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Menu Plan Monday – Oct 2nd

Holiday Cooking Blogger Style recipe below!

Sometimes I wonder how I ever managed without menu planning. I think of all the times when I was working coming home at the end of a long day and standing there with the fridge door open trying to figure out what to have for dinner. Now I’m at home but if I waited till the end of the day to figure out dinner, it just wouldn’t get made because come 4:00 I’m beat…way to exhausted to have to figure out dinner at that time. So most of the time I use my crockpot and make the meals in the morning when I have the energy and the baby is down for his nap. This week I’m again trying some new recipes. Today I’m having leftovers though cause yep thats right I actually cooked up a storm on Sunday in honor of my son’s birthday. The Bruschetta Bake planned for Tuesday I’ve had before and apparently liked although I can’t Anyway guess what tomorrow is? My 100th post! I can hardly believe it. I am excited to post 100 things about me because I so enjoy reading everyone elses. Until then, here is my menu plan for the week:

Monday: Leftover homemade lasagna with homemade bread
Tuesday: Bruschetta Chicken Bake with baby potatoes and carrots
Wednesday: Slow Simmered Kidney Beans served over rice (this makes enough that I should be able to freeze some) – unable to link up this recipe but it’s from T of H Slow Cooker Classics Pg 58
Thursday: Leftovers
Friday: Slow Cooked Chowder with Buttermilk Rolls (L&T Oct/Nov 06 Pg 33)
Saturday: Spaghetti
Sunday: Turkey – Canadian Thanksgiving

Bonus: Peanut Butter Freezer Pie – SOOOOO GOOD!!!


I’m enjoying reading all the fantastic holiday recipes over at Overwhelmed with Joy so I thought I would play along and add it to Menu Plan Monday. This recipe is one that I have been making for Christmas morning for many years. I make it up the night before and pop it into the oven in the morning. Delicious and very easy!!!

Wake-Up Casserole (courtesy of Iris Frank)

8 frozen hash brown patties

4 cups shredded cheddar cheese

1 pd cubed fully cooked ham (2 cups)

7 eggs

1 cup milk

1/2 tsp salt

1/2 tsp ground mustard

Place hash brown patties in a single layer in a greased 13 x 9 in baking dish. Sprinkle with cheese and ham. In a bowl, beat eggs, milk, salt and mustard. Pour over ham. Cover and bake at 350 for 1 hour. Uncover; bake 15 minutes longer or until edges are golden brown and a knife inserted near the centre comes out clean. Yield: 8 servings.



29 Responses to “Menu Plan Monday – Oct 2nd”
  1. 1
    Anonymous says:

    Everything sounds delicious! What is your recipe for the peanut butter pie? That is right up our families alley!

  2. 2
    Jodi says:

    Mmmm everything sounds yummy!

  3. 3
    Margaret says:

    Must be a chowder sort of week! We have corn chowder on our menue.

  4. 4
    Anonymous says:

    Sounds like you have a great week planned….yum…I’ll change the icon next week.
    Have a great day…

    Ps Madison is 9

  5. 5
    Gail says:

    That chicken looks good! I almost did a salmon chowder this week but since we are back to 90 degree heat all week, I think I’ll wait a bit and try later.

  6. 6
    Susanne says:

    The bruschetta chicken bake sounds wonderful. I’ll be adding it in the next weeks. Yumm!

  7. 7
    Anonymous says:

    Yum, that all sounds good! I’m off to check out the recipes you linked to. Before coming here, I had no idea TOH had an online database of some of their recipes! I used to subscribe and miss seeing a lot of their recipes. Thanks for the info!

    Have a great day, and a terrific week :)

  8. 8
    Betty says:

    Your menu looks good. Thank you for hosting Menu Monday.

  9. 9
    Mrs.T says:

    Sounds wonderful, Laura! We are having fish chowder this week, so we’re in the chowder groove too.

    Congrats on your 100th post tomorrow!


  10. 10
    Judi says:

    Yum Scrum. You always have the best sounding menu. I am trying your beef stew recipe this week! :)

  11. 11
    shannon @ rocks in my dryer says:

    That Bruschetta chicken bake sounds like something my family would love!

  12. 12
    stephanie says:

    That slow cooker chowder sounds yummy. I’m saving that recipe to try. :)

  13. 13
    Leann says:

    I have a peanut butter pie recipe that my Meemaw used to make – they are totally scrumptious!!!!! Enjoy your week and your yummy menus… :)

  14. 14
    Stacy Aussie in America says:

    Just letting you know my menu plan is up. Everything you are having looks very good! I hope you have a great week.
    (Aussie in America)

  15. 15
    Pamela says:

    Your wake-up casserole looks scrumptous! Looks like this is the place to come for menu ideas too…lol
    Very cut blog, thanks!

  16. 16
    Kathleen Marie says:

    This breakfast casserole sounds yummy! Thanks!

  17. 17
    Sue says:

    Yum! I’m so glad I get to play~

  18. 18
    Magi says:

    Also came from the Holiday Cooking gang, I’m liking the plan a week’s menu ideas. I’m so bad about doing that on a consistent basis.

  19. 19
    Sue says:

    Followed your link from Holiday Cooking! Love the brk casserole, it’s a bit different than my usual one!
    I am enjoying looking around your site, so many great ideas. I’ll be back soon!

  20. 20
    Katrina says:

    All of it sounds good! I’ve saved the recipes for the chicken bake, the breakfast casserole, and the Peanut Butter Pie! Yum!

  21. 21
    Tammy says:

    Hi, Laura! I’m so excited to finally be participating in your “Menu Plan Monday”! I can’t remember where I first heard about it, but I’ve wanted to join in for some time now. :) We love trying new recipes, especially other people’s favorites. :)

  22. 22
    Brony says:

    That would be lovely. I can see me making it for new years day.

  23. 23
    Stacey says:

    I am always looking for new and varying breakfast casserole recipes! I will be trying this one next weekend!

  24. 24
    Overwhelmed! says:

    Laura, my sister makes a version of this breakfast casserole anytime our family gets together. We all love it!

    Thanks so much for deciding to participate in my Holiday Cooking, Blogger Style recipe exchange. I sure do appreciate it!

    Oh, and I’d love it if you’d link your upcoming 100th post on my Hooray for 100 link exchange. :) I’ll check back to read your 100 things about you. :)

  25. 25
    Colleen says:

    I can’t wait to get started on the Menu Plan Monday. Thanks for starting it. I am so happy to have found your site.

  26. 26
    melissa says:

    casserole sounds great


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