Menu Plan Monday ~ Feb 11/13


I’m alive!  I am finally over the flu here, thank goodness!  We may not have eaten the healthiest meals last week but dinner got on the table one way or another.  Sometimes we just need to cut ourselves a little slack.  This week I’m back on the band wagon and a huge thanks goes out to my family for filling in the gaps.

I hope you all had a sick free week in your house.  How did your menu plan turn out?  Highs?  Lows?

New Menu Planners:

I’m super excited to share with you this awesome resource for menu planner wannabees.  I stumbled across this free online video that is a great menu planning presentation with some practical information for how to get started.  I think you’ll find it very helpful.  Let me know what you think!

New Free Recipe Booklet:

Also my friend Jami, from the blog An Oregon Cottage, has just released the 3rd installment in her seasonal recipe books titled Winter Dinner Menus.  In each 22-page “ebooklet” you will find five weeks of easy dinner menus for families using wholesome ingredients along with the shopping lists for each week’s menus.  This recipe booklet is free to all An Oregon Cottage subscribers.  More information here.

Potluck Dinner Club:

This week I’ll be heading to our monthly dinner club again.  The theme this time is bedtime snacks which I am loving so much.  I’m a big time snacker and my downfall isn’t all the sweet stuff.  Nope, I’m a total salty girl instead.  However when I saw this recipe for yummy Homemade Caramel Popcorn over at Gimme Some Oven I couldn’t wait to give it a try.  It just looks so good!!



My Weekly Menu Plan:

Monday:  Black Bean & Cheese Quesadillas

Tuesday:  Easy Crock Pot BBQ Pulled Pork served on buns and served with raw veggies

Wednesday:  Leftover buffet

Thursday:  Happy Valentine’s Day!  Bacon-Wrapped Beef Filets served with Hashbrown Potato Cassserole, veggies and for dessert No Bake Cherry Cheesecake (family favorite!)

Friday:  Homemade Pizza (dough in the bread machine)

Saturday:  Low Fat Turkey Bacon Wraps

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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22 Responses to Menu Plan Monday ~ Feb 11/13

  1. 1
    SusieQTpies says

    I hope you are recovered from last week! Thanks for hosting, SusieQTpies

  2. 4
    Jenn says

    I’m so glad that you are feeling better! I had a fun and relaxing weekend celebrating my birthday. Now it’s back to reality. Here is our menu for the week: (fingers crossed that the links work this time!)

    Sat – pizza and a walk on the beach

    Sun – Italian Veggie Pie, broccoli, salad

    Mon – Italian Bean Soup, French bread, salad (didn’t get to this meal last week)

    Tues – Potato and herb frittata, roasted brussel sprouts

    Wednesday – Curried Vegetables and Dahl (Moosewood Restaurant Cooks at Home cookbook), brown rice, naan

    Thurs – leftovers

    Friday – Pizza or leftovers

  3. 5
    Angela says

    So glad you are feeling better! Have a wonderful week! 🙂

  4. 6
    Jamie at Prepared to Eat says

    Thanks so much for hosting again. Glad you are over the flu! My snacking downfall isn’t so much sweet or salty, but those nights when I need both a sweet AND a salty. lol

  5. 8
    Trish says

    Oh I should have never have seen that caramel corn.

  6. 9
    Tiffany @ DontWastetheCrumbs says

    LOVE Kelly @ Nourishing Home! I’m watching her video this morning and I already know it’ll be a must-see for us all!

    I shared our two-week menu, plus addressed a common concern with many of us – how to afford meat in our grocery budget. Thanks for hosting!

  7. 10
    Jean says

    Glad you are feeling better! My downfall is just snacking in general. You put it in front of me and I’ll probably give it a try and eat more of it than I should.

  8. 11
    Sinea Pies says

    Thank you so much for hosting, Laura!

  9. 12
    Keri says

    I have black bean and cheese quesadillas on my menu too. I’m trying a new recipe that includes corn that I found here last week!

  10. 13
    Kari says

    Thanks for hosting this every week Laura! I am on my 3rd start week of planning (and mostly following!) a menu plan. It feels great to be back on the bandwagon! We are eating so much better and I’m loving cooking again! Thanks for being such an inspiration!

  11. 14
    Kelly @ The Nourishing Home says

    Hi, Laura. So glad to hear you’re feeling better! I am SO thankful to you for the shout-out on my free meal planning presentation and handout. Thank you for sharing this with your readers. I hope it blesses and encourages them with their meal planning goals. What a blessing you are! 🙂

  12. 16
    Jami @ An Oregon Cottage says

    So glad to hear you’re better, Laura! Thanks so much for the shout-out, too. I’ve moved to monthly menu planning, and I have to say that although it took awhile at the first, it’s nice to have the rest of the month “off” from planning. 🙂 Have you ever done a monthly menu? Not sure it will work in the long run for us…

  13. 17
    Christele says

    This is my first menu plan post! Thank you for hosting and glad you are feeling better.
    have a great week 🙂

  14. 19
    Tammy @ Skinny Mom's Kitchen says

    Glad you are feeling better! I am not feeling sick but I am definitely starting to feel burnt out. This mama needs a break 🙂

    My menu is easy peasy this week.

  15. 20
    Alice (@mumsmakelists) says

    Thank you so much for all your hard work hosting, particularly when you’ve been sick – Alice @ Mums Make Lists x

  16. 21
    Rona says

    I love the information that you shared today. I’m definitely going to be listening to the video. I receive emails from chronic pain sufferers who want to do meal planning but feel it’s overwhelming.
    Thank you.

  17. 22
    Char (Mom4Kids) 1st timer says

    Hi Laura,

    This is my first time. I hope I have done everything right. No bells or whistles but I will evolve! 🙂
    Love your site and have used many, many resources!!! Thank you!!


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