Menu Plan Monday ~ Sept 14th


Hello my menu planning crew!  Hope you are all doing well.  We are transitioning into fall here so this weekend I switched all the clothes around.  All the shorts and tank tops have been put away and the long sleeve shirts and sweaters have been pulled out.  It’s always so sad for me since our falls are so short yet our winters so very very long. Can anyone else relate?

It was comforting to break out some yummy homemade soup though last week.  The Loaded Baked Potato Soup was delicious served alongside some warm homemade bread straight out of the bread machine.   So good!  I love potato soup so much I’m going to make a different potato soup recipe this week just for the fun of it 🙂

For anyone who may have missed it, I have a fun giveaway going on over on my review site.  A gift certificate for $50.00 towards some awesome organizing gizmos and gadgets.  It ends on Monday night at 6:00 pm PST.

Here’s what is on our menu this week:

Monday: Fajitas

*also making some Kid-Pleasing Spaghetti for a friend and her family*

Tuesday: Beef Stew served with Bread Machine Garlic Bread

Wednesday: Pesto Chicken Packets with Whole Wheat Penne Pasta

Thursday: Leftover buffet

Friday: Sausage Potato Soup

Saturday: Baked Teriyaki Chicken served with rice and broccoli

Simple Supper Sunday


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35 Responses to Menu Plan Monday ~ Sept 14th

  1. 1
    Jenna says

    Kid-pleasing spaghetti looks like it would please me as well!! Thanks for the link!

  2. 2
    Lynn says

    We have potato soup on the menu this week as well.

  3. 3
    Sarah says

    Hi everyone!!!! I really enjoy checking out everyones menu plans! I have some links this week including my homemade pizza that I have been TRYING to perfect for over a year now!

  4. 4
    Nicole says

    I ran across your website and MPM back in August. I have been on board since then. It has mad suce a difference … Knowing what is for supper (even if I do switch around alot) I know I have the ingredients on hand. It is also helping me not to overspend and plan better for shopping. Thanks for the inspiration!!!

    Also, I may be in the market for a bread machine soon … I used to have one, but didn’t really use it too much so I got rid of it. I have really been seeing its uses in alot of recipes lately … fresh bread is sooooooo good! Have a great week!

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    [email protected] says

    Here in NW Indiana, our winters are cold and long too. I am NOT looking forward to it at all.
    The soup sounds yummy!
    Thanks for hosting! And thanks for stopping by my blog this past week 🙂

  6. 6
    Jarnette says

    I have been participating for a few weeks now – posting some of our various rotating menus – and have visited some of the other posters sites. Thanks for offering this exchange, which brings in new ideas, money saving tips and more.

    Blessings around your meal table ~


  7. 7
    Amanda says

    Hello Laura,

    I’m new to your blog, and I am already excited. I’ve been blogging for over a year at One Sacrifice For All Time, but recently started a new blog devoted more to family, bargaining, and homemaking. Looking forward to your site as a great new resource to help me in my journey to homemaking. I love your encouragement that organization is a process not a destination…such an encouragement.

  8. 8
    Amanda says

    I tried to link up and don’t see myself. May have three links…sorry.

  9. 9
    Kara says

    I’m jealous! We’re still a month or more off from putting away the summer clothes here! I’m so looking forward to fall weather and yummy soups! Your menu looks great! I always find things I want to try on your lists.

  10. 10
    Gina says

    I stayed up till midnight, and I’m still in the middle of the pack. Amazing!

    I posted my meal plan along with a giveaway for a $50 Safeway gift card, so please stop by!

    Mmm, soup sounds good but I’ll wait till it cools down a little more weather-wise.

  11. 11
    Alison says

    I love potato soup! I’ve only made it once, though. I’ll have to check out that recipe and compare to the one I used. Thanks!

  12. 13
    Barbie says

    How I wish in Arizona we were putting our shorts away. Not even close. We do have the best winters around, though. I would love to have some autumn.

  13. 15
    Tamara says

    Summer is arriving here and I am eagerly looking forward to the summer foods and bbqs

  14. 16
    WendyGK says

    Potato soup may appear next week. My Beef Pot Pie may turn into stew if life gets too chaotic. Thanks for the ideas.

  15. 17
    Melanie says

    That sausage potato soup is SO going into the rotation…maybe starting next week!

  16. 18
    Colleen says

    We love potato soup here too! My favorite is from the Slow Cooker Gourmet cookbook, which is basically slowcooked potatoes in chicken broth and a sprinkling of bacon and chives.

  17. 19
    Cara Mirabella says

    OOH that sausage and potato soup might be a big hit here in my house! Thanks for the link!

  18. 20
    Gudrun says

    wow, you swapped out your closets already! I am impressed. Our winters are mild so I never get around to actually doing that. My son has been known to wear shorts in January 😉

    I also made potato soup last week – green chili potato soup. Such a nice way to usher in the cooler weather!

  19. 21
    LouAnne says

    This all looks good. Thinking that sausage potato soup needs to go on my next menu! Thanks!

  20. 22
    Heather says

    Love potato soups! Thanks for sharing the recipes.

  21. 23
    Whitney says

    We have baked potato soup on the menu as well. I love it!

  22. 24
    kat says

    I wish we were transitioning into fall its still so hot in MN

  23. 25
    Amanda says

    I use the weekly menu from

    It has really helped me!

  24. 26
    Harmony says

    I can relate you all too well about the weather. I’m in NS Canada and summer is over and fall is here and that means winter is around the corner! I need to make the clothes switch too, thanks for the reminder!

  25. 27
    Jennifer says

    I totally can relate- we live in Alaska. Our leaves started changing a few weeks ago and already the mountains are red and gold. And in a few weeks it will be cold and snowy until the end of May 🙁

  26. 28
    Amanda says

    I’m making the Loaded Baked Potato Soup later this week. It sounded really great and our grocery store is selling 10lb bags of potatoes for $.98 this week!

    I was thinking I would switch out clothes this weekend too – after a week that was fairly cool – but then it was 90F on Friday and that scared me into keeping my summer clothes available.

  27. 29
    SavvySuzie says

    You just solved my Kielbasa abundance problem!

  28. 30
    Pamela says

    No links this week. But I must say, the Pesto Chicken Packets look amazing! Definitely on the plan this week. I liked the Loaded Baked Potato Soup, but my favorite was the Grilled Honey-Lime Chicken Sandwiches. (Menu plan from last week.) These were amazing, and I will be making them again soon, probably for company 🙂

  29. 31
    Becky says

    On my list this week is crock pot chili; turkey stuff over potatoes; eat at a birthday party tonight and bring home a plate for Phil.

    Our weekend to the coast, menu wise went ok. We ate out one night instead of eating left over lasagne cuz I was craving clam chowder. Well, chowder wasn’t all that great. Never know what you’re in for when you eat somewhere else. But Phil’s eating leftover lasagne tonight at work so he’s ok with that. Had to go to the grocery store in Pacific City, where we were staying to get milk. Also had to get oj and fruit cuz I forgot them!! I paid cash for everything and there was a cpn for the oj so that helped alot. My eyes always seem to pick up the word coupon anywhere I see it. Yes, there was a store flyer in the cart so I got cpn from there. It wound up being 1/2 of reg. price as oj was on sale then had a cpn. Good perk for me forgetting something. 🙂 Sometimes packing for trips doesn’t always go the way we plan. I was semi-organized. I did take my clothes!!! Have a good week.

  30. 32
    Angela says

    I really can’t wait until it starts to cool off here. I love to make beef stew in the fall. I am a few days late but I finally got my menu up.

  31. 33
    Tiffanee says

    I love your blog and since I have linked it to mine several friends have called to thank me for giving them the link to your blog. You have made so many people happy. Thanks so much for sharing. You are amazing!

  32. 34
    Denise says

    Well, it got up to 97 degrees Farenheit here in sunny Arizona today. Our low was 70 degrees F. It’s supposed to get up to 105 on Saturday. We’ll have to wait a bit before it’s cool enough for soup and hot chocolate again.

  33. 35
    Julie says

    I am looking forward to getting some cooler weather here in FL so I can add more soups and chili’s into our menu. I LOVE cooking in the fall and winter.


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