It’s not just another Monday in our house. A little someone is turning 4 today! How did she get so grown up already?
This week is happily filled with birthday parties, class cupcakes and her choice of pizza for dinner. Can’t argue with the birthday girl. For her class cupcakes, I made mini pumpkin muffins (nut-free) with cream cheese frosting. The birthday girl requested pink frosting so I used a recipe from Weelicious that colors the frosting with some beet puree. You can hardly taste the sneaky addition of a veggie in the fun frosting.
On our menu plan this week…
Sunday: Italian spaghetti, sautéed zucchini in garlic grape seed oil
Monday: Birthday pizza along with cake and ice cream
Tuesday: Sandwich and Soup night, this mommy is going out with friends.
Wednesday: Beef Stew (if timing is tight, I’ll make it in the pressure cooker)
Thursday: Slow Cooker Coconut Ginger Chicken and Vegetables. One of my all time favorites. It makes a lot so it’s great when you have company, or save half for leftovers.
Friday: Pizza night or CORN if we have too many leftovers by the end of the week.
Congrats to Sandra L. for winning the Kids in the Kitchen Giveaway this weekend!! Happy cooking.
For more menu planning ideas, head over to OrgJunkie’s Meal Plan Monday post.
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Emily Roach is a culinary nutrition expert and works with clients to create a healthy lifestyle design. She loves teaching her kids how to cook, playing tennis and inspiring women to take control of their health. Emily does one-on-one consulting, cooking workshops and speaking engagements.