Menu Plan Monday ~ August 19/13


Hi friends, welcome back to another organized week with a menu plan!  A BIG thanks to Melanie for guest hosting for me last week, it was so nice not to have to worry about anything while away on vacation.

I’m glad to be back although I definitely miss Maui and all the delicious meals I had there.  Oh my goodness was the food ever good, in fact we didn’t have one bad meal the entire trip which was amazing.  Some of my favorite places to eat were Fred’s Mexican in Kihei, Cafe O’Lei in Kihei, Kimo’s in Lahaina, Cheeseburger Island Style in Wailea and the Coconut’s Fish Cafe in Kihei.  Here are a few pictures:

Kimo's in Maui

I had the swordfish at Kimo’s.

Maui Swordfish

Coconuts Fish Cafe

I had the BEST fish tacos at Coconut’s Fish Cafe.  Oh my I’m still dreaming of these.

Maui Fish Tacos

This macadamia nut chicken dish at Cafe O’Lei was out of this world.

macadamia nut chicken

Cheeseburger Island Style

This spinach shrimp salad sprinkled with macadamia nuts and coconut served with a honey poppyseed dressing was so delicious!!  Can you tell I was loving on the macadamia nuts? 🙂

macadamian nut spinach salad

And of course nothing says vacation like a yummy umbrella drink!

cheeseburger style

Another popular treat on the island is shaved ice, not to be confused with a snow cone (they are different!).  Look how pretty!

Maui Shaved Ice

I hope I didn’t bore you too much with pictures of what I ate.  I always love to see where people recommend to eat on holidays especially when the all the choices are simply overwhelming.  So if you are planning a trip to Maui any time soon, maybe this will help 🙂

Have a great week everyone!

My Weekly Menu Plan:

Monday:  Spaghetti Pie served with raw veggies and dip

Tuesday:  Slow Cooker Honey Maple BBQ Ribs served with baked potatoes and grilled zucchini

Wednesday:  Crockpot Rotisserie Chicken served with rice and broccoli

Thursday:  Leftover buffet

Friday:  Hawaiian Tacos

Saturday:  Feta Hummus Pita Pizzas

Sunday:  YOYO (you’re on your own!)


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One of my favorite menu planning resources:

Simple Meal Planning - Plan to Eat

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34 Responses to Menu Plan Monday ~ August 19/13

  1. 9
    Liz @ Wonder Woman I'm Not says

    Thanks for hosting. I’m glad you enjoyed Hawaii, it was one of our favorite vacations. Have a good week!

  2. 10
    JCHokie says

    We went to Kimo’s too last year when we were in Maui. Loved the view from the deck. I felt like everywhere we went had a beautiful view of the ocean. It was definitely hard to come home. The restaurants around me just do not compare.

  3. 11
    Janet @ Frugal & Focused says

    Looks like an amazing and delicious vacation. Those fish tacos are calling my name. Welcome back and have a great week.

  4. 12
    SusieQTpies says

    Thanks for the linky!! I’m running 4 hours behind trying to adjust again to back to school! whew! So happy I have a menu to rely on or no one would eat today 🙂 Love your menu as always! We love crock pot ribs so I’ll have to check out those maple ones! susieQTpies

  5. 13
    Pat @ Elegantly, Gluten-Free says

    Hi Laura —
    It looks like your vacation was terrific! Thanks for sharing those beautiful pictures…except they make me hungry 🙂

  6. 14
    CraftyHope says

    Looks like you had a blast in Hawaii! That macadamia nut chicken looks out of this world good!! Thanks for sharing a taste of the island with us. 🙂

  7. 15
    Ellen says

    I’m a day late on my planning – and glad – because I added the spaghetti pie recipe to my list! Love MPM!

  8. 16
    Crystal & Co says

    The food from your vacation looks amazing!!! And that shaved ice is something we would love. We do call them snow cones here in Texas. 🙂

    • 16.1
      Laura says

      They are totally different Crystal, no chunks of ice at all 🙂

  9. 18
    Laura @ Unpunctuated Life says

    I love doing a leftover buffet! Usually my plate ends up looking pretty random but it is a great way to clean out the fridge and make sure food doesn’t go to waste. 🙂

  10. 19
    Jenny says

    OMG- love love love. Thanks for sharing. Mmmm. I want to recreate your macadamia chicken dish for dinner- yum!


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