Menu Plan Monday ~ June 30/14

Menu Plan Monday for week of June 30/14

Hi friends, happy last Menu Plan Monday of June!  Summer vacation has finally started for us here in Canada, we end a month later than most of my US friends I know but the kids also don’t go back to school until September.  I love having my ducklings home with me.

I had such a great birthday last week.  Thank you to everyone who left messages here on the blog and over on Instagram.  You really all helped make my day so special. The night before my birthday one of my fabulous girlfriends surprised me with Gluten-Free Shepard’s Pie for dinner along with a spinach salad and it was absolutely delicious.  What a treat I tell you!

Dinner from a Friend

I was also so happy that my daughter made me a yummy gluten-free apple crisp on my birthday.  Apple crisp is my all time favorite dessert and gosh was it ever good.  I’m planning on posting the recipe soon.

Gluten-Free Apple Crisp

So tomorrow we celebrate Canada’s 147th birthday.  Happy Canada Day to my Canadian readers and for later this week I want to wish my US neighbors a Happy July 4th.

Two years ago for Canada Day I made this delicious Canada Flag Cake.  It was really yummy.


This year I’m going to go with cupcakes and I found a recipe online for Maple Bacon Cupcakes that sounds so good.  Check out the recipe on video below, yum!  I can’t wait to try it because I haven’t met a recipe with bacon I didn’t love 🙂

Hope your week is AWESOME!!

My Weekly Menu Plan:

Monday:  Garlic Roast Beef Sandwiches

Tuesday: Happy Canada Day ~ we’re going on a picnic and I’ll be making Maple Bacon Biscuits and Maple Bacon Cupcakes (both I’ll make gluten-free substitutions to).  I’ll also bring a fruit salad and some snack foods.

Wednesday:  Roasted Chicken with Rosemary

Thursday:  One Pot BBQ Chicken Pasta (using leftover chicken)

Friday:  Crockpot Cheesy Beef Tacos

Saturday:  Greek Turkey Burgers with Creamy Tzatziki Sauce

Sunday:  YOYO (you’re on your own)


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8 Responses to Menu Plan Monday ~ June 30/14

  1. 1
    Diane Balch says

    We just got out of school in NY my kids don’t go back until the second week of Sept which is great because Sept is usually nicer weather than now. Enjoy your summer. Thanks for the party.

  2. 2
    Erin @ My Mommy World says

    What an adorable Canada cake! You are so clever 🙂

    By the way, happy belated birthday…glad to hear that you had a good day!

  3. 3
    Cathy @ Chief Family Officer says

    I love that flag cake – how clever! The cupcakes look awesome too (love the bacon). Thanks as always for hosting!

  4. 4
    Janet says

    I’m glad you had a good birthday. Happy Canada Day!

  5. 5
    Keri says

    Ooh, that strawberry cake looks wonderful. I’m in the US, but I might need to make it anyway. 😉

  6. 6
    Kelly says

    I can’t wait to hear how the Maple Bacon Cupcakes turn out. I love bacon, but I’ve never tried it in a sweet recipe…other than the time I tried chocolate-covered bacon. I wasn’t a big fan, lol.

    Have a great week, and happy holiday!

  7. 7
    Marcia Francois says

    Your strawberry Canada Flag Cake is sooooo pretty! ALMOST too pretty to eat 🙂

    PS apple crisp (we call it apple crumble) is my favourite too!

  8. 8
    BeBetsy says

    We love your blog. Thanks for hosting a fun party! Hope you enjoy our Spring Time Friends!!

    Best Wishes,
    Denise & Aubrie


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