Menu Plan Monday ~ July 30/12

Hi everyone!  I hope you are all enjoying summer.  I’ve got one more week of holidays which means one more week of not needing a menu plan 🙂  It’s nice to have a break once and awhile for sure.  Plus I’ve been spoiled by my brother in law who is an Executive Chef.  Last Thursday he invited us to have lunch at the restaurant he works for.  We were treated to a four course lunch in a private dining room.  It was heavenly and I’m not kidding when I say it was probably the best meal I’ve ever eaten.  And of course I took pictures so I could share it all with you 🙂  I wish I could describe each course in all it’s loveliness like my BIL did when he delivered each dish out to us.  I was going to get him to write it all down for me and I totally forgot.  Oops.

First Course ~ Salad with Blueberry Dressing and Feta Cheese

Second Course ~ Butternut Squash Soup

Third Course ~ Striploin and Chicken in a cafe ole sauce

Fourth Course ~ Apple Blossom with a scoop of Pistachio Ice Cream

Oh my gosh it was all so delicious!!

So no menu plan for me this week but don’t let that stop you from having an organized week yourself by creating a menu plan today!   Here are some recipe ideas I found on last week’s MPM links.  If you aren’t checking out the links each week you are missing out on some pretty fantastic recipe inspiration let me tell you!

Beef Enchilada Bake

Baked Chicken Dijon

Spanish Omelet

Skinny Enchilada Lasagna

Cheater’s Baked Ziti

Have a great week everyone!!


 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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11 Responses to Menu Plan Monday ~ July 30/12

  1. 1
    Angela says

    What a beautiful meal!! Thanks for the pics 😉

  2. 2
    SnoWhite @ Finding Joy in My Kitchen says

    That butternut squash soup looks incredible — and the salad looks perfect for this time of year. What a treat! Enjoy the rest of your vacation.

  3. 3
    Janet @ Frugal & Focused says

    Wow, what an amazing looking meal! How nice to have a BIL who can treat you to something so delicious. Thanks for hosting!

  4. 4
    Jean says

    That meal looks amazing! I’d like to add it to one my days this week but alas no executive chef on duty here. I hope you are enjoying your vacation! Thank you for hosting MPM as I always do find the best ideas on here!

  5. 6
    Busy Mom says

    Wow!!! That looks amazing!! Thanks for sharing!! What a great start to the week seeing those delectable pictures!!!

  6. 7
    [email protected] of Laughter says

    Wow! That lunch looks fabulous! I think next time you go on vacation, you should take your friend Angie with you! ha! Safe travels my friend! Angie xo

  7. 8
    Rona says

    The course looks so good. Especially dessert.

  8. 9
    Crystal & Co says

    What a delicious meal your brother in law made for you. Such a treat.

    And I LOVE pistachio ice cream. LOVE LOVE it!

  9. 10
    Trish says

    Well now I’m starving after those pictures. I am so in love with delicious, beautifully presented, food.

  10. 11
    Tammy says

    Wow! Yum! I wish I was there to eat with you! 🙂


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