Menu Plan Monday ~ Jan 28/13


Is anyone else as surprised as I am that here we are at the end of January already?  Yikes!

So none of the recipes I picked really blew me away last week.  It was just an okay week.  So I’m hoping I pick some great recipes this week.  I think I’ll add a couple of slow cooker meals.  I love preparing meals earlier in the day when I have more energy 🙂

I’m not sure if you saw the guest post I put up last week but I think you’ll find it super helpful for how to shop your kitchen to plan your meals.  Jessica also shared links to these yummy dishes:

Creamy Chicken Pasta with Spinach and Tomatoes

Jessica Chicken and Pasta aerial

Jalapeno Chili

Jessica Jalapeno Chili sm

Additional Menu Plan Monday Resources:

40 Soup Recipes ~ @ Lil Luna

Beginner Menu Planning Tips ~ @ Skinny Mom’s Kitchen

My Weekly Menu Plan:

Monday:  Pizza Penne Bake

Tuesday:  Crockpot Ham & Potato Soup served with homemade tea biscuits

Wednesday:  Slow Cooker Chili served with Bread Machine Garlic Bread

Thursday:  Leftover buffet

Friday:  Coconut Chicken served with perogies and broccoli

Saturday:  Breakfast for dinner ~ Healthy Oatmeal Pancakes

Sunday:  Picking night!


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

More family favorite recipes here.

Don’t forget to join the growing Menu Plan Monday Facebook Page!!

One of my favorite menu planning resources:

Simple Meal Planning - Plan to Eat

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21 Responses to Menu Plan Monday ~ Jan 28/13

  1. 2
    Sinea Pies says

    Thank you so much for Menu Plan Monday linky party. Not only is it a blessing to be able to share our posts and visit other’s, it encourages planning! 🙂

  2. 5
    Dawn says

    Thank you for hosting. I look forward to trying new ideas next week.

  3. 6
    Shanaka- Mama Bee Does says

    Thanks for letting us all share and expand our recipe “boxes”. That Creamy Chicken Pasta looks like something my family would like.

  4. 7
    Jamie at Prepared to Eat says

    I’m definitely surprised at how fast January went. In fact, I looked at the calendar yesterday and said “Oh man, Friday is February??” And my 3 yo daughter asked if a hug would make me feel better! (It did.) lol

  5. 9
    Jenn says

    Thanks for hosting. I love looking at everyone’s menus for inspiration. Here’s what we are having this week:

    Sunday – Veggie plate: lima beans, braised red cabbage, roasted spaghetti squash with garlic and herbs, corn on the cob

    Monday – Potato & herb frittata, sauteed kale, tomato & cucumber salad

    Tuesday – Veggie & tofu stir-fry over brown rice, salad

    Wednesday – Veggie plate: roasted brussel sprouts, roasted beets, sauteed spinach, white beans

    Thursday – Leftovers

    Friday – Margarita pizza, salad

    Sat – Leftovers

  6. 10
    Janet @ Frugal & Focused says

    Your menu looks delicious! I pinned the ham & potato soup. It looks perfect for a busy winter day. Thanks for hosting!

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      Making Our Life Matter says

      PS- Bloggers, please please please PLEASE turn off your CAPTCHA!!! There were many posts I wanted to comment on, but I didn’t because I couldn’t read the letters, and kept getting them wrong!

  7. 12
    Erika Monroe-Williams says

    Thanks for hosting such a wonderful party!! So many wonderful ideas!! 🙂 – Erika

  8. 13
    Alexa says

    Wow, this is a great resource for those of us that lack the gene of meal planning!!

  9. 14
    Toddling Mad says

    Thank you for hosting this I get inspired to vary my meal plan linking up each week.

  10. 15
    Heather says

    Thank you for hosting! I love getting ideas from other menus! 🙂

  11. 16
    Sheila V. says

    Do you rotate your menu plans or do you always cook new recipes every day? I have a lot of saved recipes and cookbooks. I wanted to cook my way through all of them but I always ended up cooking the same things. I find it hard to put recipes together to form the menu for the week. This week I was in a rut coming up with my menu plan.

  12. 17
    Jean says

    I have chili on my plan for this week as well. I’d love to add some jalapenos to it but then the rest of my family would not eat it. I was also a bit shocked to see that Friday is the 1st day of February!

  13. 19
    Debra says

    Thank you for hosting! I love to get new menu ideas.


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