Menu Plan Monday :: 10.31.2016

Monday, October 31, 2016

Happy Halloween! I sound a lot more excited than I am. Halloween is not one of my favorite holidays. I like decorating, but other than that, I find it stressful since becoming a parent. The whole costume thing always throws me into a panic, but it has gotten a bit easier since my girls have gotten older.

Anyway, we are prepping for vacation, so this week's meal plan is very abbreviated. I thought about not doing one at all, but I know lots of readers are curious about where we eat while we are away. So, this menu plan is a combination of what we'll be cooking and where we'll be eating out.

Here's what's on our plates this week:

Monday - English Muffin mummy pizzas with a side salad. I wrote this post for Jersey Bites several years ago, and it's still our favorite Halloween meal. They are fun to make, and you can customize the toppings for the face based on the meats and veggies that you like.

Tuesday - Lasagna soup. Since we'll be spending the night packing and getting things ready for our house sitters, I'm sticking to whipping up something easy like this lasagna soup. Plus, the leftovers will be perfect to leave in the fridge for the house/pet sitters.
Photo credit: Cooking Classy

Wednesday - Rib City. We are staying in Fort Myers for two nights before we head out to Captiva Island to stay at South Seas Island Resort for a week. Rib City is next to the Embassy Suites where we stay and it's an easy walk. I'm not a big fan of ribs, but the Hubs and kids are, and they've been wanting to try this place for a few years.

Thursday - We are going to the Miromar Outlets to do some shopping. We plan to grab dinner at one the full service restaurants there.

Friday - We'll have a late lunch at the Bubble Room in Captiva, Florida. We generally overeat at the Bubble Room since dessert is a MUST. We are never hungry for dinner.
Photo credit: Bubble Room

Saturday - Grilled chicken with avocado tomato salad. Since our place at South Seas is equipped with a full kitchen, we cook most of our dinners at home. Plus, we like to eat lunch at the restaurant by the pool, so cooking dinner helps to keep our expenses in check. This is an easy meal to pull together after a full day at the pool or beach, wherever we end up that day!
Photo credit: What's Gaby Cooking

Sunday - Linguine with marinara sauce, a salad, and garlic bread. Although we do cook while in Captiva, we do try to keep the meals easy. This one is super easy and doesn't require a lot of ingredients that we won't use again at some point during our stay.
Photo credit: Pioneer Woman
What's on your plate this week? For more meal time inspiration, visit I'm An Organizing Junkie's Meal Plan Monday linkup.

To view all of my menu planning posts, click here. Visit my What's For DinnerPasta, and Soups On! Pinterest boards for even more ideas.

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