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Menu Plan Monday ~ April 14th

Hi de ho neighbors! I’ve been getting some emails lately asking about recipe sites that allow you to enter in a list of ingredients you have on hand in order to get a list of corresponding recipes. I know of a few sites but I’m hoping you will also be able to help out by adding to my list. Please share in the comments any recipe sites that you know of that allow you to enter in various ingredients and I will continue to add to this list. Thanks bunches :)

Kraft Canada
Taste of Home
All Recipes

Here is what is on our menu this week:

Monday: Mixed Greens and Pear Salad

Tuesday: Hash Brown Sausage Bake

Wednesday: Marinated Steak served with baked potatoes and carrots

Thursday: Oven-Baked Fried Chicken served with rice and broccoli

Friday: Kid Pleasing Spaghetti

Saturday: Homemade Pizza

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Menu Plan Monday guidelines are here.


81 Responses to “Menu Plan Monday ~ April 14th”
  1. 1
    Dara says:

    Laura, I like to use to search for recipes by ingredient.

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    Great menu, thanks for posting the links to those sites. We are having baked chicken this week too. It is my kid’s favorite.

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    Andria says:

    I love to look at all the other menus! It gives me great ideas of what to plan for next week.

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    I don’t know of any websites that allow for that functionality, but it would be wonderful! I am very interested to see the sites posted, because I will definitely use them. Thanks!

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    mjpuzzlemom says:

    Looks like a good week. Thanks for hosting!

    What A Crock!

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    Tamy says:

    So is the spaghetti kid pleasing because they like spaghetti or something special about the sauce?

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    Allie says:

    Your menu looks so delicious! I always get great meal ideas from your site! I might try pizza again. It’s always popular and easy to make.

    Have a great week!


  8. 8

    This is my first week and I’m so happy to have found this blog!

    I look forward to visiting and reading everybody’s menu plans!

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    Melanie says:

    I’ve used for ingredient searches. :)

  10. 10
    Michelle says:

    it all looks delicious but especially the Hash brown sausage bake…i think that will be a late addition to the meals.. :) Thanks for hosting everyweek..have a great week..

  11. 11

    Thanks for the links to those sites. I’m a loyal user, but it would be good to have a few other tricks up my sleeve when I just can’t find the right recipe!

  12. 12
    Laura says:

    I use a lot. I just type in what I have on hand and it comes up with tons of stuff I can make.

  13. 13
    Angelique says:

    I love the All Recipes Site, the Kraft Foods website ( and there Food and Family magazine that they mail for free every quarter!!! Go sign up for it! Then I also like

    Thanks again for MPM!

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    Paloma says:

    Next week I am definitely going to try one of those recipe building sites. What a great idea. I knew you could do it for mixed drinks, but I never even thought that you could be able to do it with food, too. Genius.

  15. 15
    Cariann says:

    We are going to give this a try. I need some order in this chaos and I hope this helps…

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    Jena says:

    Thanks for those sites that allow you to plug in your ingredients and out pops a recipe. We have NO excuse now, do we? It goes well with my post on menu planning basics for the hopelessly confused.

    Sorry for the large link.

  17. 17

    I make a similar dish as the kids spaghetti and find it is always a winner. Enjoy your week.

  18. 18
    Mrs. Wilson says:

    I finally did one this week!!!

  19. 19
    Azul says:

    I’m enjoying finding new menu ideas every Menu Plan Monday.

  20. 20
    NH Mom of 3 says:

    I like to use the recipe finder at Family Fun magazine, as most things are kid-tested and that helps me out! You can find it at
    They also have a month of menus, so if you are ever stuck in a rut that can help too. Have a great week!

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    zoe says:

    I must bookmark those sites.
    I haven’t needed it lately, but I’m in the process of emptying my freezer, and by the beginning of next week we’ll be nearly there and I’ll need to use things up.

  22. 22
    jennP says:

    That sausage bake looks good…please let us know how it turns out for you.

  23. 23

    Thanks for hosting this! I have to have an easy week this week because we’re taking off for a few days and I have to eat all the veggies in my freezer without adding more stuff.

    But I love challenges!

    Visit To Love, Honor and Vacuum today!

  24. 24
    Aimee says:

    I love how you have a recipe for each meal that you make!

    Do you make something new each night/week or do you have favorites that you go back to over and over again?

  25. 25
    andi says:

    great menu. and thanks for all the menu sites. Its wonderful.

  26. 26
    Denise says:

    Thank you for hosting this wonderful time saver. It saves tons on my grocery bill, time and stress. Have a wonderful week!

  27. 27
    Jolene Green says:

    I know that has an area where you enter ingrediants and it pops up recipes for you to make

  28. 28
    Sheila says:

    Looks like a yummy week!

  29. 29
    Michele says:

    good morning and Happy Monday! :)

  30. 30

    Martha Stewart has a pretty good detailed search too. Check it out here:

  31. 31
    kat says:

    your menu sounds so much like one of ours …we did baked fried chicken last week, one of my favorites

  32. 32
    Marla says:

    It’s nice to be back during day light hours! Your hash brown sausage bake sounds yummy!

  33. 33
    tracee says:

    I am really excited about joining – this is great. Thanks!

  34. 34
    Susanne says:

    Oops Laura, I posted a wrong unworking link on #168. Sorry. Any way to remove it?

  35. 35
    Jamie says:

    Your menu looks great, as always! I posted my menu and a question about eggplant.

  36. 36
    Lisawa says:

    Hi! Im finally playing again! *Ü* I had to take a break… Your menu looks good.. as always… Have a great week!!


  37. 37
    Nessa says:

    I just found your website a few days ago and I love it! Thanks for hosting MPM, it gives me lots of new ideas!

  38. 38
    mom_of2boys says:

    The Hash Brown Sausage Bake sounds really good. My boys would love that!

  39. 39
    Hélène says:

    I just discovered your blog and love it already. I put a shortcut on my blog. I find that Canadian Living has a great advanced search and their recipes are often ‘Tested till Perfect’. This is the link:

  40. 40
    jen says:

    I’m making your daughters favorite Hash brown Bake next week…..such a great recipe.

  41. 41
    Adzele says:

    I am going to try the bake looks very easy and fast…
    This is such a great idea…next time I don’t know what to cook, I am going to serf through all the menus here…thanks.

  42. 42
    Cynthia says:

    I finally decide to participate.

  43. 43
    cricket says:

    thank you so much for hosting this! :)

  44. 44
    Jacqueline says:

    I really find this helpful!

  45. 45

    This must be the week for Pizza! Seems like every menu plan I’ve looked at is having pizza this week LOL! Pizza sure is a family favorite.

  46. 46

    I really enjoy seeing the meals other people are making and finding new recipes. It is also fun to read comments from people who are reading my blog as well. Come on by, I love visitors!

  47. 47
    jill farris says:

    A website called lovefoodhatewaste is a great one for finding recipes to use up leftovers. Love your site!

    Jill mom of eight

  48. 48
    Erin says:

    I love Menu Plan Monday! I always get such great ideas. Thanks!

  49. 49

    It’s my first week. Thanks for hosting this!

  50. 50
    Marye says:

    I like the best. :) I guess that is next on my list of favorites. :)

  51. 51
    Kahri says:

    Finally back after over a year!! Thanks for this, Laura, I needed it. :-)

  52. 52
  53. 53
    Angela says:

    I am hoping “better late than never!” Thanks for the links – they are going to be a wallet saver!

  54. 54
    Sandy says:

    Need to try some of these menus m m good

  55. 55
    Shannon says:

    You asked about sites that allow you to enter ingredients and get corresponding recipes. I don’t use a web site for this. I use a very inexpensive software program called EzyEating. That way, I have more control over the recipes I get, but then I’m kind of a control freak that way. Oh, once it finds the recipes, it gives me a menu plan and grocery list too. You can find it at

  56. 56
    Queen B says:

    My hubby put the Hashbrown Sausage Bake in the top 10 favorites!!

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    louisvuitton says:

    good post,i like!

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  60. 60

    This is so great! This is exactly what I need, it is really hard to plan a weeks menu. I will definitely go over the sites that you listed here. Thanks a lot!

  61. 61

    hello everyone, i’m really bored on the net so you all should contact moi if you are too, strike up a convo :). or possibly facebook, my name on there is logan brown

  62. 62
    Tyrell Eon says:

    Hey very cool blog!! Man .. Excellent .. Amazing .. I’ll bookmark your website and take the feeds also…I am happy to find so many bits of useful info here in the post, we need develop more strategies in this area, thanks for sharing…


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