Menu Plan Monday ~ July 8/13


Hi friends!  How are you?  Are you ready for another week of menu planning?  Last week I only ended up making ONE recipe off my menu plan.  Yep it was a Plan B kind of week, sometimes that just happens but it’s totally okay.  I still ended up using the meat I bought but had to switch things up a bit.  For instance one night I had slow cooker lasagna scheduled only I forgot to put it into the slow cooker (oops) so we just had spaghetti instead that evening.   So no recipe highlight for you this week unfortunately.  Do you ever have those types of weeks?  Are you able to roll with it and embrace Plan B?

Giveaway Winner:

The winner of last week’s Taste of Home Slow Cooker Cookbook is Crystal from Serving Joyfully!  Crystal please send me an email at organizingjunkie (at) gmail (dot) com with your address and I’ll get that mailed out to you right away.

summer slow cooker meals

Menu Plan Monday Resources:

My friend Anna just recently shared a great free printable grocery list on her blog.  Click on the image below to go check it out and download.


Also check out this ADORABLE free printable that would be perfect for planning your menus.  Love!


I hope you all have a fabulous week that is beautifully organized because you have a menu plan ready to go.  Enjoy!!

My Weekly Menu Plan:

Monday:  Mini BLT Wraps with homemade tortillas

Tuesday:  Slow Cooker Root Beer Pulled Pork Sandwiches served with spinach salad

Wednesday:  Hubby’s birthday!  By request we’ll be having Bacon Wrapped Filet Mignon, baked potatoes and grilled veggies.  For dessert he has requested Pineapple Carrot Cake

Thursday:  Leftover buffet

Friday:  Two Tater Tot Casseroles (one for us and one for a friend)

Saturday:  Chicken Caesar Casserole

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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43 Responses to Menu Plan Monday ~ July 8/13

  1. 3
    Jon Spee says

    Hi Laura,
    I can totally relate to the plan B week! Somehow plan B feels better when you know there was already a plan A 🙂
    As usual, thanks for hosting the linky party!

  2. 4
    Lynn says

    The mini BLT wraps looks delicious and perfect for summer.

  3. 5
    Anna @ Frugal For You says

    Last week was a Plan B for me… couldn’t make any of the chicken dishes planned. Store was out of stock of the chicken on sale! So instead, we had a lot of improvising to do. Plus my bad cold didn’t help either. Bleh.

    Thanks for hosting this linky party. And that printable is so cute!

  4. 6
    Anna says

    Thank you for including my grocery list Laura! 🙂


  5. 7
    Steph_Sikorski says

    I make my tator tot casserole with condensed cheese soup & milk! My kids eat it so much better than with the cream of mushroom soup!

    Love Menu Plan Monday!! xo

  6. 8
    Mrs. Duh says

    Linking up for the first time! I’m excited to see all the yummy meals everyone has planned!

  7. 9
    Jean says

    This has felt like a complete plan B summer for us. Sometimes Plan B works out better though. Thanks for hosting and I hope you have a great week!

  8. 10
    Felicia says

    Thanks for sharing the cute menu plan. I love it! We use a plan b often here with as much in and out that we have going on.

  9. 11
    Keri says

    I do Plan B a lot sometimes. It helps to have several recipes that can be made from the same ingredients, depending on how much time you have!

  10. 12
    [email protected] says

    Happy Birthday to your hubby this week. Mine is on Saturday!

  11. 13
    Robin says

    The Bacon Wrapped Filet Mignon sounds great! Do you have a recipe? My boyfriend’s birthday is coming up, and I would love to make this for him. Thanks!

  12. 14
    Lisa @ CheapThrills says

    That Chicken Caesar Casserole is really good. Thanks for the grocery list, Laura and Anna!

  13. 16
    Michelle says

    Please subscribe me to this post! so inviting!

  14. 17
    Jennifer says

    This has been a plan B summer for us in almost every possible way. Thank you for hosting the link up, I look forward to getting to know you better (I need some serious help in the organizing department). I already do a meal plan in my head…but it would be less stressful to have it written out. My best friend does that-and it saves her a lot of money. Maybe in a few weeks I can share my meal plan too. Thanks for the inspiration!
    Jennifer @ Momsgotmail

  15. 18
    Janet @ Frugal & Focused says

    Yes, some weeks are just plan B kinds of weeks. Sounds like it worked out just fine for you. Those mini BLT wraps look yummy. I may have to give them a try this week.

  16. 19
    Wanda @ a slob called Wanda says

    Okay so I may have gotten a little too excited when I linked my Menu Plan post to the linky party. Forgot to tell you I’m new! My blog is brand new and quite boring – more just to help me out than to be interesting to anyone else. I’m following in the footsteps of Noni at aslobcomesclean. Hoping she can help me face reality. Love the idea of blogging about my menu plan. Thanks, Laura and sorry for my newbie mistake! I think I did everything else right!


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