Menu Plan Monday ~ July 23/12

Welcome back friends!  I’ve now made my way from a week of spending time with family at a lake cottage here in Ontario to my sister’s house (my parent’s live here too in the in-law suite!) for another week of fun and adventure with family.  We are spending a lot of time playing the card game Euchre (so great!) and tonight I introduced them to a card game called Dutch Blitz which is also super fun.

Here’s a shot of my mom’s backyard oasis where we are spending much of our time.  Isn’t it pretty?

Our menu this week is all over the place and pretty spontaneous so I’m not really sure what we’ll be eating from day to day.  Not wanting to leave you without some recipe links to enjoy I asked my daughter what recipes she’d like to eat if she was creating the weekly menu plan this week.  Here are her top FIVE favorite meals.  All tried and true and easy peasy.

Macaroni and Cheese

Pepperoni Pizza Pie

Slow Cooker Rotisserie Chicken

Tortellini Alfredo

Shepherd’s Pie

I hope you all have a wonderfully glorious sun filled week!!!


 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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19 Responses to Menu Plan Monday ~ July 23/12

  1. 1
    Lynn says

    I hope you have a great week visiting your family!

  2. 2
    Angela says

    Can’t wait to check out the recipe links – they sound yummy. 🙂 That back yard looks WONDERFUL! So very glad you are having a great trip!

  3. 3
    Angela says

    It is always interesting to me when I ask my son for his favorite meals… the answers are never the same! 🙂

  4. 4
    Beverly says

    Your menu sounds delicious. That tortellini Alfredo sounds awesome. Can’t wait to try some of those.

  5. 5
    Heather @Celiac Family says

    What a beautiful setting for relaxing and playing cards with the family! Enjoy.

  6. 7
    April @ Angel's Homestead says

    So glad your enjoying your time with your family, what special memories your making. Have a great week! : )

  7. 8
    Busy Mom says

    Hi Laura! Hope you have a great week!! Thanks for hosting!!!

  8. 9
    Janet @ Frugal & Focused says

    What a beautiful backyard! Enjoy your time with family. And your daughter’s picks sound a whole lot like what my girls would pick.

  9. 10
    Jami @ An Oregon Cottage says

    Wow- your vacation sounds wonderful- what a nice break! I don’t have much of a menu this week, ’cause we’re going on vac. too, but I do have an exciting announcement:

    I’ve written a menu planning ebook with 5 weeks of simple summer menus – plus shopping lists, tips, and links to many of the recipes! And it’s FREE with a subscription to my blog. 🙂

    Many of the meals were lifted right from our past menus, so thankyou, Laura for all these years of MPM that have helped me stay motivated to plan our menus and realize what a difference it makes in our daily life!

  10. 11
    [email protected] of Laughter says

    Wow! Love your Mom’s oasis! It’s gorgeous! Hope you are having a fantastic vacation with your family and those little nieces of yours! Angie xo

  11. 12
    Danielle says

    Your daughter’s top 5 look delicious 🙂 Have a wonderful trip with family!

  12. 13
    Rona says

    What a lovely space to hang out and relax.

  13. 14
    Joy says

    Hi Laura,

    I just stumbled upon your site and I have to admit that I am obsessed. I cleaned out my pantry this weekend and today is my first Menu Planning Monday (actually Sunday, because I planned and grocery shopped yesterday). Here is our menuplan for the week. It’s not the healthiest, but I am 6.5 months pregnant so I rely on hearty meals these days!

    Fried Egg Cheeseburgers

    Hawaiian Roll Ham & Swiss Sliders

    Quinoa Stuffed Bell Peppers

    CrockPot Cream Cheese Chicken Chili (w/wild rice)


  14. 15
    Stephanie ODea says

    What a *gorgeous* garden!! Holy cow, I’d never leave.
    I hope your summer is going well— and thank you for linking to my chicken recipe. xoox

  15. 16
    Natasha says

    I made a menu for the first time…ever! I did it for two weeks! I am just hoping that we have enough $$ for all the things I need for it!
    Starts the 29th through August 11th

    29-Bowtie Lasanga

    30- South of the Border Skillet

    31-Baked Cheesy Chicken Penne

    1-Mini Mexican cupcakes

    2- Porkchops on the grill w/ a side

    3- baked Creamy Chicken Taquitos- The Girl Who Ate Everything

    4- “brinner” OR using Red Lobster Gift Cards($50) for our 2 year wedding anniversary 🙂

    5- Cheesy Chicken and Rice Skillet Dinner with Bacon- Picky Palate

    6- Baked Mac and Cheese- Girl who ate everything

    7- Taco Pizza

    8- Daughter’s Bday- her choice

    9- Chicken Pillows- Girl who ate everything

    10- Spaghetti

    11- Daughter’s Bday BBQ- We supply hamburgers, hotdogs, paper plates and utensils- family members bringing side dishes

    • 16.1
      Laura says

      Yay, way to go. It sounds like an awesome menu!!!

  16. 18
    Susanne says

    Oooo, I want your Mom’s backyard retreat! So pretty! Enjoy your time with family.


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