Menu Plan Monday – August 20th

Another week! My weeks are flying by it seems, how about you? Last week was wonderful for us as hubbie was able to join us here in Ontario. It was so nice to see him after nearly two weeks apart. Unfortunately he had to leave today though but we’ll see him again next week when we (myself and three kids, ack!) make our journey home.

I’m pretty excited to share with you the new menu plan tool my sister found for me today at Zellers. I’ve been looking for a whiteboard system for writing up my menu plans to replace my current paper method since I no longer see a need to keep them after each week.

This monthly calendar magnet with four weeks, that can be used together or separately, will be perfect for my fridge. I’ll probably just use one week at a time for now to plan my menus but you never know I might get all wild and crazy and plan my menus for the whole month just so I can use all four weeks at a time…lol. I just love it and can’t wait to get home and start using it!

So here is what we are cooking up this week:

Monday: BBQ Chicken with Strawberry-Orange Pasta Salad

Tuesday: Spaghetti with salad and garlic toast

Wednesday: Ribs with baked potatoes and grilled veggies

Thursday: Beef steaks with roasted potatoes and grilled veggies

Friday: Leftover buffet


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57 Responses to Menu Plan Monday – August 20th

  1. 1
    annie says

    Wow Laura, your menu sounds so good… wanna trade?

  2. 2
    An Ordinary Mom says

    That pasta salad sounds yum! Welcome home!

  3. 3
    The Estrogen Files says

    Those calendar things look great. I’m going to have to try something like that.

  4. 4
    Stacy (Aussie in America) says

    I love the week-over-week white board! Very cool.
    Hope you have a safe journey home.

  5. 5
    [email protected] says

    The white boards look REALLY neat! You’ll have to be sure and let us know how those work out!

    Glad to have you back with us!

  6. 6
    tegdirb92 says

    what a wonderful meal plan for this week–thanks for hosting again this week.

  7. 7
    Candi says

    Everything sounds soooo yummy. That menu plan thing looks neat!!

  8. 8
    sheryl says

    The change-out write over board looks great! Let us know how you love/like/hate it after using it a bit.

  9. 9
    Michelle says

    as the other gals have said,your meals are yummy sounding see you tomorrow for dinner!!!have a good week in ontario..

  10. 10
    Tina says

    Your menu sounds yummo, once again!

  11. 11
    Twisted Cinderella says

    I love your menu boards! What a great find! Your menu sounds wonderful! Have a great week!

  12. 12
    Heather says

    Definitely would love to hear your thoughts after you get to use your new toy! Your menu sounds yummy. The pasta salad sounds like something right up my taste buds!!

    Have a great week.

  13. 13
    Jodi says

    Yummy week! Those menu things look awesome!

    Have a great Monday!

  14. 14
    Heather says

    Enjoy the last bit of your vacation.

    Since dinner is being provided by families from our church (I had a baby last week), this week’s menu consists of lunch ideas.

  15. 15
    Sandy says

    Hi Laura!
    The pasta salad sounds delic!
    Can you believe the 700 Club is having dinner with us tomorrow night? Ack! I’m cooking ol’standbys … something easy and familar. I’m also roasting more tomatoes today, so we’ll have spaghetti one night, just like you πŸ™‚
    Happy Monday!

  16. 16
    Marcia says

    Okay, I’m going to be naughty!

    No wonder you sound so chirpy because your hubby visited and we all know what that means πŸ˜‰

    Sorry – couldn’t resist! πŸ™‚

    Organising queen and
    Take charge blogs

  17. 17
    Debi says

    Oh, that calendar thingie is sooooo cool! I absolutely MUST find myself one of those little beauties!

  18. 18
    Jamie says

    My friend has that calendar and LOVES it. I am so jealous of both of you!

  19. 19
    Mama Russell says

    I am going to have to buy that calendar! What a great idea.

  20. 20
    Barb, sfo says

    That organizing tool is neat. I might have to get one for myself–and one for MY sister, who is Queen of the Whiteboard. Thanks for introducing me to it.

  21. 21
    queenbusick says

    I have these in a bag in the garage! You just gave me a new purpose with them!


  22. 22
    Char says

    What a cool calendar! Love your menu this week too.

    I posted a Menu Plan worksheet with my MPM this week.

  23. 23
    Meg says

    Hi Laura,
    Just found your site! I love your idea of using the white board for menu planning. I actually have these week over week boards and I love them, although I use them for just general planning.

    Just so you know, I found that the dry erase marker that came with the package to be terrible and I had lots of problems removing it when the week was done. I bought new Expo dry erase markers and they seem to work much better.

    Have fun menu planning!

  24. 24
    Haley says

    I’m interested in trying that pasta salad…it sounds really yummy!

    Happy MPM! πŸ™‚

  25. 25
    Lynn says

    The pasta salad sounds yummy. I think I’ll try it.

  26. 26
    a pinch of this says

    those white boards look very handy! much more convenient than a standard month-size white board. i may have to look for those…

    thanks for hosting menu-plan mondays–they’re such a huge help for organizing the week!

  27. 27
    Mrs.T says

    Those week over week boards do look very helpful. Thanks to Meg for the tip about the marker that comes with the package not working too well… if I buy these I will know to buy Expo markers separately!

    Thanks, Laura, for hosting this! You have done an awesome job keeping this going even while on vacation!

  28. 28
    Kara says

    that weekly calendar thing looks perfect for me! We have a 4-week rotating calendar for meals so it really would work great. I’ll have to see if I can get it online.

  29. 29
    Beth says

    Pasta salad sounds yummy! ?

  30. 30
    Catherine says

    I love that weekly calendar idea. It would save me from having to pull up my blog to remember what I planned!

  31. 31
    Jana (sidetrack'd) says

    We have a calendar similar to yours that usually resides on our refrigerator. It is a great help in menu planning.

  32. 32
    Amy says

    I love that calander for the fridge and you menu sounds great. I love you blog too.

  33. 33
    Nikki says

    Strawberry orange pasta salad sounds so yummy!!! Great menu!

  34. 34
    Mama Pajama says

    love the calendar stuff! I’ll have to try that!

  35. 35
    Anonymous says

    ooops sorry, I did mine twice plus forgot to say, I’m NEW!!

    hope I linked right – this is all greek to me, URL, HTML, but hey I’m learning and want to share – hi everyone!

  36. 36
    Sheila says

    I didn’t know you were Canadian?

    I’m from Calgary and lived in Ottawa for 6 years.

  37. 37
    Sandra says

    Love the calendar menu thingy, I may have to get myself one πŸ™‚

    Great menu Laura!!!

  38. 38
    Me says

    Cool Calendar! That would sure make long term planning easier!


  39. 39
    carrie says

    I was just thinking this morning about getting a white board to write out menus–great tip!

  40. 40
    Amber says

    I have that same calendar! I absolutely love it. Definately a genius that came up with that one! πŸ™‚

  41. 41
    Emily (Laundry and Lullabies) says

    Do you ever find that your organizing “stuff” takes up more space than it is worth? I keep running into that problem and needing to simplify even if it isn’t so beautifully “organized.” So I’m curious if you have ever had that problem.

  42. 42
    ChupieandJ'smama says

    Hope all is well with you and your family!! I just burned my bacon for the BLT pasta trying to get this posted. I’m not so good at multi tasking lately. I’m hoping to join in on Menu Plan Monday more often now that school is starting. I better get these done on Sunday night though πŸ™‚

  43. 43
    Country Girl At Heart says

    A friend of mine uses a calendar just like yours for keeping up with her children’s schedules. I never even thought about using it as a weekly menu planner.

  44. 44
    Joy says

    Hi there! I’m joining in for the first time πŸ™‚ Hopefully this will get me more organized and motivated!

  45. 45
    mom huebert says

    Thanks for the support. It is a never-ending job to plan food for the family. This is helping me.

  46. 46
    Kimberly says

    Wah! I want that calendar!

    I’ve been menu-planning for a while now, and love it!

  47. 47
    Rona's Home Page says

    What a great sister and thanks for sharing this fantastic organizational tool.

  48. 48
    Jenuine Jen says

    I am enjoying posting me menu plans weekly. Thanks for the motivation!

  49. 49
    Proverbs31 says

    I love the look of those calendar things too!! πŸ™‚

    So I finally decided what I’m going to do about our menu planning.. Not as strict as the same thing every week, but a good compromise. =)

  50. 50
    Anonymous says

    Hey friend!! Hope you have a safe trip home – can’t wait to see you!!If you get this message……what are the chances you could pick me up a magnetic board????(if it’s not too $$$ for you). I’ll fix up with you when you get back. I just completed my menu for the month of Sept!!!!! Can you believe it?? ysic.
    your desperately trying to get organized friend, laughter and lighthouses!

  51. 51
    ColoradoDreaming says

    Can’t find that board, where did u get it? It looks awesome!

  52. 52
    Tiffany says

    I bought a magnetic notepad with the days of the week. It’s great-love it!

  53. 53
    Holly says

    Hi…I’ve done Menu Plan Monday Several times but have never added my link. Blessings! ~Holly

  54. 55
    Amy says

    I am looking everywhere for this calendar and I cannot find it. In fact I’m pretty sure they don’t make it anymore…my mom had it and I have been searching. Is there anything like it out there??


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