Menu Plan Monday ~ Oct 18th + giveaway!

Updated to add: This giveaway is now over…the winners are #21 and #48.

My Blissdom Canada countdown is on!  Saturday my youngest son and I are flying out to Ontario to visit with my family and attend Blissdom Canada, my first blog conference!  I’m so super excited about the whole thing especially since I’ll be meeting and rooming with one of my very best blog friends, who I’ve known for a long time now but have never met in real life, Tanna from Complete Organizing Solutions!   Anyone else attending?  I’d love to meet up with some of my blog readers, that would be very cool!

BlissDom Canada

So it’s giveaway day today!  Every once and awhile I like to giveaway a menu planning resource to aid you with your menu planning (although due to time constraints please note that I don’t have the chance to try each of them out myself).

Make 5 Dinners in ONE Hour is a menu planning service that helps you make all 5 dinners for the week in just one hour! The plan includes a grocery list, menu, assembly directions and heating instructions. These are not freezer meals, although some can be frozen for later use. They are fresh, family friendly, ready to heat meals.

Spend ONE hour a week in the kitchen and get 5 ready to heat and eat meals. Grocery shop and mess up the kitchen only once a week!

A monthly subscription is only $5.00 and includes 4 weeks of menus. You can get a free trial week just by emailing Michelle over at her blog, 5 Dinners in One Hour.

For this giveaway two readers will win a free MONTH of menus.  This giveaway is open to everyone, not just those participating in Menu Plan Monday so please leave a comment on this post, prior to Friday, Oct 22nd at 12:00 pm PST, if you are interested. Good luck!

I hope you all have a terrific week!  Make it a stress free one by planning out your menus in advance.  I know you can do it!

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

Monday: Spaghetti and meat sauce

Tuesday: Maple Glazed Chicken served with rice and broccoli

Wednesday: Slow Cooker Tender Roast and Veggies

Thursday: Leftover buffet

Friday: Homemade Quick Pizza

Saturday: Off to Ontario…wheee!

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137 Responses to Menu Plan Monday ~ Oct 18th + giveaway!

  1. 1
    [email protected] says

    If Blissdom Canada, is anything like our Blissdom, which I’m SURE it is…you will have a blast! Be ready to rest up when you get home 🙂
    Another yummy week at your house, thanks for hosting!

  2. 2
    Barbie says

    Great giveaway!

  3. 3
    Keli says

    Your menu sounds great! I’m headed to check out the 5 dinners in an hour blog – thanks for the link!

  4. 4
    Tiffany says

    You’re going to have a fantastic time at Blissdom Canada!

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    Andrea Merrigan says

    I would love to win one month FREE of this service to check it out!

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    Heather says

    what a great resource! have a great time at your conference.

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    Sharon says

    That giveaway sounds quite intriguing. 5 meals in an HOUR? Wow!

    I am going to try that Maple Glazed Chicken. I have a recipe for Maple Glazed Pork we love, but this is a bit different. Sounds great!

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    Roan says

    Hi Laura,
    Thanks for always hosting Menu Monday.
    I am going to look into 5 Dinners in an Hour. Sounds great!
    I would love to win the month of menus. I have been in a menu planning rut for a while, but as our fall slows down when cross country practice ends (3 days a week), I plan to spend more time in the kitchen!

  9. 10
    Miz Helen says

    Your menu for the week looks great. Have fun at your conference, we look forward to hearing all about it.
    Thank you for hosting.

  10. 11
    Amanda says

    Ooo – I’m interested in the giveaway!

  11. 14
    Heather B says

    I’m super interested in the 5 meals in a hour. I thought I had things down to a science!

  12. 17
    Emily says

    Sounds like a great tool to help me! thanks 🙂

  13. 18
    CindyC says

    5 meals in one hour?! It sounds too good to be true! But I love the idea!

  14. 19
    LyndaB says

    The menu planning tool sounds great! I’m interested!

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    Katie says

    I’d love to try this!

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    s says

    menu planning is becoming critical for me in order to manage my week and keep my grocery costs in check (not quite there yet!)

  17. 22
    Lynda says

    thanks for such a great website – have a great trip!

  18. 23
    Diana says

    The giveaway sounds awesome!

  19. 24
    Laura L says

    This meal plan service looks awesome. Thanks for the chance to win a few free menus!!!

  20. 25
    Kim Monaco says

    This looks like an awesome menu plan service. Please enter me in the giveaway. I hope I win!!

  21. 26
    Melissa S says

    I would LOVE to win a month of this service! It sounds great.

  22. 27
    Paula Dumas says

    Thanks for the give away. I’m always looking to save time in the kitchen!

  23. 28
    Vicki says

    SUPER interested in this giveaway!!! I work FT outside of the home and hate to spend tons of time getting dinners ready!!!
    Thanks for the chance!! 🙂

  24. 29
    Queen of the House says

    I hope you have a fabulous time!!!! 🙂 AND, I would LOVE a free month of menus! Please include me! 🙂

  25. 30
    Nicole says

    This would be a great thing to win!

  26. 31
    Pamela says

    I’d love to win a free month of menus!

  27. 32
    Tara V says

    I didn’t know there was a blissdom Canada. Have fun and I can’t wait to hear about what you all do and learn! Thanks again for hosting MPM. I’ve have a few people who read my blog be inspired to MP! It’s always exciting.

  28. 33
    Cecilia says

    5 dinners in one hour is a brilliant idea! I’d like to check that out.

  29. 34
    Jaime says

    Ooh, I’m desperate for the 5 dinners in an hour idea… I’ve gotta eat out less, and somehow when I cook a normal dinner, it ends up being 10pm before I actually finish cooking and eat!

  30. 35
    Melinda says

    I’ll be sharing the 5 dinners in 1 hour blog with my MOPS group this Wednesday! Thanks for the great idea!

  31. 36
    Becca says

    I would LOVE to win a subscription! I currently am trying emealz, and not sure if I like it! 🙂

  32. 37
    Susanne says

    Now that sounds wonderful! 5 Meals in one hour? I’m off to check her link.

  33. 38
    Lee Privette says

    I’d love to try the menu plan, but I wonder if picky DH would eat any of it 🙂

  34. 39
    Beth says

    What a cool giveaway. I’d love to win. I’ve been poking around her blog just now- sounds yummy!

  35. 41
    Danielle says

    5 meals in one hour sounds too good to be true – count me in!
    – Danielle
    other-option AT hotmail DOT com

  36. 42
    Lynzie says

    This give away sounds great!

  37. 43
    Melanie says

    5 meals in an hour, sounds good!

  38. 44
    Amy says

    I’m getting ready to have kid number 2 and the 5 meals in 1 hour concept sounds great! I need all the time-savers I can get!

  39. 45
    Chic Mummy says

    I would love to try making 5 meals in one hour!

  40. 46
    [email protected] says

    I’m always looking for a way to make dinners easier. I’m going to go check out her blog.

  41. 47
    Ronita says

    would love to win giveaway!
    Now that’s time management!!
    Have a great time in Canada!!

  42. 48
    amber kidd says

    great giveaway!! I love things that do lots of stuff in the least amount of time!!

  43. 49
    Casey says

    great giveaway! would love to win!

  44. 50
    Michele D says

    I need to plan my menus consistently. I do I know I do….

  45. 51
    Kate says

    This would be great I’m in need of some new quick healthy recipies to spice up our weekly dinners!

  46. 52
    Alea says

    5 meals in an hour sounds like an amzing concept. Off to check it out!

  47. 53
    Crystal & Co says

    That maple chicken sounds awesome!

  48. 54
    DeAnna says

    The Maple Chicken looks delish! I’m going to add that to my plan next week! As always – thanks for hosting!

  49. 55
    Julia says

    I’d love to be able to make 5 meals in the time it takes me to make one!

  50. 56
    Jennifer says

    I would love to win this.

  51. 57
    Erin says

    Wow, what a great idea! I am totally interested!

  52. 58
    Pam says

    I’d love to be entered for the giveaway–sounds like a great service!

  53. 59
    Kasie says

    5 meals in 1 hour? That is amazing! I would love to try it out.

  54. 60
    Cheryl says

    I am interested !! 🙂

    Thank you for your encouragement to make meal plans, it has really helped my dinner stress level and my grocery budget 🙂

  55. 61
    L2L says

    5 meals in one hour X 4 weeks and all for $5.00 = a giveaway just 4 me cause free is even better!!!! I was made a believer of menu planning this weekend for sure and will never, ever go wayward again, lol.

  56. 62
    Kim says

    I am just starting meal planning and I constantly run out of ideas. I would love something that helps me plan what to eat and do it quickly!

  57. 63
    Becky says

    I have been struggling with meal planning for a long time and would love to try this meal planning solution out! I like the idea of planning/cooking ahead…

    Thanks for the opportunity to win! 🙂

  58. 64
    Heather says

    oh your menu sounds great this week. I’d love to win: ) I’m slowly starting to get on the menu planning bandwagon. It does make life easier!

  59. 65
    Christy @ organicprincess says

    I’m having a hard time seeing links this week, and I don’t think my menu linked up.

  60. 66
    Lindsey R says

    Thanks for the chance to win!

  61. 67
    Celiacs in the House says

    Enjoy your conference. I know the two food blogging conferences I went to this year were great places to connect to the gluten-free bloggers I have admired and corresponded with over the last two years. There’s nothing better than real people and real conversations over great food. Hope you get all that and more.

  62. 68
    Wendy says

    I would love to win this giveaway. It would be perfect with our crazy schedule! Thanks for hosting MPM every week. Love it!

    Around My Family Table

  63. 69
    kara says

    5 meals in an hour – perfect. Would love to win the trial 🙂

  64. 70
    Elena says

    I would love to win the giveaway!


  65. 71
    Melanie Blanton says

    I would love to win this!

  66. 72
    Seanna says

    Great giveaway!! Cooking healthy and fast meals during the week is one of the best things you can do for your family.

    If anyone is from the Portland, OR area we (ODS Health Plan) is having a FREE cooking class series with Legacy Health called Meals That Heal. Check out the link below : )

  67. 73
    Jennifer in MamaLand says

    Hey, *I’m* in Toronto – so welcome – in advance – and enjoy the conference. Not the best weather, but I’ll keep my fingers crossed that the snow doesn’t fly just yet… 🙂

  68. 74
    Jayla says

    5 dinners in an hour sounds great! I hope I wiiiiin!

  69. 75
    renee says

    Enjoy the conference! I love your meal ideas and organization advice!! Thanks for the giveaway!

  70. 76
    Pam Howard says

    5 Dinners in a hour – sounds awesome!

  71. 77
    Anita says

    Sure would like to win this giveway. 5 Dinners in an hour sounds impossible to me.

  72. 78
    Jana says

    Wow. Five meals in an hour sounds great. I am definitely headed over to check out her blog. Thanks!

  73. 79
    Melissa says

    Wow, sounds terrific.

  74. 80
    Brandi Zimmerman says

    5 meals in one hour?! Great idea, but hard for me to believe as I am a disaster in the kitchen, but this would be perfect for me! Thanks.

  75. 81
    Michelle says

    5 dinners in an hour sounds intriguing–I’d love to win!

    Thanks for the giveaway! 😀

  76. 82
    Kristin Peterson says

    Wow….5 meals in one hour of work. Count me in!

  77. 83
    Elle says

    What a great giveaway!

  78. 84
    Alana says

    Wow, 5 meals in an hour? I am going to have to check that out! A great giveaway!

  79. 85
    Lynne B says

    This would be great timing. I’m due with #6 any time in the next 3 weeks :). Thanks for the chance to win and your great organizing ideas.

  80. 86
    Calli Tidwell says

    pick me pick me!

  81. 87
    Debra H says

    I’d love to win this one!

  82. 88
    Melanie says

    I would love to win this!!!

  83. 89
    Judy says

    I can not figure out how to sign up for this great prize.
    sounds like a great thing.
    I need all the help I can get.

    • 89.1
      Laura says

      Just a comment is all you need so you’re good, thanks!

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    kathy h says

    I’m interested!

  85. 91
    Emily says

    Yum! Thanks for hosting another week of great meals, as well as an awesome giveaway!

  86. 92
    Sweetpeas says

    I’d love to win this!!!

  87. 93
    Marjorie says

    What a great idea. Definitely going to have to look into this, because my schedule is getting way too hectic to cook every night.

  88. 94
    Nikki says

    So would love this giveaway, I am just learning to plan week menus and month menu’s so this would help so much. Hope you have a great trip


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    Eos Mom says

    I would love to win. We are in such a food rut right now!!!

  90. 96
    Jess says

    Oh, man. It’s a good thing we’re having dinner out with extended family tonight, because I just realized how close it is to dinnertime, and I haven’t even thought of what I have on hand to cook with! Whew. Saved by Cafe Rio. PLEASE enter me in this giveaway–heaven knows I could use some planned menus!

  91. 97
    AYELET says

    how can you cook 5 dinners in 1 hour.
    Thats like 4 free hours for the week….

  92. 98
    Jenn says

    What a great giveaway!!

  93. 99
    Melissa H says

    You and Tanna together = my dream team for organizing!!! Hope you have a blast! The 5 meals in 1 hour giveaway would be perfect for me. Getting ready to head back to work soon from maternity leave.

  94. 100
    Peggy says

    ooh that sounds like a cool program, I’d love a chance to win!

  95. 101
    Kathryn says

    I would love to WIN this…Im not much of a cook, so I think this would be perfect. A great learning experience!!.

  96. 102
    Amber @ Classic Housewife says

    The Maple Glazed Chicken sounds so yummy!
    I’ve always been intrigued by mass cooking, but have never thought that I could pull it off.

  97. 103
    Lorrie says

    I’ve never posted my menus, but usually incorporate some of your recommendations into my plans for the week. Would love to win the planned menu prize!

  98. 104
    brooke says

    great idea

  99. 105
    Lindsay says

    Having this would be AMAZING! Thanks for the chance!

  100. 106
    Melissa R. says

    Who wouldn’t love this giveaway! So fun!

  101. 107
    Tanna says

    I so can’t wait to see you! Blissdom here we come! 🙂

  102. 109
    Susan says

    Can’t wait to try 5 dinners in an hour! I can barely make boxed meals in an hour.

  103. 110
    Shelley says

    Oh! Love this! I do something similar once or twice a month, and sure could use more ideas! Yahoo!

  104. 111
    Alicia says

    Awesome giveaway, what a time saver that
    would be to get the whole week’s meals cooked in that short period of time!

  105. 112
    eelin says

    i’m a wohm with 3 kids. i already menu plan and tt has helped tremendously but i still have to do dinner prep every morning (in between getting kids ready for school n getting myself ready for work) and some light cooking when i get home from work.

    i wld LOVE to win the how to cook 5 dinners in 1 hour giveaway. imagine no early morn cooking and being able to put dinner on the table with minimal fuss as soon as i get in the door! tt would be bliss!

  106. 113
    Miranda says

    I would love to win the meal plan! Thanks for hosting MM as always!

  107. 114
    Anna B says

    I’d love to win this giveaway! 🙂

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    MAry Norman says

    I would love to try that…life made simple huh!!!!

  109. 116
    Shannon says

    One hour and you get five meals!!! What could be better than that!!

  110. 117
    Sara says

    I love this website! And I love this giveaway!

  111. 118
    Raelynn Friesen says

    I would love to win!

  112. 119
    Carol says

    5 dinners in an hour sounds too good to be true……but I would sure like to give it a try! Thanks for the offer.

  113. 120
    Lauren says

    I really could use some menu ideas!!

  114. 121
    Julie says

    Well, I’ll give it a shot. Here’s hoping…

  115. 122
    Becky says

    Please count me in on this great giveaway!


  116. 123
    Karla says

    I would love to win this!

    Thank you!

  117. 124
    Amy @ MomsToolbox says

    WOW! I am so excited that you picked one of my recipes to make this week! I hope your family enjoyed the maple glazed chicken!
    And I hope you have a fantastic time at Blissdom Canada. I really enjoyed Blissdom (USA) in February… it was a wonderful way to put people to blogs and see the real love behind the keyboards. 🙂
    Enjoy… and bon appetit!

  118. 125
    Joyce says

    Have fun at the conference. What a great giveaway! So useful…I will have to check it out even if I don’t win.

  119. 126
    kristie says

    I love your site, and use many of these same ideas, especially the menu planning. What a great help!

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    valerie says

    5 dinner in one hour sounds like blissdom to me! Would love to win a month of this service!

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    Christy says

    I would love help with dinner planning!!!

  122. 129
    Sela says

    This service sounds great! Might have to get a subscription even if I don’t win 🙂

  123. 130
    Allison says

    I’d love to win the subscription. I was thinking of trying out the free week anyway.

  124. 131
    Jeannine B. says

    I’m very curious, and would love to give this a try! Thanks for a chance to win!

  125. 132
    Denise Gee says

    I’d love to win.

  126. 133
    Stacy Johnston says

    LOVE this giveaway…I love planning meals, or at least trying too…makes it less effort when I get home from work…especially with a toddler at home. Always looking for easy, quick, wholesome meals for the weekdays!

  127. 134
    liz says

    5 meals in one hour! Ah, I can already feel the stress relief! Thanks for the opportunity!

  128. 135
    Sue says

    OMG, I totally need this giveaway. Anything to simplify my life as a workingmom to 3 kids!!

  129. 136
    Mark says

    Sure wish I could get there, but I’ll be there in spirit. Since I’ve been home after losing my job at the end of July organizing and learning how my family operates has been a wonderful experience. My wife travels as a flight attendant and now I can finally contribute and get back to cooking. I used to be a PChef consultant when we only had one baby and it has been nearly 10 years since. Thanks to everyone for all of the great information; I hope that I can create my own blog that gives back.



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