Weekly Menu Plan, July 24 – July 30

Thankfully this week will be cooler than last! When I turned on the oven a few nights last week, I think our air conditioner ran for quite some time afterward!

We enjoyed the new burrito bowl recipe from last week. I don’t think we will be able to try new recipes this week. However, I will be making pickles and blackberry jam! If you’ve been to the Facebook page recently, I shared that we have been picking and picking (and picking!) blackberries this summer. The abundance has been delicious 🙂

Dinners
Orange Cashew Chicken
Seafood Alfredo, asparagus
Tacos, chips & salsa, corn
Something on the grill (will see what looks good at the store!)
Chef’s board
Takeout pizza
Leftovers

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Week 31 menu plan: one year ago (no plan), two years ago, three years ago, and four years ago.

Weekly Menu Plan, July 17 – July 23

I’m back. No, I did not forget about menu planning, but these past two weeks have just been a whirlwind. We were traveling some the week before, and then last week was Vacation Bible School for the kids in the evening. Many nights we had very simple meals, like sandwiches. It was pretty exhausting, and I am glad we’re finally back to a normal schedule!

Dinners
Grilled sausages and squash
Mexican Casserole with Roasted Corn & Peppers
Buffalo Chicken Tenders, cucumbers, blue cheese dressing
Honey Mustard Chicken with Bacon & Mushrooms
Burrito Bowls (new recipe to us)
Dinner with our neighbors
Dinner at a ballgame

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Week 30 menu plan: one year ago (no plan), two years ago, three years ago, and four years ago.

Weekly Menu Plan, June 26 – July 2

It’s summer, and I tend to not want to cook a lot when it is so hot out. I don’t know if it’s just the heat and not wanting to turn on the oven, or just that heavy food doesn’t really appeal when the thermometer reads triple digits.  Two weeks ago, I made the new sausage and kale pasta recipe with kale from our garden. It was pretty good! The whole family ate it pretty well. I did not get to the salad, however. Most of the blueberries were devoured before they could make it to a salad 😉

Dinners
Tacos, tortilla chips & salsa
Spaghetti, corn
BLATs (“A” for avocado), chips
Grilled chicken, salad
Bean & cheese burritos
Tailgating dinner at a ballpark
Leftovers

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Week 27 menu plan: one year ago, two years ago, three years ago, and four years ago.

Weekly Menu Plan, June 12 – June 18

This summer sure is heating up quickly here. The temperatures will be the in 90s this whole week! Time for some oven-free meals 🙂 We did not get to the firecracker shrimp or salad last week, so hopefully we will have time for it this week. I did make the new grilled chicken recipe… but not on the grill! I heated up our grill, put on the corn on the cob, and a few minutes later the grill was engulfed in flames! One of the corn husks had fallen off, caught on fire, and landed in some grease in the drip tray. My husband quickly got the fire put out, but cooked the chicken inside on a skillet instead. Lesson learned: be especially careful when grilling corn in the husks! Or, I could just stick to my slow cooker method in the future 😉

Dinners
Firecracker Shrimp, edamame
Crack Salad (maybe with chicken)
BLTs, chips, & fruit
Tacos, chips & salsa
Grilled Pizza
Blueberry Romaine Salad (new recipe to us)
Kale & Sausage Pasta with Sun-dried Tomatoes (new recipe to us)

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Week 25 menu plan: one year ago, two years ago, three years ago, and four years ago.

Weekly Menu Plan, June 5 – June 11

Summer is fully here. The kids are busy with summer activities and our vineyard is exploding with new growth! The last couple of weeks have brought us lots of rain, but the next few look to be sunny and warm (or hot!). I am happy to get back to grilling, using the slow cooker, and eating more salads to keep the kitchen temperature down! My husband volunteered to help make Firecracker Shrimp this week, as he’s been craving it and he knows how time-intensive it is to make. My children are getting big enough to help with a lot of things in the kitchen, too, and I’m so happy to have help in the kitchen when possible!

Dinners
Chicken Alfredo, peas
Avocado Eggs Benedict, asparagus
Grilled Rosemary & Balsamic Chicken (new recipe to us), corn on the cob
Crack Salad (maybe with chicken)
Firecracker Shrimp, edamame
Picnic at Cub Scout camp!
Leftovers or takeout

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Week 24 menu plan: one year ago, two years ago, three years ago, and four years ago.

Weekly Menu Plan, May 22 – May 28

It’s going to be a rainy week here… Grilled summer dinners will have to wait another week or so! Very soon, it is going to be so hot that the oven will not be in much use for a few months. Time to break out the slow cooker and the grill! 😉

Dinners
Egg sandwiches, fruit & yogurt
Tacos, chips & salsa
Italian Sausage Spaghetti, garlic bread
Fish (we’ll see what kind looks good), rice, broccoli
Simple French Dips, potato chips
German Pizza
Dinner out or freezer meal

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Week 22 menu plan: one year ago (no plan), two years ago, three years ago, and four years ago.

Weekly Menu Plan, May 15 – May 21

I am back after a menu planning hiatus. Let me tell you, it was pretty miserable! Not having a solid plan for what meals to make during the week was no fun. I spent the last few weeks in “survival mode” trying to get through a project for one of my graduate school classes– I spent just about every free minute on my computer running code and trying to work out the kinks. I made very simple meals and many nights we just ate what we had on hand rather than me fixing a new meal. I think we are full of sandwiches for awhile 🙂

Dinners
Chicken Tortilla Soup, Honey Cornbread (new recipe to us)
Easy Okonomiyaki
, edamame
Hot Dogs with Cub Scouts
Chicken Caesar salad, garlic bread
Chicago Seven Calzones (from the freezer)
Dinner on the road (x2)

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Week 21 menu plan: one year ago (no plan), two years ago, three years ago, and four years ago.

Weekly Menu Plan, Apr 17 – Apr 23

I did not make the honeymoon pizza last week, so I will hopefully get to it this week. We are also in the mood for some “lighter” fare, so I’ve tried to cut back on the heavy foods this week and replace with a few more-nutritious options!

Dinners
Oven Nachos
Chicken Caesar Salad
Mahi Mahi, asparagus, rice
Honeymoon Pizza
Chicken Quinoa Lettuce Wraps (new recipe to us)
Mexican Casserole with Roasted Corn & Peppers
Dinner out

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Week 17 menu plan: one year ago, two years ago, three years ago, and four years ago.

Weekly Menu Plan, Apr 10 – Apr 16

Believe it or not, we actually tried both of the new recipes last week! The minestrone soup was OK, and I probably won’t make it again. The pasta got really mushy, which may have been my fault, but I don’t seem to be having much luck with pasta in soups lately. However, we enjoyed the brat skewers. I used half of the amount of bourbon, and it added just the right amount of flavor in our opinion. We will have the pineapple fried rice this week, as we didn’t get to it last week. And my husband is craving Honeymoon Pizza– maybe because we attended a beautiful wedding last week! 😉

Dinners
Pineapple Fried Rice
BLATs (A is for avocado!)
Something on the grill
Chicken strips with buffalo wing sauce
Taco Soup, corn chips
Honeymoon Pizza
Dinner out

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Week 16 menu plan: one year ago, two years ago, three years ago, and four years ago.

Weekly Menu Plan, Apr 3 – Apr 9

So, we didn’t have pizza (at home) again last week, as dinner at church last week was pizza! We did do scallops, though I made a different recipe as we didn’t have the right kind of wine on hand and I didn’t feel like going to the store. I am feeling adventurous, so I have two new recipes on the plan this week… We will see how that goes 😉

Dinners
Tuna, Tomato, Red Onion, & Olive Pitas
Bourbon Brat Skewers (new recipe to us)
Slow Cooker Minestrone Soup (new recipe to us)
Pineapple Fried Rice
Quiche Lorraine
Chef’s board
Dinner at a wedding

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Week 15 menu plan: one year ago, two years ago, three years ago, and four years ago.