Menu Plan Monday

Hello! A Juggling Mom has a terrific food blog and she gave one of my menu recipes a thumbs up….the Foil Pack Taco Chicken Dinner. It really is a great “dish”, it was a favorite in my house as well. Her review reminded me that I haven’t made this recipe in awhile so I’m including it in my menu this week.I received an email from a reader asking if I knew whether any of the participants in MPM specifically featured weight loss/weight watcher menus and recipes. So here is what I’d like to suggest. If your menu includes low fat recipes please let us know in brackets (low fat) beside your name in Mr. Linky. Thanks!

Here is my menu for the week:

Monday: Foil Pack Taco Chicken Dinner

Tuesday: Grilled Honey Mustard Pork Chops

Wednesday: Fajitas

Thursday: Leftovers

Friday: Chicago Style Pan Pizza – recipe below



*Important – Please link to your individual MPM post instead of your home page. Here is how you link to an individual post if you’ve never done it before: right click on the time at the bottom of the post you want to link to, click “copy shortcut” and then paste it into Mr. Linky. Welcome to all new participants. Please let us know you are new to MPM (so we can be sure to visit and welcome you) by putting “I’m new” or “First one” in brackets after your name in Mr. Linky.


Filed under: Menu Plan Monday, Recipes


38 Responses to Menu Plan Monday

  1. 1
    tegdirb92 says

    oooh, I love chicago style pizza!! Thanks for the recipe!!

  2. 2
    Candi says

    Yummy! Sounds great!!

  3. 3
    Stacy (Aussie in America) says

    looks great!

  4. 4
    Cheryl (copper's wife) says

    I’ve been enjoying participating in this!

  5. 5
    Linda says

    Honey mustard chicken is a big favourite with our kids.

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    sara - The Estrogen Files says

    Looks like a WONDERFUL week! Being newly pregnant, I’m either sick or starving. Starving after reading your menu, so gonna whip up a snack!

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    Sheryl says

    Everything sounds so yummy! I will definitely have to try the foil pack taco chicken dinner!
    Have a wonderful week!

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    An Ordinary Mom says

    Your menu is always fabulous :) !! I should just come over and eat.

    Apparently I didn’t read your post closely enough because many of my meals are considered pretty healthy and lowfat.

    Enjoy your week!

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    Joyful Days says

    Love using bread dough for pizza. The menu, as always looks so good.

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    Sally Bradley says

    I live in the Chicago ‘burbs. Best Chicago-style pizza is Lou Malnatti’s. You can even order it online and they’ll ship it to you!

    But you won’t want their sausage. The pepperoni is great! And they have a cornmeal crust to die for!

    I hope my laptop can handle drool!

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    A Juggling Mum says

    Your menu looks as good as always, have a great week :)

    Rachel xxx

  12. 12
    Dana says

    The chicago pizza sounds soooo good! I’ll have to try that one soon.

  13. 13
    Jodi says

    Yum!! I am going to try the Chicago Style pizza!! Have a great Monday!

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    Shawn says

    That pizza looks fab … and, since you are doing the foil chicken again, I’m going to have to put that on my list next week. Thanks!

  15. 15
    Renee's Ramblings says

    The pizza sounds delicious! Thanks for sharing.

  16. 16
    jdoriot says

    Good for you for getting a thumbs up!

  17. 17
    IRENE says

    Congratulations! And thank you for hosting!

  18. 18
    Stephanie says

    I just posted in your link section for the first time… thought I’d let you know. I’ve been lurking through all your great links for a few months now, and decided that I’d get my act together too.

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    Char says

    Laura – your menu looks great this week! I may have to try the deep dish pizza recipe soon.

  20. 20
    mjpuzzlemom says

    Hi, looks like a great week. Thanks for hosting!


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    UKZoe says

    I’m having to do the main part of my grocery shopping for the next three weeks in one go, with just mini trips to the store in between. That’s changed our menu a little form normal, but this week is really using up what was in the freezer.

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    Betsy says


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    Debi says

    Oh man…I just want to come to your house for supper all week!

  24. 24
    Posh Mama says

    Looks like you had a good week last week! And you have a yummy menu planned. I want to hear how your pizza turns out, I have never attempted a chicago style pan pizza before. :)

  25. 25
    Laura says

    Sounds super-yummy. Homemade pizza is the best!

  26. 27
    HsKubes says

    Your menu sounds yummy. We love homemade pizza and have sourdough pizza every Friday. Mmmm!

    ~ Christina

  27. 28
    Jessica says

    that foil-wrapped dinner looks delicious every time you post it. I really need to try it soon!

    peace of Christ to you,
    Jessica Snell

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    Leni says

    I’m back in the swing of things! Menus are looking great, I’m going to have to try those taco packs.

  29. 30
    Jenny says

    That sounds so yummy!! I am going to try the pizza!!

  30. 31
    Seraph says

    Just thought I’d let you know that even though I’m taking some much needed time away from the internet (not reading blogs, forums, or most mail, nor am I blogging much of anything, including my accounting) I AM still posting my menus. I had considered not posting them, but it’s already become such a good habit that I’m not willing to give up!

    Also, if I didn’t post the menu every week, my husband wouldn’t know what we were eating. He gets the email notification when I post the menu and I like it a lot better now that he doesn’t call me from work several times a day… every day… sometimes with the sole purpose of asking “what’s for dinner?”. Whenever he wants to know, he just has to check his email!

    I wanted to say thank you, too, because usually these self-imposed vacations away from the internet end up with me being completely reluctant (or just plain unwilling) to return. Coming on line every week for MPM has me WANTING to come back even though I still have some stuff to work through and won’t allow myself to fully return until it’s all settled.

    Thank you.

  31. 32
    Helen says

    I have to say that last week was my first go at Menu Planning Monday and I am so happy I got involved! It saved me stress over deciding what to make and money as I wasn’t running to the grocery store everyday picking up stuff. As I did all my shopping in one go, I found it wasn’t necessary to go out and get things I didn’t need. Thank you for Menu Planning Monday!

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    Melonie ( says

    Congratulations on the award for the chicken taco recipe! Woohoo!
    This Chicago-style pizza sounds wonderful too. My husband is from the Chicago area – I’ll have to give this a shot and see if it meets his approval. ;-)

    I’m with a lot of the others: thanks SO MUCH for hosting Menu Plan Monday! I’ve gotten great ideas and I’ve also enjoyed sharing our plans each week too. Thanks for all you do, Laura!

  33. 34
    Caraqueña says

    Hello! I posted my menu for the week…thanks!

  34. 35
    Barb, sfo says

    Thanks for that Chicago Pizza recipe! I think we’ll be trying that one soon –someday when it’s not too hot to turn on the oven :)

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    runningtothecross says

    Hello again!

    I posted my menu for the week! I had a shortage of ideas, but I made it work…I’ve not much time lately to browse other blogs for recipes and ideas.

    Have a great day!

  36. 37
    Sandy says

    Steak on the BBQ tonight!
    And ceasar salad.
    For Reluctant Entertainers

  37. 38
    Morgan says

    My friend Sarah has you linked through her blog and this sounds wonderful.

    I must admit I’m slightly confused on how the linking works, though.


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