Menu Plan Monday ~ March 15th + giveaway

As you can see, with my change of season, it’s getting harder and harder for me to get Menu Plan Monday up by 8:00 pm and it’s stressing me out a little bit.  So I’m not sure how I’m going to change it up to make it work for us but will keep you posted.  I may just set a later time on Sunday nights (in which case I hope my eastern linkers would forgive me) or perhaps first thing Monday morning.  Let me think about it some more and feel free to provide input but please remember there is no way I can possibly please everyone.

We ate some pretty tasty meals around here last week.  Every single recipe was a hit and will be going into my Family Favorites Recipe Index if it’s not there already.  Not too often that happens where we enjoy them all like that.  Yay!  If I had to pick my #1 favorite though it would have to be the Teriyaki Salmon in Foil.  Delicious and SUPER easy to prepare but I will let you in on a little secret.  I cheated just a little and used store bought teriyaki sauce instead to save time.  Doesn’t get any easier than that and no pans to wash, well except for the rice pot but that’s not much 🙂

So I love how many of you are coming by here each week to link up and share your menus.  I love the community we have going and I just want to say thanks for that by giving away to one lucky MPM participant this new Taste of Home Casseroles cookbook I picked up in the grocery store the other day.  You know how I love Taste of Home 🙂  I made the Mushroom Turkey Tetrazzini recipe out of it for our church potluck on Sunday and it was yummy.

To be eligible to win just link up to your menu plan post as you normally do, prior to Wednesday, March 17th at 12:00 pm PST, and I’ll randomly draw one winner from the list of participants.  Thanks for being here!!

For menu planning help this week please visit The Taste Zone for April’s Menu Planning Tips.

So here’s what we’ll be eating this week.  I hope it’s as good as last week 🙂

Monday: Caesar Pockets

Tuesday: Savory Spaghetti Sauce (family favorite) and pasta

Wednesday: Crockpot Honey Glazed Ham served with rice and veggies

Thursday: Leftover buffet

Friday: Chicken Salad Sandwiches

Saturday: Vegetable Chowder served with Easy Homemade Cheese Bread Biscuits

Sunday: Churck Potluck ~  Potato Sausage Casserole


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52 Responses to Menu Plan Monday ~ March 15th + giveaway

  1. 1
    Shannan Felix says

    If you posted later on Sunday night, I am afraid it would make it to late for all of us in the Eastern time zone… me! Would you please, please, please consider it for Monday morning………pretty please???

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    [email protected] says

    I’m a BIG Taste of Home fan too! I haven’t made a recipe yet that we didn’t love.
    Thanks so much for hosting another great MPM!

  3. 3
    Phoebe @ GettingFreedom says

    The Caesar Pockets sound interesting–we might have to try them. Oh, and I love everything Taste of Home, too!

    • 4.1
      Laura says

      Alyssa, I can see Mr. Linky and it appears to be working correctly. Hope you can see it now.

  4. 5
    Melonie K. @ Wandering Quail Road says

    Being overseas I’m a day ahead of you, so the times are all mixed up for me anyway. LOL I say do what you can and what doesn’t stress you out to the max. If your blog software will let you, maybe you can prewrite the posts and it will auto post them at the time you select – I don’t know if the Linky feature will work like that tho?

  5. 6
    Mrs. Fuzz says

    I might’ve linked twice in a row. Sorry!

    • 6.1
      Laura says

      No problem, I fixed it for you.

  6. 7
    Ruthie says

    Love the look of the salmon in foil. It is Monday morning when I link to you so no problems here! 🙂

  7. 8
    Lynn says

    I hope you like the cheese bread biscuits. They are a favorite of ours.

  8. 9
    debi b says

    OH! I LOVE Taste of Home as well! Great recipes!!!

    Sorry I have been “MIA” for a while… life has been getting in the way 😉

  9. 10
    Char says

    That salmon looks amazing!! I’m back this week – after a crazy week with sick kids last week. I have plenty of classic Irish recipes in time for St. Patrick’s Day, too.

    Have a great week!

  10. 11
    Lauren says

    How crazy is it that when my husband and I were making our menu for the week we go onto the discussion of salmon and how everytime we attempt to make it it tastes the same, like salmon. And what would you know your favorite recipe of the last week was? Thanks we can’t wait to try it out!

  11. 12
    Maryann @ Raise Healthy Eaters says

    This is my first time linking up. I love salmon but need some new ways to make it so will try your recipe. Thanks!

  12. 13
    tamara says

    I love that salmon. I might just have to go and source some to give it a try. Thanks

  13. 14
    Monica Lavoie says

    Nice giveaway!


  14. 15
    Joy says

    This has helped my week so much!

  15. 16
    Emily/Miss Mommy says

    I agree- the salmon looks great.

    As for being stressed out, SURELY your faithful readers will understand your dilemma and give you grace. I know I will. 😉 (Plus, I’m in Scotland, so we’re already ahead of you and on a weird time difference).

  16. 17
    Martha says

    Sounds like a wonderful week! As always thanks for hosting 🙂

  17. 18
    Karen says

    Love this site, thanks!

  18. 19
    Lisa says

    Salmon looked great! I will have to try it that way! Do what is good for you, with the least amount of stress~ We can be flexible! Also thanks for hosting the giveaway! How are things going with your husband out of town? Praying for strength and peace~

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    Susie's Homemade says

    Looks like a casserole kind of day:-) I have one on my blog today…coincidence?

  20. 21
    Rachel says

    I love that your church has potlucks so often! Our church loves to eat too, but we like to call it “fellowship.” 🙂

  21. 22
    Liz - Meal Makeover Mom says

    I’m SO glad your family enjoyed the Teriyaki Salmon in Foil from my website. My boys love this recipe too, though I must admit that when it comes to the veggies, my 11-year old son only eats the snow peas (he’s not a big fan of carrots).
    I attended a seminar on omega-3 fats & health last week and was fascinated to hear about all the new research and recommendations on omega-3s (found big time in salmon — surprisingly, farm-raised salmon has more omega-3s than wild). Janice and I plan to record a podcast on omega-3s some time soon so everyone can get the latest scoop on this amazing fat. Lucky for all of us that salmon tastes so great!

  22. 23
    Kelly says

    We all love salmon around here! I wonder if it would work just as well in parchment paper?
    How fun that you’re having a giveaway! What a great way to start off the week!

  23. 24
    Pamela says

    Thanks for the great giveaway! I need some more casserole ideas 🙂

  24. 25
    Kim says

    I can’t wait to try the vegetable chowder and cheese bread. maybe for lunch one day?

  25. 26
    Gina says

    That salmon sounds yummy! I have a great tilapia in foil recipe that we’re having this week. I love just tossing the foil and having easy cleanup!

  26. 27
    Melissa says

    WOW that salmon sounds delish…going to try that as we are all salmon lovers in this household.

    Love your blog.

    Melissa from Naches, WA

  27. 28
    Martianne says

    I completely understand your need to change your post times… No need to stress yourself over something like blogging. So, please do what you need to create peace, simplicity and less stress for yourself and those of us who appreciate your hsoting this will find a way to make it work… Wishing you blessings and an enjoyable spring!

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    s says

    just a quick note to take a look at the ceaser chicken pockets on Allrecipes – I found it from someone else’s menu blog and they use rotisseirie chicken, but I sub’d the perdue done its (on sale one week so I stocked up) and they were sooo delicious!

  29. 30
    Dawn says

    The Potato Sausage Casserole sounds good. I don’t have a problem with whatever time you post. I am an East Coaster who goes to bed relatively early so even if I get my own post up on Sunday I don’t usually get to link to you until Monday Morning. Honestly quite frequently I am doing my own post on Monday morning anyways. Do what works best for you! 🙂

  30. 31
    Becky says

    Please don’t stress out over your post time!! I’m one of those “Eastern Linkers.” My routine is that I do my Menu Plan Monday post early in the day on Sunday. I then link up to y0u sometime on Monday and add a line to my post about checking out other MPM’s linking to your post. Who knows what warmer weather will mean for my routine though!!

  31. 32
    Hope says

    I usually post mine on Monday since right now, Sunday evenings are a bit crazy & I am working towards taking Sundays off all together which means…NO COMPUTER for me…otherwise I will be tempted to work! LOL!

  32. 33
    Mama Kalila says

    I feel horrible, I haven’t been able to keep up with this at all. The only reason I’m here this week is my husband loved the Irish week I did last year so I had to plan out this one too lol. And still I’m missing things. Is almost 12 and I don’t even know what to make TODAY. AAGGGHHHHH!

  33. 34
    Tammy says

    This is your blog and so I think you should post when works for you! I appreciate all your hard work and will find it helpful to my daily life! Thank you for sharing your heart!!

  34. 35
    Amy Comeaux says

    This will be my first time linking up and I am excited! Thanks for your organization!

  35. 36
    Christi says

    This is my first Menu Plan Monday to be a part of – I love it! What a great idea!!

  36. 37
    Rhoni says

    The potato sausage casserole is definitely going on my “to try” list!

  37. 38
    Nic says

    I’m in the UK, so I never get round to posting until Monday anyway. So I agree, do whatever will stress you out the least. You have enough on your plate anyway. I hope it all gets easier 🙂

  38. 40
    Jenna says

    That teriyaki salmon looks amazing.Thanks for sharing. I am definitely going to try it sometime soon. (and maybe do it on the bbq!) Yum! I always link on Monday anyway, since it is Menu Plan Monday, after all. LOL. But I think that whenever works best for YOU is when you should do it!

  39. 41
    April H says

    I agree with those who say do what YOU can. Nobody will wither away to nothing if MPM isn’t up until *gasp* MONDAY! 🙂

  40. 42
    Bella says

    Hopefully you will have a chance to read this? It is exciting to see how many others have joined in on the fun for Mondays!

    1st – The terryaki salmon looks yum — we do something similar to this when we go camping –How I forget that we could do at home too! LOL

    2nd- Yay for giveaways! So much fun. I am currently having one on my blog too.

    3rd- I just posted this week about how I am trying out a new method of meal planning. MEAL PLANNING WITH KIDS! It is a way that I have adapted to get my kids involved with the process. Truly fun (so far)
    I hope you will check it out and let me know what you think??
    I would love your input.

  41. 43
    Ayla Serenemoon says

    Hi! I just found this group and posted my first menu! What fun! I look forward to the coming weeks!

  42. 44
    Sammy says

    I stuck to my menu last week and couldn’t be prouder!

    Thanks for the tips & recipes each week, it really does make a difference!

  43. 45
    Jenny says

    This is my first week joining you on Meal Plan Monday! How fun! We are a gluten free family as my daughter has Celiac’s. So all meals are prepared without wheat, rye or barley!

  44. 46
    Tia says

    I just started and I’m loving MPM so far!

  45. 47
    ~~Rhonda says

    Thanks for hosting a great giveaway! I love the simplicity and down-home goodness of Taste of Home. ~~Rhonda 🙂

  46. 48
    purple moose says

    This is my last week to link up for a while. Thanks for all the ideas Laura. I may pop in from time to time also. Seems like one of the aluminum manufacturer had all sorts of ideas of cooking with their foil pouches. Great ideas and easy clean up.

    BTW, (not that I have a say since that I’m leaving and all) if you put your post up late on Sunday, that would let West coast linkers have a chance at being in the first 200 entries. 🙂

  47. 49
    Ketherian says

    Hey. Posting late this week. 😀
    I completely sympathize with you Laura. Sometimes a schedule reduces stress, other times it seems to amplify it. I appreciate your posting menu plan Mondays – and even when I don’t participate, seeing Mr Linky go up reminds me to check and make sure my menu-plan is in place and I’m ready to go.

    Take care of yourself first, the rest will fall into place as it needs to.

  48. 50
    Carrie @ Takin Care of Twins says

    Whoops! I linked the wrong post! So, I linked again with this weeks. (I had linked a meal plan from a few weeks back it looks like… weird!)


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