Monday, November 4, 2019

Weekly Eats: Halloween Cupcakes and Sloppy Joes

A weekly round up: eats, watches, and reads.  I came down with a cold this week which knocked my interest in meal planning down to zero.  But even so, I tried a new spaghetti squash recipe, made Halloween cupcakes, and my husband got a craving for sloppy joes.

We had a Halloween treat bakeoff at work, so I whipped up some chocolate cupcakes and frosting.  Here's what else went down this week:

Monday: avocado toast

Tuesday: breakfast burrito

Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday: cereal bar, string cheese, can tell that the cold put a dent in my appetite.

Sunday: my now go to race day breakfast: banana, Clif bar, UCAN

Monday, Thursday, Saturday: the peanut noodles that I made last week...just yum

Tuesday: veggie burrito

Wednesday: quickie quesadilla

Friday: lunch at work

Sunday: leftover pizza

Monday (family meal): the menfolk ate off of their rotisserie chicken, I had a salmon bowl

Tuesday (family meal): I was home sick all day, so I had time to cook up the spaghetti squash that I got last week and made Jessica's Three Cheese Spaghetti Squash.  The guys had mac n'cheese and nuggets.  Yes I offered to share the spag squash and no one took me up on it.

Wednesday (date night): a repeat of last week's meal, grilled cheese and tomato soup

Thursday (family meal): Costco orange chicken and egg rolls

Friday (family meal): pizza

Saturday (family meal): I was starting to feel better but my meal planning mojo was spent.  I didn't have a clue what I wanted to eat let alone what three other people wanted to eat.  Hubs came up with the idea of sloppy joes.  I started thawing the ground beef and he went out to the store to get buns.
And here we have a super easy meal that the adults loved and the kids want nothing to do with.  Growing up the only place that sloppy joes existed was the school cafeteria and it turns out it's the same for my stepsons.

Sunday (family meal): leftover clean out.  The kids happily finished the orange chicken and the adults cleaned up the rest of the sloppy joes.

Caught up with How to Get Away with murder, other than that the TV didn't get much use.

I'm back on my streak of rereading an old favorite for every new book that I read.  This time it's Only With A Bargepole by Joyce Porter.


  1. We're transitioning to cold weather foods here, although last night I had my hubs grill halibut. It will probably be the last time this year!

    1. I just realized that using the grill is kind of like deciding whether to run outside or use the treadmill...there's a point where it's just too cold and with the time change, just too dark

  2. I love the idea of reading an old favorite to accompany a new book. I might need to do that soon.
    Your peperoncini with your pizza made my mouth water. <3
    Somehow avocado toast has bypassed sushi as my "Can't live without" food.

    1. I can't lie, I'm almost happy that no one else in my family will eat the peperoncinis. Their loss is very much my gain.