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Menu Plan Monday ~ August 10th


This week will be a hard one for us in light of the devastating news we received.  Thank you so much for your support and prayers.  I want to be available for my girlfriend as much as possible so with that in mind and knowing I will have company staying with me, it makes planning my meals this week even more critical despite not having the energy to do so.  One of the things I was able to set up for my friend and her husband was to create a meal schedule for them through Food Tidings.


If you are ever in need of wanting to help someone out with arranging meals this is the perfect free tool.  Once the schedule is set up you simply let people know about it and they can sign up for whichever day they choose.  Food Tidings then sends out email reminders to everyone so they don’t forget their scheduled day.  Also, because it asks you to put down what type of meal you are bringing, it alleviates them from receiving the same thing two days in a row.

Before getting into my menu I don’t want to forget to say a very special thank you to Toni from The Happy Housewife for being such an amazing hostess last week.  I really appreciate it!

On our menu:

Monday: Pasta Meatball Soup served with garlic bread

Tuesday: Two-Step Chicken (with picante sauce) served with sweet potato fries and corn on the cob

Wednesday: Leftover buffet

Thursday: Baked Teriyaki Chicken served with rice and broccoli

Friday: Quick Homemade Pizza

Saturday: Hamburgers served with Garden Fresh Pasta Salad

Sunday: Fuss-Free Ravioli and Cheese Bake


Menu Plan Monday guidelines and suggestions are here.


89 Responses to “Menu Plan Monday ~ August 10th”
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    Where’s Mr. Linky???

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    I’m not seeing Mr. Linky. I’ll keep trying!
    August Meals

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    I’ll try back later too. Here is my link for slow cooker and OAMC meals.

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    Rachel says:

    I thought I was not seeing something! Glad to know it is not just me. Here is my menu this week. :)

    And so sorry for your loss. :(

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    NerdMom says:

    I also don’t see Mr. Linky but I see him over on my site. Here is my menu! I will check back later.

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    Cynthia says:

    Here’s my menu. I’ll try back later to use Mr. Linky.

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    Shaina says:

    I’m so sorry to hear about what happened. My heart goes out to you and Company Girl as you go through this.

    I’ll check back for Mr. Linky.

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    As I said before, I am so sorry. Here is the link to my MPM:

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    Carrie says:

    i’ll check back for mr linky in the morning.

    here’s my meal plan this week:

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    Rita says:

    I’ll look back for Mr. Linky tomorrow, but here’s my link for now:

    The menu sounds great!

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    That Food Tiding things is cool. We’ve used something called Care Pages; it works the same way and it’s great because it’s free.

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    Becca says:

    Hope you’re spending some good quality time with your family and friends this week – just wish it could be under better circumnstances!

    Here’s my link to my menu this week, I’ll check back for Mr. Linky tomorrow!

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    same, I’ll check for Mr. Linky tomorrow.. until then, here’s my link:

    and I’ve been using the springpad weekly meal planner ( to plan out my meals – it’s great!

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    Angela says:

    What a week for you and your friend’s family – you are in my thoughts. Nothing like a tragedy to make us count our blessings.

    Along with the others, I’ll be back to check Mr. Linky. For now:

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    Amanda says:

    Here is my menu plan:

    For the pasta meatball soup: do you use pre-packaged meatballs or make your own??

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    kandi says:

    Well, here is my contribution! A completely vegan menu- with recipes from the skinny bitch in the kitch cookbook.

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    ElizabethG says:

    Here’s my menu, w// lots of links to recipes:

    Menu Plan for Week of August 9

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    Lynnae says:

    My menu is basic this week. I’m cleaning out the pantry!

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    Here’s the link to my menu – breakfast, lunch and dinner ideas for those with allergies/food intolerances, or who just like healthy eating! Lots of Thermomix recipes too.

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    Mr. Linky’s taking the night off I see. No problem. Here’s my meal plan this week: (lot’s of fresh garden produce!)

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    I’m beginning the 21-day Quantum Wellness Cleanse tomorrow. Therefore, my meal plan is 100% vegan, gluten-free, sugar-free, alcohol-free, and caffeine-free.

    Here’s the link:

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    JessieGinAZ says:

    I know this must have been an espcially post to wrote this week. We appreciate it Laura prayers for the loss and for strength for all

    Here is my trite little menu plan for this week:

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    JessieGinAZ says:

    I know this must have been an especially hard post to write this week. We appreciate it Laura prayers for the loss and for strength for all

    Here is my trite little menu plan for this week:

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    Oh the pain you all must be feeling. God bless you with the incredible peace that passes all understanding. I pray that through this you are able to experience God in a whole new way because of the comfort only He can provide.

    Hugs to you Laura.

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    seamaiden says:

    I am sorry to hear of your loss…

    I’m not sure what to do, but for now I guess I’ll post my gluten-free, now dairy-free vegetarian menu.

    There’s a tasty pine nut “cream” sauce recipe!


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    Hi, sorry about your friend’s son.
    Here is my link.

    I do my menu planning on Friday’s now, so I hope it’s O.K. to link it up on Monday.

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    Alisa says:

    So very sorry to hear about your friend’s son. I pray for peace and comfort for you and the family.

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    I’m so sorry to hear about your friend’s son Laura. What a deep sadness.

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    Tamara says:

    Here is my link.

    I like the idea of a tidings menu. My son, when he was 3 suffered a serious medical event and our close friends provided a meal a day for 3 weeks. I recommend this kind of thing for anyone you know who is in need of help. We really appreciated it.

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    Dddiva says:

    I’m so sorry for your friends son, Laura, our prayers are with you and of course your friend and the family at this time.

    I have a membership to Linky, if you want me to toss one up just let me know.

    For now, here’s my menu with recipe links

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    Dddiva says:

    I’m so sorry for your friends son, Laura, our prayers are with you and of course your friend and the family at this time.

    I have a membership to Mr. Linky, if you want me to toss one up just let me know.

    For now, here’s my menu with recipe links

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    mary b says:

    This week we are working with veggies from the garden:
    Menu Plan Monday: Garden Goodies

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    Hi Laura,
    Our thoughts and prayers are with your family and your friends. Take care of yourself or you won’t be able to take care of them:)

    I’ll check back later, but until then here is our menu for the week:

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    Erica says:

    I am so sorry for this heart wrenching loss. You’re certainly on my heart this evening. Praying that Jesus would wrap his arms around all those who know this little boy.

    I’ll check back tomorrow for Mr. Linky.
    Effortless Savings ($50 week)

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    I couldn’t find Mr. Linky either, but here is the link to my post:

    Karen at DomesticMuse

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    Sarah says:

    Come see how I’m using up a five pound chub of ground turkey! :)

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    CaseyDeuce says:

    I’m so sorry to hear about your loss. My thoughts are with you and your friends.

    Here’s my MPM:

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    ~Spider~ says:

    I just don’t know how I’d go on if I lost one of my children — how heartbreaking for them, and for you! I’m so sorry!

    My menu link for this week:

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    Tracy says:

    My little itty bitty meal plan for the week.

    (Links directly to my post but I shortened the address since it was so long)

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    Natalie says:

    Sorry about your friend’s loss. :(

    Here’s my menu plan for this week:

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    What a blessing to be able to give of yourself to friends in need. To that I aspire also.

    This week marks my 3rd posted menu:

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    Laura says:

    Sorry everyone, I set my post on auto set and then left for the evening to visit my girlfriend and completely forgot about Mr. Linky.

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    Katrina says:

    I waited and finally Mr Linky arrived! Don’t stress you had more important things to be doing. I’m back after a long time off blogging, and back into menu planning as well, thanks for hosting

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    Barbie says:

    I ache for your friend. You are amazing to keep this going for us. This is my second week of doing menus and I really want to keep it going.

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    The teriyaki chicken sounds great. As soon as it cools down I will be trying that one.
    So, so sorry for your friend. It is wonderful that she has friends like you, who can help her through this terrible time.

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    kat says:

    Sorry to hear your news. Losing someone so young is the hardest.

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    Yeah – Mr. Linky’s back! Now I am 100 instead of 1 – with a 3 hour time change its hard to make it even on a normal night! I am sorry for your loss and will be keeping your family in our prayers!

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    Lisa says:

    Thanks for hosting this. It is helpful to get all of these ideas.

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    So glad to have found your site…. particularly having just moved. I’m in need of organization! :) Have a super start to the week!

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    Krista S. says:

    My thoughts are with your family and your friend’s during this difficult time. I can not even imagine…

    Here is my link for this week.

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    Kelli says:

    Laura, I have had fun this morning visiting every 5th site! I have printed some recipes and can’t wait to start working them into my menus in the future :-)

    Kelli – 3 Boys & a Dog: homeschooling, recipes, reviews, giveaways, Fave Friday & more!

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    Jami says:

    Laura, my prayers are with you and your friend for your loss. I’m so sorry.

    With your company, you might be interested in making your pizza into mini pizza’s that everyone can top as they wish. It uses the same dough (that I’ve made since the 80′s from my trusty Betty Crocker Cookbook!)and you can make the crusts up in advance:

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    Kara says:

    I’m really glad to be able to participate for the first time!

    I’m sorry for your loss.

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    Tania says:

    So sorry to hear about your friends son, such a terrible thing to have to go through.

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    MemeGRL says:

    I’m so sorry to hear the news. Know that my prayers are with you and your friend and your families.

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    Steph says:

    So sorry to hear the news of your friend’s son, my thoughts are with you, his family and friends. Thank you for mentioning Food Tidings, sounds like a fantastic tool.


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    Cheryl says:

    So sorry about the loss of your friends son.

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    Deborah says:

    It’s so funny I used to blog and would come over to your blog all the time…I found a website today in the newspaper of all places and she had your website for dinner planning…I got to thinking, I used to visit this blog all the funny!
    So hello again – from EaglesWings

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    Jamie says:

    So sorry to hear about Jacob- something like that just seems to remind us what is truly important in life. Your friends will be in my family’s prayers.

    On a lighter note, I’m attempting to smoke a pork shoulder in my crock pot! Care to come see how it turns out?

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    Becca says:

    Thanks so much for hosting this! I’m excited to take part. I love seeing what others are doing… it gives me lots of great ideas!

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    Elaine H says:

    I’m delayed in posting, as explained in my post, but I got it up.

    My heart goes out to you, Laura and your friend and all those who loved this little boy. I know that it isn’t easy to lose someone you love so much and my prayer will be that you all feel the presence of the Lord during this time and that you are able to find comfort and peace.

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    Nicole says:

    I’m sorry to see your sad news. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your friend’s family.

    I’m new to MPM. I lurked for a while to see how it works and I think it will really help me plan and shop for our family’s food. Thanks for the awesome idea!

    Since I’m new to the Mr. Linky thing, I accidentally took up two spots on the list above,266 & 267. SORRY!

    I am having fun and learning lots reading everyone’s blogs. Thanks for sharing!

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    purple moose says:

    I’m praying that your week goes smoothly. Take care of yourselves!

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    brandi says:

    Praying for yall and your friends.

    And I made your 2 step chicken tonight with a salad and green beans. It was so good. thanks for the recipe

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    debi b says:

    I am so very sorry to hear about your friend’s son. What a sad sad story and a horrible tragedy.
    I am happy they have a friend like you to count on for help.
    Please know I am keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers.

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    Julie says:

    Better late than never! My menu has been posted!

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    Megan Buhler says:

    Wow, thanks for sharing the info on What a great service! I’ve linked back to them on my blog: