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Menu Plan Monday ~ Nov 12/12

Hello friends!  I hope you all had a wonderful weekend.  We had a gorgeous weekend even though it was a little on the chilly side.  On Saturday it was -17C and the kids and I went out to do some Christmas card photos.  We didn’t last longer than five minutes but that’s all I needed.  Here is a picture of the back drop I used.  I think the snow against the blue sky is so pretty but it sure was cold out there!  There was also a pack of seven dear crossing the pond when we first got there but they were too fast for me and I didn’t get them in the shot.  Drat.

Friday night was the night of my dinner club Tropical Party.  It went really well and the food was all so delicious.  Everyone brought a dish or two.  The Tropical Guacamole dish I made turned out delicious, thank goodness.  Can you believe I’ve never made guacamole before?  And then to make one with pineapple in it, well it just sounded a bit strange.  Thankfully though when all was said and done, it tasted great!

Printable decorations purchased from Press Print Party on Etsy.

And look who dropped by!

A fun time was had by all even if I was the only one to rock a Mumu!!

Don’t forget to enter to win an Off-the-Floor Organizer if you haven’t already.  It’s an amazing new product that uses vertical space to keep clutter off the floor.

Another Recipe Highlight:

If you are looking for a super simple recipe for dinner one night this week, you might want to give this one for Beef & Bean Taco Casserole a try.  It was delicious and so easy to throw together.  Forgive my terrible picture, the one on the actual recipe is beautiful so be sure to go check it out :)

How was your week?  Would love to hear about your recipe highlights!

My Weekly Menu Plan:

Monday:  Grilled Bean & Cheese Burritos served with a green salad

Tuesday:  Slow Cooker Beef Stew served with Bread Machine Garlic Bread

Wednesday:  Slow Cooker Honey Garlic Chicken served with rice and broccoli

Thursday:  Leftover buffet

Friday:  Ravioli with Apples, Bacon and Spinach

Saturday:  Old Fashioned Meatloaf served with mashed potatoes and corn

Sunday:  YOYO (you’re on your own!)


 Menu Plan Guidelines, banner selections and recipe helpers are here.

 More family favorite recipes here.

 One of my favorite menu planning resources:

Simple Meal Planning - Plan to Eat


20 Responses to “Menu Plan Monday ~ Nov 12/12”
  1. 1

    What a pretty scene for your winter pictures, I bet they turned out beautiful. Thanks for hosting Laura, hope you have a wonderful week! Looking forward to checking out some of the great shares this week.

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    Chava says:

    it is colder than Finland lol! Great menu! :)

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    Angela says:

    I had to laugh at the wintry pic right above the tropical scene :) Looks like a great time was had by all! My house got hit by the flu, so this week, we’re trying to get back to normal (whatever that is…)

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    Crystal & Co says:

    A cold front blew in to Texas last night. We woke up to mid 30 F degree temps.

    Your back drop is beautiful, but man that is cold!

  5. 5

    Great menu! I need to get on planning a menu for the week

  6. 6
    Helen says:

    Gorgeous backdrop. I hope you managed some nice pictures in the short while you were out!

  7. 7

    What a fun party idea when the temps are dropping. I haven’t had any recipe highlights these past few weeks with my back out of whack, but I am DEFINITELY going to try that beef & bean taco casserole! Thanks for the recipe.

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    Jean says:

    That tropical party looks like so much fun! This summer person says lots more fun that snow although the picture is beautiful.

  9. 9

    Snow and tropics in the same week, huh? Sounds fun. :)

    Our recipe highlight was definitely the Cajun Beef & Spiced Potatoes (link: – I always think I’ve made a huge portion, but it always makes us want seconds!

    Though, now that I think about it, maybe that’s not a good thing? ;)

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    Becca says:

    Ravioli with apple sounds really interesting! I would never think to mix apples with the rest of the ingredients!

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    Jenny says:


    Your party sounds fabulous. What great decorations. That guacamole nerves me out– I’m not brave enough for that I guess but the honey garlic chicken…………….mmmmmmm! And in a crockpot? You rock girl- thanks for sharing that link!

  12. 12

    Thanks for hosting every week, and I hope you enjoy the bean and cheese burritos!

  13. 13
    Angel says:

    What a great party idea for perking up during the weather:) Just curious, do you keep your decorations for another time or do you just trash everything? If its for keeps do you have a special way to organize themed party stuff?

    • 13.1
      Laura says:

      I have a tote I keep in the basement under the stairs for party supplies. So yes I do keep some of the decorations. Things like printables though I don’t usually as I can easily re-print those if I need them again for another party :)

  14. 14

    Your party looks so fun and festive! I bet the Tropical Guacamole was delicious! Have a great week.

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    Tirabaralla says:

    Thank you once again for hosting this! Excited to browse the links :)

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    Becki says:

    I’ve been looking for more chicken crock-pot recipes. Have you tried the honey mustard chicken and rice before?
    And now I’m craving guacamole – thanks! ;)

  17. 17
    Liz Fourez says:

    I’m so glad you liked my Beef & Bean Taco Casserole recipe! It’s definitely one of the faves in our house! Have a wonderful day : )

    Love Always,

  18. 18
    Sinea says:

    That beef & bean casserole looks so good that I wish I had some NOW! I’m hungry!
    Love the Miss Piggy photo. She has class. :)

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    Nathalie says:

    Lovely party! Thank you so much for featuring my printables and for the link! Love you site!