Wicked Wizard’s October Menu

What to do when it’s Halloween and you need to make your weekly, make it goolish, of course!  Each family member got to choose two dinners this week. To make it fun, I had them write their food choice on a slip of paper with a spooky twist.  The three delighted in designing their creative menu items. Items include:

Menu

Monday: Mongolian Death Worms in Basilisk Blood (Spaghetti with dream field pasta) E

Tuesday:  Pumpkin Taco Tarts S (Made with beans, low carb tortillas and mozzarella cheese) Made with our new pizza creation as the taco tarts. *See Recipe Below

Wednesday: Devilish Delight (Chili and Bean Soup) E *See Recipe Below

Thursday: Slimy Pickles with Squiggly Mac Salad (Trim Mac Salad Page 181 from The Trim Healthy Cookbook)

Friday: Monster Eye and Spider Crawling Pizza & Movie Night (S).  There are a couple new recipe’s for crusts in the book Trim Healthy Table that we’ve been meaning to try!

Saturday: Mommy Dogs  with Witch Fingers (Green Fries)(S), Our green fries are simply green beans or zucchini strips cooked in the air fryer a perfect alternative french fries.

Sunday: Haunted Halloween Tea with Eye balls (deviled eggs) and Grizzly Gorp (Cheese and Wasa crackers)

For my Sweet Tooth

Pumpkin Gummy Candy I’ll be using the tart cherry recipe but with pumpkin juice to make these gummy candies.

Creamy Pumpkin Chocolate Fried Taco (S) 

  • Haunted Halloween Tea with Eye balls (deviled eggs) and Grizzly Gorp (Cheese and Wasa crackers) S
Insta-Pot Pizza Chili
  • 2 pound ground turkey
  • 1 medium onion diced
  • 1 tsp butter
  • 2 cans RoTel Diced Tomatoes with Green Chilies
  • 2 cans of the following beans (Black, any kind of White & Kidney)
  • 1 – 2 Tablespoons chili powder (depending on how spicy you like your chili)
  • 1 Tablespoon cumin 
  • 1 Tablespoon Italian Seasoning
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 cup chicken stock
  • Himalayan salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 cup chicken stock low sodium
  • 3 ounce can of tomato paste.
  • 2 cans of sugar-free pizza sauce

Press Sauté button and add butter and onion and ground turkey. Once the onion and turkey has been cooked, turn off Sauté mood and add the rest of the ingredients. Close lid and pressure cook on chili at High Pressure for 30 minutes, followed by Natural Release. Open the lid carefully.

New Crust Creation:

  • 2 cups mozzarella cheese
  • 1 tablespoon cream cheese
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup baking blend
  • 1/4 cup psyllium husk
  • 1/4 cup nutritional yeast
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese
  • 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning.

Place the both the mozzarella and cream cheese into the microwave for a 1 minuet and 1/2. Add the remaining ingredients and mix well.  If the dough is to soft, add more parmesan cheese or baking blend until easy to roll out. Place the dough between to pieces of parchment paper. I prefer to use a fondant roller to stretch the crust or you can use a rolling pin. Cook at 400 degrees for 10 mins until browned.  Place desired toppings on crust and cook for an additional 10 minuets or until the cheese is browned.

Our Chilly October, Warm up Menu

This weeks menu is ready! We follow the guidelines of Trim Healthy Mama developed by Pearl Barrett and Serene Allison and we encourage you to check out their websitebooks and various social media platforms.

Menu

Monday:  Pumpkin Mung Dal Curry (E) *See recipe Below then Add a large plate of Greens

Tuesday:  Saucy Stir-fry Chicken (E) page 72 of the book, Necessary Food by Brianna Thomas

Wednesday: Loaded Sweet Potatoes (E). So delicious and so very easy to make.

Thursday: Everything Bagel Dogs (S), Low Carb and flavorful options for your easy hot dog night.

Friday: Carb Friendly Pizza & Movie Night (S).  There are a couple new recipe’s for crusts in the book Trim Healthy Table that we’ve been meaning to try!

Saturday: Cicken Alfredo over Zoodles (S) page 72 of the book, Necessary Food by Brianna Thomas

Sunday: Chicken Broccoli Rice Casserole (E)- Page 62 the book, Necessary Food by Brianna Thomas

For my Sweet Tooth

Cherry Crisp (E)- Reading through this blog post, I didn’t realize cherries had so many health benefits.  Even if you don’t create this tasty treat, I encourage you to click the link to read.

Pumpkin Bread! (S)

Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookies

Ingredients

  • 2 cup Instant Oats
  • 1 cup THM Baking Blend
  • 1/2 Cup Sprouted Rye or Spelt flour
  • 2 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1 tsp Baking Soda
  • 2 tsp. Ground Cinnamon
  • Pinch of Sea Salt
  • 2 tbsp. Organic, Unsalted Butter, Melted
  • 1 Tablespoon Black Strap Molasses
  • 1 Tablespoon Honey (optional)
  • 4 Egg Whites (or 3/4 cup)
  • 1/4 cup pumpkin
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1/2 cup Swerve

Other Optional Items to Add to your mix:

  • 1 cup Finely Diced Red Apple
  • 1 cup Raisons
  • 1 sugar-free chocolate chips

Directions:

  1. Mix together the dry ingredients: oats, baking blend, four, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and salt. Set aside.
  2. In a separate bowl, combine the melted butter, egg whites, molasses, pumpkin, honey and vanilla and swerve.
  3. Mix the wet and dry ingredients together, then add in any of the optional items.
  4. Preheat the oven to 325.
  5. Line a baking sheet with a silicone baking mat, scoop out a tablespoon for each cookie. Bake at 325 for 13-15 minutes then cool for 2-3 minutes before removing from the cookie sheet.
Pumpkin Mung Dal Curry (E)

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Mung Dal
  • 2 cups chicken stock
  • 1 cup pumpkin
  • 1 onion
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • dash of cayenne
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1st garam marsala powder
  • 2 tsp curry powder
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 1 tsp butter
  • 2 tomatoes chopped

Directions:

Set the Instapot on the saute mode. Add the 1 tsp. of butter and onion.  Cook onion until tender.  Add in spices (cayenne, cinnamon, nutmeg, marsala powder, curry & turmeric) cook for about 30 seconds to 1 minute. Turn off saute.  Add the remaining ingredients (Mung Dal, chicken stock, pumpkin, almond milk and chopped tomatoes).  Cook on manual for 10 mins.  Quick release pressure.

Our Weekly Menu from our 5 & 7 year old

This weeks menu is ready! We follow the guidelines of Trim Healthy Mama developed by Pearl Barrett and Serene Allison and we encourage you to check out their websitebooks and various social media platforms. Our two youngest flipped through our cookbooks to come up with this menu!

Menu

Monday: Mama Mia Meatloaf (S), Page 214 of the book, Trim Healthy Table This is Pearl Barrett and Serene Allison’s newest book and it is filled with yummy delicious wholesome recipes to try. We had a request this week for steak from our middle daughter.  Our kids love black olives so I bet this meal will be a winner.

Tuesday:  Slow Fajitas (S or E) page 53 of the book, Trim Healthy Table.  It’s Taco Tuesday in the house!

Wednesday: Cheesy Chicken Spaghetti Casserole (S) page 120 of Trim Healthy TableMade with THM Noodles, I may have to keep the noodles and chicken separate for the kids. But, this meal looks amazing!

Thursday: Trim Mac Salad (S), Page 181  of the book, Trim Healthy Mama Cookbook.  This is a family favorite!

Friday: Carb Friendly Pizza & Movie Night (S).  There are a couple new recipe’s for crusts in the book Trim Healthy Table that we’ve been meaning to try!

Saturday: Spinach and Sausage Quiche (S) Page 150 in the book Trim Healthy Mama Cookbook

Sunday: Breakfast for Dinner (E)- Waffles! Blender Freezer Waffles page 336 in Trim Healthy Table

For my Sweet Tooth

Low Carb Rolls (E)- This recipe calls for two eggs which would make it a crossover so I’ll add extra egg whites to stay within an E.

Creamy Pumpkin Chocolate Fried Taco (S) 

The Teal Pumpkin Project

The Teal Pumpkin Project

 

A little food for thought. Halloween is fast approaching and our littles will be out parading their creative costumes and celebrating fall in style. But, what about all the littles with allergies?  As a teacher I had so many young ones with a variety of food allergies. Some broke out in hives others had sever responses that required a tag-a-long Epipen.  It really didn’t hit home until our first born started having reactions to foods as early as 9 months. Now our sweet girl has to carry her Epipen and we, like many, have to read the back of packages for ingredients that might cause a reaction.

A couple years ago I was introduced to the Teal Pumpkin Project and ordered bracelets to help support and spread awareness.  Over the years the project has grown.  So when a friend of mine posted a picture of teal pumpkins at her local Target in Florida, I decided to make a trip of my own. We are thankful that our local Target not only Teal Pumpkin supplies but also an allergy free selection of goodies for our Trick or Treaters. See a teal pumpkin on the porch in your area? Thank them for supporting allergy awareness! For more supplies, just type Teal Pumpkin Project into Google and you’ll see a variety of goodies for sale!

Target for the win!  Thank you for supporting allergy awareness! Speaking of food, we also found these savory costumes!