Menu Plan Monday ~ July 27th

Please Note:

I’ll be taking a bit of a blogging break next week and so Menu Plan Monday for August 3rd will be hosted by Toni from The Happy Housewife!


Hey gang, how is everyone?  I’m so glad you’re here, thanks for joining me and sharing your menu with everyone.

We just got home from a beautiful sunny weekend of camping which of course is the only way I’ll go because this princess girl doesn’t like to sleep in a soggy tent if it’s raining out.   Ahh the joys of tenting!  🙂  Nothing beats hot dogs cooked over an open fire though.  Mmmmm.


So I don’t know if you remember but last week I pleaded asked for suggestions on casserole dishes that I could prepare for a friend.  Be sure to visit the comments on this post for so many great recipe ideas.  Thank you for helping me out.  The recipe I decided to use is called Chicken Macaroni Bake and it came from the fabulous site Once a Month Mom.  Gosh if you are looking for a great selection of freezer meal recipes be sure to check them out.  I doubled the recipe to make two nice size round take out dishes full which they could decide to have one or both at a time depending on how many people they were feeding on a particular night.


Okay so most of you must know by now how passionate I am about menu planning and how I’m on a mission to really encourage everyone to give it a try at least once.  I say at least once because I’m convinced it will only take that long for you to realize the many benefits to it.   Anytime someone wants to talk to me about menu planning I jump at the opportunity.  This week I did a podcast with the lovely Cara from The Household Helper blog.  We had such fun chatting away about menu planning.  If you’d like to have a listen you can do so here.

Last week’s recipe highlight definitely goes to the Enchilada Casserole.  Oh wow was this ever delicious and definitely a new family favorite for sure due to how simple and easy it was to make!

Here’s what’s on our menu for this week:

Monday: Mexican-Style Ravioli (missed from last week)

Tuesday: Grilled sausages served with Hawaiian Salad

Wednesday: Slow Cooker Maui Chicken (I might be missing my girlfriend from Hawaii what do you think? lol)

Thursday: Leftover buffet

Friday: Teriyaki Sirloin Steak served with baked potatoes and grilled veggies

Saturday: Grilled Portobello and Sun-Dried Tomato Sandwich with Garlic Herb Mayonnaise

Simple Supper Sunday


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32 Responses to Menu Plan Monday ~ July 27th

  1. 1
    Kayren says

    We had the Maui Chicken last week, and it was good. Hope you like it, too! It looks like you just need to take a break and go to Hawaii this week. 🙂

  2. 3
    tamara says

    hmmm, so apparently I linked to last weeks again, then posted the newbie thing again, I’m just off to a great start this week, aren’t I, oh well. At any rate, Thanks for hosting! and the Maui Chicken sounds yummy, I’ll have to write it in for next month

  3. 4
    Angela says

    I had to laugh at your Hawaiian comment… too funny. I love pineapple, though. Thanks for hosting, as always!

  4. 5
    MommyBrainNW says

    Thanks for passing along the casserole recipe … a friend here in the neighborhood is about to have her second baby, so I think I’ll treat her and her family to this yummy dinner 🙂

  5. 6
    Tamara says

    Here I still am at my 3rd week of doing this. Long may it last. I love how things are going really smoothly at meal time.

  6. 7
    laura says

    Some great meals you have planned! Have you ever tried a month’s worth of meal planning? If so, what did you think? what were the pros and cons? I try to consistently plan for the week but have read recently about doing a month along with some freezer meals.


  7. 8
    Rebecc says

    I’m looking forward to checking out all the casserole dishes, my favorite type of cooking!

  8. 9
    Rebecca says

    Have a great blog break! Hope you are doing fun things.

  9. 11
    Angie (Losing It and Loving It) says

    Looking forward to listening to the podcast this week. Also that grilled portobello and sun dried tomato sandwich sounds divine!

    Enjoy your blogging break!

  10. 12
    kat says

    Looks like a week of grilling for you

  11. 13
    Susie's Homemade says

    This is one week that I wish you were cooking for me:-) We have a week of leftovers planned:-(

  12. 14
    Stephenie says

    I’m new here, new with my mommy blog but I did it! I’m really looking forward to this venture, I’m really hoping it helps with saving money and time!

  13. 15
    AnneMarieZ says

    this week I am going to do it!! you have been on my mind.. in my email so frequently and I have not made the time but now it is time to get busy!!
    I am going to try this week to get this done…
    get on ww and do couponing…
    whew! a lot to tackle but I think this will keep me on track with so much.. it’s like tying it all together!!!
    I have missed coming… come see some of my latest photography 🙂
    on my blog link from my name and at

  14. 16
    Audrey says

    I love cooking with pineapple, thanks for the chicken in the crockpot recipe. Yum!!

  15. 17
    lvlc @ FromMomToMom says

    Hi all!

    New to MPM! I’ve been telling I was going to join for weeks but now is a reality! 🙂

    Have a Wonderful Day Everyone! 🙂

  16. 18
    Becky says

    I’m way behind on menu planning for the week. But will do it today. It’s going to be up in the 100 degrees all week so am thinking crockpot at least 2 days. We were at the zoo on Sat. so am finally going to download photos and hope to add to my blog page this week. Stop by!!

  17. 19
    Becki says

    I think I’d rather eat at your house! Looks yummy 🙂

  18. 20
    purple moose says

    Well, it took SEVERAL tries for me to get hooked on meal planning. . . Hot dogs over fire are always a great idea!

  19. 21
    Laura says

    You are right, sometimes it does take a little longer to get hooked on menu planning and that’s okay. So glad it is working for you now!

  20. 22
    Mama Kalila says

    I’m finally back lol. I really hope I can stick (not stink like I started to write lol) to my meal plan this week because I think its gonna be good.

    Yours looks great btw.. esp that sandwich at the end! I wish we had portobellos!

  21. 23
    The Happy Housewife says

    Yum! Your week looks great. I had a nice talk with Once a Month Mom on Saturday night at BlogHer. Her site is fabulous. Thanks for the opportunity to host MPM next week, I hope you have a great vacation!

  22. 24
    Marianne Thomas says

    As always, thanks so much for the chance to link. 😉

    Tricia @OnceAMonthMom has so many great freezer recipes; such a treat to see my BlogHer roomie featured here!

    Best to you!

  23. 25
    Gudrun says

    just a tad late! I had it up yesterday but forgot to come over and link up.

    Tonight is a birthday dinner and I am grilled Korean Kalbi ribs – I am headed to the Korean market now to pick up pre-marinated ribs for the grill. I am also going to be making pies this afternoon, since he decided he wants birthday pie instead of cake!

    Great menus, enjoy your vacation!

  24. 26
    Pamela says

    I have two yummy recipes on my blog today! One for guacamole and one for bruschetta!!


  25. 27
    Cheryl says

    I’m new to MPM- and I’m sure I’m doing this wrong LOL

  26. 28
    Jennie says

    Gudrun, I love kalbi! On my site I have links to some Korean cooking videos and recipe blogs that have marinade recipes, but it’s still easier to buy the ribs precut at the market. Sadly our Korean market is over an hour away.

    Late to the game this week, but hopefully that’s OK!

  27. 29
    Megan says

    Thanks for hosting! Hope you’re enjoying your time off – it’s well-deserved!

  28. 30
    Christine Medifast says

    Such a great menu. This will be a good idea for next weeks menu.

  29. 31
    Eileen says

    I use It prints a shopping list of ingredients for you and makes life a little easier.

  30. 32
    Sarah says

    Hi everyone im new! I am looking excited to do first post on monday! Im very glad that I found this blog because I am SO unorganized!


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