Meal Planning Monday #302

Happy Monday, friends!

We have been talking a lot over here about the veterans in our family who we love so much, and my kiddos actually wrote letters to our patriarch veteran this year to let him know how thankful we are for his service.  I’m giggling because…

…the only way I can think to describe Roy Lowe is that he’s freaking amazing.  He’s 94 years old, a Marine and former pastor who is TOUGH AS NAILS.  I know right now my dad and his two sisters are reading this and saying AMEN out loud.  Papa, as he’s affectionately referred to, served us proudly in World War II and to this day lives by the Marine Corps Values and the Bible.  The man broke his leg a few years ago RUNNING in the park (yeah, at his age!) and army crawled the three miles back home for help.  He’s tough as nails, but OH SO SWEET too!  Roy Lowe loves his family BIG TIME and if you were to ask me what I admired most about him it’s his dedication to the Lord and studying his Bible (I have few memories that don’t involve watching him read his Bible with highlighter in hand) and how much he loves his Mandy (my grandmother).  So, on this Veterans Day, a huge thank you to my grandpa and all the other men and women who have so bravely served our country.  God bless each and every one of you.

This is my one and only post today because I’m back on the road!  Today, I get to do something super cool that I’m really excited about…and even though the timing wasn’t great with my other trip being just last week, I’m happy I agreed to go.  Make sure you check out my Instagram/Stories today to see what I’m up to.  In the meantime, I have five yummy suppers perfect for those cozy, dark nights and one bonus breakfast/dessert recipe too.  I’m here all week, so make sure you come back tomorrow.  In the meantime, here’s wishing you the best Monday! xo

Buffalo Chicken Chili

I say you kick off your Monday with a bowl of my Buffalo Chicken Chili!  You’ll be happy you did!

Beef & Rice Skillet Supper

Mmmmm…my Beef & Rice Skillet Supper is like the perfect meal for me.  I love it when everything is cooked together on the skillet and topped with cheese.  Add a salad and you’re good to go!

My Quick Cajun Pasta is just what your Hump Day calls for!

Cowboy Stew

I love walking in the door after sports/dance/speech and my house smelling like stew.  My Cowboy Stew is so simple, so delish and perfect for November!

And finish off your week with my Bacon & Pumpkin Pasta!  I love, love, love pumpkin in a savory dish!

Pecan Streusel Cinnamon Rolls

For either breakfast or dessert this week, you should try my Pecan Streusel Cinnamon Rolls.  All you need is a cup of coffee and you’ll be in heaven!

That’s it for this Monday!  I hope you guys have the best start to your week.  See you tomorrow!

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  • Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog November 11, 2019 at 4:51 am

    Thanks for the delicious recipes, Shay! The bacon and pumpkin pasty sounds fun and very fall-appropriate! 🙂

    Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog

  • Erika Slaughter November 11, 2019 at 6:28 am

    Happy Veteran’s Day to your Grandpa!!

  • Narci November 11, 2019 at 6:30 am

    Those cinnamon rolls look fantastic!! Yum!

  • Sheaffer Sims November 11, 2019 at 7:31 am


  • rita cross November 11, 2019 at 12:09 pm

    Oh my gosh – these recipes all look so good. I don’t know which one to try first!!

  • Jaime November 11, 2019 at 3:46 pm

    Hey shay did you ever end up rescheduling/ having Madeley’s Peppa Pig Party?

    • Mix and Match Mama November 12, 2019 at 10:59 am

      She opted for something else instead 🙂 .

      • Jaime November 12, 2019 at 2:53 pm

        Are you going to have a post on what she opted to do?

  • Harriet November 12, 2019 at 3:12 pm

    Hey shay if you were picking one of your bunt came recipes to make for a 5 year olds birthday party which would you pick? I’m going to make a bunt cake for London our 5 year olds class birthday party. Which one do you think kids would think is the best?

    • Harriet November 12, 2019 at 3:12 pm

      Meant bunt cake recipes

    • Mix and Match Mama November 13, 2019 at 9:52 am

      Awe! Well, I think the Fruity Pebbles one is always a favorite because it’s bright, cheery and very delicious!