Menu Plan Monday ~ Nov 15th + giveaway

Updated to add: This giveaway is now closed. The winners are #36 and #58!

Hey girlfriends!  Happy new week to you.  I’m guessing a lot of you are busy planning for the US Thanksgiving next week.  I know what a crazy time this can be and I wondered how I could help alleviate some of that stress for you.

That’s when I got an email from Tricia over at Once a Month Mom telling me about her new fabulous holiday cooking ebook.   The entire holiday meal that is included in this ebook can be made in advance.  Do you know what that means?  Less stress and more time for your guests on the actual day.  That is my kind of cooking!  Tricia lists out the steps to put together the entire menu in one shot all in advance.  Or if you want you can spread it out over a couple of nights depending on the time you have available.  All the recipes can be frozen until needed.  Hola!

Once a Month Mom Holiday 2010 eCookbook

This eCookbook is a step-by-step resource for cooking Thanksgiving and/or Christmas dinner ahead and freezing it. It contains grocery lists, instructions, recipe cards and freezer labels. Since it is a holiday menu, there are resources for those serving a family of 8 and those serving a family of 16. Here are the recipes that are contained in this eCookbook:

* Veggie Pizza
* Pumpkin Cheeseball
* Scalloped Corn
* Freezer Mashed Potatoes
* Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes
* Slow Cooker Stuffing
* Make Ahead Butterhorn Rolls
* Turkey Baste
* Cranberry Mustard Ham Glaze
* Pumpkin Pie
* Caramel Apple Pie Trifle

It sells for $9.99 however for one week only you can purchase this awesome holiday helper for $5.99 (40% off!!) using code ORGJUNKIE at checkout.  A great deal for the amount of sanity you will save!


Tricia also has TWO copies of her book to giveaway here today.  Whoot!  Simply leave a comment on this post, prior to Wednesday, November 17th at 4:00 pm PST, telling me you’d love some holiday cooking help.  I’m closing it earlier than I normally do on giveaways so that the winners will have ample time to start their holiday cooking! 🙂 Open to everyone and winners will be selected by

Last week I tried a new chicken recipe called Baked Garlic Parmesan Chicken and it was really delicious and super easy too!   It took a couple of minutes to prepare and then it gets thrown in the oven for 30 minutes.  My kind of recipe!

One last thing I want to tell you about today.  Isn’t this the cutest Magnetic Menu Board?

Guess what?  You can make you own with this awesome tutorial OR if you aren’t overly crafty like me you also have the opportunity to win it!  Visit Ucreate Foods to enter this one (not here).

Okay here’s what we’ll be eating this week:

Monday: My daughter’s cooking Chicken Caesar Wraps (keeping it simple)

Tuesday: Crockpot Honey Glazed Ham served with rice and broccoli

Wednesday: Spaghetti Ham Bake (using up leftover ham)

Thursday: Leftover buffet

Friday: Italian Pork Chops served with baked potatoes and roasted veggies

Saturday: Breakfast for dinner ~ Whole Wheat Apple Pancakes

Simple Supper Sunday


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107 Responses to Menu Plan Monday ~ Nov 15th + giveaway

  1. 2
    The Happy Housewife says

    I LOVE Tricia! I met her a few years ago at a conference and she is amazing! I will definitely have to check out her ebook. That magnetic planner is awesome too. I LOVE all things magnetic!

    Your menu looks great this week. I might have to try that chicken, I have chicken on the menu, but I can always change the recipe!


  2. 3
    Char says

    I can always use new holiday cooking ideas! Your menu looks very yummy this week – especially the wraps.

  3. 4
    [email protected] says

    Love that menu board…very cool! And the Chicken Caesar Wraps sound really good!
    Thanks so much for hosting another great MPM!

  4. 5
    Tiffany says

    Thanks for linking to my whole wheat apple pancake recipe. And that magnetic menu board is adorable!

  5. 6
    Jenny says

    I would love some holiday cooking help! Easy entertaining recipes, the menu board is amazing and I’m dreaming about a caramel apple trifle!

  6. 7
    Jill says

    I’d love a copy of that Holiday EBook – sounds simply fabulous!

  7. 8
    Christi says

    I think I’ve said it before, but I love the idea of the “leftover buffet!” We usually just have leftovers the night after having a meal, but your idea sounds like it’d make it a little more fun for the family.

    Have a wonderful week!

  8. 9
    LyndaB says

    I’d love some holiday cooking help – those recipes sound delicious! And oooooh to the menu board – I want to try that!

  9. 10
    Shrinking Mommy of 2 says

    I would love to holiday cooking help! I also would share this info with my mom and she is in charge of the Christmas meal!

  10. 11
    Tammy says

    I so love Once a Month Mom and would love, love, love to win the cookbook!

  11. 12
    Erin says

    I would LOVE holiday cooking help!!

  12. 13
    Kristi in CA says

    Sounds like a great book – could use the extra holiday ideas on how to cook in advance.

  13. 14
    Kelly Hess says

    I always love some holiday cooking help!

  14. 15
    Michelle says

    Of course I would love some holiday cooking help! Thanks for the chance to win.

  15. 16
    MomsManyProjects says

    Tricia’s e-book looks wonderful! And I love the menu board, too! I could totally see myself using them both!

    P.S. I’m not sure why my little picture didn’t show up in my menu link, but I think it still works…probably an error from my end. Sorry! *sigh*

      • Laura says

        I was able to change your link for you no problem. However the only way to include a picture (if you want) is to re-add your link. Sorry about that. Laura

        • Mom's Many Projects says

          Thank you so much! No need for you to be sorry…it was completely my mistake…I don’t want to take up more space by adding it again so I’ll go without the pic this week. Thanks again, Laura!

  16. 17
    Janene says

    I want help with holiday cooking!!! I will take all the help I can get! hehehe

  17. 19
    Ashley says

    I would love some holiday cooking help!! Your menu board is too cute!!

  18. 20
    SnoWhite says

    Last year we cooked Thanksgiving dinner for just the two of us… this year is the first year I’ll be cooking for family!! I’d love some help 🙂

    I hope you enjoy the pork chops too!

  19. 21
    Crystal & Co says

    that baked garlic chicken parm looks amazing!

  20. 22
    Wendy @ Celiacs in the House says

    As usual you have great links and ideas along with your menus. I do appreciate it, especially this week with Tricia’s ebook and that cute magnetic menu planner.

  21. 23
    Shauna A. says

    I would LOVE some HELP. I cook because we have to eat!! I’m not the best, but thankfully I have a wonderful family.

  22. 24
    Heather says

    I could *really* use some holiday help, as I’m hosting Thanksgiving this year but only moving into the apartment the Sunday before.

    So yeah, that would be LOVELY to save me a shred of sanity!

  23. 26
    arlene says

    i call this my aspirational living site. adding an e-book for holiday cooking would definitely fit into this theme for me.

    so pretty please 🙂

  24. 27
    Lisa says

    Tricia’s e-book sounds amazing! What a great idea. I would love this.

  25. 28
    Paula Dumas says

    would love help with holiday menu planning! Just now popped over to Ucreate Foods for the menu board. thanks for all the neat ideas in planning meals!

  26. 29
    Michele T. says

    I would love to try to make-ahead holiday recipes!

  27. 30
    Elizabeth L. says

    I would love some help with my holiday cooking! Those recipes sound delicious…especially the rolls. I do love me some bread!

  28. 31
    Melinda says

    I would love help with my holiday cooking!

  29. 32
    Kate Megill says

    Oh yeah, I could use some help! ;-D

  30. 33
    Tiffanee says

    Thanks for all the great ideas today!! You are amazing. I would love some holiday cooking help!!

  31. 34
    Elvia Edwards says

    Sure would like to have a copy of that great sounding make-ahead cookbook. I have to prepare things to take from MS to TN for Thanksgiving this year. Thanks for the opportunity!

  32. 35
    Heather says

    I would love some holiday cooking help, I am loving the make-ahead concept!!! I get to cook Christmas dinner by myself for the first time ever this year, yikes!

  33. 36
    Queen of the House says

    Oh! The magnet menu board is SO cute! I will have to take a look at making one! 🙂

  34. 37
    Claire Swauger says

    I found your site about a week ago when I was looking for a recipe…WOW! I started using Mondays for menu planning, and I’m really thrilled with your organizing ideas. Talk about helpful! I could definitely use some holiday cooking help 🙂


  35. 38
    Christy @ organicprincess says

    I don’t know why, but the last couple weeks, I’ve had trouble linking to the linkie. My blog post for meal planning isn’t showing up. 🙁

  36. 40
    Stacie Brewer says

    I would love and could use Holiday cooking help! 🙂

  37. 41
    Marsha says

    I would love some holiday cooking help. This book sounds like just the right thing. Thanks

  38. 42
    Sarah says

    Holiday cooking is always my favorite time of year and if I could win that book I would love it!

    Laura, I have been reading your site for a while and wanted to say THANK you so much for hosting this. I feel so much better after I menu plan and I’m getting more organized thanks to the helpful tips you have!

  39. 43
    sarah lynn says

    who wouldn’t love some holiday cooking help?!

  40. 44
    Melanie says

    YES!!!! PLEASE!!!! I need all the help I can get!!

  41. 45
    Los angeles maids says

    That’s exactly what I’m planning to do. Since I’m a very slow cook, I will literally needs days in advance to prepare otherwise, Thanksgiving has come and gone and the food is not yet done. I had been thinking of looking for recipes that can be cooked in advance without it getting spoiled. I’m thinking of just putting them in the fridge and then jsut reheat when the days comes. Since you already have this e-book, it will certainly save me the time scouring the internet for recipes. I’m crossing my fingers that I will win.

  42. 46
    Melissa says

    Thanks for the linky! I need so much help with Thanksgiving meal planning. Every year I try to out do myself so this year I need to stick to just a few things to cook. Help!

    Also, that menu board looks soooooo cool!

  43. 47
    Emily L says

    I love to plan and cook for the holidays. Always looking for more hints and tips!

  44. 48
    [email protected] says

    I would love some help with this holiday’s meals!! That cookbook looks awesome!

  45. 49
    MARNA says

    I’d love some holiday cooking help

  46. 50
    Kristin Peterson says

    Would love a chance to win the book!

  47. 51
    Becca says

    I can always use holiday cooking help!

  48. 54
    Ashley @ Just Another Mom of 2 says

    Oh I would love holiday cooking help! My son’s birthday is November 27th, so we are always trying to juggle the two. Help is needed!

  49. 56
    Ilona says

    Would love some help!

  50. 57
    Jennifer says

    PICK ME! PICK ME! I’m cooking dinner for both of our families this year! A whopping 37 people expected!! ahhhh I’m already stressed – would love the help!!

  51. 58
    Amanda says

    I would love holiday cooking help, and make ahead recipes is such a great idea! Thanks so much!

  52. 59
    Becca says

    I’m actually fairly new to the whole cooking for Christmas thing, so I would LOVE the help! 🙂

  53. 60
    Cecilia says

    That e-book sounds like just what I need. I love the idea of cooking as much as possible in advance for the big Thanksgiving dinner!

  54. 61
    Jenna says

    We’re having Christmas dinner at our house this year, so I’d love some help preparing in advance! The sweet potato recipe has already got my attention.

  55. 62
    Jori says

    We are hosting my husband’s family for Christmas this year and it’s my first time cooking a big holiday meal. Yikes! I’d love some help!!!

  56. 63
    Bugaboo says

    Who wouldn’t love some help with holiday cooking? I sure would. Thanks!

  57. 64
    Debra H says

    I’d love that e-book!! I’m all for less Holiday stress!

  58. 65
    Brenda E says

    Oh, I could definitely use some help! 🙂

  59. 66
    Denise M says

    Hallo!! I would love to use this resource!! I’ve been wanting to purchase, but budget is too tight! This would be sooo nice to have. Thanks for offering it!

  60. 67
    Mrs. B. says

    Commenting…hoping to win!

  61. 68
    Jess says

    Wow. You have no idea how helpful and motivating your menu plan for this week was to me! I had a real heart-to-heart with my SIL today and realized I really need to get better organized–with meal planning, a more routine cleaning schedule, and such. Thank you for this post. I really like your menu for the week (including wonderful links to recipes!!!), and I plan to check back in weeks to come. Thank you!

  62. 69
    Amanda says

    I’d like some holiday cooking help! I’m cooking Thanksgiving for the first time!

  63. 70
    Anna says

    The cookbook sounds really useful and helpful!

  64. 71
    Tammy Isaacs says

    Would love recipes that I can do ahead of time. I usually work on Thanksgiving morning and it would be very helpful.

  65. 72
    Angela says

    Everyone needs help around the holidays!! It can get quite overwhelming.

  66. 73
    Nisha says

    YES! I LOVE that men planning board and want to make one for everyone I know 🙂

  67. 74
    Alissabeth says

    I’d love to start freezer cooking with the holidays! It would definitely ease up the prep work.

  68. 75
    Claire @ Claire K Creations says

    I would looove some holiday help. Being able to make everything in advance would be so fantastic!

  69. 76
    tamara says

    I am always in need of some help during the holiday season. Every little bit of help would be so useful to my life.

  70. 77
    hannah says

    Help for Thanksgiving would be fabulous. With the grandkids visiting for the week, I have much better things to do than cook for 2 days!

  71. 78
    Tracy Stone says

    Holiday cooking help would be fantabulous! I’m a sucker for a good cookbook!

  72. 79
    Melissa D says

    I’m always looking for new ideas. This looks great!!

  73. 80
    Michelle Thompson says

    I would love, love, love some holiday cooking tips, I’m doing the big dinner at my house this year for the 1st time, so I have been a little crazy trying to get organized.

  74. 81
    Hazel Hatcher says

    I would love the Holiday ECookbook! It sounds simply fabulous! What a tremendous help it would be!

  75. 82
    Julie P says

    I would love some holiday cooking help!

  76. 83
    Becky says

    oh I could definitely use some help! This is my first thanksgiving at my house! Thanks for the giveaway!

  77. 84
    Alicia says

    Of course I could use some Holiday Cooking Help, this would be great!

  78. 85
    Kendra says

    Oh how I would love to have this book. I work 50+ hours per week and would love advice on how to come home and have “real food’ for dinner as opposed to take-out!

  79. 86
    More Than A Mom says

    Thanks for this post – I used a few of your dinner ideas this week. Thank goodness for sharing!

    Oh. And I ADORE the menu board.

  80. 87
    Lucy says

    I NEED holiday cooking help!!! Thanks!

  81. 88
    Megan says

    I definitely will need this Hoilday cook help book to save me! I am trying to figure out what to make and bring it over to moms. It will be my very first dish to make for my whole family!

    Pretty please, help me out, bookie! 🙂

  82. 89
    Kristen says

    I would love Tricia’s ebook! She is great!

  83. 90
    Toni says

    I would love this e-book. Boy, do I need some help for the holidays!!

  84. 91
    Pam says

    I would love some holiday cooking help!

  85. 92
    Mandy says

    I could definitely use some help, and making stuff ahead is the best kind of help!

  86. 94
    Elle says

    Help me make an awesome holiday dinner! =D

  87. 95
    nellbe says

    We all need all the help we can get so I would love this wonderful ebook. Thanks!

  88. 96
    Dawnette Thomas says

    I’d love some holiday cooking help! Please oh please.

  89. 97
    Megan says

    Mmmmmm, pancakes!!!

  90. 98
    Becca says

    would it be awful to tell you that in 12 years my hubby has done almost all of the holiday cooking??? any help I can get is great..I want him to take a year off!

  91. 99
    christina says

    I could always use some Holiday cooking help and tips! thank you 🙂

  92. 100
    Gracie says

    We live several hours from family so we are constantly on the road. Cooking ahead saves my sanity with two small children!

  93. 101
    Barbie says

    who doesn’t love cooking help?

  94. 102
    Heather says

    I NEEEEED holiday cooking help! 🙂

  95. 103
    Julie says

    I can always use cooking help!!

  96. 104
    Lara says

    Hope you enjoyed the Chicken Caesar Wraps! Thanks for the link. 🙂


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