Pear Muffins {Menu Plan Monday, 9/15}

“I’ll climb in the jungle to get some more for you, mom!”

My kids had a blast today catching up on tomato pickin’ after 3 inches of rain in a day and a half halted our harvesting for a bit.  We were back at it this afternoon, gathering apples and okra and lots and lots of tomatoes.  Found a few more bright orange pumpkins, too!

This morning I finished off our pears by creating a healthified (is that a word?) version of this pear muffin recipe.  I got to use some of my very first batch of homemade applesauce! Here’s my new recipe:

Healthified Pear Muffins

  • 1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 1/2 cups unbleached white flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 tsp. soda
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup oil (I used Canola)
  • 1/2 cup applesauce
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 4 cups peeled chopped pears

Combine dry ingredients in one bowl.  Combine wet ingredients in another bowl.  Mix together.  Batter will be stiff and a little dry, but don’t panic!  Fold in pears last… they’ll provide adequate sweetness and moisture.  Fill muffin tins (recipe made 24 muffins).  Bake at 350 for about 25 minutes.  Enjoy!

Sunday, 9/14

  • scrambled eggs with cheese, zucchini muffins
  • cheesy potato soup, pear muffins
  • shredded beef and black bean nachos, smoothies

Weeknight Suppers

  • beans and cornbread (I’ve NEVER eaten this meal before — ever!  Crazy, huh?)
  • cavatini (I’ll post the recipe Wednesday), corn, salad, breadsticks (new to me)
  • Mexican Chicken Skillet, sauteed squash and onions (didn’t get to this last week)
  • pizza braid, apples slices with homemade caramel apple dip
  • game night — leftovers

Friday Post Game Party at Our House! (here’s to positive thinking that we will be celebrating!)

  • shrimp spread with crackers
  • other appetizer-type party foods as I think of them throughout the week…

Saturday, 9/20

  • biscuits and gravy, fried potatoes, scrambled eggs (team breakfast)
  • clean out the fridge
  • out of town for a Juco football game — I’ll pack snacks for the game, including homemade graham crackers that I made for the first time last week.  They are awesome!

Have a great week!  Steal lots of great menu ideas over at OrgJunkie!

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