Menu Plan Monday ~ April 14/14 Easter Edition

Menu Plan Monday for April 14/14
Hi friends, how did last week go for you?  Did you stick to your plan or deviate at all?  We had to switch things around a bit but that happens some weeks, I don’t sweat it.  I love how flexible having a menu plan is.  So my daughter’s 17th birthday last week went really great.  I shared some pictures on Instagram but for those that don’t follow me there here is a peak at a few of them.

I sent with her to school a wrapped present to open every hour.  She thought this was so fun.  Free printables are from Thirty Handmade Days blog.

birthday presents
Dinner was so much work but absolutely delicious 🙂  Recipe links were posted on last week’s Menu Plan Monday post.

birthday supper
birthday fun
I love celebrating birthdays, even my own! 🙂

What was your favorite recipe that you made last week?  Feel free to share the link with us in the comments.

My Menu Plan for this Week:

Monday:  Baked Tacos (family favorite!)

Tuesday:  Chicken with 40 Cloves of Garlic served with red potatoes and corn

Wednesday:  Buffalo Style Mozzarella Pork Chops served with rice and broccoli

Thursday:  Leftover buffet

Friday:  Creamy Broccoli Cheese Soup

Saturday:  The Ultimate BLT Grilled Cheese

Sunday:  Easter Dinner ~  Slow Cooker Honey-Glazed Ham, Cheesy Potato Casserole, Spinach Strawberry Salad and Gluten-Free Blueberry Crisp for dessert

Have a great week and a Happy Easter 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

Filed under: Menu Plan Monday


14 Responses to Menu Plan Monday ~ April 14/14 Easter Edition

  1. 1
    SusieQTpies says

    Thanks for the party and have a super week! – susie

  2. 2
    Miz Helen says

    Hi Laura,
    Hope you and your family have a very special week and thanks for the party!
    Miz Helen

  3. 3
    Cathy @ Chief Family Officer says

    I *love* the hourly gifts for your daughter – what a fabulous idea! (The plate is awesome too.) And I am going to have to try those Baked Tacos. Thanks as always for hosting!

  4. 4
    Quiltin Jenny says

    What a great way to celebrate a birthday when they have to go to school! I will have to remember that this fall when my middle one turns 18.

    This week was a crazy hot mess, but thank goodness for menu planning. It’s the only thing that helps me get back to my routine.

    Thanks so much for these weekly posts! They keep me honest. 🙂

  5. 5
    Deanna says

    Where did you get the plate from? I’ve been looking for a birthday/celebration plate to use in our house but haven’t liked any I’ve found. We had a solid colored one growing up and it was a fun tradition to get to use the “special” plate.

    • 5.1
      Laura says

      Hi Deanna, I got the plate off Ebay years and years ago. It is a Pampered Chef plate. Hope you can find one!

  6. 6
    Keri says

    Your daughter’s birthday dinner looks delicious! I don’t think I’ve ever had pork schnitzel before, although we eat plenty of chicken friend steak. I’m pinning the recipe for later.

  7. 7
    Ashley | Spoonful of Flavor says

    Happy Birthday to your daughter! I love the sweet idea of sending her to school with gifts for every hour. Thanks so much for including my recipe in your meal plan this week! I’m definitely adding the baked tacos to my meal plan too!

  8. 8
    Janet says

    What a fun idea for your daughter’s birthday! I’m sure she’ll never forget that. I went off menu a little last week but I always allow for a little flexibility. It works well for us. Have a great week.

  9. 9
    Kelly says

    I love what you did for your daughter’s birthday! My oldest turns 16 this year…I may just take a page out of your book and try the same! I think she’d get a kick out of it.

    That blueberry crisp sounds so good. I wouldn’t have thought to try orange zest in something like that…please let us know how it turns out!

    Have a happy Easter!

  10. 10
    Mridu says

    What a fun idea for your daughters birthday. Thanks for sharing!

  11. 11
    Susan L. @ Full Happy Muffin and Mama says

    The favorite dish I cooked this last week was the Pioneer Woman’s BBQ (Comfort) Meatballs. I tried linking up, and have linked up for several weeks now. I put in the linkback to your post, but when I go to InLinkz, it says that I didn’t. I’m able to click on the linked banner in my post back to your post. Did I do something wrong?

  12. 12
    keri @ shaken together says

    So excited to see our creamy broccoli cheese soup added to your menu plan – you’ll have to let me know how you like it! And what a fun idea to open a gift every hour – that is a seriously special birthday 🙂

  13. 13
    Antoinette says

    Your Easter dinner sounds deliciously simple. Thanks for sharing!


Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.