Meal Planning Monday #188


Meal Planning Monday

Happy happy happy Monday!

It’s  Meal Planning Monday.  Five simple recipes, one little lunch (or side dish!) and a sweet treat for your week.  It’s summer and I don’t know about you, but I do not want to be stuck in the grocery store forever or behind my stove.  These little dinner recipes will get you in and out of the market in no time flat PLUS they’ll be on your table in minutes.  Enjoy!

Meatballs & Tortellini Bake

My Meatballs & Tortellini Bake happened one night by accident and it ended up being a dinner blessing.  Load everything in your skillet and bake.  Simple and delish!

Chicken Bean & Rice Taquitos

Mmmmm…I bake up these little taquitos and serve them with guacamole.  Chicken, Bean & Rice Taquitos are made for busy weeknights (or lazy weeknights…either one!).

Shrimp Risotto

My kids are obsessed with anything shrimp, so my Shrimp Risotto is always a big hit for supper.  If you’ve never made risotto before, DO NOT PANIC!  It’s so simple!  I think risotto gets a bad wrap for being difficult…but friends, it’s a snap to make!

Honey Pecan Chicken Thighs

My Honey Pecan Chicken Thighs recipe was one of the most beloved recipes from last year.  It’s so simple to make, crunchy, a little sweet, tender and full of flavor.  Bonus, if you’re not a chicken thigh family, you can make this recipe with chicken breasts too (or do a combo!).  Either way, your family will swoon over this scrumptious supper!

Sweet Corn Topped Burgers

And it wouldn’t be a summer Friday night without a burger.  My Sweet Corn Topped Burgers cannot be missed.  Friends, make these.  This week.  Seriously.  I promise you will LOVE this burger recipe!

BBQ Ranch Pasta Salad

Now this little recipe can be used a few ways.  You can whip up my BBQ Ranch Pasta Salad and serve it as a side (like with my Honey Pecan Chicken Thighs!) or make a batch and have it for a light lunch or vegetarian supper.  I can’t get enough pasta salad recipes this time of year and this one right here…totally makes my little heart happy.  (PS: to see even more pasta salad recipes, like my favorite five, click here!)

And last but not least…a festive little dessert recipe for your week…

Red, White & Blueberry Coconut Parfaits

…my Red, White & Blueberry Coconut Parfaits are just what you need the week before July 4th.

Have a wonderful Monday friends!  See you back here tomorrow for another yummy recipe and you can also catch me tomorrow morning at 10:00 on Today!

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  • Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog June 26, 2017 at 4:39 am

    I feel so hungry seeing some of these pictures. The pecan honey chicken thighs look so good – will definitely be trying the pecan honey taste out!

    Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog

  • Alexis deZayas June 26, 2017 at 4:46 am

    Honey pecan chicken thighs sound so good!!

  • Narci Dreffs June 26, 2017 at 6:55 am

    Oh, this all looks so good! What a perfect summer menu!