Spooktacular Fall Favorites Twitter Party: October 20, 2011

Toni Spilsbury:

Author of The Organized Cook offers some great ideas on how to make meal planning budget friendly and time saving. Meal planning has always been too overwhelming and too structured for me to tackle, but Toni talks in her video about some sensible reasons why meal planning could actually save time and money, so it’s totally worth checking out for this mom with a hectic schedule. I’ve always been organized in my planning and prep, yet I feel like I could use some diversity in my selections to spice up every day meals.  And with so many vegetarian substitutes, it’s easy to convert these meat dishes to meatless recipes so they’re suitable for the vegetarians out there like me.

I started by signing up for my FREE weekly meal plan here and I’m subscribed to The Organized Cook™ Weekly Meal Plan to receive the dinner menu of the week, grocery shopping list, cooking instructions and time and money saving tips.

Toni is hosting a Spooktacular Fall Favorites Twitter Party this Thursday to share some creative ideas for Fall and Halloween. To get in the spirit of the Spooktacular event, my kids and I did some experimenting with recipes and planned our Halloween dinner. We decided on a hearty healthy finger food type meal that is easy and fun to make and easy to eat.

Crescent Mummy Dogs with mustard for dipping were a huge hit! And since we are vegetarians we went with veggie dogs.

We tossed a salad with romaine lettuce, cherry tomatoes, shredded carrots and chopped celery, and topped with shredded cheese. To ,make the croutons we took wheat bread and using Halloween cookie cutters we cut out different shapes and baked for 10 minutes on low.

These Chilling Jack-o’-Lantern Smoothies were totally delicious and healthy too. Check out the recipe by clicking on the link above. We topped the smoothies off with some fun pumpkin straws.

Our Spooky Spider Cookies took a bit of a turn on the ingredients called for in the recipe. Since we couldn’t find black string licorice we went with chocolate covered pretzels. We cut off the 3-rounded sides and stuck them in to the orange cream.

Roasted Pumpkin Seeds are a staple in our home on Halloween. We prefer to omit the oil and coat the cookie sheet and seeds with non-stick cooking spray.

Our Halloween Dinner

 To get lots more fun ideas for Fall and Halloween meals, join Toni’s Spooktacular Fall Favorites Twitter Party which will be held on Thursday, October 20, 2011 at:

10-11 PM EST

9-10 PM CST

8-9 PM MST

7-8 PM PST

RSVP here to be eligible to win some great prizes:

Check out Toni’s 12 Days of Thanksgiving for some great ideas on planning, organizing, and enjoying your Thanksgiving holiday so you can create a great meal and have the time to spend with your family and friends.

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