Menu Plan Monday ~ Jan 27/14

Hi lovely readers, how are you?  Are you ready to make this week an organized one?  Let’s get right into it shall we?

Recipe Highlight:

cheesy tater tot casserole
Last week I made this Cheesy Tater Tot Casserole recipe and it was delicious.  I made two of them, one for our family and one for a freezer meal for a friend who just had a baby.  Just I finished assembling the casseroles though, I realized I didn’t know whether or not I was suppose to cook the second one first before freezing it or go ahead and cook it and then freeze it.  So I threw the question out to my Facebook friends before deciding that cooking it first would be the way to go.  I’ve since found a great post over at Money Saving Mom that tells you how to turn a regular recipe into a freezer recipe.

Ebook Bundle of the Week:

This week’s ebook bundle relates to food so I wanted to be sure and link it here for those that might be interested.

Bundle of the Week #50: Real Food for Every Day
Does the idea of serving your family “real food” overwhelm you? Are you convinced that it’s important but unsure where to start? Or are you looking for more real food recipes to add to your collection? If your answer to any, or all, of those questions is yes, this bundle is packed full of information just for you. With dozens of tips, hundreds of recipes and a complete 7-day meal plan, plus a shopping guide and activities for children, this collection is the perfect how-to for anyone on a real food journey.

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And now you can choose between the PDF, Kindle or ePUB versions of the ebooks in each bundle. Select your format at checkout!

Get yours today!

Menu Planning Board:

I saw this adorable menu planning board over at my friend Jen’s site Balancing Beauty and Bedlam.  It’s so creative and fun made out of a cookie sheet.  You can find the tutorial here.

Menu Planner Board

My Weekly Menu Plan:

Monday:  Creamy Baked Spaghetti

Tuesday:  Easy Crock Pot BBQ Ribs served with rice and broccoli

Wednesday:  Balsamic Glazed Chicken and Roasted Potatoes

ThursdayTropical Chicken Tacos (using leftover chicken)

Friday:  Leftover buffet

Saturday:  Creamy Crock Pot Potato Soup served with garlic bread

Sunday: YOYO (you’re on your own)


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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13 Responses to Menu Plan Monday ~ Jan 27/14

  1. 1
    Jon says

    Hey that’s an awesome idea for the cookie sheet menu board, thanks for sharing, and as always thanks for hosting the party 🙂

  2. 3
    Keri says

    I’m feeling super organized this week. For some reason I hopped out of bed at 6 this morning ready to tackle my lengthy to-do list. Thanks for always being such a motivation!

  3. 4
    Shelley @ Two Healthy Kitchens says

    As always, so much great information and inspiration! Thanks, especially, for the link to Money Saving Mom’s article on how to turn a regular recipe into a freezer recipe! Hope you have a fantastic week! 😀

  4. 5
    Janet says

    Wow! That creamy baked spaghetti looks delicious. Have a great week!

  5. 6
    Jessica @ Nutritioulicious says

    Love that cookie sheet! Menu is set and ready for the week – let’s just hope that the sick kids don’t impede my ability to make everything! Have a good week!

    • 6.1
      Laura says

      Hope everyone feels better soon!

  6. 7
    Jenn C says

    Just getting my blog going again and excited to join the Menu Plan Monday link up!

    • 7.1
      Laura says

      Awesome, glad you are here!

  7. 8
    Cinella says

    Hey Laura… thanks for the link every week… For as long as I’ve been blogging, I have stopped by to see all the wonderful menus (well, not all of them), and even if I don’t blog some weeks, I will still have our menu plan. Lost without it!
    Thanks, Cinella @ The Mami Blog

  8. 11
    Quiltin Jenny says

    I just want to thank you again for this feature. I was one of the Atlantans on the news last week stuck in the ice and snow for a 9 1/2 hour journey home (to go about 6 miles). For the next two days I wanted to go nowhere, do nothing, and definitely wasn’t driving anyplace. Thanks to you and MPM, I didn’t have to – we had a week’s worth of healthy meals planned and all the supplies we needed. It was the one thing I was NOT stressed about.

    Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!


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