Menu Plan Monday ~ Dec 31st

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Hello and welcome to MPM! I’m a bit late tonight as we were driving my parents to the airport. It was sad to see them go as we had such a wonderful visit. You would be very proud of me as I was able to relax and let some things go while they were here. Now that they’ve gone though it’s time to get my butt in gear and get’er done. All my decorations are still up, my receipts are in a bunch ready to be entered into Quicken, floors need a washin, laundry is piled to the roof but you know what? I’m not going to get stressed about it. Stressing does not a stitch of good. Instead I’m just going to do the “next thing”, starting with MPM!

Here is what is on our menu this week:

Monday: Fajitas
Tuesday: Asian Beef Noodle Stirfry
Wednesday: Stuffing-Crusted Creamy Chicken Casserole
Thursday: Leftover Buffet
Friday: Homemade pizza


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73 Responses to Menu Plan Monday ~ Dec 31st

  1. 2
    Proverbs31 says

    Bummer! Nice looking menu though. I keep saying I need to make fajitas and I keep not doing it. Maybe I will remember for next week. πŸ™‚

    Mine’s up. Gotta ‘hit the sack’ though, it’s almost one a.m. here!

  2. 3
    Candi says

    Good for you for taking it easy!! I got caught up on my 7+ loads of laundry yesterday!!

  3. 4
    Michelle says

    Oh that’s crummy πŸ™ c’est la vie.Good for you Laura take it easy and don’t worry about the housework!!! Happy New Year!!!! Here is mine

  4. 8
    HumbleHousewife says

    That stinky Mr Linky! Mine is up. Have made it one of my New Years resolutions. Frugal menu every week – no excuses!!! Thanks as always for the inspiration!

  5. 10
    Heather says

    I hear you loud and clear. I have one of those weeks in store for me, as well. It will begin with errands I can no longer postpone (bread and milk runs).
    I wish you the happiest of new years. Thank you for running this site, it’has been a pleasure visiting.

  6. 11
    Tiany says

    Glad to hear you had a nice time with family! πŸ™‚ Seeing them go is the hardest part isnt it?

    Happy New Year! Have a blessed one!!!

  7. 13
    Jodi says

    Glad to hear you had a nice visit with your family! Your menu sounds yummy this week!

    Happy New Year!

  8. 14
    Erika says

    Happy New Year! I hope all have a great time tonight if you do anything. We are doing something a little special for with the kids but not staying past our normal bedtime :0)
    Here my MPM for this week

  9. 15
    Misslionheart says

    Oh the laundry! A neverending task here…

    Best wishes for 2008

  10. 18
    Lori ~ Simple Life says

    Glad you had a good time with your parents. Also glad to see you are taking a sensible approach to getting all your “stuff” done.

    My post is up!

  11. 19
    Mommychicky says

    Happy New Year everyone. Stir fry sounds good, maybe I’ll make that next week. Anywho, my menu is up so please stop by (there are even some links to recipes this week).

  12. 22
    xsquared says

    Happy New Year!

  13. 24
    annie says

    Happy New Year!
    Your menu sounds yummy!
    ΒΈ.‒´¸.β€’*Β¨) ΒΈ.β€’*Β¨)
    (ΒΈ.β€’Β΄ (ΒΈ.‒’ * Annie *

  14. 25
    jen says

    Happy New Year Laura////I did my Menu Plan but it’s on the fridge….I’m so glad we are friends and you do this keep us going. Have a great year.

  15. 28
    Ashley says

    I’ve been home 4 days now and I still haven’t conquered my mountain of laundry! I feel for everyone!

    My menu is up. It’s pretty easy this week.

  16. 29
    Dawn's Daily Life says

    Fajitas sound good, and you are right when you say stressing doesn’t do a darn bit of good. Have a great week and Happy New Year! πŸ™‚

  17. 31
    Kim says

    Glad you had a nice visit with your parents! Your menu looks good! Mine is up….Happy New Year!

  18. 32
    Jen @ JenuineJen says

    Mine is up! Your list of household chores to do sounds like mine. I am looking forward to getting caught up around the house but I am trying not to stress about it as well.

    Happy New Year!!

  19. 33
    Deirdre says

    My menu is now up. I need to take my decorations down too. I am trying not to stress about all that I need to do.

  20. 38
    Kari Fischer says

    Wow, your list of things to get done sounds just like mine! (And probably eveyone elses out there too!) Here is my menu for this week and it’s my first post so I’m super excited! Here’s to New Years’ Resolutions! Thanks for the inspiration!

  21. 42
    Dyane says

    Happy New Year!

  22. 45
    Sheila says

    Oh yes the aftermath of Holidays can be almost as much stress as the Holidays…try to pace myself this helps very much…
    My Menus are up, you can see them here
    Happy 2008….and thanks so much for hosting this fabulous Menu Planning…

  23. 51
    gloria says

    my menu is up!!

    thanks for all the help!!
    this week i am using the pork loin recipe you linked last week!!
    (or was it the week before?)


  24. 52
    Ally says

    Now I want fajitas. *sigh* πŸ˜‰

  25. 56
    Vader's Mom says

    This is my first week participating and I hope you see a lot more of me this year, as eating at home more is part of my New Year resolutions!!

    My menu (such as it is) is up.

    Happy New Year!!

  26. 57
    Natalie says

    Bummer about Mr. Linky! πŸ™ Sounds like you have a good week there.

    My Menu Plan is up too! πŸ™‚

  27. 60
    Susanne says

    What no Mr. Linky. Right when I got my act together? LOL!

    I’m refusing to stress either. One thing at a time right?

  28. 63
    Connie says

    Great Week!

    I’m ready to get things done too!

  29. 64
    Cynthia says

    Just posted my first menu plan. Love this site and check it every Monday for ideas, so I thought it was time I started to contribute as well.

  30. 65
    Annie says

    Looks like a great menu!

  31. 66
    Melanie says

    My menu is now up.

  32. 67
    Papaya Mom says

    Can’t wait to join up again for 2008 – your blog and this weekly planning together have inspired me in 2007 and I’m sure that will continue in the new year πŸ™‚

  33. 68
    Cattailmama says

    This is my first Menu Plan Monday…I’ve been reading for a while so I thought I’d join in.

    Thanks for hosting this! It’s so hard to come up with new ideas and recipes…it’s nice to have this to look forward to on Mondays!

  34. 69
    Kerry says

    Thanks for hosting this! YUM!

  35. 70
    Jessica says

    First time visitor, but I can guarantee I’ll be back!

    I linked up and posted my first MPM.

    I’m tooo excited!

  36. 71
    Nic says

    Hi and Happy New Year. What a great idea you have Laura. I am a first time Melbourne (Australia)based Menu Planner.
    I hope I can stick to my NY resolution to post regularly!

  37. 72
    Bonnie says

    ooohhh ooohhh … I’ve not heard of this before but I love it !! I will be joining ! This week I’ll post an old menu that I posted on my cooking blog not too long ago …


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