Meal Planning Monday ~ We Heart Pinterest!


This week’s blog post is by Leah Kelley.

            Where do you find recipes?  I find a lot of mine on Pinterest.  I might be slightly addicted to Pinterest, but that’s another blog post…  I have discovered so many great cooking tips and recipes there.  For example, I am now able use a can of crescent rolls for just about any meal, appetizer, or dessert, all thanks to Pinterest!  I thought it would be fun to base my weekly meal plan on the recipes I’ve found on Pinterest.  (See I told you I might be addicted!)  I picked recipes that I already have all the ingredients for, with the exception of cilantro.  I’ve also included the links to the original blogs from which the recipes came.  Who knows, you might find a new food blog to follow!

Monday ~ Hearty Black Bean Quesadillas

Tuesday ~ Make Ahead Unstuffed Shells

Wednesday ~ Cream Cheese Chicken Chili

Thursday ~ Classic Southern Fried Shrimp with Sweet Potato Fries.  I picked up the fries at the Dollar store, so we’ll see how they are.

Friday~ Leftover Night

Saturday ~ Parmesan Chicken Cutlets, Honey Balsamic Carrots, and Mac n Cheese

Sunday ~ Slow Cooker Ham and Beans with Sweet Cornbread


Make Ahead Unstuffed Shells by Kraft


4cups medium pasta shells, uncooked

1lb. extra-lean ground beef

1 jar (24 oz.) marinara sauce

1 tub (10 oz.)  PHILADELPHIA Original Cooking Crème

1/3cup chopped fresh basil

1/4cup KRAFT Grated Parmesan Cheese

1-1/2cups KRAFT Shredded Mozzarella Cheese with a TOUCH OF PHILADELPHIA

COOK pasta as directed on package, omitting salt.  Meanwhile, brown meat in large skillet; drain. Stir in marinara sauce; simmer on medium heat 2 min. Remove from heat.

DRAIN pasta.  Mix cooking crème, basil, and Parmesan in large bowl; stir in pasta.  Spread half the meat sauce onto bottom of 13×9-inch baking dish sprayed with cooking spray; cover with layers of pasta mixture and remaining meat sauce.  Sprinkle with mozzarella; cover with foil.  Refrigerate up to 24 hours.

HEAT oven to 375ºF.  Bake casserole, covered, 40 to 45 min. or until heated through, uncovering after 30 min.