I am late getting this posted again this week. It's been a busy week.
Here is our menu from last week since I will probably never be organized enough to plan a week ahead. I hope you find some inspiration and I would love to know what you are having for dinner. (I need some inspiration too.) Feel free to share your menu ideas or links to your favorite recipes in the comments.
After trick or treating tonight we were cold and came in for some hot cocoa.
There is nothing like a mug of homemade hot chocolate on a cold Winter night. It is really simple to make. I always use the recipe on the Hershey's Cocoa box. Serve with whipped cream if you like.
Favorite Hot Cocoa
Top of Stove - Six Servings
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup cocoa
1/3 cup hot water
4 cups milk
3/4 tsp. vanilla extract
1. Mix sugar, cocoa and salt in saucepan; stir in water.
2. Cook and stir over medium heat until mixture boils; boil and stir 2 minutes.
3. Stir in milk and heat. DO NOT BOIL.
4. Remove from heat; add vanilla.
Granulated sugar or confectioners sugar
1. Using an electric mixer, whip cream with sugar and vanilla until it reaches desired consistency.
I use 1/2 to 1 tsp. vanilla and 2 to 3 Tbsp. sugar for each cup of whipping cream. You can use more or less sugar and vanilla depending on your preference. Honestly, I don't usuasally measure when whipping cream.
I made the boys homemade trick or treat bags this year. They have already used them a couple of times for Halloween parties and they have held up well. I found some templates for pumpkin carving
and used them for stencils to make the Halloween designs on the front of the bags. I bought pre-cut felt letters to make it easy. I love this owl. I am going to make an owl trick or treat bag for our youngest (next year - he's still young for candy so I didn't stress out trying to get three of these done).
I used a stencil to cut out the design for the front of the bag then I used felt glue to glue the design down.
I bought pre-cut felt squares at the craft store. I used a whole square for the front and back. I cut a square in half legnthwise for the sides. Then I placed the cut side piece on a pre-cut square to cut the correct width for the bottom piece.
I cut two full legnth strips for the handles.
Once you have all of your cut pieces you are ready to begin sewing. First sew the handles to the inside top portion of your front and back panels.
Next sew the sides together leaving a little room at the bottom to sew on the bottom panel.
Sew on the bottom panel and you are done. Happy trick or treating!
My three year old made this in preschool today. I love how the eyes are a little out of place.
We made pipe cleaner spiders and hung them from the ceiling. My three year old is always bringing sticks into the house so I put a stick up on the ceiling and hung a spider from it.
Congratulations to Sara for winning a case of Bare Fruit Apple Chips!
I drove by our local Sonic today and the Sonic sign says 50 cents corndogs all day on Halloween. It also says that kids in costume get a free corndog and drink from 4:00 pm til 8:00 pm on Halloween. Might be a nice way to have an easy dinner before trick or treating.
I did a little searching online to see if these deals are bigger than our local restaurant. It looks like the 50 cents corn dogs deal will be in most Sonic restaurants. I didn't see anything online about the free kids deal, so it might be a local deal only. Check with your local Sonic to see.