Menu Plan Monday ~ May 27/13


I think today will be quiet because it’s a long weekend in the US.  Hope everyone had a great weekend!

Well I have to tell you I was totally taken by surprise by the comments on my 7 years of blogging post from last week.  So many of you mentioned Menu Plan Monday as being your favorite thing about I’m an Organizing Junkie.  That is so awesome to hear!  Our participant numbers may have dropped in the last while (at one time we were up to 500!) but all those comments reminded me that even those who might not be participating are still finding MPM helpful each week.  That makes me so happy!  PS:  If you haven’t entered yet to win a $100 gift card, you still can here.

I got some good mail on Friday.  My Kraft What’s Cooking magazine came in.  Yay!  I love this magazine and love it even more that it’s free 🙂  The recipes are all usually quick and easy to make which is right up my alley.  Of course the whole thing is a big advertisement for Kraft products but I just look past that 🙂

what's cooking

Recipe Highlight:

My favorite recipe from last week goes to the Black Bean and Corn Chicken Salad recipe.  So yummy!

black bean and corn chicken salad

I’m eating gluten free so rather than put it in a pita pocket, I ate mine in hard corn taco shells.  I also made it even quicker to throw together using a rotisserie chicken from the grocery store.  Delicious!

Have a great week everyone!!

My Weekly Menu:

Monday:  Grilled Pizza Burgers with Quinoa Fruit Salad

Tuesday:  Sausage Stuffed Zucchini Boats

Wednesday:  Chicken Tater Tot Casserole in the Crock Pot

Thursday:  Leftover buffet

Friday:  Chili Pasta Skillet

Saturday:  Bacon, Egg & Cheese Grilled Cheese Sandwich

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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33 Responses to Menu Plan Monday ~ May 27/13

  1. 1
    Susan says

    My goodness — don’t feel disheartened! I’m happy to get 5 comment on a post, so don’t let it get you down that you don’t have 500 link ups 🙂 Happy Memorial Day!

  2. 2
    SusieQTpies says

    YUM! The grilled pizza burgers sound like something my teens would love! Giving that post a pin in my Pizza Board on Pinterest! Thanks for hosting! Have a super week.

  3. 3
    Angela says

    I love MPM. Your blog is always the happy start to my week! I love seeing how everyone interprets menu planning and what they are serving and it is awesome to have a one place to find that. I’m a geek like that! 🙂 Thanks for all you do. Here is to many more years to come!

  4. 4
    Kelly @ Dysfunctionally Functional says

    My mom used to make us pizza burgers all the time! She’d use English muffins instead of regular buns, though. I cannot even remember the last time we had those, but they were so, so good!

    Thanks for hosting, Laura! It’s been a few weeks since I’ve linked up, and I’ve missed it. I’m happy to be back. I always get the best ideas from your menus and the menus of those who link up every week.

  5. 5
    Janet @ Frugal & Focused says

    Happy 7 years! I love the MPM link up. I’ve gotten so much inspiration and have no doubt improved as a cook due to the information I’ve learned from other bloggers. Thanks for hosting!

  6. 6
    Pip says

    I was telling my SIL about What’s Cooking (Which I’ve gotten for years) and she said now it’s not free anymore. I treasure it even more, now!

    • 6.1
      Laura says

      You can still get all the digital editions free I noticed so that’s nice.

  7. 7
    Martha says

    Those black bean and corn salad pitas look perfect for a nice summer meal! Thanks for hosting as always. Have a great week 🙂

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    Jamie says

    I love MPM too, and just linked up for about the 115th time. (Little late today- blame the holiday…) Anyway, thank you for featuring my black bean and corn chicken salad! have a great week!
    ~Jamie from Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom

  9. 9
    April @ Angel's Homestead says

    That bacon, egg and cheese grilled cheese sandwich sure looks interesting, I’ll have to try it soon. Thanks for hosting Laura and have a great week! 🙂

  10. 10
    Karen Law says

    I particularly like the info on making a command center, but I also follow Menu Monday. I have never commented before, but have been following the blog on Twitter for a long time.

  11. 11
    Andi (The Weary Chef) says

    At first I thought you were a day ahead until I realized it’s not Sunday 😉 Holidays always confuse me! Your menu looks great. The pizza burgers and tater tot casserole especially sound good to me. Hope you are enjoying your long weekend!

  12. 12
    Nikki says

    Your Saturday meal sounds great! I think I might have to try it sometime!

  13. 13
    Jenny Lynn says

    I need to be participating. Menu planning, is my weakness and has been for years. But, I want to be better. I will be back later to link up my menu. Thanks for the encouragement.

  14. 14
    Susanne says

    You still get that magazine free? I had to pay last year for a subscription. Paying to have them advertise to me. Sigh. But I like them because I pass them to my daughter who is just learning to cook and their recipes are easy and great for a beginner.

    Even though I don’t sign on to MPM and am notorious for my fits and starts with actually doing it, it is inspiring and I glean tons of recipes and ideas. I love it!

    • 14.1
      Laura says

      Wow now I feel really lucky that I’m still getting it for free! Someone else was saying that you now have to pay for it. Bummer! Although the digital copies are still all free on their website. Hope you are having a great week!

  15. 15
    Heather says

    Laura, since you are gluten free and not all of your mpm recipes are, do you alter them to make them gluten free for yourself, or do you just make yourself something different?

    • 15.1
      Laura says

      Yes I always adapt. For instance, I’ll use gluten free bread as my bun for the burgers and I’ll use rice pasta (for the whole family) in the Chili Pasta Skillet.

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    Alyssa says

    THis was my first time to link up to this and excited to see everyone’s menus. FUN THANKS!


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