Menu Plan Monday ~ July 5th

Hello to another week.  Anyone else feel like they are flying by?  My goodness so much happens around here in a week these days that I barely have time to catch my breath it seems.  My kids have gone to Ontario to visit their grandparents for a month so I can finish up writing my book and packing up the house.  I have until the end of the month to get it all done but I’m struggling with focus.  We did manage to find a house in Alberta but are still waiting for ours to sell here.  Such a relief to know that I won’t be homeless when I move, yay!

Needless to say I’m planning my menu for one and it’s hit or miss whether or not I’ll even stick to it.   I mean I’d be happy to just have popcorn for dinner but I do need to clean out my freezer so I’m going to incorporate some of that into my plan and see how it goes.

Last week’s winner of the Dinner Solution giveaway is Tricia from This Happy Home!!  After checking out Tricia’s great site I’m excited to try one of her yummy looking recipes this week.

Also don’t forget to check out the Family Favorite Recipe Index List if you are looking for some recipe inspiration.  Such an awesome resource!  And if you didn’t get a chance to add your link, it’s not too late.

Yesterday I intentionally planned something easy to bring to my church potluck.  Unfortunately this is what happened to my biscuits.

Oops, you win some, you lose some.  Plan B was Jello.  It’s all I could come up with at short notice LOL.

Here’s what I’ll be (hopefully) eating this week, how about you?

Monday: Toasty Egg Sandwiches

Tuesday: Zesty Slow Cooker Barbeque Chicken

Wednesday: Hearty Chicken Pesto Pizzas (using leftover chicken)

Thursday: Spinach Salad with Tortellini

Friday: Leftover buffet

Saturday: Happy Birthday to my awesome hubbie!   BBQ Shrimp Pasta Salad

Sunday: Church Potluck ~  Bread Bowl Seafood Dip (love this one!)


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46 Responses to Menu Plan Monday ~ July 5th

  1. 1
    FoodontheTable says

    The bread bowl seafood dip will be a hit at church! Thanks for hosting another week.

  2. 2
    Sherry says

    Hope you are able to get some time to focus! That is awesome that their grandparents helped out, so you can get that time you need to finish things up. What a blessing!

    Ooooh, I agree that seafood dip looks delish!

    Thank you for hosting this each week!

  3. 3
    Amy Walker says

    P.S. That’s AWESOME about the book!!!!!!!!! What a treasure that will be!!!!!

  4. 4
    [email protected] says

    Everything sounds yummy, as always! So glad you found a house and yes, yes, YES time is flying way too fast!
    Thanks so much for hosting!

  5. 5
    Christi says

    It may sound horrible to some, but red bull is the only way I’ve made it this far in college! I can’t focus some days without it. Writing those papers only requires one or two, but it gives me so much focus!

    I’m 100% Southern and have never attempted homemade biscuits. My grandmothers would be so disappointed in me! So don’t feel bad about those slightly over browned bottoms, I would have taken them anyway.

  6. 6
    Amanda @ Frugal Living Tips says

    Good luck with the book. Mine is almost finished – it’s just being proof read and should be good to go later this week – woo hoo;-D
    What a blessing grandparents are. You are very lucky.
    I don’t envy you and the move. I’ll pray that all goes smoothly and well for you.
    The last time we moved we ended up living with my parents for 3 months in London waiting for the house we wanted to buy and then they pulled out the week after we moved! I LOVE the house we’re in now though and am just so thankful my parents were kind enough to help out.

    Your menu looks delicious.

  7. 7
    Jolanthe says

    Jello is always a favorite…even if it wasn’t planned. 🙂

  8. 8
    Robin says

    Your menu looks great!

  9. 9
    M @ Betty Crapper says

    If I had to cook for just me, it would be spaghetti every day! Have a great, productive week.

  10. 10
    Martha (MM) says

    Thanks Laura and congrats on the house and the book! I’ll be one of the first in line to purchase it – the book that is, not the house 😉

  11. 11
    Tiffany says

    Very cool that you are writing a book! I hope you get lots done over the next few days. The zesty slow cooked chicken looks fantastic. I’ll have to try that. Thanks for the link.

  12. 12
    Debbie says

    Those biscuits look all right! I like crunchy 🙂

  13. 13
    Rita says

    I’m glad to see you have accidents in the kitchen too. I guess it helps make life interesting….

  14. 14
    Susie's Homemade says

    Good luck with that menu plan:-) I know that if left alone, I would eat penautbutter and jelly.

  15. 15
    Leslie S. says

    Not sure yet what I will be planning for the week… we were looking to grill out but it has not stopped raining since yesterday! I am not complaining because we definitely need the rain. =)

  16. 17
    Kelli @ 3 Boys and a Dog says

    It really seems like everyone is writing a book these days, doesn’t it? Feel like every site I go to someone has released a book, is getting ready to, or is writing it. Hmmm, I want to write a book! 🙂 LOL!

    Seriously, my plan is up! Thanks for giving us a place to link up each week. I have lots going on at my site this week from a camping trip to In The Kitchen With Kelli series reviews and GIVEAWAYS! 🙂

  17. 18
    Tifani says

    The bread bowl seafood dip is on my menu this week, too! I made it for the kids for lunch one day and they couldn’t get enough of it. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

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    Ketherian says

    Wow. Finishing a book and moving? You are one very brave woman. I just finished celebrating Moving Day here in Quebec (we moved about 10mins down the street to a smaller apartment). The place looked like an esher painting after everything was put into the apartment. Now, just 4 days later – things are looking much more settled and far cleaner than they did on moving day.

  19. 20
    Bernadete says

    I’ll have to try the BBQ crockpot chicken soon. Thanks for sharing!

  20. 21
    Jen Wilson says

    It’s been a while, but I’m back on the bandwagon.


  21. 22
    Heather says

    I’m always looking for a use for leftover chicken and so far, the only good use I’ve found is for shredded bbq sandwiches. But, pizza?! That’s ingenius. That pesto chicken pizza will be on our menu soon, I can guarantee that.

  22. 23
    Loretta says

    What a great idea! I’m looking forward to the inspiration, and hope that I can inspire someone else’s menu planning, as well.

  23. 24
    Angela says

    I made a pizza with pesto and chicken on it this week also and my hubby couldn’t stop eating it. 🙂
    Thanks for hosting, Laura!

  24. 25
    Becky L says

    I’m glad you found a house to move to!! That’s an answer to prayer. Now just sell the other one and it will all be good. I know God’s been dealing well with 2 missionary friends, both of their houses sold. So it’s yours next!
    And for dinner this week, Pork loin chops, BBQ chicken, Comfort Meatballs and spaghetti …..all for right now…
    And am using the notebook method to write down things I need to do and I write down menu plans and prayer requests. Thanks for the inspiration….I couldn’t find a 5×7 notebook I liked or not made in China. So got a bit bigger one, made in the USA, Dollar Tree. Have a great week! Hugs and enjoy the quiet. Will have to check out your book!

  25. 26
    Not So Average Mama says

    I used to do this with you, but I have been really sick. Surgery and cancer scares. Trying to get on track and this is going to help me!

  26. 27
    Mommy Cow says

    That chicken pizza sounds great. We’re cooking up rotisserie style chicken this week and using the leftovers for chicken fried rice and chicken enchiladas.

  27. 28
    Joyce @ Keeping Up With The Moys says

    Yummy yummy menu! Enjoy the time by yourself to finish up your tasks. So happy to hear that you found a new place to call home. Happy bday to your hubby! And everyone loves Jello. My 3yo helped make red white and blue Jello yesterday for the 4th. She put them in Mickey Mouse dixie cups. =p

  28. 29
    Jenna says

    Looks like a yummy week at your house, Laura. We had roasted chicken last week and I discovered an AWESOME recipe (Crunchy BBQ chicken wraps) for using leftover roasted chicken. I did a recipe review of it on my Menu Plan Monday post this week. I may have to try your chicken pizza next time we have leftover chicken. There are so many great things a person can do with leftover chicken! All the best with finishing your book!

  29. 30
    Scrumptious says

    I know what you mean about the weeks flying by so fast. I don’t even have kids or any reason why summer would be different from the rest of the year, but I still feel like the days are accelerating past!

    Good luck with your move!

  30. 31
    Charla @ Healthy Home Blog says

    When we don’t have kids at home, I’ll buy a rotisserie chicken and cook a couple of veggies. That lasts us three days, the last day being chicken vegetable soup. 🙂

  31. 32
    Project Momma says

    Hope everyone had a fun 4th of July with some great food!

  32. 33
    Crystal & Co says

    Cooking for one is hard! Two of my kids are gone for the rest of the summer to visit their other parents’ and that changes my meal planning a lot as well.

    Stay focused on your book! I know that can be hard!


  33. 34
    Laura says

    Having a Meal plan has made such a huge difference!! I actually looke forward to picking out recipes and cooking!!

  34. 35
    Kelly B says

    The chicken pesto pizzas sound great! I am always looking for ways to stretch out whole chicken. I am definitely going to try that in the next week or so. 🙂

  35. 36
    Celiacs in the House says

    Such an exciting and stressful time in your life, but the menu plans keep on coming.

  36. 37
    Maria says

    I’m still working on my website, but I appreciate being able to play along! Thank you for hosting. 🙂

  37. 38
    Jen says

    I’d like to try that slow cooker chicken. I’m always looking for new recipes to make use of my two crock pots and we try to eat a lot of chicken to keep the cost of food down by not eating much beef.

  38. 39
    Marjorie says

    I am definitely trying the spinach and tortellini salad this week!

  39. 40
    debi b says

    Oh boy! Good luck with the move and hopefully eating too 😉

  40. 41
    Coley says

    Thanks for hosting and all the great ideas!

  41. 42
    Meal Plan Mom (Brenda) says

    Doh! I accidentally posted my link on the Recipe Linky thing. AND the holiday threw me off so I’m just now getting to my menu planning for the week. Off to a rocky start but glad to have a plan at least! Good luck with your move–I’m sure you are glad to have one more thing checked off your list (i.e. finding a house!)

  42. 43
    Maria says

    Great week of eating!

  43. 44
    [email protected] says

    How did I EVER miss the fact that you are WORKING ON A BOOOOOOK??!!! I’m so excited for you!!! I’ll be praying for you as you work on it and finish it up! And I’ll pray for your hubbie and kids and the house and ALL that is going on for you right now. W.O.W.

    (Someday LATER when life has calmed down for you, I may pick your brain a little about publishers and such. Later. 🙂 )

  44. 45
    Amy says

    Pesto tonight!

    I am new here and for some reason having trouble posting to menu list!

  45. 46
    Saveatunity says

    New follower. Great blog…thank you !!!


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