Menu Plan Monday ~ May 11th + giveaway!


Updated:  This giveaway is now closed.  The winner is Amy from Heart Matters.  Congratulations Amy!

I hope everyone had a wonderfully relaxing Mother’s Day!  My husband and kids made me a delicious breakfast in bed this morning.  My omelet was presented on the “celebrate” plate which was a nice treat because I don’t think I’ve ever gotten to use it before.    I also got to spend some time organizing various areas of my house including some books which were cluttering up one of my shelves.  Would you believe I forgot to take before pictures for my own challenge…duh.  Anyways I definitely was able to throw out 50 things and will be taking a lot of it to the thrift store tomorrow.  Yay!


In honor of Mother’s Day yesterday I’ve decided to giveaway something that I purchased with all of you in mind.  It is one of my favorite organizing tools and it is especially helpful for menu planning.  It is the Week Over Week Rotating Dry Erase Calendar.


Long time readers of this site will know how much I love this product and I am so excited to bless someone else with one.  To be eligible simply participate in this week’s Menu Plan Monday as usual by linking up below to your own weekly menu before Tuesday night at 8:00 pm PST.  That’s it.  I’ll draw the winner by random generator.  If you’ve been on the fence about menu planning, now is the perfect time to give it a try.  What do you have to lose, go for it!

Here is what we’ll be eating this week:

Monday: Sausage Pancakes

Tuesday: Thai Chicken Fettuccini Alfredo

Wednesday: Slow Cooked Bavarian Pot Roast served with potatoes and carrots

Thursday: Leftover buffet

Friday: Quick Homemade Pizza

Saturday: Fajitas

Simple Supper Sunday


Menu Plan Monday guidelines and banner selections are here.

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49 Responses to Menu Plan Monday ~ May 11th + giveaway!

  1. 1
    Homemaker Barbi says

    Now THAT is a handy tool- I’m definitely going to give that a try for our family meetings schedule. Have a great week, Laura!

    Danelle Ice / Homemaker Barbi

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    Rita says

    Your recipe for chicken fettuccine looks good. I have one son who requests it so much that I get tired of the same old recipe. I’ll try this one sometime!

  3. 3
    MemeGRL says

    As soon as I read your earlier post on this calendar we ordered one! It’s been great. What a super thing to offer.
    (And–Mr. Linky was acting funny, telling me I had linked, but then I wasn’t on the list so I did it again. If I’m doubled up, I’m sorry!)

  4. 4
    Phoebe says

    Mmmmm..Fajitas! Can I come over for dinner?! 🙂

    Phoebe @ Cents to Get Debt Free

  5. 5
    Simply Frugal says

    Thanks again for hosting! The Thai Pasta sounds fabulous!

  6. 6
    Jena OrganizingMommy says

    I must admit… the Thai fettucini thing looks weird. But hey! It’s probably fabulous. I will link up when I’m done organizing. I think I have gotten rid of 50 things.. today.

  7. 7
    [email protected] says

    Your menu sounds great, as always! The Pot Roast especially!
    Thanks for hosting!

  8. 8
    [email protected] Owl's Nest says

    Yummmmo. That Tai Chicken pasta sounds delicious. And I’m with Phoebe, fajitas sound fabulous! I’ll bring the margarita mix!

  9. 9
    Katy says

    I’ve always wanted to try homemade pizza but never thought I could do it! Maybe I’ll try it now!

  10. 10
    Melinda says

    Thanks so much for hosting this. I always come here for tons of meal ideas, frugal tips and more.

  11. 11
    Bethany says

    Two weeks of menu planning in a row! Could it be that I’m becoming organized since finding your site…I think so! Thanks!

  12. 13
    Rebecca says

    That Thai chickden sounds great, we’ll have to try it next week.

  13. 14
    Lisa Hartjes says

    I’ve been reading your blog for a while, and I’ve finally gotten off my butt and did Menu Plan Monday – or my own version of it. 🙂

    That Fettuccine Alfredo recipe looks really good. I’m going to have to try it with my own family.

  14. 15
    Peggy says

    There are only 2 of us here so I can’t make a full week’s worth. I think I will take Wednedsday and make it on Tuesday! Won’t have to cook again until Thursday! I’ll take the fajitas. HA! Happy Mother’s Day from yesterday!

  15. 16
    Casey says

    The Week Over Week sounds perfect for me. Thanks for adding this great opportunity!

  16. 17
    Wendy says

    Looks like a lot of us are adding that Thai Chicken Fettucini to our list of new recipes to try. Have a great week.

  17. 18
    Nique says

    I was just looking for a sausage pancake! Thank you!

  18. 19
    Angie (Losing It and Loving It) says

    Hmmm don’t see Mr. Linky so can’t add anything yet. Not able to put my MPM link above either. Internet gremlins LOL

    Have a great week!

  19. 20
    Shannon says

    What a great idea – looks fantastic!!! How useful! And I’m interested in your Tuesday recipe – off to check it out right away 🙂

  20. 21
    Theresa Finnigin says

    Great tool and great recipes. Always love to find new ways to organize menu planning. thanks!

  21. 22
    jsprik says

    your menu looks fab!! great week planned!! happy monday!! 🙂

  22. 23
    kat says

    Great little tool for menu planning!

  23. 24
    debi b says

    What an awesome give-away! WOULD LOVE THIS, esp because I will be moving away soon and my hubby will be in NJ, miles from me and the 9 kids a lot 🙁
    Which means… I better get good at organizing 🙂

    Have a great day today!

    Oh! And be sure to check out my give-aways as well.

  24. 25
    sandy says

    Hi Laura,

    I have my own giveaway going on today, but wanted to say hi. This board sounds awesome!

    What will they come up with next?

    Happy Monday! Loved it that your family served your on the CELEBRATE plate 🙂 You are def. worth celebrating!

  25. 26
    Jenny says

    Sounds like a nice mothers day.

  26. 27
    Mimi @ The Things We Do says

    That is a very cool board. I would LOVE to have one of those!

    This is my 2nd week participating here a MPM…

    Your sausage pancakes sound really yummy!

  27. 28
    The Happy Housewife says

    We had so much extra food last week, we had leftover buffet a few nights! Looks like a great week! We are having pizza on Friday too.

  28. 30
    angela says

    thanks for hosting I love this meme I always get great ideas

  29. 31
    Angela says

    Ooo! I hope I win! I have been wanting one of those for a while…

    Thanks for hosting. The Thai Chicken dish sounds yummy! I think I have to alter that one to gluten and dairy free!

  30. 32
    Jessica H. says

    I just have to say that I really love menu planning and I’m a huge fan of your “MenuPlanMonday!” Since discovering it and linking up, I feel so much more organized and if I forget, your blog helps me remember! I LOVE it!

  31. 33
    ~~Rhonda says

    That’s a great giveaway! Thanks for hosting MPM and the giveaway. 🙂

  32. 34
    Elaine says

    I have a friend who has one of those and finds it to be quite handy. The only time I actually saw one at a store locally I was not able to buy it so getting one here would be great.

    I am in the #299 spot, hopefully I will stay there as I have been in the last several weeks (where I have participated anyway),

    Have a great day.

  33. 35
    Elaine says

    Well it changed to #302 once I posted my comment above.

  34. 36
    Alison @ HH says

    Your Thai Chicken Fettucinne sounds amazing! Thanks for sharing! I can’t wait to get home from vacation to cook my own meals again. 🙂

  35. 37
    Rachel says

    Thanks for helping me get back on track!

  36. 38
    Chele says

    I am so glad I found this! I already try to do a weekly menu. I am running out of ideas! Thank you! This should help me get back on track!

  37. 39
    Debbie says

    Hi, Laura –
    I’ve just discovered your blog; I’m new to blogging myself. I can really use some of your organizing tips!!

  38. 40
    Krystal says

    Just found your site, from someone telling me I posted my meal plan on here. So I thought I better, lol. and I might have posted it twice, someone the tab button sent me up to the top when I was trying to post a comment (?)
    anyway, your site is great, and your recipes sound tasty! Can’t wait to link through everyone’s meal plans as well!

  39. 41
    Becky says

    I ran across this a couple weeks ago and just added mine to Mr. Linky for the first time today! I love MPM! Thanks.

  40. 42
    Hope Cantrall says

    that looks like such a cool tool! I LOVE that kind of stuff!!!! Menu was completed yesterday & waiting for today! Love it…sure makes my week easier!

  41. 43
    Sarah says

    This is such a neat site, I just found it today! I’ve recently started working on meal planning and Meal Plan Monday seems like such a great motivator! I can’t wait to go take a look at other people’s menus. The giveaway looks great too, thanks for hosting it.

  42. 44
    Lucy Marie says

    That is great. I actually blogged about how much I love that dry erase calendar a few weeks ago. I won’t join this giveaway because I already have one and I’d love for someone else to get one!

  43. 45
    MizB says

    Late, but I’m up here with my menus for this week.

    All new-to-me recipes! 😀


  44. 46
    Jami says

    Great site. Love all the new menu ideas!

  45. 47
    Dawn says

    Why didn’t I know about this site earlier?? Great stuff! Thanks so much!

  46. 48
    Jules says

    Love your site!! So excited to look around!

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    Michelle says

    Thats a great tool! If I dont win it, I might just have to buy one! I love all the links too! Thanks!


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