Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Happy Halloween Kid Friendly Menu with Recipes

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I made Monster Joes one year for Halloween many years ago and ever since they have become our family's traditional Halloween meal. My 19 year old daughter who is in college, who will be coming home for the weekend, even had to ask and make sure that I was still going to be making Monster Joes. I love these types of family traditions. Who knew this would stick.

Halloween Green Bean Salad
Monster Joes

Halloween Green Bean Salad

Recipe By Cooking light

Serving Size : 8

Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method

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1/4 cup orange juice

1/4 cup white wine vinegar

2 tablespoons water

2 teaspoons vegetable oil

1 teaspoon prepared horseradish

1 teaspoon honey

1 teaspoon Dijon mustard

1/4 teaspoon black pepper


1 1/2 pounds green beans -- trimmed

1 cup vertically sliced red onion

1 cup orange slices

1 cup seedless red grapes -- halved


To prepare vinaigrette, combine first 8 ingredients in a jar; cover tightly, and shake vigorously. Chill.

To prepare salad, steam green beans, covered, 3 minutes or until tender, and chill. Combine green beans, onion slices, orange slices, and grape halves in a large bowl. Drizzle vinaigrette over salad, tossing gently to coat.

YIELD: 8 servings (serving size: 1 cup)


COOKING TIME:3 minutes


calories: 68 carbohydrates: 13.6 g cholesterol: 0 mg fat: 1.4 g sodium: 26 mg protein: 2.1 g calcium: 46 mg iron: 1 mg fiber: 3.2 g

Monster Joes

Serving Size : 8 Preparation Time :0:00

Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method

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1 1/4 pounds ground beef 7% fat, Extra Extra Lean

8 hot dog fat free Ball Park -- sliced

1 cup chopped onion

1/4 cup dill pickles -- chopped

1/2 cup catsup

1/4 cup honey

1/4 cup yellow mustard

2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar

1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

8 hamburger buns Wonder Light

1.Spray a non-stick skillet with no-fat cooking spray, add onions and ground beef. Saute until beef is no longer pink, about 3 to 4 minutes. Drain if necessary

2. Slice up hot dogs in bite sice rounds and chop pickles. Combine sliced hot dogs, pickles, and rest of ingredients in skillet. Cook bringing to a boil, lower heat, and simmer for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Serve on Buns.

Decorate tops of buns with cut up veggies like pepper strips, carrots, olives, cheese to make scary monster faces.

Per serving: 291 Calories; 6g Fat (18% calories from fat); 25g Protein; 39g Carbohydrate; 50mg Cholesterol; 1046mg Sodium

Food Exchanges: 1/2 Vegetable; 1 Other Carbohydrates

1 comment:

Shannon said...

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