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Menu Plan Monday ~ May 19th

Hi everyone, I’ve got to confess I didn’t do so well with the meals I had planned last week. Hubbie was actually out of town so the meals just kept getting simpler and simpler for me and the kids. I must say it ended up being a nice break :)

I did manage to make the Chicken Coleslaw Wraps though and they were excellent. What a great combination of flavors. I made them using the Weight Watchers 100% whole wheat wraps and they were so good. We will definitely have these again. Did anyone else try them?

So I’ve got three new recipes on the menu this week but I’m hoping to add to my new recipe collection even further during my MPM blog crawl. Hope someone has some good ones for me :)

On the menu for us:

Monday: Pork Schnitzel, hashbrowns and veggies

Tuesday: Penne with Veggies ‘N’ Black Beans

Wednesday: Crunchy Poppyseed Chicken Salad served with Whole Wheat Oatmeal Bread (bread machine)

Thursday: Chicken ‘N’ Spinach Pasta Bake

Friday: Leftover buffet

Saturday: Beef Vegetable Soup (this one I’ve made before and it’s delicious!)

I’ll also be making these Apple Wheat Muffins this week, they look pretty yummy!

WHAT’S ON YOUR MENU?

Please feel free to join us!

Menu Plan Monday guidelines can be found here.

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72 Responses to “Menu Plan Monday ~ May 19th”
  1. 1
    Dara says:

    Those chicken/slaw wraps look like they would make a nice salad, too. Have a good week!

  2. 2

    I’ve got an **ALL NEW** graphic that I am super proud of for my Menu Plan Mondays! My family also got new fresh laminated menus for the kitchen wall (to replace the old drab ones in winter colors). Happy meal planning everyone!
    Homemaker Barbi

  3. 3
    Rachel says:

    The bread looks very yummy! I love fresh baked bread.

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    Julieann says:

    Yay–I made it:) I love this part of the week–all the fun planning. Your chicken and spinach pasta bake looks delicious–I may have to do that for my casserole night:)
    Have an awesome week and thank you so much for hosting this!

    I can’t wait to see everyones menus.

    Julieann

  5. 5
    Kamaile says:

    That chicken ‘n spinach pasta bake looks delicious.

  6. 6
    Gina says:

    That chicken & spinach bake looks so good. I’ve focused on quick and cool meals this week–I’m trying to use the crockpot more and the oven less.

  7. 7
    annie says:

    I forget about Barb’s recipe, I love that!

  8. 8

    What is it about the hubby being out of town that makes one NOT want to cook a meal?

  9. 9
    Alaina says:

    I will let you know how it turns out!

    Have a great week!

  10. 10

    I’m so glad to hear that the coleslaw wraps turned out well. I really want to try them! I agree with everyone else–that chicken pasta spinach bake sounds delicious. I love all these great recipes!! Thanks for hosting!

  11. 11
    Deanna says:

    My husband is away Tuesday and Wednesday this week. My 24 y/o son loves fish as well as I do (dh isn’t quite so thrilled) so I often take advantage of business trips in order to cook fish. We are having blackened tilapia Tuesday. Yum!

  12. 12

    Seeing the recipe for wheat oatmeal bread, reminds me that I should actually use our bread maker. I go through stages where I use it all the time, then forget about it for months!

  13. 13
    Jena says:

    Thanks for the great menu. Have a great week.

  14. 14
    mjpuzzlemom says:

    The spinach and pasta bake looks good. Thanks for sharing and for hosting MPM!

    MJ

  15. 15
    Penny says:

    Hmmm – will put that Penne dish on my list of things to try :) Thanks!

  16. 16
    Michelle says:

    Laura you always have the best meals..:) it all sounds tasty…have a great week..

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  18. 18
    Kiy says:

    Looks like I am eatin’ at Laura’s this week — yum! I especially like the looks of the Chicken ‘n’ Spinach Pasta Bake. Going to have to try that one! :)

  19. 19
    Chrissy says:

    That spinach and pasta bake looks fantastic!

  20. 20

    Menu looks good! I still want to try the wraps from last week.

  21. 21
    Sefa Firdaus says:

    that beef vegetable soup looks yummy!
    i’ll try one day

  22. 22
    Dellene says:

    your menu sounds great!

    Dell :) xxoo

  23. 23
    Heather says:

    Don’t feel badly. My husband works obnoxious rotating shifts and the weekends he is on days I have a hard time forcing myself above and beyond the barest minimum and frequently fall off the menu wagon. ;)

  24. 24
    Mom24 says:

    Thanks for hosting. This really helps me stay on track. I love that you link so many recipes. Also, that you let us know what you’ve tried before. Thanks.

  25. 25
    xsquared says:

    I didn’t know WW made wraps – I’ll have to look for them in my grocery store.

  26. 26

    I love the wraps from last week! Wraps are so easy to make and so tasty. Unfortunately my kids hate eating things that are mixed together. Everything must be separate on the plate. Which makes food such as wraps, stews, or anything normal off limits.

    Why do we let children eat, anyway?

    Visit To Love, Honor and Vacuum today!

  27. 27

    I am so glad to be back doing this after so many weeks. Mine is up at: http://everaftermyway.wordpress.com/2008/05/19/menu-plan-4/

  28. 28
    JJ - Lady Di says:

    I have to say that Chicken salad looks pretty good! I’m trying to use up some of the meats I found when I defrosted my freezer this week – wish me luck. I didn’t realize how many turkey burgers I still had! I wish I had planned to have a Memorial Day cookout now!

  29. 29

    Thanks so much for hosting this each week. It really helps to keep me accountable (and helps me find new recipes)

  30. 30
    Rhonda says:

    A busy week ahead of us. Lots to do to prepare for hosting our church’s annual spring picnic at our house. So I’m planning easy quick meals to leave extra time for cleaning…in the house AND in the garden! ~~Rhonda :)

  31. 31
    Jen D. says:

    Thanks so much for Menu Planning Monday. I am very excited to be posting for the first time. The chicken slaw wraps look yummy. Since I don’t like store bought coleslaw (too much mayo) I am just going to borrow part of the recipe and use the bag of coleslaw without the mayo in my chicken wraps this week. Thank you!

  32. 32
    Suezque says:

    I have to agree with other comments that chicken & spinach bake sounds (and looks) yummy! I’ll have to add that to next month’s menu! Thanks so much for hosting this! :-)

  33. 33
    LouAnne says:

    I’m so glad you posted the apple wheat muffin recipe! I’m making some muffins this week and was thinking I’d like to try something new. By the way, I had never been to the TOH website but it looks wonderful! Thanks for the link!

  34. 34
    Donetta says:

    Wow, look at this meme you have really linked a lot of like minded folks. Bless your efforts He did.

  35. 35
    TJ says:

    Thanks for hosting, this is my first time participating, and it feels good to be organized!

  36. 36
    Laura says:

    So glad I found this place…I’ve been wanting to menu plan & start cooking at home more! The pasta bake looks yummy!! I’ll have to try it next week :) THANKS!

  37. 37
    Maria says:

    This is my first week to post. Thanks for hosting this site!!

  38. 38
    Adrienne says:

    This is my first Meal Plan Monday! I am looking forward to seeing what everyone else plans to eat this week.

  39. 39
    Kathy says:

    Thanks so much Laura….I am so excited to try this out. I know that menu planning makes such a huge difference for me and how fun to see what others are doing and get more ideas!!

  40. 40

    Well shucks…I am down in the 200s. I figured I would be because I did not even FEEL like making a menu out. Going to Dr tomorrow. I think I have whooping cough :-(

    Hope everyone has a yummy week.

  41. 41
    Becki says:

    This is my first time. I plan for a lot more than a week at a time – it coincides with my shopping, and I dread that with my daughter in tow and trying to work from home all the time too!
    http://sweetdaisy.blogspot.com/2008/05/im-getting-ready-for-grocery-shopping.html

  42. 42
    jennP says:

    sounds like a tasty week
    i will have to try that bread!

  43. 43
    Amy says:

    Your receipes sound great. I’m still pretty new to committing to a menu each week but it sure has helped not having to think twice about what dinner is going to be.
    Have a great week.
    Amy

  44. 44
    Rachael says:

    Love Love Love what you do! I really needed the inspiration today and you (and the other menu planners) really helped. Thanks!

  45. 45
    Sherida says:

    I accidentally linked on May 5th instead of May 19th. So, this week is really my first time. Oops!

  46. 46
    Shani says:

    I decided to dive in and participate; I look forward to getting some new recipes for my family!

    Bon Apetit!

  47. 47
    Meegan says:

    I haven’t started linking to recipes yet in my menu postings – maybe I’ll get that one figured out next!

  48. 48
    Hollie says:

    You might want to checkout my post on free chocolate!

  49. 49
    jen says:

    I have made the Chicken Spinach Bake…hubby and I loved it…kids..not so much. I’m in search of lunch ideas for summer…..

  50. 50

    Hi Laura, do you take the linky down when it’s not exactly Monday anymore? ;)

  51. 51
    Phoebe says:

    Just posted my first Menu Plan Monday! Hoping to find lots of inspiration from you all!

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