Menu Plan Monday ~ July 28/14 Guest Host Today!

Menu Plan Monday for the week of July 28/14

Hi everyone, hope you are all doing well. This week while I’m busy enjoying a whole lot of family togetherness I asked my regular recipe contributor Melanie to come share with you what her family will be eating this week.  I’ll be back with you next week and I’ll let you in on what we’ve been up to 🙂

Menu Plan Monday for July 28th

Hello, Organizing Junkie readers!

I’m so excited to be guest posting for Laura while she’s enjoying some much deserved rest and relaxation!  I’m Melanie from Melanie Makes where I attempt to make everyday eats a bit more interesting.  I’ve been participating in Menu Plan Monday for five years now and it definitely makes our weeks much easier when I do!  It’s such a great source of inspiration and accountability for me as I help care for our family of five.  Having our evening meals planned in advance relieves so much guesswork and stress!

Melanie’s Menu Plan:

Here’s what we’ll be eating this week:

Meatless Monday: Slow Cooker Lentil and Brown Rice Tacos.  Our absolute favorite taco filling!  Simply pour the ingredients into your slow cooker and four hours later, dinner is ready!  Leftovers are just as delicious.

I’ve selected Monday as a night of the week for our family to eat a meatless meal as it tends to be more budget friendly as well as a friendlier option for the environment. My meat and potato eating husband tends to go along with this idea because I also make him a yummy dessert in addition to his meatless meal. What can I say? I’m nice like that!

Tuesday: Ravioli and Spinach Lasagna.  Lasagna on a weeknight is possible thanks to this recipe’s shortcut!  A great way to sneak in vegetables for those that might turn their nose up at spinach.

Wednesday: Seven Layer Taco Dip Burger.  I’ve been on a burger kick the past couple of weeks and this is one of my favorites.  My favorite party dip in burger form – how can you go wrong?

Thursday: Weeknight Chicken Paprikash.  I’m a sucker for any type of pasta in a tomato cream sauce and this one comes together quickly.  Perfect for a weeknight dinner!

Friday: Blueberry Balsamic Chicken Meatball Pizza.  My newest pizza creation and absolutely a new favorite!

Dessert Idea | Melanie Makes



Looking for more recipe ideas?  Check out my past menu plans and other recipes I’ve created.


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10 Responses to Menu Plan Monday ~ July 28/14 Guest Host Today!

  1. 1
    Jon says

    Melanie, I love the pizza idea (I’m headed to your blog now to check it out)! I’m all about new and creative pizza toppings that utilize what’s fresh and local.
    Thanks for the inspiration, and thank you Laura for hosting the meal planning party!

    • 1.1
      Melanie says

      Thanks so much, Jon – it’s definitely a new favorite and a great way to use fresh produce!

  2. 2
    Anna says

    That ravioli and spinach lasagna sounds awesome! Thanks for sharing!

    • 2.1
      Melanie says

      You’re most welcome, Anna – let me know if you give it a try!

  3. 3
    Janet says

    The Weeknight Chicken Paprikash looks delicious and I’m all about a meal that comes together quickly. Thanks for hosting today.

  4. 4
    Keri says

    Hi Melanie! I’m always looking for slow cooker meals, so I pinned your lentil and brown rice tacos for later.

  5. 6
    CraftyHope says

    It’s nice to meet you Melanie and your menu sounds so very delicious. I’m headed over to check out the recipes and your blog now!

  6. 7
    BeBetsy says

    Love your blog! Thanks for hosting a great party and keep up the great work.

    Best Wishes,
    Denise & Aubrie

  7. 8
    Jennifer says

    This is a really appealing menu. I am planning to make almost all of these. Just added the ingredients to my shopping list.


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