Menu Plan Monday ~ Feb 22nd

Hi fellow menu planners, how are you?  Hope you had a wonderful week.  We are on the count down here to when my hubbie moves away for work (the kids and I will go later) and anxiety levels are rising.  Needless to say I’ve neglected my emails something awful so please forgive me if I haven’t responded to you.  I’ll really try hard to get to those this week.

I want to give a shout out to Kristin of A Funny Thing Happened on the Way for suggesting Pioneer Woman’s Chicken Spaghetti recipe for my church potluck.  It was delicious and pretty easy to prepare.  We do a church potluck every week so I’m always looking for easy potluck recipes.  I’ll be posting my selection here each week unless of course I’m stuck and then I won’t LOL.

And I have to tell you that the Rosemary Chicken Pizza we had last week is just one of my favorites.  It’s so nice to have a change from the standard pepperoni pizza in our house.  I just love sun-dried tomatoes, yum!!  Of course my kids aren’t crazy about them but that’s just the way it goes sometimes.  If you are looking for delicious recipes, I highly recommend Leigh Anne’s site!

Here’s what we’ll be eating this week:

Monday: Spaghetti with Savory Spaghetti Sauce

Tuesday: Grilled Sirloin Steak and potatoes

Wednesday: Chicken Caesar Pitas

Thursday: Leftover buffet

Friday: Black Bean Quesadillas

Saturday: Herbed Tuna Sandwiches

Simple Supper Sunday ~ church potluck ~  Soft Garlic Breadsticks


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56 Responses to Menu Plan Monday ~ Feb 22nd

  1. 1
    Angela says

    I LOVE quesadillas… seriously. They are so great as a meal, and you can revive leftovers with them – they are a gift to kitchens everywhere! 🙂

    • 1.1
      Laura says

      Oh I love them too and their versatility, so good!

  2. 2
    [email protected] says

    I haven’t tried PW’s Chicken Spaghetti yet. I just love potlucks, all the food is always so good. Thanks so much for hosting another great MPM!

    • 2.1
      Laura says

      Potlucks are my favorite and I always think it’s so cool that there are rarely any doubles.

  3. 3
    Ruthie says

    I love new suggestions. I have never made a chicken pizza and the Rosemary Chicken Pizza sound delish! Have an awesome week!

  4. 4
    [email protected] says

    My sister in law makes a similar chicken spaghetti and it is awesome! I might have to add that recipe to next week’s menu. I had forgotten all about it.

  5. 5
    In the Bag says

    I really like the idea of Chicken Caesar Pitas – recipes like that will get my family to have salad-like dishes without feeling like they are eating a salad. I hope your bread sticks are a huge hit at the potluck!

    • 5.1
      Laura says

      Me too, I’ve never made this recipe before 🙂

  6. 6
    Jaime says

    Well, I tagged my Mr. Linky with frugal and “flexitarian” but I’m not sure if many people know what that means :o) I suppose it’s just a fancy way of saying “less meat,” LOL. Not vegetarian or anything, we just try to eat a little less meat.

    Oh, and the herbed tuna sounds yummy!

    • 6.1
      Laura says

      Thanks for explaining, I wouldn’t have known 🙂

  7. 7
    Jenna @ Newlyweds says

    Oh wow that Rosemary Chicken Pizza looks delicious. And hope your hubby’s trip goes well. My hubs is usually gone 4-5 days a week so I know it can be hard.

    • 7.1
      Laura says

      We are actually moving but hubbie is going out ahead of us. I probably won’t go until the kids finish school at the end of June 🙁

  8. 8
    Megan says

    Just linked up…if you want to use it, there’s a free printable menu planner at the end of my MPM post today. 🙂 Thought I would share in case it helps anyone else! Thanks for doing this!

    • 8.1
      Laura says

      Thanks Megan!

  9. 9
    Heather says

    I’m so excited! i’ve been menu planning for years, but never have shared it with anyone. I found your site on another blog friend of mine! Now, I’ve posted my first menu for everyone…even have some recipes on there! I can’t wait to put some of your recipes on my spreadsheet!!!

    • 9.1
      Laura says

      Welcome Heather!!

  10. 10
    Judi @ Frugal Frolic says

    That pizza recipe sounds great! Now, if I can only break all the boys here out of the bbq pizza habit. It’s good, but I’m ready for a change, and that Rosemary Chicken pizza sounds wonderful!

  11. 11
    Tiffany says

    I am going to try my own twist on that Chicken Spaghetti. We’ll see how it goes! Thanks!

  12. 12
    tamara says

    my menu is up. I have been having serious computer issues and my blog is looking neglected but it is nearly all fixed.

    Cant wait to go and look at others posts.

  13. 13
    Carrie says

    Oh my goodness sun dried tomatoes are amazing on pizza! My new favorite topping on pizza is kale chips, mmmm. It’s a really good crunchy texture that I think pizza needs.

  14. 14
    purple moose says

    Good luck with the move! I am glad your hubby got a new job, sorry that it has to involve a temporary single parenting time. 🙁 Good luck with that too!

  15. 15
    Sarah says

    Finally I’m back!

  16. 16
    Jo's Quirky Cooking says

    That pizza sounds delicious! I’ve written down the way I menu plan on my blog too – so many people have never done it, and think it’s something that’s way too much trouble! Thanks for being such an encouragement in this area. 🙂

  17. 17
    The Happy Housewife says

    I LOVE Pioneer Woman’s cookbook. I have had several successes so far using her recipes. Your menu looks great as always! The chicken caesar pitas look great, I wish the rest of my family like caesar anything!

  18. 19
    Jessica says

    Good luck with the move! I’m amazed you can even think about cooking! That’s awesome! I’ve got your spaghetti sauce, quesadillas, and the chicken spaghetti marked.

    I’m really interested in the Pioneer Woman–I’m assuming she cooks from scratch? That’s one of my main goals!

    • 19.1
      Laura says

      Her site is amazing…yes everything is from scratch but definitely not low fat that is for sure 🙂

  19. 20
    Kristi says

    The Chicken Spaghetti recipe sounds great – I’ll have to try it. Breadsticks sound yummy too.

    Here’s hoping that my execution to my menu plan goes better this week than last week!

  20. 21
    Rachel says

    We’re having steak this week too! Great minds think alike 😉

  21. 22
    Jackie says

    Hi! This is my first time posting here! Thanks so much for hosting this cool place to post meal planning!

  22. 23
    Melissa says

    Chicken Caesar Pitas sound good!

  23. 24
    Lisa says

    I just linked up! I haven’t blogged in a long time, but now am going to commit again! I forget how to link up recipies, so I put a recipe in the comments section of my post…..hope to figure it out soon!
    Have a wonderful monday, and a great week!!!!

  24. 25
    *~jo~* says

    mmmm chicken caesar pitas!!! those sound so good! might have to try those!! 🙂 thnx!

  25. 26
    Kristin says

    Thanks for the shout-out on chicken spaghetti. I made it and we LOVED it. I’m goign to sprinkle some bacon on top next time, because bacon always makes thing yummier!

  26. 27
    Kristin says

    bad typing. . . my nemesis. . . going. . makes. . . sigh. 🙂

  27. 28
    Catherine says

    Hi! This is my first week participating, but I’ve been a long time stalker 🙂 I can’t wait to get started this week and I look forward to meeting everyone!

  28. 29
    Mrs. Fuzz says

    I planned breakfast, lunch, AND dinner with possible snacks and dessert ideas. I’m so proud of myself! Thanks for your recipe ideas and for the links you provide each week!

    -Mrs. Fuzz

  29. 30
    Lainie says

    Those Soft Garlic Breadsticks won my daughter a Reserve Champion ribbon at our county fair. Super Yummy!

    • 30.1
      Laura says

      Hey that’s awesome, now I’m even more excited to make them!!

  30. 31
    Crystal says

    I really want a chicken ceasar salad now! Love the menu. I plan on fixing black bean quesadillas next month with leftovers from my mexican casserole.

  31. 32
    Megs says

    First time i’ve linked up although i’ve been menu planning on my own for years . . . sad that my first link-up is a partial menu!

  32. 33
    Tabitha (aka Penny) says

    Your menu helps my creative juices start flowing when I get stuck trying to plan my own. Thanks so much!

  33. 34
    Nony (A Slob Comes Clean) says

    I’m definitely going to have to try the rosemary pizza. I also LOVE sundried tomatoes!

  34. 35
    amber says

    Just linked up for the first time. 🙂

  35. 36
    AprilA says

    Found this site today! Love the ideas.
    I linked my menu post and a visual of my gmail menu calendar. LOVE gmail calendars. I set an email reminder to put the beans on early tomorrow and I can link my recipes right in my calendar. A friend of mine is doing a 365 soup blog this year and it’s SO great to be able to link to recipes right in my menu plan. I linked to her blog on my post if anyone’s interested in yummy soups all year!

  36. 37
    Alea says

    I think I might have to modify my menu to incorporate the rosemary chicken pizzas into our pizza night. I even have fresh rosemary plants in my kitchen. Thanks for the link1

  37. 38
    Elizabeth L. says

    I’m new here! Just started my new blog today! Very excited about using this feature. If anyone has a few minutes, stop by and say hi!

  38. 39
    Tara says

    Mmmm, that chicken pizza sounds great! I wonder if I can incorporate it somehow into the low carb area? I might have to work on that! Thanks for all the great menu ideas; I need them badly. It seems that I make a lot of the same recipes every week.

  39. 40
    rona says

    Moving can be so stressful. We’ve moved more then 3 times in 2 years.
    Your menu sounds delicious. The Chicken Pitas remind me of a Rachel Ray recipe that we haven’t had in awhile. I think I’ll try that this week.

  40. 41
    Jafael says

    I wouldn’t have a menu plan this week, if you didn’t run this entry! Thank you! I’m pretty sure my ad hoc menu plan this week will save my buckets!

  41. 42
    Gudrun says

    better late than never!

    Chicken is roasting as I finish writing my post. Smells great, I love roasted chicken. And then I get to make chicken stock, for use later in the week. Double yippee!

  42. 43
    Cara says

    I love Leigh Anne’s blog too, and the Rosemary Chicken pizza sounds fabulous! I’ve made a similar pizza before with sundried tomatoes and alfredo sauce…delicious!

    All of these Menu Plan Monday ladies are on the ball! I posted at mid-day Monday and I’m already #385. Way to make me feel behind already, LOL! You ladies are Menu Planning Machines!!

  43. 44
    Liz - Meal Makeover Moms says

    The bean burritos look like a meal my family would enjoy. The PW spaghetti pie … well, I don’t want to even know how many calories are in each decadent bite! I actually gave Emeril’s spaghetti pie a healthy makeover a while back and it turned out great (added a shredded zucchini for good measure).
    Thanks for another great week of recipes. BTW, when are you moving?

  44. 45
    Emily/Miss Mommy says

    Just wanted to say we’ve made a number of moves the last few years, eventually landing here in Scotland. I can only imagine doing it after my husband, though. Hope all is well and that you stay organized. 😉

  45. 46
    Maranda says

    Linked up for the first time last night. Hope I did it right. I’m loving all the new ideas, hope the hubby will be up for some new meal ideas.

  46. 47
    Kristin says

    I clicked on one of these almost 500 weekly menu plans and found a guideline about “focused 15”– taking 15 dedicated minutes each day to tackle long-term projects. Of course, I can’t find it again when I want to read more! Does this sound familiar to anyone? Whose site was it? Thanks for your help.


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