Menu Plan Monday – Sept 7th


Hello!  We had a much healthier week this week thank goodness.  Soon routine will set in as the kids phase into their school routines starting on Tuesday.

Today I wanted to feature some free menu plan printables available around blogland.  I put out a Twitter call asking anyone that offered one and wanted to be featured to let me know.  Here are a few that you might enjoy.

Mom Advice (scroll to the bottom)

Everything Mom

A Print a Day

Family Fun

Cranberry Garden

The Project Girl

Frugal Femina

MasterMealPlan via mama hall

Cooking For My Family

Also here is the direct link to the one I offer:

Org Junkie’s Menu Planner

Hopefully you’ll find something that works for you.  Enjoy!


Last week’s recipe winner definitely goes to the Honey-Soy Pork Chops.  These turned out so moist, delicious and easy!


Here is what we’ll be eating this week:

Monday: Enchilada Casserole

Tuesday: Quick & Easy Ranch Chicken served with new potatoes and corn

Wednesday: Loaded Baked Potato Soup served with Rosemary Focaccia Bread

Thursday: Leftover buffet

Friday: Grilled Honey-Lime Chicken Sandwiches

Saturday: Stir Fry

Simple Supper Sunday

On the baking list:  Whole Wheat and Honey Zucchini Bread


Menu Plan Monday guidelines and banner selections are here.

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A spot in TWO organizing workshops

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33 Responses to Menu Plan Monday – Sept 7th

  1. 2
    Josie says

    Thanks for hosting…looks great. I may just have to try those Honey-Lime chicken sandwiches! They look yummy!!

  2. 3
    Myndie says

    Glad you had a better week!

  3. 4
    Angela says

    Hi There!! This is my first time doing Menu Plan Monday. It looked like a lot of fun, so I had to join in.

  4. 5
    Cinella says

    Hi there! We’re having enchiladas too! Chicken Enchiladas that is. I’m featuring recipes from other moms on

  5. 6
    Tamara says

    Hmmm your menu sounds great. I love the stir fry idea. I must get into that a bit more.

  6. 7
    SnoCoMama says

    Looks awesome! This is my first Menu Plan Monday and it won’t be the last!

  7. 9
    Lara says

    I clicked over after I saw how many hits I was getting from here and I want to say what a fun, helpful site you have here! I will be exploring some more. Happy Labor Day!

    PS Hope you like the Grilled Honey-Lime Chicken sandwiches. They’re one of our favorites!

  8. 10
    Melanie says

    That loaded baked potato soup looks scrumptious!

  9. 11
    Susie's Homemade says

    Wow! Those are some great printable! Awesome menus too:-)

  10. 12
    Netta says

    Menu Plan Monday is a wonderful resource! I refer to it often, checking out lots of links and have even twittered about your great ideas (and linked to them, of course)!

  11. 13
    Char says

    Last week ended up busier than I thought – glad I had my Menu Plan to keep it sane. Hopefully this week will be easier – as we are headed into week 3 of school. Good luck to your kids as they head off to school this week.

  12. 14
    Gudrun says

    Ah! Labor Day! I am working so hard canning tomatoes, I really need a break 🙂

    Thanks for the inspiration, as usual. Hope you have a great week….

  13. 15
    Tiffany says

    Thanks for hosting this! I’m coming in late due to the Holiday weekend and a power outage, but I’m happy to be joining in for the first time.

  14. 16
    Tienne McKenzie says

    I love this idea! I have just started a new schedule that has me shopping on Sunday for the week, so I might actually have my meals planned in time to post them on Meal Plan Monday! Woo hoo!

  15. 17
    becky says

    This is a great idea. I do plan my meals out but have never posted it to a blog before today! thanks!

  16. 18
    Nicole says

    The Quick and Easy Ranch Chicken looks great! I added it to my week too!

  17. 19
    Cherise says

    Thanks for hosting. I’ve been a fan for a few weeks and today was my first post.

  18. 20
    Kara says

    I always find yummy stuff I want to try on your menus! The Quick & Easy Ranch Chicken sounds SO good! I’m going to have to try it very soon.

  19. 21
    Lindsey says

    I cannot wait to start menu planning. Now that I am a SAHM after 8 years of teaching I am so I became a part of the blogosphere this way. I discovered “menu planning” through other blogs eventually bringing me to the source HA it’s great and I am excited! I will be officially starting my menu planning next Monday. I have a page dedicated for just that to keep me organized “menu planning mama” I look forward to really using your site beyond cooking, it will really get me organized! Thanks so much!

  20. 23
    Meagan Newsome says

    I’m new here, although I’ve been following your blog for quite some time! I love Menu Plan Monday, and firmly believe in the important role of menu planning in saving money! Forgive me, though. I accidentally posted the link to my entire website, rather than the permalink to the Menu Plan Monday! =/ I forgot, and then couldn’t go back! So sorry. Thanks!

  21. 24
    Shannon says

    This is my first week participating but I have been reading your blogs for a couple of months now. Thanks for all of the awesome tips you post!

  22. 25
    Susie LaBelle says

    I didn’t see this until now but I LOVE

    My kids almost ALWAYS like the suggested menus.
    Check it out!

  23. 26
    Becky says

    Today I made a double batch of Ranger Cookies. A big favorite of ours–has oatmeal in it and chocolate chips as well. Tonight I made Deconstructed Lasagne and it was delish!!! It’s found in Everyday with Rachael Ray magazine, Feb 2009 issue, probably find it on her website as well.
    Rest of the week is porkloin in broth (already cooked) with mini ravioli for Tues. Meatloaf, veggies and cornbread on Wed. Frozen lasagne by Marie Callendar when we get to the beach cabin we’re staying at for a few days. In an effort to cut down on spending so much we are making different choices while gone on a trip where there’s a kitchen to cook at. Lunches are cheaper to eat out than dinner. We hope to find some local clam chowder to eat one night. Will let you know how we do!!! Have a great week!!

  24. 27
    Amy says

    Thank you SO much for including our printables in your list. I really appreciate it!!

  25. 28
    Jen says

    The whole wheat honey zuchinni bread sounds very lovely. I think it will be perfect for using up the last zuchinni from my CSA program. Thanks!

  26. 29
    Pamela says

    Thanks for all the delicious recipes this week!! I am trying three of them 🙂


  27. 30
    Jenn M. says

    Thank you! I love the printables that include breakfast, lunch and dinner as I have to plan for all 3 and snacks with a large family in order to ensure that I buy enough at the grocery store. I make my shopping list after completing my menu plan.

  28. 31
    Michelle says

    Hi Laura –

    Thank you so much for linking our printables – much appreciated! Love your menu plans and visit all the time!

    Michelle 🙂

  29. 32
    Tony says

    I noticed that wasn’t on the list of free menu planners.

    It’s a great site that lets you plan menus from your recipes (it even has an autoplanner that uses your ratings for the recipes) and then it generates a printable grocery list. My wife hands that to me since we have two little ones.

    All I have to do is buy what’s on the list, then my family gets great, healthy dinners, and I can help out my wife by doing the grocery shopping. The site saves her a ton of time.

    So my family loves and the best part is that it’s free.

  30. 33
    Amy says

    Thanks for the helpful site–just added my first menu plan to a very new blog I’m working on–new at both so forgive any wonkiness please!

    Looking forward to reading all the great ideas you all have.


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