Menu Plan Monday – Oct 31/11 + Giveaway! (now closed)

This giveaway is now closed. Congratulations to the winner #196 Crafty Hope!

Happy Halloween friends!  So this week I’ve got no food pictures at all for you, how lame is that?  Such a bad blogger, what’s a blog post without pictures??  It’s just not right, here let me make it up to you.

Hahahaha!  Gosh I love that picture.  Me and my alter ego go way back.  Can’t wait to scare a bunch more kids wearing it again this year…muwahahahaha.  Do you dress up along with your kids?

So if that beautiful picture wasn’t enough for you (and I can’t imagine why not) how about a giveaway instead?!  Oh ya baby.  Ziplist, a menu planning and grocery shopping resource,  is back again this week to give away another $75.00 visa card to one lucky menu planner.  How sweet is that!!  All you have to do is be a menu planning ninja.  Okay, okay, you don’t have to be a ninja, but you do have to plan a menu for the week.  Post it on your blog and link up to the list below.  I’ll choose a random winner from the linky list but you’ll need to link up by Friday, November 4th at 2:00 pm PST to be entered.  No comment required.  Whoot!

Alrighty, keeping this short and sweet, here’s what we’ll be eating this week:

Monday:  California Chicken Wraps

Tuesday:  Apple Maple Pork Tenderloin

Wednesday:  Pepperoni Pasta Bake

Thursday:  Leftover buffet

Friday:  Have It Your Way Tacos

Saturday:  Tortellini, Bean and Pesto Soup served with Bread Machine Garlic Bread

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24 Responses to Menu Plan Monday – Oct 31/11 + Giveaway! (now closed)

  1. 1
    Rita says

    Great costume and great giveaway. Have a wonderful week!

  2. 2
    The Happy Housewife says

    Oh my, I literally laughed out load when I saw your picture – I wasn’t expecting it.
    Looks like you have a great menu planned this week!


  3. 4
    Rachel says

    Oh Laura, you are such a hoot!!! And what a fun mommy you are to dress up with your kiddos – I bet all the kids LOVE your costume! 🙂

  4. 6
    Tammy says

    You look great!!! Cool costume!

    Oct. 30th – Salad & crudités served (Easy for PMS week! LOL)
    Sun. – Knife-and-fork Chili turkey burgers, deviled egg eyeballs (Thanks, Recipe Shoebox!); Trunk-or-treat at church
    Mon. – Spaghetti, cheese bread, Halloween cookies
    Tues. – Ham and grilled cheese sandwiches, chips
    Wed. – Chicken Chili
    Thurs. – Pizza
    Fri. – Pasta with beans
    Sat. – Chicken & dumplings (hubby)
    Sack Lunch w/ watered down organic juice – M – ham sandwich, string cheese, apple bar, mini Nilla wafers,T – Pasta, string cheese, fruit bar, snack, W – Spaghettios and meatballs, cottage cheese, snack, Th – string cheese, crackers, apple bar, snack, F – Pizza, snack

  5. 7
    Tiffany says

    Great costume! Today is my son’s 17th birthday, so that’s the focus. My younger kids will trick or treat, not that we need all that candy with the cake too!

  6. 8
    Judi @ Frugal Frolic says

    Love your costume! I’m dressing up as a crayon for work (I work at an Elementary school), should be fun 🙂 The teens dress up slightly for school, but will be going all out tonight. It’s not about the candy anymore, it’s all about the costumes!

  7. 9
    Miss Mommy says

    I have not done menu planning in awhile, but I’m so glad you are still hosting this! I’m hoping to become a regular once again. 🙂

  8. 11
    Natanya @ Fete and Feast says

    What a great costume! I bet you have al sorts of fun at your house for Halloween.

  9. 12
    Kim ~Recipes To Run On says

    I’m so glad you’re going to try my family’s FAVE pork tenderloin recipe on Tuesday. I know you will love it! BTW, for the leftovers, I put the meat in a pot; covered it with chicken broth and cooked until tender…. shredded the meat; added corn starch and water to the broth to make gravy; and served it with rice and corn = GREAT 2nd night of dinner!

    I LOVE ZipList. When I converted to WP a month ago, my Code Wiz suggested it and I LOVE it. I hope more and more bloggers will use it especially for the Recipe Box feature.

    Have a wonderful start to your week!

  10. 13
    Julia says

    Fun picture! I need to put tacos in my menu next week. Thanks for continuing to inspire! Happy Halloween!

  11. 14
    Janet says

    Thanks for the linky and the giveaway. The California Chicken Wraps look yummy.

  12. 15
    Jami @ An Oregon Cottage says

    Laura, you crack me up! But how many kids are really scared by you? You still look so nice and friendly! 🙂

    • 15.1
      Laura says

      Hahaha…I might have to work on that 🙂

  13. 16
    Gretchen says

    Love the costume. I don’t dress up usually. Just because I’m lazy. Thanks for the give-a-way!

  14. 17
    kp says

    LOVE that picture!

  15. 18
    Betsy @ Romance on a Dime says

    I LOVE ZipList!!! I discovered it about a month ago and it has made menu planning and shopping so much easier!

  16. 19
    Four Boys and a Girl says

    Happy Halloween All! I’m curious to what everyone is making on Halloween?!

  17. 22
    Kelly @ Dysfunctionally Functionial says

    Happy Halloween!

    I’ve got a thing for soup, and I’m always looking for new soup recipes. Love the sound of the Tortellini, Bean and Pesto Soup…thanks! Definitely going to be trying that one out soon.

    Have a great week!

  18. 23
    Patti Behan says

    Thanks for the chance to win. I love ziplist and have been using it for a long while now. It keeps getting better and better. Love the costume, too-BTW ! I dress up for work at our annual Halloween Party, then stay in costume to go trick or treating with my daughter and friends.


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