Menu Plan Monday ~ July 25/11

Hi everyone, I’m back!  It was so nice to get away.  In fact it was the first time hubby and I have gone away for a week together, without kids, in 12 years!  At the recommendation of some of my awesome Facebook followers we went to Siesta Key, Florida and stayed near the stunning Crescent Beach.  Loved it!  I’m going to do a whole separate post about our trip because even though we had such an amazing time it wasn’t without chaos.  No matter how prepared I think I am, chaos seems to be my ultimate traveling companion whenever I have to fly somewhere.  In fact just two hours before we had to get on the plane we almost had to cancel the entire trip.  More on that later but for now check out this awesome view.  Beautiful!

So again I would like to thank SnoWhite for doing such a great job hosting for me last week.  I hope you were able to get some delicious recipes from her site.  If you are still looking for recipes, one of the best places to check out for tried and true recipes is this awesome collection of recipe indexes from around blogland.

Our kids will be at their grandparents for one more week so we are keeping things pretty simple around here this week.  I had some yummy salads while on holidays and now I’ve got a craving for them.  I know many of you are experiencing some pretty hot weather right now and will probably be keeping things pretty simple as well as a result, am I right?

Here’s what we’ll be eating:

Monday:  Shredded Chicken Salad (I’ll cook extra chicken for tomorrow’s meal)

Tuesday:  Jamaican Jerk Chicken Wraps (using leftover chicken)

Wednesday:  Veggie Salad-Pasta Toss (with some sausage added in for hubby)

Thursday:  Grilled Ham Panini

Friday:  Ginger Steak Salad

Saturday:  Smoky Grilled Pork Chops served with Foil Potato Packets and roasted peppers

Sunday:  Dinner out!

Have a great week!!


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22 Responses to Menu Plan Monday ~ July 25/11

  1. 1
    The Happy Housewife says

    I can’t believe you were in Florida! So close to me….
    Anyway, I’m glad you had a good vacation, I can’t wait to read about it!


  2. 2
    Miz Helen says

    Hi Laura,
    Hope you had a great vacation, Sno White took very good care of us while you were away. Thanks for hosting and have a wonderful week.
    Miz Helen

  3. 3
    Angela says

    Wonderful that you’re able to enjoy a week after your getaway too 🙂 I know I always feel like I need a ‘vacation’ from my vacation!! We are off for a couple of days this week (but our boy will be with us); it’s nice to get away just for a bit.

  4. 4
    Queen of the House says

    Welcome back! I can’t imagine being away from my boys for 2 whole weeks! Enjoy your time with your husband! 🙂

  5. 5
    Natanya @ Fete and Feast says

    Yay for you on getting away for couple time! My daughter just got home from her second summer trip to visit grandparents and we are all better for having had some time apart. Welcome back.

  6. 6
    April says

    I’m so glad you were able to enjoy your vacation, even if there were a few, “bumps” along the way. I LOVE the beach shot, there is just something about the ocean that relaxes me.

    Snowhite did a great job of hosting for you, I’ve been a follower of her for awhile and like her recipes a lot.

    Thanks for hosting MPM Laura. Have a great week!

  7. 7
    Tammy says

    July 24th – Salad & crudités served at lunch & dinner
    Sun. – Pizza (boys requested & assisted)
    Mon. – Spaghetti, cheese bread
    Tues. – Octopus or rocket dogs, macaroni & cheese
    Wed. – ****T’s 5th birthday!**** ? His choice-Mexican Restaurant ($5 coupon)
    Thurs. – Grilled chicken (from freezer), green beans, corn on the cob
    Fri. – Barbecue, burgoo (from freezer)
    Sat. – Cedar plank salmon or Grilled shrimp or Basil tomato shrimp, couscous, veggies (whatever is at the Farmer’s Market)
    Lunches – leftovers, wheat penne with garbanzos, tomatoes, and corn, pbj, chicken nuggets, veggies, spaghettios, grilled cheese sandwich, quesadillas, eggs, tuna salad or melts, pizza, soup, mac & cheese, loaded nachos
    Crudites are generally carrots, broccoli, grape tomatoes, & red bell pepper strips

  8. 8
    [email protected] says

    I’m gad you got some time away with your husband and I can’t wait to hear about the adventures. That steak salad looks really yummy! I’m excited to be linking up with MPM for the first time today!

  9. 9
    Rachel says

    Oh what beautiful water, Laura! I can’t wait to see the rest of your photos. And what a blessing that you and hubby got to get away…just the two of you! 🙂 I am so happy for you!

  10. 11
    Jami @ An Oregon Cottage says

    Wow- all the way to Florida! You’ve got me on pins and needles waiting to hear about your trip. 🙂

  11. 12
    [email protected] Skinny Mom's Kitchen says

    A vacation alone with the hubs sounds like heaven. I am glad youu had a nice time. As for menu plan this week I am referring back to last week because I am also on vacation and doing lots of running around. Though I am still keeping close eye on portions and calories because I am in the homestretch of my weight loss. 40 Pounds down and about 5 more to do. 🙂

  12. 13
    Janet says

    Sound like an amazing getaway. Thanks for hosting.

  13. 14
    Tiffany says

    That beach looks amazing! Enjoy your time without the kids. I know you’ll miss them and be glad to have them home again, but kid-free time sounds nice too.

  14. 17
    Living the Balanced Life says

    Wow, Siesta Key! That’s a far cry from Canada! My daughter’s roomate’s family lives very near Siesta Key and we are planning on going down once it cools off a bit. I prefer the beach in October, lol! Can’t wait to read your post about it!
    Enjoy your time together sans kids!
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  15. 18
    Carrie says

    Awesome for you! I love a good beach vacation. SnoWhite did a wonderful job hosting MPM last week. Glad you’re back!

  16. 19
    Selvi says

    Beautiful pic.. I have searching for a place to stay near Crescent beach for a while now… Could you tell me where you stayed?

    Love your blog..


  17. 20
    Martha (MM) says

    No menu plans posted for me this week, still not back to blogging yet. I’m so mad that I hadn’t been keeping up better – you just visited my stomping grounds, I live in Sarasota! If I would have realized you were heading this way I would have invited you for dinner and to see the new house – yes, we finally moved in just last Thursday!!

  18. 21
    Julieann says

    Hi Laura, Welcome back:)

    Your menu looks so summery, I love it!! When I make salads, I have to have some sort of meat on the side for hubby:)…and a starch….LOL.

    Happy Tuesday!!!


  19. 22
    Jazmin says

    YAYYY! So glad you’re back! LOOOOVE your menu. Gonna borrow some ideas for my next weeks menu.


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