Menu Plan Monday ~ Nov 9th


Hi everyone!   Hope you are all doing well and ready to get menu planning for an organized week!

So my recipe highlight of last week definitely goes to the slow cooked Rotisserie-Style Chicken.  This recipe was so easy to prepare in the slow cooker and my hubbie gave it a 9 out of 10 for taste!  I say wow to that because he’s a tough critic.    The Makeover Creamy Italian Sausage Pasta recipe was also very good and easy to prepare.  I’ll definitely be adding both recipes to our Family Favorite Recipe Index.

Unfortunately I wasn’t a huge fan of the Oven Chicken Fingers though, they just weren’t crispy enough for me.  I’m going to keep experimenting with recipes on this one.

On my baking list this week is Kristi’s Famous Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins.  How about you?  Baking anything special this week?  Feel free to share your recipe link in the comments.

So here is what’s on our dinner menu:

Monday: Chicken Tortellini Soup (using homemade broth from last week’s chicken)

Tuesday: Slow Cooker French Dip (new)

Wednesday: Baked Chicken and Acorn Squash (family favorite)

Thursday: Leftover buffet

Friday: Baked Ziti with Spinach and Sausage (new)

Saturday: I’m hosting a ladies fondue party! (will post pictures next week)

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47 Responses to Menu Plan Monday ~ Nov 9th

  1. 1
    Rita says

    We love acorn squash – it’s really good for you as well as just being tasty. Your menu sounds wonderful.

  2. 2
    Dara says

    The Baked Chicken and Acorn Squash looks excellent… I’m going to plan to make that next week! Thanks.

  3. 5
    Ginger says

    The slow cooker french dip sounds really good! I’m making alot of the same things I made last week, but my husband is happy and so are my kiddos! 🙂 The kid pleasing spaghetti was a HUGE hit in our house! I forgot to take out the (I’m new) in my name this week. I noticed it after I hit enter….sorry!

  4. 6
    Leah says


    I have been participating for 5 weeks now and am really enjoying it, both the fact that it is helping me get organized in other areas and all of the awesome recipes and blogs I have found while blog jogging through the list of other participants. So, thank you very much for hosting the MPM 🙂

  5. 7
    Laura says

    Ginger so glad you liked the spaghetti recipe!

    Leah yes I love finding new recipes too….I think I’m addicted to it 🙂

  6. 8
    Myndie says

    Have fun at your party!

  7. 9
    ter says

    Your menu looks really good this week, I think I’m even going to save a few of the links you have posted.

    I have spent the bulk of the day going through some food blogs. I am wanting to get back to cooking nice meals again, though it is hard to get the motivation to cook for one person again. I mean the last time I cooked for one person was 10 years ago and I was a college student and hadn’t yet really discovered “real” food, you know, or I thought it would be much more difficult than it is!

    it’s amazing you have nearly 60 people on the list as soon as it shows up on my reader.

  8. 10
    Rebecca says

    Because of some unexpected events I’m still working on my menu from last week. My kids requested banana bread so when the bananas are ripe enough we’ll bake that. It’s strange they requested it because I don’t bake often enough for a request to be made. Have a great week!

  9. 11
    Jenny says

    I have some bananas that are ripe for baking so I think I’m going to try those muffins. Sounds delish!!
    Yummy menu for the week Laura

  10. 12
    Aiming4Simple says

    I have high hopes of baking this week. I’m planning to enter some of the recipes into a contest, so I can’t share those yet. We did manage to make pumpkin muffins this weekend, which was a long awaited triumph.

  11. 13
    Lora says

    I am going to try that rotisserie chicken in the crockpot! I love that & my mom just gave me a whole hen that was clutterng up her freezer:)

  12. 15
    Tamara says

    This week is an easy week in the food department for me. No new recipes but lots of freezer meals. It was time to eat them. Thanks again for keeping me inspired.

  13. 17
    SnoWhite says

    I bookmarked that baked ziti too — can’t wait to hear how you enjoy it 🙂

  14. 18
    The Happy Housewife says

    A fondue party! That sounds like so much fun. I am assuming you have one of those cute fondue sets?
    Can’t wait to hear about it next week!

  15. 20
    Connie says

    A great meal plan! The soup sounds really yummy!
    I have been wanting to make this dessert recipe called Georgia Cornbread. It’s an old recipe. I hope to make it this week!
    Many blessings!

  16. 21
    Char says

    This sounds like a soup kind of a week!!

    Plus, I am looking for a recipe for 2 lbs. of pasta salad that I need to take for a swim meet concession stand. Anyone have any good, simple recipes for that?

  17. 22
    Jessica says

    Sorry, I didn’t link the first time correctly! You can delete 182

  18. 23
    Lucky says

    I messed up my link, sorry. It’s the right link but says dollar double days at Giant. It must have been in my cache from the last time I used Mr. Linky. Anyway, thanks for doing this every week.

  19. 24
    Sonshine says

    Sounds like a yummy week! Can’t wait to see pics of the fondue party! 🙂

    Thought I would share with you my homemade oven chicken fingers recipe. I love them cause they do come out crispy and my guys love dipping them in sweet baby rays honey bbq sauce. 🙂 They also heat back up real well too. 🙂 Here is a link to them… oven fried chicken tender’s!

    As for baking this week, it will all depend if I have the energy after being sick last week. I would love to at least get some banana muffins and some “puppy chow” made this week. I have a list of other things too that I want to fix to slide in the freezer for later on with the holidays coming but we shall see if I can handle doing more. 🙂

    Enjoy your week! 🙂

  20. 25
    Dawn says

    The slow cooker french dip sounds very good. My menu this week just isn’t doing it for me….after I typed it up it didn’t sound so bad but somehow I’m feeling rather un-inspired. I think I need to do more perusing of others menus this week to get some better ideas for next week.

  21. 26
    Amy Raymond says

    This is my first time doing Menu Plan Monday. Thanks for the chance to share in the joy of menu planning! 🙂

  22. 27
    Teri Thompson says

    Can’t wait to try the crockpot rot. chicken next week!

  23. 28
    Double Dipped Life says

    Hi! this is my first time participating. I’ve posted my menu for the week!

  24. 29
    ~~Rhonda says

    I am definitely giving the rotisserie style chicken a try. Putting it on next week’s menu now. Thanks for sharing! ~~Rhonda

  25. 30
    Amy says

    Love the idea of menu planning, I am slowly converting!!!

    Here is my fun baking idea for the week: My daughter loves mall pretzels and has been asking for one. I haven’t been able to get to the mall to pick one up, so I looked the recipe up online. These are delicious and a fraction of the mall price. I did read the comments and added 1/4 cup shortening (I know I know! 🙂 to the dough and made 8 pretzels instead of 12. My daughter now thinks we should open up our own pretzel stand. Here is the link:

  26. 31
    Katie @ Food Stuffs says

    Regarding not crispy enough chicken fingers…

    I bake mine at 450F. Also I’ve found that the breadcrumbs make a big difference — I use panko style breadcrumbs and then drizzle a touch of oil over them before baking. Uusally I turn them over about half way through.

    It’s not quite the same as deep-fried but it’s got a nice crunch.

  27. 32
    Mary says

    This is my 3rd week in a row participating in MPM and I am lovin’ it. Our meal times are running sooo much smoother. I have come across so many yummy sounding recipes that I’ve added to our “to try” list & I’ve also stumbled upon some great blogs that I’ve added to my favorites. So I would also like to take a minute to thank you for hosting MPM!!

  28. 33
    Tiffanee says

    Your menu sounds so delicious this week!! Wow! I am excited to hear about the party. Have a great week.

  29. 34
    Stephanie says

    Glad to hear you liked the Makeover Creamy Italian Sausage Pasta recipe. I had bookmarked it last week and was debating trying it. Hearing it was good makes me want to go ahead and give it a try.

  30. 35
    Anna says

    I’m a new reader and I LOVE this menu planning! What a great way to stay on budget and save your sanity during the week. Let us know how it goes – our readers could definitely relate!

    Happy eating,
    Anna, from Live Solid

  31. 36
    Angie (Losing It and Loving It) says

    Absolutely love acorn squash! One of my favorite foods. Today I didn’t post a full menu plan. We are going to have to play it by ear this week.

    Have a great week!

  32. 37
    Heather says

    I just made chocolate banana muffins for my Daisy Troop today and the girls made homemade butter by shaking heavy cream in a small jar. It was a huge hit!

  33. 38
    Becky L says

    Can you smell the banana bread that I just took out of the oven? Yummy!!!

    Menu this week: Monday-sausage, potato and cabbage stew served with cheesy bread sticks; Tues-Impossible cheeseburger pie and veggies; Wed-Chicken burrito casserole and veggies; Thurs-crockpot chili; Fri or Sat-sausage and pepper burritos.
    That’s what’s for dinner at our house this week.

  34. 39
    Allie says

    The muffins look yummy. I’ve gotten into pudding pies this week. I add some chocolate chips and chocolate pudding to a graham cracker crust or add bananas and vanilla pudding to a Nilla Wafer crust. Yum!


  35. 40
    Bethany says

    Thanks again for hosting this every week! You are truly an amazing lady!

  36. 41
    Karrisa says

    Try using Panko bread crumbs on the chicken fingers instead of the regular bread crumbs. I use them in my favorite baked chicken tenders recipe and they always come out nice and crispy!

  37. 42
    Gudrun says

    oh dear, I am so late today! I had my post up early, but forgot to come over and link up, it was that kind of day. 🙂

    Tonight’s Minestrone Soup was just the ticket – the temperature went down after dark and we are all looking forward to something warm.

    Happy Menu Plan Monday!

  38. 43
    Angelia Sims says

    That Makeover Creamy Italian Sausage looks really good! I bookmarked it. I reallyreallyreally hope it’s EASY. :-/

    I’ll give it a go. How fun! Thanks for the delicious recipes!

  39. 44
    Kristin says

    my meal plan is a bit late but I wanted to share anyhow!
    Have a wonderful day!!!

  40. 45
    purple moose says

    Fondue party!? Sounds like fun. Can you share tips and recipes too?

  41. 46
    Kaeden says

    Yours is a clever way of tikhnnig about it.


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