Menu Plan Monday ~ July 9/12 + giveaway!! (closed)

Updated to add: This giveaway is now closed. The winners are #40, 79 and 135!!

Welcome to a hot summer Menu Plan Monday.  Gosh I love the heat and later this week my kids and I will be traveling to Ontario where the heat will be even more intense.  I can hardly wait!  Sick I know 🙂

So last week I think I accidently misled many of you.  It was totally by mistake I promise!  I got quite a few emails on the beauty of these buns:

Many of you were looking for the recipe and how to shape them so beautifully.  Unfortunately I didn’t make them, a friend of mine brought them to our potluck.  I can tell you though that they were absolutely delicious and lovely. I’m still dreaming about them in fact.  My friend is out of town so I don’t have a recipe for you but I will try to get it once she is back.  Anyone have a bun rolling video tutorial on your blog you can share with us?  I can never seem to figure it out myself.


You all know how I love Taste of Home and the other day when I was in Walmart I noticed they had three great soft cover cooking issues out.  I picked them up to gift three MPM participants to help you with your menu planning efforts.  To enter simply link up to the MPM linky as you normally do (or now would be a great time to join us if you haven’t already!) prior to Wednesday, July 11th at 6:00 pm PST.  I will pick three random winners from the list to win one of the cookbooks each.  It will be a surprise which of the cookbooks I’ll send to each of the winners.

So as I mentioned earlier we are getting some nice temps here so this week is all about keeping the menu simple and the house cool.  I hope you all have a wonderfully organized week!

My Menu Plan:

Monday:  Skillet Tacos served with green salad

Tuesday:  Greek Chicken Pita Folds – scroll down (thanks to Rona for the link)

Wednesday:  Just Peachy Pork Tenderloin served with perogies and corn on cob

Thursday:  Leftover buffet

Friday:  We’re leaving on a jet plane, so excited!!


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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26 Responses to Menu Plan Monday ~ July 9/12 + giveaway!! (closed)

  1. 1
    Lynn says

    Those rolls do look good! And I agree I love Taste Of Home. I have not seen any of those issues, but they look great. You can not go wrong with Taste Of Home recipes. I hope you have a great week and enjoy the heat. 🙂

  2. 2
    Angela says

    The Greek Chicken pita sounds delish… but I have to tread lightly with chicken because it’s not my hubby’s fave. 🙁 Hope you have a great trip!

  3. 3
    Angela says

    Great giveaway! I am so excited. I am such a sucker for those magazines myself, even if I have to alter everything to be gluten and dairy free- I cave every time. Everyone needs one vice, right? LOL!

    Have a great HOT week. 🙂

  4. 4
    Miz Helen says

    Hi Laura,
    You should come to Texas we have plenty of heat that we are happy to share with others. Hope you and your family have a great vacation and thanks for hosting!
    Miz Helen

  5. 5
    Cathy @ Chief Family Officer says

    Oh good, I’d love the recipe for those rolls – they look amazing! Thanks as always, and have a wonderful week!

  6. 6
    April @ Angel's Homestead says

    What a great giveaway, I love Taste of Home. I don’t have a video on making rolls, great idea though! The easiest way I’ve found to make homemade rolls pretty, is to roll the dough out in a thick log style, cut them into even size pieces, I use a pizza cutter, then roll them into balls and place into your pan, sides touching. I do have a recipe and picture posted on my blog. : )

    Have a great week!

  7. 8
    Rachel says

    Thanks so much for the linky party and the giveaway! Back in the spring of 2011 I discovered your party, and although I didn’t blog about my cooking back then, this linky party kept me sane! I had to go to the hospital every day to have my {twin} pregnancy monitored, and so every afternoon I’d look at menus to occupy my mind! Thanks so much!

    • 8.1
      Laura says

      Ahhh that’s awesome! Thanks for the great encouragement!!

  8. 9
    Jami @ An Oregon Cottage says

    Those rolls do look amazing – I have a pretty easy recipe that I use to make rolls like these, but they are 100% whole wheat and yet still soft and beautiful! It’s not a video (good idea, though!), but does have step-by-step photos. People are always impressed by them – both by how they look and that they are so soft, but still 100% whole wheat!

    Have fun in Ontario (here in the NW, we’ve been longing for hot weather, too, so I’m totally with you on enjoying the heat)!

    • 9.1
      Rachel @Organic Patchwork says

      oh my goodness those look amazing! and whole wheat? I’m in love! I’ve pinned your recipe on Pinterest to try later!

  9. 10
    Marty Walden says

    I didn’t follow directions very well, but this is my first time linking! I’m taking the challenge and putting it out in the blogosphere. Scary! I’m a devoted reader, by the way.

    • 10.1
      Laura says

      Awesome, thanks for joining us!!

  10. 11
    Cheryl says

    Just found your blog. Loving MPM, I think it will really help dinner time go more smoothly! Did notice that the ‘Crockpot Chicken Greek Pita’ link isn’t correct. Would love the recipe, sounds yummy!

    • 11.1
      Laura says

      You just have to scroll down on the page the link directs to. Thanks!

  11. 12
    Tammy @ Skinny Mom's Kitchen says

    I love TOH too! I just saw they had a freezer cooking softcover book out on the shelf as well. I was so close to buying it but saw t was $10 – yikes! So I thumbed through it and tried to memorize so of the recipes 🙂 most likely I will go back to buy it 🙂

  12. 13
    Tina Pierzynski says

    I get so many great recipes from you for my family! Thanks so much!

  13. 14
    Rona says

    We love eating sandwiches and salads during the summer. The Chicken Pitas are now a family favorite. I purchase the freshest pitas from a local health store. It really makes a difference. I hope you and your family enjoy them too.

  14. 16
    Nicole says

    Great give away, I love Tast of Home!

  15. 18
    Paula says

    These look like great idea books for nights when i have no idea what to have for dinner. thanks for the chance to win.

  16. 19
    Robin says

    Love TOH magasines and cookbooks!! also get tons of inspiration from your weekly menu posts!! Thank you for helping us all get organized and fed!!

  17. 20
    Mandy says

    I love TOH and this is a great giveaway, but how do those of us without blogs/websites enter?

    • 20.1
      Laura says

      Hi Mandy, every once and awhile I like to do a giveaway just for the participants of MPM to thank them for participating with me here week after week. Don’t worry I will be offering more giveaways for everyone real soon I promise 🙂

  18. 21
    Lee Ann L. says

    Ohhhh, I’m going to have to go out and take a gander at all three of these magazines!!! Thank you for point them out because I haven’t been able to go browsing lately. I’m interested in all of them!


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