Meal Planning Monday #258

Meal Planning Monday

It’s the first Meal Planning Monday in December!

I don’t know about you, but things are getting all sorts of crazy (and fun!) around here right now.  Between the parties, the school performances, and all that other holiday cheer, we have a lot going on…which means, dinners need to be EASY!  Let me introduce to my friend Meal Planning Monday.  All the easiest recipes for one fantastic week!

Happy December, friends!

Saucy Cranberry Meatballs

We have to kick off December with something cranberry, right?!  My Saucy Cranberry Meatballs are super simple to whip up (like legit, so easy!) and very tasty too!

French Onion Soup

One of our faves, French Onion Soup.  Simple as that on a Tuesday.

Chicken and Broccoli Bites

My Chicken & Broccoli Bites can be a little appetizer…or a super easy supper.  Make these, watch Christmas with the Kranks and be happy it’s December!

Cowboy Stew

Cowboy Stew for the win on Thursday!!  I love “stews” that use ground beef!

Italian Wedding Soup rounds out our week!  It’s prepared in the slow cooker, so it couldn’t be EASIER!!


Candied Jalapeno Cheddar Sausage Balls

Okay, my Candied Jalapeno Cheddar Sausage Balls work for both an appetizer or a breakfast.  These bites are SO GOOD!  A little sweet, a little spicy, a whole lot of delicious!

Gingerbread Cookies

And if you really want your house to smell like the season, then bake up a batch of my Gingerbread Cookies!  I had one with coffee just last Thursday.  They’re so good and easy to bake too!

That’s it for today!!  I hope you’re listening to carols and getting into the spirit wherever you are! xo

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  • Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog December 3, 2018 at 4:40 am

    Can’t wait to see all your hearty winter recipes this month, Shay! Everything looks so warming to the tummy and the soul! 🙂

    Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog

  • Erika Slaughter December 3, 2018 at 4:50 am

    Ahhhh!!! Your French Onion Soup is one of my very favorites!

  • Narci December 3, 2018 at 6:41 am

    That stew looks delicious! We are adding that to our menu ASAP! Yum!

  • Alexis deZayas December 3, 2018 at 6:59 am

    Love stews and soups this time of year!! I just had chili (in the instant pot!) last night!

  • Brittany December 3, 2018 at 9:50 am

    Have you tried the French Onion Soup in the Instant Pot?

    • Mix and Match Mama December 3, 2018 at 11:42 am

      I haven’t!!

  • Christina December 4, 2018 at 9:47 am

    If you were making the chicken and broccoli bites for a gathering could you freeze them? If you can would you freeze them before or after baking them? Thanks!

    • Mix and Match Mama December 4, 2018 at 10:14 am

      I probably wouldn’t freeze them…but if I did, I would freeze them before I baked them.