Meal Planning Monday #290

It’s Monday!

Today, I’m excited because thanks to a sweet reader recommendation, I’m going to put a twist on our meal planning for the week 🙂 .  This week, I asked the five people in my family what their favorite recipe was and that’s what my suggestions are for the meal plan!  Plus, I threw in my favorite dessert recipe this time of year to round things out.  I hope you love their “favorites” as much as they do!

Ready, set, here we go…on Monday, Andrew suggests you make…


This has been Andrew’s very favorite recipe for like 15 years.  My mom used to make this when we were growing up, and it’s still such a favorite of mine too.  My Mom’s Meatloaf is exactly what your Monday needs!

Mac & Peas

My Madeley suggested mac and cheese, so here is my recipe for Mac & Peas!  You could always throw in some shredded rotisserie chicken to give this supper some protein for your Tuesday!

On Wednesday, you need to whip up my Cilantro Lime Shrimp Pasta.  Smith’s answer was “pasta with noodles” and I was like “any specific recipe” and he was like “all of them!”.  So, you should try this one!

Spinach & Swiss Meatballs

I have approximately 4 billion meatball recipes on here, so when Ashby said that her favorite recipe was “meatballs”, I wasn’t surprised.  We are meatball people!  My Spinach & Swiss Meatballs over Quinoa is a great weeknight supper!

And finally, on Friday, Kensington wants you to enjoy…

Provolone Lasagna

Provolone Lasagna!  We had this for the millionth time last week, and it’s always, always, always a fave!

My recipe for the week?  A dessert that screams “welcome to fall”…

Apple Hand Pies

…my little Apple Hand Pies 🙂 .

That’s our family’s version of Meal Planning Monday!

I hope you all find something yummy on here to make this week! xo

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  • Erika Slaughter August 19, 2019 at 4:38 am

    Sign me up for that lasagna!!!

  • Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog August 19, 2019 at 5:02 am

    I love the idea of having one person’s favourite meal every day of the week! 🙂

    Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog

  • MelanieL August 19, 2019 at 8:52 am

    Such a fun lineup of family favorites! Don’t you love knowing there’s something you make that your family will talk about for years and want you to make when they come visit as adults…at almost 40 years old I still get to pick what my mom makes for my birthday dinner each year. So special! 🙂 My family loves your Coach’s Stack!

  • Carrie August 19, 2019 at 11:21 am

    I think we are going to try Mac and peas! Gotta sneak in veggies where I can.

  • Angela Ellingson August 20, 2019 at 8:06 am

    The fam did a fantastic job! These all sound delicious!

  • Ariana Green August 20, 2019 at 8:43 am

    I made the meatloaf last night for my family and it was a HUGE hit, we ate the whole thing!! I normally don’t like meatloaf but your recipe just looked SO good! Thank You!

  • Sheila DeSpirito August 20, 2019 at 11:53 am

    LOL! I’m beginning to know your family well. Before I looked to see what Andrews favorite
    meal would be I said Shay’s moms meatloaf. I was right. I remember long a go you mention this in a blog
    post. I’m happy you posted the recipe again. Thank you! Sheila

  • Paige Wright August 21, 2019 at 6:32 pm

    I made your Cilantro Lime Pesto Shrimp Pasta tonight. Since I knew I would have a busy afternoon I bought the Kale,Cashew and Basil Pesto at Trader Joe’s when I bought my shrimp. I just added some parmesan cheese to it. It was delicious. My entire picky family ate it whoop whoop. Thanks so much for this recipe!

  • VANDA K CHISM August 24, 2019 at 9:22 pm

    Have you ever thought about doing 100 meatballs like you did on the bundt cakes and bars? I think it would be very very yummy