Menu Plan Monday ~ Feb 28th

Is it really March 1st tomorrow?  That makes me happy, it means we are that much closer to spring!  I love spring so much.

So if you are looking for a really fast and easy meal suggestion, I’m highly recommending the Zippy BLT’s.  They were so absolutely delicious.  I of course added ketchup to mine though because what would be a BLT without ketchup.  Yum! :)  To reduce the fat count you could simply sub in turkey bacon for regular.  I also didn’t add the avocado to mine because I’m just not a huge fan of it.

The Sunshine Meatloaf got high ratings from my hubby but there was a little too much onion happening for me.  I’d make it again but with way less onion.  I’m a wimp like that I guess :)  The best part about this recipe though is that it makes two meatloaves.  We ate one and froze the other to have some other time.  One less night of cooking for me…whoot!

Okay so you all really liked the menu board I featured last week so I thought I’d share another really cool one.  Seriously there is no end to the talent and creativity you people have and it thrills me to share such a variety of different options each week.   Now no one is saying here that you can’t be in the menu planning club if you don’t have a pretty menu board but it sure does help make the chore a little more fun :)  This one is by Lori over at Paisley Passions using a $3.00 thrift store find.   If you want to know how to make yourself one check out her tutorial.  Thanks Lori for letting me share your pictures here.

Cute, cute, cute!

I know that some of you are still struggling with menu planning and I ask that you please please not give up.  It literally has been one of the best things I’ve ever done and the benefits are awesome.  I’m going to continue to share great resources here to encourage you to just hang in there with it.  It does get easier I promise.  Check out this terrific menu planning how to post from Ask Anna.  She provides some very helpful tips to get you going.

Okay gals here is what we’ll be eating this week:

Monday: Black Bean Quesadillas

Tuesday: Weeknight Ravioli Bake

Wednesday: Dinner out!

Thursday: Leftover buffet

Friday: It may not be spring yet but hubby wants to fire up the grill anyway – Teriyaki Sirloin Steak

Saturday: Sticky Chicken in the Crock Pot

Simple Supper Sunday

For snacks I’m going to make up a batch of Fat-Free Banana Bread

WHAT’S ON YOUR MENU THIS WEEK?

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35 Responses to Menu Plan Monday ~ Feb 28th

  1. 1
    Laura says

    Thanks for hosting Laura! Love the menu boards :)

  2. 2
    The Happy Housewife says

    Oh my word… how have I not ever seen a menu board before??? I LOVE it! I’m definitely going to add this to my project list. This is so cute!!!

    Toni

  3. 3
    Christi says

    That menu board is really great! We just use a white board that includes our menu, our to do list, and our shopping list. Not the cutest thing in the world, but it works! :)

    Thanks for hosting!

    • 3.1
      Laura says

      Whatever works is the best thing!!

  4. 4
    Liz@HoosierHomemade says

    The menu boards are super cute! Thanks so much for hosting Laura! Have a great week!
    ~Liz

  5. 5
    Tiffany says

    Cute menu board! Thanks for hosting!

  6. 7
    Carrie says

    Thanks so much for hosting all these great ideas! Have a great week!

  7. 8
    Phoebe @ GettingFreedom says

    Love that menu board! We have a small magnetic one that I have on my fridge, but I need more room to write in. This one would look great in my pantry! Thanks for sharing. :)

  8. 10
    Heather (The Menu Mama) says

    I am loving that menu board! Thanks for hosting this, it’s such a good place to get ideas and encouragement for menu planning!!

  9. 11
    Sherry says

    Love the menu board! :)

    Maybe if we all fired up our grill the spring weather will have to follow? :) I’m so ready for spring!!

  10. 13
    Rachel says

    LOVE that menu board!!! :)

  11. 15
    Wendy @ Celiacs in the House says

    Gotta love an optimistic man and his grill. As always, thanks for being the hub of the menu-planners’ support group. I appreciate how you keep on encouraging and cheerleading every week.

  12. 16
    City Share says

    That menu board is really cute. My menu is only in my head (and in my post), so I’ll have to consider creating some type of visual. Thanks for hosting.

  13. 18
    Char @ Raising a Healthy Family says

    Those menu boards are too cute for words!! Happy to have my menu posted this week and thanks for the flat surfaces inspiration yesterday.

    • 18.1
      Laura says

      You’re welcome Char!!

  14. 19
    Jami @ An Oregon Cottage says

    I’m looking forward to spring, too, Laura! I bet with all the snow you’ve had, your really ready for it. :-)

    I agree that menu planning is a great idea for so many reasons and I’d add it does get easier with time, like a lot of things. It’s now a habit with me (and over the years I stopped and started many times!), in large part to being accountable here at MPM- Thanks!

  15. 21
    Kristie @ Gracefully Saving says

    What a neat idea!
    My DH and I made an aggrement what he would create the MPM and I would post it based upon what the sales are for the week since he does the majority of the cooking! Definately takes the pressure off.

  16. 22
    Jenna @ Newlyweds says

    What a super cute menu board. I hope you enjoy the sticky chicken and be sure to make broth with the leftover bones and juices, its the best!

  17. 23
    Mama Bee Does says

    Thanks for allowing us to link up and share each week. Love the menu board by Lori. I just keep a notebook, not as fun but it gets the job done ;)

  18. 24
    Shelagh says

    I use this list while shopping. I have had people stop me & ask where I got it. It also might be because I’m a total nerd & take a clip board to the grocery store!!
    http://www.knockknock.biz/catalog/categories/pads/kk-pads/all-out-pink-pad/
    I put my meal plan on the back, so if I need to change what we’re eating, its super easy to make changes while I’m at the grocery store. I live out of town, so running down to the corner store to get the sour cream I’ve forgotten isn’t an option. Its changed my life, I used to stress if I hadn’t picked something to cook by 4:30. It eliminates all of that to look whats on the menu for tonight & just go with it!

  19. 25
    Angi says

    Thanks for hosting. I love seeing what others are having to eat.

  20. 26
    Wendy says

    I just linked my very first meal plan! I went to a Women’s Conference at church this weekend and one of the sessions was on making healthy meals easily. I’m so excited about trying to do meal plans all the time now! So glad I found this linky party to help! :)

  21. 27
    Anna says

    Thanks for featuring my meal planning post! I think meal planning is SO important so I hope my post helps a lot of your readers. :)

    Anna
    http://www.askannamoseley.com

  22. 28
    kewkew says

    This is my second week linking up and planning a menu. I hope to be able to do this for a long time. Though I switched things up a bit it was so much nicer than scrounging.

  23. 29
    Queen of the House says

    Very cute menu board! We moved our huge computer cabinet out of our kitchen and now I have some bare wall space….I might have to put up a menu board! :)

  24. 30
    sheila says

    Found you through the newlyweds, whom I read often even though I’ve been married 22 years, LOL!!!!!!!! ha ha ha. GREAT site you have here! I just love it!

  25. 31
    Sweet Mummy says

    My post was up yesterday but I forgot to link it until just now. OOPS!

  26. 32
    Sandie says

    I am new to this site. LOVE it! I have attempted meal planning before with no success. I’d like to try again. I stumble on week 2 every time. It feels like week 1 over and over. Do you have any completed meal plans for a month say that you could share? Ideas on how to expand my meal planning horizons that don’t involve a lot of recipe research upfront?

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