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Menu Plan Monday ~ July 21st

Hello, here we meet again! I hope everyone had a lovely weekend.

I’m keeping it short and sweet today but I can’t go any further without first telling you about the 5 Minute Southwest Layered Salad that I made last week. If you don’t want to cook but still impress your friends and family with a great meal then this is the recipe for you. Oh my word, talk about easy and check out this presentation:

And in case you are wondering, yes it was delicious too!! If I can do it anyone can :)

If you are interested in starting a price book and missed my post about it last week you can read about it here.

Also don’t miss out on the giveaway I have going on right now.

Okay here is my menu for this week:

Monday: My daughter will be cooking Kid-Pleasing Spaghetti

Tuesday: Crispy Baked Chicken (so good!) with tossed salad and broccoli

Wednesday: Spud Special Soup (with added sausage) served with Bread Machine Garlic Bread

Thursday: Leftover Buffet

Friday: Mushroom Quesadillas

Saturday: Crockpot Thai Chicken served with rice

Sunday: If you can find it you can eat it :)


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75 Responses to “Menu Plan Monday ~ July 21st”
  1. 1

    Crispy chicken hits the spot right now – YUMMY!

  2. 2
    annie says:

    I’m going to try that chicken!

  3. 3
    Michelle says:

    Oh the crispy baked chicken sounds delicious :)that would be perfect for a park picnic I bet.Thanks for hosting. Have a great week.

  4. 4
    Laura says:

    I really loved it cold the next day as well so yes it would definitely be great for a picnic!

  5. 5
    Kamaile says:

    The layered salad does look mighty impressive. And like everyone else, I love crispy baked chicken. :)

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    kiy says:

    Wow, that SW Layered Salad looks so good but I have to know, where did you get the baking stone? (Yes, it’s all about the gadgets!) Your week looks yummy and fun.

    Cheers, Kiy

  7. 7
    Laura says:

    The serving dish I used was a gift so I’m not sure where it was purchased, sorry. It’s usually the platter I use to serve my turkey on :)

  8. 8

    Very cool that your daughter cooks. I have just started talking to my eldest son about how it is almost time for him learning to cook a simple evening meal.

  9. 9
    Angela says:

    Mmmmm. Looks great. By the way, I signed up for the TOH weekly menu for some added inspiration – thanks for the tip!

  10. 10
    Karen says:

    Wow – that Southwest Layered Salad looks soooo good! I know I would like it!

    Hope you have a wonderful week!

  11. 11
    Linda says:

    I am glad you posted the layered salad picture. It seems strange for those of use downunder, or me in particular, but I would definitely eat that one! Yum.

  12. 12

    Hi! The salad looks delicious. We’ve been having a lot of food like that lately also. It’s been in the 90′s here/ AC on, and everything feels like we’re living in a greenhouse.

    Hey, I designed a little organizer that almost anyone can make. The link is on my menu plan post. Thanks!

  13. 13
    Jill says:

    Your menus always sound so easy and so delicious. The mushroom quesadillas sound SO good, but only me and Hubby would eat them – everyone else would say, “ewwww!” Of course, that means more for me! Hmmm, I might be on to something!


  14. 14
    Briana says:

    The Southwestern salad looks good! I may have to rethink my meal plan for the week!!!

  15. 15
    Nellbe says:

    Another vote for the layered salad, looks delicious!

    Thanks for hosting

  16. 16
    gina says:

    Yumm! It all looks great!

  17. 17
    Tiffany says:

    The Layered Salad looks yummy. I will post my plan on Monday. I am not as ready as all of you post one day ahead types!

  18. 18
    Carrie T says:


    I’ve got to try that Thai Crockpot chicken! We love thai food and I am picking up my order of chickens from the farm this week, so need inspiring recipes!


  19. 19

    Hi Laura! I hope your summer is going well!
    That taco salad looks DELISH!
    We actually have taco salad about once a week – build your own. Everyone likes different stuff on it.
    So great for summer!

  20. 20
    Forgetfulone says:

    No menu plan for me this week! Boo hoo! My twins are out of state, the oldest step daughter is working a lot, and my husband is convinced he wants to do low carb all week, so I have nothing to plan!

  21. 21
    Andronica says:

    This was my first post on Menu Plan Monday and I hope to post many…many more in the future. Thank you for hosting!

  22. 22
    AmyDe says:

    Thanks as always for hosting. Your menu looks fun and I am going to adopt your “if you can find it you can eat it” night – too funny!

  23. 23
    Amy says:

    That salad looks so yummy!

  24. 24
    LouAnne says:

    That salad looks yummy and easy! I actually have everything I need for it. It would make a great covered dish supper take along. Thanks for linking the recipe!

  25. 25
    Lotsamom says:

    mmmm . . sometimes I really miss cheese.

  26. 26
    Sherry says:

    Beautiful salad and great looking menu!

  27. 27
    Mom24 says:

    I can’t wait to try the kid-pleasing spaghetti and the thai chicken. They both sound really yummy to me. Thanks for posting.

  28. 28
    Steph says:

    Thank you for posting that delicious looking salad! It will likely be on our menu for next week. This is my first time posting, so I kept things pretty basic this week.

    Have a great week!

  29. 29
    Nessa says:

    That salad looks fantastic! I may have to try that next week. We are doing a total kitchen remodel, so my cooking capabilities are some-what limited. Plus, who wants to actually cook during the summer?

  30. 30
    happyathome says:

    I am so on it and doing the menu planning today! I am tired of guessing each day what to have for dinner and will be going with a full week in mind, except for the weekend, that is for my husband to cook and me to relax, yea! So off I go, wish me luck and I will be a regular here!

  31. 31
    Anne says:

    Now I’m getting hungry

  32. 32
    JJ - Lady Di says:

    Looks good, and that salad does look really easy! Not to mention, really easy to add extra veggies too when you need to clean out the crisper! A good thing about salads usually. :)

  33. 33

    How would you feel about me never planning my own meals and just coming to your site every night to see what we’re having the next day? ;-)

  34. 34
    kristi says:

    That salad looks delish!

  35. 35
    Jen D. says:

    The salad looks delicious. I made a similar salad a few weeks ago and posted on my blog. It is different, but same idea. I love making salads during the summertime.

  36. 36

    That recipe looks great! It looks like a easy, fun recipe for summer. Thanks for sharing! I am new to your Menu Planning Monday, but have enjoyed being so organized! It really helps with the “wondering whats for dinner” problem.

  37. 37
    kat says:

    Crispy Baked Chicken is one of my favorite things!

  38. 38
    Lori Anne says:

    A newbie here! Fantastic idea for sharing meal plans. I’m always looking for new inspiration.
    Thank you!

  39. 39
    Katy says:

    The layered dip looks great!


  40. 40
    Fran says:

    Newbie here to MPM.

    I love the idea of this and I am looking forward to finding some great new recipes on all the links.


  41. 41
    Angela says:

    Thanks to all for sharing your menus. I love this site!

  42. 42
    Melissa says:

    I am so glad that I put that 5 Minute Southwest Salad on my menu last week! It was SO fast and SO yummy! Even my husband LOVED it! :) I just love a good salad recipe like this one! Fast and yummy!

    I just love your site and it is so helpful to have so many menus to browse to find new recipes! :)

  43. 43
    Amber (BGH) says:

    Wow! That layered salad looks REALLY good! I have all those things, too! I’ve just decided to change Saturday from Leftovers to this!! :)


    Bringing Good Home

  44. 44
    Sandi says:

    mmm….I love looking at your weekly recipes! Thanks for the inspiration!

  45. 45
    Nancy says:

    Laura, I’m curious…how old is your daughter who is cooking one meal a week? That’s awesome!

  46. 46
    Sandra says:

    Great menu again Laura :)

    I hope you enjoyed the pasta last week!

    Have a great day,

  47. 47
    Annie says:

    Menu plan looks great…. my is on the way to being finished. Maybe by tonight!

  48. 48
    Gina Abbas says:

    Thanks a bunch! This is fun. I love finding new blogs this way.

  49. 49
    Sefa Firdaus says:

    I’ll give crispy chicken a try!

  50. 50
    tiffanie says:

    your menus always sound so good :)

  51. 51
    Cherylann says:

    I hope my menu is OK I cook pretty plain things.

  52. 52
    Cherylann says:

    I had to leave two links because the first one wasn’t linked to the menu entry but to the top of my blog

  53. 53
    Sarah says:

    Just leaving a comment! I added myself! First week so I’m not sure if I did that great but oh well! Practice makes perfect!

  54. 54

    Thanks so much for a dinner salad recipe. I am collecting these for the hot spells we have once in awhile.

    Pray we get a refrigerator before Friday!

  55. 55
    Susanne says:

    MMM, yummy. That salad looks great!

    I hope you like that chicken. Now I feel nervous. LOL. I know we really enjoyed it though and someone left me a comment that you can also use pork tenderloin instead of the chicken. Yum.

  56. 56

    I’m so excited to have found you! I love to menu-plan and try new recipes, so this looks like the place to be. Thank you!!

  57. 57
    Lisa says:

    We’re enjoying your last week’s menu so much this week I may just do yours again next week!

  58. 58
    Christy says:

    No menu this week, but I am definitely going to be trying out that salad! I have been too busy organizing my work room to get a menu together LOL!

  59. 59
    Grumpy72 says:

    Oh yum! I’m going to check out some of the links you provided and test some out!

  60. 60
    LisaJanelle says:

    I love everyone’s creativity and ideas! Thank you all so much! I am new so I hope I can give each and every one of you half as much back.


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