Meal Plan Monday and Happy Halloween!

Hi Friends!  We had a big weekend of Halloween festivities, and Lord, we still have tonight to go!!  My little cuties are Anger, Joy, and Sadness from Inside Out, and Scott and I even joined in on the fun yesterday for our church Trunk or Treat! 🙂

The kids were really into their characters, haha!

So this week has several quick and easy options, since nobody wants to sit down for a big dinner right before trick-or-treating, am I right?!  So here’s what we’re eating this week:

Sheet Pan Chicken and Black Bean Nachos

Our church Trunk or Treat ran from 5-6:30 yesterday, and we ate hotdogs while we were there.  I knew, though, that we were all going to need just a little something else once we got home, and I wanted something that I could put together easily.  We had leftover grilled chicken from Saturday night, so shredding it up, and throwing it over tortilla chips with black beans, corn, pico de gallo, jalapenos, and a ton of cheese sounded perfect.  I baked it on a big sheet pan, and we each just ate what we wanted right off the pan!  It was delicious, easy, and filled us up after a fun evening.

Pizza on Halloween Night!

It has become a tradition for us to make Halloween night a pizza night!  Like I said, nobody wants to sit down to a big dinner before you go out trick-or-treating.  And I am busy getting costumes on, and faces painted, and all the prep that goes along with Halloween, that I don’t want to have to be prepping a big meal that nobody wants to eat anyway!  So the past 4 years or so, we have just eaten pizza before we go out, and it works out just fine.

Parmesan Crusted Tilapia, Sauteed Zucchini, and Mushroom Rice

I made this parmesan crusted tilapia a few weeks ago, and it was SO GOOD!  Super easy, the kids loved it, and it didn’t take much time at all.  That makes a winner for me!  This mushroom rice recipe sounded good too- I am omitting the jalapeno since I didn’t think we needed the spicy component, but I think the mushrooms and a bit of soy sauce will add a bit to regular ole rice.

Ham Steak, Sauteed Cabbage, and Mac and Cheese

Simple family fave.  We have a half a head of cabbage left over, so we’re going to saute it up.  I love sauteed cabbage, but I rarely think to make it!  We had it a lot when I was growing up, and have always been a fan.  Add the kids favorite mac and cheese, and we’ll have a quick and easy winner.

Lasgana Soup

From here on out, until the springtime, we’ll be having soup at least once a week!  This lasagna soup is so, so good, especially the scoop of gooey, cheesy goodness at the bottom of the bowl.  Scott is not a big fan of sausage, so we sub in ground beef, but I think it’s just as good.  It’s warm, comforting, and filling.  This is the dinner I am most looking forward to this week!

That’s our plan for this week.  What are you eating for dinner?  And Happy Halloween!!!

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