Meal Planning Monday #297

It’s the first official Meal Planning Monday of October!!

One of my very favorite quotes.

Okay, I am going to try and show restraint today and not make the entire meal plan pumpkin.  #itsgoingtobehard  I would eat “pumpkin” something for supper every night all month long, but I know some of you might not want to do that…so, it’s a good mix.

Today, I have a pumpkin recipe, a slow cooker recipe, an instant pot recipe, a meatless recipe and a fun fall Friday recipe.

Happy Meal Planning!

On Monday, let’s have PUMPKIN!  Tonight, my Chipotle Pumpkin Pasta should be on your menu.  It’s full of flavor but not a lot of heat. It’s perfect for even your littlest eaters!

Beer Cheese Brisket Sandwiches

My Beer Cheese Brisket Sandwiches are the perfect Tuesday night slow cooker supper!  You can make them slider sized or big sandwiches too.  Either way you do it, you’ll be glad you did!

Mmmmm!  I love Sausage, Peppers & Onions for dinner!  If you don’t have an instant pot, no worries!  You can make this version instead!

Butternut Squash Mac & Cheese

Mmmmm!  ‘Tis the season for butternut squash!  My Butternut Squash Mac & Cheese makes the perfect vegetarian supper or side.  If you’re looking for an easy protein recipe to serve it with, try this one HERE.

Mummy Meat Pies for the WIN this Friday night!  They are like mini Sloppy Joes and go excellent with a side of Hocus Pocus movie watching 🙂 .

And last but certainly not least, Oreo Pumpkins are the cutest and easiest Halloween treat for your weekend!  Adults and kids alike will love these!

Happy October, friends! xo

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  • Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog October 7, 2019 at 4:47 am

    Love the orange-coloured recipes! Feeling all the fall vibes! 🙂

    Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog

  • Narci October 7, 2019 at 5:34 am

    That Mac and cheese looks amazing! How delicious!!!!!

  • Francine October 7, 2019 at 3:28 pm

    Hi shay
    The butternut squash Mac and cheese looks amazing! My parents are coming over for dinner tomorrow and I am now planning on making it. I have two questions though.
    1) At my grocery store they sell canned butternut squash purée. Just like Libby’s pumpkin. Would it work if I used that in my Mac and cheese?
    2) Both my parents love shrimp. If you were picking one of your shrimp recipes to go with the Mac and cheese which one would you suggest?

    • Mix and Match Mama October 8, 2019 at 4:42 am

      Yes, I think that would be perfectly fine! Now, I personally don’t know if any of my shrimp recipes would compliment the mac and cheese. I would probably just grill it to go on the side!

  • Queeny October 7, 2019 at 3:37 pm

    We loved your instant pot sausage peppers and onions so much! we are new to the instant pot and I am now thinking about trying Mel from the Larson lingo’s recipe for Instant pot Korean Beef. Have you tried any of her instant pot recipes yet? Were they good?

    • Mix and Match Mama October 8, 2019 at 4:41 am

      I haven’t, but I need to! I’m still not pulling my IP out as much as I probably should.