Menu Plan Monday – Oct 2nd

Holiday Cooking Blogger Style recipe below!

Sometimes I wonder how I ever managed without menu planning. I think of all the times when I was working coming home at the end of a long day and standing there with the fridge door open trying to figure out what to have for dinner. Now I’m at home but if I waited till the end of the day to figure out dinner, it just wouldn’t get made because come 4:00 I’m beat…way to exhausted to have to figure out dinner at that time. So most of the time I use my crockpot and make the meals in the morning when I have the energy and the baby is down for his nap. This week I’m again trying some new recipes. Today I’m having leftovers though cause yep thats right I actually cooked up a storm on Sunday in honor of my son’s birthday. The Bruschetta Bake planned for Tuesday I’ve had before and apparently liked although I can’t Anyway guess what tomorrow is? My 100th post! I can hardly believe it. I am excited to post 100 things about me because I so enjoy reading everyone elses. Until then, here is my menu plan for the week:

Monday: Leftover homemade lasagna with homemade bread
Tuesday: Bruschetta Chicken Bake with baby potatoes and carrots
Wednesday: Slow Simmered Kidney Beans served over rice (this makes enough that I should be able to freeze some) – unable to link up this recipe but it’s from T of H Slow Cooker Classics Pg 58
Thursday: Leftovers
Friday: Slow Cooked Chowder with Buttermilk Rolls (L&T Oct/Nov 06 Pg 33)
Saturday: Spaghetti
Sunday: Turkey – Canadian Thanksgiving

Bonus: Peanut Butter Freezer Pie – SOOOOO GOOD!!!


I’m enjoying reading all the fantastic holiday recipes over at Overwhelmed with Joy so I thought I would play along and add it to Menu Plan Monday. This recipe is one that I have been making for Christmas morning for many years. I make it up the night before and pop it into the oven in the morning. Delicious and very easy!!!

Wake-Up Casserole (courtesy of Iris Frank)

8 frozen hash brown patties

4 cups shredded cheddar cheese

1 pd cubed fully cooked ham (2 cups)

7 eggs

1 cup milk

1/2 tsp salt

1/2 tsp ground mustard

Place hash brown patties in a single layer in a greased 13 x 9 in baking dish. Sprinkle with cheese and ham. In a bowl, beat eggs, milk, salt and mustard. Pour over ham. Cover and bake at 350 for 1 hour. Uncover; bake 15 minutes longer or until edges are golden brown and a knife inserted near the centre comes out clean. Yield: 8 servings.


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29 Responses to Menu Plan Monday – Oct 2nd

  1. 1
    Anonymous says

    Everything sounds delicious! What is your recipe for the peanut butter pie? That is right up our families alley!

  2. 2
    Jodi says

    Mmmm everything sounds yummy!

  3. 3
    Margaret says

    Must be a chowder sort of week! We have corn chowder on our menue.

  4. 4
    Anonymous says

    Sounds like you have a great week planned….yum…I’ll change the icon next week.
    Have a great day…

    Ps Madison is 9

  5. 5
    Gail says

    That chicken looks good! I almost did a salmon chowder this week but since we are back to 90 degree heat all week, I think I’ll wait a bit and try later.

  6. 6
    Susanne says

    The bruschetta chicken bake sounds wonderful. I’ll be adding it in the next weeks. Yumm!

  7. 7
    Anonymous says

    Yum, that all sounds good! I’m off to check out the recipes you linked to. Before coming here, I had no idea TOH had an online database of some of their recipes! I used to subscribe and miss seeing a lot of their recipes. Thanks for the info!

    Have a great day, and a terrific week 🙂

  8. 8
    Betty says

    Your menu looks good. Thank you for hosting Menu Monday.

  9. 9
    Mrs.T says

    Sounds wonderful, Laura! We are having fish chowder this week, so we’re in the chowder groove too.

    Congrats on your 100th post tomorrow!


  10. 10
    Judi says

    Yum Scrum. You always have the best sounding menu. I am trying your beef stew recipe this week! 🙂

  11. 11
    shannon @ rocks in my dryer says

    That Bruschetta chicken bake sounds like something my family would love!

  12. 12
    stephanie says

    That slow cooker chowder sounds yummy. I’m saving that recipe to try. 🙂

  13. 13
    Leann says

    I have a peanut butter pie recipe that my Meemaw used to make – they are totally scrumptious!!!!! Enjoy your week and your yummy menus… 🙂

  14. 14
    Stacy Aussie in America says

    Just letting you know my menu plan is up. Everything you are having looks very good! I hope you have a great week.
    (Aussie in America)

  15. 15
    Pamela says

    Your wake-up casserole looks scrumptous! Looks like this is the place to come for menu ideas too…lol
    Very cut blog, thanks!

  16. 16
    Kathleen Marie says

    This breakfast casserole sounds yummy! Thanks!

  17. 17
    Sue says

    Yum! I’m so glad I get to play~

  18. 18
    Magi says

    Also came from the Holiday Cooking gang, I’m liking the plan a week’s menu ideas. I’m so bad about doing that on a consistent basis.

  19. 19
    Sue says

    Followed your link from Holiday Cooking! Love the brk casserole, it’s a bit different than my usual one!
    I am enjoying looking around your site, so many great ideas. I’ll be back soon!

  20. 20
    Katrina says

    All of it sounds good! I’ve saved the recipes for the chicken bake, the breakfast casserole, and the Peanut Butter Pie! Yum!

  21. 21
    Tammy says

    Hi, Laura! I’m so excited to finally be participating in your “Menu Plan Monday”! I can’t remember where I first heard about it, but I’ve wanted to join in for some time now. 🙂 We love trying new recipes, especially other people’s favorites. 🙂

  22. 22
    Brony says

    That would be lovely. I can see me making it for new years day.

  23. 23
    Stacey says

    I am always looking for new and varying breakfast casserole recipes! I will be trying this one next weekend!

  24. 24
    Overwhelmed! says

    Laura, my sister makes a version of this breakfast casserole anytime our family gets together. We all love it!

    Thanks so much for deciding to participate in my Holiday Cooking, Blogger Style recipe exchange. I sure do appreciate it!

    Oh, and I’d love it if you’d link your upcoming 100th post on my Hooray for 100 link exchange. 🙂 I’ll check back to read your 100 things about you. 🙂

  25. 25
    Colleen says

    I can’t wait to get started on the Menu Plan Monday. Thanks for starting it. I am so happy to have found your site.

  26. 26
    melissa says

    casserole sounds great


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