Menu Plan Monday ~ July 1/13 + Giveaway!

Menu Plan Monday ~ July 1/13 + Giveaway!


Welcome back to another week of Menu Plan Monday!  It’s a Happy Canada Day for all us Canadian folks.  So that means it’s a day of relaxation and fun around here.  Groceries are going to just have to wait until Tuesday :)

canadian flag

And a happy July 4th later this week to my US friends :)

Also I just want to say thank you to everyone who left birthday wishes for me on last week’s post. That was so nice of you.  I had a really really lovely day and was super sad to see it come to an end.

A couple of weeks ago some of you might remember I had my very first Starbucks coffee drink (and my very first coffee for that matter) and have been craving another Frappuccino ever since.  The only problem is the closest Starbucks to me is two hours away from where I live.  So I decided to figure out how to make my own.  Here is my recipe and it is so delicious, not to mention way less expensive!!  Yum!

homemade skinny coffee frappuccino

Also for those that might have missed it, my friend Angie posted a fantastic looking recipe for Shrimp Cucumber Appetizers earlier this week.  Check these gluten free babies out.

Shrimp Cucumber Appetizer

Taste of Home Giveaway:

I picked up this Taste of Home soft cover cookbook the other day at Walmart and it is so great.

summer slow cooker meals

As you can see from my menu plan this week, in the summer I use my slow cooker a lot to avoid heating up my house.  I went back and grabbed another copy to giveaway to one of YOU.  I will draw a name at random on Saturday, July 6th from the list of those that link up a menu plan this week (no comment required).  Just my way of saying thank you to all of you who link up here each week.  You are awesome and organized :)

My Weekly Menu Plan:

Monday:  Burgers and fries

Tuesday:  Slow Cooker Chicken Caesar Sandwiches served with spinach salad

Wednesday:  Slow Cooker Asian Pork Tenderloin served with rice and broccoli

Thursday:  Leftover buffet

Friday:  Sausage & Pepper Pasta

Saturday:  Slow Cooker Lasagna

Sunday:  Picking night!!


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

More family favorite recipes here.

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One of my favorite menu planning resources:

Simple Meal Planning - Plan to Eat


36 Responses to “Menu Plan Monday ~ July 1/13 + Giveaway!”
  1. 1
    Sue Pate says:

    I am having trouble figuring out how to post to MPM. I have tried and tried to link up but I guess I am not doing something right. Any help would be appreciated

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    Miz Helen says:

    Hi Laura,
    Hope you’al have a great holiday and enjoy your week. Thanks for hosting the party for us!
    Miz Helen

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    SusieQTpies says:

    Yummy! Funny because I always think- yay winter is over time to put away the crockpot and then before you know it I realize that the crockpot is used for a different reason in the summer- to keep the kitchen cool. Thanks for the party! I love seeing all the menus!


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    Heather says:

    Enjoy your Monday holiday. Happy Canada Day!

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    Jean says:

    Happy Canada Day! Thanks for hosting this. It really does help me stay on track.

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    Happy Canada Day! I had to pin the Shrimp Cucumber appetizer. That looks so easy and tasty. Thanks for hosting.

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    Rona B says:

    It’s been extremely hot in Las Vegas so it’s sandwiches, salads and slow cooker for the next few weeks.
    Have a wonderful holiday.

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    Elizabeth says:

    HAPPY CANADA DAY ! I am wearing my souvenir Canada Day Festival T-shirt today here in sunny Georgia!! I get funny looks when I wear it…I proudly wear it to remind me how the Canadians celebrate the day in style up in Ottawa, as we were there in 2010 and had a grand time!!
    Have a great day, Laura!

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    Tiffany T says:


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    I think I have a new love for Taste of Home after I made these chicken thighs a week or so ago. They were SO VERY YUMMY.

    Thank you for hosting and Happy Canada Day!

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    Elizabeth in Georgia says:

    HAPPY CANADA DAY!!! I am wearing my souvenir Canada Day Festival t-shirt today to celebrate! Ottawa really knows how to throw a party!! We were there in 2010….the fireworks were like nothing I had ever seen!!! Have a great day, Laura!

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    Happy belated birthday, Laura! Glad to hear you had a good day. :)

    I need to learn to be like you and use my slow cooker more often in the summer – I do tend to think its a winter kind of thing, too – but the idea of not heating the kitchen is so nice! And since it’s 94 degrees here today, I better get on that. ;)

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    Judi says:

    Would love a chance to win the cookbook.

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    Carla Pullum says:

    I love slow cooking!!!

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    You have a great weekly meal plan!! Happy Canada Day!! I’m sure you had a good celebration. :) Thanks for hosting this party. :)

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    Granny Beth says:

    I jsust picked up the magazine, its great.


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