Menu Plan Monday ~ Feb 2/15

Menu Plan Monday for the week of Feb 2/15 at I'm an Organizing Junkie blog

Hello!  How did your menu plans work out for you last week?  Mine, not so great.  Two of the recipes I picked for my menu plan last week were awful.  The coconut crusted chicken and the ribs with homemade BBQ sauce both turned out terribly.  I couldn’t even eat the ribs, the smell just made me gag.  My husband still ate them (he is a sport!) but I just couldn’t do it.  So that was disappointing but it happens.  It won’t stop me from trying new recipes though because for every awful one there is a winner so it all works out in the end.

I did make beef bone broth over the weekend and that turned out really well.  I used a slow cooker recipe from The Paleo Approach Cookbook.  It tastes amazing and the health benefits of bone broth are many.  My full mason jars make me so happy!!

Beef Bone Broth

Menu Planning Resources:

I’ve picked a few resources for you this week to help you find some quick and easy meals for your menu plan this week.  The best way to avoid takeout (and save $$ and pounds!) is to have a plan in place but the plan only works if the meals can be prepared in the time frame you have available.  These recipes might help.

30 Crockpot Recipes


50 Quick and Easy Dinner Ideas


Kitchen Organizing:

Finally if you are looking to get your spices organized this week, these free printable spice labels might help pull it all together.

Free Printable Spice Labels

Have a wonderfully organized week everyone!!

My Weekly Menu Plan:

Monday:  Baked Ravioli with Parmesan and leftovers for me

Tuesday:  Slow Cooker Whole Chicken served with mashed potatoes and broccoli

Wednesday:  Simple Slow Cooker Pork Chops and Brussels Sprouts

Thursday:  Leftover buffet

Friday:  Pizza Party Friday Night and Lemon Garlic Herb Salmon (with coconut oil) for me

Saturday:  Sausage and Sweet Potato Hash

Sunday:  Church potluck ~  Glazed Chocolate Chip Brownies


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!!

My favorite menu planning resource:

  Simple Meal Planning - Plan to Eat

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9 Responses to Menu Plan Monday ~ Feb 2/15

  1. 1
    kim kopp {the best is yet to come} says

    Thanks for hosting us! I’ve always wanted to make my own broth — having heard it’s SO much better than the boxed stuff. Will have to try it. And thank you for the links to the recipes…. In the winter I LOVE finding new recipes for my slow cooker! Have a great start to your week!!

  2. 2
    Cathy @ Chief Family Officer says

    Thanks for the slow cooker ideas – I’m always on the lookout for new recipes for mine 🙂 As always, thank you for hosting!

  3. 3
    Lana says

    If you see the honey soy chicken legs recipe around pinterest you should skip it. The smell of those was gross. They tasted better than they smelled but I would not make them again.

  4. 4
    Janet says

    It’s always disappointing when recipes don’t work out. My menu didn’t go as planned last week due to a water main break but it didn’t throw us off too much. Thanks for all the slow cooker ideas.

  5. 6
    Kathleen Magoon says

    I’m sorry to hear that the coconut chicken was not great. I bookmarked that recipe from last week. : (
    The last two posts about trying new veggie has been interesting. I love brussel sprouts, however, I’m not sure that I would like them in this weeks crock pot recipe. They look mushy, and overcooked. That is why people are put off by them, overcooked and mushy are not appealing!
    Then the beets post was good. I like the tops (greens), but not the bottoms. Thanks for some recipes for the bottoms for us to try!
    Thank you for hosting,

    • 6.1
      Laura says

      Kathleen I’m sure I did something wrong with the chicken recipe, I can’t have egg so couldn’t use that and I just couldn’t get the topping to stick while it cooked. The ribs recipe I followed exactly and it was just nasty lol. This week I’m trying saurkraut for the first time, yikes!

  6. 7
    Kate @ Teaching What Is Good says

    It’s kind of nice to know I’m not the only one who tries new recipes that end up being disasters. The difference is I tend to use them on company!! My husband always laughs at me. I figure, I can blame the recipe instead of my cooking!!!

    • 7.1
      Laura says

      Yes I do believe my cooking disasters amuse my hubby too, he’s definitely use to them lol.


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