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Menu Plan Monday – Nov 24th + giveaway!

Hi everyone!  Many of you will be busy this week with your food preparations in anticipation of Thanksgiving.  Us Canadians celebrated last month but all this talk on blogland about the delicious recipes many of you plan on making is making me drool all over my keyboard :)  If you are posting/linking any Thanksgiving recipes in your Menu Plan Monday post please feel free to put the name of one of the recipes in brackets after your own name so we can all be sure to take a peek.  I love checking out recipes especially holiday ones!

Last week a few of you were forgetting to leave spaces in the Mr. Linky name field.  If what you enter is one big long string of words the columns will be all wonky and I get a little cuckoo.  So please please leave spaces between your words :)  Thanks!

So I thought it would be fun to do another giveaway this week as part of all this holiday hoopla!  Because menu planning has been such a lifesaver for me I love to encourage others to give it a try as much as possible.  I’m not alone in that endeavor and when I can I like to let you know about other great and helpful resources out there.  Today Jamie from Baby Get Green is giving away to one Menu Plan Monday participant a copy of her e-book titled A Month of Meals.  This 71 page e-book, valued at $19.95, is chock full of everything you need to organize and prepare a month worth of meals including menu plans, recipes, shopping lists and step by step instructions.  The menu plans are designed to save you money because meals have been put together that have similar ingredients so that food is not wasted throughout the weeks.

If you’d like to be entered in this giveaway simply link up below to your menu plan for this week and I’ll be selecting a winner from the Mr. Linky list on Wednesday, Nov 26th at 12:00 pm PST.  Good luck!

Here’s what’s on my menu this week:

Monday: Beef & Vegetable Noodle Bake

Tuesday: Salsa Chicken and Black Bean Soup

Wednesday: Saucy Italian Pork Chops served with rice

Thursday: Leftover buffet

Friday: Polynesian Roast Beef served with potatoes and broccoli

Saturday: Hashbrown Sausage Skillet

Simple Supper Sunday: which usually means omelets or grilled cheese or leftovers

And in honor of Thanksgiving, here are a couple of ways to use up your leftover turkey:

Turkey Tetrazzini

Turkey Divan Bake

Creamy Turkey Soup


Menu Plan Monday guidelines and banner selections are here.

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87 Responses to “Menu Plan Monday – Nov 24th + giveaway!”
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    Our turn for Thanksgiving! Looks like a great week for you too! Mr. Linky seems to be missing?

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    Tiffany says:

    Where is Mr. Linky?

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    Here is the $5 Dinners Menu Plan!

    I “Twitter messaged” Laura, so hopefully Mr. Linky will be up soon!!!


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    Here’s my menu plan, with a free downloadable T-giving menu planner!

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    Jill says:

    Great recipes! I like the recipes for leftovers. I never know what to do with them except turkey sandwiches and dinner re-runs.


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    You’re welcome Tamy…Hope she checks her email soon! :)


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    Louise says:

    It is my first time at your site, using a meal plan is really helping me save money, that and coupons

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    sara says:

    Here’s my plan – a recipe for wild rice stuffing is coming soon!

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    sara says:

    Here’s my meal plan — wild rice stuffing recipe coming soon :)

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    Cynthia says:

    Just in case Mr. Linky doesn’t get fixed soon, my menu is at

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    Angela says:

    Mmmm… we love to do breakfast for dinner.
    Here’s my plan for the week:

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    Amiyrah says:

    Hmmm…no Mr. Linky? No problemo!

    Here’s our meal plan for the week:

    And make sure to check out my itunes gift card giveaway! Happy holidays!

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    Laura says:

    Sorry guys, sleeping on the job apparently. Mr. Linky should be up now. Thanks for keeping me on my toes and for coming back here each week. I really do appreciate it!

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    Looks like you have a great week planned. I was just typing up a recipe for turkey divan and turkey tetrazzini when you put up MPM. Too funny!

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    Michelle says:

    LOL Laura.It sounds like a tasty week especially the Salsa Chicken and Black Bean Soup! We’re having Cream Cheese Chicken (similar)..Have a great week.

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    The month of meals book sounds like a great idea.

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    Tiffany says:

    I am totally going to make that Sausage Skillet recipe!

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    Bev says:

    Finally getting back to menu-planning after a few chaotic weeks!

    Happy Thanksgiving, all!

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    kiy says:

    Oops, well I was hurrying so much to get my link up I missed the ‘put a recipe title’ part. Ah well. There are lots of great T’giving recipes in my post this week – but no turkey! :)

    Cheers, Kiy

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    I’ve been wanting to make turkey tetrazzini for a long time now. It has just always sounded good to me. Thanks for the reminder that I can now do this with leftover turkey! Yum!

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    Donna says:

    A Month of Meals sounds greatttt! Thanks for the giveaway and for hosting MPM!

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    Mama M says:

    Thank you for doing this great *help for us all! Having to type (and write out at home) my plan for the week really helps me not waste food nor purchases for food I already have ;o). Your list is great!

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    Sounds like a yummy week, thanks for the links!

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    Susan says:

    I’m new to menu plan mondays and your site but LOVE the idea and i feel it will help me def be more organised and waste less food and eat healthier… plus I do really enjoy cooking! Looking forward to going and reading others links and reading their menu plans for more ideas for other weeks!

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    Jennifer says:

    Have a fabulous week. I don’t have my Thanksgiving recipes posted yet, but will by Wednesday.

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    I just loe all the wonderful menu and recipes!

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    SheilaG says:

    Hey, Laura, all this time I never realized you were Canadian, too! Funny.

    Anyway, I’m talking lunches up on my blog this week. What do you make that’s fun? I get bored of sandwiches.

    I have some suggestions, but I’d love others!

    Visit To Love, Honor and Vacuum today!

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    Angie says:

    Happy Holidays! Menu plan is up and thanks for the chance to enter the contest.

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    Susan says:

    New here too, and so glad I found you. Happy Thanksgiving!

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    Carolyn says:

    Wow, you guys start early! Anyone else have a new wrinkle in their week? (Life?)

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    Elizabeth says:

    My menu is up! I am doing the same giveaway so please give my entry to someone else :) And have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

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    The Roost says:

    I wish we had Thanksgiving last month. It is a little too close to Christmas. I am looking forward to family and food! :)

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    Amy says:

    Thanks for those ideas for what to do with all those leftovers. I can’t wait to try some of those!!

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    Kim says:

    We’re going to try out that black bean crockpot soup this week too! Here’s a link to my stuffing recipe- it has apples and sage in it =)

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    Courtney says:

    The pork chops and hasbrown sausage skillet sound sooo yummy! Have a great week!

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    jsprik says:

    my first one, i’m so excited!! thanks!!

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    Beth says:

    Happy Thanksgiving to Everyone! It’s fun to be apart of a community of fellow foodies!

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    Kristen says:

    Here’s my meal plan with links and a recipe for today’s breakfast: cinnamon rolls.

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    Tami says:

    Your menu looks great!! Thanks for all the links to recipes.

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    SavvySuzie says:

    Happy Turkey Day! I can’t wait to see everyone’s holiday recipes!!

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    Betty says:

    Happy Thanksgiving everyone.

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    Noelle says:

    Here is my menu. I don’t think I’ve had leftovers in one week so many times before! Have a great Thanksgiving everyone! ~Noelle~

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    Kalisha says:

    Happy Thanksgiving to everyone!
    I have a very short menu plan this week, but a new recipe I made up this weekend to share…

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    Simply Sara says:

    Love the meal plan and the recipes!! No Thanksgiving for this Cdn girl either!

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    Rita says:

    Thanks for the leftover turkey recipes. We always run out of ideas!

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    JJ - Lady Di says:

    Can’t say that I can post recipes this time – I’m sharing duties with my SiL – and what I’m bringing is all stuff I’ve shared before on my blog. [Sorry about the double post of my link - the first one is to last weeks menu -forgot to clear it out, sorry.]

    In preparation for Thanksgiving though, we’re eating from the pantry – to save money and make space! I hope this makes space in my pants too. :)

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    Rebecca says:

    I have some links to leftover Thanksgiving recipes and I hope to post pie recipes later this week too.

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    Susie says:

    Thanks for inspiring all of us to plan our meals!

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    Jennifer says:

    New here!!

    Love the idea!! Hope to get some new ideas for cooking!!

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    Jennifer says:

    I am so grateful to you for hosting MPM! It has helped me tremendously!

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    Angela says:

    Thanks for hosting! I’ll be posting a GFCF green bean casserole with those crispy onion things tomorrow.

    Have a great week!

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    Robin says:

    As always, thanks so much for hosting this!!

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    Tracy says:

    Posted Late very, very busy Sunday and Monday. I’m going to be busy all week, Happy Thaksgiving!

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    Elizabeth says:

    Hi everyone! This is my first posting to MPM. Sorry it’s Tueday…yesterday got away from me! Happy Thanksgiving!

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    Naomi says:

    Running a little late this week but its linked up now! Thank you for hosting!


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