Menu Plan Monday ~ April 2/12

Hi everyone!  Oh my goodness you’ll never guess how I got to spend my Sunday.  Here’s a little hint for you:

Watching not one but TWO shows of the Live with Kelly show!!  I’m still in shock about the whole thing.  Kelly is doing four shows from my province of Alberta, not far from me in Banff.   Banff is a beautiful ski town and I am in awe of how gorgeous it is.  You’ll have to watch the show this week to see it for yourself.  They do an amazing job of showing it off.   Here are a couple of pictures of the majestic mountains that I took while walking down main street.

Anyway we had tickets for the second show but were able to get into the first show as well because so many ticket holders didn’t show up.  Score for me!  Kelly’s hubby Mark was her first co-host and Chris Harrison was her co-host for the Tuesday show.

with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police

The set was absolutely gorgeous!

So so very exciting!!  And a huge thanks to my own hubby who had to take two days off work just to take me 🙂

Teach Your Kids to Cook

One of my blogging friends, Lynn from Lynn’s Kitchen Adventures recently wrote a new ebook that I had a chance to read and it is fantastic!   I’m all about getting the kids into the kitchen helping out because why should mom have to do it alone.  This is an awesome guide that includes many fun, kid-friendly recipes, many with step by step photos.

Teach them about…

  • Measurements
  • Tools and Common Ingredients
  • How to Follow a Recipe
  • How to Make Breakfast
  • Snacks, Appetizers and Side Dishes
  • Desserts and Treats

The regular price of this ebook is $4.99 which is a great deal but Lynn has decided to give my readers a super discount of 50% off making the ebook just $2.50!!  To get this discount simply click on the button above and use the discount code MPM at checkout.  Enjoy!!

 My Weekly Menu Plan:

Monday:  Dinner out

Tuesday:  Pasta Alfredo Casserole served with turkey sausage

Wednesday:  Hawaiian Chicken served with rice and broccoli

Thursday:  Leftover buffet

Friday:  Pizza Quesadillas

Saturday:   Chili Spaghetti

Sunday:  My daughter’s 15th birthday…she hasn’t decided what she wants to eat yet but it will most likely involve some sort of Shepard’s Pie recipe 🙂


Menu Plan Guidelines, banner selections and recipe helpers are here.

More family favorite recipes here.

One of my favorite menu planning resources:

Simple Meal Planning - Plan to Eat

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22 Responses to Menu Plan Monday ~ April 2/12

  1. 1
    The Happy Housewife says

    That is so cool you got to see Kelly! She is adorable. I got a copy of Teach Your Kids to Cook a few weeks ago- it is great! I highly recommend it.


  2. 2
    Susieqtpies says

    Very cool!!! I think she is so sweet! Thanks for the link up and have a great week. I planned my menu yesterday and had it scheduled to post this morning. Hubby saw the menu and said “it isn’t Cinco de Mayo”…oh crap! hahaha So my menu for the week is Cinco de Mayo and Easter. For some reason I was thinking May when I planned it. I’m not changing it. We are celebrating April 5th and May 5th lol

  3. 3
    Delilah says

    Thanks so much for hosting! I’m watching the Live with Kelly show right now. Talk about deja vu when I looked up and saw the exact scene with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. Ha! That’s so fun that you got to go, I’m jealous! The view looks amazing. The Mister is from Canada and we want to plan a trip with the kids this next year. Have a wonderful Monday!

  4. 4
    Tiffany says

    What a fun thing to do! Those mountains are gorgeous!

  5. 5
    Lynn says

    How fun to get to go see Kelly! And I love the pictures of the mountains. They are beautiful!! Have a great week!

  6. 6
    Barb @ A Life in Balance says

    Quite a few years ago when we went to the Please Touch Museum in Philly, Kelly Ripka was there with one of her kids. (Not sure how many since it was awhile ago.) Anyhoo, my bil’s son hit Kelly Ripka’s kid and made them cry. We scurried away from the scene!

    This week I’m sharing an entire menu plan for April, with the standard provision: subject to change thanks to schedules and the whim of the cook.

  7. 7
    Jami @ An Oregon Cottage says

    Oh, I’ve always wanted to visit Banff – and your pictures just seal the deal. 🙂 Maybe one day…

    And how fun that you got to see a live show! The first few minutes of the Kelly show is usually part of my morning workout routine (treadmill- gotta have something to look at or I’ll go insane on that thing!), so I’ll see if I can spot you in the audience. 🙂

  8. 8
    Vickie says

    I’ll look for you in the audience! Fun stuff- and I love Canada. (Lived in BC when I was in High School)

  9. 9
    Janet says

    What a fun way to start your week. Thanks for hosting as always.

  10. 10
    Pip says

    Man, I couldn’t even get one ticket and I’m 20mins away!

  11. 12
    Laura says

    Very cool Laura! Banff looks awesome too!

  12. 13
    Kelly @ Dysfunctionally Functional says

    I was on the set of Hatchy Milatchy when I was little & in Girl Scouts…but something tells me that seeing Live with Kelly would be much more interesting! Such an awesome opportunity, Laura!

    Have a great week, everyone!

  13. 14
    Rona says

    Sounds like you had a great time at Live with Kelly.

    Have a wonderful weekend!

  14. 15
    Queen of the House says

    WooHoo!!! What a fun adventure for you! Have a great week! 🙂

  15. 16
    [email protected] says

    I just bought a copy of the book, thanks for sharing cannot wait to start trying it out with my kids.

  16. 17
    ToDoListMom says

    OMG!!! You are ridiculously lucky!!! Was Kelly as gorge and petite as she looks on TV?
    PS Always look fwd to your Mon Menu plans 🙂 (I’m trying to get Menu plans up on my blog…just can’t ever seem to get to that “to do”.. lol)

    • 17.1
      Laura says

      Yes she sure was!!!

  17. 18
    Susanne says

    How exciting! Banff is absolutely gorgeous. There is a fudge shop there that we ALWAYS stop at when in Banff for their amazing fudge and delicious caramel apples. Did you get to look around the Banff Springs hotel or go to the hot springs?

    • 18.1
      Laura says

      We looked around some but gosh I didn’t see that store you mentioned and now I have a craving lol.

  18. 20
    Frugal work at home mom says

    We got tickets to Live a few years back and it was awesome! we made a weekend out of it. Her and Regis were so great.


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