crescent roll dough. Using a pizza cutter, cut the dough into strips. (Note: My strips did not come out perfect by any means, but the Mummy’s still came out great!) Lay a slice of cheese under a hotdog and wrap the strips of dough around the hotdog and cheese, in a mummy like fashion. Use a little dough to create some eyes. Set them on a baking sheet and pop them into the oven for about 17 minutes or until the dough is golden brown and the hotdogs are hot. (Note: I made five hotdogs, but there was enough dough to use all 8 hotdogs if preferred. Once they were cooled, I placed the remaining mummy’s in a sealed tubber ware bowl. Put them in the refrigerator to have for the rest of the week.)

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We always seem to be pretty busy through the week. So when I plan to do a themed meal that requires a little extra prep, I try to make it as easy as possible. Buying the precut apples is one of those ways! While the hotdogs are in the oven, I pull out the apple slices, peanut butter, and marshmallows to assemble the apple teeth! Using a butter knife, I spread peanut butter on to one side of the apple slices. Line up the marshmallows on one slice and place a second apple slice on top. WALA! Apple Teeth!

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For the pumpkin carrots, I found this easy tutorial from Little Dairy On The Prairie!

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Snacks

Finally, no Spooktacular meal would be complete without dessert! Thanks to my husband for finding these super cute Reese’s Peanut Butter Pumpkin Spiders!

Is Halloween a major deal in your house? What Spooktacular meals do you have planned for your littles?

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Breakfast For Dinner

Over the weekend I was watching the Food Network Channel, as I often do in the evening. Honestly, I don’t even remember what was on and it probably had nothing to do with breakfast. But seeing all the delicious foods got me thinking about breakfast. I love breakfast!

As a kid my mom would make breakfast for dinner on a regular basis. So naturally, when I got married I had visions of doing breakfast for dinner with our children. It was at the mention of this, that my husband informs me he doesn’t like breakfast for dinner. What’s more, he likes very few breakfast items. No pancakes, eggs, or waffles. Just bacon, sausage, and biscuits with gravy. Sausage gravy to be specific.  So, up until a few nights ago we had never done breakfast for dinner in our nearly 7 years of marriage.

Anyway, as I was watching the food channel I began dreaming up breakfast recipes. That ‘s how I came up with Breakfast Egg Rolls! I love a nice crispy, golden egg roll wrap. So of course, the obvious solution would be to make egg rolls stuffed with scrambled eggs, bacon, and cheese with a good bacon gravy dipping sauce. Then, I thought, if  I am making a bacon gravy, I may as well grab a can of Pillsbury Biscuits. Yum!

Breakfast Egg Roll Ingredients:

4 – Egg Roll Wraps

4 – Eggs (Scrambled)

About 1/4 Cup – Shredded Cheddar Cheese

1-2 Slices – Bacon (cooked and crumbled)

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees

Place cooked scrambled eggs in the center of the egg roll wraps. Layer with a handful of shredded cheddar cheese and crumbled bacon. Wet the four corners of each wrap and fold into a burrito.

(I placed the biscuits in the oven first for the recommended amount of time. Then, I placed the eggs rolls on a separate greased cookie sheet along side the biscuits during their last five minutes of cook time. This was a mistake for two reasons. First – it took fifteen minutes for the egg rolls to golden. Second – I love a crispy wrap. Baking them does not give the desired affect. Next time I will fry them in olive oil. It will only take a few minutes and give it the texture I like.)

Overall, I loved the breakfast egg rolls, but I definitely recommend frying them in a skillet on the stove versus baking them in the oven.

Bacon Gravy Ingredients:

Bacon drippings

2-4 Tablespoons -Flour

1 -2 Cups – Milk

Salt and Pepper to taste

Directions:

(I mostly just eye ball this recipe, as I watched my mom make it for years!) Slowly add flour to the pan of bacon drippings over medium heat and whisk continuously. Begin adding milk as need to thin out the gravy so it doesn’t become lumpy. Add flour and milk as needed. Continue whisking. Add salt and pepper to taste. Remove from heat and serve.

Breakfast for dinner was delicious! What creations are you cooking up in the kitchen?

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