Menu Plan Monday ~ May 13/13 + teacher appreciation


Happy Monday everyone!  Or as happy as Mondays can be anyway.  Hope you all enjoyed a nice Mother’s Day yesterday.  I wasn’t feeling well so I stayed in my jammies all day and my family took good care of me.  I had breakfast and lunch in bed and then for dinner my husband picked up take out.  Any day that I don’t have to cook is the best day ever!

My daughter even made me some delicious homemade cinnamon biscuit buns so I couldn’t not have one.  It was worth the wheat cheat cause they were really yummy 🙂


Recipe Highlight:

Last week’s recipe highlight definitely goes to the Slow Cooker Cheeseburger Casserole recipe.  Seriously so easy to throw together and so delicious.  I also loved that it was nice and creamy without any canned soup.  I think next time I would throw in some corn as well to make it a well-rounded meal 🙂

cheeseburger casserole

Teacher Appreciation:

We celebrated Education Week last week by throwing a nice beef on a bun luncheon for the teachers at my youngest son’s school.  I purchased the most adorable printables off of Etsy to use and it turned out so nice.  Thank you to teachers everywhere for all you do!

teacher luncheon

teacher flowers

teachers rule

we love our teachers

thank you teachers

Go love on your teachers today!  Need some more ideas, check out my Teacher Appreciation Ideas Pinterest Board.

My Weekly Menu Plan:

Monday:  Citrus Herb Chicken served with rice and broccoli

Tuesday: Make-Ahead Unstuffed Shells (I’ll be making two of these…one to take to a friend and one made with rice pasta for us)

Wednesday:  Easy Crock Pot BBQ Pork Sandwiches

Thursday:  Leftover buffet

Friday:  Baked Tacos

Saturday:  Cheesy Sausage Potatoes

Sunday:  Picking night!


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

More family favorite recipes here.

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One of my favorite menu planning resources:

Simple Meal Planning - Plan to Eat

Linking up at The Recipe Critic.

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46 Responses to Menu Plan Monday ~ May 13/13 + teacher appreciation

  1. 1
    SusieQTpies says

    Cute teacher set up! Hope you are feeling better today. Susie

    • 1.1
      Laura says

      Thanks Susie, I am 🙂

  2. 2
    Lynn says

    I am so glad you enjoyed the cheeseburger casserole. Corn would be great in this. It is one of those dishes you could easily change up. I hope you have a great week.

    • 2.1
      Laura says

      Thanks Lynn for another great recipe, you are awesome!!

  3. 3
    Becky, aka SimplyBurbs Mama says

    What a lovely spread you put on for your teachers! I can tell you that as a former teacher, the teachers at my school and I really did appreciate being appreciated 🙂

    • 3.1
      Laura says

      I am so in awe of what teachers do everyday in support of my kids especially after this year of homeschooling my oldest. Yikes, it’s so hard!

    • 4.1
      Laura says

      Doesn’t it look awesome, so happy how it turned out!

  4. 5
    Anna (Frugal For You) says

    We love tacos at our house. But I never thought about baking it! What a great idea.

    • 5.1
      Laura says

      We find it so much easier to do it that way 🙂

  5. 6
    Susan @ The Royal Cook says

    I’m excited to see my Easy Crock Pot BBQ Pork Sandwiches on your menu this week. Hope you love them as much as we do!

    • 6.1
      Laura says

      They look delicious!!

  6. 7
    Barb @ Frugal Local Kitchen says

    Such cute ideas for Teacher Appreciation! I’ll be following your Pinterest board since I’m a homeroom mom and expect to do it again next year.

  7. 8
    Janet @ Frugal & Focused says

    Sorry you didn’t feel well on Mother’s Day but it sounds like you were treated well. Those cinnamon biscuit buns look really tasty. Have a wonderful week.

    • 8.1
      Laura says

      You too Janet!

  8. 9
    Tammy @ Skinny Mom's Kitchen says

    Those printables are adorable! I am so glad people offer stuff like that because I am soooo not crafty. More like wanna be crafty.

    I love the sound of those unstuffed shells. Yum!

    • 9.1
      Laura says

      Gosh printables have saved me on so many occasions. People always think I went way out but little do they know lol. I just couldn’t resist these ones 🙂

      The unstuffed shells are a family favorite…so good!!!

  9. 10
    Melanie says

    Re: “wheat treat” — are you GF? Because if so I am sure these can be made with Bob’s GF or another GF flour. They look yummy, by the way.

    • 10.1
      Laura says

      I am GF but not because I’m celiac or anything. Just don’t like what it does to my body. I don’t really miss it all but my daughter made these for me and forgot that I couldn’t eat them. I ate them anyway because she’d gone to so much trouble. It was worth it 🙂

  10. 11
    Mel says

    Saw your menu just as I was headed to the grocery store. You saved my family the same old boring menu. I added your Unstuffed Shells and Baked Tacos. Thanks!

  11. 13
    Sharon at Momof6 says

    Sick on Mother’s Day is no fun…. but I am glad that your family took care of you, and that you didn’t have to get out of bed all day!

  12. 15
    Sue Pate says

    Where are the linkups to all the other MPM menus? They are not here.

    • 15.1
      Laura says

      Sorry Sue, they accidentally got deleted but they are back now 🙂


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