Meal Planning Monday #300

Meal Planning Monday

It’s almost Halloween!!!

How fitting is it that my 300th Meal Planning Monday should fall on a holiday week?  You know how much I LOVE holidays!  Clearly, it was meant to be!!  Since it’s the beginning of a holiday week, our whole meal plan is inspired by one of the most fun nights of the year.  From my table to yours, happy eating!

Beef & Veggie Pasta

Beef & Veggie Pasta for your Monday.  It’s easy, it’s hearty and it’s always a family favorite at my house!

Brunswick Stew

Okay, I feel like we need to go all in on Halloween week with a “spooky” sounding supper.  My Brunswick Stew is perfect for the occasion!

It’s kind of amazing to me how much I make these Beef Enchiladas.  They’re just so easy and ALWAYS a hit!

It’s HALLOWEEN!!!!  Tonight, you have to pick one of the entrees on my Wickedly Delicious Halloween Menu!!

Chicken & Wild Rice Soup

The day after Halloween, we eat soup.  Anyone else need to lighten things up after October 31?  My Chicken & Wild Rice Soup is a great way to kick off November!

And last but not least, don’t forget about these goodies…

13 Wickedly Fun Halloween Treats

…my 13 Wickedly Fun Halloween Treats are made for this week!

I hope everyone has the BEST HALLOWEEN WEEK!! xo

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  • Reply Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog October 28, 2019 at 5:10 am

    Mmm, everything looks delicious! Especially the post-Halloween soup, weirdly enough! 💕

    Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog

  • Reply Elyssa October 28, 2019 at 8:05 am

    Hey what’s the different between your chili soft tacos and your Skillet Tacos? They both look so good and I was trying to decide on a taco recipe for tonight.

    • Reply Mix and Match Mama October 28, 2019 at 9:06 am

      I haven’t looked back at them to specifically compare, but I love both!!

  • Reply McClain October 28, 2019 at 8:15 am

    Yay for 300! I love these posts so much! They simplify meal planning for me! Quick question though I have your Chicken Parmesan on the menu for tonight but I just realized we are out of Italian seasoning? Is there something I can sub for it? Or should I go get Italian seasoning?

    • Reply Mix and Match Mama October 28, 2019 at 9:06 am

      What other seasonings do you have? A little garlic powder, dried rosemary, basil, thyme and/or oregano would all work together!

  • Reply Teresa October 28, 2019 at 8:16 am

    Hey shay can you do a “what do my kids eat in a day” post.

  • Reply Lea October 28, 2019 at 8:37 am

    Hey shay did you ever do a double batch with Mel from Larson lingo? I was trying to find a post where you did since you did all your other pajama guest.

    • Reply Mix and Match Mama October 28, 2019 at 9:05 am

      I’m pretty sure I did!!

      • Reply Haddee October 28, 2019 at 9:23 am

        Do you have the link to it? I love her recipes and wanted to see how you mix and matched one of them. Thanks I have looked everywhere but can’t find it.

  • Reply Heedee October 28, 2019 at 12:32 pm

    Hey shay Your family seems to eat amazing but I was just wondering you you guys ever eat fries? I saw in a post once you talked about alexia fries out of the freezer section but how often do you eat those? Like once every 2 weeks? I am trying to make a healthy plan when it comes to that stuff.

    • Reply Mix and Match Mama October 28, 2019 at 1:18 pm

      I just had some for lunch, so YES!! We do eat the Alexia sweet potato ones, but I legit had Chick-fil-a ones just now for lunch. We eat them in moderation and not that often, but when the mood strikes us, we sure do!

  • Reply Deedee October 28, 2019 at 12:40 pm

    Hey shay my family recently tried your lemon poppy seed spinach salad and we loved it! It’s now going to be part of our rotation. Since we loved your recipe so much we wanted to share our families favorite salad recipe that we make all the time ( we literally make this every week-haha) we call it candy salad because of all the colors.
    Candy Salad:

    – 1 bag (6-8 cups) washed arugula
    – 1 package cooked Israeli couscous
    – 1/3-1/2 cup dried cranberries
    – 1/3-1/2 cup slivered, toasted almonds
    – 1.5 cups shredded cheese (mexican blend works well)
    – 1 bag, thawed, roasted corn
    – 1/2 container Trader Joes Bruschetta sauce

    1) Mix ingredients and enjoy. If preparing ahead, add arugula right before serving and a little more dressing.

    Bruschetta Sauce
    1/3-1/2 c olive oil
    4 T balsamic vinegar
    2 cloves chopped garlic
    1 cup tomatoes, chopped finely (I like grape tomatoes in this)
    1/4 c finely chopped basil

    • Reply Mix and Match Mama October 28, 2019 at 1:17 pm

      Awe!! Thank you so much!! This is too kind of you!!

      • Reply Deedee October 28, 2019 at 3:05 pm

        Do you think this is something you guys may try? We hope you do!

  • Reply Smithfield family October 28, 2019 at 3:23 pm

    Hey I had your Crispy Shrimp Tacos on the menu for Wednesday but now my family says they don’t feel like tacos! I was really looking forward to these and I already bought the shrimp. Is there something else I could serve the crispy shrimp over other than a tortilla?

  • Reply Maddison October 28, 2019 at 6:36 pm

    Hey shay I need some help in the baby name department. We have twin daughters named Blayke Louise and Esme Grace. Our last name is Fay. We are expecting another little girl in only 3 weeks. We are going to use the middle name Katherine but we are trying to decide on a first name. The two names we really like are piper and posie. We can’t pick between those though and we wanted to see which one you preferred. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.

    • Reply Mix and Match Mama October 29, 2019 at 4:57 am

      Oh my gosh, those are all such cute names!!!!I think I might like Piper so that they all end in different sounds (verses two of the girls ending in the same sound). Too cute though!!

  • Reply Alivey October 28, 2019 at 6:51 pm

    Hey shay are you guys doing anything for Halloween breakfast? What are you making I’m looking for a special breakfast idea. I was thinking of making your chocolate banana muffins and mixing Halloween m&ms into them. Do you think that is festive? Or what are you doing:)

    • Reply Mix and Match Mama October 29, 2019 at 4:56 am

      I just asked the kids this weekend and they want pumpkin shaped pancakes!!

  • Reply Narci October 29, 2019 at 4:55 am

    That soup looks fantastic! Yum!

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