Menu Plan Monday ~ July 13/15

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Hey friends!!  Well last week I had to leave out some information on my Menu Plan Monday post.  I was actually away for a week on a road trip vacation with my family.  I couldn’t tell you though because I didn’t want to announce that we weren’t home and that our house was sitting empty.  It wasn’t a long trip and we have already gone and come home again.  None of you will be surprised I’m sure when I tell you that we took a little trip to visit my daughter already.  She’d only been gone 5 days!  :)  I wanted to make sure she had gotten settled and also see the city she is living in since we have never been there before.  We took our time getting there and made some stops along the way.  It was a fun week!  And while I won’t get to visit an ocean this year I did get to visit a beautiful lake and some stunning mountains (Banff) so that was nice.

beautiful lake

beautiful mountain

I managed to stick to eating Paleo the entire time away and I’m pretty proud of that.  I packed a lot of my own foods and ate carefully at restaurants.  It wasn’t as tough as I thought it was going to be (and I managed to keep my pain to a minimum) except of course when my husband ordered up the new ice cream Pie Scraper at Boston Pizza.  I really wanted to take a bite of this bad boy (but I didn’t!).

Doesn’t it look amazing!

Pie Scraper Boston Pizza

Costco Meal Plan – Summer Edition:

We are well into the lazy days of summer now.  With beautiful weather and fun to be had, dinner can be the last thing we want to think about.  If you would like to have someone else take care of your summer menu planning then here you go!  No need to worry about what you’ll be making or about spending too much money on takeout or fast food. Check out this awesome and simple solution from $5 Dinners.  This Costco designed meal plan will provide you with everything you need to make 20 meals with ingredients from Costco for $150!  Erin provides the printable recipes and shopping list in her basic package for $2.49 or you can pay $5 and also get printable assembly instructions, videos and printable labels too.


This meal plan contains a ‘hodgepodge’ of different kinds of recipes, some freezer friendly, some potluck or cookout friendly, some for the grill. You’ll find:

  • Pasta Salads
  • Pre-marinated Chicken & Pork Chops for the grill (or oven)
  • Burgers & Kebabs for the grill
  • Slow cooker freezer packs & other freezer friendly meals

Recipes have gluten and dairy-free modifications and there are even some modifications for Whole 30/Paleo.  More information on this Costco Meal Plan can be found HERE if you are interested in learning more of the details about what is included.

I hope you all had a fantastic week and that your week coming up is pretty terrific too!

My Weekly Menu Plan:

Monday:  Cheddar Apple Bacon Quesadillas and for me Paleo Salmon Cakes

Tuesday:  Roasted Lemon Garlic Chicken served with broccoli

Wednesday: Slow Cooker Easy Roasted Garlic Marinara on spaghetti squash

Thursday:  Leftover buffet

Friday:  Pizza Party Friday Night! and for me Paleo Shrimp Scampi

Saturday:  Loaded Paleo Nachos

Sunday:  YOYO (you’re on your own!)


Menu Plan Guidelines, banner selections and recipe helpers are here.

More family favorite recipes here.

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My favorite menu planning resource:

Simple Meal Planning - Plan to Eat

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6 Responses to Menu Plan Monday ~ July 13/15

  1. 1
    Diane Balch says

    Gorgeous pictures… glad you had a nice trip. Thanks for the party.

  2. 2
    Keri says

    I do the same thing! I want to share and be personal, but I’ve heard too many stories of oversharing when you travel.

  3. 3
    Angela says

    Your menu looks scrumptious – and how wonderful that you were able to visit your daughter! The scenery is absolutely beautiful. We live near beaches, so the mountains are a treat for us. :)

  4. 4
    Janet says

    Looks like a lovely trip. Glad you got to see your daughter. I’m sure I’ll be the same when we get to that point.

  5. 5
    Mridu Parikh says

    So glad you got to see your daughter and help her settle. :) And LOVE the Costco meal plan. Thanks for sharing!

  6. 6
    Marcia Francois says

    I’m so pleased you got to see her settle in – it probably set your mind at ease!


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