Halloween II

(Collector's Edition) (1981) Jamie Lee Curtis

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Halloween

(Two-Disc Special Edition) (2007) Malcolm McDowell

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DreamWorks Halloween

Double Pack (Scared Shrekless / Monsters vs Aliens: Mutant Pumpkins From Outer Space)

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History of Halloween

The Haunted History of Halloween (History Channel) (A&E DVD Archives) (2005)

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Return to Halloweentown

(Ultimate Secret Edition) (2006) Sara Paxton

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The Day After Halloween

(Katarina's Nightmare Theater) Sigrid Thornton

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SpongeBob SquarePants

Halloween (1999) Tom Kenny

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Halloween III

Season of the Witch (1982) Tom Atkins

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Playhouse Disney Halloween

(Just Say Boo/A Spookie Ookie Halloween) (1998) Cole Caplan

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Halloween

25 Years of Terror (2006) John Ottman

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Health and Fast recipes for the week (10-15 min preparation)?

I have kids and need quick recipes for the week

2 Responses to Health and Fast recipes for the week (10-15 min preparation)?

  • musicimprovedme says:

    Mac and cheese with octopus hot dogs

    Box or homemade mac and cheese, prepared as directed.

    Then slice hot dogs the long way eight different directions until about an inch from the end, and cut 2 dots for eyes and a smily slit across the inch part where the hot dogs are held together. Boil them and the "legs" will squiggle and the face will become more pronounced. Prop the hot dog on top of a serving of mac and cheese. Serve frozen peas or raw shortcut carrots on the side.

    Ramen with black beans and garlic. Ramen noodles, drain, then add butter and seasoning packet, along with some crushed garlic, and a can of drained black beans.

    You can also serve black beans with mini shell pasta or similar size pasta to the beans, easier to eat with a spoon.

    Foreman makes quick work of a chicken breast or a pork chop, or a minute steak or ham steak. You can marinate the meat ahead in anything with a flavor you enjoy. Salad dressings, fruit juices will give an interesting flavor. Serve with a bag tossed salad and a slice of french bread.

    You can make dinner prep an event with make your own pizzas, may take a little more time but it is quality time with your kids, can do this once in a while to cut into story or TV time. Prepare a few different toppings ahead of time, make or buy mini crusts, or french bread or bagels, eng muffins, and let kids top their own and help you bake them. You can also make a holiday pizza with homemade dough shaped like a Christmas stocking or a bell, or a star…I did a jack o lantern pizza once for Halloween, sauce and cheese first, then toppings…pepperoni strips made the "longitude" lines all over the pumpkin, peppers filled in the stem, and olives filled in the mouth and eyes.

    Grilled PBJ are really good.

    Grilled cheese with canned soup and raw veggies or a salad.

    Breakfast foods are pretty easy and satisfying for kids. Omelets, pancakes, biscuit sandwiches, breakfast burritos.

    You can make taco meat ahead and serve tacos quick.

    Pitas with tuna/chicken/egg salad.

    You can make a finger food tray: Salami, ham, baloney, roast beef, any or all cut in interesting shapes or wedges or rolled and stacked. Ditto for a couple different kinds of cheese, kids love mozz and cheddar and mont jack and may enjoy swiss. You can add crackers to your tray, and or sprinkle a couple handfuls of pretzel sticks and/or goldfish on top, and tuck in some small bunches of grapes or slices of apple or pear and some baby carrots. Serve the whole thing in the middle of the table, and offer toothpicks and napkins and let the kids take whatever they want.

    I have mentioned a couple things that you can do ahead of time. It would be considered an investment, really thinking forward, to do this as much as possible. Whenever you are in the kitchen, try to accomplish 3 types of tasks before you clean up and leave:

    1. Tasks to get tonight’s meal on the table (boil the noodles, make the salad)
    2. At least one task to get something started for the next day (make the jello, thaw the meat, mix the pancake batter)
    3. At least one task to toss in the freezer or otherwise store for further down the line (chop and freeze a couple onions, make a double batch of whatever is for tonight and freeze one, make a batch of bread crumbs, boil and bone a chicken and freeze portions for soup, brown the hamburger.

    I can’t say enough…if you make anything that requires any time or assembly whatsoever, make at least a double batch and freeze the second portion. This is a great idea for chili, meatloaf, spaghetti sauce or marinara, taco meat, any cut of meat like a roast or a bird, bbq, etc.

    Here is about 2 hour’s work that will have you in convenience food for about 3 months.

    Buy about 20 lbs of hamburger. Get every pan on every burner going. Brown it all. Add garlic, onion, beef cubes to it all. Then divide that in half in two big pots. Add tomato sauce to one pot until you have a sloppy sauce. Then split that off in 3 different directions and add the unique ingredients to make spaghetti sauce (italian seasoning, diced tomatos), bbq loose meat (ketchup, brown sugar and smoke flavoring) and chili (chili powder, canned pinto, kidney, or black beans). Separate those sauces into mealsized portions for your family and freeze them flat in labelled ziplock bags…and then clean up your pans.

    The other batch of hamburger (without tomatos added) can be split in half to be used as seasoned beef crumbles (leave as is) and taco meat (chili powder and some prepared salsa.) Likewise package in mealsized labelled zipper bags and freeze flat.

    This sounds like an awful lot of work but it is working ahead of yourself. If you work ahead it is easier to deal with each moment. Think of all the nights when all you have to do is thaw a portion of this food out and add it to something to make a really simple meal.

    I know it seems like a lot to think about doing all this at one time but you aren’t always busy if you are in the kitchen. Food has to simmer, bake, etc. If you devote kitchen time to ONLY kitchen time, not checking the scores or email, not watching tv or playing, or folding laundry, you can get a lot of things going in your kitchen.

    The couple extra minutes you take to add a little more to the current task (need an onion? Chop 5 and freeze four) will come back to you because you already have the tools out, the mess started, you might as well make it count more than once. Consider it an investment and overdo as often as possible. You will have meals or head starts on meals waiting for you after a while and by breaking up tasks in different chunks of time, you can serve more complicated food, much of the prep will be done, you just have to heat it up or throw it together.

  • sclady62001p says:

    make you a salad put packaged chicken(already cooked) you can find it in sandwich meat dept. cut chicken up in your salad top with bacon bits,cheese and your choice of salad dressing can eat with captain waffers .healty and fast you have your vegetables, meat and dairy hope if you try you will enjoy

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