Menu Plan Monday ~ March 12/12

Happy menu planning day everyone! This past weekend I attended the BlogWest 2012 conference in Edmonton. It was very inspiring and I can’t wait to make some changes on this here blog as a result. I also got to spend time with the fabulous Angie from Echoes of Laughter. Here we are hanging together.

I also got to meet the gorgeous Sajida from Modern Mamas, and she told me she is one of my biggest fans! She was a hoot and we had such a great time together. She made me laugh so much especially at dinner when she kept saying “oh my gawd, I can’t believe I’m sitting beside Org Junkie!” Hahaha….I’m so happy we got to meet!!

Last week a couple of my girlfriends had birthdays. So I dug through my recipe folders to find a yummy recipe I could make as gifts. I have more baking disasters than successes so I found an easy sounding recipe and prayed for the best πŸ™‚ I made this Glazed Strawberry Banana Bread and while I probably should have cooked it longer, it didn’t turn out half bad.Β  It tasted delicious!

Finally a few of you ladies requested I show you some of my Hawaiian (Maui) wedding pictures after I copped out last week on my anniversary post.Β  So to keep my promise here are some pictures I took of our wedding pictures.Β  Remember this was 17 years ago…puffy sleeves and big hair were the thing to do, really they were πŸ™‚

Check out all the lush greenery…amazing!Β  I promise it’s not fake.

Heaven on earth!

Please note:

I’ve noticed that some of you are linking up to recipes only rather than to a menu plan.Β  Please only link up if you are including a weekly menu plan in your post.Β  If anyone else sees this happening please don’t hesitate to let me know and I’ll delete the link.Β  Thank you!

My Weekly Menu:

Monday:Β  Taco-Corn Chili served with bread machine Garlic Parmesan Bread

Tuesday:Β  Baked Chicken Parmesan (from the blog of a lovely lady I met at conference) served with perogies and carrots

Wednesday:Β  Garlic Pork Tenderloin with Barbeque Sauce served with rice and broccoli

Thursday:Β  Leftover buffet

Friday:Β  Sausage & Cheddar Potatoes (with some chopped peppers added for veggie)

Saturday:Β  Dinner out!

Sunday:Β  YOYO (you’re on your own)


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29 Responses to Menu Plan Monday ~ March 12/12

  1. 1
    Beverly says

    That strawberry glazed bannana bread! Lovely pictures, especially the sunset one!

    • 1.1
      Laura says

      Nothing beats an amazing sunset!

  2. 2
    Semi Domesticated Mama says

    Thanks for hosting every week! I find some of my most favorite recipes here at your party! And I got married almost 16 years ago, the puffy sleeves….oh the puffy sleeves. Sigh. Have a great Monday!

    • 2.1
      Laura says

      Thanks so much, you too!

  3. 3
    Clever Colleen (a prize sponsor) says

    I just wanted to say “thank you” for hosting this. My oven is broke. Broiler works and stove top works, but the oven itself won’t heat up. ?!? Weird. Anyway, I knew I could come browse through yours and your readers menu plans and piece together lots of ideas on what I can serve up for my family this week – even without an oven. πŸ™‚ Thanks Laura!!

    • 3.1
      Laura says

      Well that stinks doesn’t it. Hope it gets fixed soon!

  4. 4
    SnoWhite @ Finding Joy in My Kitchen says

    Thanks so much for sharing your wedding photos!! I love the sunset one… you two are so cute! Congrats again. Praying for many more years together.

    • 4.1
      Laura says

      Thank you, I can’t wait to go back!

  5. 5
    Queen of the House says

    Beautiful wedding photos! …and yes, getting married in 1992, I have quite the tall bangs! Haha, but it really WAS the thing back then! πŸ˜€

  6. 6
    Mindi says

    Love your wedding pictures. Old photos are the best.

    • 6.1
      Laura says

      It’s fun to go back and look at them that is for sure!

  7. 7
    Jami @ An Oregon Cottage says

    If it weren’t for the fact that I remade my mother’s dress from 1960, my sleeves probably would’ve been puffy, too. πŸ™‚ I lucked out (or “frugaled out” – whatever) and now everyone just thinks I looked elegant – no matter that I didn’t plan it, really. πŸ™‚

    Oh, but I do have the large hair, though – circa 1988! My daughter laughs herself silly about my bangs and head piece with the “weird things hanging down the sides.” Here’s a picture if you’re curious:

    No beautiful Hawaii backdrop (seriously, you were able to get married in HI? Lucky girl!), but similar era for sure. πŸ™‚

    • 7.1
      Laura says

      Ahh that’s awesome! Our hair looks very similar lol.

  8. 8
    Tiffany says

    I love a blog conference that gives me inspiration for a list of to-dos! Sounds like you got a lot out of the conference you went to.

    • 8.1
      Laura says

      It was great to network with locals and the workshops were great too.

    • 9.1
      Laura says

      Too funny!

  9. 10
    Rose @ Rose Bakes says

    I haven’t done a meal plan in months… I’m happy to be back at it and linking up! Thanks for the inspiration πŸ™‚

    • 10.1
      Laura says

      Welcome back!

  10. 11
    sajida says

    LOL I know why you made that pic Black and white!!! LOL

    It was great meeting you! I can’t believe Im in your blog!!! LOL so exciting! Can’t wait to try the yummy meals. You look gorgeous and hilarious in your wedding pics!! ( if you can be hillarious and gorgeous at the same time, I think you can! ) Big smooch!


    • 11.1
      Laura says

      I just couldn’t leave the picture in color…my nose was bright red LOL. The lady who did my BIG hair did it in about 20 minutes. All she does all day long is wedding hair. She was fast but gosh was it big πŸ™‚

      Have a great week girlfriend!

  11. 12
    Merry120 says

    Thanks so much for linking to my baked chicken Parmesan recipe. It was so nice to meet you this weekend at BlogWest! Also…love your wedding pictures! It reminds me of when I post pics from high school in Alabama because I ALWAYS have to add a “big hair” disclaimer.

    • 12.1
      Laura says

      I was so excited to check your website and see so many delicious recipes to try. Can’t wait! Have a terrific week πŸ™‚

  12. 14
    Kelly @ Dysfunctionally Functional says

    The one — and only, really — thing that I feel I missed out on by quasi-eloping rather than having a “real” wedding is pictures. I really wish I had pictures from the day I got married. Yours are gorgeous, Laura!!

    Have a great week, everyone!

    • 14.1
      Bernice @ The Stressed Mom says

      We got married at the Justice of the Peace over 30 years ago! We did have a small church wedding on our 10 year anniversary, so I have a few non-pro shots from that.
      Jealous of Laura’s beautiful pics πŸ˜‰
      A different type of clutter

  13. 15
    Becky L. says

    Congratulations on your wedding anniversary! Thanks for sharing your wedding photos. Now that I have a good scanner that’s attached to my printer I can scan my old wedding photos and share in Oct. Glad you had a good time at the blog fest, never been to one, thought about it but never would know what to do nor know anybody but sounds like fun. Have a good week!

  14. 16
    Tara says

    Love seeing two bloggers that I enjoy hanging out together. Yay for Echoes of Laughter and OrgJunkie…awesome

  15. 17
    Susanne says

    Love looking at wedding photos and yours are gorgeous, especially that last one in the sunset! Now I really want to go back to Hawaii!


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