Menu Plan Monday ~ March 31th



We had an amazingly beautiful weekend here in my small neck of the woods. The snow is melting fast and I’m happy to report that we only have about 4 feet left on my front lawn. Woohoo!

I got my new Kraft Canada What’s Cooking magazine in the mail on Friday and I’m excited to try out some new recipes from it. They look delicious. This is a free magazine that is delivered to my door each quarter that often has some great recipes in it. I believe there is also an American version you can sign up for called Food &Family. I don’t always think they are the healthiest of recipes but I just substitute in the healthier versions of some of the ingredients and it works out just fine. Does anyone else get this magazine?

I’m going to be doing a GREAT giveaway later on this week (Wed) so be sure to check back for that!

Here is what we are eating in our house this week:

Monday: Creamy Spinach Ravioli

Tuesday: Taco Salad Bowls

Wednesday: Honey Spice-Rubbed Pork Tenderloin served with Roasted Red Potatoes with Bacon and Cheese

Thursday: Leftover buffet

Friday: Homemade Pizza

Saturday: Pulled Chicken Sandwiches

What’s on your menu this week?

Menu Plan Monday guidelines are here.

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78 Responses to Menu Plan Monday ~ March 31th

  1. 1
    Smoochiefrog says

    We had those taco salad bowls two weeks ago. I saw them in the magazine too and had to try them. They turned out pretty dang good!

    Hope you enjoy them!

  2. 3
    Mrs. F says

    I have nothing new going on in my menu.

    All your pictures are making me hungry!

  3. 4
    Julia says

    looks like a tasty week! 🙂

  4. 5
    Maggie says

    I love your site. The pictures are making me hungry 🙂

  5. 6
    Tamy says

    What a yummy week!

  6. 7
    Leeann says

    Hi Laura,

    Looks like we had some of the same menu ideas going on this week! lol

    We are doing tacos/taco salad also (not with the neat bowls though!) as well as a baked ravioli dish. I’m pretty much pulling it all from my stocked meats this week. 😉

    Hope your nice weather continues. Have a good week!


  7. 8
    Connie says

    I love Pork Tenderloin!

    Our snow finally melted! And the weeds are starting to grow…..

    Have a great week!

  8. 9
    april says

    All of those pics are making my stomach growl!

  9. 10
    Michelle says

    it was very beautiful today wasn’t it Laura. 🙂 I too have the new Kraft magazine and must try the recipes you have listed.thanks for hosting every week..

  10. 11
    magpie says

    I’m excited to see everyone’s menus! Shopping was so fun today because I knew exactly what I needed for the week.

  11. 12
    Bobbie says

    I cant believe you still have snow!! It must be beautiful to look at… althought I am sure your ready for it to leave and Spring to come. Your menu looks really good.

  12. 13
    Susanne says

    Great minds think alike. I’m doing a spinach ravioli tomorrow too and needed a good recipe for a sauce. Thanks!

  13. 14
    Kiy says

    That ravioli looks yummy, and quite easy! Going to have to give that a try. I’ve never tried making my own taco bowls, hmmmm…. tempting.

    Have a great week!


  14. 15
    Kate says

    Those taco salad bowls look SO good! We’re definitely going to have to try those. The rest of your menu looks great too. Thanks!

  15. 16
    Megan says

    Looks like a yummy week in your home!

  16. 17
    Stephanie @ Keeper o says

    Hang in there- that snow will all melt soon enough! I remember (when I lived in PG) how long the winter’s felt by the time it was March and April…

    I can’t believe I’m already #73 at 9pm on Sunday night- popular carnival you’ve got going, my friend!

  17. 18
    Forgetfulone says

    I finally got my menu up! It’s Sunday night, and already 75 people have posted their menus. Way to go ladies! I need sleep, so I’m goint to have to poke around for ideas tomorrow.

  18. 19
    Jodi says

    Yes! I love Food & Family magazine! I just got my copy last week and I’ve been looking forward to making the taco salad bowls as well.

    A friend turned me on to your blog a couple weeks ago and I’ve been enjoying it. 🙂

  19. 20
    Amber (Proverbs31) says

    LOL! We both have pizza on Friday.. must be a good night for homemade pizza!! 🙂

    Those taco salads look delicious! I’m adding those to next week’s menu. 🙂

  20. 21
    Mrs. Brownstone says

    The creamy spinach ravioli and the tenderloin both sound really awesome!!

  21. 22
    Tracy says

    The pictures look so yummy, it definately adds to the attraction factor. Well it’s Monday night here in Australia and it looks like our menu plan is going south already, lol.

  22. 23
    Heather says

    I went back and updated my “about me” section so it has a bit more info after reading your post about that. I love your decorative header! I need to learn how to do that.

  23. 24
    Celly B says

    Thanks for hosting this great meme! I’m enjoying participating for the first time.

  24. 25
    Mamma D says

    Ooooooh, the spinich ravioli looks good – I’m having port tenderloin and potatoes this week too!!

  25. 26
    jennP says

    i always get excited when I receive my Kraft magazine too! 🙂 They are actually hangin around all over the house! (sorry… not too organized!!) hehe or maybe i am, in my own way!


  26. 27
    Vivi says

    Oh gosh I do miss taco salad bowls. I do have a great cold taco salad recipe that I can’t wait to make when the weather warms up a little bit. Have a great week!

  27. 28
    A Juggling Mum says

    What a yummy week you have planned 🙂 The taco salad bowls look and sound delicious 🙂

    Have a great week,
    Rachel xxx
    A Juggling Mum

  28. 29
    JennyV says

    I am forever amazed at how many people plan and share! Awesome!

  29. 30
    Martha says

    I’m making the cheddar ham soup tonight that you had last week. Looks like you have a yummy week ahead as always.

  30. 31
    mjpuzzlemom says

    Looks like a great week. Thanks for hosting!

    MJ – What A Crock!

  31. 32
    Sheila Gregoire says

    Thanks for hosting this! I was so dedicated last week I actually ate all the veggies in my fridge. I am so proud!

    We’ll see how well I do this week…

    Visit To Love, Honor and Vacuum today!

  32. 33
    Stephanie says

    My Food and Family magazine is one of the things I so miss about living in the US. At least I can access it online! I need to check out those taco salads. It might be a great change from “plain old tacos” which are a staple in this house.

  33. 34
    jen says

    Your menu as always looks wonderful. I’m doing mine for the next 2 weeks. That pulled Chicken sandwich looks great. Madison is home on Spring Break next weeks so I’m looking for some extra fun lunches to make with her…along with different breakfasts….have a great week Laura.

  34. 35
    Meshellyn says

    I do get the Food & Family magazine and love it! Actually nearly all of my recipes each week come from and they have all of the past editions on their site to look through! I too alter the recipes a bit to make them healthier and family friendly.

  35. 36
    julia ward says

    I’m so glad I found your site. I’m going to work on my menu for the week and save myself 6 trips to the store because I’m always forgetting something.

    I already have green beans and kohlrabi ready to pick from my little kitchen garden. I’m trying to find some recipes to use those kohlrabi leaves. Any suggestions?


    julia ward – a BLINDING heart – a writer’s blog –

  36. 37
    Deanna says

    This is a busy week for us so I’m not doing anything especially intriguing, although I might try the Ultimate Grilled Cheese version of grilled cheese sandwiches tomorrow night.

  37. 38
    Wifey says

    What a yummy menu! The spinach ravioli looks delish. Thanks for hosting, and have a great week!

  38. 39
    Amy W says

    I love the Food and Family magazine…

  39. 40
    Candi says

    I get Food and Family and really enjoy it. There looks to be plenty of tasty recipes in the new one!!

    Sounds like a yummy week!

  40. 41
    Kysha says

    mmmm!Your menu look delish!

  41. 42
    Leeann says

    Yes, I also receive the “Kraft~Food & Family” Magazine. It always has great recipes in it!

  42. 43
    Jennifer @Chronicles says

    That Spinach Ravioli looks wonderful! I’m saving that one to try. Have a wonderful week!

  43. 44
    Sister Brenda says

    Hi Laura we have about the same amount of snow.. Isn’t today March 31 ? for Monday I’m so confused..
    Blessings Sister Brenda

  44. 45
    JJ - Lady Di says

    I haven’t gotten my Food and Family yet. Although I did get a little mag the other day: Food and Family Simple Shortcuts – I can’t tell if it totally replaces the larger mag or not. I don’t really like it, since I don’t do a lot of shortcut cooking. Their products enhance my cooking, not replace it. Oh well.

    Your menu looks great this week! On tap this week for me? Just trying to get through it. I had trouble this week for some reason coming up with what to cook since I’m trying to get back into the Weight Watchers Groove a bit better. I’ve been slacking with the holidays (St. Pat’s, Hubbys birthday, Easter) and a bit of stress on my end. Instead of adding more stress about the menu I went with the 3 days I had figured out and then I’ll go from there since I have to go into town after that anyway, and I can pull from the freezer if I have to anyway. That’s why I put meals in the freezer in the first place, right?

  45. 46
    kat says

    Oh man does that pork sound good…think I’ll have to get my husband to do one next Sunday. As for weather…we are getting 6 inches of snow today!

  46. 47
    NH Mom of 3 says

    I’ve added my link to the list and would welcome any feedback on my first MPM post! Thanks for all the great ideas and inspiration.

  47. 48
    Beck says

    Those taco salads look DELICIOUS!

  48. 49
    Charity says

    Thank you so much for introducing me to menu planning. It has made my life so much easier!

  49. 50
    Aimee says

    I get Food & Family-I have not had a chance to look through it yet. The recipes that you show look great so I have to find time to read through the magazine.

    I posted our meal plan this week but if anyone out there can help with a ham recipe let me know. I want to make ham Sunday but I don’t really have any recipes-something in the Crock Pot would be great! thanks!

  50. 51
    Debi says

    I just tried that roasted potato recipe yesterday (but left out the bacon bits since A’s a vegetarian). They were really yummy!

    Have a delicious week!

  51. 52
    Melanie says

    I enjoy Kraft’s Food & Family–simple recipes using things I actually keep on hand!

  52. 53
    D Wheeler says

    We love homemade pizza! We are having the leftovers tonight. Thanks for this motivation!

  53. 54
    Tamara L. Merritt says

    Sorry I have been slack. I am doing a Pantry Challenge for April. That way I can Spring Clean the pantry and freezers 🙂 Only plan to buy perishables. Not many guests planned for April, but then in May there are holidays, visitors and our first Pool Opening in our backyard.

    My DH is not a picky eater, and he is thankful for whatever I prepare 🙂 GOOD Hubby LOL

  54. 55
    Lori says

    What a great menu! I love your blog :o)

  55. 56
    Jamie says

    Your menu looks great this week! The pictures make it all look so yummy. I had a hard time getting inspired to plan my menu this week, but, it is finally done and posted.

  56. 57
    Angela says

    Great menu! Love that you have little pics by them.

  57. 59
    Jacqueline says

    Love that you included pictures of your planned entries! Couldn’t resist joining in

  58. 60
    killlashandra says

    I’m two weeks behind and pretty late but I finally got my menu up for this week. It’s a ham week so if you like ham you might like a couple of these recipes.

  59. 61
    Rona says

    I really enjoy receiving my monthly Kraft magazine. There are quick and yummy recipes in every one.

    You have a great week!

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    Tiffany says

    I am new. This looks like fun.


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