Menu Plan Monday ~ Dec 1st

Hello my friends, can you believe December is upon on us already!  Where does the time go?  I’m late posting today as I was trying so very hard to get the freezer cooking links up and ready for you.  Please be sure to go take a look for lots of ideas on stocking your freezer full of everyday meals as well as how to get a jump start on your holiday dishes.  Let me know what you think!

I hope you like the new holiday banners I made up as well.  I tried to come up with two totally different looks for you.  I’m all about the options people 🙂

Okay so with the holidays upon us now more than ever is the time to menu plan.  If you have been following along with Menu Plan Monday but have yet to jump in (I know you’re out there!), now is the time.  Save yourself the supper mad rush headache by planning out a couple of meals to start and you will see what a load off it is knowing what’s for dinner those nights.   We’ve got almost 300 ladies showing up here each week who wouldn’t keep doing it if it didn’t work.  Menu planning works, trust us!

So here’s what’s on menu plan this week:

Monday: Hashbrown Sausage Skillet (didn’t have last week)

Tuesday: Spaghetti

Wednesday: Crockpot Maple Dijon Chicken

Thursday: Leftover buffet

Friday: Going out to a Xmas Party for dinner!

Saturday: Homemade Pizza

Simple Supper Sunday


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72 Responses to Menu Plan Monday ~ Dec 1st

  1. 1
    Susie says

    Glad to be a part of your menu planning! It sure has helped my life!

  2. 2
    $5 Dinner Mom says

    I saw Stephanie’s recipe for maple dijon chicken and can’t wait to try it 🙂 Enjoy it!


  3. 3
    Michelle says

    I bet the Hashbrown Sausage Skillet is just delicious.Must try it.Thanks for hosting.

  4. 4
    Cheeseslave says

    I forgot to say that I’m new. This is my first menu plan. Thanks for this site!

  5. 5
    Joelen says

    What a fabulous blog and event! Thanks for hosting and I look forward to participating often in the future!

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    Tiffany says

    Mmm, I put that Maple Dijon Crock Pot Chicken in my queue.

    I also wrote a little note about your freezer links post in my MPM post this week. What alot of work you went to to compile that. Thank you! I think it will be helpful for alot of people:)

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    kiy says

    Thanks for the new banners, I was hard pressed to chose one!

    Cheers, Kiy

  8. 8
    Organizing Mommy says

    That maple dijon chicken thing looks really good. I went to the link, and I’ll have to try that!

    Nice freezer meal links also. I used to do once a month cooking when Jo-jo was a baby. Now she’s almost 15. I will say this about freezer meals: not all are created equally. Some would have been better not frozen and just having the meals on hand. (I’m thinking of the frozen noodle things–why not freeze the sauce and make the noodles fresh?)

    I transitioned to: Make a Mix type of stuff a few years later. This is another great time saver.

    Now, I try to cook as fresh as possible, but some meals lend themselves to being frozen: lasagna, chicken packets, burgers, etc.

    The convenience of freezer meals can not be beat! Thanks for the great inspiration.

  9. 9
    Jamie says

    Thanks so much for hosting this. I always get great ideas!

  10. 10
    Kalisha says

    Happy Menu planning! Your menu looks good–no turkey?! Lucky you!

  11. 12
    Denise says

    Yummm, everyone’s menus look so good! Very little turkey to use up here but I miss it already! 😉

  12. 13
    SavvySuzie says

    that Hashbrown skillet is calling my name…great way to use leftover mashed potatoes too!

  13. 14
    Betty says

    Wow, Christmas is almost here. Thanks for this site. It is really helpful.

  14. 15
    Carolyn says

    Well you all have got me planning menus on Sunday now. I haven’t figured out how to stay up long enough to get an early to you!

  15. 16
    SheilaG says

    I’m doubling everything this week and freezing stuff so I have ready made meals over Christmas!

    Join me if you want some good ideas about what to freeze that’s easy!

    Visit To Love, Honor and Vacuum today!

  16. 17
    Nichole says

    We’re trying the maple dijon chicken this week, too!

  17. 18
    The Happy Housewife says

    Your menu looks great! I am off to check out your freezer links!

  18. 19
    Holly says

    I have fallen hard off the menu plan wagon. With the holiday season looming over me, I am jumping back on the planning wagon. Serenity now! Thanks for hosting and all your great tips!

  19. 20
    Karen says

    It looks like the week for homemade pizza. We’re having that too.

  20. 21
    Kati says

    Thanks for having Menu Plan Monday! It helps us out for sure!

  21. 22
    Hautemama says

    First time posting the menu plan. I’m hoping to keep up with it, as it seems like such a great tool. I’m especially hoping to cut down my grocery bill buy only buying food related to the meals I’m making – so far so good!

  22. 23
    Erica says

    First time with Menu Plan Monday. I’ve been doing this myself for a few weeks now. It’s is definitely helpful!

  23. 24
    angie says

    First time I love to read these but it is the first time of putting my own up on your blog. HOpe i did it right. Love this blog I get lots of great ideas from it

  24. 25
    Jennifer says

    I fell off the wagon for a couple of weeks, but I am back. Peace at dinnertime will return!

  25. 26
    Tami says

    Forgot to get rid of the Thanksgiving part on my link, sorry.

  26. 27
    kat says

    That maple dijon chicken sure sounds good

  27. 28
    Melissa, Multitaskin says

    Thanks for hosting. This is my first time participating and looks like great fun!

  28. 29
    Judy says

    Hi! This is my first time doing Menu Monday!! I have been enjoying your blog.

  29. 30
    Jennifer says

    Thanks for hosting!!! To help me get in the swing of this with a list and a budget for shopping!!!

  30. 31
    Seona says

    I am happy to be back after a bit of an absence. I love the new holiday banners!

  31. 32
    Noelle says

    Your plan looks yummy and inspired me to do homemade pizza this week too. Thanks!

  32. 33
    Elizabeth says

    Good morning ladies! I hope you all have a very blessed day! I am a WAHM. I am new to blogging and I LOVE menu planning. It’s funny how much simpler my day becomes when I don’t need to stress about dinner. Check out my blog if you like @

  33. 34
    ~~Rhonda says

    We’re so busy this week, I made a super simple menu. Big party on Sunday! Lots to do! ~~Rhonda 🙂

  34. 35
    Beth says

    I’m looking forward to checking out your site!

  35. 36
    Monica says

    I’m new and always wanted to participate. Thanks!

  36. 37
    Jes-ka says

    Posting this online has actually motivated me to make the meals well-rounded. Thanks for doing this and I love your stuff! 😀

  37. 38
    Trish says

    I am looking forward to checking out your freezer links. Thanks so much for taking the time to post them!

  38. 39
    Mandy says

    I’m new here and I think this is great! I’m always looking for new ideas!

  39. 40
    Amy says

    This is my second MPM. I do whole day menus, plus a list of possible snacks for the week.

  40. 41
    Gia says

    My first time here! So excited to check out everyone’s menus and gather some new ideas!

  41. 42
    [email protected] says

    This was great! I even made a free shopping list to post with my menu!

  42. 43
    Nanette says

    I’m new and this will help me. We just learned my hubby has diabetes…. posting menu right now…
    Thanks, Nanette

  43. 44
    Debbie V. says

    This is my first time and I am truly thankful for this kind of “game”. I can see I will be helped a lot by having a menu each week.

  44. 45
    Debbie V. says

    Thank you for this great idea.

  45. 46
    Michelle says

    Thank you SO MUCH for this website! I love seeing other people’s plans, and it really helps me be more organized and motivated!!

  46. 47
    Carrie says

    I have fallen off the menu wagon and need to get back on!

  47. 48
    Tracy says

    Here we go. I was sick over the Thanksgiving weekend, but I’m better now.
    Looking forward to a great week.

  48. 49
    Mary Jo says

    I don’t see the Mr. Linkie :/

  49. 50
    Laura says

    Just wanted to let you know that we are experiencing problems with Mr. Linky. Mr. Linky is down but hopefully will be fixed soon.


  50. 51
    Alicia says

    “Leftovers Buffet” sounds so much classier than just ‘Leftovers’!

  51. 52
    Organising Queen says

    Hey Laura

    I see your comments are closed on your conference post.

    Anywayyyy, wanted to say you look GORGEOUS in red!

    Now you’ve intrigued me with the powerpoint thing – what exactly did you have originally that was so wrong???

  52. 53
    Mama Kalila says

    I’m so glad I found this… Sorry I linkied so late, but our computer went down in the middle of my doing the post. I finished on the wii but it wouldn’t let me link! I almost just waited for next weeks… thought I’d be nice though lol.

  53. 54
    Robin says

    I couldn’t be much later than this!

  54. 55
    Helen says

    Just getting back in to meal planning. Thanks for keeping us on track!

  55. 56
    Nidetyncted says

    Was ist das?


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