Menu Plan Monday – November 17, 2014



I am joining Menu Plan Monday hosted by Org Junkie and What’s for Dinner? Menu Planning Linkup hosted by Jill Conyers and Mommy Run Fast this week to share what we’re eating. The only topic I like to chat about as much as books is food!

Last week’s menu plan was a good one but I always seem to put too much on it and dishes get switched around when unexpected company shows up. The Cinnamon Roll Dippers have STILL eluded me.

This Week’s Menu Plan:


We went to the NC Comicon and were gone all day so we ate out.


Leftovers since it’s my mom’s night off.

I’d like to make more soups so asked my readers on my Facebook page about their favorite soup recipes. This week I’m going to make My Novel Opinion’s suggestion of Slow Cooker Tomato Basil Parmesan Soup and Grilled Cheese Croutons. If you have a favorite soup recipe, let me know on Facebook or in the comments, I’ll be trying a new one each week!

Slow Cooker Tomato Basil Parmesan Soup from La Creme de la Crumb


Tamale Pie Casserole from Time with Thea

Tamale Pie Casserole Photo and Recipe by Time with Thea






Cinnamon Roll Dippers from Le Creme de la Crumb


Photo credit: Cinnamon Roll Dippers from Le Creme de la Crumb

Bhel Puri – one of my favorite Indian dishes which is really just a snack in India. With puffed rice, crunchy sev, boiled potatoes, tomato, onion and sweet or mint chutney, it’s a delicious, light vegetarian meal. I have not made it before but all that’s needed is to boil potatoes and chop veggies and it’s easy to toss together and eat cold.

bhel puri

Bhel Puri photo from Sailu’s Kitchen


Easy Sausage Burritos from Raining Hot Coupons. I have yet to find a method for reheating frozen egg that my boys like. I am going to try Sarah’s method of wrapping in plastic wrap then aluminum foil and see if it heats up well. I’d love to make ahead burritos or egg muffins for quick breakfasts. If you’ve been around my blog or social media, you know I am NOT a morning person.

Sausage Burritos from Raining Hot Coupons

Sausage Burritos from Raining Hot Coupons

Copycat Macaroni Grill’s Penne Rustica from The Girl Who Ate Everything

moms small victories penne with chicken
Mom’s Small Victories picture when I made Penne Rustica recipe

Organizing Printables

I created a couple weekly planner printables to incorporate my menu plans into my week. Check them out and download for free if it will help you with your weekly goal and menu planning.

Free Weekly Planner printable with menu planner based on 7 Habits of Highly Effective People

Free Weekly Planner Printable with Menu Plan, Daily Goals and Small Victories & Gratitude Tracker


What’s on your menu plan for this week? What freeze ahead or crockpot meals does your family enjoy?


  1. That soup looks amazing! I hope you review it as I’m always looking for soup recipes. I made a basil tomato soup awhile ago but it had tortellini in it which my husband wasn’t sold on. Sounds like you’re going to have a tasty week. The cinnamon roll dippers look delish as well!

    1. It’s on the menu plan for tonight so I look forward to making it. It’s been a crazy day because littlest guy is running a fever and lots of appointments. Hope I can get to it! If not today, this week sometime since I already have the ingredients. I hope we have leftovers so kids and hubby can have a hot lunch tomorrow. Thanks for sharing and stopping by!

    1. Uh huh, I can’t wait to try that one out! My youngest came down with a fever so lets hope it breaks tomorrow so we can go to the grocery store! Stay dry and warm!

    1. Oh sorry to hear that but soups are perfect I suppose. What are your fave soup recipes? That chicken tater tot casserole recipe you posted looks really good!

  2. You’ll have to let me know what you think of the soup 🙂 We also recently tried a chicken parm soup but it ended up more like a stew than a soup…still really tasty. I’ll have to try and remember where I got the recipe from.

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