Menu Plan Monday ~ March 2nd


I love the start of a new month even if I am starting this month with an 8 foot snowbank on my front lawn.  That’s okay we are that much closer to spring and I love spring!

Each week I like to give you my previous week’s recipe highlight.  The one recipe that tasted delicious, everyone enjoyed and make me look like a star.  Just so you know, if you also made a great recipe during the week prior please by all means share that link in the comments section.  It may go to spam but no worries I’ll see it and approve it eventually.   I usually check my spam a couple of times a day.

So I have two favorite new recipes from last week.  I just can’t pick one.  You may have noticed I like myself a little teriyaki flavor so it didn’t come as a surprise to me that I loved both of these.  The Hoison & Honey Pork Tenderloin (seriously I was moping up the leftover sauce with bread it was that good) and the Oriental Chicken Wraps.  LOVED it and so did hubby which always makes me happy.

I need to leave you with one more thing before getting to my menu.  Last week I spent a huge amount of time adding spaces to links that didn’t include them.  I don’t want to be a nag but I’m asking you to pretty please try and remember spaces in the Mr. Linky NAME field when you add your name and notes.  In other words, please don’t do this:

[email protected]’manorganizingjunkie(lotsofgreatlinksthatyoudon’twanttomiss!)

As you can see not only is that hard for anyone to read but it pushes the columns out in my sidebars which then really makes the links hard to read.   Oh and one other thing since I’m on my soapbox anyway, if you are going to participate in MPM it is only courteous to include a link back to here within your post.  When visiting participant sites this past week I was actually surprised at how many don’t do this.   Thanks so much for your understanding.

Alrighty then, here’s what we’ll be eating this week.  Can’t wait to see what you’re having.

Monday: Greek Pizzas

Tuesday: Mozzarella Mushroom Chicken served with perogies and broccoli

Wednesday: Zesty Corn Quesadillas with spinach salad

Thursday: Special Egg Salad served with tomato soup

Friday: Leftover buffet

Saturday: Mexican Pasta Bake

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52 Responses to Menu Plan Monday ~ March 2nd

  1. 1
    Cynthia says

    I’m going to have to try your Hoison & Honey Pork Tenderloin. I love pork tenderloin and am always looking for new recipes for it. My favorite off my menu last week was the onion beef cup recipe. My family really loved them. Have a great week!

  2. 2
    Michelle says

    It all sounds delicious Laura 🙂 Have fun with your snowbank!

  3. 3
    Homemaker Barbi says

    I love the start of a new month too. It’s like a mini-new year’s on the average of every 30 days! Been driving my hubby crazy all day saying how excited I am to start March.

    Have a wonderful week Laura, ladies!

    Homemaker Barbi / Danelle Ice

  4. 4
    Denise says

    Thanks for the welcome back, Laura. I appreciate it and have missed y’all! And hey, I got in on the early-ish side this time. 😉

  5. 5
    Hollie says

    Your Mexican Pasta bake looks good maybe I will try that next week!

  6. 6
    Annie says

    Mmmm, teriyaki is my friend too. I was planning on bbq pork in the slowcooker for Sunday, but I might pull a quick switch and do that honey/hoison recipe.
    Thanks for hosting! Have a wonderful week.

  7. 7
    Shawn says

    I can’t hardly believe its March already! Time to start thinking about Spring!

  8. 9
    Laura says

    You did, although one thing to keep in mind is it’s helpful to link directly to your MPM post for those who are looking for it later in the week.

    Thanks for participating!!

  9. 10
    debi b says

    This is actually my first time, of hopefully many, that I am joining in.
    I am using my recipe blog to do this and will be posting lots of recipes during the week as I prepare the meals.

    ps Looking forward to checking out your greek pizza recipe since I will be making pizzas on Friday with the kids 🙂

  10. 11
    Jill says

    Those Greek pizzas look wonderful. I have some leftover feta cheese in the fridge and I was wondering what to do with it. Maybe these!

    Thanks for the recipes!


  11. 12
    Jo says

    The zesty corn quesadillas sounds good – I love Mexican food, and it’s not so common here in Australia! Our favourite dinner last week was definately slow-cooked lamb shanks served over mashed potatoes with broccoli and carrot… But the leftovers were even better, cooked all day in the crockpot with extra broth, veges, tomatoes & tomato paste – made a really thick, rich soup!

  12. 13
    Joelle Folian says

    Happy Monday! The Mozzarella Mushroom Chicken sounds great, can’t wait to try it. Hope you have a great week.


  13. 14
    susieshomemade says

    Another great week of yummy food!! Love it:-)

  14. 15
    Toni says

    Hi. This is my first Menu Plan Monday. Hope I’ve done it right 😀

  15. 16
    Jenny says

    Yes, that Hoisin and Honey Pork was good: I trippled the sauce and did not regret it!

  16. 17
    ToyLady says

    It must be Greek week! I’m going to be making a Greek-style shepherd’s pie this week, too! That pizza does look good, Laura – I’m definitely keeping the recipe for a future pizza night!

  17. 18
    Jena Organizing Momm says

    Well, here we go March. Sorry about the 8 foot snow bank. We don’t have snow, but it was bitterly cold. I just wanna get out there and clean the garage!!

  18. 19
    Wendy says

    You’re tempting me with that pork recipe.
    We’re doing chickpeas this week for the gluten free swap. Thanks again.

  19. 20
    Lynn F says

    Thanks for hosting such a great site! I’ve been enjoying your menus and met many “friends” through you. Just got my blog up and running – hope to have you over for a visit.

  20. 21
    Donna says

    Laura, Thanks for the link to the Mozzarella Mushroom Chicken recipe. I’m going to tweak it a little for tonights dinner, it sounds great!

    Hopefully I did my Linky right this time. I think I’ve finally figured it out!

  21. 22
    The Happy Housewife says

    Just checked the recipe for Greek pizzas, I am on a feta kick lately and those look great!

  22. 23
    Sharon says

    Thanks, Laura! And Happy March! 🙂
    I welcome it, and hopefully we’ll see Spring.

  23. 24
    Angie (Losing It and Loving It) says

    Happy March!

    We got some light snow last night. I sure hope not to see anymore so we can get on with Spring. My b-day is coming up April 1st and I pray there will not be snow.

    Have a great week!

  24. 25
    Kelli says

    I can’t wait to see other’s menus 🙂

  25. 26
    Cheri says

    Today is my first time posting. I have followed your blog and many others that post to Menu Plan Monday and am finally joining in. Thanks for hosting!

  26. 27
    Jessica says

    Once again, I love linking up to MPM. It makes me feel so much more organized when I have my menu all planned out! And, I think I may just have to try your Greek pizzas! They look and sound so yummy!

  27. 28
    Holli says

    Thanks for hosting. I can heartily recommend the coq au vin I did last week. It’s Alton Brown’s recipe. A bit labor intensive, but WELL WORTH IT. Everyone loved it.

    Thanks for hosting!
    Holli T.

  28. 29
    dawn godek says

    Lots of snow here too-the mushroom mozarella chicken sounds good!

  29. 30
    Sarah H. says

    Your menu sounds yummy this week!

  30. 31
    Latte says

    I made a greek pizza from my America’s Test Kitchen cook books a few weeks ago with potatoes and goat cheese…it sure was yummy!


  31. 32
    Beth says

    It even snowed here in Georgia. Tonight it’s soup for us! 🙂

  32. 33
    Ketherian says

    I love to cook, but some weeks the time and the willpower just aren’t there. Figures that such a week would coincide with an empty freezer. So this week, my menu plan is filled with favorites; things that are easy to make, quick to assemble, and tasty.

  33. 34
    Tiffany says

    Mmm, I am going to have to try that Mozarella and Mushroom Chicken! Looks super yummy. Have a great week. I know I will —warm sand, sisters, Mickey…

  34. 35
    Tracey says

    I haven’t had egg salad in forever! The Mozzarella Mushroom Chicken sounds yummy, too, and not too difficult!

  35. 36
    Steph says

    I’m excited to be that much closer to spring, though I keep remembering how we had a blizzard on my daugther’s birthday last year – how did she get to be 2 already?

    Have a great week!

  36. 37
    Keesha says

    I’d planned to have plain cheese quesadillas for lunch today, but after seeing your Zesty Corn Quesadillas recipe I jazzed them up with some corn, cilantro and jalapeno. They were very yummy on multi-grain tortillas. Thanks for the inspiration!

  37. 38
    JJ says

    I would give you the hits from this week but my schedule was all shot to heck. I do know that the Red Lentil Soup is good since we’ve had that before. And the Chef Boyardee and Beans & Weenies were good too. *sigh*

  38. 40
    purple moose says

    Glad to link back to ya. That’s more fun for readers anyway! Have a great week!

  39. 41
    Alaina says

    The Bruschetta Stuffed Chicken is super good as was all my meals from last week! You should definitely try the chicken one though!

  40. 42
    Rita says

    I really think meal planning is a HUGE key in saving money! It has helped me so much and I’m glad you do this each week so that I can look over it and get some new ideas!

  41. 43
    Bethany says

    Here goes another week of planned meals!

  42. 44
    Meg says

    Thanks for such a great site Laura! It has provided me with so much inspiration!

  43. 45
    Tracy says

    The Greek Pizzas and the egg salad look great. Egg salad sandwiches are one of my favorite sandwiches, specially on lightly toasted bread. YUMMY!!

  44. 46
    Tara says

    Wow, it’s been a while since I’ve done MPM and I can’t believe there’s over 400 people!! I will NEVER be at a loss for a recipe!

  45. 47
    The Roost says

    I’m ready for Spring too Laura! Hope you have a great week.

  46. 48
    Mama Kalila says

    I was having trouble just getting one up this week so I’m gonna go back and link my recipes tomorrow. Sorry about that!

  47. 49
    Megan @ Disorder2Order says

    I too love the start of a new month…. especially March. There is something so exciting about the start of spring.

    Snow, not one of them, but you are right, it’s coming soon! Have a great month!

  48. 50
    Amy says

    I just came across your blog and wanted to let you know I tried the Mexican Pasta Bake last night and we loved it! Thanks so much for sharing! Have a great day!

  49. 51
    Jennifer says

    I agree- it’s nice to know it’s March. Just saying March and the fact that it’s light out more makes me feel like spring is around the corner even though it’s “pouring” snow right now!

    I posted my menu yesterday but forgot to link! Not that’s it’s all that inspiring, just trying to not go to the store as long as I can!

  50. 52
    Cynthia says

    Put me down as another fan of the new month 🙂 Somehow, I feel as though I’m getting a “do over.”

    Oh, I apologize for goofing up the addy in my original link (#474).


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