Menu Plan Monday ~ Feb 3/14

Hello menu planning friends!  Happy February to you!  If you are new to menu planning this year how are you sticking with it?  What is your biggest hurdle this far?

Chip Update:

I made it!  I went without chips for the entire month of January to try and break myself of the habit of eating them on a regular basis.  I think it worked because I had this small bag of Fries’n Gravy chips sitting in the cupboard waiting for me as a reward and on Feb 1st I opened the bag and only ate half.  HALF!!!!!  That never happens! 🙂  Whoot!

Fries'n Gravy Chips

Recipe Highlight:

Seriously if you want an easy recipe then this is the one for Balsamic Glazed Chicken and Roasted Potatoes is for you.  All you have to do is throw the ingredients into a Ziploc bag sometime in the day and when you are ready to cook it just throw the chicken and potatoes into a pan and then into the oven.  Done like dinner.  Quick, easy and delicious.  And wouldn’t you know it I forgot to take a picture for you.  Drat.

Menu Planning Resources:

Some more great resources for you this week:

Freezer Cooking When You Don’t Have All Day ~ @ A Time to Freeze

All-in-one Weekly Meal Planning System with Free Printables ~ @ One Mama’s Daily Drama

All-in-one Weekly Meal Plan System

My Weekly Menu Plan:

Monday:  Silly Spaghetti and Zucchini Pie

Tuesday:  Zesty Mustard Chicken Thighs served with fries and corn

Wednesday:  Slow Cooker Balsamic Pork Tenderloin served with rice and broccoli

Thursday:  Leftover buffet

Friday:  Homemade Pizza

Saturday:  Egg Salad and Bacon Sandwiches

Sunday:  YOYO (you’re on your own)

Note: Wherever you see gluten ingredients listed, I am simply replacing with gluten-free substitutes


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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21 Responses to Menu Plan Monday ~ Feb 3/14

  1. 1
    SusieQTpies says

    Thanks for the weekly linky! i’ll have to check out that Egg Salad with Bacon Sandwiches for my daughter. Have a super week! – susie

    • 1.1
      Laura says

      You too!

  2. 2
    Margery says

    So how did those chips taste, looks like a interesting flavor. I don’t think we could ever give up chips here, but I haven’t bought any in a year. Son works for a chip delivery company.

    • 2.1
      Laura says

      They were pretty good, not my favorite but I didn’t hate them 🙂

  3. 3
    Keri says

    Thanks for featuring my meal planner! I almost put that balsamic chicken on my plan this week. Definitely trying it soon because we love balsamic vinegar.

    • 3.1
      Laura says

      You’re welcome Keri!

  4. 4
    Shelly says

    We eat so many chips at our house, I’m not sure if giving them up for a month would go over very well. Although this past month we gave up eating out and I was surprised at really how easy it was. So maybe giving up chip wouldn’t be too bad either. Thanks for hosting the link up.

    • 4.1
      Laura says

      It was definitely hard but I’m glad I did it. I’m not nearly as addicted as I once was.

  5. 5
    Angela says

    Thanks for the linky.
    We love chips so much too, but never have them in the house unless there is a party or guests!

    Angela from

    • 6.1
      Laura says

      Thank you, can’t believe I made it through the whole month!

  6. 7
    Janet says

    Well done with the chips! And the Balsamic Chicken and potatoes recipe looks really good. Thanks for sharing that with us.

    • 8.1
      Laura says

      You are so welcome, thanks for a great resource!

  7. 9
    Jean says

    Wow, chips are such an essential around here that I’m super impressed you gave them up for a month.

    • 9.1
      Laura says

      Me too lol. It wasn’t easy but I’m so glad I did it 🙂

  8. 10
    Rona B says

    I really love the MPM is still around. I great appreciate you continuing to host. And of course, I love the inspiration from the participants.

    • 10.1
      Laura says

      Me too Rona! 🙂

  9. 11
    karen says

    just started meal planning a few weeks ago and I LOVE it…so glad I found your site. I love to organize so I’ll be checking out more of your blog when I get a chance. Thanks for hosting.

    • 11.1
      Laura says

      Hi Karen, welcome to my site!


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