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Menu Plan Monday ~ Aug 31st


Hello!  Well this past weekend has been a horrible one for my family as we all came down with the nasty flu bug.  My house looks like a bomb went off in it.   I laid in bed today surrounded by piles of old copies of my Taste of Home Light & Tasty magazines trying to figure out what to make this week for dinner.  Do you know how hard that is to do when you don’t really feel like eating.  I think I did okay though and found myself some good comfort food I think.  Anyway at least now you know why all my recipes are coming from the same site this week :)

I hope you all have a wonderful sick free week.  This is our last week of summer holidays before the kids start back to school.  Not looking forward to that at all, I will miss the unstructured days of summer that is for sure but will hopefully get back on track with this here blog though.

Looking forward to browsing your menus this week.  Thanks for hanging in there with me.

Monday: Tomato Basil Snackers served with spinach salad

Tuesday: Honey Soy Pork Chops served with Seasoned Yukon Gold Wedges and veggies

Wednesday: Tomato Crab Soup served with Bread Machine Garlic Bread

Thursday: Leftover buffet

Friday: Italian Beef on Rolls

Saturday: Apple Chicken Quesadillas served with Baked Sweet Onion Rings

Simple Supper Sunday

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50 Responses to “Menu Plan Monday ~ Aug 31st”
  1. 1

    WOW! I almost screamed outloud! I’m first!
    Hope you are all feeling better. Seems to be going around.
    Thanks for hosting!

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    Rita says:

    I’ve already bookmarked the tomato basil snackers page. I’ve been looking for some good ways to use tomatoes. Have a wonderful week!

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    Dara says:

    Those onion rings look fantastic! This is our last week of summer vacation, too. Hoping you have a much healthier week!

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    I am so sorry to hear you have been sick. It must be going around the blog world, because I know a few other bloggers who are battling bugs too! I hope you all get better soon.

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    I love Taste of Home recipes! Hope you all get to feeling better!

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    I hope you’re feeling better!! We’ve had a round of some bug too – just in time for school. I’m with you on missing the unstructured-ness of summer but we probably need to get a little more organized than we have been :)

  7. 7

    Sorry you have been sick! I admire you for even trying to plan something! My menu would have been: mac and cheese, frozen pizza… If you need a guest post, I could do some writing for you…

  8. 8

    Hey, Laura -
    I messed up my link details on Mr Linky #50 – if you’d like to delete it, my correct one is #52. Thanks for hosting!

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    Melanie says:

    Hope you all are sick-free soon! Great blog and love the menu planning! This is my first week attempting it, though I’ve been trying to get in gear to do it for months now!!!

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    April H says:

    hope you feel better soon!!!

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    Diann says:

    I hope you and your family feel better! I’m impressed you got your MPM post out.

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    Laura says:

    Girls, I was able to get my menu done cause I have you here counting on me. You’re the best!! Thank YOU.

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    Dddiva says:

    I have to say I don’t think I am as dedicated as you are not sure I could come up with such a tasty menu if I was out for the count. It would probably be soup, soup, tv dinners and take out. ;)

    Hope your family is feeling better soon and it is a short-lived bug.

  14. 14

    Hope the germs go away and you enjoy your last week of holidays!

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    Alea says:

    Comfort food is important when you don’t feel well! My 2 yo was sick 2 weeks ago and although I am normally pretty organized, I was amazed at how fast things fell apart! I hope you are feeling well soon!

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    Glad to be joining you again!

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    But Momma... says:

    Hope everyone feels better soon. This is my first time to link up. Thanks for this…I have found some great recipes!

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    Rachel says:

    Hope Yall Get To Feeling Beter Soon, It’s Goin’ Around And It Always Seems To Be Right Before School Starts Too! Geesh! Thanks For The Menu Planning Tips.

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    Audrey says:

    Wow, that was fun! This could get addicting! That would make it very practical too!

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    Audrey says:

    Oops! Had to post twice since I did something strange the first time!

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    I am sorry to hear that you aren’t feeling well:-( I hope health returns soon.

    Even in the face of illness, you have a yummy week planned:-)

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    Sarah says:

    I hope you and your family are feeling better! :) Well I have gotten myself a little MORE together (one menu plan at a time!) I have looked up some new recipes and I’ve linked some. I am also going to finally post my first recipe. I love love love to cook but I do everything Rachael Ray style (dont mesure,guess,toss it all in!) Im finding it tricky to measure everything to write it down! But I have sucessfully writen down a few and they will be up this week! (If I get an extra minute to myself!) Have a great week everbody! -Sarah

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    Sorry you’ve been sick – a stomach bug has been going around here, too.

    Your menu sounds good to me. I especially want to try the quesadillas.

    Have a great week!

  24. 24

    Enjoying participating and all the ideas being shared. It’s been great hearing from those visiting my blog, too! Thanks for the comments and again…thanks for new ideas (recipes & pictures!

    Blessings ~

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    katrina says:

    Looks like Liz is happy being first!! I had my post up on my blog but of course when I do it with the time difference you’re not there to attach to, nearly forgot until I checked computer just before bed and thought – oops better do that before it’s too late.
    It is working really well this menu planning, the shopping is working out, going to extend it slightly (haven’t actually noted on here but I have actually baked and know what I will do next when one of the things runs out – 4 kids lunch boxes)

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    Sharon says:

    So sorry you all got sick! Many well wishes for you & your family.

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    Jaime says:

    I hope you are feeling better soon! I love Taste of Home. My MIL got me hooked on that the first time I met her.

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    Jenna says:

    So sorry to hear you are dealing with sickness at your house as well :(. My meals were also planned with ease and easy on the stomach in mind. Good luck healing this week!

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    Praying you are all healthy this week!

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    Myndie says:


    I hope you and your family have a better week.

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    WendyGK says:

    Hoping you feel better this week.Thanks for sharing a way to use up the bumper crop of tomatoes.

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    angie says:

    delicious meal plan I think i love the idea of italian beef on rolls that will be on menu for sure

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    Christine says:

    Those Tomato Basil Snackers look great! I love when I find new menu ideas. :)

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    Mama Zen says:

    Hope you feel better soon!

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    Char says:

    Sorry to hear you are under the weather! Great menu ideas as usual, too.

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    Zom says:

    Hey thanks for hosting even when you are feeling down! Hope the bug flies away soon. I guess fall is really here…

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    Becky says:

    Laura, I hope you and your family get to feeling better soon. Open your windows and get some fresh air!

    So far, on my menu is Chorizo and Hominy soup; Deconstructed Lasagne; and Chicken Potpie Bowls. All these recipes come from Everyday with Rachael Ray magazine. First recipe is from Nov 08 issue, other two from Feb 09 issue. Rest of the week leftovers and maybe a meatloaf.
    Probably feeding my brother tonight since he’s coming here then we are going to see our mom. My sister, from WA is coming down with her teenage son and meet us at mom’s place (nursing home) after they get done school shopping at a mall. So it’s gonna be nice to have us all together for a bit.
    Have a great day!!!

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    Pamela says:

    Thanks for the Tomato Basil Snackers recipe! Hope you are feeling better soon.

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    Lisa says:

    Mmmm so many yummy ideas and so little time! I hope to try out some of these soon.

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    Connie says:

    I hope you feel better very soon! Thanks for letting us post our menu plans! Menu planning is a hobby/passion of mine!

    Many blessings!!

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    Gudrun says:

    Laura, so sorry to hear you are not feeling well! Yes, menu planning when you don’t feel like eating is not easy, but having a plan will make your recovery much easier!

    Hope the rest of the week goes well!

  42. 42

    I hope everyone is on the mend by now. Love your menu plan.

    Mine is up here:

    drop by for a visit.

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    Just wanted to let you know that I’m having a giveaway on my blog through Sept. 9.

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    Nony says:

    I’m so excited to participate for my very first time! Thanks for this inspiration and accountability!

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    mikaela says:

    wow ! Lots of great food you got there! Love the style of your homepage. Its sweet and personal i think.

    Greetings from sweden and egypt :)

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    Jenny says:

    Ugh, hope you and the family feel better soon! Not a fun way to spend a week, let alone the last one before school.

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    purple moose says:

    “Do you know how hard that is to do when you don’t really feel like eating.”

    Yes, as a matter of fact! That’s my life while I’m pregnant. Hungry, got to eat, everything sounds gross.

    So I can empathize with you here and hope you are all back to normal soon!

    Ironically, we’ve all been sick last week too, not the flu thankfully, but feeling yucky nonetheless.

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    Susanne says:

    Oh Laura, so sorry your family is not feeling well. You are such a good mom still cooking when you are under the weather. I would have been tempted just to make soup.

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    Janet says:

    Better late than never – I’ve posted our menu plan for this week!

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    Julie says:

    Enjoyed posting my first menu plan Monday. :)