Menu Plan Monday – Jan 29th

Welcome to another Menu Plan Monday and the start of a brand new week! Right off the top I want to send a big thank you out to the nice person(s) out there that nominated me in the Share the Love Blog Awards and in two catergories to boot….Best Blog Design and Most Inspiring! I am so honored! This is my first ever bloggy nomination of any kind and my excitement runneth over. It means so very very much to me….thank you, thank you, thank you!

Nominations are open until January 31st and then the voting beings! Click on the button above to go see all the details. Thanks to Blogging Basics 101 for teaching me how to link a button!

So this week I’m going to try and keep my grocery bill down to no more than $100.00. Usually it is closer to $200.00 for the week but don’t forget I live in the middle of nowhere. My chosen recipes will be using up a lot of ingredients that I already have in the house.

Monday: Fajitas
Tuesday: Slow Cooker Sirloin Roast (S&D Nov/Dec 06 Pg 13) , Buttery Garlic Potatoes (S&D Mar/Apr 06 Pg 35) and broccoli – see note
Wednesday: Foil Pack Creamy Chicken and Mushroom Dinner served with perogies
Thursday: Leftovers
Friday: Fuss Free Ravioli and Cheese Bake and Crisp Zucchini and Apple Slaw
Saturday: Marvelous Mini Meatloaves served with potato patties and carrots

(S&D = Taste of Home’s Simple and Delicious magazine)

Please join in and tell us what is on your menu this week!

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59 Responses to Menu Plan Monday – Jan 29th

  1. 1
    Kim says

    Hey Laura, your menu sounds great this week. Have your chore charts arrived yet? I meant to stick a note in with them and forgot to…oh well. Have a super Monday.

    By the way, congrats on your nomination! I went over to nominate you and saw that I had been beaten to it!

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    mjpuzzlemom says

    Mine is up… I shopped on Friday so I planned ahead.

    Congratulations on your nomination!

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    gail says

    I put that foil pack chicken dinner on my menu this week after getting a magazine in the mail that had the recipe in it! I may change my regular meat loaf to those mini ones too. Your week looks good!

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    Jill says

    Your menu looks great! And congratulations on the nominations, you certainly deserve them!

    Have a great Monday!

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    An Ordinary Mom says

    Sounds like a yummy menu. I will have to look up some of those recipes. Good luck keeping your grocery bill down this week.

    Congrats on the TWO nominations!

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    Amber says

    Just wanted to say I love your blog and it is indeed very inspiring!

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    jdoriot says

    We had the Ravioli and Cheese Bake at the Ronald McDonald House…I loved it and meant to get the recipe but never got around to thanks!! The salad you are preparing with it sounds good to…so I’m just going to copy your meal plan for Friday! lol!!

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    Michelle says

    I love the sound of foil pack creamy chicken and mushroom dinner :) THanks for doing this!!

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    The Lazy Organizer says

    Congratulations Laura! And how are the blog labels going?

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    alisonwonderland says

    congratulations on the nominations!

    your week sounds yummy! i think i’m going to have to try the foil pack chicken one of these weeks.

    have a great week!

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    Marcia says

    Hi Laura

    I love your blog so congrats on the nomination!

    I think we are definitely kindred spirits. I love those baskets and yes, I hear the voices too! And not only that, but I also got excited about labelling my blog posts. So last night I sat for 3 hours (I have dial-up) and labelled everything. Now I have to do my other blogs!

    I have also been trying to stick to a budget with my shopping so this week I sent my husband to do the shopping because he gets in, gets only what’s on the list and out again. Already he spent just over half of what I normally spend, so we’re doing great!

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    Mamacita Tina says

    Congrats on the nomination! I think your web design is really fun.

    I make mini meatloaves. I make about 5 pounds worth at one time and then individually freeze each one. Makes for quick future meals.

    Love the idea of having people share their week’s menu.

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    Barb, sfo says

    Congrats on your nominations!

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    Terri says

    Congrats on the nominations!

    The creamy chicken and mushroom dinner sound delicious!

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    Jodi says

    Your menus always sound so yummy! congrats on the nomination!

    Have a great Monday!

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    Char says

    It’s the last week of the month – eagerly awaiting payday. I think I can do my menu this week without stepping foot in the grocery store. Yeah!

    Thanks for keeping us on track.

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    Becky says

    Congratulations on your nomination! You deserve them! Your menu sounds delicious (as usual)! Hope you have a great week!!!

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    Judi says

    Congratulations! And love the menu. Sounds yummy.

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    Jennifer says

    Hi Laura,

    I agree on using up the ingredients in the house. I am doing the same things this week:)


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    Jen says

    Sounds very good…..My grocery bill is $200 every 2 weeks….this gets everything….this does not however include diapers……we go Sams once a month and by them by the big box…..have a great day.

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    Kim says

    Laura-Congratulations on your nominations! You are VERY deserving!

    I’m a tad under the weather still,so I am not posting/planning my meals this week. But yours look great and on a frugal budget-I’m impressed!!!


  22. 22
    Margaret says

    Congrats on your nomination. Your menu looks great. Good luck coming in under your food budget for the week!

  23. 23
    Barb says

    Congratulations, Laura. Both these nominations are very well deserved. You have a huge following of people who come here time and time again to get great advice for keeping their homes under control.

    Learning how to link a buttons was so cool. Blogging Basics 101 is a great site. Learning just that one thing saved me so much time trying to figure out all the code.

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    Justice Fergie says

    Congrats on the nomination!

    The Apple Slaw sounds great — how do you make it?

    Have a good week!

  25. 25
    Beth says

    Congrats on your nomination. My hubby is a real meatloaf lover so I’m going to try your Marvolous Mini Meatloafs next week. Hopefully I’ll like them too.

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    Mrs.T says

    Congratulations,Laura! You are very inspiring to a lot of people! Your nominations are well deserved.

    Thanks too for hosting Menu Plan Monday. It helps keep me accountable, for sure, And my menus are up…

    God bless,

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    annie says

    Mini meatloaf looks tasty.
    Congrats on the nomination!

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    palmtreefanatic says

    congrats!!! looks like a great menu for the week!
    happy monday

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    Heather says

    Meals look yummy!! Thanks so much for hosting this!
    Congrats on your nomination, how exciting!!

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    Justice Fergie says

    ooops! I overlooked the zucchini slaw link. Thanks!!

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    momrn2 says

    Congrats on the nominations! You are definately deserving!!

  32. 32
    KC says

    Congrats on the nominations.
    after reading you menu today I went back and changed my wednesday dinner to marvalous mini meatloaves. Thank you for the idea.

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    Aussie in America says

    Congratulations on your blog nomination!! You deserve it.
    My menu is up. I too am trying to save money this week and using what I’ve got.
    Have a great week.
    Thanks for hosting this.

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    Amber says

    This is my first time joining in and I look forward to seeing everyone else’s menus.

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    Proverbs31 says

    I’m saving that ravioli recipe -MMmmm!!!

    We’re both in the same boat this week, I think. Use what we’ve already got; spend less money! Good luck to ya!

    Happy Monday!

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    Proverbs31 says

    I forgot — CONGRATULATIONS!! :D

  37. 37
    Mrs. C says

    Congratulations on the nominations!

    Thank you for helping me keep on top of menu planning. I’ve been having a lot of fun! :)

  38. 38
    Katie says

    Your menu looks so yummy this week! Congratulations on your nominations – they are definitly well deserved – you are an inspiration!

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    Carrie says

    Hi! I’m new to all this ~ the blogging world and all, LOL! I hope I did this right. Your blog is too cute and I love the Menu Plan Monday idea! :o)

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    palmtreefanatic says

    congrats! great list for the week!
    thanks for stopping by!

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    Jill says

    My menu is up — first time participant. I love meal planning but I sometimes get off track. This will be a great way to help me keep at it! Thanks.

  42. 42
    Gem says

    I know I left a comment, but can’t seem to see it! I posted for the first time — but can’t figure out how to get this linky list into my post.

  43. 43
    Dana says

    Your website is great and I love the Monday Menu. Congrats on the nominations, you deserve it.

  44. 44
    Leni says

    Doing the list last week kept me thinking about the coming week…much less guesswork!

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    Heather says

    Planning for the week has made my life so much easier when 5pm rolls around! Thanks for the ideas!

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    Sonya says

    Sounds great! I’m going to have to try the ravioli! Mmmmmm and fajitas….my favorite!!!!!!!!

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    Susan says

    I am back on the bandwagon after skipping last week. Isn’t it funny, I plan on having a foil dinner this week too.

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    Lynn says

    When you say foil pack dinner…do you mean wrapping each individual portion in tin foil??? I do that with my girl scout troop, but invariably, the juices escape out of the packet and run all over the oven and it’s a mess!!!!! Do you have any suggestions on how to avoid the liquidy mess?????

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    org junkie says

    Hi Lynn, this is the first time making this particular recipe. Yes you do wrap each chicken breast in foil…you can click on the recipe name in my post and it will take you to the recipe.
    If it turns out I’ll let you know next Monday. I’m hoping for the best….I’d hate to have to clean my oven afterwards.


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    Linsey says

    I just started reading.
    Love Menu Plan Monday!! So many recipes to get new ideas from!!

    Thanks Laura!!

    Oh, I organized my car this weekend! :-)

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    MamaJen says

    Better late than never with my menu today! :-) Congratulations on your aware nominations – that’s awesome!

  52. 52
    IRENE says

    This is the firt time I do a Menu Monday. It’s a great idea, and I hope to keep up! I have also posted some photos, since the menu may seem a bit unusual, for you to see what the dishes look like.

    Congratulations on your nomination. I think you deserve it for your ideas, your writing, and for your organisational skills. You bring so many women together, that says something about it! Thank you.

  53. 53
    org junkie says

    Wow, this has got to be a record for the number of participants! Thank you everyone for sharing your great menus. I’m sorry if I wasn’t able to get to your blog to comment but please know that each one of you are an encouragement to someone else to start menu planning. That is a wonderful thing!

  54. 54
    faerieeva says

    Hey, Laura,
    I really love your blog and like to participate in menu plan monday. I’m not sure how though. Do we use the same banner or would that be stealing someones (yours) artwork?
    Do we add the other participants? Etc. Please tell a blog clutz how to do this?

    Be loved and blessed,


  55. 55
    org junkie says

    Faerieeva – to participate all you need to do is post your menu on your site and then come back here to Mr. Linky and leave the url to your menu plan. Then people will be able to click on your link and come check out your menu. And please, feel free to use the banner!
    Hope that helps,

  56. 56
    Michelle Crook says

    I’m not sure how I ended up here … thinking from Joel’s Journey?
    But you inspired me … and it works to have a plan! Its a relief. Hope I did everything correctly. Thanks!

  57. 57
    org junkie says

    Hi Michelle, yes you did everything perfectly! I wasn’t able to comment on your blog, sorry but it said it was for team members only. Thanks for joining in!

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    Amber says

    My menu plan isn’t starting on Monday, but I joined in anyway!

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    Rona's Home Page says

    Wow, 88 participants this week. This is great news.


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