Menu Plan Monday – June 24th

As you can see, I’ve added a new banner above. Please feel free to use this one or the apron one. Either or is fine by me. I’m still playing with the colors on this one though because it’s blending into my site a little too well :)
Yesterday was my birthday. I can’t say it was a great birthday but my daughter was sweet enough to make me a cake. Here is a picture of it:
Mjpuzzlemom asked me for the Meatball Hash Brown Bake recipe I had in my menu plan a couple of months ago so I will be sharing that recipe in a seperate post after this one.
This week we are having:

Monday: Zucchini Sausage Bake
Tuesday: Slow Cooker Savory Pot Roast (carried over from last week)
Wednesday: Grilled Tarragon Lime Chicken
Thursday: Leftover Buffet
Friday: Sirloin Caesar Salad

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56 Responses to Menu Plan Monday – June 24th

  1. 1
    ~Amber~ says

    That’s a precious cake – I’m sorry you didn’t have a “great” birthday, but cake helps, doesn’t it?

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    Stacy (Aussie in America) says

    Happy Birthday for yesterday!
    Hope you have a great week.

  3. 3
    Robin@MyPursuitOf... says

    Happy Belated Birthday!

    I like your new banner. I’ll start using it next week.

  4. 4
    Tiany says

    Happy Happy Belated birthday to you!!! How very sweet of your Daughter to make you such a yummy looking cake! she did great!!!

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    momrn2 says

    Happy Birthday!! Are you feeling any better?!? Oh I so hope so!!

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    tegdirb92 says

    Happy Belated B-day!! Your meal plan looks great–I’m all over the sirloin salad!!

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    Seraph says

    Happy birthday! I’m sorry it wasn’t so great, but the cake looks wonderful!

    And I LOVE that new banner.

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    alisonwonderland says

    happy belated birthday! the new banner is terrific! thanks, as always, for all you do here!

  9. 9
    Marcia says

    Hi Laura

    Happy birthday for yesterday – I’m sorry you didn’t have a great day. I must say, my last two birthdays have been terrible too so I told Dion I just want to escape Jhb for this one too because all I really want is to be with him :)

    I’ll send you a separate email too…

    BTW, I still like the first banner the best :) This one is nice too though.

  10. 10
    Jodi says

    Happy Birthday! This week’s menu looks good!

    Have a great Monday!

  11. 11
    Misslionheart says

    It was my Hubby’s birthday yesterday! Check out the post..

    Mine’s up. Clearing out the fridge and cupboards, not shopping till Saturday!

  12. 12
    IRENE says

    Happy Birthday! That is so sweet of your daughter! I love the colors. They show inventiveness and imagination.
    Enjoy your menu, and thank you for hosting MPM!

  13. 13
    Linsey says

    The new banner is very cute! Have a great week.

  14. 14
    Melissa R. Garrett says

    Cake makes everything better, in my opinion ~ HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you :-)

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    Heather says

    Happy belated birthday!

    Last week was a doozy and now I’m under orders to “rest frequently” until the baby arrives. This week’s meal plan consists mostly of things my stepdaughter (12) can assist with, pantry items, and no strange ingredients my husband wouldn’t recognize at the store.

    My husband is not an oaf, that’s not what I’m saying. He and I just have a vast difference of opinion on what constitutes adequate descriptors when making out a list for the grocery store. ;)

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    Debi says

    Happy belated birthday, Laura! So sorry it wasn’t great! But what a beautiful cake!

    I love the new banner, BTW!

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    palmtreefanatic says

    Hi Laura! Great new banner! will have to use this next week! looks like another tasty week, thanks for hosting!

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    palmtreefanatic says


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    Barb, sfo says

    What a cute cake! And thanks for the new banner. I like the apron one but it didn’t stand out too well.

    Have a great week, happy belated birthday, and thanks for hosting :)

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    Slava Bogu says

    The grilled tarragon chicken sounds yummy.

    Happy Belated Birthday!

  21. 21
    Char says

    We celebrated my Dad’s birthday yesterday, too, and my husband’s birthday is later this week.

    The grilled chicken sounds great!

  22. 22
    Candi says

    Happy belated B-day! That is a nice looking cake!

  23. 23 says

    Happy Birthday! I just posted my first menu plan. I also just reorganized my recipes. Thanks for the inspiration!

  24. 24
    Multi-tasking Mommy says

    Love the cake, looks SO yummy!
    Happy belated Bday! :)

  25. 25
    ChupieandJ'smama says

    Happy Birthday! Hope it was a great one :)

  26. 26
    Mama Russell says

    Sorry your birthday wasn’t so great, but the cake was precious. Can’t wait till my daughter is old enough to make me one. Blessings!

  27. 27
    annie says

    Happy Birthday Laura & many many more!
    I pray this year is an especially blessed year for you.
    My favorite night of your menu is leftover buffet :o)… speaking from the mom’s eye view. We did that this weekend, just had a smörgåsbord of all the leftovers from our visitors. Yummy.

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    Leni says

    Golly, you ladies are fast! I had mine done last night, but by 12:30 am, I went to bed. lol

    It’s getting too hot for cooking!

  29. 29
    Christi says

    Happy (belated) Birthday!

  30. 30
    Michelle says

    I *love* the birthday cake! And happy (belated) birthday to you!

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    Kari says

    Happy Belated Birthday! I am delurking to join the Menu Plan Monday which is something I really need! I really enjoy your blog!

  32. 32
    Beth says

    Happy Happy (belated) Birthday!

  33. 33
    Mrs.T says

    Love the new banner, Laura, and will start using it next week.

    Your sirloin Caesar salad sounds good.

    And happy belated birthday to you!

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    mistihollrah says

    I love the new banner! Happy Belated Birthday!

    My menu is up!

  35. 35 says

    I just looked back and realized that my long “name” is pushing the other columns out. I’m so sorry! How emberassing! I am new…:) sigh.

  36. 36
    April says

    I forgot to post a comment when I posted my link, so… happy even more belated birthday! I love the new banner, too. I’ll get ready to use it next week.

    Thanks for hosting, Laura! This is a real gift to so many of us. And the birthday girl is the one who is supposed to be GETTING the presents…


  37. 37
    Gretchen says

    Happy Birthday, Dear One! Your cake looks delectable. Thanks for all you do on this blog, Laura.

    ((((hugs)))) Gretchen

  38. 38
    Judi says

    What a great looking cake! Happy Birthday! Yesterday was my daughters birthday!~:)

  39. 39
    MamaJen says

    Happy Birthday! I always seem to have lousy birthdays, too – but cake always helps, right? Hope you have a better week, and thanks for organizing everything! :-)

  40. 40
    Helen says

    I can’t wait to check out everyone’s meal planning for this week. I’ve been getting so many great ideas from all you wonderful ladies. That meatball recipe looks yummy! I may change my Wednesday meal plan in favor of that.

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    Michelle says

    Sorry to hear that your birthday wasn’t “great”. I hope that it was at least “good”. That was sweet of your daughter to make that cute cake for you. That had to taste pretty yummy too…all that frosting. ;P LOL.
    Love the new icon for Menu Plan Monday…I’ll have to use it next week.
    Have a good week.

  42. 42 says

    Love the new banner – proud to put it my post this week! Happy belated birthday.

    The cake is so sweet!

  43. 43
    runningtothecross says

    Happy Birthday!!!

    Your daughter is wonderful!!! My children aren’t quite old enough yet to bake me a cake, but time flies when you have six going on seven children!!! I will just have to wait my turn!!!

    Your birthday cake reminds me of many of the ones that I have made in the past!

    Posted my menu! It was somewhat easy this week, don’t know why???


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    jodi says

    Love the new banner! And love the cake your daughter made! How thoughtful. :)

    Also, in just a minute I am going to post a recipe you had asked me for. It’s called Conquistadors and it’s a great alternative to tacos. Mmmmm…

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    Sheryl says

    Happy Belated Birthday! Hope this Birthday week makes up for the not-so-great birth-day!
    What a sweet daughter…and yummy looking cake!
    As always, thanks so much for hostessing MPM!

  46. 46
    Jennifer, Snapshot says

    Happy Birthday! Cute cake, Org Daughter!

  47. 47
    Kim says

    Happy birthday, I hope that it got better! I really enjoy your blog and find it inspiring. Thanks for the MPM, I posted on it for the first time but it wasn’t the first time for me to get recipes!

  48. 48
    mamajuliana says

    This is my first week! Hopefully I can use this to actually begin planning menus more consistently!

  49. 49
    Jennifer says

    Love the new banner! Happy belated birthday…hope the *rest* of your week is great!!

  50. 50
    Heather says

    Thanks for hosting, and Happy Birthday!

    Is your back/neck feeling any better? Hope you have a good week.

  51. 51
    Terri @ In His Hands says

    Happy Birthday, Laura!


  52. 52
    angela says

    How sweet! My son made me a cake this year, too. Happy Birthday to you. I hope you have a great birthday week!

  53. 53
    Melonie says

    Happy belated birthday to you, wishing you many blessed years to come.
    Love the new banner, but I’ll wait to switch til you are done with the colors. Or maybe I’ll switch back and forth. I like them both so much!

    Have a wonderful week!

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    Org Junkie says

    Thank you for all your birthday wishes everyone!!!

    You guys are the best :)


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    Mom of 3 says

    I just found your blog- and I love it so far. Definetly something I need :)

    Great site!

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    ~Tina Marie~ says

    I, too, just found your blog. I love it!!!


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