Monday, July 18, 2011

Menu Plan Monday - July 18

Today is a very special day... for two reasons:

1) It's my Dad's birthday today {Happy Birthday, Daddy!}


2) I am hosting Menu Plan Monday for Laura, I'm An Organizing Junkie, while she vacations.

I am so honored to host Menu Plan Monday today and must say a big "welcome" to those of you visiting here for the first time.

My husband, affectionately called "Frog Prince", and I have been menu planning since we got married, almost 4 years ago.  Laura's Menu Plan Monday has been a must for me ever since we got married - a great way to keep me accountable to planning {and eating} healthy, from-scratch recipes.  Thanks, Laura, for all that you do!

Each week, I share what we actually ate last week and then share our menu for the coming week.  Last week, we just returned from our summer vacation so our menu was rather simple.  We enjoyed:

with steamed broccoli

Veggie Stir Fry with Brown Rice

Grilled Pizza
{a family favorite!}

with sweet potatoes and corn on the cob

and potato salad

Cookies and Cream Ice Cream

For the coming week, we're planning on grilled and crockpot recipes to beat the heat!

D - Grilled Pork Tenderloin {new}, grilled potato fries and green beans {or this salad}
Dessert - Ice Cream Sandwiches {new}

D - Open-Face BBQ Pork Sandwiches, sauteed snap peas {from our garden!}

B - Granola with dried cherries
D - Crockpot Ziti, No-Kead Fococci Bread {bake in toaster oven} 

D - BBQ with our Bible Study {beer brats, hot dogs, buns, crockpot baked beans, fruit, berry lemonade}

D - BLTs or Pesto and Grilled Veggie Sandwiches {new}, carrots

B - Granola and Yogurt
D - Leftover brats/hot dogs served with macaroni and cauliflower bake {new; bake in toaster oven}

B - TBD {Saturday mornings are unplanned!}
D - Balsamic chicken with roasted tomatoes, zucchini and mushroom orzo {new}
Dessert - Lemon Buttermilk Sherbet {new}

What's on your menu this week?  
Menu Plan Monday guidelines and banner selections are here.  


  1. We're having grilled pizza too this week! Thanks for hosting MPM! It seems like we've "known" each other forever online... Great to see MPM at your place this week!


  2. I love all of the pictures. It's like looking through a good cooking magazine. Thank you for hosting!

  3. Hi Sno White,
    What a great surprise to come to your place for MPM, fun! Your menu looks great for the week. Thank you for hosting us today and have a wonderful week!
    Miz Helen

  4. Your menu looks great. I need to try your no nut pesto. I have had mixed results making it without nuts, so I need to try your version. I hope you have a great week!

  5. Yay!!! You're hosting MPM! :) Those brats have my mouth watering already and it's only 9 AM! Great looking menu!

  6. I always enjoy your recipes! Thanks for hosting this week!

  7. Great pics! Thanks for hosting this week.

  8. Thanks for hosting, this is my first time here! I love your menu. We had stir fry last night with our own homemade teriyaki sauce... I love how easy it is :)

  9. I plan on making homemade pesto sauce this week and I'm not sure I have nuts! I'll have to give your no-nut pesto a try. Thanks for hosting!

  10. Thanks for hosting! As usual, your menu is making me hungry. :)

  11. How fun that you are hosting this week! I have always loved your website. I wish you could cook for my family, as your meals always look and sound SO good! :)

  12. Thanks for hosting MPM this week! Your menu looks yummy--especially the cookies & cream ice cream. That's going on my "to-try" list for sure!

  13. the rice cooker mac and cheese looks so yummy and creamy!
    thanks for hosting this week:)
    I would love if you stopped by my blog and checked out my Menu Plan
    Have a great week
    From Cristin To Mommy

  14. I make pesto with sunflower seeds- does that count as a nut? :-) I enjoyed seeing your "beat the heat" menu, unfortunately we don't have any heat to beat here in Oregon. On the bright side, I can turn my oven on with no worries!

  15. Thanks for having us over! I love the way you do your menu plan post. I'm trying to keep cool over at Celiacs in the House with lots of salads and grilling extras during the cool hours of the day to use for leftovers. I also did a review of Stephanie O'Dea's new Totally Together journal/planner that helps families get organized and includes meal planning tips and templates. Have a great week.

  16. How cool that your hosting MPM while Laura is on vacation! Your menu looks great as usual. Have a great week, and Happy Birthday to your Dad!

  17. Thank you for hosting! Your menu plan sounds delicious!

  18. Thanks for hosting! I love that you post what you actually ended up eating the week before; I think that's a great idea. I might start incorporating that into my weekly posts as well. And happy birthday to your dad :D

  19. Thanks for hosting this week! We both had the same plan this week to avoid the oven as much as possible! Hope it works on keeping up cooler!

  20. Oh how I love your blog. Thanks for hosting!

  21. Thanks for hosting! Your food always looks so good. Happy Birthday to your dad!

  22. Glad you are hosting this week, this is my first time visiting your blog. Your menu looks great. Hope you keep cool

  23. Thanks for stopping by Healthy Home Blog! Your different flavors of ice cream all look so delicious. They're making my mouth water. You could open up your own gourmet ice cream shoppe! :)

  24. look at you rockstar!
    hosting MPM!!!

    i can't believe i know someone so famous :)

    lova ya friend!

  25. YUMM! Looks & sounds delish! Thanks for the ideas!


  26. Thanks for hosting and thank you for stopping by.

    Hope you have a terrific week!

  27. Thanks for hosting and thank you for stopping by.

    Hope you have a terrific week!

  28. We are growing basil in our garden this year, and it is doing really well. Your No-nut Pesto sounds like a great way to use up some of our home-grown basil. Thank you for sharing.

    Thanks also for hosting MPM this week, visiting and commenting on my blog.

    Have a great week.

  29. Thank you for visiting my MPM, the sun-dried tomato pesto chicken is a favourite of ours.


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