Menu Plan Monday ~ Sept 8/14

Menu Plan Monday for the week of Sept 8/14

Pumpkin, pumpkin everywhere I look on blogland.  Oh my goodness stop the recipe madness ha!  Just kidding, I know many of you love all things pumpkin in the fall season which is why it appears in my above fall Menu Plan Monday banner.  However I did get pretty excited when I shared on Facebook my dislike of pumpkin and many of you agreed with me.  Who knew? 🙂

So in other news we are getting SNOW here today.  Yes in September, if you need me I’ll be huddled in the corner sucking my thumb rocking back and forth.  I can’t even.

I’ve got more simple recipes on the menu this week.  I do spend a good deal of time searching for quick and simple recipes every Sunday night but the success of my weekly cooking depends on it.  I know myself well enough now that if it’s not a recipe that can be prepared fast I’m not going to end up making it.  I hope you find the recipe links helpful for your weekly menu planning.

Menu Planning Resource:

25 Gluten Free Kid Friendly Recipes

Have a child with a gluten allergy or Celiac disease?  Here are 25 kid-friendly gluten-free recipes you might find helpful.

Have a great week everyone!

My Weekly Menu Plan:

Monday:  Smokey Apple & Bacon Quesadillas

Tuesday:  Baked Chicken and Acorn Squash Bake (family favorite)

Wednesday:  Easy Crock Pot Pizza Sloppy Joes

Thursday:  Leftover buffet

Friday:  Slow Cooker Mexican Corn & Potato Chowder

Saturday:  Slow Cooker Zesty Potatoes and Sausage

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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23 Responses to Menu Plan Monday ~ Sept 8/14

  1. 1
    Cathy @ Chief Family Officer says

    I have to say, I dislike canned pumpkin but I love baking with fresh puree. Unfortunately, it’s a lot of effort but the taste is a world of difference!

    Thank you for hosting!

  2. 2
    Heather says

    Snow, already? *sigh* I hope we’ve got a couple more months. I’m not ready for that! Hope you’ve got some hot chocolate to warm you up. 🙂

    • 2.1
      Laura says

      It’s still snowing today but it’s not sticking too much thank goodness.


  3. 3
    Micha @ Cookin' Mimi says

    Snow. I can’t imagine snow this early. We’re still running the air conditioning this time of year here.

    • 3.1
      Laura says

      I can’t even imagine. I just pulled out my big fuzzy slippers 🙂

  4. 4
    Jean says

    My husband is not a huge fan of pumpkin although my boys and I both like it. Did you say snow? In September? Yikes! I haven’t even finished whining about how short summer was this year. I hope the snow melts soon and you get some sort of a fall.

    • 4.1
      Laura says

      Yes I’m hoping so too! 🙂

  5. 5
    Lori says

    I like pumpkin in limited doses. Sorry to hear about the early snow! I, too, live in the mountains, and know how that rolls. I remember having snow during 4th of July fireworks one year – really wild & crazy. Thanks for hosting an awesome party – it’s my favorite one!

    • 5.1
      Laura says

      Awe thanks Lori!

  6. 6
    Janet says

    Snow already? I’m so sorry. Sending warm thoughts your way. I actually like pumpkin but don’t eat a lot of it.

  7. 7
    Rita says

    I can’t even think of snow right now, but I know it’s coming soon. Thanks for the gluten-free recipes link. I have two children gluten-free as well as myself. It becomes challenging at times.

    • 7.1
      Laura says

      Oh so glad you found that helpful.

  8. 8
    Keri says

    I’ll send you warm thoughts! It’s already 85 here and it isn’t even noon… Sounds like you need a nice mug of hot cocoa! 🙂

    • 8.1
      Laura says

      Thanks Keri!

  9. 9
    BeBetsy says

    Awesome party, thanks for hosting! Love all of the yummy recipes.

    Denise & Aubrie

  10. 10
    Sharon at Momof6 says

    Say it isn’t so…..snow? Ugh! My heart goes out to you! Thanks for the link up! I shared a favorite family recipe and my menu plan! Stay warm!

  11. 11
    Alysia @ Slim Sanity says

    I had sloppy joes at my Grandma’s house this weekend, hadn’t had them in forever! Now they sound delicious – I need to make them at home sometime.

  12. 12
    Kelly @ The Nourishing Home says

    Thanks so much for including a recipe from my site in your Meal Plan. What an honor! 🙂 And how crazy about snow! We’re having 90 degree weather here in Southern CA, you should come out for a visit! 🙂

    • 12.1
      Laura says

      Oh I would love to live in a tropical area!!

  13. 13
    Angela says

    It cracks me up that you’re having snow and we are RIDICULOUSLY hottttt here. It’s great beach weather… unless you have to work!

    • 13.1
      Laura says

      I could work on the beach 🙂

  14. 14
    Katherine says

    I’d have to disagree with you on the pumpkin – love it!
    That Baked Chicken and Squash recipe sounds so yummy. I pinned that right away!

  15. 15
    Once A Month Meals says

    Thanks so much for sharing our 25 Top Gluten Free Kid Friendly Recipes!


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