Menu Plan Monday ~ Nov 12th

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Another week is upon us! Last week I had a few mix ups in my menu…forgot to defrost the meat one day and then was out doing errands all day on Friday and didn’t get the pizza crust into the bread machine on time. So I did have to change a few things around and then also move the pizza to Saturday but because I don’t normally plan the weekends it all just worked out in the end. The whole wheat pizza crust was delicious and I loved that it could be done in the bread machine. Whenever possible I always prefer to feed my family whole wheat bread and pasta and of course brown rice. It is just so much healthier and better for you. I especially enjoy warm fresh homemade whole wheat bread straight out of the bread machine…..yummy!!

Tomorrow is Remembrance Day but the grocery store will be open so I am still getting my groceries done first thing. This is one habit that I will not break as it sets the tone for my entire week. Of course it’ll probably end up costing me more because I’ll have all three kids with me, you know how that goes!

So someone asked last week where they could find the Menu Plan Monday banners and guidelines. You’ll find all the info you need on the MPM tab above right underneath my header. Unfortunately the banners in there are small at the moment and don’t copy very nicely. I am working on it though. I’d like to make it real easy and add the codes in a nice little box underneath each one like I’ve seen around the blogosphere but I still have yet to figure out how to do that. Sorry! For now right clicking on the banner in any of my actual MPM posts and saving to your hard drive is probably the easiest way to do it. If you haven’t had a chance to read the guidelines I ask that you please take a look before leaving your link. Also many of you are still linking your MPM post to my old blog. Could you please change that to Thanks so much!!

So our menu for the week goes like this:

Monday: Fajitas
Tuesday: Slow Cooker Chicken Dinner
Wednesday: Slow Cooker Corny Chili
Thursday: Mix and match leftover day
Friday: Pork Lo Mein

Have a terrific week!


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62 Responses to Menu Plan Monday ~ Nov 12th

  1. 2
    An Ordinary Mom says

    Yum! I already ate dinner, but you are making me hungry again 🙂 !!

  2. 3
    Candi says

    That pork lo mein looks super yummy!!

    I still need to make my grocery list so that I can go shopping tomorrow.

    Have a great week!

  3. 4
    Natalie says

    Sounds like a great week!

  4. 5
    mandy says

    yummy recipes!

  5. 6
    Stacy says

    Looks like a yummy week. Love the use of the slow cooker!

  6. 7
    Lizzie says

    Good Lord you gals are quick. Here I was babysitting Org Junkie and three and a half miliseconds later 15 people had signed up! LOL.


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    [email protected] says

    Your week looks great – and thanks for hosting!

    One of the things I love about meal planning is the flexibility it allows you. When you forget to defrost the meat, you just grab the meal for a different night (after you put the meat in the fridge 🙂 and you know you’re all set.

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    And Miles To Go.... says

    Isn’t this a wonderful week for chili? We are having chili this week also!! Great meal plan this week, Laura!

  9. 10
    Kate says

    I wish I had a slow cooker but I’ve never even seen one here.
    Enjoy your week.

  10. 11
    Ruth says

    Everything looks really good!

  11. 13
    Wendell says

    This is a popular week for chili.

  12. 14
    Taya says

    Yum! Great looking menu! I think I will be trying a couple of your recipes!

  13. 15
    Becky says

    Thanks for the slow cooker recipes. The hubby has been helping with the cooking since he retired, and both of us appreciate recipes that can be made ahead and left alone for a while.

    I told the cashier at the grocery store about this site, and she passed the word around the store! Seems there are a lot of women out there who need a reason to plan. Thank you for providing it!

  14. 16
    DanaB says

    Looks great, have a fantastic week!

    I’m always switching around which days we eat what lol…but having ‘the plan’ has those meals/ingredients handy and that’s the key for me.


  15. 17
    Jodi says

    Sounds like a yummy week!!

  16. 18
    Irene says

    Hi Laura,
    nejoy your new home. It looks fresh and inviting.

  17. 19
    Heather @ MrsMomma says

    Both slow cooker recipes look delicious! Have a wonderful week, and always, thanks for hosting MPM! Each week I join in, try to comment on several other blogs, but for some reason I always forget to leave you a comment. Weird, right? lol
    Anyway, have a wonderful week!


  18. 20
    Amanda says

    OK! I’m on here lol!

  19. 21
    Madridmom says

    I am so glad you host this each week. Things have gone so much more smoothly since I started having a menu plan for the week. I love the new site …. the other one always took forever to load and this one comes up right away for me.

  20. 22
    Angela says

    The new site looks great! The pork lo mien really sounds good to me today.

    You would be so proud of my new music storage system for all of the kid’s sheet music for 5+ instruments. I’ll have to post it just for you. I felt like a mini organizing junkie! You inspired me to get that all together. Thanks!

    Always, thanks for hosting!

  21. 23
    Lisa says

    I LOVE this blog! Love, love, love, love it! I’m an organizing junkie too!
    I’ll be back OFTEN. Promise!

  22. 24
    Amy says

    Looks like it’s going to be a good-eatin’ time around your house this week.

    This is my first week! Thanks for hosting this!

  23. 25
    Judy says

    This is my first week, I thought that I would try this way to meal plan.

  24. 26
    Sheila says

    Laura thank you for hosting MMP along with all the wonderful helpful org. tips and suggestions you share. You are amazing. I love visiting your site. One of my fav.

  25. 27
    Rona says

    Planning one’s menus for the week is healthy and saves you money, for this family.
    I get my husband and son involved by asking for their contributions. Our menu plan is really a family project.
    Have a Happy Veteran’s Day.

  26. 28
    Sneakers Girl says

    I love the slow cooker chicken recipe! Thanks for hosting.

  27. 29
    Mommychicky says

    Here’s to “Slow Cooker Sundays”!

  28. 31
    messie Mommie says

    Wish I could get more veggies on my menu! Have a great week everyone.

  29. 32
    CableGirl says

    Oh, I lost you last week. Glad to have found your new and improved blog. 🙂

  30. 33
    Char says

    Everything looks yummy Laura! I am going to try your LoMein recipe soon – I bought the noodles last time I was at the store.

  31. 34
    Gail says

    That corny chili looks good! We love fajitas but for some reason I never think to cook them, just order them when out.

  32. 35
    Heather in Boise says

    Thanks for organizing this. I am trying to get more organized with my meals so I can:

    1) Feed my family more healthy options
    2) Save money
    3) Feel calmer as I approach meal time knowing in advance what I am preparing
    4) Feeling like I accomplished something every day!

  33. 36
    Elizabeth says

    I’m not feeling well this week, but my three kids have to eat, so darn it, I buckled down and made a Menu Plan! Have a great week!

  34. 37
    Gwen says

    Good idea! I’m giving it a try!

  35. 38
    Kara says

    Just wanted to say thanks- I’m new to this blog and I love finding so many dinner menus in one place. Hopefully soon I’ll submit my own! Thanks for hosting this!

  36. 39
    Shannon says

    I’m always on the lookout for good crock pot recipes. Thanks!

  37. 40
    Secret Agent Mama says

    Mine’s up for the week! Plus I have a review of some of the dishes made last week. Stop by and see me!!

  38. 41
    Jenny says

    Looks yummy!! Thanks for hosting this!

  39. 42
    bohgirl says

    I’m giving it a shot this week! We’re usually all over the place come dinner time, so I’m hoping that shopping for the week will cut back on the chaos. Wish me luck!

  40. 43
    Tina says

    OK, I’m trying to stay on top of my weekly menus again…your meals look great this week!

  41. 44
    Becky says

    Your new site is very pretty! Thanks for hosting, and, my, look at all the great ideas for this week!

  42. 45
    Marisa says

    Lots of new recipes and ideas to try! My family will love me…or maybe hate me! LOL

  43. 46
    Karen Twombly says

    Not sure how it all works but I would like to try. Thanks!

  44. 47
    Debbie says

    The Wheat Pizza sounds like a big win in our family.
    Have a great week.

  45. 48
    mjpuzzlemom says

    Looks like a good week. Thanks for sharing!


    What a Crock!

  46. 49
    Danae says

    Yum, that sounds delicious!!

  47. 50
    Deidre' says

    Thanks for hosting this great MPM. I have seen some great menu ideas I want to try.

  48. 51
    Susan says

    Thanks for hosting MPM. I’ve been an observer for a while, so now I’m jumping in!

  49. 52
    Wendy says

    I’m new, this is a great idea!

  50. 53
    Marcia says

    This is crazy – 223 menus. Looks like this is more popular than WFMW – good for you, Laura, but not for me 🙁

    I hardly get any traffic when the memes are too big – strange that. I think people feel too overwhelmed (I know I do so I just pick 10 and visit those). Whereas with a smaller meme (like tackle it Tuesday, there are not a lot of people so they visit every member – and again, I do the same, so I could be wrong)

    I’d love to know what you think. Have a lovely day!!!

  51. 54
    Nicole says

    I forgot to tell you that your menu sounds scrummy. 🙂 Have a nice week!

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    jack lalane juicer says

    I have actually completed a list for this week as well… thanks to your help. Otherwise I wouldn’t have gotten motivated and been scrambling around the house figuring out what to make each afternoon.


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