Menu Plan Monday ~ Aug 5/13

Menu Plan Monday

Hello gorgeous people!  How are you all?  I am leaving on a jet plane tomorrow for a week long vacation with my hubby on the island of Maui.  Eighteen years ago we were married there and haven’t been back since.  So excited to now have the opportunity thanks to my parents who have come to watch the kiddos.

wedding in hawaii bridge

Ahhh so young, such babies!

So since I’ll be away this week I’ve decided to not leave you hanging without recipes and instead provide you with 5 CHICKEN recipes found around blogland recently that I thought sounded delicious and easy to prepare.  Enjoy!


Cheesy Chicken Nachos ~ @ A Zesty Bite


Avocado, Tomato and Cheese Topped Chicken ~ @ Elegantly Gluten Free

Chinese Chicken Salad

Chinese Chicken Salad ~ @ I Dig Pinterest

  Thai Peanut Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Thai Peanut Chicken Lettuce Wraps ~ @ Domestic Bliss Squared

Pesto Tortellini Salad

Pesto Tortellini Salad ~ @ Lemon Tree Dwelling


Free Menu Planner Printable:

This adorable free menu planner printable I found over at the Crystal & Co. blog.  I love it and just had to share it with you!


Next week I have a special guest hosting Menu Plan Monday here on the blog for me.  You’ll have to check back next week to see who it is!!

I plan on sharing pictures of my trip on Instagram if you want to come along with me to Hawaii!

Have a great week everyone!


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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45 Responses to Menu Plan Monday ~ Aug 5/13

  1. 1
    Lynn says

    I hope you have a great tip and can enjoy some time away!

  2. 2
    Jen @ Healthful Saver says

    Have a fantastic trip! We will be married 19 years this week. I will look in on your pictures.

  3. 3
    Miz Helen says

    Hi Laura,
    Hope you have a wonderful vacation with your husband, how special to go back to the Island where you married. Thanks so much for a great party!
    Miz Helen

  4. 4
    Liz @ Wonder Woman I'm Not says

    We love Hawaii too and are hoping to get there early next year. Have a good time! Thanks for hosting.

  5. 7
    Morgan - MorganizewithMe! says

    I love the one dish nachos, I am going to have to add those to my Mexican Mondays! 🙂

  6. 9
    Heather says

    Have a wonderful time in Maui!

  7. 10
    Beth says

    Have a fabulous time!

  8. 11
    Jean says

    Happy Anniversary! 18 years is amazing. Must be something about the month of August (we’ll celebrate 15 years in a couple weeks). Enjoy your vacation!

  9. 12
    Quiltin Jenny says

    Happy anniversary! I hope you have a fantastic trip and a well deserved break!

  10. 16
    Liz in Georgia says

    HAPPY ANNIVERSARY! Am just 9 hrs. give or take from Oahu by plane hear near Atlanta….am a little envious!! Well, maybe ALOT!!! It has been since 2004 for me since my hubby and I went. Maui is so gorgeous! Have been giving hints to go back…no luck yet. HAVE FUN!

  11. 17
    Sheila @ Pieces of a Mom says

    Everything on your meal plan looks amazing! Definitely going to add a few of those to next week’s plan and link back to your recipes!

  12. 18
    Rona B says

    Happy Anniversary. And enjoy your trip.

  13. 19
    Rae says

    Delicious looking menu! I am going to definitely try some of those recipes! Have a nice vacation.

  14. 20
    Pat @ Elegantly, Gluten-Free says

    Hi Laura,

    Thank you for featuring my Avocado, Tomato & Cheese-Topped Chicken — I’m so glad you like it. This week my menu plan is full of colorful dishes, starting off with RED sauce on the boneless pork loin chops.

    Have a wonderful anniversary trip!


  15. 21
    Mama Sonshine says

    Whoo Hoo!!
    We were married on Kauai, but only 9 years ago. Hopefully I can make it back before another 9 years 🙂
    Have a great trip!


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