Menu Plan Monday ~ June 1st + giveaway!


I always get a kick out of it when Menu Plan Monday falls on the first day of a new month.  Something so organized about that 🙂

I love finding new programs/software out there that might help make menu planning just a little bit easier for my readers.  Today I’m reviewing The Dinner Solution software over on my review site and as well I’m giving away a copy to one of you over there.  Be sure to check it out!


Last week I surprised myself by baking a pie from scratch.  If you are looking for a super easy and delicious dessert I highly recommend this recipe for Strawberry/Rhubarb Pie.  Yummy!!

The other recipe that was a hit last week was the Slow Cooker Teriyaki Ribs.  I’m not a huge fan of pork myself but my hubbie couldn’t stop raving about them.  I definitely appreciated how easy this recipe was to prepare though.

So here’s what we’ll be eating this week:

Monday: Fajitas

Tuesday: Cheesy Chicken Vermicelli (I’ll roast a whole chicken in the slow cooker during the day to use for this recipe)

Wednesday: Ranch Pork Chops served with perogies and corn on the cob

Thursday: Fuss Free Ravioli and Cheese Bake with added sausage and served with caesar salad

Friday: Leftover buffet

Saturday: Quick Homemade Pizza

Simple Supper Sunday


Menu Plan Monday banner selections and guidelines are here.

Still wondering what to cook for dinner?  Check out my Family Favorites Recipe Index.

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39 Responses to Menu Plan Monday ~ June 1st + giveaway!

  1. 2
    Rita says

    For some reason, your menu plan looks especially good to me tonight. As always, thanks for hosting this!

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    mjpuzzlemom says

    Looks good. thanks a lot fpr sharing your menu and hosting MPM

  3. 4
    Dawn says

    Mmmmm! Your menu looks yummy! Thanks for sharing and hosting MPM!

  4. 5
    Chrissy says

    Great menu! Happy Monday!

  5. 6
    Amy says

    I’ve really got to try your pizza dough recipe ~ it sounds easy and I love that you can freeze it. Have a great week and thanks for hosting!

  6. 7
    Stacy says

    Great menu this week!

  7. 8
    Christine says

    My first time. THanks so much for doing this each and every week!!!

  8. 9
    Nichole says

    Great menu as always!

  9. 10
    purple moose says

    A new week, a new month! I won’t see you next week. . . unless something changes. . . so have a great couple of weeks!

  10. 11
    The Happy Housewife says

    I am almost convinced to try the pizza dough. I love my dough, but…. it would be nice not to have to wait for it to rise…

  11. 12
    Trixie says

    I love seeing your menus and browsing (ok, well it’s perving actually til today) others for ideas. This is my first time to join the post/link. I just wanted to say how much I love the menus that you share 🙂


  12. 13
    Lisa says

    I’m always looking for crockpot recipes in the summer. I’ll have to try the ribs. Thanks!

  13. 14
    Shannon says

    The fuss free ravioli looks like a must try for my family! Thanks for hosting!

  14. 15
    Holli T says

    Back after a lengthy hiatus. Boy, do I need this organization! Also – we shopped for the month for the first time on Sat. I’m excited to see how my menu planning and shopping for the month saves us money!

  15. 16
    Penny says

    Just found this site – it’s GREAT! Thanks for hosting!

  16. 17
    Jenn says

    Lots of great menus! Yum!

  17. 18
    Mama Kalila says

    I really want to try that pie recipe. I saw it last week and just looked so good! The ribs sounded good until I realized they were pork… anyway they could be altered for beef?

    I’m gonna have to check out that fideo recipe this week.. I have a couple ways we make them, but w/ cheese and chicken sounds good… and different lol.

  18. 19
    Megan says

    All the meals look yummy for this week! Thanks for sponsoring this!

  19. 20
    Amy @ Living Locurto says

    Thanks for hosting this each week! I’m loving finding new ideas:-)

  20. 21
    Gudrun says

    My menu plan is up this week, a couple of vegetarian nights!

    Last week, I bailed on my Thursday dinner plan, since we had so many leftovers from the other nights. Wonder if that will happen this week too 🙂

  21. 22
    ~~Rhonda says

    Thanks for hosting MPM. I missed last week…the first week in a long time that I haven’t made the weekly menu. I think Memorial Day and having DD home for a week threw me off. And I floundered all week. Back to menu making! ~~Rhonda

  22. 23
    Katy says

    Sorry guys…I was trying to mention the mac & cheese in the comments and when it hit tab it put it in the linky instead! My bad!

  23. 24
    Jamie says

    I am summoning up the courage to try the homemade pizza… just seems so complicated, but I know it’s not. Thanks for hosting!

    I am working with a whole turkey this week and trying to stretch it as far as possible! Come help me out…

  24. 25
    jsprik says

    looks great!! happy monday!

  25. 26
    Bethany says

    Looks delicious. Your pizza crust recipe has become a favorite of mine.

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    debi b says

    Mmmm, I have been looking for a good strawberry/rhubarb pie recipe! (esp since strawberries will be coming into season here soon.)
    Thanks for sharing!

    Will head on over to your review site and check out what you had to say 🙂

  27. 28
    Ms. Liz says

    This is my first time posting but I’ve been doing Monday meal plans on my own for years now! Love the site and yummy menus!

  28. 29
    Laura (I'm new!) says

    It’s the 1st, and it’s my first time posting! I’ve been doing menus for a while now, find them very helpful. Although, easy to get in a rut. Glad I found all you ladies!

    Accidently linked the main page to my blog – I know. Will just link the menu next time!

  29. 31
    Becky (I'm new) says

    I’m so intimidated by this menu planning stuff. I want to do it so badly cuz I know how much easier it makes my week, and how nice it is to have everything planned and ready. I think I’m making it harder than it needs to be…hubby is sorta picky and I can be too…so I feel like I’m limited in my options, even though there’s lots of stuff we do like. Anyone else out there have a hard time talking themselves into it? I’m trying to get motivated, but I’m just not doing a very good job encouraging myself!

  30. 32
    Laura says

    Oh Becky I know exactly where you are coming from. I always thought it would be so much harder to menu plan until I actually did it and realized just how much EASIER life is when you know what you’ll be eating each night. Menu planning means you get to pick the meals out (according to your preferences) in advance. It totally takes the guess work out of it. I honestly would be lost now if I didn’t do it, in fact I don’t think I could ever go back. I just want to encourage you to try it for a week and see how it goes. One way to start is just plan out 5 meals and buy the groceries but don’t assign them to any particular day. That provides a little more flexibility to your week and might reduce the intimidation factor a bit.

    You can so do this! I hope to see you back here next week 🙂


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    Sara says

    Thanks for posting the link to the pie. I made it today, adding in some raspberries from my freezer because I needed a bit more fruit to fill my pie pan. It turned out awesome, though I still have a long way to go before I can do my grandma’s pie pastry recipe justice. And all these years I was too chicken to try rhubarb. Man, I was missing out!

  32. 34
    Cinella Reyes says

    I’m not new to menu planning, but new to your Menu Planning Monday thingy. I love looking through everyone’s menus. I also coupon clip and try to plan around those while being healthy as well…. It’s hard!
    Thanks for having me,

  33. 35
    Pamela says

    I just discovered this blog and love the idea of menu planning! I have heard of it before of course, but have never implemented it in my own cooking. I don’t really like to cook, but with a 9 month old and a busy husband, I really have no choice, and planning it out will really help me, I think. Thanks for all your ideas and links on this site. I love having so many ideas and so much cyber support!

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    Christy Crosby says

    sounds great would love to try it! thanks for the chance!

  35. 37
    Colleen says

    The Fuss Free Ravioli and Cheese Bake sounds yummy! I’ll need to try that soon. Thanks again for hosting!!
    (We’re giving away a Conde Nast magazine subscription giftcard this week too.)

  36. 38
    Jennie says

    Once again your menu looks great! I didn’t get my link in promptly this week, and my menu is short because it’s vacation time! I was almost sad to only have to plan a few days.

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    Kristin @ klingtocash says

    I love seeing your weekly meal plan. Reminds me that it’s time to go grocery shopping again. My plan is now posted!


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