Menu Plan Monday ~ April 12th

Hello everyone!  Wow did that week ever go fast.  The last of my company left on Saturday and I’ve slowly been getting myself organized again.  My email is absolutely insane though and I’m almost even too scared to tackle it.   Oh well, slow and steady wins the race is what I always say!

The Meal Makeover Moms

A couple of weeks ago I had the pleasure of being interviewed by the lovely ladies over at Meal Makeover Moms.  I really love this site and highly recommend it for yummy healthy recipes!  We talked everything menu planning and just in case you are interested I wanted to pass along the link to you.  Listen here: Menu Planning 101 with the Organizing Junkie and you can find their delicious recipe for Teriyaki Salmon in Foil and more helpful tips here.  Enjoy!

Last week’s recipe highlight goes to the Taco Pasta!  An excellent potluck meal or if you are looking for a meal to take to a family in need.  Simple ingredients, quick to throw together and it tasted nummy 🙂

So here’s what’s on our plan for this week.  All new recipes again, I’m so excited!

Monday: Garlic and Lime Chicken served with french fries

Tuesday: Veggie Tortellini Bake

Wednesday: Corny Salmon Cakes served with spinach salad

Thursday: Leftover buffet

Friday: Sassy Potato Corn Chowder served with bread machine Honey Oatmeal Bread

Saturday: Spring Shrimp Pasta

Sunday: Church Potluck ~ Sweet and Tangy Meatballs

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71 Responses to Menu Plan Monday ~ April 12th

  1. 2
    Sheena says

    Thanks for sharing. I love your site!

    • 2.1
      Laura says

      Thanks Sheena!

  2. 3
    Christi says

    I’m a sucker for anything with garlic, so I got excited when I saw your garlic and lime chicken on the menu – I’ll have to try this one!

    • 3.1
      Laura says

      Oh I really love garlic too!!

  3. 4
    [email protected] says

    Thanks for doing this.

    Those corny salmon cakes sound intriguing. I’m excited that we’re getting closer to corn season.

    I may have led duplicate links. Sorry. Too much multi-tasking and I didn’t catch that it can take a minute to show up. 🙁

  4. 5
    Lynn says

    I am so glad that you enjoyed the taco pasta! My kids love it and I am glad to hear that others agree. And I need to tackle my email too this week. As soon as I start to get caught up on email, I get more. 🙂

    • 5.1
      Laura says

      I know, isn’t that the truth LOL

  5. 6
    [email protected] says

    Yum! The Shrimp Pasta and Lime Chicken sound divine! Thanks so much for hosting!

  6. 7
    The Happy Housewife says

    Oh my word, those corny salmon cakes look delicious! Hoping my family will be up to trying those soon! I love salmon and am always looking for new recipes.

  7. 8
    Melissa says

    The garlic and lime chicken sounds especially good! And as always, thanks for hosting MPM!

  8. 9
    Sherry says

    I added the taco pasta to my menu this week! I can’t wait to try it!

  9. 10
    Judi @ Frugal Frolic says

    What great timing! I was eyeing some salmon cakes at Costco yesterday.. but they were so expensive. I’m going to save that salmon cakes recipe for later. Thanks so much!

  10. 11
    Phoebe @ GettingFreedom says

    So glad to hear you liked Lynn’s Taco Pasta–it’s on my menu plan for next week. 🙂

  11. 12
    Liz @The Flowering Dogwood says

    Lime chicken is a favorite at our house. Thank for the linky. I always look forward to MPM!

  12. 14
    Kerri says

    I love having a whole week of all NEW recipes. It really does keep things interesting.

    Good Luck and enjoy!!

  13. 15
    Rachael says

    That lime chicken sounds fabulous!

  14. 16
    Alex says looks delicious. Many thanks!

  15. 17
    Celiacs in the House says

    Those salmon cakes with corn look great. We love salmon cakes and I just saw a recipe on the Food Network with Giada and she had corn in hers. I also saw an idea in Cooking Light for gf breadings using Potato Buds(which now are labeled gluten free on the front of the package). I’m thinking salmon cakes coated in Potato Buds would be pretty yummy.

  16. 18
    Tifani says

    I’m so happy to have found your site!

    • 18.1
      Laura says

      I’m happy you found it too 🙂

  17. 19
    Liz - Meal Makeover Mom says

    Laura, you were an awesome guest on Cooking with the Moms. You inspire us all to menu plan and get more organized! Glad you’re enjoying our recipes too!!

    • 19.1
      Laura says

      Love your recipes, thanks for such a great resource!

  18. 21
    *~jo~* says

    mmmmm…i am so trying that garlic and lime chicken!! 🙂 thnx!!

  19. 23
    Jennie @ A Welcoming Heart says

    Thank you for Hosting Menu Plan Monday. I had never menu planned before I found your meme and now do it every week. I started my blog on June 12, 2009 and my first week to menu plan was the June 22- 28. I had planned the night before what we would eat the next day but planning weekly has worked better for me. I follow the pantry principle so planning the night before wasn’t too hard either.

    • 23.1
      Laura says

      Menu planning has been such a lifesaver for me that I just want to share my message with everyone 🙂 So glad it has helped you!

  20. 24
    Chris says

    I love your website!!!
    I check it out every Monday morning to see what everyone else is cooking…..great site 🙂

    • 24.1
      Laura says

      Thanks Chris!

  21. 25
    Jessica says

    My first meal plan ever! So excited to share it.

    • 25.1
      Laura says

      We are excited to have you 🙂

  22. 26
    Anna says


  23. 27
    Laina says

    I’m so excited to be participating this week! We’ll be trying the taco pasta in the next couple of weeks. Thanks!

    • 27.1
      Laura says

      It was really yummy!!

  24. 28
    Tina says

    I am so happy to finally be a part of this! I hope I did it right, I’m still trying to figure everything out!

    • 28.1
      Laura says

      Welcome Tina!

  25. 29
    Millie @ Real Food for Less Money says

    The meatball recipe looks great! We are expecting company on Friday night and I haven’t finalized our menu. Last night I was searching for a meatball recipe- I think the one you linked will fit the bill. Thank you!

    • 29.1
      Laura says

      Oh that’s awesome!!

  26. 31
    Rachel says

    mmm…that garlic lime chicken sounds delish! I’m always searching for new ways to spice up chicken, so I am going to look at that right now.

  27. 32
    Ellen says

    This is my first week trying MPM out! Thanks!

    • 32.1
      Laura says


  28. 33
    Moonstruck Mommy says

    This week’s menu sounds delicious! Thanks for sharing with us! 😀

  29. 34
    Amber says

    The tortellini bake sounds amazing!!!
    BTW I posted the wrong link to my meal plan(The Lonely Baker #237)I couldn’t figure out how to remove it. Sorry!!!

    • 34.1
      Laura says

      No worries, I deleted it for you 🙂

  30. 35
    Lisa says

    The tortellini bake sounds great, thanks for linking that! I will be trying that next week! Hope your daughter’s birthday went well! Have a great time with your family, and again thanks for providing the link!

    • 35.1
      Laura says

      The birthday was fantastic!! Oh my goodness the girls are still talking about it 🙂

  31. 36
    jeanne says

    My children love the honey oatmeal bread! If you have leftovers it makes great frenchtoast!

  32. 37
    Mrs. Sergeant says

    Thanks so much for hosting this! I just posted my meal plan! 🙂

  33. 38
    Sela says

    Tasty looking recipes as usual! Thanks for hosting MPM 🙂

  34. 40
    trina says

    Hi! It’s my first time! I’m all excited about all your meal plans. Thanks so much for sharing, Everybody, and for orchestrating, Laura. I just added my plan. (It’s vegan.)

  35. 41
    Shawna says

    Ohh Yummy! We are trying some new recipes this week too! N is a little hesitate but I LOVE trying new things. Actually my asparagus stuffed chicken in the oven as we speak!

  36. 42
    Julianna says

    So happy to have found this site! I’ve been menu planning for a couple of years but I’m always looking for new ideas!

  37. 43
    Hope says

    Love seeing all the menus! I posted mine tonight for the first time and then saw this on a friends’ site. 🙂

  38. 44
    Lara says

    I’m loving your site! I’m just curious, is there a way to edit my entry? I accidentally forgot to change the title on the McKlinky from an entry I made on another site (the link is correct). If not, no big deal.

  39. 45
    The Debt Darling says

    I can’t wait to try fried polenta this week. 🙂 I hope it is as good as I have imagined it to be.

  40. 46
    Charla says

    We have salmon cakes (patties) two or three times a month. I’ll have to try putting corn in them. That sounds good.

  41. 47
    Lora says

    So glad you’re trying the Garlic & Lime Chicken! I know you’ll love it! Thanks for linking:)

  42. 48
    Lora says

    P.S. We are also having salmon patties this week and I love the idea of adding corn~think I’m going to try that! Glad you *suggested* it!

  43. 49
    Lauren says

    This is such a great resource and I’m so glad I stumbled upon it.

  44. 50
    tamara says

    Love you menu this week. Hope you have a great week.

  45. 51
    Libby says

    The salmon cakes looks like something I’d love to adapt for my son’s allergies. Thanks for the Makover Mom link!

  46. 52
    Adrianne says

    Thank you so much for hosting this every week I get so many ideas from it that it makes me actually want to spend a little bit of time in my kitchen!!


  47. 53
    Michelle says

    Hey Laura –

    Thanks for linking up our meal plans, @ScatteredMom does a great job every week!

    Cheers –

  48. 54
    Laura @ Frugal Newlyweds says

    Your site is such an inspiration. I really helps motivate me to take that extra bit of time each week to plan a menu plan. I have always been glad I did!

  49. 55
    laura says

    I linked but accidently used the wrong name!! no slow cooker chicken taco soup on my menu plan – sorry!

  50. 56
    Erica says

    Very late submission, but here I am again, and happy to be MPM-ing!

    Just wanted to share with you that I made a Pretty Floral Menu Planner form posted on my blog that anyone is welcome to download and use. I like my things to be pretty & floral if I can help it. :o)

    Thanks again Laura! MPM is helping my home SOOO much!

  51. 57
    Lisa says

    Thank you! Great tips!


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